Today, cars are safer, more reliable, and more powerful than ever before. That means any new vehicle will hit speeds that’ll land you in hot water with the authorities.
So obviously, don’t go trying to bury the needle on a public road! But if you’re looking to take your new car out to the race track, we have plenty of cars that’ll sate your need for speed — and then some! Check out the five fastest cars available at your local AutoNation dealer!
Acura NSX —191 MPH, zero to 60 in 3.1 seconds, 573 horsepower and 476 pound-feet of torque
Back in the ’90s, Acura changed the game when it released the original version of its giant-killing everyday supercar. And while the company took its time with the successor, its striking, spaceship-like exterior and sparking performance proved it was worth the wait.
This is a thoroughly modern machine, which employs a twin-turbo 3.5-liter V-6, a nine-speed dual-clutch transmission, three electric motors, and all-wheel drive to ensure drivers can make warp-speed laps without breaking a sweat.
Mercedes-AMG GT R Coupe — 197 MPH, zero to 60 in 3.5 seconds, 577 horsepower 516 pound-feet of torque
The design of the GT R Coupe echos the lines of the iconic 300 SL, but there’s nothing retro about this fantastically beautiful, thoroughly modern supercar. The wizards at the company’s in-house tuning arm have long been known for delivering some of the industry’s most rapture-inspiring power plants, and the ferocious GT R coupe is a clear demonstration that they haven’t lost their touch in the least.
Class-leading levels of customization allow drivers to tailor the advanced traction control systems to their driving styles like a bespoke suit, inspiring much-need confidence that will be necessary when getting anywhere near this Teutonic titan’s formidable limits.
Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat —204 MPH, zero to 60 in 3.6 seconds, 707 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque
While the 840-horsepower Dodge Demon has garnered reams of press for its outrageous — think sub three second zero to 60 times —statistics, its slightly older sibling is actually faster at the top end.
That’s because the Demon is optimized to slay at the drag strip, while the Hellcat is an all-around bruiser. But both these supercharged beasts are living proof that we’re actually living in the golden age of the muscle car, regardless of how much sepia-toned photos from the ’60s and ’70s might argue otherwise.
Audi R8 V10 Plus — 205 MPH, zero to 60 in 2.9 seconds, 610 horsepower and 413 pound-feet of torque
It’s becoming more and more rare to find a performance vehicle which doesn’t utilize forced induction in some capacity, and that’s just one of the things which sets the mighty R8 V-10 apart from the competition.
At its heart is a naturally aspirated sledgehammer of an engine, and the fact that there are no turbo or superchargers to muffle it means it wails like a banshee. Its song is sure to stir the soul of anyone who loves the smell of gasoline, and the fantastic interior gives this earth-based rocket the feel of a luxury fighter jet.
Corvette ZR1 — 212 MPH, zero to 60 in 2.8 seconds, 755 horsepower and 715 pound-feet of torque
Right now, the automotive world is waiting with bated breath for the official reveal of the long-awaited mid-engine Corvette. But that hasn’t stopped the latest weapons-grade version of America’s Sports Car from blowing away everyone who’s been fortunate enough to drive it.
Sure, the power and performance numbers are bonkers.But one of the most impressive things we’ve read about this baby is that it was able to snatch the lap record at Virginia International Raceway from the Ford GT, with Corvette Ride-and-Handling Engineer Jim Mero — and not a dedicated race driver — behind the wheel.