Last year we brought you “Rip Roaring Fast Cars in 2016” which highlighted the Venom GT taking you up to 270 miles per hour, the McLaren 675LT at 205 mph and the Audi R8 also up to 205 mph. So will 2017 cars move even faster? As unimaginable as it may seem, the answer is YES!
The Texas manufacturer has beat its own record of 207 mph with the 2017 Hennessy Venom F5 at 290 miles per hour made in America! This hypercar has 1500 horsepower and reaches speed in two seconds. However, don’t expect to see too many of these in the grocery store parking lot. According to Hennessy Venom website: "Production is very limited, making the Hennessey Venom F5 not only one of the quickest and fastest hypercar in the World, but also one of the most exclusive."
The Venom GT that we reported on last year sold 12 of its $1.2 million Venom GTs in its six-year production run. But now, the era of the Venom GT draws to a close. According to Road and Track, as of January 19th, all these beauties are SOLD OUT.
Coming in second place is the Bugatti Chiron with a speed up to 260 mph, 1500 horsepower, and a 16 cylinder engine. This super-car is manufactured by the Bugatti Automotive Group which is owned by Volkswagen. Start saving your pennies for this one, it is currently running around $2.6 million plus (based on current exchange rate).
Also making the list this year:
The Saleen S7 Twin Turbo at 248 mph and $550,000
The McLaren F1 at 240 mph and $1.1 million
The Noble M600 at 225 mph and $300,000
For something a little more affordable, fast and fun you might want to check these winners out.
- The 2017 Lotus Evora 400 will get you 0 to 60 in 4.1 seconds for just under $90,000. The Lotus is returning to the United States after two years and capable of reaching 186 mph.
- The 2017 Hyundai Genesis Coupe will take you up to 146 mph at a kinder price tag of around $30,000.
- The 2017 Chevrolet Camaro makes a fast highway pass reaching 60 mph in 4.3 seconds for around $27,000.
Looking even further into the future, the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon promises, even more fun rolling off the assembly line 200 pounds lighter than the Dodge Hellcat.
Looking for speed and fuel efficiency? According to Forbes, this is entirely possible through a few engineering marvels. The Audi TSS gets up to 27 miles per gallon while still capable of making 60 mph in 5.8 seconds.
The Chevrolet Camaro previously mentioned can maintain up to 29 miles per gallon and the Ford Mustang up to 31 miles per gallon hitting 50 in 5.3 seconds.
Out of all of the dynamic super sonic fast cars which one would you choose? For those willing to travel at hyper speed with all the bells and whistles car manufactures can instill there appears to be something for everyone.
Happy, fast and safe travels to all!