Call0800 066 2888

Spread The Cost

Spread The Cost

Calculate My Loan
Monthly Payment £0
Total Repayable £0
(7.8% APR illustration)
Apply Now
This does not constitute a quote, it's for illustration purposes only. Rates may vary depending on loan amount and individual circumstances.

Top 5 Tuesdays: 5 Breakneck Beasts

November 18, 2014

While some drivers are satisfied with a practical run-around family car, some cars that just weren’t built for the school run. Some of us are looking more, not satisfied unless we’re pushing the boundaries of speed, craving to break records. For us, there is no substitute – we demand nothing but the fastest cars, capable of hitting 250 mph without even breaking a sweat. So what does that leave us with?

In today’s edition of Top 5 Tuesdays, we’re about to find out.

Hennessey Venom GT

Original image by Mystfire

Original image by Mystfire

Despite popular belief, after three years of sitting comfortably at the top of the fastest cars list, the Bugatti Veyron was de-crowned in February 2014 by this ferocious beast. With a verified top speed of 270 mph and an estimated top speed of 278 mph – and hitting 0-60 in a microscopic 2.5 seconds – there’s nothing that can beat this lightning bolt of a car. And it’s not just the speed of the Venom GT that make it such an exciting specimen – the car also boasts a 90-degree V8 engine and an exterior that makes even Ferrari and Lamborghini stand and take notice.

Bugatti Veyron

Original image by M 93

Original image by M 93

What can be said that hasn’t already been said about this monumental car? The Bugatti Veyron managed to hold the record of fastest road car in the world for more than three years before being knocked off its top spot by the Venom GT. But that hasn’t done anything to kill the hype surrounding this monster – the Bugatti Veyron can still reach up to 267 mph and, with a 0-60 time of only 2.5 seconds, it’s still easily one of the fastest and most powerful cars on the planet today.

Koenigsegg Agera R

Original image by Andrew Basterfield

Original image by Andrew Basterfield

Known as Koenigsegg’s endless pursuit of perfection, the Agera R is one of the closest things we have to faultlessness in the motoring world. This car is possibly the greatest all-rounder on this list – with its stunning exterior, a top speed of 260 mph (which they plan to improve on), detachable hard-top roof and 120 litres of storage, it is the perfect combination of pace and practicality. With the Koenigsegg Agera R on the road, the Bugatti and Hennessey will have one eye in their rear-views for years to come.

SSC Ultimate Aero

Original image by Mantas J Photography

Original image by Mantas J Photography

The coveted fourth spot on this list was a difficult one due to the fact that the SSC Ultimate Aero and the GT9-R are almost identical in terms of top speed and horsepower. But thanks to an acceleration of 0-60 in 2.7 seconds, the SSC Ultimate Aero is our numero quattro. The SSC Ultimate matches speed with beauty – and with one glance at this sexy beast, there’s no doubting that.

9ff GT9-R

Original image by RWD Cars

Original image by RWD Cars

Imagine a supercar that combines the supersonic speed of the SSC Ultimate Aero with the gorgeous, iconic design of the Porsche. That’s the 9ff GT9-R. The car of any self-respecting driver’s dreams, the GT9-R has a staggering top speed of 257 mph and makes it from 0-60 in 2.9 seconds. The irresistible aesthetic is just the icing on one exceptionally built cake.

Has this list of lightning speed beasts got your engine revving? We’ve got just the thing for it. At the Car Loan Warehouse, we’re experts in car finance and we can get you behind a tarmac-tearer of your own without the hassle. Check out our online car loan calculator now for an instant quote.

About The Author

Jon Le Roux is co-founder and company director of The Car Loan Warehouse. Being a mad engineering and motorsport enthusiast, I spend more hours than is healthy, watching, reading or talking about cars, boats, motorbikes…..basically anything with an engine.