The Ultimate American-Made Hypercars

March 26, 2024 2:30 AM

By: MPH Team

When we dream about hypercars, our minds often race to the legendary, high-performance machines rolling out of Europe, while often overlooking the ones built on American soil. Remarkably, the United States is home to a select group of hypercars that stand toe-to-toe with the best in the world, thanks to their exceptional performance, advanced engineering, and distinctive design.


In this article, we celebrate the prowess of American ingenuity by spotlighting 5 hypercars entirely founded and manufactured in the United States. Join us as we explore what sets these domestic marvels apart, highlighting the vibrant and thriving nature of hypercar culture right here in America.



Hennessey Venom F5 Revolution


The first hypercar to grace our list is the Hennessey Venom F5 Revolution – a prime example of American engineering and craftsmanship. Launched by Hennessey Special Vehicles in August 2022, it's named after the fiercest tornado on the Fujita scale, which perfectly fits the aggressive nature of this hypercar. 


The heart of the Venom F5 Revolution is its 6.6-liter V8 engine, dubbed “Fury,” which delivers an impressive 1817 horsepower. This engine, combined with a drag coefficient of 0.39 Cd, allows the car to shoot from 0 to 60mph in just 2.6 seconds, with a top speed surpassing 250 mph. 







Only 24 units of this F5 Revolution have been manufactured, making it a super exclusive hypercar.



Czinger 21C



The Czinger 21C is a groundbreaking addition to our lineup, because of its innovative style and use of cutting-edge technology. Hailing from California, what sets the Czinger apart in the hypercar segment is its use of 3D printing techniques for production.






The Czinger 21C is powered by a mid-mounted twin-turbo 2.88-liter engine that produces an astonishing 950 horsepower. This power is significantly enhanced by an advanced 800V electric drive system, adding an additional 300 horsepower, elevating the total output to 1250 horsepower. Power seamlessly flows to the wheels through a seven-speed transmission system.


This sophisticated arrangement propels the vehicle beyond the 250 mph mark with ease, while also providing an exhilarating sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 1.88 seconds. 



SSC Tuatara



No hypercar list would be complete without mentioning the SSC Tuatara, one of the most imposing American-made hypercars ever built.

The SSC Tuatara is powered by a robust twin-turbocharged V8 engine that generates an astonishing 1750 horsepower with Ethanol and Methanol, while producing 1350 horsepower on regular 91 Octane fuel. This hypercar is equipped with a swift, robotized 7-speed manual transmission.





This immense power, combined with its advanced transmission, allows the SSC Tuatara to rocket from 0 to 60 mph in just 2.5 seconds. Its sleek design achieves a drag coefficient of just 0.279 Cd, ensuring superb aerodynamics and precise downforce at high speeds.


In a world where exclusivity reigns supreme, the SSC Tuatara stands out as a rare treasure, with only 100 units produced globally.



Panoz Esperante GTR-1


The Panoz Esperante GTR-1, launched in 1997 by Panoz Auto Development, stands as an influential figure in the mid to late 1990s era of sports car racing, a time renowned for the birth of hypercars and significant developments in motorsports racing. This period was notably marked by McLaren F1's victory in 1995 at Le Mans, setting new standards for performance and innovation. 



Unlike its contemporaries that adapted existing road cars to comply with GT1 class requirements, Panoz, a small outfit from Braselton, Georgia, embarked on a unique journey to create a bespoke racing car. The Esperante GTR-1, sharing design philosophies with the Esperante roadster, especially with its front-engine, cab-rearward layout, was powered by a formidable 6.0-liter version of Ford's 4.6-liter V8 engine developed by Roush Racing. While the engine generated 600 horsepower, a modest figure compared to others on this list, the Esperante GTR-1 symbolized the emergence of American hypercar manufacturers.







Earning the nickname “Batmobile” due to its extreme proportions and striking appearance, the GTR-1 carved its niche with unrivaled driving dynamics and an aesthetic reminiscent of the iconic vehicle from the early-1990s Batman films. Despite being the most vintage and perhaps the least renowned vehicle on this list, the Panoz Esperante GTR-1’s unique approach to manufacturing and design, coupled with its significant contribution to the motorsport scene showcases the spirit of American engineering and its racing pedigree.


Rezvani Beast


Concluding our list is the Rezvani Beast, a menacing hypercar that blends American muscle with design ethos of military fighting jets. Based in California, Rezvani Motors has evolved from using the Lotus Elise and Ariel Atom as design inspirations for the Beast to adopting the sturdy C8 Corvette platform for its 2024 model. This adaptation introduces a mid-engine layout housing a turbocharged 6.2-liter V8 engine, capable of unleashing 1,000 horsepower. This powerhouse propels the Beast from 0 to 60 mph in a mere 2.5 seconds and through the quarter mile in 9.6 seconds, thanks to its lightweight carbon fiber construction which keeps the total weight at just 2,960 pounds.





With production capped at 20 units, the Rezvani Beast is as exclusive as it is powerful. It not only delivers breathtaking performance but also offers extensive customization options, making each car uniquely tailored to its owner's preferences.



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