This year’s Los Angeles motor show highlighted some of the fastest, most powerful production cars available today. Here, Autocar runs through five of the best.
Starting with Ford, the brutal Ford Shelby GT500 ‘takes muscle car performance to new heights’ and is the ‘ultimate’ version of the car, according to Blue Oval chiefs. Power is courtesy of a 5.8-litre supercharged V8 engine, which produces 650bhp and 600lb ft torque.
The power output of the 1750kg machine is a boost of more than 100bhp over the current, 5.4-litre engined version, which is enough to enable the Ford Shelby GT500 to reach 200mph.
The all-new Jaguar XKR-S cabriolet also features a supercharged V8 unit, albeit smaller at 5.0-litres in capacity. Like the XKR-S coupe, the hot drop-top produces 542bhp and 502lb ft of torque - up 38bhp and 40lb ft on the XKR’s engine.
Although it weighs 1800kg, the XKR-S cabrio can sprint to 62mph in just 4.2sec and has a limited top speed of 186mph.