Speed and capability are not always mutually exclusive. While many supercars are specifically built to scream down the track, not all utilize all-wheel drive to get the job done. When you typically think of all-wheel drive vehicles, it might conjur up images of SUVs, pickup trucks or even off-road vehicles meant to take on the trickiest of terrain. But there are a number of cars out there that do not adhere to this stereotype, and many of them are some of the fastest cars in the world.
A variety of different engines, aerodynamic exteriors, and other components can help propel cars to ridiculous speeds, and just such an eclectic mix appears amidst cars that are equipped with all-wheel drive. Some vehicles use a hybrid blend of electric and gasoline, while others use several cylinders to produce huge amounts of power. The one thing these cars have in common is that they are among the fastest in the world.
We’ve put together a list of the ten fastest all-wheel drive cars in the world. Modified models were excluded, but different variants of otherwise non-AWD cars were included. Some brands dominate the list, while there are also some notable brands missing.
Read on to see the ten fastest cars in the world that are equipped with all-wheel drive.
10. Lamborghini Diablo VT — 200 mph
Kicking off the list of the ten fastest all-wheel drive vehicles is a supercar classic, the Lamborghini Diablo VT. Late in the Diablo’s life-cycle, which lasted from 1990 until 2001, the car received a modern makeover, as well as the all-wheel drive variant. The VT 6.0 was released in 2000, with a limited run of 30 units. Capable of achieving top speeds of 200 miles per hour, the Diablo VT used a 5.7-liter V12 engine to produce 492 horsepower. One of many incredibly fast and capable Lamborghini models, the Diablo VT is also one of the earliest.