The 10 Fastest Cars of the Past 20 Years


Source: Hennessey

A funny thing happened once automakers started making cars more efficient and technologically advanced; they got faster too. Today, a V6-powered Camry can dust just about anything Ferrari built right up through the Mid-’80s, and the four-cylinder EcoBoost Mustang could embarrass its 1960s-era big block ancestors on the drag strip.

So as the cars of mere mortals got faster, what happened to the supercars? Well, they got faster too – a lot faster. In fact, over the last 20 years alone, supercars have gone from fast to once-thought impossibly fast. Looking at the advances made this past decade alone, the future looks ripe for jaw-dropping performances (can you say sub-two second zero to 60 times?).

We took a look at the fastest cars produced in each year going back the last 20 or so years, to 1994. We excluded one-offs, concepts, and race cars, and the performance of each respective vehicle included is listed at what its specifications were when it left the factory floor. We opted to include cars from Hennessey, which modifies vehicles, since the Texas-based firm has recently played such an integral role in the world’s need for speed.

Read on to see the fastest cars produced in each year for the past 20 years, from 1994 to 2014.