If you’re the type of person who feels the need, the need for speed, 2020 just might be your year. Not only will Pete “Maverick” Mitchell make his return to the big screen in Top Gun 2, but innovation and advancements in technology will allow cars to travel at previously unimaginable speeds. Here’s a look at the three fastest cars on Earth–and where you can chase them down.Embed from Getty Images
1. The Hennessey Venom F5
What would you do with 1,817 horsepower and 1,193 pound-feet of torque? The answer lies somewhere in Texas, where you’ll find the Hennessey Venom F5, otherwise known as the fastest car in the world.
This marvel of modern-day engineering from Hennessey Special Vehicles boasts a twin-turbo V8 engine named “Fury,” goes from 0 to 60 in less than 2 seconds and has been called “the hypercar to end all hypercars.”
The specs are almost unbelievable. And since seeing is believing, you probably want to see it for yourself. That means you’ll need to road trip it down to Sealy, Texas, which is about a four-hour drive from Dallas (unless you already own a Hennessey Venom F5, in which case it will take you around 45 minutes).
But hurry, word has it that only 24 of these masterpieces will be made available.Embed from Getty Images
2. The SSC Tuatara
When something takes more than a decade to create, you know it’s going to be impressive–and the SSC Tuatara does not disappoint. After more than 10 years of research, development and testing, this road-legal, high-performance hypercar made its debut as a production car last year during Car Week in July. It looked like a fighter jet, delivered an otherworldly driving experience and hit 300 miles per hour.
If you are fortunate enough to find yourself behind the wheel, you’ll find yourself in control of up to 1,750 horsepower and a car that performs with previously unmatched precision. If this is the car you’re ready to blow your inheritance on, make your way to Manhattan Motorcars of New York, which, it has been announced, is the factory authorized Tuatara dealership.
2B. Koenigsegg Jesko
The Koenigsegg Jesko is ranked 2B because, like the SC Tuatara, it has a top speed of 300 miles per hour. It boasts a beautiful 5.0 liter twin-turbo V8 engine that generates 1,280 horsepower on standard fuel and an impressive 1,600 on E85 biofuel. It also delivers 1,106 pound-feet of torque, can hit 60 in 2.5 seconds and looks mighty impressive doing it.
Want one? You’ll have to head to Lake Forest Sportscars in Chicago or O’Gara Coach in Beverly Hills.
3. Koenigsegg Agera RS
The new decade may have ushered in a couple of new names atop the list of fastest cars in the world, but that doesn’t mean you should forget about the Koenigsegg Agera RS.
Way back in 2017, this little beauty set the world record by hitting 278 miles per hour.
That’s still good enough to keep it in the top four and worth calling out, especially in light of the impressive 1,341 horsepower and 1,010 pound-feet of torque it lets you enjoy. Find it in Chicago and Beverly Hills.
Now that you’ve finished daydreaming, don’t forget to connect with us for help reconditioning your cars that aren’t engineered to go faster than 100 miles per hour.