It’s no secret that the American loves speed, and take a look at these 10 fastest American-made cars ever and you will see why we say that. Of course, it would not be fair to include special made cars or cars that is made only for competition, so we decided to only include cars that are going to be sold to the mass; AKA the production cars. If you are looking for a car that can run very fast and that is pretty much all you want, then you can use this article to help you decide on what car you want, do not worry, some of the cars listed here are actually affordable enough.
1. Hennessey Venom
Let’s get the elephant on the room out of the way first, this is the fastest production cars that the United States has ever made, not only that, this is the fastest production car on the world today. This is a dream car for those looking for speed, the Hennessey Venom hold the record for the fastest production car running in a single direction, and the fastest production car on legal road. For the single line record, the Hennessey Venom is able to reach 270 mph, while on the legal street record; it is able to reach 265 mph.
Of course, with that kind of money, you would expect that the 216 Hennessey Venom is equipped with some super engine, and it is equipped with top of the line engine. A 7.0L twin turbo V8 engine with 1,244 horsepower is the one used for setting those records, with the engine this car can reach 60 mph from zero speed in just 5.6 seconds.
2. Dodge Viper SRT
The second fastest American-made production car ever, the Dodge Viper SRT brand is already known to be a speed monster, and with the new model for the year, you would expect some upgrades are included. The Dodge Viper SRT is only made for 2 things, speed and styling, this car looks super gorgeous, and as the 2nd fastest car, its speed is already undeniable. Unfortunately, that also means there are a lot of things that got hit, the interior is one thing that disappointing, and the fuel consumption rate is awful, this car is very thirsty.
Then let us see the engine that make this car run 206 mph but eats fuel like nothing else. The engine used for the standard 8.4L V10 engine with 645 horsepower, this cat does have various trim levels, but they are all share similar engine. It takes only 3 seconds to reach 60 mph, and as for its fuel consumption rate, it is only 12 mpg city and 21 mpg highway.
3. Dodge Hellcat Charger
Take a look at that price point; this is probably the sweet spot for those who wish to get 200+ mph car with the least amount of money as possible. The Dodge Hellcat Charger is another car that can reach more than 200 mph as the top speed; more precisely its 204 mph. Although the car is not as fast as the Viper SRT above, the new Dodge Hellcat Charger is actually a lot more comfortable and run almost as fast, unfortunately, it still share that diabolical fuel consumption rate.
The Dodge Hellcat Charger is the most expensive trim levels that you can choose with the Dodge Charge line, and the reason for that is simple; the 6.2L V8 engine. That engine is capable of 707 horsepower and 650 pound feet of torque; along with 13 mpg city and 22 mpg highway.
4. Cadillac CTS-V
If you take a look at its exterior design, you would have not be able to guess that this is a car that can reach 200 mph as its top speed, and many people think the same way as you do, the Cadillac CTS-V looks like a normal luxury car. Fortunately, despite its plain appearance, this car runs very fast, it only takes 3.7 seconds for it to reach 60 mph, and as it’s not made specifically for speed, this car is very comfortable. The interior might not be up to everyone’s taste, but for those who love futuristic design will love it.
As for the engine, the Cadillac CTS-V is able to get 200 mph top speed thanks to the 6.2L V8 engine, this engine is rated for 640 horsepower and 630 pound feet of torque; and abysmal fuel consumption rate of 14 mpg city and 21 mpg highway.
5. Equus Bass 770
No official price point yet for the car, but it will ultimately be very expensive as the Equus Bass 770 is not an ordinary car. This is the last car on this list that can reach a top speed of 200 mph or more, but there is something different with this car, especially the looks. If you love traditional looks of an American muscle car, then you need to check this one car out.
The Equus Bass 770 also got superb acceleration, as proven by its ability to reach 60 mph in mere 3.6 seconds. It is all thanks to the 640 horsepower 6.2L V8 engine; which is similar engine to the Chevrolet Corvette.
6. Dodge Hellcat Challenger
Similar to the Charger, the Dodge Hellcat Challenger is the most expensive trim level available for the Dodge Challenger line, and it is also caused by the same reason. Not sure why the car is priced lower than the Hellcat Charger, although the exterior design does not look as good as the Charger according to some people, this car has 199 mph maximum speed.
Why is the Dodge Hellcat Challenger so good? Well, that is because it has the same engine as the Hellcat Charger, which is a 707 horsepower 6.2L V8 engine, you will not be able to find many cars with that much power sold in the market.
7. Chevrolet Corvette Z06
After you see that the Equus Bass 770 is using the same engine as the Chevrolet Corvette, you know that the car will be listed here. And the one that is going to compete with the Equus Bass 770 is the Chevrolet Corvette Z06 trim level. The car look absolutely gorgeous, if you like sporty cars, then you will 100% is in love with how the car looks, but despite the look, the interior is actually very comfortable.
As for the engine, while the Chevrolet Corvette Z06 trim level use different engine with the Equus Bass 770, this car has 650 horsepower 6.2L V8, and that engine is capable of granting this car a maximum speed of 185 mph.
8. Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
This car absolutely qualified for the list because it has a top speed of 184 mph. a muscle car through and though, the engine sounds very impressive as well as the exterior looks, but what is more impressive is the power. The Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 has 580 horsepower and 556 pound feet of torque from the 6.2L V8 engine.
9. Ford Shelby GT350
The new Ford Shelby GT350; also known as the Ford Mustang, is similar to the older Ford Shelby but better, this muscle run is not only great at the straight line, but the new model is surprisingly agile on the corner. But that is not important for the list, the new Ford Shelby GT350 has a top speed of 180 mph, and with that kind of price, it’s a must buy.
As for why the Ford Shelby GT350 can reach that kind of speed with minimal price point, it is all thanks to the 5.2L V8 engine with 526 horsepower and 429 pound feet of torque.
10. Tesla P90D
Yes, you are seeing things right, the Tesla P90D is an electric car, it is powered by pure electric engine, and this is one of the fastest car made by the American manufacturer companies. It has “only” 155 mph, but before you ask “only 155 mph?”, that is because it is limited to that amount of speed. The car has 762 horsepower from its electric engine, and it has the “ludicrous” mode, and in this mode, the Tesla P90D car reach 60 mph in just 2.8 seconds, its acceleration is better than almost every car on the list, thus it is worth putting the car on this list.
Remember when we said that the Americans love speed? Well, with a 762 electric car coming in last, you know that the 10 fastest American-made cars ever will change every year.