Goodwood Road & Racing was once just an English estate, but it's owner Lord March has built it into an automotive empire, with an annual summer hillclimb exhibition and fall vintage car race. Now the car-crazed British royal employs a team of experts responsible for managing these events, and they've compiled a list of 200-mph cars that aren't just the latest and most exotic carbon fiber wonders from the likes of Pagani and Koenigsegg.
Here are Goodwood's 11 favorite 200 mph-plus cars of all time:
1: Ferrari FF
Their top choice is is the FF, a station wagon-shaped two-door shooting brake meant to give an all-wheel drive practical option to the Prancing Horse faithful, while still providing that beastly 200-mph V12 gallop.
2: Dodge Viper
Goodwood's experts pronounce the Viper "As all sports cars should be," thanks to its huge 8.4-liter V10 sitting ahead of the rearward cockpit.
3. Bugatti EB110
After a 40-year production hiatus, the legendary Bugatti name returned in 1991 with the 550-horsepower V12-machine capable of 213 mph a quarter-century ago.
4. McLaren F1
Somehow the Goodwood experts listed the McLaren F1 #4 on their list, while calling the car "the greatest and coolest car ever made." These 240-mph missiles are now worth $8.9 million on average, according to Hagerty classic car insurance, but this low-mileage example currently for sale will surely cost more than that.
5. Porsche Carrera GT
While the McLaren F1 was a sports car that went on to win the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the Porsche Carrera GT started out as a Le Mans racing project that was repurposed for the street. As with so many cars on this list, the Carrera GT's value is rising fast.
6. Cizeta-Moroder V16T
What's better than a Lamborghini V8? Two Lamborghini V8s! The V16T is powered by a V16 engine created by welding together a pair of Lamborghini V8s which are installed in Marcello Gandini-designed body. Only 19 of these cars were made.
7. Ultima Evolution Coupe
The Ultima is a new car, not some dusty '90s relic, and like so many limited production supercars, it relies on a modified 1,020-horsepower Chevrolet Corvette's LS7 small block V8 engine to grant your 200-mph wishes. Catch: You (or someone you pay) have to assemble the Ultima.
8. RUF CTR
When this modified Porsche 911 Turbo first hit the streets in 1987, it was the fastest car in the world, with a top speed of 211 mph. This number suggests that the official factory rating of 469 horsepower is a gross understatement.
9. Caparo T1
The Brits are able to license all manner of crazy hardware for street use, so the Caparo T1 may not be something we could actually drive in the U.S. But the Goodwood gurus named the car to their list on the strength of its 205 mph top speed and its Formula One-car-with-fenders appearance. Only 16 T1s have been built.
10. Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat
The Goodwood guys like the idea of a ginormous four-door sedan that can go 204 mph courtesy of its 707-horsepower superchaged 6.2-liter V8. We like the idea too.
11. Lamborghini Diablo
Flip-up doors, Italian V12 and 200 mph make the Diablo a can't-miss for anyone's coolest cars list. Though the brand is currently part of the Volkswagen Group, the Diablo was developed when Lamborghini was owned by Chrysler Corp. as a pet project of then-CEO Lee Iacocca.