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Domination: 25 Fastest Cars Of The Last Decade

Cameron EittreimDecember 12, 2019

The automotive industry is an ever-changing landscape full of new vehicles vying for supremacy. Performance is a major part of the cutthroat business. Because consumers at their core want to have fun when they drive, enjoying the driving experience has become more of a focus with today’s modern generation of vehicles. More standard features are being included than ever before and cars have much more power.

Cars have also become a much more expensive investment, oftentimes rivaling the cost of a home. Whether you are a die-hard V8 fanatic or an automotive historian, there is no doubt that the last decade has been a crucial one. Driving a fast car is an exhilarating experience, and then there has been an astonishing amount of progress in the development of sports cars. Sports cars are precision-designed machines, and the last decade has been full of great examples. Read on as we take a look back at the last decade and some of the most exciting models via Thrillist:

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25. Lamborghini URUS

The Urus was a new concept for Lamborghini. The brand introduced an SUV that was affectionately known as the “Rambo Lambo” back in the 80s. The Urus, on the other hand, is not so extreme. The exterior styling is contemporary and screams Lamborghini. The brand was influenced by Maserati and Porsche entering the superpowered SUV race. With the Urus clocking a 0-60 time of an astonishing 3.1 seconds, very few cars can match this.

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Interior-wise, the Urus is still functional enough for a growing family. With five-passenger seating and a large cargo hatch, you still have the benefit of an SUV. It should also be noted that the Urus is capable off-road as well. The AWD version will set you back a little bit extra, but it’s well worth the cost of admission.

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24. 2020 Chevrolet Corvette

Things have been going quite well for the trademark Chevy. The Corvette has been the flagship car of GM performance for 50 years. The 2020 version is going to be hitting the road with a brand-new design. The Corvette finally wants to take on the performance cars of the world in a real way. This will be the first-ever Corvette to feature a mid-engine design. Aside from that, the 0-60 time is a whopping 2.8 seconds. This puts the Corvette in serious supercar territory. The latest Corvette is ready to change things up.

Take a step outside and things are much more refined than the Corvette predecessors. The engine is now located in the middle of the car there are two cargo areas. Also, you’ll notice that the Corvette has a very NSX look to it. There is no denying that GM got inspiration from other supercars on the market. The 2020 Corvette is sure to be something special and one of the fastest cars of the decade.

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23. 2019 Porsche 911 GT3 RS

Porsche just keeps building on a great formula. For decades, Porsches have dominated everything from the racing circuit to the showroom floor. Porsche’s cars are designed from the ground up to be a performance-oriented vehicle. The 911 has long been associated with the racing circuits around the world. As a durable performance car, the 911 hasn’t differentiated far from its roots, and it shows. The GT3 is built for speed with an impressive 2.8 second 0-60 time. The GT3 is built for the track and you’ll feel the difference.

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Interior-wise, the GT3 still features all of the amenities that you’d expect a vehicle in this price range too. The 911 has been refined to have less cabin noise than its predecessors. In addition to that, there are comfort features such as leather-appointed seating and even a built-in infotainment center for long drives. The GT3 just begs to be driven.

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22. 2015 Tesla Model S P90D

Tesla has been breaking barriers since it was first introduced to the automotive world. The brand has successfully marketed the first mass-produced electric car that consumers like. Part of this strategy comes from offering cars that are fun to drive. There was a time when electric cars were limited on their range and power, and this left many to just seek out gas-powered cars. But with the Tesla Model S, you don’t have to sacrifice anything. The 0-60 time is an amazing feat at any level, much less an electric vehicle.

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Tesla is all luxury with a plethora of standard features to satisfy the driver. There is no doubt that the Model S has been one of the most influential cars of the last decade. From a technological standpoint and a performance standpoint, the future is bright for Tesla.

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21. 2019 Ferrari 488 Pista

Just because Ferrari hasn’t been in the news lately doesn’t mean that the brand isn’t relevant. Ferrari is forever expanding and innovating their lineup. The 488 is a carbon fiber-based sports car with a good majority of the body made of carbon fiber. This means that the 488 is extremely light. Ferrari designed the model to maintain dominance in the sports car world, and the company has done just that. With a stellar 0-60 time of 2.7 seconds, the Ferrari 488 Pista is a beacon of performance.

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The 488 has beautifully sculpted lines that make their way up and down the sides of the vehicle. There was a lot of effort that went into creating this beautiful example of a sports car. Very few Ferrari models are in the class of a supercar, but the 488 holds its own.

