Which are the 10 fastest cars in the world?

May 20, 2021

The two fastest cars both managed to exceed the 300mph barrier. The title of the fastest production hypercar, currently, belongs to the 2020 SSC Tuatara. The car set a new Guinness world record, reaching a speed of 316.11 mph or 508 km/h. Professional race car driver, Oliver Webb, noted that crosswinds interfered with the record-breaking run. Giving indication that the machine had not reached its full potential, Web said, “There was definitely more in there. And with better conditions I know we could have gone faster.”

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The Tuatara features a sleek carbon fiber body and can produce 1750 horsepower with the 5.9 liter V8.

Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+

August, 2nd, 2019, the Chiron Super Sport 300+ became the first hyper sports car to break the 300 mile per hour barrier.  The vehicle features a turbocharged, 16 cylinder engine capable of producing 1577 horsepower. All wheel drive and a 7 speed automatic gearbox helps to deliver all that power to the wheels. Vented Discs at the front and rear wheels provide some much needed stopping power.

Koenigsegg Agera RS

The fastest production car in the world in 2017, the Koenigsegg came close to the three hundred mark by setting the fastest straight-line speed of 285mph. Beneath the hood lurks a 5.0 liter Twin-Turbo V8 Gas delivering 1176 horsepower and claims the third spot on this list. The remaining cars on this list all remained above the 250mph mark. 

Koenigsegg Agera R

Not to be confused with the Agera that topped out at 249 mph, the Agera R ran a certified top speed of 273 mph. It was the fastest production car in 2011 and carried a 5.0 liter Twin-Turbo V8 Gas under the hood. 

Hennessey Venom GT

With a top speed of up to 270mph the Venom GT is our fifth pick. It is based on a Lotus Exige chassis. Engineered to be as light as possible, a twin-turbocharged V8 engine delivers 1244 horsepower. 

Bugatti Veyron Super Sport

Only 30 units of this car have been produced. The Super Sport can reach speeds of up to 267mph and holds a Guinness record as the fastest production car of 2010.

Bugatti Chiron

With a top speed of 261mph the Bugatti Chiron is able to go from 0-60mph in 2.5 seconds. Four turbochargers coupled with a W16 engine deliver 1479 horsepower. 

SSC Ultimate Aero TT

The SSC Ultimate Aero TT squeezes a top speed of 256mph out of a twin-turbocharged Corvette V8. Sharp handling, thanks to the ligt-weight chassis and race-ready suspension system, comes standard. It is the 2007 Guinness record holder of fastest production car, beating the Bugatti Veyron until the Veyron Super Sport arrived. 

Bugatti Veyron

At number nine on our list the Bugatti Veyron still tops the 250mph mark, reaching a top speed of 253mph. A monstrous 8.0 liter W16 engine with 4 turbochargers is capable of delivering 1001 horsepower, it seems a little slow by today’s standards but in 2005 Bugatti was making headlines. 

McLaren Speedtail

Last, but not least, the McLaren Speedtail reached a top speed of 250mph. The Speedtail is the successor to the McLaren F1 and possesses a twin-turbocharged V8 that works in conjunction with an electric motor to deliver 1036 horsepower. The Speedtail is the 4th addition to the McLaren Ultimate Series.  

The Tuatara, bearing no relation to it’s animal namesake, for the time being can hold onto the title of fastest production car in the world. As technology improves and cars become faster, it would not become unreasonable to think that the 350mph barrier may someday soon be broken. 

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