When it comes to speed, domestic automobile manufacturers reign supreme. Their cars are steeped in drag racing heritage. Our most famous cars, muscle cars, are engineered to do one thing: go very fast in a straight line, and all of these deliver. Many of these cars have evolved from muscle cars and turned into full-on sports cars or even supercars. Not only are they ridiculously quick to 60 miles an hour, they are comfortable, stylish, and well-built, they give their drivers the best of everything you could want in a sports car.
These cars are really quick. The slowest one on this list is 2.9 seconds to 60, and the quickest is 1.9 seconds. Many of these cars can beat other famous hypercars in drag races, including the Porsche 918 Spyder and Bugatti Chiron. They do this at much lower prices, as well. They can make just about anything look slow, and represent some of the best engineering in the world. Domestic car brands lead the world in the development of electric cars, with various Tesla models able to dust foreign supercars with ease.
A name you’ll see repeated on this list is “Hennessey”, and for good reason. Founded in 1991, the company has spent 25 years tuning domestic sports cars to crazy levels, as well as developing their own amazing cars. They offer tunes and packages for nearly all sporty domestic cars, and the numbers range from a “tame” 600 horsepower to beasts making over 1,000 horsepower. Keep reading for a breakdown the fastest domestic sports cars.
15. HENNESSEY CADILLAC CTS-V HPE1000 – 2.9 SECONDS
With 1,000 horsepower and 966 lb/ft of torque, it’s no surprise that Hennessey’s CTS-V package can get to 60 miles per hour in just 2.9 seconds.
The sport sedan gets cosmetic upgrades that vastly improve its appearance and make it look much more aggressive than the stock version, but this car is still a sleeper.
Many people still think of Cadillacs as slow, lumbering cars that their grandparents drove. No longer – the CTS-V, under Hennessey’s strong hand, is enough to surprise anyone on the road who expects sedan performance from this car. It’s not often that you find a 1,000+ horsepower car that you can drive the kids to school in…