The bar for what is considered a powerful car is getting higher and higher. Automakers are literally trying to go beyond the laws of physics when it comes to how powerful a road car can be. Tires can’t deliver the full power these cars are capable of, but that doesn’t stop the automakers from adding a little more horsepower and torque to improve on the previous most powerful car. Right now, it’s the electric cars that seem to be at the top of the charts, but they haven’t completely knocked out the giant quad-turbo engines yet. A quad-turbo V-16 is currently leading the pack for the most powerful engine in a street-legal car. Any idea what car that is?
10/10 Koenigsegg Regera – 1,500 hp
2022 Koenigsegg Regera will test drive.
The Regera has one of the most unique powertrains in the world: a twin-turbocharged 5.0-liter V-8 that works in tandem with three electric motors behind the passenger compartment. The Regera sends all 1,500 horsepower from its electric motors and gas engine directly to the rear wheels without transmission. A unique design, the Regera boasts an impressive power-to-weight ratio, thanks to its carbon fiber and Kevlar compound, just like all Koenigseggs. It weighs 3,500 pounds and can travel from 0 to 249 miles per hour in just 31.49 seconds, which is a world record. It is controlled at such high speeds by active aerodynamic components and an adjustable suspension system. Keeping the car stable at such high speeds is a demanding task.
9/10 Bugatti Chiron Super Sport – 1,578 hp
Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ hypercar after breaking 330 miles per hour.
The Chiron’s 1,578 horsepower engine makes the 4,587-pound Super Sport feel as light as a BMW Z3. However, the Chiron’s ability to turn is remarkable. It has light and fluid handling, a carbon fiber structure that’s unaffected by just about anything but an off-road trail, and 1.05G of grip on the skid trail, as well as a multimillion dollar vehicle that’s as comfortable in the canyons as it flosses. outside Madrid. The tectonic energy of the engine will cause you to skid if you get a little stupid with the throttle in the middle of a turn. As the rear starts to spin and the front wants to catch up, you become aware of the mass of the engine and gearbox. Handling, however, is calm and non-threatening, which seems odd considering you’re cornering at over 1.00 Gs in a vehicle as heavy as a Chevy Traverse. It’s another way the Bugatti makes madness healthy.
8/10 Koenigsegg Jesko Absolut – 1,600 hp
Tang Orange Pearl is the right color for the Koenigsegg Jesko
The Koenigsegg Jesko is powered by a twin-turbo 5.0-liter V-8 that delivers 1,280 horsepower and 1,106 lb-ft of torque on pump fuel. With E85, the engine generates 1,600 horsepower. The lightest V-8 crankshaft in the world can be found on the engine. According to the manufacturer, the crankshaft is made from a single, solid steel billet and has a flat planar design. As a result, this design encourages a rich, memorable engine tone. The Light Speed Transmission (LST) is a nine-speed gearbox built by Koenigsegg. According to Koenigsegg, the LST’s multi-clutch design allows for faster shifting compared to a dual-clutch design. The LST has rear-wheel steering that takes performance to the next level. This system shifts the rear wheels in the same direction as the front wheels at high speeds to improve cornering and stability. At low speeds, the rear wheels are oriented in the opposite direction to the front to improve turn-in. Downforce on the Jesko has increased by 40 percent compared to the Agera RS. According to the company, the car can generate up to 1,764 pounds of downforce at 255 miles per hour and a whopping 3,086 pounds at higher speeds. That’s almost as much as the car’s claimed curb weight of 3,131 pounds.
7/10 SSC Tuatara – 1,750 hp
The SSC Tuatara is used to intimidate the growth of grass.
The heart of the Tuatara is a technological marvel in itself. SSC North America’s years of detailed design and engineering resulted in a powerful V-8 engine for the Tuatara. On pump gas, the Tuatara produces 1,350 horsepower, but on ethanol or methanol it can reach 1,750 horsepower and 1,341 pound-feet of torque. To ensure the engine meets the quality, performance and durability requirements of the hypercar industry, SSC North America partnered with Nelson Racing Engines to manufacture and build the V-8 engine that powers this hypercar from powering the next generation. It has a top speed of over 300 miles per hour.
6/10 Hennessey Venom F5 – 1,817 hp
Yellow 2019 Hennessey Venom F5 parked on a track.
