Car enthusiasts draw tremendous inspiration from the Fast and Furious series of Hollywood blockbusters. These high-octane thrill rides take viewers on testosterone-fueled adventures through hotrod central. The iconic performances of Vin Diesel and the late Paul Walker have left an indelible impression on motoring fans worldwide.
Today, we pay homage to the fastest classic street-legal cars, showcasing our handpicked selection of meticulously souped-up supercars. It’s part of our cultural zeitgeist; When the rubber meets the road, we drop a gear and tear up the track.
We might see incredible vehicles in the XXX films, speedsters in Gran Turismo or Forza, and powerful trucks in games like FIA European Truck Racing or Highway Kings slots, but the motors we want to talk about today are very real, and they are very legal.
Get ready for incredible video clips, explosive commentary, and a star-studded lineup of supercars. Ladies & gentlemen, we’ve got the need for speed, and we love the torque, traction, and handling capacity of these insane street-legal cars. Strap yourself in; we’re ready to go!
2019 Bugatti Chiron
We’re all veritable kings of the track as we examine some of the most enduring, endearing, and excellent vehicles ever constructed. If fast and furious is your calling, you’re going to want to take a look at the 2019 Bugatti Chiron. It clocks in at a comfortable 304.77 mph top end. Now, for those who work in KPH, expect a whole lot more bite from this beast.
The Bugatti is part of a series of world-class high-performance vehicles known for their exceptional road handling capacity, speed, comfort, and performance. Of course, it’s thanks to the Michelin tires that this car is able to grip the road with such force and tear down the track at blistering speed. You have to have a pair of steel bearings to keep your foot cemented on the accelerator at these speeds. But there’s plenty more where that car came from.
The Hennessey Venom GT
Have you ever heard of the Hennessey Venom GT? It has nothing to do with alcohol at your favorite club in Las Vegas, and it doesn’t go with gin and tonic. The Hennessey Venom GT was the closest thing you got to perfection on the track. At least, it was until Koenigsegg destroyed this vehicle with its own supercar.
The Hennessey Venom GT roadster is a beast. It features a 7 L bi-turbo V8 engine that revs from 20 to 120 mph in just 7.71 seconds. It’s not a standard production car because a limited number of them were produced, but it clocks in at a whopping 270.49 mph. That’s well over 430 km an hour of sheer driving pleasure. Take a look at the video above for an unbelievable look at this car in action.
1993 McLaren F1
Now, let’s go back in time to 1993. That’s like eons ago in the supercar arena – but no less relevant. We begin this tale with the 1993 McLaren F1. This hotrod cost a cool £500,000 to build, constructed exclusively of carbon fiber, with a gold-lined engine bay to reflect heat. Featuring a 6.1 L BMW engine, this car clocked 0 to 60 mph in just 3.2 seconds.
The 0 to 100 mph was recorded at 6.3 seconds. Impressive by anyone’s admission, the 1993 McLaren F1 remains a top 10 contender for best supercar of all time. FYI: these are incredibly valuable cars. Back in 2017, a McLaren F1 sold for $16 million. So, you know they’re in high demand, and rightly so.
Lamborghini Miura P400
We close out our top four list with the 1967 Lamborghini Miura P400. Now, everyone expects a Lambo to be among the top vehicles of all time, but this one doesn’t make the grade by today’s speed standards. It did back in the 60s. The Miura featured a 3.9 L, V12 engine – a gas guzzler of note with 350 BHP; this car clocked 0 to 60 mph in 7.0 seconds. Just 275 original models were made, and only a handful remain in circulation today. By the way, the top end of this car was 171 mph, or 275.198 km/h. Still very fast but not unique in that capacity. It’s a rare, small, exotic vehicle – a valuable gem from its era!