1.Bugatti Veyron Super Sport
The Bugatti Veyron Super Sport reached a Guinness World Records-certified top speed of 431 km/h or 268 mph. However, as Guinness notes, the cars shipped to customers are restricted to 258 mph — to protect the tires, which don’t hold up well at the higher speeds. The Veyron Super Sport has four enlarged turbochargers and bigger intercoolers; the 16-cylinder engine has a total of 1,200 horsepower and 1,106 lb.-ft. of torque. It is the fastest road car in production. The SSC Ultimate Aero held the previous Guinness record of 255.83 mph. The Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, depending on production details and foreign-exchange rates, will cost between $2.4 to $2.6 million.
2.Hennessey Venom GT
The Hennessey Venom GT goes from 0-60 mph in 2.5 seconds. If you want to go to 200 mph, it will take another 12.8 seconds. It has a 6.2-liter turbocharged V8 with 1,200 horsepower and a price tag of around $1 million. Hennessey Performance Engineering says it has a theoretical top speed of 275 mph, but it has been tested to a top speed of just 260 mph.
3.Koenigsegg Agera R
The Koenigsegg Agera R has been clocked at 260 mph and does 0-60 in 2.9 seconds. The company, however, claims the 2013 model has a top speed of 273 mph. The Agera, available in left- or right-hand drive, has a Koenigsegg aluminum 5.0-liter V8 with 1,140 horsepower. The price for the 2013 model hasn’t been announced yet. Earlier versions went for about $1.6 million. Remember that the optional winter wheels and tires can add another $12,000 to the price.
4.SSC Ultimate Aero
The Ultimate Aero, made by SSC North America, AKA Shelby SuperCars, goes from 0-60 in 2.78 seconds and has a tested top speed of 257.4 mph. SSC says it has a projected top speed of 273 mph. It has a SSC-designed aluminum V8 engine with 1,287 horsepower. It has a ground clearance of just 4 inches but the price is a little taller, starting around $650,000.
5.Saleen S7 Twin Turbo
The Saleen S7 Twin Turbo is a two-door coupe with a 7.0-liter all-aluminum V8, designed by Steve Saleen. The car’s price tag in 2005 was $585,000. The Twin Turbo, with the later optional competition package, has 1,000 horsepower and goes 0-60 in 2.8 seconds. It’s been tested to a speed of 248 mph.
Koenigsegg’s back, with the CCX. This car’s V8 with 806 horsepower will get up to 245 mph and only cost about $550,000. The predecessor of the Agera R debuted at the 2006 Geneva car show and was designed for the U.S. market. It was produced in Sweden from 2006 to 2010.
The McLaren F1 super car hit 240 mph and went from 0-60 in 3.2 seconds in its heyday. Only about 106 were produced between 1992 and 1998. It’s famed for its batwing doors and its 627 horsepower, V12 engine. Its base price was around $970,000. Shown here is a 1993 McLaren F1.
This is the first Danish-designed super car, offering a version for the U.S. market with a 7.0-liter BMW V8, 1,250 horsepower and a top speed of 233 mph. The base price is about $1.8 million. The company has said it will produce only three of these cars each year. It’s offered with several options, including a tool kit, a tailored car cover and a roll cage with four-point safety harness.
The Noble M600 is a hand-built British super car that goes from 0-60 in 3.7 seconds and has a top speed of 225 mph. It has a twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V8 engine with up to 650 horsepower and the base prices is about $330,000.
The Gumpert Apollo debuted in 2005, designed to be a car that would be ready for both the street and the racetrack. It has a 4.2-liter V8 engine with a top speed of 225 mph. The designer, Roland Gumpert, says on the company website, “It has always been my dream to have a car with so much downforce, such aero-dynamic efficiency that you could drive on the roof of a tunnel at high speed. This car can do it.” The Gumpert Apollo hasn’t actually been tested upside down in a tunnel yet, though. Depending on the trim and options, the car runs about $300,000 to $450,000.