For speed enthusiasts, fast cars are a passion, not just something to get you from point A to B (hence, the massive success of the “The Fast and the Furious” franchise). Although we certainly don’t recommend engaging in such risky fictional behavior, it’s pretty fun to take in a race and marvel over the crazy things these cars can do.
Once cars started to hit the roadways things accelerated quickly (pun totally intended). In 1908 when the first Model T’s hit the sales floor, the cars could only get up to about 40 miles per hour. By 1946, however, the British car Healey Elliot would max out at 104.65 mph easily leaving the now antiquated Model T (and just about everything else) in its dust. Of course, this car was intended for racing and hardly anyone had access to one, but it’s still pretty incredible to see what automotive engineering was able to do in a short period of time. Fast-forward to 2018, however, and the Hennessey Venom F5 would absolutely leave the Healey Elliot in its dust, with a top speed of 301 mph. The Venom shouldn’t get too cocky, though. If history has taught us anything it’s that it won’t hold the top spot for long!
When it comes to these four-wheeled speed monsters, whiplash is part of the fun. How much do you know about the world's fastest cars? Take the quiz and find out!
It has a 0 to 60 MPH of just 2.8 seconds
By then, most people will be begging for you to stop the car so they can get back to safety
Fewer than 1,000 of these cars were produced.
It also has 650 hp; it can achieve 60 mph in just three seconds.
And that is not its top speed; it can go as fast as 217 mph.
It produces 750 hp and can top 220 mph.
The 3.8L TT engine is capable of hitting 60 mph in 2.9 seconds
The all-electric car can hit 60 mph in 2.6 seconds.
Using a "launch mode," the car can blast from 0 to 60 mph in about 3.2 seconds.
Ferrari touts this car's fuel efficiency, which is far better than many supercars.
Better known as the Acura NSX, it is a steal for a car with a 0 to 60 mph time of just 2.7 seconds.
These are also very rare cars; only 30 were produced.
Compared to other supercars, this one is actually almost affordable.
The small car is basically an exposed exoskeleton but it can be made street legal.
The 7.0L V8 engine is paired to a carbon fiber body to cut down on weight.
The company was glad to oblige, both for the publicity and because they knew Tyler could afford it.
The nearly $2 million price tag didn't deter buyers; dozens have been snapped up already.
The car's V10 engine gives it 602 hp that propels it to 120 mph in just 8.1 seconds.
The crazy price will blow you away as much as the car's incredible speed.
It's a fast starter (from 0 to 60 mph in just 2.8 seconds) but actually doesn't have a very high maximum speed.
This is a street legal car that could shame some race cars.
Disengage the limiter, however, and the car can hit 249 mph.
And that is nearly its top speed, which is around 255 mph.
This $2.6 million vehicle is named after a centaur in Greek mythology.
It can zoom from 0 to 186 mph in less than 14 seconds.
The Chiron is the successor to the legendary Veyron.
The Ultimate Aero TT had a top speed of 256 mph.
It has a top speed of just over 200 mph.
The V6 is still powerful enough to top 210 mph and can reach 60 mph in 3.6 seconds.
The hand-built 6.0L V12 screams to 60 mph in 2.8 seconds.