Speed kills. It does. But in this case it energizes us, it gets us going. In terms of cars we only want the fastest; the highest-performing. What’s in the engine? How do the tires hold up? Is there a spoiler? We ask these essential questions because high quality products make a high quality, powerful car. Fortunately, for you speed addicts, cars these days are unbelievably explosive. What car manufacturers achieve today is unprecedented and they continue to improve. Low and behold, here are the top 5 fastest cars.
4. 9ff GTR 9 – Top speed: 257 MPH. A fraction of a second behind the Saleen, it hits 60 in 2.9 seconds. This impressive vehicle is built with a 4.0 liter flat-6 Twin Turbo engine with 1,120 HP. With the Porsche 911 serving as it’s archetype, only 20 units of this car have been produced.
3. SSC Ultimate Aero – Top speed: 257 MPH. The Ultimate Aero reaches 60 in 2.7 seconds. The Twin-Turbo V8 engine-laced Aero was the fastest car in the world from March 2007 to July 2010, according to Guinness. With 1,183 HP it leaves us to ask, which car is faster?
2. Bugatti Veyron Super Sport – Top speed: 268 mph. 0-60 in 2.4 seconds. We’re entering uncharted, unseen, and hard to believe territory. This is Bugatti we are talking about here and when we talk Bugatti, we talk fast. The Veyron Super Sport is stocked with an Aluminum, Narrow Angle 8 liter W16 Engine with 1,200 HP. Bugatti was outperformed for three years by the SSC Ultimate Aero’s aforementioned run. However, in Germany on July 10, it reclaimed the #1 spot with the Super Sport until February 14, 2014.
1. Hennessy Venom GT – Top speed: 270 mph. 0-60 in 2.5 seconds. Who claimed the top spot on February 14, 2014? If you blinked on that day you might have never knew. Considering a 7.0 liter LS7 Turbocharged V8 Twin Turbo V8 engine which produces 1,244 HP, it’s easy to see this car would be hard to see on the racetrack. But see, the problem here is that the track was very short, 3.22 miles long to be exact. Therefore, this may have limited the GT’s top speed! Wow!