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Sure, times are changing, and environmental concerns are a top priority for many buyers. More so than silly adolescent concerns like power output. Well, that’s not the case for everyone. Some drivers want a sideways-oriented Mustang GT with nearly 500 horsepower or a tire-eviscerating BMW M car. Don’t fret; these are a few of the best options among sports cars with power outputs well above 350 HP and survivable starting prices. 

These sports cars produce over 350 HP without beating your budget

Make and modelHorsepowerStarting price
2024 Ford Mustang GT486 HP$43,305
2024 Toyota GR Supra 3.0382 HP$56,495
2024 Nissan Z400 HP$43,450
2024 BMW M240i382 HP$64,195
2024 Chevrolet Camaro LT1455 HP$40,395

Unsurprisingly, the Ford Mustang GT’s renewed lease on life brought with it a few additions to the model’s stable. 36 ponies, to be exact. That’s right; owners opting for the S650 Mustang GT with its performance exhaust will get a combined power output of 486.

A bit closer to the 350 HP benchmark, the 2024 Toyota GR Supra 3.0 produces 382 horsepower. Still, the twin-turbo B58 3.0L inline six is enough to send the taut, light RWD sports coupe to 60 mph in just 3.7 seconds. 

A natural rival for the Supra, the 2024 Nissan Z produces a nice, round 400 horsepower. Further, the Z does so with another turbocharged 3.0L six-cylinder mill, albeit a V6. Better yet, the Nissan Z Sport starts at around $43,450 without up-charging for a manual gearbox. 

A blue Nissan Z, one of the best new sports cars with over 350 HP, shows off its fascia.
Nissan Z | Nissan

And if the G87 M2 lives a bit too far outside your budget, you can always opt for a BMW M240i xDrive. The same B58 inline six from the Toyota GR Supra 3.0? Check. Impossibly grippy AWD system and a sub-4.0-second sprint to 60? Check. What’s more, the M240i xDrive starts at $50,695, nearly $14,000 less than the M car, per TrueCar.

Then we arrive at the swan-song entry of the list. Yes, it’s the 2024 Chevrolet Camaro LT1– the only one of these power producers without a clear future. However, before Chevrolet and GM discontinue the ICE pony car we love so much, the outgoing Camaro LT1 is quite simply one of the best horsepower bargains on the market. That’s right, starting prices for the most affordable V8-powered Camaro at just above $40,000 in 2024.