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20. 2019 McLaren Senna

McLaren needs no introduction. Generally speaking, when the brand releases a limited-edition product, the automotive industry is all eyes. The Senna is something out of a James bond movie. The futuristic design is for more then just looks, as the car also has a lower gravity resistance. The car is also more aerodynamic which means that less emphasis can be put on the powerful engine and more on the design. The Senna impresses drivers of all ages with its beautiful sculpted design.

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The Senna has a 0-60 time of 2.7 seconds as well, and the car will reach speeds over 100 MPH with ease. McLarens are known for breaking all kinds of speed records, so it comes as to no surprise the Senna is in the same position.

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19. 2019 McLaren 720S Coupe

If you thought the McLarens of yesteryear was fast, then you haven’t seen the 720S. The 720S builds on the already impressive heritage of the McLaren brand. The beautifully sculpted body is the epiphany of what a supercar should be. The 720S has little competition, and most should be regarded as one of the most precision-built supercars on the road. With an astonishingly fast 0-60 time of 2.6 seconds, the 720S is ultra-fast. The carbon fiber body is built to be lightweight, and the 720S has one of the best drag coefficients in the automotive industry.

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2019 was the year of the supercar, and the 720S has to lead the pack in terms of design. We can only wonder what the future holds for this amazing car and the McLaren brand. The 720S stands out from the crowd.

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18. 2019 BMW M5 Competition

This was also a significant decade for BMW sports cars. The M-Series lineup has seen some stellar improvements. From the GT to the Gran Turismo, there are more than a few options for buyers who want serious German performance. The M5 Competition was the crowning jewel of the decade. This amazingly fast sedan could push out a 0-60 time of 2.6 seconds. And when you’re not tearing up the slalom, the M5 was the perfect daily driver. BMW is going to be enhancing the M-Series lineup even more as time goes on.

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But the last decade has been instrumental in shaping what the future holds for this prominent carmaker. The M-Series lineup is equated with speed and substance, so it’s only natural that the M5 would be one of the fastest cars to hit the road in the last decade.

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17. 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS

Another fast Porsche to hit the market in the last decade was the 911 GT2 RS. This twin-turbocharged Porsche takes on many of the same aspects of 911s before it. The lightweight design is reminiscent of Porsche track cars of the past. Designers were careful to pinpoint what made the car great and what didn’t. With the 911 GT2 RS drivers are going to experience a real track car down to the spoiler. The interior is barebones and not very luxurious. Remember, this Porsche is all about speed and you won’t mind the lack of necessities when you hit 0-60 in 2.5 seconds.

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The GT2 RS takes the cake as one of the most coveted 911 models to date. If you want to experience what a real Porsche track car feels like, just take this one out for a spin. The 911 GT2 RS was an important car for the last decade.

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16. 2018 Lamborghini Huracán Performante

The Lamborghini brand is never one to be outdone, although it is often late to the party. The Huracan is an example of a design done right. This is one fast Lambo. The Performante is designed for track use. The lightweight, no-frills design propels the Lamborghini to an impressive 2.3 second 0-60 time. The interior is built for racing complete with paddle shifters and seats that put you in your place. Like most Lamborghinis, this one features that signature exhaust tone.

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Whether you are looking to go to the track or you just want one of the fastest cars in the world, the Lamborghini Huracán Performante is a legend in its own right. The blisteringly fast engine and precision driving characteristics make this car a breeze to own and drive.

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15. 2014 Ferrari LaFerrari

Ferrari has been keeping its head above water for the last two decades in terms of performance. While other automakers are dumping all that they have into creating a supercar, the Ferrari brand has maintained the same pace. The LaFerrari is an example of being confident in what you provide to your customers. The LaFerrari is a no-frills sports car that offers serious bang for the buck. When you take this massive supercar out onto the track, it will hit a 0-60 time of 2.4 seconds with no trouble.

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Interior-wise, the LaFerrari is a bit more refined than the Lamborghini Huracan, but not by much. The purpose of this car isn’t to swaddle you in comfort, it’s to create a serious performance vehicle that can hold its own on the track.

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14. Bugatti Veyron Super Sport

The Veyron has been around in one form or another for over a decade. It was the fastest car in the world for some time. The Veyron has one of the most iconic looks to any supercar on the market. It’s reminiscent of the earlier Bugatti cars, and the timeless look has made it an icon. The Veyron is about more then just looks though, it can handle the track like a real supercar. The 0-60 time of 2.5 seconds is impressive by any means. The Veyron will continue to improve on a winning formula. The car is the pinnacle of the luxury sports car market.

