Car journalists often use an old cliché; calling a sports car “road-legal race car.” Well, there’s no other way to describe these crazy sports cars!
Whether we are in a hurry or not, it is always thrilling to drive fast and these vehicles are definitely able to do that. Remaining cautious of road rules, and other drivers are still important. Although these cars are great for racing they shouldn’t be used that way since they aren’t just on the tracks.
Many of the features on these sports cars are not needed for a drive downtown, but they are an option. You’ll see car brands like Mercedes Benz, Porsche and Aston Martin among several others on this 15 sports car list.
Based on the speed, horsepower and much more, it is hard to believe some of the sports cars on this list are legally drivable on everyday-roads. At least it would be amazing to see such a crazy-cool car driving in your neighborhood. Although, their performance is unimaginable they are considered safe.
The KTM X-Bow is street-legal, but it’s designed to be driven on the race tracks. Which is no surprise since it has a turbocharged four-cylinder 2.0-liter Audi engine. It can accelerate to 62 mph in under four seconds and up to a top speed of about 140 mph. There are three levels that range in cost from three to seven million dollars. Although it’s allowed to be on the roads you won’t see it there very often.
Sadly, this sports car isn’t allowed on the roads everywhere, such as Canada. This BAC Mono is designed by Briggs Automotive Company in Liverpool and costs close to $200,000. Its speed can reach 62 mph in under three seconds and drive as fast as 170 mph. If you owned it, it would be the most stand out vehicle in any parking lot.
Founders Phil Abbott and Mick Hyde of Radical Sportscars are known to design some of the fastest vehicles that have ever lapped around a track, including the Nurburgring. It certainly doesn’t look this way, but the Radical RXC is intended to be as practical as the other cars on the road. There are many options when it comes to power on this thing. And 500 horsepower on a 2000 lbs car is sure to be a joy.
Although it looks like an upgraded go-kart, the Ariel Atom is allowed to be on the roads, depending on where you live, but there are ways around that. This isn’t the average vehicle that would get you to and from work, but if you can let loose of $74,750 you’d have the coolest car than any other colleague. Fun fact: this sports car can be delivered right to your door.
11-Morgan 3 Wheeler
This classic looking vehicle with motorcycle resemblances doesn’t seem street legal, but it is! It was launched in 2011 and can drive around two passengers at a speed limited to 115 mph. Not bad. The acceleration from 0-60 only takes about 4.5 seconds. It also comes as an all-electric version.
10-Aston Martin Valkyrie
This popular and iconic luxury sports car brand was bound to make it on this list. The Valkyrie model is a limited production hybrid sports car, aimed to deliver over 1000 horsepower from a 6.5-liter V12 engine. The purchase price comes to over 3 million dollars before any modifications.
9-Porsche 911 GT1 Strassenversion
This model is a homologation version of the original Porsche 911 GT1, meaning it is certified and approved as a product that meets regular safety standers. This is why it is street-legal. This is where “Strassenversion” comes from, it translates to “street version” from German. With a top speed of about 200 mph, you will never be late for any obligations.
8-Mosler Consulier GTP
The feeling of driving this car would be unreal. With every trip to the grocery store, you would feel like you’re the star in a high-speed chase movie. This Mosler was built in the 80s, but it still hasn’t been forgotten about. Thanks to its lightweight of 2000 lbs, it only needed a 2.2-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. This gave it 175 horsepower and a top speed of 155 mph.
This is Mosler’s first street-legal sports car. The MT900 uses a lot of inspiration from other cars. A Porsche 911 transmission is used for the rear wheels, as well as 350 horsepower Corvette V8 engine. Its weight is just over 2500 lbs which makes this car extraordinary. It needs to be run on second gear to prevent the tires from causing smoke.
Tramontana is a very suiting name. It has to do with Mediterranean winds that carry “speed of madness”. Directly translated to “from the mountains”. This insect-looking sports car has room for two, and the passenger sits behind the driver. It resembles a Formula 1 race car as well as a fighter jet. If you’d like to spend half-a-million to a million dollars for a car that has 720 horsepower, you’ve found the one!
5-Hennessey Venom GT
This is the fastest accelerating hypercar in the world. It’s also custom-built for each customer, and that process takes about six months or more. The Hennessey Venom GT has a top speed of 280 mph, which can be reached in about 20 seconds.
For $2.5 million, the all-electric Pininfarina Battista can be owned. The electric motor is run by a battery that is charged by 120 kWh and can run for about 300 miles. While out for a drive, keep in mind it has 1,900 horsepower and ability to reach 60 mph in less than two seconds.
3-Mercedes Benz SLR Stirling Moss
Oh, that’s pretty! It’s not noticeable at first, but this vehicle doesn’t have a windshield, and no roof either. Which is why it’s a surprise that it is street-legal. Its compared to the Mercedes Benz SLR McLaren, yet even more insane. Also, only those that own that version can buy the Stirling Moss which there are only 75 of. Would you be able to handle its supercharged V8 engine with 640 horsepower?
2-Mercedes Benz CLK GTR
This used to be the most expensive production car costing over $1.5 Million, which ended up in the Guinness World Record. It was developed to participate in the FIA GT championship. This street-legal race car has some awesome aerodynamic elements, which sets it apart from others.
1-Koenigsegg Agera RS
You can expect incredible performance from this one. With a 5.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine with a ridiculous 1160 horsepower, you’re sure to get a good time out of this sports car. It takes regular gasoline and you can drive up to a speed of 155 mph, although that aspect isn’t legal on the every-day roads.