Feeling Nostalgic? Here Are 6 of the Fastest Supercars of the 2000s

Supercars and hypercars are the top-tier dream cars for kids and adults alike. Moreover, the last twenty years have hosted an incredible evolution in supercar technology. However, with the onslaught of razor-sharp hypercars like the McLaren Senna and 3D-printed Czinger 21C, it’s important to reflect on some of the best dream cars of years past. Here are some of the fastest supercars of the 2000s, like the Bugatti Veyron and the Koenigsegg CCX. 

  • SSC Ultimate Aero TT
  • Bugatti Veyron
  • Koenigsegg CCX
  • Saleen S7
  • Gumpert Apollo
  • Ferrari Enzo

Is the SSC Ultimate Aero TT the fastest supercar of the 2000s?

The SSC Ultimate Aero TT hit 257 mph in a high-speed test, a record that put it ahead of the venerable Bugatti Veyron. However, that record was short-lived; the Veyron Super Sport returned to claim the top-speed crown. Still, that changing of the supercar crown didn’t happen until after 2010, so the SSC Ultimate Aero TT kept its record for the end of the decade. 

The Ultimate Aero TT packs a 6.3-liter twin-turbo V8 with 1,287 horsepower. Moreover, the small American builder went on to build cars like the Tuatara, another hypercar with an 8.0L V8 and a top speed approaching 300 mph. 

Is Bugatti Veyron the fastest car?

The Bugatti Veyron earned its crown as the fastest production supercar in the world in the mid-2000s. According to Car and Driver, the Veyron hit a stratospheric 253 mph, a number that seemed like science fiction for a street-legal car in prior years. However, some of the Bugatti Veyron’s other stats are even more impressive. For instance, Volkswagen’s special Bugatti project smashed records with a quad-turbocharged (yes, that means four turbos) W16 engine with multiple radiators to cool the massive powerplant. 

The Bugatti Veyron is one of the fastest supercars of the 2000s.
Bugatti Veyron | National Motor Museum, Heritage Images, Getty Images

How fast can a Koenigsegg CCX go?

The 2006 Koenigsegg CCX channeled every bit of the Swedish company’s lunacy to the tune of 249 mph. Complete with an 806-horsepower twin-supercharged V8 and a carbon fiber monocoque platform, the CCX is a quantum leap in the history of the fastest supercars of the 2000s. 

The Koenigsegg CCX is a blisteringly fast car from the Swedish marque.
Koenigsegg CCX-R | National Motor Museum, Heritage Images, Getty Images

According to HotCars, Koenigsegg made several of the fastest supercars of the 2000s, including the CCR and CC8S. It’s a tradition that continues to today’s Koenigseggs and their record-breaking speed. 

Is the Saleen S7 Twin Turbo one of the fastest supercars of the 2000s?

The Saleen S7 is more than just a pretty face; it’s one of the fastest supercars of the 2000s. Specifically, the S7 Twin Turbo, with its twin-turbocharged 7.0L V8, hit 248 mph. That’s enough speed to take the 750-horsepower S7 Twin Turbo to levels above some of the most premium European competition of the day.  

Is the Gumpert Apollo a hypercar?

Aside from the Gumpert Apollo’s challenging aesthetic, the German hypercar is a serious performance benchmark of the 2000s. HotCars says the Apollo could hit 223 mph and smash a lap of the Nürburgring in just 7:11:15. That’s quick enough to beat a 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 around the dreaded “Green Hell.” Not bad for an odd-looking hypercar from 13 years prior.

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Why is the Ferrari Enzo so special?

With a top speed of 218 mph, the Ferrari Enzo isn’t just one of the fastest supercars of the 2000s; it has the highest top speed of any Ferrari ever. Although modern Ferraris have evolved into track-carving, fine material-laden supercars and hypercars, the early-2000s Enzo beats the top speed of its younger siblings. For instance, the hybrid Ferrari SF90 Stradale hit 60 mph in just over 2.0 seconds, but its top speed is 211 mph, not quite as high as the older Enzo.