We all dream of these cars. Whether it’s that poster you had hung up on your wall as a kid, the floor model you had the chance to sit in at the convention center, or the glimpse you saw that one time driving to the coast. Everyone has their fantasy car we wish would appear in our garage.
Sometimes you’re drawn in by its unique style, sometimes its the monster under the hood, and other times it might be the comfort of a full leather interior and sound system. But at the end of the day, most people always come to the same question: “How fast does she go?”
While few of us are lucky enough to possess our dream machines, we can still think about the possibilities. Here are the five fastest commercial vehicles on the road right now, to keep your appetite alive:
5. Saleen S7 Twin Turbo – Sporting an all aluminium 7000cc V8 twin turbo capable of pressurizing air at 5.5 psi, the Saleen can reach 0 to 60 mph in less than 3 seconds. The Saleen started life when American Steve Saleen embarked on a quest to create a true American Supercar. With a whopping 750 horsepower behind it, the Saleen can reach a top speed of 248 miles per hour.
4. SSC Ultimate Aero – Back in 2007 until 2010, the Ultimate Aero held the record as the fastest production car in the world with a tested max speed of 257.4 miles per hour. The Aero started its life as a conglomerate of multiple cars, like the body of a Lamborghini, the engine of a Corvette, and the gearbox of a Dodge Viper. Apparently the combination worked well together, because the result generated 1062 horesepower and a top speed of 257 miles per hour.
3. Koenigsegg Agera R – If you’re familiar with supercars, Koenigsegg is likely a familiar name for you. Supposedly, when the Agera was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show, the royal family of Oman were so taken with the car that they purchased one before it was technically “revealed.” With a hefty price tag of $1.6 million, the Agera R generates 1115 horsepower and reaches a top speed of 260 miles per hour.
2. Bugatti Veyron Super Sport – With a cost of 2.4 million, the Bugatti Veyron has a 16 cylinder, bi-turbocharged engine generating 1200 horsepower. To keep this monster from overheating, Bugatti had to include 10 radiators to various parts of the engine. such as the engine oil, the differential oil, the AC system, and so forth. All of this adds up to a top speed of 268 miles per hour.
1. Hennessey Venom GT – Claiming the title of fastest car on the list is the Venom GT, breaking the Bugatti Veyron in February of 2014. With a measured top speed of 270.49 miles per hour, the Venom holds a 7 liter turbocharged V8, churning out 1244 horse power. Of course, why write about it when you can witness the speed yourself?