Speed freaks, we have a real treat for you, because we have decided to make a list of Top 12 Most Powerful Cars on the Planet! When we say the most powerful, we don’t mean the fastest, but the ones with the most ponies under the hood. The most powerful car doesn’t necessarily mean that it is the fastest one, but who are we kidding, of course the winner is going to be the one with the most HP! As for the rest of the cars on the list, well, they are lined by the level of their power, not their top speed. However, if you want to find out more about fast cars, and you are not a millionaire, you can check out our list of Top 20 of the Fast Cars Under $25,000, or, in the case you have a few extra millions to spend on a car, you might be interested in our list of Top 10 Most Expensive Cars in the World.
Let’s get back to our powerful cars. You have to admit that most of the people you know, love power (and we don’t mean those who secretly wish to become dictators! Not that kind of power). Most of the people that love power are not total freaks about it, but if you asked them if they were to choose a car with more power or one with less HP, guess which one would they choose… Yup, you are probably nodding your head right now and saying: “Yeah, you are right, most would pick the car with more HP!” We don’t like being right all the time, but we can’t help it, we just are. But in this case, you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to discover that everyone loves the feeling of hitting the pedal to the metal and being slammed into the seat, while the adrenaline runs through your body like crazy! Of course, you have to be a pretty good driver to control the beasts from our list, and allow them to show you their full potential, and not drive a car with over 600hp like a granny on her way to the market. So, if you think that you have what it takes to hold the wheel and control a whole army of horses under the hood, you should definitely continue reading. Even though most of these cars don’t look like they are from our planet, believe us, they are. So, let’s begin!
12 . AUDI R8
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This is the fastest, and most powerful car that ever came from Audi. The R8 is simply made to steal the show, and with its angular, sharp lines, and a glass covered engine that screams EXOTIC, this car has an appearance that is extremely hard to miss. Even if you don’t notice it, the roar from the tailpipe will make you turn your head, and you will not be able to look at anything else until it passes. As far as the engine is concerned, and it is on our list mostly because of it, under the hood of this sexy beast lurks an engine (as well as the chassis) that came from the Audi R8 LMS race car. Of course, they had to modify it to be street legal, and you would probably have problems to find the appropriate fuel for it at your local gas station. But, even though it underwent the downsize procedure, it is still pretty mighty, and it is capable of delivering 540 hp in the standard R8 V10 version, while the “slightly” more powerful version, the R8 V10 plus, can produce an output of 610 hp. The stronger engine is a naturally aspirated 5.2 liter high-revving V10 unit, that sounds like thunder when the throttle is floored. We are aware that our list has just begun, and that every following car will come with a higher number of HP, we still have to say that this car is not meant for everybody, and that it is a beast that is hard to control (even though it is equipped with the latest ASF multi-material construction, and an Audi made Quattro AWD system that provides great traction)!