In order for a person to feel a dynamic set of speed while driving, an engine of 150-200 hp is enough. With. under the hood. It is difficult to imagine what a storm of emotions a motorist experiences when he presses the gas pedal of a car with a capacity of more than a thousand “horses”. It’s hard to even realize that such supercars even exist. Ho they are. And that is why I would like to talk about the most powerful machines that exist today.
In 1962, the Lotec company was founded in the Bavarian town of Kolbermoor, whose activities consisted in creating new cars and reworking / optimizing finished ones. In 2004, this concern produced a hypercar, which to this day is included in all kinds of tops, which indicate the most powerful cars in the world. We are talking about Lotec Sirius.
Under its hood is a 6.4-liter twin-turbo V12 engine that produces 1220 hp. With. This motor provides a maximum speed of 402 km / h. The model exchanges the first “hundred” after 3.8 seconds after the start. To accelerate to 200 km / h, it will take 7.8 s. A The speedometer needle reaches 300 km/h 17 seconds after the startmovement.
Hennessey Performance Engineering
This is the name of a well-known American tuning studio that creates very powerful cars. Two models designed by him are included in the ranking of the best.
The first car is known as the Hennessey Venom GT. This is a sports car based on the body of the Lotus Exige sports coupe. Three engines were installed under its hood, with a capacity of 725, 1030 and 1200 horsepower, respectively. Versions with the latest unit under the hood accelerated to 100 km/h in just 2.6 seconds.
In 2015, even more powerful machines appeared, to the name of which the prefix "Spider" was added. Under the hoods of these versions, a 1451-horsepower 7-liter engine was installed, due to which the model reached 100 km / h in 2.5 seconds. By the way, its maximum is 427.6 km/h. This limit is reachable if the limiter is removed. And with him it is 415 km/h.
Another model from the studio is called the VR1200 Twin Turbo Cadillac CTS-V Coupe. Based on the name, it becomes clear which car was taken as the basis. But in terms of characteristics, this Hennessey model is not similar to the base coupe. Indeed, under the hood she has a 1226-horsepower 7-liter engine that accelerates the car to a maximum of 389 km / h. The model reaches the mark of 100 km/h in 2.9 seconds.
Auto from France
Listing the most powerful cars, it is necessary to note the legendary "Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super-Sport". Under the hood of this hypercarinstalled 8-liter 1200-horsepower engine. It was thanks to him that this model was listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the fastest car in the world. This car is capable of accelerating to 434 km / h. But this is without limitation. With him, this figure decreases to 415 km / h. A the speedometer needle reaches 100 km/h after 2.5 seconds after the start of movement.
It is interesting that in 2016 the concern presented to the public the Bugatti Chiron model, which became the successor to the legendary Veyron. And the company plans for 2018 to set a speed record on this machine. The maximum declared speed is 463 km / h. And on it, with a full tank of gasoline (100 liters), you can drive 9 minutes.
Especially noteworthy is the eminent hypercar, known as the Lamborghini Gallardo Dallas Performance Stage 3. And this is a very powerful car. What model can boast of elegant appearance, but at the same time have a 1220-horsepower engine under the hood and accelerate to “hundreds” in 2.8 seconds? Only Lamborghini. A The maximum speed of this vehicle is 376 km/h.
The second model of the Italian concern is called Aventador LP1250-4 Mansory Carbonado. It looks powerful and aggressive, and under the hood it has a 1250-horsepower 6.5-liter Twin Turbo engine, thanks to which the car can accelerate to a maximum of 380 km / h. And he exchanges a “hundred” in 2.6 seconds.
More attention should be paid to the model released by Ferrari. We are talking about F12Berlinetta Mansory La Revoluzione. This car has almost the same characteristics as the first Lamborghini. But he is different, and not only in appearance. Aerodynamic methods were used in the process of creating this car, which the developers based on Formula 1 programs, which, as you know, place strict requirements on cars and require compliance with certain technical standards.
A further feature of this machine is the air channel running through the flanks on the hood and sides. It provides maximum model downforce and dynamics.
