It used to be the reserve of dragsters and a few, very fast, track cars. Then, along came the Bugatti Veyron with a 1 000 hp hypercar to rewrite the record books. The company would sell a 1 000 hp car to any (very rich) member of the public. But that was almost 20 years ago and the game has moved on. These everyday heroes, disguised as family cars and SUVs, are packing enough punch to leave supercars whimpering at the traffic lights. Welcome to the unlikely 1 000 hp club, where practicality meets adrenaline in an explosive cocktail of speed.

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  1. Mullen Five RS (>1 000 hp):This is America’s answer to the electric muscle car dream. Imagine a Dodge Challenger reborn with dual electric motors and all-wheel drive. Buckle up an instant torque hit that’ll send you from 0-100 km/h in a fraction over 2 seconds, enough to make your groceries beg for mercy. With a muscular design and a range of about 480 km, the Five RS isn’t just about raw power, it’s about everyday practicality with a speedy twist.
  2. Zeekr 001 FR (1 247 hp):Don’t underestimate the Chinese tech giant Geely. Their Zeekr 001 FR is a wolf in sheep’s clothing. Beneath its luxurious sedan exterior lurks a twin-motor beast with a truck-load of power. Prepare for a 2,0-second 0-100 km/h launch that will leave your morning commute feeling like a Formula One race start. But this isn’t a straight-line specialist. The car will have a ‘Raikkonen’ mode, developed by the F1 champ for Zeekr and meant for track use. We wonder, do you have to leave it alone because it knows what it’s doing…?
  3. Lucid Air Sapphire (1 234 hp):This American beauty aims to be the undisputed king of the electric sedans. Its tri-motor configuration unleashes a monstrous  output of 1 938 N.m. This allows it to devour the quarter-mile in a jaw-dropping 8,95 seconds. Imagine leaving highly-tuned Lamborghinis in your dust while comfortably cruising in a spacious, tech-laden interior.
  4. Tesla Model S Plaid (1 020 hp):The OG electric king refuses to yield its throne. The Plaid’s tri-motor setup still packs a monstrous 1 020 hp, catapulting it from 0-100 km/h in under 2,5 seconds, as long as the Veyron took for that same sprint. The instant torque launch provides an adrenaline rush like no other, and its Autopilot suite and spacious interior make it a go-to choice for the most tech-savvy families. The Model S Plaid remains a force to be reckoned with, proving that Tesla’s reign of speed isn’t over yet.
  5. Revanzi SUV (1 000 hp):Forget Hummers and G-Wagons, the Rezvani Tank X is the new king of the (urban) jungle. This 1 000-hp beast blends military-grade armour with luxury penthouse fittings, rocketing from 0-100 km/h in 3,5 seconds thanks to its twin-turbocharged V8. Conquer any terrain with 37-inch tires, self-sealing fuel tanks, and optional hydraulic axles. Inside, bulletproof glass, heated seats, and a panoramic sunroof pamper you while thermal vision and smoke screens keep you safe. This isn’t just an SUV, it’s a statement piece on wheels, ready to redefine your off-road adventures.
  6. The Hennessey H1000 Jeep:This is a 1 000-hp fire-breather disguised as an everyday SUV. Forget groceries, this monster devours stoplights in 2,7 seconds thanks to its supercharged V8. Conquer mountains with upgraded suspension, giant tires, and enough power to make boulders flinch. Inside, luxury reigns with plush leather, top-notch sound, and performance-tuned for both pavement and dusty trails. This isn’t just a Jeep, it’s a middle finger to convention.

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So, whether you’re cruising to the school run or tackling the weekend getaway, keep your eyes peeled. The unlikely 1 000 hp club is growing, and you might just find yourself sharing the road with a ground-bound missile in disguise.