We’ve wanted to put the pedal to the metal and fly like the wind since we were kids, popping in a quarter and grabbing the small steering wheel of a Daytona USA arcade game. Learning what vehicles have the greatest horsepower helps you create your bucket list of cars you want to drive at least once.
Branding a car a “demon” sets the bar fairly high, and Dodge’s Demon doesn’t disappoint. The primary goal in mind when designing the Demon was constructing a car that could dominate in drag races, considering the original car didn’t even have a passenger seat.
If you have ever bought a Dodge Cummins crate engine, you know it is powerful and dependable. The Demon can touch 840hp, although it’ll require 100 octane race fuel to reach its maximum potential, which you cannot get at your typical fuel station. Dodge offers the “Demon Crate,” a box full of handy tools, thinner wheels, and high-performance filters for serious drag racers who want to leave their opponents in the dust.
Tesla Model S Plaid
Most of the world’s fastest cars are vehicles you wouldn’t see daily. However, Tesla’s Model S Plaid looks like your standard four-door sedan and packs a powerful punch under the hood. The Model S Plaid eclipses the 1,000hp threshold, allowing it to go 0-60 in a skosh of under two seconds. If you ever want to test it on the track, three electric motors help push this car past 200mph.
With million-dollar cars capable of doing incredible things, the fun is just beginning. The Koenigsegg Regara has a beautiful interior that matches its exquisite exterior, causing anyone who glances at it to do a double-take.
Equipped with a 5.0L V8 and three electric motors, the Regara uses its 1479hp to touch speeds as high as 250mph. The Regara lacks a conventional gearbox in favor of the Koenigsegg Direct Drive system, which is a torque converter.
The musical artist, Future, was probably in a good mood when he woke in a Bugatti because he was waking up in a car that can go as fast as 273mph. With an 8.0L W16 engine, the Bugatti Chiron has over 1600hp that gets it from 0-60 in 2.4 seconds thanks to its four turbochargers. You will have to pay through the nose to get behind the wheel of this hoss, as it costs nearly $3 million, but it will be worth it.
The Rimac Nevera proves you don’t need an industrial-grade engine to have thousands of horsepower. The $2 million ride has four electric motors and a 120kWh battery, generatings 1,914hp and 2,300 Nm of torque. It may not be as fast as the Bugatti Chiron, but 258mph is nothing to sneeze at.
It’s always nice to dream about grabbing the steering wheel of a vehicle with the greatest horsepower. Feeling the raw power of a massive engine or multiple electric motors is indescribable and leaves a lasting impression.