The F5 Venom comes in two styles: coupe or convertible, and the two vehicles share the same mechanical package. The V-8 has an alleged 1,817 horsepower and drives the rear wheels through a single-speed automatic transmission. The roadster, which weighs 3,098 pounds dry, is said to have a top speed of over 300 miles per hour, and will be limited to lower speeds when the roof panel is removed. It weighs only 45 pounds more than the coupe. The Hennessey Venom F5 roadster was unveiled at the recent Quail Motor Racing Gathering. According to the company, the current F5 will be the world’s fastest and most powerful open-top road vehicle. This headless version of the F5 is one of this year’s debuts. Only 30 will be built, costing $3 million each. The price is not really in line with the hypercar reveals at Pebble Beach, which is a bit ridiculous.
5/10 Pininfarina Battista – 1,874 hp
The Pininfarina PFO Battista is a Rimac in Pininfarina’s Clothing.
Pininfarina, a design firm that has styled 64 Ferraris over its 91-year history, knows a thing or two about beauty. The Battista is the company’s first car, built as a production version of a concept vehicle that debuted in 2018. Born from the owner of Pininfarina, Indian conglomerate Mahindra, the Battista was brought to life thanks to their investment. Its extravagant curves and 1,877 horsepower were created thanks to Pininfarina’s investment. Rimac worked with the automaker on the powertrain and carbon fiber structure to build a car from scratch. Pininfarina CEO Per Svantesson believes that the underpinnings are not identical to that of the Rimac vehicle, which gives the Battista a unique tuning and driving experience.
4/10 Rimac Nevera – 1,914 hp
The Croatian Rimac Nevera races through the street in complete silence.
Rimac’s Nevera electric hypercar is unlike any other, with incredible performance figures that seem to come from the future. With four electric motors producing 1,914 horsepower, it takes just 1.85 seconds to go from 0 to 60 mph. In addition, the Nevera reaches 258 miles per hour at the highest level. The Bugatti Chiron will be no match for this Croatian vehicle, which is similarly powered. The Lotus Evija, on the other hand, will be the car that the Nevera has to live up to. Although it is also a well-balanced hypercar, the Nevera is an aerodynamic masterpiece with a unique monocoque structure. It is an excellently balanced hypercar that is also capable of reaching high speeds in a straight line. As the successor to the Concept_One, the Nevera proves its worth in all respects. Only 150 people will be able to drive one of these cars as Rimac maintains low production numbers.
3/10 Lotus Evija – 1,972 hp
The Lotus Evija at its home, the track.
The advanced technology of this model pushes the boundaries of modern hypercar technology. While many rivals offer hybrid powertrains, the Lotus Evija is all-electric and comes with an ultra-fast charging configuration. Its appearance is inspired by racing vehicles built to dominate the track. The Evija has butterfly doors and a large rear wing, both of which are constructed from sheet steel. Four electric motors on this vehicle deliver nearly 2,000 horsepower. Only 130 of these industry-leading hypercars will be built, each costing more than $2 million.
2/10 Deus Vayanne – 2,200 hp
The Deus Vayanne parked by the water on a humid evening
Deus calls the Vayanne a “production-oriented concept,” and the company touts some seriously insane performance numbers along with a footnote that it’s “computer-generated performance, unverified.” No information was available on how many or what type of electric motors were used, but the Vayanne is said to have 2,200 horsepower and 1,475 pound-feet of torque. According to Deus, the Vayanne accelerates from 0 to 62 miles per hour in under 1.99 seconds, with a top speed of 248 miles per hour. It remains to be seen exactly how involved Williams Advanced Engineering was in developing Vayanne’s powertrain. Deus says deliveries will begin in 2025 and only 99 units of the Vayanne will be produced.
1/10 Devel Sixteen – 5,007 HP
The Devel Sixteen is the stuff of a kid’s imagination in real life
Leave it to the United Arab Emirates to overdo it. If you drive a Devel Sixteen, you could say that every other car on the road is ‘cute’. You wouldn’t make many friends with it though. You may even experience that ‘lonely at the top’ feeling. With a whopping 5,007 horsepower, other cars will pee a little as you drive past. The name ‘Sixteen’ comes from the V-16 Quad-Turbocharged engine. Enough to set off a few car alarms, the Devel Sixteen even inspired Rockstar Games because you can buy it in GTA 5 as the ‘Desveste Eight’. The base V-8 is expected to start at $1.6 million and the 16-cylinder version is expected to start at over $2 million.