The pinnacle of fast exotic cars are designed for beauty and engineered for ultimate performance. Fuel economy rarely enters the minds of potential consumers, but part of what makes these cars so amazing is the amount of output these splendid dream machines achieve per gallon of fuel. Compared to the muscle cars of yesteryear and heavy duty trucks and SUVs so popular today, fuel efficiency of the fastest cars in the world is phenomenal. These top five exotic vehicles defy convention in the pursuit of top performance, stopping at little to attain automotive perfection.
Bugatti Veyron 16.4
The Bugatti Veyron is an engineering wonder. But what sets apart the Veyron from the others is its aesthetic. It’s Ettore Bugatti’s elegant signature crest line, and the classy contrasting ellipsis that captivates the beholder before the driver. The Veyron accelerates from 0-60 in 2.5 seconds, has a top speed of 248 mph powered by 1001 hp and has held the world’s record for fastest car in the world for 6 years straight. With a price tag at over a million dollars, this car is one of the highest priced exotic cars in the world and among the least fuel efficient of exotic cars having 7 mpg city and 10 mpg highway.
Saleen 7 Twin Turbo
The Saleen 7 was a limited production supercar designed by Steve Saleen and two other developers from 2000-2004. In 2005, the Saleen 7 Twin Turbo was introduced, offering 248 mph top speed powered by an aluminum V8 engine and 750 horsepower. It goes from 0-60 in 3.2 seconds, getting 10 mpg in the city and 17 mpg on the highway.
The Swedish born Koenigsegg CCXR accelerates from 0-60 in 3.1 seconds flat, with a top speed of 250 miles per hour. Its V8 aluminum twin-supercharged engine boasts 806 horsepower and gets 14 mpg in the city and 17 mpg on the highway. Acknowledging environmental sustainability, the CCXR has the ability to run on E85 biofuel (ethanol) as well as high octane gasoline. Complete with glass roof and a hydraulic lift system, this car can be purchased for the price of 1.3 million dollars.
Like the Koenigsegg, the McLaren F1 has that exotic supercar look, with its low profile and fierce sporty design. Built for speed, this car was once the fastest car in the world until it was beat out by the Bugatti Veyron. The V12 engine produces 620 hp, travels 0-60 in 3.2 seconds and has a top speed of 240 miles per hour. A favorite among exotic car enthusiasts simply for it’s high-performance engineering, this car averages about 12 miles per gallon and is priced at over one million dollars.
SSC Ultimate Aero
The Guinness Book of World Records named SSC Ultimate Aero the fastest car in the world in 2007, with its peak speed clocked at 258 mph, topping the Bugatti Veyron by a narrow margin. Meant to break the 250 mph speed threshold, the Ultimate Aero’s 1000 horsepower does just that, topping the charts at 256 mph, going from 0-60 in 2.7 seconds. While the Koenigsegg can brag about it’s “green supercar” status the Aero has the best mph for exotic cars at 18 city, 27 highway. It will cost you less than a Bugatti as well, pricing at just over 650,000 dollars.