In this article, we are going to discuss the top 10 fastest cars in the world.
There are huge automobile companies that manufacturer the world’s fastest cars such as Bugatti, Koenigsegg, Hennessey, SSC, and McLaren.
However, these companies have beat normal speed limits putting some of their cars at the ultimate highest speeds.
In addition, these cars are well designed and efficient but they come with huge costs and are very expensive to buy and maintain.
Below is the list of the ten fastest cars in the world:
1. Bugatti Chiron Supersport – 300+ (Speed of 304mph)
Bugatti cars are at the top when it comes to speed.
They are super fast and sleek.
The Bugatti Chiron, made by the French firm that owns these unique cars, is amongst the fastest cars in the world and has a speed of about 261mph or more.
Meanwhile, the powerful engine used in making the car was gotten from Centodieci which is rated at 1,578 horsepower.
They also added longer gear ratios to the gearbox and it has its own revised aerodynamic installation that gives the car its length almost 10 inches long.
The Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ has a top speed of 304mph which was recorded on August 2, 2019.
This car is likely to have the highest speed record with the Guinness Book of World Records.
The price is of this car is $3.8 million.
There were 30 productions (examples).
2. Koenigsegg Agera (Speed of 278mph)
This is the most powerful version of all the Agera models ever made.
It was recorded as one of the world’s fastest cars in November 2017 when it hit an average speed of 278 miles per hour.
The Agera Rs held this record for only two years but it still is one of the fastest in the world.
With an accelerating speed of 0 to 200 miles per hour and the brake ranging from 200 to 0 miles per hour and vice versa.
The Koenigsegg company did not build any limited edition of the Agera Rs and it had just 25 productions (examples).
The engine used in its production is a twin-turbo 5.0-liter V-8. The cost of this car is $2.5million.
3. Hennessey Venom GT (Speed of 270mph)
The Hennessey Venom GT was first introduced in 2011 and it stayed in production till 2017.
They were only able to build 13 models of this car in the six years period.
However, this car was based on the Lotus Exige model and has a twin-turbo, 7.0-liter V-8 engine, 1,244 horsepower and 1,155 pound-feet of torque.
Meanwhile, this model car hit its highest speed in February 2014 after reaching a speed of 270 miles per hour in Florida on Kennedy Space Center’s shuttle landing strip.
Even though this speed was higher than the world record as at that time.
The car could not qualify for an entry in the Guinness Book of World Records because the car was run in a straight direction.
Also, the number of production was too low and made it not to be accepted by the Guinness World Record.
This car is priced at $1.2 million.
4. Bugatti Veyron Super Sport (Speed of 268mph)
The Bugatti Veyron Super Sport is still among the fastest cars ever built despite being almost six years old.
Besides, the car was placed as the fourth fastest car in the world after having a record speed of 268 miles per hour in 2010.
There were only 30 productions of this car called World Record Edition and they were celebrated.
Meanwhile, the speed could have been increased but was just put at 268mph to protect the tires of the car.
Nevertheless, the engine is 8.0-liter W-16 rated at 1,184 horsepower which is 197 horsepower more than that of its regular model.
The price of this car is $2.7 million.
5. Bugatti Chiron (Speed of 261mph)
This is the standard Bugatti Chiron and is one of the fastest cars in the world.
It was introduced in 2016 and replaced the Bugatti Veyron.
However, it has a quad-turbo W-16 engine just like the Veyron.
moreover, the horsepower was increased to 1,479 horsepower and the torque is 1,180 pound-feet.
In fact, the speed was put at 261 miles per hour which is a bit lower than that of the Veyron Super Sport.
But the Chiron Super Sport beat this car and was put at 300 miles per hour.
The productions were up to about 500 and the cost of this car is $3 million.
6. Koenigsegg Agera R (Speed of 260mph)
The Agera R is one of the fastest cars in the world.
It was produced from 2011 to 2014.
