If you are a driver with a need for speed, you will want to explore the fastest production cars ever made. Here are 40 of the quickest you can buy, assuming you have the funds available. But even if you don’t, it’s still fun to explore, right? Nothing wrong with some wishful thinking and window shopping. So have at it!
40. 2018 BMW M5 Competition
Kicking off the list of the fastest production cars in the world is the 2018 BMW M5. Compared to the regular M5, the M5 Competition features 616 bhp (compared to 592 bhp), 553 pound-feet of torque, and a zero-to-125 mph time of 10.8 seconds instead of 11.2. It can reach 155 mph and has a zero-to-62 mph time of 3.3 seconds.
2018 BMW M5 Competition Top Speed: 190 mph
39. 2016 Acura NSX
The 2016 Acura NSX can reach an estimated top speed of 191 mph thanks to its 3.5-liter V6 engine with 573 horsepower. It only needs 3.5 seconds to go from a full stop to 60 mph. These performance specs come courtesy of the twin-turbocharged V6 engine combined with three electric motors as well as a 9-speed dual-clutch transmission.
2016 Acura NSX Top Speed: 190 mph
38. 2013 Nissan GT-R
Driving the 2013 Nissan GT-R gives you access to 545 horsepower and 463 pound-feet of torque courtesy of the 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine. The driver controls the 6-speed automatic dual-clutch transmission that features a manual mode and the auto has AWD. One of the fastest production cars in the world, and one of the most accessible, too.
2013 Nissan GT-R Top Speed: 190 mph
37. 2017 Nissan GT-R Nismo
The 2017 Nissan GT-R Nismo uses the same 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine from the previous model year, delivering 600 horsepower. However, it got other upgrades to help its performance. The zero-to-60 mph time in 2014 was 2.9 seconds, with a similar figure for 2017.
2017 Nissan GT-R Nismo Top Speed: 191 mph
36. 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray delivers an impressive 194 mph courtesy of the 6.2-liter V8 engine. This engine also produces 490 horsepower along with 465 pound-feet of torque with an 8-speed dual-clutch transmission and rear-wheel drive. Reaching 60 mph from a standstill will take less than three seconds.
2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Top Speed: 194 mph
35. 2017 Mercedes-AMG E 63 S 4MATIC+
The 35th fastest production car in the world is the 2015 Mercedes-AMG GT S featuring a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged engine that was made from connecting two individual 2.0-liter A45 AMG units. The result is the ability to reach 62 mph in just 3.8 seconds and hit a top speed of 193 mph. Compared to the GT version, you get an extra 4 mph on the top speed and a 0.2-second advantage in the zero-to-62 sprint.
Mercedes AMG GT 63 S Top Speed: 196 mph
34. 2010 Porsche 911 Turbo S (997)
The 2010 Porsche 911 Turbo S gives you an extra 37 pound-feet and 30 bhp over the 911 Turbo, making the upgrade worth it for performance-oriented drivers. The S in the name indicates “Sport.” This model uses a 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged flat-six with direct-injection, allowing it to reach 62 mph in 3.3 seconds or 124 in 10.8 seconds or get it up to 196 mph.
2010 Porsche 911 Turbo S Top Speed: 196 mph
33. 2015 Audi R8
The 2015 Audi R8 V10 Plus gives you a V10 engine for 550 horsepower, an increase of 25 mph over that engine’s typical output. This auto can reach 197 mph with ease and just needs 3.5 seconds to get up to 60 mph.
2015 Audi R8 Top Speed: 198 mph
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32. 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06
Driving the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 gives you the chance to take advantage of its 650 horsepower. This comes courtesy of the 6.2-liter supercharged pushrod V8 with direct injection. This engine is known as the LT4 and produces 12 more horsepower than the engine from the previous year’s ZR1. Independent top-speed tests indicate it can reach 185 mph.
2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Top Speed: 200 mph
31. Cadillac CTS-V
Under the hood of this eight-speed automatic beast sits a 640-hp 6.2-liter V-8 engine that gives the Cadillac CTS-V its top speed of 200 mph.
Cadillac CTS-V Top Speed: 200 mph
30. 2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS (991)
The engine in the 2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS is a 4.0-liter engine based on a 3.8-liter flat-6 but with a new intake system. It can produce 493 horsepower at 8,250 rpm as well as 388 pound-feet at 6,250 rpm. To enhance this auto’s performance, Porsche also included Turbo-body side intakes, a wider body, and other aerodynamics elements like adjustments to the rear wing angle and size and the front-fender exits. The official top speed is 202 miles per hour. The 30th fastest production car in the world sure is a beauty.
