10 of the Fastest Road Legal Cars in the World

From the time when companies first started to manufacture cars, there has always been this constant war or competition if you will, of who can build the top fastest cars! Several carmakers create one-off supercars simply to showcase the technology and innovation that their firms boast, whilst others constantly look for ways to refine and improve upon existing models in order to get past that 60 mph barrier even quicker.

Although it is possible to buy supercars such as Ferraris and Lamborghinis, one doesn’t often get the opportunity to try out the claims manufacturers to make due to speed limit restrictions imposed by governments around the world (well you wouldn’t do 150mph down your local High Street, would you).

Of course, many supercar owners transport their vehicles to test tracks and circuits around the world in other to drive at maximum speeds restriction-free. But did you know that most of the fastest cars in the world are actually road-legal and that you can drive them around town (obviously within legal speeds) as well as up to your favorite racing circuit and then home again?

Companies around the world make different types of cars for different regions of the world. Some of them are famous for the fastest drag cars and people are admiring their work. Here are 10 of the fastest ever road-legal cars in the world for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy!

1. Bugatti Veyron Super Sport

  • Power plant: 8.0-litre quad-turbocharged V8 engine;
  • Max power: 1,200 brake horsepower;
  • Top speed: 268mph;
  • To 60 mph: 2.5 seconds.

Bugatti Veyron Super Sport

Photo by cmonville

2. Hennessey Venom GT

  • Power plant: 7.0 litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine;
  • Max power: 1,244 brake horsepower;
  • Top speed: 266 mph;
  • 0 to 60 mph: 2.7 seconds.

Hennessey Venom GT

Photo by Supermac1961

3. SSC Ultimate Aero

  • Power plant: 6.3 litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine;
  • Max power: 1,287 brake horsepower;
  • Top speed: 257 mph;
  • 0 to 60 mph: 2.78 seconds.

SSC Ultimate Aero

Photo by mantas j photography

4. Saleen S7 Twin-Turbo

  • Power plant: 7.0 litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine;
  • Max power: 750 brake horsepower;
  • Top speed: 248 mph;
  • 0 to 60 mph: 2.8 seconds.

Saleen S7 Twin-Turbo

Photo by Schen Photography

5. Zenvo ST1

  • Power plant: 6.8 litre supercharged and turbocharged V8 engine;
  • Max power: 1,104 brake horsepower;
  • Top speed: 233 mph;
  • to 60 mph: 2.9 seconds.

Zenvo ST1

Photo by treeday77

6. Koenigsegg CCX

  • Power plant: 806 brake horsepower;
  • Top speed: 245 mph;
  • 0 to 60 mph: 3.1 seconds.

Koenigsegg CCX

Photo by Axion23

7. McLaren F1

  • Engine: 6.1 litre naturally-aspirated V12 engine;
  • Power output: 618 brake horsepower;
  • Top speed: 240 mph;
  • 0-60 mph: 3.2 seconds.

McLaren F1

Photo by exfordy

8. PaganiHuayra

  • Engine: 6.0 litre naturally-aspirated V12 engine;
  • Power output: 620 brake horsepower;
  • Top speed: 231 mph;
  • 0-60 mph: 3.3 seconds.


Photo by Axion23

9. Bristol Fighter T

  • Engine: 8.0 litre turbocharged V12 engine;
  • Power output: 1,012 brake horsepower;
  • Top speed: 225 mph;
  • 0-60 mph: 3.5 seconds.

Bristol Fighter T

Photo by exfordy

10. Lamborghini Murcielago

  • Engine: 6.2 litre V12 engine;
  • Power output: 572 brake horsepower;
  • Top speed: 206 mph;
  • 0-60 mph: 3.5 seconds.

Lamborghini Murcielago

Photo by The Car Spy

I hope you enjoyed this fascinating insight into the cars from the kingdom of speed, let me know which one your favourite is by posting in the comments box below!

Rugal has spent most of his life in, around and under cars, from a childhood filled with Matchbox cars to bloodied knuckles as an ASE-certified mechanic and, since 2006, as an automotive journalist.