Recently, the automotive industry has shown tons of interest in vehicles boasting fuel efficiency, high-tech infotainment systems and sustainable power sources. However, a few things that remain important to all car enthusiasts are vehicle performance, body style and design, and of course, speed.
While there are many efficient vehicles on the market—which will ensure that drivers get from point A to point B—there are also a lot of street-legal cars whose performance and speeds rival those that can be found on the racetrack.
If you are planning to pursue an automotive career, read on to learn more about some of the fastest 2015 model production cars that are rolling off the assembly lines.
Subaru WRX STI: A Rally Circuit Champion
Over the years, Subaru’s high performance sport sedan has taken home countless rally trophies thanks to its all-wheel-drive capability. The 2015 model is powered by a 2.5 litre turbocharged Boxer 4-cylinder engine that produces 305 horsepower.
The WRX STI comes standard with a six-speed transmission and is capable of going from 0 to 100km/h in only 4.5 seconds. Car experts in Canada can agree that besides Subaru’s credibility on the rally track, the WRX STI offers exceptional quality, handling and reliability to city drivers as well.
Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat: A Revamped Classic
This 2015 model is equipped with a 6.2 liter supercharged HEMI V8 engine, making it the fastest production sedan in the world. The Hellcat is a top-of-the-line Charger that produces 707 horsepower and can get from 0 to 100 km/h in just 2.9 seconds.
Industry pros often refer to the Hellcat Charger as a “sleeper car”, because even though it looks like a typical sedan, it is actually so fast that it can leave any high-performance coupe on the road in a cloud of dust!
Lamborghini Aventador: Production Car Equivalent of the Batmobile
It’s not difficult to see that this particular car is dangerously similar to a certain masked vigilante’s vehicle of choice. In fact, the Lamborghini Aventador’s sharp angles and lowered frame would have any driver feeling like a caped crusader.
While you do not have to be Bruce Wayne to own one, you do have to come up with the $440,500 that this supercar will cost you. With a massive V12 engine producing 700hp, doors that open vertically and a top speed of 350km/h, it might actually be worth every last penny.
Porsche 911 Turbo: Compact Automotive Power
The Porsche 911 Turbo, lacks nothing when it comes to presentation, speed or legacy. In fact, this car only seems to get better with age—even after the 50 years it’s been around.
A professional in an auto repair career would have no trouble identifying the new 911 Turbo, as it still boasts the iconic curvy design that’s come to be expected of Porsche. Additionally, its engine is just as recognizable— The 6 cylinder Turbo puts out 520hp, and can go from 0 to 100km/h in 3.4 seconds. It’s only fitting that this powerful vehicle would have a top speed of at least 315 km/h.
Bugatti Veyron Super Sport: The Auto Enthusiast’s Dream
At one point or another, every auto-lover has dreamed of winning the lottery and dropping a large sum on a very fast and expensive luxury vehicle. One such potential dream car is the infamous Bugatti Veryron.
Its W16 engine produces 1200 horsepower, making this car’s top speed a whopping 431 km/h. The 2015 super sport model costs well over 2 million dollars, but it definitely provides car owners with bragging rights, as this is one of the fastest production cars in the world.
Check out this video to see the Veryron Super Sport in action: