Top five beefy cars with plenty of horse...powerBMW

If you've been keeping up with the news recently, you might have noticed that there's been a bit of a fuss kicked up about frozen ready meals.

As it turns out, a number of the plastic-wrapped, microwave-friendly 'beef' dinners on sale actually contained an alarming percentage of horse.

Here at AOL Cars, we'll admit that we're not the biggest fans of such produce. As delicious as we're sure a warmed-through £1.39 lasagne is likely to be, we'd rather give our hard earned cash to the local chippy.

Still, the headlines did give us a few ideas. See, if there's one thing we do love, it's cars with a bit of added muscle. Anything from 134bhp 'warm' hatchbacks like the Suzuki Swift Sport, all the way to 500bhp monsters like the BMW M5 and Mercedes E63 AMG – we can't get enough of them.

With that in mind, and rather than moaning about which meal has the most misplaced DNA, we thought it might be nice to celebrate the products that are actually proud to contain more equine power than it says on the label.

So, here you go: Five 'ordinary' cars with plenty of added BHP.