Hennessey Venom F5
. Hennessey was a drink favoured by rappers, but its also the name of an American car tuning firm that started building its own supercar the Venom GT in 2010. but in fact there are lots of tiny companies producing (or planning to produce) insanely fast cars, all of which make your average Ferrari or Porsche seem a bit common.This, the carbonfibrebodied Venom F5, is Hennesseys latest creation. Read on to find out more about the supercars that are
Hennessey Venom F5 290mph plus
. As well as a new set of body panels, which are more aerodynamically efficent than before, the Hennessey Venom F5 is set to get a heavily revised version of the twinturbo V8 that features in the Venom GT. The result should be at least 1,400hp, up from the paltry 1,244hp of the current car.Given enough space, Hennessey calculates the changes mean the F5 should be good for around 290mph. And you know what? Unlike some of the other claims in this gal
W Motors Lykan Hypersport 245mph
. The W Motors Lykan Hypersport is the worlds first Lebanese sports car and at ?2.2 million, the Beirutbuilt motor isnt exactly cheap. At least for your money you do get plenty of performance.A midmounted, twinturbo sixcylinder motor pushes out 720hp, meaning 062mph takes 2.8 seconds, while the top speed stands at a breathless 245mph.
Trion Nemesis 300mph
. For a start, this cars name Trion Nemesis automatically grants it inclusion to the exclusive hypercar club. Then you learn it has a twinturbo V8 engine that produces 2,000hp. Thats twice that of a Bugatti Veyron. Really.Trions performance claims stand at 2.8 seconds for the 062mph sprint and 270mph all done. Best of all, the Nemesis has a Predator Mode, which alters the cabin lighting, firms up the suspension dampers, reduces the ride height an
Arrinera Hussarya 224mph
. The Arrinera Hussarya is Polands first attempt at a supercar and as debuts go, it really isnt bad. Sharp angles and rakish lines mean it certainly looks the part, but its got a chassis and engine to back the visuals up, too.Lee Noble of Noble M12 fame has helped engineer the car, so it should handle beautifully. Itll go like stink as well, thanks to the 650hp V8 mounted behind the passenger compartment. The 062mph takes a claimed 3.2 seconds.
Lotech Mercedes Benz C1000 268mph
. This crazylooking contraption might be old, but its still brilliant and very exclusive indeed. This 1995 Lotec C1000, effectively a Sauber Mercedes Le Mans racer underneath, used a 5.6litre V8 twinturbo engine which kicked out 850hp and 722lb ft of torque, although theres a rumour the Lotec actually hit 1,000hp, hence the name.Still, the quoted output was apparently good enough for 268mph flat out thats as fast as a Bugatti Veyron SuperSport ov
Icona Vulcano 217mph
. Ignore the somewhat outrageous press picture complete with crazy flames the Icona Vulcano really is a classy car.Along with the design, the spec details are simply delectable: a 6.0litre V12 combined with an electric motor produces 950hp in total, meaning the benchmark 062mph dash is dispatched in 2.9 seconds, with a 217mph top speed on the cards. A ?2.5 million price tag means it isnt cheap, though.
Hennessey Venom GT 270 49mph
. The Hennessey Venom GT is technically the fastest car you can buy. It hit a top speed of 270.49mph on a runway in America, eclipsing the Bugatti Veyron Super Sports 267.8mph effort. Besides, that cars top speed is limited to 258mph anyway, to save its tyres from exploding. The new record means the Venom Whatsitsname is the fastest streetlegal production car you can buy.And the Venom isnt the only member of the double tonne club youve probably nev
. The Spaniards arent necessarily known for making superexotic and ridiculously rapid sports cars. Step forward the Tramontana 720hp from its 5.5litre twinturbo V12 means 202mph despite an aerodynamic profile as subtle as a bewinged house brick.
Panoz Abruzzi 200mph plus
. Batmans weekend runaround is going to divide opinion in the looks department. Panoz do V8 muscle very well so well in fact, that its successful Le Mans cars all used the ol American favourite configuration. The Abruzzi gets a 650hp unit and despite that gaping mouth, should be good for over 200mph.
Faralli and Mazzanti Evantra 200mph plus
. A 603hp 3.5litre twinturbo flatsix and a carboncomposite body keeping the kerb weight down to just 1,200kg in this big twoseat coup? combine to give electrifying performance: 062mph takes 3.5 seconds while top speed is well in excess of 200mph.
Shayton Equilibrium 250mph
. This is the Shayton Equilibrium or the hypercar for the new millennium as the manufacturer likes to call it. A 1,084hp V12 means the Equilibrium sees away 62mph from rest in 2.9 seconds and will touch 250mph.
Gemballa Mirage GT 208mph
. What was the last thing the 612hp Porsche Carrera GT needed? More power? Well it got it when serial Porsche fettlers Gemballa tuned the cars 5.7litre V10 motor to 650hp, upping its top speed to 208mph in the process.It probably would have gone faster if it werent for that hideous bodykit
Beck LM 800 217mph
. The Swiss Beck LM 800 comes from a country where speed is a serious nono. The cars futuristic Group C racer looks are mated to a 650hp twinturbocharged 4.2litre V8 motor driving the rear wheels through a sevenspeed sequential gearbox. Its another racing car for the road with go to match the show: 062mph takes 3.0 seconds dead and it wont stop until it reaches 217mph.
Rapier SL C 222mph
. This pseudo racer with number plates gets a supercharged 6.2litre Chevy V8 making 638hp a relatively modest output by the standards set so far. Still, its good enough to shoot the Rapier Superlight Coup?, or SLC, to a terminal velocity of 222mph. Oh, and what a name.
Wysstec Leblanc Mirabeau 230mph
. This is the Wysstec Leblanc Mirabeau, and no, it hasnt just escaped from the start line at Le Mans. But it is built to FIA/ACO rules so could compete there, even though its actually street legal. It wouldnt be at all out of its depth either a 700hp twinsupercharged 4.7litre V8 means a top speed of 230mph, more than quick enough for the Mulsanne Straight.
Zenvo ST1 233mph
. Can you name a Danish sports car manufacturer? Try Zenvo. The company makes the ST1 a ?1.15 million, carbonfibrebodied 233mph missile. That top speed comes courtesy of a 1,250hp 7.0litre twincharged thats supercharged and turbocharged V8 engine.
Covini C3A 190mph
. Can you spot whats unusual about the Covini C3A? Thats right, it only has one windscreen wiper most cars have two... OK, apart from the obvious sixwheeled layout, things to note about the Covini are its Audisourced 500hp 4.2litre V8 motor and its top speed of 190mph.
Saleen S7 Twin Turbo 248mph
. Proper supercar looks, proper supercar performance from its 7.0litre twinturbocharged Fordsourced V8, a proper ?300,000plus supercar pricetag and a 248mph top speed. Nuff said.
Weber Faster One 248mph
. Weber Sportcars claims its Faster One is the quickest automobile in the world what do you say to that Dagger GT? We suppose fastest depends on what yardstick you use. Quickest to 62mph? Top speed? Ingear acceleration? The Faster One is a contender 900hp and 774lb ft of torque, 900kg, 062mph in 2.7 seconds and 248mph alldone see to that.