Top 10 Fastest Cars
The 2016 Geneva Motor Show was a supercar-laden affair, but even among its spectacular rivals, the Apollo Arrow stood out. Here is the Top 10 Fastest Cars in The World.
Apollo Arrow (223 mph)
- The Arrow equips an Audi-sourced 4.0-liter biturbo V8 that has been tuned, tweaked, and tickled to produce a cool 1000 hp and 738 lb-ft, numbers that get more impressive when you consider the car’s low weight of 2,866 lbs.
- The math adds up pretty well in this case, as the Arrow can sprint to 60 mph in only 2.9 seconds and prance all the way up to 223 mph before running out of steam.
- In early 2016, the Apollo Automobil brand rose from the ashes of Gumpert, a lovably unhinged manufacturer that brought us the brutal Gumpert Apollo.
- The Arrow is the successor to the ol’ Gumpert in many ways, because even though it’s been given a makeover, underneath the skin it’s as crazy as ever.
Lamborghini Veneno (221 mph)
- Sometimes you get what you pay for in life, and the Lamborghini Veneno proves it by appearing on our Most Expensive Cars in the World list as well as this one.
- That’s right, this $4.5-million supercar is actually quite the bargain.
- There’s also the comic book/stealth fighter styling, which is worth the price of admission for some.
- If you thought $4.5 million was a lot, you’ll love this — in 2014, a Veneno sold in Germany for a whopping $6.5 million. Perhaps the word “bargain” was a bit of a stretch.
Aston Martin One-77 (220 mph)
- The One-77 is the most extreme road-going Aston ever, and the fastest. It may share a front-engined layout with “regular” Astons, but the One-77 is a completely different animal.
- It is, after all, the only front-engined car on this list.
- The One-77 proves that incredibly fast cars don’t have to focus solely on performance.
- Its character is almost as special as its 220 mph top speed and limited production run.
Jaguar XJ220 (217 mph)
- The XJ220 lost six cylinders and two driven wheels on the way to production, but it still managed to claim the title of fastest production car in 1992.
- Buyers weren’t as impressed by the production version as they were with the concept, and a weak early ‘90s economy tanked sales.
McLaren P1 (217 mph)
- McLaren’s successor to the F1 isn’t as fast, but it’s much more high tech. Its 903-hp hybrid powertrain seamlessly blends electric and turbocharged V8 power, making the P1 one of the most capable performance cars ever made.
- During the car’s press junket, McLaren said it emphasized the driving experience over outright top speed. Maybe the company didn’t think it could compete with Bugatti, or maybe it just thought organ-shredding lateral grip was a better way to torture customers than stratospheric speeds.Top 10 Fastest Cars in The World
Ferrari LaFerrari (217 mph)
- Along withe P1 and the Porsche 918 Spyder, the Ferrari LaFerrari is part of a trio of hybrid supercars that showed the world that performance cars don’t have to be (too) inefficient.
- The Ferrari matches the McLaren for top speed and cleverness.
- Not only does the LaFerrari give its driver 950 hp to play with, it also provides the instantaneous response of electric motors to get things going.
Porsche 918 Spyder (210 mph)
- It may be a hair less impressive than the McLaren P1 and Ferrari LaFerrari in the top end, but with a maximum speed of 210 mph, the 918 is no slowpoke.
- The Spyder can obviously hold its own on the straights.
- But the German is at its most comfortable on the track.
- Its all-wheel drive traction and unbelievable acceleration combine to take on the record books.
- In 2013, the vehicle lapped the Nürburgring in just 6:57, becoming the third-quickest production car ever to do so.
- It also holds the production car lap record at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
Audi R8 (205 mph)
- The 200-mph benchmark is an important measuring stick for supercars.
- It separates the men from the boys, if you will.
- In 2015, Audi finally broke into the 200-mph club with the second-generation V10 Plus model, which boasts an impressive top speed of 205 mph.
- Perhaps more noteworthy than the coupe’s big V10 and all 610 of its German ponies is the vehicle’s balance.
- The car is extremely poised, with tons of grip and a trick suspension setup that can be sporty when you want it and soft when you don’t.
Spyker C9 Preliator (201 mph)
- Everybody loves a good comeback story, and that’s exactly what we have with Spyker Cars.
- Successor to the C8 Aileron and about a dozen other C8 variants.
- Preliator builds on the classic sports car silhouette that made Spyker Cars famous.
- The automaker added several modern design touches to the Preliator though.
- including extremely sharp hood cutouts, a more streamlined body, and a spiffed-up interior.
Jaguar F-Type SVR (200 mph)
- The Jaguar F-Type owns one of the sweetest exhaust notes to ever come from a car’s caboose
- But the vehicle’s bite is just as ferocious as its bark.
- Case in point, the hardcore SVR version, which comes from the British outfit’s Special Vehicle Operations division.
- Put it all together and you have a nimble, ferocious, and stunningly sexy Jag that will roar to 200 mph given enough tarmac.
- Jaguar offers an SVR convertible as well, but if you want that open-top freedom, you’ll have to settle for “only” 195 mph.
Top 10 Fastest Cars