There are lots of fast cars out there, but which ones are the fastest that can be legally driven? It should come as no surprise that they are made by some of the best car manufacturers in the world, like BMW, Bugatti, Koenigsegg, Saleen, Shelby SuperCars, and Hennessey. The fastest speed from all of these cars is 270 mph or 435 kmh. The slowest speed is still at 240 mph or 386 kmh, so there is only a 30 mph difference between the number seven and the number one. In order, the rankings go as such, with the two without numbers being a tie for fourth:
A List Of Top 7 Fastest Street Legal Cars Around
- Hennessey Venom GT
- Bugatti Veyron Super Sport
- Koenigsegg Agera R
- SSC Ultimate Aero and 9ff GT9-R
- Saleen S7 Twin-Turbo
- Koenigsegg CCX
- McLaren F1
This is an impressive list, boasting brands from Germany, Switzerland, and even the United States.
Starting at the top, the Hennessey Venom GT costs $1.4 million dollars, and has a 90 degree V8 engine with a 1244 hp horsepower rating. This gives it the ability to go 0-60 mph in 2.7 seconds. This car was able to just beat out the Bugatti recently in order to claim this top spot.
After that, there is the former record holder Bugatti Veyron Super Sport. This car’s maximum recorded speed is 268 mph, which is 2 mph slower than the Hennessey Venom. The Super Sport has a 16 cylinder engine, with 44 hp less than the Venom, as the Bugatti has 1200 hp. After going 0-60 in 2.4 seconds, it is possible to go 245 mph in under a minute, so speed is there. Without looking at the rankings, it is possible to believe that the Bugatti is number one, as it is the most expensive at $2.4 million dollars.
At number three there is the Swiss car, the Koenigsegg Agera R. A V8 engine boasting 1099 hp allows this car to be clocked in at 260 mph, and able to hit 60 mph in 2.9 seconds. An aspect this Swiss car boasts that no one else can match is that there is the ability to add a Ski box and snow tires, meaning it can still be driven even in the rough winters of the Alps. This car even costs more than the number one, with a price tag of $1.6 million.
The SSC and the 9ff GT9-R hold the fourth place spot in the list, and they do this through a speed of 257 mph. The SSC also boasts a V8 engine, with horsepower coming in at 1183 hp. They are the cheapest car out of these five, with a price of $654.4 thousand dollars, the first under a million. Now, the 9ff-GT9-R is able to keep up because of its 4.0 L flat-6 Twin Turbo engine that is able supply 1120 hp. The price for this one is higher, at $695.0 thousand dollars, even though it does not seem to boast the same specs as the SSC.
At number five on this list, the Saleen S7 is able to go an incredible 248 mph, but there is definitely starting to be a drop in speed. The top car in this list is 22 mph faster than this one, and the two cars before this one go nine mph faster. The V8 engine here only provides 750 hp, hinting at the reason why there is such a speed difference between this car and the ones before it. The Saleen’s price tag is $555.0 thousand, so a good drop in price to match the drop in speed.
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Koenigsegg gets two cars in the top 7 with this second car coming in at number six, the CCX. It has the same type of engine as the Hennessey Venom GT, a 90 Degree V8. The difference is in the horsepower, as the CCX only gets 806 hp compared to the Venom’s 1244 hp. The price for this one starts at $545,568, a $10,000 drop for 3 mph. That speaks to how important speed is.
Rounding out the top seven on this list is the American McLaren F1. It has the most unique engine in the group, a 60 degree V12 engine. This correlates to only 627 hp though, which is why it drops to the bottom; it is almost 100 hp less than number 6. Finally, it costs $970.0 thousand, which places it in price behind number three.
One of the greatest things about all of these cars is that they all look phenomenal. Speed and style go together for all of these.