10 Most Powerful Sports Cars From Performance Car Brands

Gearheads remain obsessed with sports cars and supercars, and rightly so. After all, these cars are the ultimate example of advancement in the automotive industry. Over decades of constant development, performance car brands have worked hard to make the most powerful machines they possibly can. These brands have become known for their sports cars, and when it comes to speed and horsepower, there is simply no rival to them.


Be it Porsche, Ferrari, Aston Martin, or Hennessey, these manufacturers from all over the world have some of the fastest, most powerful supercars on the planet today. If you’re ever in a conversation about the most powerful cars, there’s no doubt that these brands would inevitably come up. As such, here is a quick rundown of the most powerful cars from these 10 performance car brands.

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10 Porsche – The 918 Spyder Still Reigns

2015 Porsche 918 Spyder Front Quarter View On Race Track
via Porsche

Porsche truly knows how to get sports cars right. The creators of the quintessential sports car, the 911, Porsche have flexed their expertise with a lot of different cars, and the most powerful among them is still the 918 Spyder.

With a 4.6-liter V8 engine that makes 608 hp, along with two electric motors that take the power up to a whopping 887 hp, the 918 is the fastest accelerating Porsche even today, second only to the 919 Evo Hybrid.

9 McLaren – The Speedtail Is McLaren’s First Ever Hyper-GT

The McLaren Speedtail side view while on the track.
Via: McLaren Press Room

The McLaren Speedtail is the production car to ever come off the assembly line of the British brand. Breathtakingly gorgeous, the Speedtail runs on a 4.0-liter V8 that’s fully integrated with an electric motor. Interestingly, the electric motor in the Speedtail is unlike any other hybrid system.

The motor runs parallel to the powertrain, which means the EMS regulates every component to ensure maximum performance. This results in a staggering 1,036 hp and 848 lb-ft torque in the Speedtail. A 2.9-second 0-to-60 time is nothing to joke about, either.

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8 Aston Martin – The Valkyrie Is Ready For Ragnarök

Black Aston Martin Valkyrie driving
Aston Martin

Aston Martin impressed the whole world with the Valkyrie, which is undeniably one of the greatest hypercars in recent times. In its bid to become as fast as an F1 car while staying road-legal, the Valkyrie employs a naturally-aspirated V12 engine that makes a colossal 1,000 horsepower.

Additionally, a 160-hp electric motor takes the total power figure to 1,160 hp with 664 lb-ft of torque. Interestingly, Aston used so much titanium while making the Valkyrie that the British Ministry of Defense had to call them to let them know they ended up globally hiking the price of titanium substantially.

7 Ferrari – The SF90 Stradale Is The King Of The Hill

Yellow Ferrari SF90 Stradale
Ron Frazier via Flickr

The quickest Ferrari ever built, the SF90 Stradale has been going handling its responsibility of continuing the legacy of the Enzo and the LaFerarri. The 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 of the SF90 Stradale makes 769 hp and 590 lb-ft of torque.

Paired with three electric motors, the supercar ultimately rides on 986 horsepower and 907 lb-ft of torque. The fastest Ferrari takes just 2.0 seconds to go from 0 to 60 mph, topping out at an incredible 211 mph.

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6 Lamborghini – The 1000-HP Revuelto Accepts The Torch From The Aventador

Lamborghini Revuelto
Lamborghini

Lamborghini just revealed the successor to the Aventador, the Revuelto. The Lamborghini Revuelto, the brand’s new flagship car, makes history for the Italian brand by riding on a naturally-aspirated V12 coupled with a plug-in hybrid system of three electric motors and 2.8 kWh lithium-ion battery pack.

Combined, the Revuelto runs on a whopping 1,015 hp with 534 lb-ft of torque. Lamborghini claims a 0-to-60 mph time of just 2.5 seconds for the Revuelto. As the Aventador finally rests, the Revuelto is now ready to carry the torch ahead.

5 SSC – The Tuatara Embodies American Super Performance

SSC Tuatara Front End White Driving
SSC

American manufacturers caught up to their European counterparts in the supercar department, but cars like the Hennessey Venom, the Ford GT, and the Dodge Viper changed that. In 2020, American manufacturer SSC debuted the Tuatara, featuring a powerful custom-built engine.

In 2021, the Tuatara broke the production car speed record, recording a two-way average of 282.9 mph, breaking the Koenigsegg Agera RS’ record by over 5 mph. SSC just built 100 units of this supercar, and with buyer options equipped, its price tag crosses the $2 million mark.

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4 Hennessey – The Venom F5 Is The World’s Most Powerful ICE Car

Hennessey Venom F5 Revolution Hypercar front third quarter hd wallpaper view
Via: Hennessey Performance

That’s right, the Hennessey Venom F5 stands as the world’s most powerful car that doesn’t employ any hybrid trickery to up its horsepower. The 6.6-liter twin-turbo V8 under the Venom F5’s hood makes a colossal 1,817 horsepower, making it the highest horsepower car without a hybrid powertrain.

With 1,193 lb-ft of torque to boot, the Venom F5, according to Hennessey, is capable of reaching 310 mph. Furthermore, among modern hypercars, the F5 is perhaps one of the rarest, with only 24 units capping off its production run.

3 Rimac – The Nevera Is Officially The World’s Fastest Production Electric Car

Rimac Nevera pushing its limits during its top speed run
Rimac

The world’s fastest electric car, the Rimac Nevera, has blown every other car out of the water with its 258 mph top speed. In fact, the Nevera is also the world’s quickest-accelerating production car, covering the quarter-mile in 8.5 seconds.

With 1,914 horsepower and 1,740 lb-ft of torque, the Nevera is a true electric monster that has broken all new grounds for the EV space to explore. If this is the future, we’re gladly all for it.

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2 Bugatti – The Chiron Super Sport 300+ Is The Horsepower King

Bugatti Chrion Super Sport - Rear Quarter
Via Bugatti

We now come to the most powerful car in the world, the Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+. Bugatti’s cars have always graced every gearhead’s dreams, with the Veyron, and then the Chiron, both being the fastest cars in the world at one time.

The Chiron Super Sport 300+ is the full potential of the Chiron being realized. The Chiron is also the most powerful production car, making 1,578 horsepower and 1,180 lb-ft of torque with its 8.0-liter quad-turbo W16 engine. With a top speed of 304 mph, the Chiron Super Sport 300+ is the fastest car from the house of Bugatti.

1 Koenigsegg Jesko Absolut

Koenigsegg Jesko Absolut Front Quarter
Via: Koenigsegg

Swedish titan Koenigsegg know a thing or two about hypercars and megacars, let alone supercars. As such, their crown jewel, the Koenigsegg Jesko Absolut, truly pushes the boundaries of insanity when it comes to speed and performance.

Koenigsegg claims a top speed of 330 mph for the Jesko Absolut, and its 0 to 60 mph time is all of 2.6 seconds. Inarguably the fastest production car in the world with its (estimated) top speed, the Jesko Absolut is perfectly road-legal, and production is limited to just 125 units.

Sources: Lamborghini, Bugatti, Rimac, Koenigsegg