Definitive Rankings Of The Most Powerful Coupes Money Can Buy

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Size doesn't always matter. At least, not when it comes to speed and agility. While coupes may be small in size, many make up for it with their impressive horsepower. Plus, their compact, sleek designs make them ideal for some day-to-day "Fast and The Furious" action. Don't believe us? Well take a gander at these beautiful two-door machines.

15. 2015 Aston Martin Vantage

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Unveiled in 2013, the 2015 Aston Martin Vantage is said to be the highest performing model they have ever created. The Vantage S Roadster comes with a 6.0 Liter V12 engine, delivering 565 horsepower, and goes from 0 to 60 mph in a flat 3 seconds. Powerful athleticism, perfect balance and a contemporary design. This car is the whole package. The model comes in two types of transmission: automatic or a seven-speed manual transmission with Sportshift III. The choice between the two should be a no-brainer.

14. 2015 Aston Martin Vanquish

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2013 turned out to be a great year for Aston Martin unveilings. Alongside the 2015 Aston Martin Vantage came the 2015 Aston Martin Vanquish, which is equally as powerful and equally as sexy. The Vanquish boasts an Am29 V12 engine (the most powerful GT production engine in Aston Martin history), 568 horsepower and a 201 mph top speed. With a luxury interior, advanced carbon-fiber body to provide razor-sharp agility and a eight-speed transmission, the Vanquish easily tops our list of dream cars.

13. 2014 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe

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Cadillac proves that it can pack the power of an Escalade into a small, pretty package with their CTS-V Luxury Sport Coupe. This car is amazing inside and out. Beneath the hood of every V-Coupe lies a 6.2 Liter supercharged V8 engine that is capable of delivering nearly 550 horsepower and propelling you from 0 to 60 mph in four seconds. Its high performance Brembo brakes and Recaro leather and microsuede seats add safety and comfort while you navigate the roads.

12. BMW M5/M6/M6 Gran Coupe With Competition Package

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This BMW coupe series has so much to offer, we couldn't pick just one model. Hiding beneath this baby is a 4.4 Liter twin turbocharged V8 engine that allows the car to develop up to 575 horsepower, making it more powerful than most other V8 engines. This series is easy to handle on the road and its seven-speed manual transmission package helps to route more power behind the wheels.

11. 2015 Mercedes Benz CLS-Class

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The new 2015 Mercedes CLS-class is redesigned for AMG-worthy athleticism. Between the 577 horsepower AMG bitburbo V8, nine-speed transmission and all-wheel drive, the CLS driver assistance system is considered to be among the best in the world. With built-in LED headlamps and a AMG sport exhaust, this car was designed for those with a need for speed.

10. 2014 Chevrolet Camaro

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It's a fact that Camaros know power. And the 2015 model is no exception. This updated Camaro is available with a six-speed manual transmission and the option of a V8 engine that boasts 426 horsepower or a V6 boasting 323 horsepower. If you're looking for something more exciting, the Camaro Convertible offers an open-air thrill ride you can't get anywhere else. Warning: wind comes standard.

9. 2015 Mercedes Benz SLS-Class

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A beautifully designed sports car, the 2015 SLS-Class offers a powerful driving experience with its 6.3 Liter V8 engine that delivers 583 horsepower. Mercedes announced that this 5-second ride will be the last of its kind so if you didn't snag yours, it's probably too late since only 350 cars were made.

8. Ferrari 458 Speciale

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Come on, who didn't know a Ferrari was going to make this list? The company is known for making beautiful and powerful vehicles and the 458 Speciale is no exception. While most Ferraris boast V12 engines, this particular model coems with a 4.5 Liter V8 that delivers up to 59 horsepower. This thing was made for aerodynamic efficiency and goes from 0 to 60 mph in 3 seconds flat. Basically, it's fast.

7. 2015 Nissan GT-R

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Despite only having a 3.8 Liter twin turbo engine, the Nissan GT-R is fast and delivers up to 545 horsepower. With this incredible speed, Nissan has re-calibrated the suspension to make for a smoother, more sophisticated ride. As Nissan says, it's not a supercar, it's the supercar.

6. 2015 Lamborghini Huracan

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The 2015 Lamborghini Huracan is as cool as the name sounds. It comes with a seven-speed transmission and a 5.2 Liter V10 engine capable of delivering 602 horsepower at 8250 rpm. The sharp, aerodynamic design is designed to fend air and help tame the road to make for a smoother ride. Fuel economy is not that great with 20 mpg on the freeway and 14 mpg in the city, but really, who cares?

5. 2015 Mercedes Benz SL-Class


Although it's not really a sports car (more like a luxury vehicle with sports features), the SL-Class is quite powerful. With a V6 3.0 Liter twin turbo engine that delivers 329 horsepower, the SL model is a good combination of power and elegance. Since it's technically a luxury car, it's also got some cool features like ABS, electronic stability control and collision prevention assistance.

4. 2015 McLaren 650S

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If you've ever want to see a car go beast mode, just hop into this baby. With an intercooled DOHC V8 that delivers 641 horsepower, the 650S goes from 0 to 60 mph in under three seconds, and more impressively, from 0 to 200 mph in just 10 seconds! It comes with a seven-speed dual clutch auto transmission, and even in bad weather conditions it performs with great stability. You'll never experience speed like this with the same amount of reassurance that you're safe and in control.

3. 2015 Chevrolet Corvette

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Chevy's making a comeback with their new 2015 Corvette. The Corvette Z06 is supercharged with a 6.2 Liter V8 capable of up to 650 horsepower. It comes in a seven-speed manual transmission or an eight-speed automatic and is one of the most beautiful coupes ever made. The interior is designed with high quality materials like aluminum, suede, leather and carbon fiber so that you can race off in style.

2. 2014 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

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The Mustang Shelby GT500 has got the classic Mustang look with an updated 5.8 Liter DOHC 32-valve V8 engine capable of up to 662 horsepower. The classic cue ball shifter knob and six-speed manual transmission will have you feeling like you're taking off on the racetracks every time you go for a spin. The Shelby GT500 also has four performance-based settings from track to street driving to optimize your ride.

1. 2015 Dodge Challenger

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Edging out the Mustang in power is the 2015 Dodge Challenger with its 6.4 Liter V8 that develops up to 485 horsepower at 6000 rpm. This classic muscle car is available in both a six-speed manual and an eight-speed automatic transmission version. The newly redesigned interior makes the car comfier for long rides. Despite being a coupe, the Challenge is also spacious in the back seats.

Source: Carophile

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