What are some of the fastest cars in the world?

Petar Mikonossby:


Cars come in all shapes and sizes. Some are designed to simply look good, others are electric and eco-friendly and some are just made to satisfy adrenaline junkies.

In this article, we’re going to talk about some of the fastest cars in the world.

Let’s begin.

At number one spot we’ve put the Hennessey Venom F5 (301 mph)

Img source: hennesseyperformance.com

This monster has claimed a record speed of 301 miles per hour, and it still has a very aesthetic look.

It runs a twin-turbo v8 engine. The car can go from zero to 249 and back to zero miles per hour in less than about 28 seconds. It has 1,600 horsepower. We are all amazed by these on paper statistics but here’s why the Venom F5 is still not officially a world record holder.

This car still has to officially confirm its record with the Guinness Book of World Records, so at the moment the Koenigsegg Agera RS will still take the first place as the fastest car in the world.

At second place by just a very small difference (one mile per hour difference) we’ve put the SSC Tuatara (300 mph)

Img source: wikipedia.org

Made by SSC (Shelby SuperCars) this new supercar uses a very powerful supercharged V8 engine custom designed by SSC. It has 1,750 horsepower on E85 or about 1,350 horsepower when 91-octane gasoline is used. This immense power is transferred to the rear wheels by using a seven-speed automated transmission. The entire car weighs about 2,800 pounds and it is said to be more aerodynamic than its rival that we mentioned above, the Venom F5.

First place officially, third place in this list. Why?

The Koenigsegg Agera RS (278 mph) is OFFICIALLY the world record holder as the fastest car in the world, but it’s not on the top of our list.

Img source: wikipedia.org

This is because the Hennessey Venom F5 has much more impressive statistics and if they get officially confirmed, it’s going to beat the Agera by a lot. But, until that happens, the Agera will still be our champion and even if someone re-claims the throne, it will still be on the list of fastest cars in the world, at least for a while.

This supercar hit a confirmed record of 285 mph in its first run and 271 during its second run. Then it averaged out to 278 mph and got confirmed officially as the world record. What is more impressive is that the record was set on public roads. The run took place on the road between Las Vegas and Pahrump.

The infamous Bugatti Veyron Super Sport (268 mph)

Img source: bugatti.com

We’ve all heard about this car before. When Volkswagen bought Bugatti, they had only one mission. To build the fastest production car. After their standard Veyron was stripped down from the throne by the SSC Ultimate Aero, Bugatti came back with the Super Sport.

With a speed of 268 miles per hour, the Veyron Super Sport marked its name in the Guinness World Record book as the second-fastest production car at the time.

One Reply to “What are some of the fastest cars in the world?”

  1. Avatar Tobbe Stenberg says:

    Sadly, again a “motor journo” with no foothold in reality.

    The fastest car is the one that has actually DRIVEN the fastest. Not someone’s pipe dream.

    I’m sure both the Hennessey and the SSC will be quick. But please remember this isn’t about horsepower any more, it’s about tyres.

    The Koenigsegg was bouncing of the rev limiter at 285mph and would have been faster with different gearing. but then again it might have been slower on the second run. Who’s to know?

    And furthermore, the Agera RS record wasn’t instigated by the factory, instead it was the owner and his pals persuading Nevada to allow the use of the road. Koenigsegg then became involved supplying technical support, a very talented driver, Niklas Lilja and Michelin came along to learn firs hand how their tyres would perform.

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