Sports cars are machines built with one key purpose in mind: Speed. And not just any speed. Pure adrenaline, pumping speed. While the title of the fastest sports car has changed over the years, here is the current top 10 fastest production sports cars on the market.
10. Pagani Zonda Cinque Roadster, Jaguar XJ220 and Ferrari Enzo (tied) – 217 mph.
These exotic-looking sports cars produce astonishing top-end speeds.
The Jaguar XJ220 is the oldest, being built in 1992, but produces 542 horsepower.
The Ferrari sports a mid-mounted V12 engine and a hefty price tag because only 399 of them were ever built. That value of the Ferrari increases if one of the 399 is totaled in a crash.
The Pagani Zonda Cinque Roadster accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds. It features a Mercedes V12 engine that pushes out 669 horsepower. Priced at nearly $2 million, don’t plan on seeing this sports car on the road anytime soon.
9. Lamborghini Aventador, Ascari A10 and Aston Martin One-77 (tied) – 220 mph.
On a list like this, it wasn’t if, but rather, when Lamborghini would make an appearance. The Aventador can produce 700 horsepower with its V12 engine and has a base price of $379,700.
Because it only has a V8 engine, you may be surprised to see the Ascari A10 on this list. Its engine size doesn’t clamp down on its pure speed, however. Priced at $650,000, this exotic sports car can accelerate from 0 to 60 in 2.8 seconds.
Aston Martin’s One-77 is a more traditional sports car with a massive 7.3L V12 engine, 750 horsepower and a base price of $1.85 million. The car is named after the number of units manufactured.
8. Gumpert Apollo and Noble M600 (tied) – 225 mph.
Both of these sports car feature V8 engines that produce up to 650 horsepower. They also ring in at $450,000 and $350,000, respectively. What separates the two high-powered vehicles is design. The Gumpert is a “look at me” sports car while the Noble features a considerably sleeker look.
7. Zenvo ST1 – 233 mph.
The Zenvo ST1 is full of raw power from its twin-charged 7.0L V8 engine that’s powered by 1,104 horsepower. The Danish-built sports car isn’t cheap at $1.2 million because only 15 were ever built.
6. McLaren F1 – 240 mph.
The McLaren F1 goes from 0 to 60 in 3.2 seconds, sports a BMW s70/2 60-degree V12 engine and offers 627 horsepower. Asking price? $970,000. Why so much? It’s high-powering speed and sexy design. Especially the butterfly-style doors.
5. Koenigsegg CCX – 245 mph.
This Swedish sports car can accelerate 0-60 in 3.2 seconds and features a unique V9 engine with 806 horsepower. When compared to the rest of this list, it is reasonably priced at $545,568.
4. Saleen S7 Twin-Turbo – 248 mph.
This smooth-looking sports car doesn’t feature many lines and angles, like the other cars on this list, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t have power. The Saleen can power from 0-60 mph in 2.8 seconds on its twin-turbo aluminum V8 engine that sports 750 horsepower. It is priced at $555,000.
3. SSC Ultimate Aero and 9ff GT9-R:– 257 mph.
Both of these cars feature futuristic-looking designs and impressive twin turbo V8 engines. Three years ago, the SSC Ultimate Aero was recorded as the fastest car in the world. Today, priced at $654,000, it sits third on the list.
Based on the Porsche 911, the 9ff GT9-R has a 4.0L V6 twin-turbo engine with a hefty 1,120 horsepower. It’s priced at $659,000.
2. Hennessey Venom GT and Koenigsegg Agera R (tied) – 260 mph.
The Hennessey is a 6.2L LS9 Turbocharged V8 twin-turbo V8 sports car that maxes out at 1,200 hp and has a 0-60 acceleration of 2.5 seconds. While it hasn’t been fully tested, some believe it can ride as fast as 275 mph. The car retails for $950,000.
The Koenigsegg Agera R also has a twin-turbo V8 that produces 1,099 horsepower and has a base price of $1.6 million.
1. Bugatti Veyron Super Sport – 267 mph.
And coming in at number one: The sleek, sexy and aerodynamic Bugatti Veyron Super Sport. This impressive sports car accelerates 0-60 in 2.4 seconds using its aluminum narrow angle 8L V16 engine with 1,200 HP. How much to get behind the wheel of this speed demon? A cool $2.4 million.