2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS Top Speed: 202 mph
29. 2015 Lamborghini Huracan
The 2015 Lamborghini Huracan has a top speed of 202 mph, more than you are likely to be able to use without a racetrack. The engine is a V10 that generates 602 horsepower, working with a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic that is the first gearbox of this type from Lamborghini. Independent testing reached 60 mph in 2.5 seconds and finished a quarter-mile in 10.4 seconds while driving at 135 horsepower. Interior switches are reminiscent of a jet fighter and control a 12.3-inch infotainment display.
2015 Lamborghini Huracan Top Speed: 202 mph
28. Dodge Challenger Hellcat Redeye
No one is really positive what a hellcat is specifically, but the name fits this bad*** car perfectly. Topping at out 717 horsepower, the Dodge Challenger Hellcat Redeye’s 6.2L Hemi SRT V8 engine pumps up its top end speed north of 200 mph…203 mph to be exact.
Dodge Challenger Hellcat Redeye Top Speed: 203 mph
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27. 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon
The 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon delivers 840 horsepower and torque of 770 pound-feet. It just needs 2.3 seconds to reach 60 mph and 5.1 seconds to reach 100 mph. The quarter-mile only takes 9.65 seconds at 140 mph. It features a 6.2-liter supercharged V8 engine along with aerodynamic bodywork. This was the first factory production auto that offered an engine control computer with special calibration to let drivers use 100-plus-octane race gas. It also holds the title of first production auto to feature a liquid-to-air intercooler chiller system.
2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon Top Speed: 203 mph
26. 2016 Ferrari 488 GTB
The 2016 Ferrari 488 GTB features the F154 engine, which is a more powerful variation of the one found in the California T. This 3.9-liter engine produces 661 horsepower and 561 pound-feet of torque. It works with a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic that features manual-shifting mode. This Ferrari also dropped weight and features aerodynamic styling via engineering in a wind-tunnel. Features like curved air gates and a blown spoiler contribute to a top speed of about 205 mph, based on independent testing.
2016 Ferrari 488 GTB Top Speed: 205 mph
25. 2016 Porsche 911 Turbo S 991
Clocking in as the 25th fastest production cars in the universe, this beauty is able to reach an impressive 205 mph, the 2016 Porsche 911 Turbo S has an official zero-to-62 mph time of 2.9 seconds. In the right conditions, however, you can reduce this by a few tenths of a second. It has a seemingly familiar 3.8-liter 6-cylinder engine but with higher fuel pressures, larger variable geometry turbos, and revised inlet ports. This auto also has a four-wheel drive system with an electro-hydraulically operated clutch pack that acts quicker for faster access to torque.
2016 Porsche 911 Turbo S 911 Top Speed: 205 mph
24. Bentley Continental GT
A truly refined speedster that has retained its legacy exterior, the Bentley Continental GT is touted as the “quintessential grand tourer”. It’s 6.0 liter, twin-turbocharged W12 engine cranks up the top speed of this beauty to 207 mph.
Bentley Continental GT Top Speed: 207 mph
23. 2015 Mclaren 650S
The 2015 McLaren 650S delivers 641 horsepower at 7,250 rpm and 500 torque at 6,000 rpm. The 3.8-liter turbocharged V8 works with a 7-speed automatic transmission. Anyone who has gotten a chance behind the wheel agrees that the McLaren 650S has excellent handling, strong acceleration, and a lack of body roll. Track, Comfort, and Active settings let you adjust the aero and suspension of the auto. In independent testing, it reached 207 mph and only needed 2.8 seconds to reach 60 mph from a standstill.
2015 McLaren 650S Top Speed: 207 mph
22. 2018 Ferrari 812 Superfast
The 2018 Ferrari 812 Superfast can hit a top speed of 211 mph and needs 2.9 seconds to go from zero to 62 mph. This capability comes from its 6.5-liter V12 with 789 horsepower and 530 pound-feet. The paddle shifters keep the driver in full control of the 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. At the time of its release, automotive reviewers indicated that the Superfast had almost too much power to drive on public roads as you cannot take full advantage of it.
2018 Ferrari 812 Superfast Top Speed: 211 mph
21. 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS 991
The 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS puts you in control of 700 horsepower. That power comes from a 3.8-liter flat-6. To achieve that output from a 3.8, the GT2 RS features larger turbochargers, a modified engine crankhouse, and unique pistons. The auto is light thanks to the use of carbon fiber throughout. You can also find a version with carbon-fiber sway bars featuring carbon-fiber end links. There are also standard ceramic brakes. Reaching 60 mph takes 2.7 seconds and a quarter-mile takes 10.5 seconds.
