If you live under a bridge, you probably didn’t know that the 707-horsepower Dodge Charger Hellcat is the world’s newest super sedan. And the most powerful one at that. But if you look at the current selection of super sedans to choose from, there are quite a few. Options from Mercedes, BMW and even Jaguar top the list. Bad news is they’re all still slower and more expensive than the Charger Hellcat. Hell yeah, America! (click on the links to learn more) Aston Martin Rapide S
If we’re basing our favorite sedans on looks alone— this might actually be the top dog. It is still an Aston Martin after all. But the aging Aston only puts out a mere 550 horsepower from a 6.0-liter V12. As for starting price? There’s no way to sugar coat this: $198K.
Audi RS 7
A close second in the looks department, the Audi RS 7 has long been a worthy competitor in the super sedan segment. Its 0-60 mph is managed in only 3.7 seconds, and 552 horsepower comes from the 4.0-liter V8. But you’ll be paying $104,900 for this German saloon.
BMW M6 Gran Coupe
Thank heavens BMW decided upon an M6 Gran Coupe. And I mean that in the most sarcastic way possible. Tossing two extra doors on top of the already potent M6 coupe doesn’t make it more desirable, even with 560 horses. Nor does the $167,000 price tag.
Just barely coming in as the cheapest of the six, the Jaguar XFR-S can be had for $99,000. Still more than the affordable Charger Hellcat, but not enough incentive to justify the 542-horsepower V8.
Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG
577 horsepower is a nice start. One of Mercedes’ most potent vehicles on the marketplace, the S63 AMG has been a longtime favorite in the super saloon segment. But you’ll be paying well over $100,000 for one of these babies.
Porsche Panamera Turbo S
This super sedan hatchback thing certainly isn’t winning any beauty pageants. The Panamera Turbo S puts out 570 horsepower and gets to 60 mph in 3.6 seconds. Oh, and did I mention it costs $180,000? Because it costs $180,000.
Vauxhall VXR8 GTS
You can’t buy this sedan in the U.S., but if you’re in the UK, the Vauxhall VXR8 GTS is probably the closest thing you’re going to get to a Charger Hellcat. It has a 6.2-liter supercharged V8 good for 576 horsepower, and converted to U.S. dollars, it’s only about $85,000. Not cheap, but cheaper than the rest of the list.
So what did we learn, boys and girls? Power doesn’t always equal price. Let us know which one you would choose in the comments below, or vote here.