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Veyron will be getting an upgrade in the next couple of years and we are excited to see what kind of boundaries this car will continue to push. The Veyron is more than just an expensive toy, it’s a performance car.

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13. Porsche 911 Turbo S

The All-wheel-drive 911 Turbo S was the car to be reckoned with during 2017. This massive Porsche is not just a performance powerhouse. It’s designed for touring and that’s what makes it an impressive choice. Porsches are known for being responsive around turns, but this all-wheel-drive setup goes the extra mile. Whether you are new to Porsches or you have a collection of them, the Turbo S performs as a real Porsche should. Interior amenities are also well-appointed for the price. The 911 Turbo S offers a reasonable range of features such as a GPS navigation and infotainment center.

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Just remember that the more options tacked onto the car will increase the weight. The 911 Turbo S is a serious performance coupe. This is one of the most iconic cars of the last decade and a firm look into the future of Porsche.

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12. 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder

The Porsche 918 Spyder is a purpose-built performance machine. The 918 Spyder features many upgrades over the standard 918 model. The retractable roof is just one of the features that make this Porsche a road-ready warrior. With one of the fastest 0-60 times around, the 918 Spyder is more than just a fast Porsche. The adaptive suspension gives the car superior handling around twists and turns. The 918 Spyder is more or less a touring car with a whole lot of power behind it. Porsche has put a lot of effort into what became the 918.

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The car has many distinct advantages over the 911 and the Boxster. You might even mistake the 918 for the legendary Carrera. When it comes to choosing a supercar, Porsche is one of the go-to names that has been around the block.

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11. Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+

Limited to a 30-car, run the Chiron is one of the rarest cars in the world. The Chiron Sport 300+ is also the fastest car in the world. Achieving 300 miles per hour. This is an astonishing fast feat and took a lot to get the car to this level of performance. The design of the Chiron was part of a top-secret design team. Bugatti spared no expensive ensuring that every aspect of the Chiron Super Sport 300+ was to the rigid specifications. The W-16 8.0 Liter engine is a sheer performance dream inside and out.

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It’s hard to imagine who is going to be lucky enough to get their hands on a Chiron Super Sport 300+. Chiron is sure to be a piece of history in the automotive world from a design and performance standpoint.

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10. Hennessey Venom F5

Another car that broke an impressive feat is the Venom F5 when it shattered a land speed record of 290 MPH. The Venom F5 is a hand-built supercar. Hennessey employed a team of racing professionals to design a car that could race at a superior level. The drag coefficient on the Venom F5 is one of the best around. You can’t find a car that has this level of performance and style as well. The interior is all handmade and the Venom F5 sports some of the highest levels of quality in the world.

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While the Venom F5 is not as well known as say a Chiron. This is still a serious performance contender that will give any car a run for their money. The Hennessey Venom F5 is fast and very well built which is a lethal combination.

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9. SSC Tuatara

Have you heard about SSC? Probably not, because the specialty carmaker isn’t in the limelight. But the SSC Tuatara is a record-breaking hypercar. This is one of the very few hypercars in the world that have broken the 300 mpg barrier. Aside from that, there has been a decade of research that went into the SSC Tuatara. Creating an American car that could handle the best of the foreign offerings was a big thing to do. The SSC Tuatara will feature a billet-aluminum 6.9L (6,941 ccs) twin-turbocharged V8 engine. This is designed in-house with the rest of the SSC Tuatara.

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When the SSC Tuatara hit the market, the automotive community was intrigued. The hypercar is ranked among one of the best in the world. SSC automotive is still a relatively new company, but it will be interesting to see how the Tuatara ranks.

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8. Koenigsegg Agera RS

Breaking land speed records is something that every supercar manufacturer strives for. The Agera RS is a fairly rare supercar that managed to break a few records. First, the Agera RS hit a two-way average top speed of 447.2 km/h (277.9 mph). This was GPS verified, which means that the Agera RS was averaging these speeds. To ensure that the car was up to spec the company also tested a straight-line speed of 457.94 km/h (284.55 mph). The Agera is perhaps one of the most iconic supercars that you haven’t heard about.

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Production of the Agera RS ended in 2018 and the production cycle was very limited. To get your hands on one of these is difficult, as they were snapped up by collectors. The Agera RS is also not street legal in America.

