What counts as a “fast car”? Typically, if a car can perform well between 200 and 300 miles per hour, it’s fast.
Car enthusiasts will never be satisfied; when it comes to speed, features, and luxury, there’s always the quest for more. The Salt Lake City car repair team at Master Muffler presents a list of the fastest cars in the world, as well as ones you may actually get your hands on someday.
Fastest Cars in the World
Thanks to aerodynamics and finely-tuned engines, the following are the fastest cars in the world as of 2021. If you’re in need of Salt Lake City car repair and you own one of these, feel free to bring them to Master Muffler! We’d love to see ‘em.
Bugatti Chiron Super Sport
This German speedster has been clocked hitting 60 mph in just 2.3 seconds. Its highest speed is recorded at 304 mph thanks to 1,600 horsepower (hp) and 1,180 pound-feet (pf) torque. The Bugatti Chiron will set you back nearly four million dollars.
Aston Martin Valkyrie
Thanks to a collaboration with Formula One’s Red Bull Racing, the Aston Martin now offers Valkyrie, a car that hits speeds of 250 mph and keeps going. It only takes 2.5 seconds for the Valkyrie to reach 60 mph, making it a vehicle James Bond would still drive today. This Aston Martin is valued at three million dollars.
It makes sense that a British car once manufactured exclusively for Formula One racing in the 1960s would have a vehicle today that’s one of the fastest on the road. This McLaren has a top speed of 250 mph and can hit 60 in just a hair under three seconds. Priced at just two million dollars, it’s a steal compared to the Bugatti.
Fastest American Cars
Europeans don’t have the market cornered when it comes to speed.
Hennessey Venom F5
Made in Texas, this $1.8 million dollar car has logged a top speed of 311 mph. It boasts over 1,800 hp and can go from zero to 60 in 2.4 seconds.
Reminiscent of a sleek Batmobile, the Tuatara zooms from zero to 60 in two and a half seconds. With 1,750 hp, its top speed is recorded at 282.9 mph (don’t forget that 0.9!). It’ll cost nearly a cool two million if you want to add a car like this to your Bat Cave, er, garage.
2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1
Thanks to a supercharged, 6.2-liter engine, this Corvette can reach a top speed of 214 mph. And it’ll only take 2.85 seconds for you to hit 60 mph when cruising on the highway.
Dodge Challenger SRT
With the right aftermarket upgrades, the Challenger isn’t far behind the Corvette. It’s been tested and clocked for a top speed of 211 mph, and it can go from zero to 60 in 2.3 seconds, beating the ‘Vette off the line.
Maker of electric cars Drako presents the fastest sedan on the market. The sporty GTE can get the kids to soccer practice in record time thanks to a top speed of 206 mph. Or if you need to merge quickly, you can reach highway speeds in about three seconds to be sure you’re home in time for dinner.
Fastest Cars You Can Actually Afford
You probably won’t walk out of your house one day and impulsively purchase one of these top-performing vehicles, but at under $1 million, they’re much more attainable than some of the other cars on this list.
Ferrari SF90 Stradale
For just $625,000, you can reach speeds of 211 mph in this Ferrari. It offers 986 hp and can go from zero to 60 in 2.5 seconds.
An American-made racer, the Ford GT will only set you back half a million dollars. What will you get in return? Speeds maxing out at 216 mph, and acceleration to 60 in three seconds flat.
Another high-performing vehicle priced at $500,000 is the Gemera. It’s insanely quick to accelerate and can go from zero to 60 mph in just 1.9 seconds. Thanks to its three electric motors and twin-turbocharged, 2.0 liter, three-cylinder engine, it has clocked high speeds reaching 249 mph.
Did you even think about an electric car making this list? Well, the Concept_One is just that! It has four electric motors, and it only takes 2.5 seconds for this car to reach 60 mph. Its top speed is recorded at 221 mph, and it offers 1,224 hp. Bonus- it starts at just $358,000.
Obviously, none of these luxury cars really compare to a Ford Mustang that sells for around $25,000 and goes from zero to 60 in 5.1 seconds, but we can all dare to dream, right? While a Mustang may be more financially feasible than buying a car that costs as much as a family home, it doesn’t even hit 200 mph, and that was the minimum criteria for our list of the fastest street-legal cars on the market today.
We may never have the privilege of seeing any of these vehicles (besides the Mustang) at our Salt Lake City car repair shop, but we’ll keep hoping!