>>24610226>Honda managed to increase that to 300
The first 300bhp FWD car was the Mk2 Focus RS, and the Cupra 280 set a sub-8 min Nurburgring time before Honda released the FK2 which was their first turbo performance car.
With FWD cars it's more torque management and how many compromises you want to make in terms of comfort.
If you have an engine with a big wedge of torque low dow and soft engine/gearbox mounts then even 200-250bhp can be very difficult to manage, but with stiffer mounts and/or more linear torque delivery it's fine. You can also do funky things with the suspension, Ford developed the RevoKnuckle for the Mk2 RS which shifts the front suspension to a separate mount in front of the drive shaft and mitigates torque steer. Renault and Honda use something similar today.
In any case people regularly run 400bhp on front wheel drive cars and it's fine, you just need to manage torque properly (done through mapping+your right foot) and deal with stuff like a stiffer torque mount which will give more cabin vibrations at low revs.