Dodge has launched the 2020 Charger SRT Hellcat, calling it the “most powerful and fastest mass-produced sedan in the world.” The company says the vehicle can reach 60 miles per hour in only 3.6 seconds and top out at 196 miles per hour.
Ford’s 2020 Shelby GT500 Mustang is promising more than 700 horsepower and earns the title of the “most powerful street-legal Ford ever built.” The new Shelby can supposedly travel up to 180 miles per hour and cover the quarter mile in less than 11 seconds.
Not to be outdone, Audi is replacing the six-cylinder engine in its S8 model with an eight-cylinder monster that delivers 571 horsepower. The sedan’s top speed will now be an incredible 155 miles per hour—great for getting the kids to soccer matches and birthday parties on time. If you’d prefer to haul your little ones in a sport utility vehicle, BMW is allegedly planning a new version of its X8 with more than 600 horsepower.
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