It used to be the case that breaking the 170 mph barrier was what elevated a car into supercar territory. Now? That’s not nearly enough.
For heaven’s sake, even the Rolls-Royce Phantom, effectively Buckingham Palace on wheels, can hit 155 mph. Supercars need to up their game if they want to compete with the big boys today.
If you’re in the market for a super fast production car, you need to look for something that can punch above 220 mph. This is real, 21st century supercar territory.
Stick around and let’s take a look at some of the amazing production cars that offer this incredible level of performance.
10. Bugatti Veyron
Ah, the original hypercar. Launched back in 2005, this incredible car was leagues ahead of other supercars of the era and is still an amazing car today.
Its insane W16 engine gave it 1001 horsepower and a top speed of 253 mph.
9. Shelby Ultimate Aero TT
What do you get when you take a car that’s completely made of carbon fiber and shove a twin-turbo V8 under the hood? The closest you’ll come to piloting a cruise missile, that’s what.
This car held a world record for fastest production car for a while, with a top speed of 256.1 mph.
8. Rimac Concept Two
To viewers of The Grand Tour, Rimac will always be associated with Richard Hammond’s Croatia crash. This electric supercar is incredibly powerful, packing nearly 2000 horsepower. This gives it a top speed of 258 mph and a 0-60 time of under two seconds.
7. Bugatti Veyron Super Sport
If you thought the Veyron was fast, the Super Sport will not only put hairs on your chest, it’ll put them on your eyeballs. Bugatti built this car for one reason only: to reclaim their crown.
The Super Sport takes everything that’s great about the Bugatti Veyron and gives it a boost. The new engine gave it 1184 horsepower and a top speed of 267 mph.
6. Hennessey Venom GT
Hennessey isn’t just a make of brandy anymore. The Venom GT is an attempt to put as much power into a small-run production car as possible: 1244 horsepower to be exact.
The result is a car that can hit just over 270 mph. Only 13 of these cars have been sold, so if you want an insane and limited hypercar, you’d better get hunting.
5. Koenigsegg Agera RS
Koenigsegg has always been a brand built around bonkers speeds. This Swedish manufacturer put the Agera on a closed stretch of Nevada highway and hit an average speed of 277.8 mph.
That’s not even the highest speed they hit, either. At one point on the run, the car pushed on to 285 mph.
4. Hennessey Venom F5
Although it hasn’t been confirmed, this iteration of the Venom pushes the envelope even farther. According to Hennessey, this car can hit speeds of more than 300 mph thanks to its 6.6 liter V8 and 1817 horsepower.
3. Shelby Supercars Tuatara
The Tuatara was announced over a decade ago and has still yet to be released. Despite this, Shelby claim a top speed of 300 mph. It’ll look gorgeous doing it too, thanks to a body developed by Ferrari alumnus Jason Castriota.
2. Devel Sixteen
If you’ve not heard of Devel, don’t worry. This small company based in Dubai has been developing the Sixteen for over a decade. It combines two LS5 V8s into one W16 and one iteration is said to produce over 5000 horsepower.
This isn’t street legal, but who cares? It can go at 347 mph according to Devel. Only time will tell.
1. Bugatti Chiron Super Sport
The last few cars have all featured unconfirmed top speeds. The Chiron Super Sport is the only production car that’s been verified to have a top speed that eclipses 300 mph.
The supremely powerful and aerodynamic Chiron Super Sport hit 304.7 mph at the Ehra-Lessien test track last year.