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Sporty Character: 5 Most Powerful Cars Produced in the USA

Spain is a great place to drive a car. The roads are of excellent quality, and the transport infrastructure is as friendly as possible to travelers. Everyone who arrives there has the opportunity to pick up a Firefly rental car at Malaga Airport or any other destination.

If you try to make a rating of the most powerful cars, then great disappointment you will be waiting for you. It’s not clear by what parameters to evaluate power. What to take as a basis: engine power, the amount of ‘hps’ under the hood, torque, or maximum speed?

So, let’s check the list of 5 most powerful cars that reach the highest speed, have the most powerful engines and are most popular throughout the world:

  • Hennessey Venom GT;
  • Ford Mustang;
  • Chevrolet Corvette;
  • Ford GT40;
  • Dodge Challenger.

Hennessey Venom GT

This car can’t be found in a city traffic jam or on a walk along a country road.

A recently established Texas-based company introduced its first Hennessey Venom GT in 2010, and although everyone knows it as a purebred American car, the British company Lotus Cars has contributed significantly to the development of the Hennessey brand.

The vehicle is built based on the Lotus Exige concept, and the engine was developed by General Motors engineers.

The characteristics of the motor are really amazing. The 7-liter twin-turbo beast, working together with a manual gearbox, has the power of 1,400 hps, and produces up to 1,865 Nm of torque.

 

Ford Mustang

Ford Mustang is the most recognizable and favorite American muscle car that hasn’t lost its title since its debut in the mid-sixties. The first restyling took place in 1968, when the concept was finalized by the designer and racer Carroll Shelby, and the most hi-power model in the Mustang lineup appeared – the Ford Mustang Shelby GT500. 

However, 2014 was also a special year for the Mustang model: the car’s design was changed from retro-style to the new futuristic one. The car’s V8 engine working together with a 6-step mechanical transmission provides complete control of the car. Mustang reaches the speed of 100km/h in just 3.4 seconds, while its maximum speed is 335 km\h.

In case you want to purchase such a beast, the deal will pay off at 100%: Ford offers a brand new Mustang for $23,500. 

 

Chevrolet Corvette

The latest version of the American best-selling Chevrolet Corvette is one of the most impressive cars that can be found on the road. The recognized icon of all sports cars, in the new version the car is available in several configurations depending on the cost. 

In order to give this vehicle with perfect appearance the features of a real clot of power, an excellent 6.2-liter V8 engine with impressive 455 hps of power was installed in it, as well as a 7-speed manual gearbox. In 2015, the manufacturer started producing a version with an 8-speed automatic transmission. For those who need even more power, there is a Corvette Z06 with horrific 650 hps under the hood. Naturally, you will have to pay more than $54,000 for the standard version.

Ford GT40

The racing legend of America left the track undefeated! After these words, every motorist already knows which car will be discussed. This is the famous Ford GT40, which four times won the 24-hour Le Mans race.

In total, Ford released 107 GT40 models. Based on the concept, seven road Ford GT40s with the abbreviation MK 3 were assembled. As for the track versions, the company produced 100 cars starting in 1963.

The performance features of this beast are quite striking. The full power of the seven-liter engine is 485 hps – it takes only 5.1 seconds to reach a speed of 100 km\h, and twenty more for the car to show its maximum speed of 339 km/h.

Dodge Challenger

This car is huge, fast and astounding. In other words, the new Dodge Challenger offers everything you could wish for from a real American supercar. 

With the price tag of $27,500 for a standard version, the latest generation of the eminent Challenger boasts 305 hps provided by a V6 engine. 

The body, made in the standard American tradition for super-retro-inspired supercars, will make people turn around and keep their eyes on wherever you go. The Dodge Challenger also has different configurations. For example, the SLT model, which will cost $40,000, has the engine power of almost 470 hps.

The ranking of the most powerful and fastest cars didn’t include such prominent representatives as the Cadillac Eldorado with the largest torque among the car of this class, the Dodge Ram with its stunned power, and many other beautiful vehicles. Of course, all of these models worthy of being on the list, but it will be a completely different rating.

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