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Sports car shootout – Most kW for your rand

The Ford Mustang GT gives you more power for your money than many competing cars on offer in South Africa, providing 1kW for every R3,158 spent.

This was a finding by TopAuto when calculating which sports car gives you the cheapest “rand-per-kW” deal – by dividing the price of the vehicle by the amount of power it provides.

The cars

For this article, a price ceiling of R2 million was set.

This bracket includes “attainable” cars like the BMW M3 Competition, but not supercars like Ferraris and Lamborghinis.

From here, we selected an array of popular high-performance vehicles and compared them to see which one gives you the most power for your rand.

We found that several cars generate upwards of 300kW – but the higher the output, the more expensive they tended to be.

This is a factor that had a severe impact on the power-to-rand ratio that the sports car delivers.

The Ford Mustang stood out on the list, with second place taken by the Subaru WRX STi.

The STi had the lowest power figures on the list, but also the cheapest asking price.

At the other end of the spectrum, the Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 features the lowest power-to-rand ratio.

Detailed below is a non-exhaustive list of high-performance sports cars and the power-to-rand ratios they provide.

Click on the underlined prices to visit TopAuto Car Prices for more information.


Ford Mustang 5.0 GT Fastback

  • PriceR1,045,200
  • Power – 331kW
  • Rand-per-kW – R3,158

Subaru WRX STi Premium

  • PriceR853,000
  • Power – 221kW
  • Rand-per-kW – R3,860

Lexus RC F

  • PriceR1,492,200
  • Power – 351kW
  • Rand-per-kW – R4,251

Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio

  • PriceR1,599,900
  • Power – 375kW
  • Rand-per-kW – R4,266

Toyota GR Supra 3.0T Track

  • PriceR1,067,900
  • Power – 250kW
  • Rand-per-kW – R4,272

Audi RS5 Coupe Quattro

  • PriceR1,422,500
  • Power – 331kW
  • Rand-per-kW – R4,298

BMW M3 Competition

  • PriceR1,877,388
  • Power – 375kW
  • Rand-per-kW – R5,006

Jaguar F-Type P450 R-Dynamic Coupe

  • PriceR1,661,176
  • Power – 331kW
  • Rand-per-kW – R5,018

Mercedes-AMG E53 Coupe 4Matic+

  • PriceR1,630,600
  • Power – 320kW
  • Rand-per-kW – R5,096

Porsche 718 Cayman GT4

  • Price R1,804,000
  • Power – 309kW
  • Rand-per-kW – R5,838


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