12 of the Highest Horsepower Cars in the World
Absolute power corrupts absolutely. These high horsepower cars are on earth to toy with your mind.
June 15, 2018. In List Articlesby Updated on
Supercars aren’t even rare these days; you can pretty much find one in every big city. The apex predators – the highest horsepower cars in the world – they are a breed apart.
You need an ‘in’ at the factory to buy them at all and they’re a clear way for the 1% of the 1% to show the rest of the world who is really on top. They can cost millions of dollars, they can be a nightmare in the inner city and you may never use more than 10% of the throttle. These cars are about status, theater, and plain showing off.
Feast your eyes on 10 of the most powerful production cars that money can buy.
1. Hennessey Venom F5
Power: 1600+ bhp
Price: $1.6 million
This is billed as America’s hypercar and, having started building supercars by essentially modifying a Lotus, John Hennessey has taken it to the next-level with the 1600 bhp Hennessey Venom F5. This is a 301 mph car and was designed from the ground up with high-speeds in mind.
This is a car to take to the strip, race against the best, and then drive home.
It’s small by hypercar standards and it comes with an 8-liter V8 with ‘at least’ two turbos and a minimum output of 1600 bhp, with more on offer. It has low-drag aero, weighs 2950 lbs and should hit 186 mph in less than 10 seconds.
It’s a throwback of a car which rejects modern hybrid technology in favor of brute force. You can even order your Venom F5 with an old-school manual transmission, which we are sure plenty of customers will. There are just 24 going into production and they start at $1.6 million. Don’t worry, though, because if you haven’t ordered yours already then you have already missed out.
The VenomF5 is new, and the arms race never ends, but right now the USA is winning the war and has the highest horsepower car in the world.