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Fastest Street Legal Car In America

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It's hard to imagine a faster car on the roads than the Group B-esque Ronin Exige.

It's got a twincharged 680 horsepower motor and not much else to weigh it down. We're sure you can think of a few streetable super high horsepower drag cars out there that are faster, though.

How about the Veyron?



SSC Tuatara is faster than the Veyron (but not out yet!)


Bugatti Veyron Supersport is faster than the Bugatti Veyron (268mph vs. 253 mph)

These machines are beautiful, Ajay. Where can I learn more about them?

Darron Smith wrote me: While the Veron Supersport is the fastest legal production car that's out, that SSC Tuatara (formerly SSC AERO II) is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!

Also, he really likes the thought process that went into the naming of that sleek machine:

The Tuatara name was chosen because of inspiration drawn from the lizard that lives in New Zealand. The name means “peaks on the back”, which is symbolic to the winglets on the back of the new car. The reptile also possesses the fastest evolving DNA on the planet, which inspired Jerod Shelby. Shelby said, “Most manufacturers essentially use the same basic model and body shape for up to 10 years, while only making small refinements to it each year. After only three years in production with the Ultimate Aero, SSC’s Tuatara is about to monumentally evolve in the areas of sophistication, design, aerodynamics and shear all‐around performance. We felt that the fastest evolving DNA was a perfect definition of SSC’s latest project.


1100HP GTR, anyone?

Only $140k to put together... :)

So if you can't afford a Veyron, get this!

Faster over what distance? 0-60mph, 0-100mph, or top speed? Inquiring minds need to know!

That is a very good question, and why there is so much debate on Jalopnik.

None of them look this cool, however. (You can boost a Cobra to over 1000 hp.)

There's a lot of supercars out there, but I'll focus on a few truly American favorites:

New Mclaren's are out in a few weeks, but the old F1 v12 is no sloucher at 627hp, 3.2 seconds/240mph. Also a Saleen S7 pulls 750 hp with nothing much more than AWD and a body too, 2.8sec/248mph.

The rest of the list:

Funnier, I thought you were going to say a Mitsubishi Evo.

Top Gear demonstrated that the stock FQ-400 could surprisingly keep up with a Lamborghini Murciélago around a test track. The Stig recorded a Top Gear Power Lap Times of 1 minute and 24.8 seconds, 1.1 seconds slower than the Murciélago's time of 1 minute 23.7 seconds.[9] In a similar test conducted by Evo magazine, the Evolution was able to lap the Bedford Autodrome faster than an Audi RS4 and a Porsche 911 Carrera 4S.

My personal favorite is the Ariel Atom 500, 0-60 in 2.5 seconds. It also holds the fastest lap on the Top gear track.


This is what it did to Jeremy Clarkson's face.


Lol, yes it's an enzo without the bodywork. An over-sized go-kart!

Worlds fastest Electric (street) car! Merecedes SLS AMG Electric Drive! 740HP & 738 LB FT. of torque! Gorgeous. Fast. Wow!


That's beautiful, Ajay. Take that, Tesla and Fisker!

And now, the world's fastest hybrid: The Porsche 918 Spyder! 580HP V-8 + 215 HP electric drive -- total of 795HP and it's lighter than the carrera GT!

To me, this is the spirtual successor of the 959!

Wait, what? Holy crap, I just read in my son's boy's life less than 15 days ago it was a Quimera. Things change pretty fast around here! It's got a 700hp electric engine, so maybe it's apples to oranges.

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