Hold On To Your Seat! These Are The Fastest Sports Cars Of 2016!

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I know it’s hard to believe, but there is a set of cars out there that is just getting quicker and quicker with each new release. Just when you thought you’d hit top speed, a newer model ends up blowing the old speed records sky high. From the Hennessey Venom GT clocking in at 270 mph (WOW!) to the Ferrari Enzo at a mere 217 mph (barely moving!), these models will give you a spin of a lifetime. And as we all know, they just keep getting faster and faster. Well, it looks like there is no limit to how fast these newer cars can go, but here is a list of what our test results look like.

Hennessey Venom GT – When it comes to super fast, there might not even be another car in the same league with the Hennessey Venom GT. It comes with a Lotus Elise chassis and its 7.0 liter twin turbocharged V8 engine is a mighty 1,244 hp. Although it was manufactured by Hennessey Performance Engineering, it was put together in England. It was tested in 2014 on the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, where this powerhouse of a car hit 270.4 mph on a single-direction run on a straight track. With Brian Smith behind the wheel, it set a new world speed record for 2-seater sports cars.

According to Smith, “It was still pulling,” and it’s his assumption that it hadn’t even reached top speed. The tracked speed was verified independently, but has not yet been updated in the Guinness Book of World Records.

Bugatti Veyron Super Sport – With the production of the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, Volkswagen reached its goal of building the world’s quickest production car. Following the purchase of the Bugatti brand, it loaded the Veyron Super Sport with a quad turbocharged W16 engine. Boasting 1,000 hp, it ripped off 268 mph at Ehra-Lessein, the Volkswagen test track. Although the Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse remains the fastest car with an open top, the Veyron Super Sport is still recorded in Guinness Book of World Records as the fastest production car.

SSC Ultimate Aero – Back in 2007, we were astounded by the SSC Ultimate Aero, a car we’d never even heard of. It was built by Shelby SuperCars and became the fastest production car at that time when it hit 256 mph. Under the hood it hides a twin-turbocharged V8 6.3 liter engine with 1,287 hp. With no electronic driver aids, Shelby wanted the design to be “a driver’s car.”

Koenigsegg CCR – At 242 mph, the Koenigsegg CCR, built by the Swedish builder of the same name, was the fastest car in 2005. It was tested in the Nardo Ring in Italy that year. Under the hood was a 4.7 liter V8 engine designed by the Koenigsegg company. It was all held together by a carbon-fiber body with few electronic aids.

McLaren F1 – The McLaren F1 is not only fast, it’s super-cool. The body is carbon fiber and the engine bay is lined with gold. The driver’s seat is centered and oh yes, about the engine. It’s a 6.1 liter BMW M V12. How’s that for loaded? Its speed on the track is 241 mph.

Aston Martin One-77 – In the Aston line, this one is the fastest at 220 mph. Don’t be fooled by its design. It may look similar to the typical Astons with the engine in the front, but this is a different beast altogether. Aston produced a limited run of 77 of these babes, which are based on other Aston models but these hyper-cars are lighter and more powerful.

Jaguar XJ220 – In 1992, the Jaguar XJ220 would have beat out any other car with its speed. With a twin-turbocharged V6 and a rear-wheel drive, the XJ220 revved up to 217 mph when circling the Nardo track.

McLaren P1 – This high-tech version of the F1 has a 903 hp hybrid powertrain that accelerates the turbocharged V8 engine. Even though it was built especially for its clean driving experience, it managed speed times of 217 mph.

Ferrari LaFerrari – The Ferrari LaFerrari is one of the hybrid supercars that performs well while it reaches top speeds of 217 mph. With a 6.3 liter V12 and 950 hp, it’s based on the same Kinetic Energy Recovery Systems (KERS) that’s used in its Formula One Cars.

Ferrari Enzo – Known as a supercar just 10 years ago, it was Farrari’s fastest production car built to date. It took a real driving genius to handle it, with few electronic driver aids, but still hit the clock at 217 mph.

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