Top 10 Fastest Cars in the World
This list includes the world’s Top 10 Fastest Cars in the World, sorted from slowest to fastest. The 1894 Benz Velo, which had a top speed of only 12 mph, was the first manufacturing car with a recorded speed. From that time until roughly 1950, when the Jaguar XK120 set a production car speed record of 124.6 mph, there are few authenticated records (not to be confused with the tuned prototype that managed to hit 133 mph).
It became fashionable for automotive publications to do their own peak speed tests after this. Car & Driver even tested the ancient McLaren F1, and we got our first government-official speed record in 2005, set by the Bugatti Veyron EB 16.4 and validated by German inspection officials. It was at that point that the formal manufacturer challenge began, and only a few cars have come close to breaking the record since then. See below Top 10 Fastest Cars in the World –
10. MCLAREN SPEEDTAIL: 250 MPH
The McLaren Speedtail, one of the newest cars on our list, was released in 2019 and is considered a genetic sequel to the classic F1. However, this is primarily due to the fact that it has a three-seat arrangement with the driver’s seat in the middle. The Speedtail, unlike some of the other autos on this list, is a hybrid, having a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8 gasoline engine and an electric motor. According to McLaren, the Speedtail can reach speeds of 250 mph, making it the company’s fastest car to date. The British company, however, has yet to provide proof that the Speedtail is capable of such speeds.
9. BUGATTI VEYRON: 253.8 MPH
The basic Veyron, the fourth Bugatti on our list, was the first production car to reach 250 mph. So did it in 2005, when it broke McLaren’s long-standing record, which had been set with the F1 in 1993. On April 19, 2005, a Veyron equipped with an early draft of the 8.0-liter W-16 reached a maximum speed of 253.8 mph. It held the record for two years before being surpassed by the SuperSport variant and then the Chiron. The only Bugatti on our list with fewer than 1,000 horsepower is this one. The W-16 engine that powered the original Veyron produces 987 horsepower and 922 pound-feet of torque.
8. SSC ULTIMATE AERO: 256 MPH
The Ultimate Aero snatched the record from the Bugatti Veyron for a brief moment. Until the Veyron Super Sport arrived to reclaim it. In 2007, SSC set a new record with a twin-turbo version of the car. The Ultimate Aero set a new world speed record of 256.1 mph somewhere near West Richland, which it held until 2010. After many limited-edition variants, the Ultimate Aero was retired in 2013, but SSC is now working on the Tuatara, a new challenger for the world’s fastest production vehicle. SSC raised power to 1,300 hp at the end of manufacturing, whereas the record car had 1,183 horsepower and 1,094 pound-feet of torque. The original 6.3-liter V-8 was replaced with a 6.9-liter engine.
7. KOENIGSEGG AGERA R: 260 MPH
Although the Agera RS is the fastest in its class, the Agera R is not far behind. The Agera R was manufactured from 2011 to 2014 and featured the company’s famed 5.0-liter V-8 engine with 1,124 horsepower and 885 pound-feet of torque. The Swedish company utilized this vehicle to set a few production car records in 2011, but the Agera RS later smashed them. The Agera R was nearly as quick as the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport at 260 mph, while not setting a world record. This score places it seventh on our list, making it the second Koenigsegg to crack the top ten.
6. BUGATTI CHIRON: 261 MPH
One of four Bugattis on our list is the basic Bugatti Chiron. The Chiron, which replaced the Veyron in 2016, maintains the quad-turbo W-16 engine but boosts output to 1,479 horsepower and 1,180 pound-feet of torque. The maximum speed of the Chiron is legally limited to 261 mph, which is slightly slower than the Veyron Super Sport. The Chiron SuperSport, on the other hand, leads the list with a top speed of over 300 mph, so we know there’s plenty of power under the hood.
5. BUGATTI VEYRON SUPER SPORT: 268 MPH
Even though the Bugatti Veyron is 16 years old in 2021, it is still one of the quickest sports cars ever created. In fact, the Veyron comes in the fifth position with a top speed of 267.8 mph, which was established by Bugatti in 2010. This record was set by the Veyron Super Sport, a beefed-up version of the Veyron. To commemorate the event, Bugatti manufactured a unique run of 30 automobiles named World Record Edition, although these cars are limited to 258 mph to protect the tyres. The SuperSport was also the most powerful Veyron, with a 1,184 horsepower 8.0-liter W-16 engine, 197 more than the ordinary model.
4. HENNESSEY VENOM GT: 270 MPH
The Venom GT was first released in 2011 and was produced until 2017. Despite the apparently extensive production run, just 13 automobiles were produced. The Venom GT, which is based on the Lotus Exige, has a 7.0-liter twin-turbo V-8 engine under the hood. The engine is based on GM’s LS7 V-8 and produces 1,244 horsepower and 1,155 pound-feet of torque.
The Venom GT achieved its highest top speed in February 2014, when it reached 270.4 mph on the shuttle landing strip at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Because Hennessey’s run was in a single direction, it did not qualify for the Guinness Book of Records, despite the fact that it was faster than the world record at the time. Also noteworthy is the short production run of only 13 vehicles.
3. KOENIGSEGG AGERA RS: 278 MPH
In November 2017, Koenigsegg’s most powerful version of the Agera, the Agera RS, became the world’s fastest automobile, with an average speed of 277.9 mph. The record only lasted less than two years, however, the Agera RS still holds several records, including 0 to 200 mph acceleration, 200 to 0 mph braking, and 0 to 200 mph and back to complete stop. Unlike Bugatti, Koenigsegg did not create a limited-edition Agera RS to commemorate the achievement, but the RS was limited to only 25 units.
2. BUGATTI CHIRON SUPER SPORT 300+: 304 MPH
With a top speed of roughly 261 mph, the ordinary Bugatti Chiron is already among the world’s fastest cars, but the French company wanted to establish a new record, so it produced an even more powerful beast. Bugatti used the Centodieci’s significantly more powerful engine, rated at 1,578 horsepower (99 more than the normal Chiron), together with longer gear ratios in the gearbox and a redesigned aerodynamic package that lengthens the vehicle by nearly 10 inches. On August 2, the modified automobile reached a high speed of 304.7 mph. To commemorate the occasion, Bugatti is producing the Chiron Super Sport 300+, a production model based on the prototype. This car is limited to 30 units, which is sufficient to prove the concept.
1. SSC TUATARA: 316 MPH
Top speed records are loaded with the dispute, particularly when it comes to breaking the once-mythical and outright unattainable 300-mph barrier. It all started in October of 2020, when the SSC Tuatara allegedly reached a top speed of 331 mph, making it the world’s fastest vehicle by a long distance. It just took a few hours for individuals to point out inconsistencies in the films, and what would have been a world-record-breaking run couldn’t be validated. SSC is still determined to establish that the SSC Tuatara is the world’s fastest car, and it attempted a second time.
Unfortunately, the second attempt wasn’t as successful as the first, but it did set an official record of 282.6, knocking the Koenigsegg Agera RS out of second place and putting the Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ in the first place. So, why did we choose the Tuatara over the Bugatti? Because it’s a nice twist, and let’s face it, We’d be awesome if the Tuatara truly did break the record and get 1st ranked in the Top 10 Fastest Cars in the World. The Tuatara, on the other hand, is officially out of place till then.
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