Is it a race car, or a racy daily driver? Actually, the Rezvani Beast is a little bit of both. Based on the Ariel Atom racer, the USA-made Beast features a sleek carbon fiber body penned by Samir Sadikhov, who previously created both the Aston Martin DBC and the Ferrari Xerzi, as well as 19 inch wheels and aggressively slender headlights. It comes in two flavors: the 300 model, which packs a turbocharged 2.0L engine pumping out 315bhp and a 0-60 time of 2.9 seconds, or the 500, which is powered by a supercharged 2.4L engine cranking out 500 bhp and a 0-60 time of just 2.7 seconds. Either way, there's no way you'll be mistaken for slow.
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Fifth in a series of six special editions celebrating the carmaker's past, the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse Black Bess Edition pays homage to the pre-war Type 18, known at that point as the fastest road-legal car — its five-liter four-cylinder engine producing 1000 hp for a top speed of 100 mph. While underneath the hood the Black Bess retains the same power plant as an ordinary Veyron Vitesse, the exterior and interior get plenty of special attention for this edition limited to just three models. It sports a black-painted carbon fiber exterior with 24-carat gold details and gold-paint accents throughout. Visible through its open top, the Black Ness sports illustrations of the Type 18, solid gold inlays, red stitching and a red steering wheel, all finished in some of the finest leather.
There's a new challenger to the throne of fastest production car in the world — and while its Swedish origins might inspire some doubt, just seeing the Koenigsegg One:1 is enough to eliminate your incredulity. Its limited run of just half a dozen cars (each already sold) may draw into question its status as a production car, but one thing that's beyond question is its ability to produce some serious power. With a state-of-the-art turbocharged V8 engine, it's capable of producing 1,360 horsepower and 737 pound-feet of torque across an incredibly flat curve. Built as a race car that can be comfortably driven on the street, it has a wealth of tech taken straight from the track world: like an almost completely carbon fiber construction, adaptive aerodynamics, and a top-mounted wing. And since it claims to be able to reach 280 miles-per-hour, the Germans and Italians may be looking north for inspiration on their next run of so-called super cars.