The world’s fastest and most powerful vehicles are traditionally powered by large engines, like V8s, or even larger. However, that hasn’t stopped some of the world’s auto makers from pushing the limits with smaller propulsion systems, notably the trusty V6. While the V6 — or any six-cylinder formation — is usually reserved for smaller, versatile consumer-grade vehicles (they are also often used in SUVs to gain an edge in power and torque), they have in some cases been used in cars that can hit speeds in excess of more than 200 miles per hour.
The six-cylinder engine comes in a variety of shapes and sizes, as well as mechanical functions. Here we take a look at the ten fastest vehicles produced that utilizes a six-cylinder, and the differences can be seen across models. For example, Porsche uses a boxer-type six-cylinder motor, differentiating its models from many others. Each variation has its own advantages and disadvantages, and are used depending on the priorities of the auto maker and their engineering teams.
As usual, we had to disqualify vehicles with heavy modifications, or special one-offs built to achieve incredible performance and stick with models that were, or are, available on the open market. Production numbers play a part as well, as the vehicles on the list require that more than just a few were actually built, and that they qualify as production cars.
Without further ado, here are the ten fastest cars that use a six-cylinder engine, and the top speed each is capable of achieving.