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New York Auto Show: 20 cars with more horsepower than you know what to do with

Chrysler Group's SRT Viper TA features a 640-horsepower

Chrysler Group's SRT Viper TA features a 640-horsepower engine. (March 27, 2013) Photo Credit: Nancy Borowick

High-end and sports car manufacturers love to boast about how much horsepower their cars can produce. While it may not mean all that much to the driver, it does offer a way for automakers and consumers to one up each other. Here are 20 cars with way more horsepower than anyone would know what do with.

Hyundai's new Equus produces 429 horsepower. (March 27,
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Hyundai's new Equus produces 429 horsepower. (March 27, 2013)

The new Porsche 911 GT3 produces 475 horsepower.
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The new Porsche 911 GT3 produces 475 horsepower. (March 27, 2013)

The Lamborghini Aventador has a 691-horsepower engine. (March
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The Lamborghini Aventador has a 691-horsepower engine. (March 28, 2013)

Chrysler Group's SRT Viper TA features a 640-horsepower
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Chrysler Group's SRT Viper TA features a 640-horsepower engine. (March 27, 2013)

The 640-horsepower SRT Viper TA is on display
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The 640-horsepower SRT Viper TA is on display at the 2013 New York International Auto Show. (March 28, 2013)

The all-new 2014 Cadillac CTS comes equipped with
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The all-new 2014 Cadillac CTS comes equipped with a 556-horsepower engine. (March 28, 2013)

The Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG is equipped with a
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The Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG is equipped with a 530-horsepower engine. (March 28, 2013)

The McLaren MP4-12C produces 616 horsepower. (March 28,
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The McLaren MP4-12C produces 616 horsepower. (March 28, 2013)

The Rolls-Royce Ghost features a 563-horsepower engine. (March
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The Rolls-Royce Ghost features a 563-horsepower engine. (March 28, 2013)

The Audi S8 engine produces 520 horsepower. (March
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The Audi S8 engine produces 520 horsepower. (March 28, 2013)

The Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT comes equipped with
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The Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT comes equipped with a 470-horsepower engine. (March 28, 2013)

The Bentley New Flying Spur boasts a 552-horsepower
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The Bentley New Flying Spur boasts a 552-horsepower engine. (March 27, 2013)

The Bugatti Veyron's engine produces 1,001 horsepower. (March
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The Bugatti Veyron's engine produces 1,001 horsepower. (March 27, 2013)

The Bugatti Veyron, on display at the 2013
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The Bugatti Veyron, on display at the 2013 New York International Auto Show, has a 1,001-horsepower engine. (March 28, 2013)

The Nissan GT-R, displayed at the 2013 New
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The Nissan GT-R, displayed at the 2013 New York Auto Show, has a 545-horsepower engine. (March 28, 2013)

Ford's Shelby GT500 convertible has a 662-horsepower engine.
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Ford's Shelby GT500 convertible has a 662-horsepower engine. (March 28, 2013)

The Aston Martin Vanquish has an engine that
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The Aston Martin Vanquish has an engine that produces 565 horsepower. (March 27, 2013)

The Dodge Challenger SRT8 has 472 horsepower. (March
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The Dodge Challenger SRT8 has 472 horsepower. (March 27, 2013)

The 472-horsepower Dodge Challenger SRT8 was on display
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The 472-horsepower Dodge Challenger SRT8 was on display at the New York Auto Show. (March 28, 2013)

The engine on the BMW M6 Gran Coupe
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The engine on the BMW M6 Gran Coupe produces 560 horsepower. (March 28, 2013)

The Mercedes-Benz AMG G 63 has a 563-horsepower
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The Mercedes-Benz AMG G 63 has a 563-horsepower engine. (March 28, 2013)

The Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 has a 580-horsepower engine.
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The Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 has a 580-horsepower engine. (March 27, 2013)

The Jaguar XK has 510 horsepower. (March 27,
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The Jaguar XK has 510 horsepower. (March 27, 2013)

The Jaguar XK has a horsepower rating of
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The Jaguar XK has a horsepower rating of 510. (March 27, 2013)

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