Producing a fast car which cannot go out on the street is slightly easier than constructing a vehicle that is street legal and can get out of your sight in a few seconds. The fastest street-legal cars on the planet are made by renowned carmakers such as Bugatti, Ferrari, McLaren, and Lamborghini, but there are some less known like Saleen, Hennesey or SuperCars. We provide the list of the top 7 fastest cars that can be driven on the streets, and the slowest model develops the speed of up to 240 mph, whereas the fastest reaches ludicrous 270 mph. Let’s check it out.
7. Hennessey Venom GT
The Hennessey Venom GT has made it to this exclusive list, and the carmaker can be really proud of what they have accomplished. The Venom GT costs $1.4 million and underneath the hood is a V8 engine good for 1244 horsepower. It is an output you rarely see in cars, but thanks to it, this beast can go from 0 to 60 mph in just 2.7 seconds. Recently the Hennessey Venom GT has claimed a top spot over Bugatti with a max speed of 270 mph, making it the fastest street-legal car on Earth. However, have in mind that this record hasn’t been officially confirmed.
6. Bugatti Veyron Super Sport
Speaking of Bugatti, it is just behind the incredible Venom GT. The top speed of this supercar is 268 mph, which is merely two mph slower compared to the previous model on the list. The Super Sport comes with a 16-cylinder engine that generates 1200 hp whereas it can reach 60 mph from a standstill in only 2.4 seconds. What is impressive is that the Super Sport can go to 245 mph in under a minute. Thanks to these figures, a lot of people would put the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport at the top spot, but what also contributes to that opinion is the hefty $2.4 million price tag.
5. Koenigsegg Agera R
This vehicle comes from Sweden, and it boasts a V8 engine that delivers 1099 hp. The top speed of the Agera R is 260 mph, whereas you can accelerate to 60 mph in just 2.9 seconds. What makes this car unique is the fact that you can add snow tires and a Ski box, which means that you can use your supercar to drive it across the snowy Alps. The starting price of the Koenigsegg Agera R is $1.6 million.
4. SSC Ultimate Aero and 9ff GT9-R
Since the cars we are talking are all about speed, there are two vehicles which can go as fast as 257 mph and they share the fourth spot on the list – the SSC Ultimate Aero and 9ff GT9-R.
The former comes with a V8 engine and the complete output of 1183 hp, whereas the starting price of this model is only $654,400, making it the cheapest vehicle among these top five street-legal beasts.
Meanwhile, the latter is equipped with a 4.0-liter I6 twin-turbo powerplant that can deliver 1120 hp. The price is similar to the SSC, and you can have this supercar for $695,000.
3. Saleen S7
We are slowly starting to see a significant drop in speed with the fifth car on this list which is Saleen S7. Don’t be fooled though, because Saleen’s 248 mph is higher than 99% of other street legal cars. The S7 is equipped with the V8 engine that delivers “only” 750 hp. If you want to get hold of the Saleen S7, you would have to pay $555,000.
2. Koenigsegg CCX
Another spot belongs to Koenigsegg’s vehicle and this time it is the CCX model that uses the same type of engine as the Hennessey Venom GT. However, a 90-degree V8 in the CCX delivers 806 horsepower compared to Venom’s 1244. The good news here is that the price of this car is more in line with its speed, and if you are thinking about making this purchase, $545,568 will suffice it.
1. McLaren F1
Last but not least, we present you the McLaren F1. With a 60-degree V12 engine under the hood, the total output of this supercar is 627 ponies, but the starting price is fairly high. Since this is a rare beast, be prepared to shell out a huge amount of cash. Just recently one of these, in perfect condition, was sold for over $15 million. However, this is a wonderful piece of engineering and the closest thing to true Formula 1 experience, therefore, it deserved to be on this list.