2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS 991 Top Speed: 211 mph
20. 2018 Ferrari 488 Pista
The 2018 Ferrari 488 Pista is the 20th can reach speeds of 211 mph and only needs 7.6 seconds to get up to 123 mph. The Ferrari engineers applied additional downforce and reduced the weight to enhance its performance. Part of this comes from the S-duct in the nose of the auto, combined with the underbody front diffusers and new winglets. The tail spoiler is also elongated. The 2018 488 Pista produces 710 bhp and 568 pound-feet and can weigh 90 kilos less than the 488 GTB. One of the fastest production cars in the world.
2018 Ferrari 488 Pista Top Speed: 211 mph
19. 2017 McLaren 720S
The 2017 McLaren 720S is the successor to the 650S and the 12C and featured a new design language. The 4.0-liter V8 engine has twin-scroll turbochargers and generates 710 bhp. It can reach 100 mph in 7.8 seconds or 62 mph in 2.8 seconds. Compared to the earlier 650S, the 720S has increased steering weight for more connection when at lower speeds. It also has a surprising amount of space for cargo, with 150 liters in the front and 210 behind the seats.
2017 McLaren 720S Top Speed: 212 mph
18. Chevrolet Corvette ZR1
A whopping 755 horsepower supercharged 6.2 liter, V8 engine engine puts the Chevy Corvette back in the spotlight. It’s 212 mph top end is enough to put it into the top 20 fastest cars in the world. Among the fastest production cars ever made!
Chevy Corvette ZR1 Top Speed: 212 mph
17. 2011 McLaren 12C
The 2011 McLaren 12C is an iconic supercar that was well worth the wait in the mind of automotive enthusiasts. Many considered the 12C to be McLaren’s first proper sports car following the 1994 F1. It weighs 1,434 kilograms and produces 592 bhp and 443 pound-feet of torque. It only needs 3.3 seconds to hit 62 mph, which reduces to 3.1 seconds with the Pirelli Corsa rubber. The official top speed is 207 mph, although testers have gotten the Spider up to 215 mph.
2011 McLaren 12C Top Speed: 215 mph
16. 2016 Ferrari F12tdf
The 2016 Ferrari F12tdf is less nimble than some of the other autos on this list, but it still has the performance abilities and top speed to fit in perfectly. The automobile runs courtesy of its 6.3-liter V12 engine with 769 horsepower. Compared to the standard F12, the F12tdf gets an extra 11 pound-feet and 39 horsepower courtesy of several minor upgrades. It can reach 60 mph in only 2.8 seconds and in independent testing, it hit a top speed of 215 mph.
2016 Ferrari F12tdf Top Speed: 215 mph
15. 2018 Ford GT
The legend has returned, this time with an updated supercar frame and an impressive set of machines under the hood. Most notably, the 647-horsepower 3.5L EcoBoost V6 engine. The fact a V6 is powering the GT to a top speed of 216 mph is a testament to the vehicles aerodynamic shape and extensive wind tunnel testing. The list of fastest production cars in the world would be remiss without the Ford GT!
Ford GT Top Speed: 216 mph
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14. 2014 McLaren P1
The 2014 McLaren P1 cost $1.15 million at launch and production was limited to just 375 models. Those who can get their hands on one, however, are in for a treat with its 903 horsepower, 664 pound-feet of torque, and electronically limited top speed of 217 mph. It needs less than three seconds to reach 62 mph and less than 17 to reach 186 mph. The mechanics of the auto combine the McLaren twin-turbo V8 with hybrid components and a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic.
2014 McLaren P1 Top Speed: 217 mph
13. 2019 Lamborghini Aventador SVJ
The 2019 Lamborghini Aventador SVJ or SuperVeloce Jota runs on a 6.5-liter V12 engine with natural aspiration, 531 pound-feet of torque, and 760 horsepower. Control the mechanics on this two-door coupe with the 7-speed auto-clutch manual transmission. It features active aero vectoring, active aero, all-wheel steering, and an all-wheel drive. It just needs 2.5 seconds to reach 60 mph and 10.3 seconds to complete the quarter-mile at 136.4 mph. It also has enhanced aerodynamic profiles that help achieve these impressive times.
2019 Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Top Speed: 217 mph
12. 2014 Porsche 918 Spyder
All-new for the 2014 model year, the Porsche 918 Spyder delivers hybrid tech and hypercar performance. It has a 4.6-liter V8 powertrain that produces 608 horsepower plus two electric motors with 125 and 154 horsepower, respectively, for the front and rear wheels. The 7-speed PDK automatic transmission lets you hit 60 mph in 2.6 seconds. It can run on electric-only power for 20 miles or has a full range of 420 miles according to the EPA. The top speed is an impressive 218.4 mph in independent tests or 120 mph officially.
