Cars first became available on a large scale from Ransom Olds in 1902, and on an even greater scale in 1914 from Henry Ford. Since then the most powerful cars on the planet have continued to fascinate us.
Any car fanatic will tell you that there are few things as incredible as the adrenaline rush that comes with driving a powerful car. For this article, we have devoted ourselves to cars that are intended for use on the open road rather than the racetrack – apologies to fans of Formula One!
So which are the cars that we can legitimately identify as the most powerful ever built? Although it is true that you’ll be forking out a substantial amount of money to own such cars – not to mention the price of car insurance; if you are a sufficiently rich car fanatic you’d probably barely stop to think before buying one! Here is our list of five of the most powerful cars ever built.
You’d hardly expect Ferrari to be absent from a list of the most powerful cars of all time. This manufacturer’s fantastic catalogue of cars makes it an obvious choice to include the Prancing Horse in our top five. With an astonishing 612bhp on offer, the Ferrari 599 GTB can reach amazing speeds of up to 205 miles per hour, while also reaching 62mph from zero before four seconds are up. The 599 GTB looks as amazing as any other Ferrari, in addition to offering the kind of speeds that you would normally only dream of. A big garage would be handy, however, if you don’t want pigeons and prying eyes near its gorgeous bodywork.
Hold on a second, didn’t I just say that the Ferrari 599 GTB offers speeds that you could normally only dream of? Well, if I did, it turns out that there’s a car that matches it – the German-built GMG Apollo,