We can all drool about the speeds reached by insane concept cars and one-off specials, but all too often, these cars have a significant problem: they can’t be driven on public roads. From the Callaway Sledgehammer Corvette to the Mercedes-Benz SLR Stirling Moss, these cars must remain on private roads, tracks, and our imaginations. Luckily, road-legal supercars can reach or beat speeds set by these monsters, so let’s explore ten of the best.
1. Bugatti Veyron Super Sport
Ah, the Veyron. For a generation, this car represents everything supercars should be, and the Super Sport is the best of the best. Powered by Bugatti’s frankly mad W16 engine, the Super Sport can hit 267 mph, but is limited to 257 mph. Not to worry though, as the acceleration can compete with even super-bikes, hitting 60mph in 2.46 seconds.
2. Porsche 918 Spyder
It’s becoming increasingly common in supercar circles for manufacturers to employ hybrid technology in their cars, and the 918 Spyder shows that this is no bad thing. This chiselled beast tops the 60mph mark even faster than the Veyron, hitting the mark in just 2.2 seconds.