However, it has a 5.0-liter V-8 engine topped with 1,124 horsepower and 885 pound-feet torque.
Koenigsegg, the Swedish firm that produced these models of cars, manufactured many models in 2011.
These models were not as good as their Agera RS production.
The Agera R did not set any record for having top speed but it was close to being as fast as the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport car with a speed of 260 miles per hour.
Nevertheless, the company only produced 18 of this model, and price at $2 million.
7. SSC Ultimate Aero (Speed of 256mph)
The SSC Ultimate Aero model is the one car that stole the world record of the fastest car from the Bugatti Veyron for a short while.
But the production of the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport snatched back that record from the car.
The record for the fastest SSC car was set in 2007 with the version having a twin-turbo engine.
Meanwhile, the SSC Ultimate Aero held its record in 2010 in West Richland after hitting a speed record of 256 miles per hour.
After the production of many limited editions, the SSC Ultimate Aero was said to have lost its title in 2013.
Moreover, the SSC is currently working on a new model called “the Tuatara” that would set the world record of fastest car in the world.
This “Tuatara” model started with 1,183 horsepower and 1,094 pound-feet of torque.
But was increased to 1,300 horses almost at the end of its production.
The original 6.3-liter V-8 engine was replaced with a 6.9-liter engine.
However, the number of production is unknown while the price is set at $600,000.
8. Bugatti Veyron (Speed of 253.8mph)
This is the fourth-time Bugatti to be mentioned on this list of fastest cars in the world.
It is the first of the Veyron production model that hit a speed of 250 miles per hour.
Besides, this was back km 2005 after taking the title from McLaren’s F1model car long-standing record which was set in 1993.
The Veyron was manufactured with an engine of 8.0-liter W-16 and a speed of 253.8 miles per hour on the 19th of April, 2005.
This record was held for two years but was snatched by the SuperSport version of the same model before being taken by its successor, the Bugatti Chiron.
Meanwhile, this model, the Bugatti Veyron, is the only Bugatti that has less than 1,000 horsepower.
This original Veyron model has 987 horses and 922 pound-feet of torque.
Moreover, there were 178 cars of this model produced and was priced at $1.7 million.
9. McLaren Speedtail (Speed of 250mph)
This car model was launched in 2019 and it is one of the latest cars on this list.
It is sometimes seen as a spiritual successor to the iconic F1.
However, it has a three-seat layout with the driver’s seat being the middle seat.
The McLaren Speedtail comes with a twin-turbo engine of 4.0-liter V-8 gasoline.
Meanwhile, the car is more of a hybrid because it combines a twin-turbo with that of an electronic motor.
The speed of this car is 250 miles per hour and this makes it the fastest car the company has ever produced yet.
In contradiction to their belief, the British company has not, however, done anything to prove that the Speedtail has up to 250 miles per hour speed.
Besides, the company produced about 106 productions that year and was priced at $2.2 million.
10. Saleen S7 (Speed of 248mph)
This car model is the second of the American company on this list.
It was introduced in 2000 and built with a 7.0-liter V-8 engine.
Meanwhile, the Saleen S7 was later upgraded to a twin-turbocharged model in 2005.
The horsepower which is 1,000 helps the car model to hit a speed of 248 miles per hour.
However, the same year the Veyron achieved a speed of 253.8mph was the same year the Saleen S7 achieved a speed of 248 miles per hour.
This means the Saleen S7 was not far from being the fastest car in the world.
Saleen did not attempt to make any car production that would set a record of the fastest cars, unlike Bugatti.
A new version called the Saleen S7 LM was introduced in 2017.
However, It came with a horsepower of 1,500 and hit a speed of 298 miles per hour but it was never tested.
The Saleen S7 has a torque of 850 pound-feet.
The number of production is unknown but was priced at $550,000.
This list goes to show that Bugatti has the highest car models that have really super speed and the car models are also very costly.
Others fall behind with an average but still fast speed record and some of them are also costly.
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