Many people like to imagine buying one of these supercars after winning the lottery. Which one would you choose if you could afford to shop around? These top 10 fastest production cars from around the globe can all get above 200 MPH with ease and can run with crotch rockets in a race. My personal favorite is probably the Saleen because I think it looks the coolest, but all of these cars are among the most advanced road-machines ever built.
10. Jaguar XJ220
This unique looking Jaguar can reach 60 MPH in 3.8 seconds and has over 500 horsepower. One of these will run you about half a million but if you want a luxury super car that can cruise at 215 MPH, this one might be the right pick.
9. Ferrari Enzo
This car was huge when it first came out and for good reason. It has an aluminum engine which can pump out over 600 horsepower and the car can easily reach 217 MPH. A collector’s item, the Enzo’s production was limited to only 399. You can pick one up for about $700,000 but this price goes up frequently because they’re so rare.
8. Lamborghini Aventador
With the trademark modern Lambo look, this car has been rumored to reach speeds of 220+ MPH and it’s surprisingly one of our cheaper supercars on here listed at $378,000. It has over 600 horsepower and the car got its name from a famous bull that fought in a Spanish ring nearly 20 years ago.
7. Noble M600
This beast is from a company you may not have heard of. It has a large V8 engine and a sleek yet less showy body style. Noble’s supercar has reached a speed of 223 MPH and can accelerate from 0-60 in 3.7 seconds. Its acceleration is actually pretty slow compared to the other cars here but its price is also lower than most supercars at $330,000.
6. McLaren F1
I remember this model being my favorite in an old Need for Speed videogame because it just looks like a car that’s built to win races. It can jump to 60 MPH in 3.2 seconds and has recorded a top speed of 240 MPH. With a V12 engine releasing 630 horsepower, it’s no wonder that this is one of the pricier supercars at just under $1 million.
5. Koenigsegg CCX
A Swedish company named after a tough-to-pronounce last name, Koenigsegg produced a car known as the CCX which is also related to another model called the Agera. This model got up to a top speed of 245 and can go from 0-60 in 3.2 seconds. Industrial designer David Crafoord helped smooth off the rough edges by bringing the car’s early sketches into reality. The company is unique because they make hardly any of the cars they sell. In 2008 they only made 18 cars total, making the $600,000 price tag a little bit more understandable.
4. Saleen S7
Pretty unbelievable, this car gets to 60 MPH in 2.8 seconds. Built a little bit like the Acura NSX, it has a unique body style with a longer rear end. It’s also an overall lighter car with a V8 engine producing 750 HP. With its twin turbos pushing air into the engine, it can reach speeds of up to 248 MPH.
3. SSC Aero Ultimate
This $650,000 American-built supercar climbs to 60 MPH in 2.7 seconds and has reached speeds of 257 MPH. Until 2010 the Aero Ultimate was the fastest car in the world and it held the record for over three years. The car features sleek curves and a twin-turbo V8 engine that produces a whopping 1,180 HP. SSC is a sub-group of Shelby which also works with Ford Motors. An example would be the Shelby Mustang Cobra or the Ford GT.
2. Koenigsegg Agera R
The second Koenigsegg supercar to make our list, the Agera R is a real bad boy. Also being a recent holder of the fastest ever, this car reached an astounding 260 MPH. Interestingly, the car’s theoretical top speed is actually near 300 but no one has been ambitious enough to try driving at such a dangerous speed. With over 1,000 horsepower packed into a 5.0 liter V8 engine, the Agera R easily can go from 0-60 MPH in less than three seconds.
1. Bugatti Veyron
The Veyron Super Sport is the cream of the crop and the fastest car ever. It screams to 60 MPH in 2.4 seconds and was tested at 267 MPH as a top speed, but its theoretical top speed is also much higher. With an unbelievable price of $2.4 million, this car comes with a so called “W16” engine that pumps out 1,200 horsepower. The car is made in Germany and Bugatti is actually a sub-group of Volkswagen. It features four turbochargers and the primary designer of the car was Hartmut Warkuss. Many experts and groups including BBC have called it the car of the decade.