2014 Porsche 918 Spyder Top Speed: 218 mph
11. 2015 Ferrari LaFerrari
The 2015 Ferrari LaFerrari was an all-new auto with a unique see-through hood panel behind the driver’s seat so you can view the mechanical components in action. Its 6.3-liter V12 delivers 789 horsepower while an electric motor contributes 161 horsepower for a combined 950 horses. It comes standard with a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive. Together, this setup lets you reach almost 220 mph and hit 60 mph in less than three seconds. That performance is supplemented by an eye-catching appearance.
2015 Ferrari LeFerrari Top Speed: 220 mph
10. Noble M600
Kicking off the top 10 fastest production cars of all time is the Noble M600. It’s Yamaha Judd V8 4439cc twin turbo engine powers the M600 to a top end speed of 225 mph.
Noble M600 Top Speed: 225 mph
9. Pagani Huayra
Named after a South American wind god, this one-of-a-kind beauty is about as fast as the wind….or maybe even faster. The Huayra reaches 238 mph, thanks to its 6 liter 60-degree, twin turbo V12 engine. Out of all the fastest production cars in the world, this one has one of the more unique designs.
Pagani Huayra Top Speed: 238 mph
8. Koenigsegg CCXR
This isn’t the last you’ll hear of Koenigsegg on this list (foreshadowing), but the CCXR is a monster in its own right. This bad boy reaches nearly 250 miles per hour. It features a 4.8 liter twin-supercharged flex-fuel Koenigsegg engine that churns out a whopping 1018 horsepower! One of the fastest production cars ever!
Koenigsegg CCXR Top Speed: 249 mph
7. McLaren Speedtail
Quite possibly the most unique body frame on this list, the McLaren Speedtail also features a fairly unique engine design as well. The 4 liter, twin-turbocharged V8 engine with parallel hybrid system puts this aerodynamic speedster at number 7 on the list of fastest production cars.
McLaren Speedtail Top Speed: 250 mph
6. 2005 Bugatti Veyron
The 2005 Bugatti Veyron puts you in control of 721 horsepower and 9,22 pound-feet of torque at 2,000 rpm. The auto only needs 266 of this horsepower from the 8.0-liter quad-turbo powertrain to reach 155 mph. The auto has an official top speed of 254 miles per hour, but you need to turn the special “speed key” to achieve it. This will drop the ride height, close the front diffuser panels, and almost fully retract the tail spoiler and rear wing. Those changes drop the drag coefficient to 0.36 from 0.37. One of the fastest production cars ever!
2005 Bugatti Veyron: 254 mph
5. 2017 Bugatti Chiron
The 2017 Bugatti Chiron has a speedometer with 310 mph on it and Bugatti claims that it can reach 261 mph. According to the automaker, this was the first production sports car in the world to have 1,500 horsepower. You will have to be lucky and rich to drive one, as each cost $2.6 million at launch and only 500 were made. The Chiron features an all-mesh tail, a badge made from silver, and quad-LED headlights. Aerodynamics includes a four-position rear wing and spoiler, hydraulically operated diffuser, and front splitters.
2017 Bugatti Chiron Top Speed: 261 mph
4. Shelby Supercars Ultimate Aero
How does a car reach over 255 miles per hour? A twin-turbo V8 engine that churns out out a monstrous 1,287 horsepower and 1,112 pound-feet of torque.
SSC Ultimate Aero Top Speed: 256 mph
3. Hennessy Venom GT
This baby just screams luxury and performance. And why shouldn’t it? With a ridiculous 1800+ horsepower output, a legendary Hennessy V8 engine and a price tag north of $1 million – luxury and performance seem necessary. The 3rd fastest production car in the world sure is a sight to see.
Hennessy Venom GT Top Speed: 270 mph
2. Koenigsegg Agera RS
The 2nd fastest production car in the world goes to the completely unique Koenigsegg Agera RS. This Swedish bad boy bad boy features a twin-turbocharged V8 engine and a 7-speed dual clutch.
Koenigsegg Agera RS Top Speed: 277 mph
1. SSC Tuatara
Well here it is folks, the #1 fastest production car in the world! The Shelby Supercars Tuatara – labeled an “otherworldly driving experience” – reaches a phenomenal 300 miles per hour due to its 5.9 L (360.0 cu in) twin-turbocharged V8 engine.
SSC Tuatara Top Speed: 300 mph