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Feast your eyes on some of the fastest cars in the world

Quick notes

– The average price tag on these supercars and hypercars is anywhere from $100,000 to upwards of $12 million.

– Competition is fierce with the slowest car coming in at 2.8 seconds, while the fastest clocks 60 mph in 2.2 seconds.

One. Two. Three. In the time it took you to read this, some of the fastest cars in the world can go from 0 to 60 miles per hour. That’s the type of speed that can melt your face, not to mention impress everyone you know!

You don’t have to be a car aficionado to be fascinated with immense speed, but the 0 to 60 mph metric is an excellent one for measuring a car’s overall performance.

“You don’t have to be a car aficionado to be fascinated with immense speed.”

Here are five insanely fast automobiles that can effectively enter hyperspeed and blast to a mile a minute in three seconds or less.

Bugatti Chiron

At anywhere from $3 million to $12 million, you won’t see many Bugatti Chiron’s on the streets. It’s more of a plaything for box office megastars and hedge fund managers than it is the everyman’s car, but those billionaires probably consider it worth every penny when it comes to speed.

The Bugatti Chiron can reach 60 mph in 2.3 seconds. In other words, blink and you might just miss it.


BMW has a reputation for fine German engineering, and the legacy manufacturers behind the M5 do not disappoint. The BMW M5 is also much more reasonably priced than some of its compatriots, and you can have it sitting in your garage for anywhere from $102,700 and up.

“It can clock 60 mph in 2.8 seconds.”

Despite the lower price point than the Bugatti, it’s no slouch in the speed department.

By my count, that works out to an extra $579,460 for each millisecond if you want to step up to the Bugatti’s 2.3 seconds. I’ll let you decide if it’s worth the extra $2.9 million.

2020 Pininfarina Battista

I know, I know, you’re wondering why you haven’t been able to purchase the Pininfarina Battista yet. That’s because it hasn’t been released yet! Although I’d imagine the $2+ million it’ll sell for might also induce some sticker shock for the uninitiated.

“That’s right Elon, the Pininfarina Battista is coming for you and your Teslas.”

When you get behind the wheel of a 2020 Pininfarina Battista, you’ll be driving an engineering marvel. It was designed to know no boundaries and that’s made evident by the fact that it’s actually a step above a supercar. This baby is a “hypercar.”
Prepare for the ultimate speed you never knew you craved as you watch the Battista climb from 0 to 60mph in less than 2 seconds. Then keep hanging on as it effortless climbs to speeds of 217 mph. Did I mention it’s electric? That’s right Elon, the Pininfarina Battista is coming for you and your Teslas.

McLaren P1

“McLaren and luxury go together like peanut butter and jam. Or, as a rich person might say, like Dolce and Gabbana.”
Not only is the McLaren P1 hypercar capable of reaching a 221 mph top speed, but its twin-turbo V-8 and 905 horsepower mean it can hit 60 mph in 2.8 seconds.
It goes for roughly $1.15 million, but good luck finding one. Rumor has it the McLaren P1 has been sold out since 2016.

Porsche 918 Spyder

Faster than the BMW M5, the McLaren, the Bugatti, even the Pininfarina Battista, the Porsche 918 Spyder is in a class of its own. It hits 60 mph so fast that by the time you finish saying the name, it’ll be gone from your sightline. In other words, it’ll get there in 2.2 seconds.
The 918 has an excellent hybrid system to go with 900 horsepower, making it one of the fastest accelerating cars time and time again. At $918,000, this might be the runaway winner for “value” and ultimate speed.

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