Buying a fast car in today’s world is shockingly easy. But it’s one thing to be ready for an autobahn sprint and another to hold the title of Fastest Car in the World. It took more than a century after the invention of the automobile for manufacturers to hit the 200-mph mark in the road-legal production car (the Ferrari F40, which in 1987 maxed out at over 202 mph), but it took just thirty years after that for the new Bugatti Chiron to get to 261 mph. Hence, here is a compiled list of the top 10 fastest cars in the world today.
1. KOENIGSEGG AGERA R – 273 MPH
Koenigsegg wasn’t a well-known name in the world of supercars, like Bugatti or Ferrari, but it has still managed to develop a reputation over a short period. The Agera R model is a perfect example of this brand’s might and power that blows all other supercars out of the water with a top speed of over 273 mph, faster than any other supercar you will find on this planet. This makes it the fastest car in the world currently.
The car comes with a 5-Liter Turbocharged V8 DOHC and generates horsepower of 1140, enabling it to zoom from 0 to 186 mph in a mere 11.7 seconds (a world record).
Available for £1.1million, the Agera R comes with a host of features including carbon fibre wheels, wind-in-the-hair thrills, and Targa-style roof panels for high speed.
2. HENNESSEY VENOM GT – 270 MPH
In the world’s fastest cars category, the second place goes to the Hennessey Venom GT. The car is based on a modified Lotus Exige and has a max speed of 270 mph.
Packed with a 7.0 Liter Twin-Turbocharged V8 Engine, the Venom GT is capable of generating horsepower of 1,244, hence enabling the car to fly from halt to 62 mph within 2.8 seconds only. It costs approximately US $1.2 million.
3. BUGATTI VEYRON SUPER SPORT – 268 MPH
The Bugatti Veyron held the Guinness World Record for being the fastest supercar in the world for a number of years and was the first ever production car to cross the 250 mph mark. However, its title was taken over by Koenigsegg. This was when Bugatti introduced its Super Sports model that has a max speed of 268 mph.
The Bugatti Veyron Super Sport comes with an 8-Liter Quad-Turbo W16 Engine that is capable of generating horsepower of 1,200 HP, enabling the car to go from zero to 60 in 2.4 seconds. Despite its €1.6 million price, the vehicle has been selling extremely well with high demand.
4. 9FF GT9-R – 257 MPH
Built by the German tuning company, 9ff, the GT9 is a supercar based on the famous Porsche 911.The interior of the car is stripped out for lightness and looks basic as compared to the original Porsche, though.
Regardless, the GT9-R comes equipped with a unique technology. It is fitted with a 4.0-Liter Flat 6 Engine (six cylinders arranged horizontally in two banks of three cylinders) which enables the vehicle to produce a horsepower of 1,120, allowing it to go from 0 to 60 mph in just 2.9 seconds.
5. SSC ULTIMATE AERO – 256 MPH
Produced by SSC North America (formerly Shelby SuperCars), the SSC Ultimate Aero is a mid-engine sports car that has held the title of the world’s fastest production car for three years (2007 to 2010), till the Veyron Super Sport.
For a new company in the market, SSC has generated a lot of buzz with this car. The vehicle comes equipped with a 6.3-Liter Twin-Turbocharged V8 Engine that produces an impressive horsepower of 1,287 and can hit 200 mph in under 16 seconds, which is quite remarkable for a car that is available for only €550,000.
6. KOENIGSEGG CCR – 242 MPH
Koenigsegg enters the list once again with its CCR model, a mid-engine sports car, that once briefly held the ‘world’s fastest’ title before the original Bugatti Veyron was released. The CCR model reached a top speed of 242 mph in 2005.
The CCR is an earlier generation of Koenigsegg’s cars, but it was still the first ever production Koenigsegg vehicle to beat McLaren F1 as the fastest. The car comes equipped with a powerful 4.7-liter V8 Engine that is capable of generating 806 hp and can zoom from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.7 seconds.
7. MCLAREN F1 – 241 MPH
Even after 23 years, the McLaren F1 has still managed to make the list. The car has a unique interior design of being a three-seater with the driver’s seat at the centre and two passenger seats on the sides. The vehicle is unique, with its centre driver’s seat and carbon-fibre body.
Equipped with a 6.1-Liter BMW M V12 engine, the supercar produces 670 Horsepower enabling the vehicle to accelerate from zero to 60 in just 3.2 seconds.
8. ZENVO ST 1 – 233 MPH
Manufactured by the Danish company Zenvo, the ST 1 is a high-performance supercar that was hand-made by a small team of workers. It was the company’s first ever supercar model introduced in 2009. The vehicle has a max speed of 233 mph.
It comes equipped with a 6.8-Liter V8 Engine and generates an impressive horsepower of 1,104 enabling the vehicle to reach 0 to 200 mph in only 8.9 seconds. It is available for a price tag of €660,000.
9. PAGANI HUAYRA – 230 MPH3
The Italian supercar manufacturer Pagani has developed quite a reputation in a short period. The company’s cars feature unique design cues, earning the title of “hypercars”.
The Huayra model isn’t exactly the fastest, but the acceleration is what is most surprising. It comes equipped with a Twin-Turbo V12 6-Liter Engine that can easily produce 730 horsepower. You can buy it for €900,000.
10. ASTON MARTIN ONE-77 (220 MPH)
Built by the British Manufacturer Aston Martin, the One-77 is the most extreme and fastest road-going Aston ever to be created but is a completely different beast. It has a 7.3-Liter V12 Engine producing 750 HP with a top speed of 220 mph and can easily accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds.