A car is so much more than a number, and yet people who are into cars or not simply cannot resist the urge to brag or judge another’s wheels based on specifications only. Some brands seem to concentrate more on speed, while others have only contributed one-hit wonders.
There has always been competition among car manufacturers to make the fastest car in the world. In 1987, the automotive world was left in awe when the Ferrari F40 became the first production car to break the 200 mph barrier. Since then we have seen some of the fastest cars come and go.
Below are the top 10 fastest cars in the world right now
10) Aston Martin ONE-77 (220 MPH)
Aston Martin ONE-77 is a limited production British supercar with only 77 total produced. The ONE-77 features a massive 7.3 V12 engine that produces 750HP and 800 lb-ft of torque. It accelerates from 0-60 mph in 3.5 seconds and goes all the way up to 220 mph, which makes it the 10th fastest car in the world.
9) Pagani Huayra (230 MPH)
Pagani Huayra is an Italian supercar produced by Pagani automotive. Although Huayra is mostly praised for its drop-dead gorgeous looks, this car is really fast. It features a 6.0L AMG V12 engine that churns out 730HP. The Huayra can go up to a speed of 230 mph.
8) Zenvo ST1 (233 MPH)
Zenvo ST1 is one of the newest supercars on the market, just making its public debut in 2013 at the World Luxury Expo at the Magnificant Emirates Palace. Hailing from Denmark, this car features a 6.8L V8 engine that allows the car to hit an impressive speed of 233 mph.
7) McLaren F1 (241 MPH)
Considered by many as one of the greatest cars ever built, the McLaren F1 ruled the 90s with its unmatched performance figures at the time. It has a mind-blowing top speed of 241 mph, which made it the fastest car in the world at the time.
6) Koenigsegg CCR (242 MPH)
Koenigsegg CCR was the first car to beat the top speed record of the mighty McLaren F1. The CCR hit a top speed of 242 mph in 2005, making it the new fastest car in the world at that time.
5) SSC Ultimate Aero (256 MPH)
SSC Ultimate Aero is manufactured in the United States and was built to compete directly with the heavily dominated European supercar market. It had a brief stint at the top between the years 2007-2010 making its way into the Guinness Book of World Records. The car can go up to 256 mph.
4) 9FF GT9 (257 MPH)
9FF GT9 is a German supercar made by the tuning company ‘9FF.’ This car is based on the Porsche 911 and has a top speed of 257 mph, making it the 4th fastest car in the world.
3) Bugatti Veyron (268 MPH)
Bugatti Veyron was the undisputed king of cars during the mid-2000s. The SuperSport version of the Veyron features a gigantic 8.0L quad-turbo W16 engine that produces 1,200HP. This car accelerates from 0-60 mph in just 2.4 seconds, and it can hit a top speed of 268 mph.
2) Hennessey Venom F5 301 mph
Hennessey Performance Engineering previously owned the top spot of this list with its Venom F5. The successor to the Venom GT, the F5 has a theoretical and claimed top speed of 301 mph, besting the next fastest car by a solid margin.
The venom F5 utilizes a carbon fiber chassis and is powered by a 7.4-liter twin-turbocharged V8 good for 1,600 horsepower. While Hennessey has yet to legitimize its claims, the F5 will reportedly dash from 0 to 249 mph and back to 0 in less than 30 seconds. That’s about how long it takes a mild sports car just to get from 0 to 100 mph.
1) Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+: 304 mph
In August 2019, Bugatti topped the reining Hennessey Venom F5 (more on that in a few). Not only that but the Chiron Super Sport 300+ also became the first car to break 300 miles per hour on the track. The final record was 304.773 mph with racecar driver Andy Wallace on Volkswagen’s Ehra-Lessien test track in Germany. If that’s hard to comprehend, that’s because it is — imagines being able to cover 450 feet in a single second.
Bugatti holds the crown for now, but the manufacturer may bow out of the race. “We have shown several times that we build the fastest cars in the world.