SSC Ultimate Aero XT
The production of this supercar was carried out by the American automobile manufacturer Shelby Super Cars. Under its hood is a 7-liter 1300-horsepower engine, controlled by a 7-speed gearbox with a triple clutch disc. This car boasts an efficient braking system and dual air-to-water intercoolers. In theory, its top speed is 439 km/h. By the way, this model was released in a limited series. A total of 5 copies were published.
Also, talking about fast powerful cars, it is worth paying attention to the SSC Tuatara model, which has been produced since 2014. It is equipped with a V8 engine equipped with a turbocharger. And he produces 1350 "horses". Such a unit weighs relatively little - 194 kilograms. A unique feature of this model are the exclusive carbon-ceramic brake discs, developed by special order. The theoretical speed of this car is 443 km/h.A “hundreds” it reaches in 2.5 seconds.
Hypercar from Canada
Locus Plethore is the first Canadian supercar, the prototype of which was presented to the public 10 years ago in Montreal. The characteristics of the "debutant" are impressive, because under its hood there is a 1300-horsepower 8.2-liter engine, thanks to which the model can accelerate to 430 km / h (in theory). Many believe that the design of the car is similar to the McLaren. And there are similarities in the interior design.
This British manufacturer will release a new model later this year, which will become known as the P1 LM. It was impossible not to mention her when talking about cars with powerful engines. After all, this car will be equipped with a 3.8-liter 1000-horsepower engine, thanks to which it can accelerate to 350 km / h. And the first "hundred" is reached in just 2.4 seconds after the start of movement.
In 2015, by the way, the McLaren P1 GTR model was released. The engine is the same, but there are differences. The GTR is 60 kilograms heavier than the novelty, and it is less dynamic. But not much. More "adult" model accelerates to "hundreds" in 2.4 seconds. But her speed limit is higher. It is 362 km/h.
Almost all the most powerful car engines were listed above. Except for one engine - the one that is installed under the hood of the Japanese Nissan GT-R AMS Alpha 12. Today, it is the most powerful car inworld.
It was created by a tuning studio known as AMS Performance. The company's specialists seriously took up the processing of the power unit. The power of the 4-liter V6 VR38DETT engine was boosted to 1500 horsepower! And all thanks to the bored cylinders and new firmware, which provokes the electronics and the motor itself to work in a more aggressive mode. But this was not enough, because the specialists also installed a brand new intercooler and a high-performance turbine. By the way, in order for the engine to work at its full 1500-horsepower power, it is necessary to fill the car with gasoline used by racing teams. If you fill in the usual tank, the 98th, then more than 1100 liters. With. the car will not issue.
Interestingly, AMS Performance specialists are not going to stop there. B plans - the creation of a 2500-horsepower engine. If the idea can be translated into reality, then the most extreme and powerful car in the world will be released. This GT-R, which is still in the planning stage, has already received the code name Alpha G. Which is justified by the choice of a training platform known as Alpha Omega.
Finally, it is worth saying a few words about small powerful machines, among which the best in terms of dynamics is the Abarth 695 Biposto. Under its hood is a 1.4-liter 190-horsepower engine, thanks to which this microcar accelerates to 100 km / h in less than 6 seconds.
Another thing worth noting is the 2-door Volkswagen Polo GTI. This is the most famous racingcompact car. Under its hood is a 1.8-liter gasoline engine that produces 192 hp. With. Of course, in comparison with the models described above, these characteristics are not very impressive. However, this compact car can reach 100 km/h in 6.7 seconds, and its maximum is 236 km/h.
Reno Clio RS deserves special attention. It's hard to imagine, but this cute miniature car is equipped with a 200-horsepower unit. And the speed of 100 km / h on such a microcar can be reached in a little more than 6.5 seconds. And its limit is limited to 230 km/h.
You can develop this topic for a long time. In fact, there are many more fast cars with powerful engines - there are hundreds of them. A above, only the most famous and impressive cars were listed. Ho and their characteristics are enough to understand how far the modern auto industry has come.