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7. Rimac Concept Two

The race to make the first electric supercar is in full swing. Tesla isn’t the only player in the marketplace, and Rimac looks to show off its product. Rimac Concept Two is an electric supercar that was able to achieve an astonishing amount of speed. The 258 mph (claimed) by Rimac is among one of the fastest straight-line speeds in the world. Nevermind the fact that there are gasoline-powered supercars that can’t even match this top speed.

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With a very limited production cycle and a price tag of $980,000, owning a Rimac Concept Two is not a cheap proposition. The interesting design elements and the high speed make the Rimac Concept Two a surprisingly worthwhile supercar.

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6. SSC Ultimate Aero

The SSC Ultimate Aero was a hypercar that stayed in production from 2006 to 2013. You generally don’t hear a lot about this car because the price tag was rather high. Still, the Ultimate Aero achieved a top speed of 256 mph and that is nothing balk at. The Ultimate Aero was designed by a team who made it their mission to finish a supercar. The interesting styling of the Ultimate Aero made it a stand out choice among a crowded sea of supercars. The 6.4 Liter V8 was naturally aspirated but it featured a relatively tame amount of horsepower.

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The SSC Ultimate Aero might not be the first choice on your list, but it will leave an impression like no other. There were very few of these that were sold on the open market. At one point in time, this was considered the fastest car in the world.

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5. Aston Martin Valkyrie

Yes, even Aston Martin has gotten into the supercar race during the last decade. You might remember the Aston Martin Valkyrie for being featured in the Red Bull Racing series. The Aston Martin Valkyrie was a slimline supercar that featured an elegant design. Aspects of the engine were picked up from the current lineup of Aston Martin vehicles. The Aston Martin Valkyrie was not a full-fledged consumer vehicle. Instead, the Valkyrie was mostly relegated to race duty and it ended up winning a good deal of awards. The Aston Martin Valkyrie features an abundance of racing technology.

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The Aston Martin Valkyrie is probably not the first supercar that comes to mind for most people. But it offered one of the lightest curb weights and a track-ready design that still dominates to this day.

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4. McLaren Speedtail

McLaren has been a busy company in the last couple of decades. The McLaren Speedtail is a limited production hybrid vehicle that was based on the F1. This concept car was designed to dominate the track and offer a good deal of performance. McLaren builds track-ready vehicles that can handle just about anything that you throw at them. The lightweight chassis was designed to dominate the racing circuit. The twin-turbocharged V8 achieved a top speed of 250 MPH. This was one of the fastest speeds recorded for a McLaren product and it still holds to this day.

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The McLaren Speedtail is a supercar that you might have forgotten about. As McLaren continues to enhance their racing portfolio, there will be more supercars like this around.

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3. Tesla Roadster

The Tesla Roadster is perhaps one of the most important electric cars in history. Tesla was the first vehicle that showed an electric vehicle could be mass-produced and fun to drive. In addition to that, the Tesla Roadster offered a series of innovative design elements that stayed with the car to this day. The chassis was based on the Lotus Elise, which in itself is a complimentary sports car. The Tesla Roadster was at one point the fastest production vehicles on the road in an electric form.

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The Tesla Roadster will go down in history for showing the world that electric cars are an important part of the future. The next-generation Tesla Roadster will be hitting the road for the 2020 model year.

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2. Milan Red

The Milan Red is a supercar that needs no introduction. The vehicle was designed to eat at the hearts of enthusiasts everywhere. The quad-turbo V8 is perhaps one of the most well-designed engines on the planet. With an impressive curb weight of under 2,000 pounds, the Milan Red is lightweight and very fast. Breaking a land speed record of 249 MPH, the Milan Red is matched by very few cars. If you have been wanting to experience what all the hoopla is about, the Milan Red just might be the best choice. There were very few of these put into production, and for good reason.

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The Milan Red was something of a novelty at first, but the overall design of the car was enough to entice collectors. There is nothing else on the road that’s quite like the Milan Red.

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1. Saleen S7 Twin Turbo

Finally, there is the Saleen S7 Twin Turbo. This is a fast car, designed by the same team that brought us the Saleen Mustang. The lightweight body is made completely out of carbon fiber. To get a car that’s made out this is an astonishing feat in itself. But the Saleen Turbo also boasts a powerful Twin-Turbo V8 engine. With all of this power under the hood, the Saleen S7 Twin Turbo was able to achieve a land speed record of 248 mph, much faster then what you’d expect out of a factory sports car like this.

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The Saleen S7 Twin Turbo lives up to its reputation for being a lightweight and fast supercar. There are very few cars on the road right now that are meticulously designed and impressive as the Saleen S7 Twin Turbo.

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