If you are reading this article chances are you are a passionate driver. And indeed, the car is one of the modern inventions that has completely revolutionized the world as we know it. Of course, airplanes came after and made everything even more convenient, but the car remains to be the most effective land transportation option out there. And apart from that, you get to drive around, relax and enjoy the comfort of a good vehicle.
You know how it is – people love bragging off with their car specifications; and to be honest, apart from the comfortability, horsepower and 0 to 60 mph is what matters the most. While the first cars developed in the late 1800s had a maximum speed of only 12mph now we are facing a huge revolution where the fastest can go at a speed of 301mph. What does this mean? It means that we managed to manufacture a car that is 25 times faster in just 120 years. That is impressive. Anyways, let’s move on and take a look at the fastest cars out there!
1. Aston Martin One – 77
While it may not be the fastest production car, this beautiful sports car that first appeared in 2008 still stands for a highly competitive one in the industry given the fact that it can develop a maximum speed of 220mph. And apart from that its looks are something that is hard to beat – the carbon fiber monocoque chassis is there to keep it unique!
2. Lamborghini Veneno
Being among the most expensive cars out there, this Lamborgini, which has a 2.9 seconds 0 to 60 mph acceleration is something that we can’t miss. It has a maximum speed of 221mph, which is more than enough for whatever mood you are in, and apart from that, it remains to be a car with one of the best overall performances out there.
3. McLaren F1
Now, can any list of the fastest cars in the world go without a McLaren car? Of course, it can’t. Apart from its cool looks, and a 6.1 liter BMW M V12, it can go up to 241 miles per hour. That certainly is impressive.
4. Koenigsegg CCR
This Swedish manufactured car was even at the top of the fastest cars list at some point – and that was in 2005. And though it was very soon replaced by the CCX, the CCR remains to be one of the best-performing cars in the industry.
5. Bugatti Chiron
Going a few places up, we present you a Volkswagen (yes it acquired Bugatti in 1998) masterpiece – Chiron. It produces 1,000 horsepower and can reach the speed of 261mph. That comes as no surprise given its W16 engine and an aerodynamic
6. Koenigsegg Agera RS
Another one from the Swedish brand, the Agera is second on the list of fastest cars in the world. Wait, if you would ask Guinness it is even in front of the Hennessey Venom F5 that is still not approved as the fastest car out there. It can develop a speed of 278mph.
7. Hennessey Venom F5
Though still not in the Guinness Book Of Records if we would compare the specifications of all the cars that have ever been manufactured, this Venom F5 is the fastest one and that by far. It can go up to 301mph, and that is mostly due to a twin V8 turbo and an almost 3000-pound carbon fiber chassis. Not to forget, it can go to 250mph and back to 0 in less than 30 seconds.
The cars mentioned above are just some of the few that have been surprising the market year after year with updated performances and record-breaking speeds. For now, Hennessey Venom F5 is almost 20mph ahead of the second-placed Koenigsegg Agera RS, but you can be sure that in 2019 we will be in for around and potentially new leader!