Over the past decades, car-makers all over the world were obsessed with creating the best supercars this planet have ever seen. With unyielding passion, they build extremely powerful engines to surpass the 1,000 horsepower mark and secure a spot in this very exclusive club. However, the competition is getting stiffer as more car-makers are coming up with fast, handsome road monsters ready to go head-on against the industry giants. So in no particular order of speed or power, here are the best supercars with over a thousand horsepower under the hood!
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1. SSC Ultimate Aero
The SSC Ultimate Aero is a real monster that comes with a 6.3-liter twin turbo V8 engine generating 1,287 horsepower and 1,004 pound-feet of torque. This supercar has a projected top speed of 255.83 mph and can go from zero to 62 mph in just 2.65 seconds. The Ultimate Aero may not be as famous as the Bugatti Veyron, but there was a brief period it held the record for the world’s fastest car.
2. Hennessey Venom GT Spyder
The Hennessey Venom GT is an American supercar that packs 7.0-liter Hennessey-built twin-turbo V8 engine and brags a maximum power output of 1,451 horsepower. The Venom GT recently set a new world record for the open-top sports car with a top speed of 265.6 mph beating the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse by more than 11 mph. This beast can blast from zero to 60mph in 2.4 seconds, 4.4 seconds in 100mph, and 200mph in just 12.8 seconds.
3. Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse
One of the world’s fastest and most powerful roadster on this planet is the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse, which boasts a 7.9-liter W16 engine with four massive turbochargers and it produces a monstrous outcome of 1,200 hp. This French beast can hit a staggering 255 mph and go from zero to 60 in 2.4 seconds. If you’re one of those fortunate few who can afford this car, you’ll also have to buy a large piece of land to enjoy this machine.
4. Koenigsegg Agera R
This Swedish supercar offers 1,100 horsepower and 885 lb-ft of torque. Under the hood of the Koenigsegg Agera lies a monster in a face of a 5.0-liter V8 engine capable of hitting 60 mph in 2.9 blistering seconds and hit a top speed of 260 mph. The Agera R has one of the highest power to weight ratios in the business today.
5. Zenvo ST1
No one could ever imagine a supercar will rise from a place mostly known for pastries, windmills, and low crime rates, let alone the devil’s toy that pumps out 1,104 horsepower. The Zenvo ST1 boasts a turbocharged, supercharged 7.0-liter V8 engine that can blast from a standstill to 62mph in 3 seconds flat and has an electronically limited top speed of 233mph. This Danish supercar can be driven on the road legally in fifty states — that’s if you have $2 million to purchase it.
6. Bugatti Chiron
We all know that Bugatti makes really fast cars and the Veyron is a rigorous proof of their genius, but there’s nothing stopping them in creating a more powerful and faster supercar. Meet the Bugatti Chiron —a 1500 hp beast far quicker than many racing machines out there. This beast packs a quad-turbo 8.0-liter W16 engine and can go 62mph in 2.5 seconds.
7. Mosler MT900 GTR XX
When the Bugatti Chiron’s speed is not enough to satisfy your raging soul, the Mosler MT900 GTR XX Twin Turbo Land Shark will surely fit the bill. This monstrosity weighs only 1898 lbs and utilizes a 381 cubic inch V8 engine that delivers a whopping 2,500 horsepower. The Land Shark can blast 9 seconds flat in a quarter mile run.
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A supercar is wonderfully impractical and yet so desirable. Automakers will continue to redefine the norms and produce the best supercars with massive amounts of horsepower and speed. We can’t wait to see what comes next.
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