It wasn't too long ago that 500 horsepower was exclusively supercar territory. The original Ferrari F430, for example, was introduced in 2004 and produced 503 horsepower.
The E60 BMW M5 arrived on the scene shortly thereafter, and merged the 500 horsepower concept with four doors, luxury, and daily drivability.
Nowadays many more vehicles deliver that sort of power, with a full warranty, for about the cost of a new Chevy Tahoe.
Provided you're willing to buy slightly used, here are four vehicles that will get you there.
As of this article date, used Charger Hellcats are depreciating into the upper $5X,000 range.
In terms of straight line pace, no other warrantied vehicle will get you closer to warp speed for less. Unending praise goes to the delinquents at Dodge who greenlighted the Hellcat project…
2. Chevy Camaro Z/28 - 505 horsepower
Unlike the Hellcat, the Camaro Z/28 just crosses the 500 horsepower mark. However, it's equipped with an assortment of serious track-focused technologies as well that make it an attractive buy for the HPDE/track day enthusiast.
And of this group, the Z/28 is the only option that can be had new for $5X,000.
Read more: Chevy Camaro Z/28 -- from sold out to overstocked
3. F10 BMW M5 - 560 horsepower
Low mileage 2013 F10 BMW M5's are dropping into the $50's. Many can be had with a combination of remaining bumper to bumper warranty, and BMW Certified Pre-Owned warranty, which covers all of the big ticket items.
If you'd like a dose of refinement along with brutal power, few cars do it better than the M5.
Bonus: Take your pick of a manual, or DCT gearbox.
The F8X BMW M3 & M4 are seriously underrated from the factory, and brimming with tuning potential.
With the F8X M3 / M4 already making some 60 crank horsepower more than the claimed 425 in stock form, it takes only a Stage 1 Dinan tune to put them north of 500 horsepower.
It's a slightly less conventional route to 500 horsepower, but just as effective, and Dinan matches BMW's warranty. Read more about the Stage 1 Dinan F8X M3/M4 tune here.