We understand how speed sends a chill down the spine and yet everyone secretly admires it. It is truly considered a modern sensation with a factor of fun that is enjoyed by several people. Are you an adventure seeking person? Does fast moving cars attract your attention? If yes, you are in the right place.
If speed is all you look for in a car, this article will be a bonanza for you. Give your eyes a sense of thrill with these top ten fastest cars made on this planet. Here we have tried to recollect all that we know about these fastest cars in the world. Buy some time to take a look at these cars and enjoy your ride till the end!
HENNESSEY VENOM F5: 301 MPH
HENNESSEY VENOM F5: 301 MPH
Among the fastest cars in the world, Hennessey’s Venom F5 deserves the first place. The manufacturing company claims that the car would run at a speed of 301 mph, breaking the school zone speed limit.
Previously Venom GT (based on Lotus Exige) was holding the top position for 3 continuous years, being the speediest runner with 270 mph till F5 came into the structure. The car has a brand new, carbon fiber chassis of 2,950 pound. Moreover, it is bolted with 1,600-hp and a twin turbo V8 of 7, 4 liters is bolted to it. The car has an impressive Spec sheet that makes it different and attractive from the others. All these details make the car pick up a speed of 0-249- mph in less than 30 seconds time. Although the company has yet to confirm its highest speed with the Guinness Book of World Records, so, officially Koenigsegg Agera RS is the highest record holder till date.
KOENIGSEGG AGERA RS: 278 MPH
While Venom GT is the unofficial highest position holder, Agera RS is officially certified. As per the records of the Guinness Book of World Records, the medal for being the fastest car in the world is with this Swedish supercar Agera RS. It has an official record of running with an average speed of 277.9 mph from the Las Vegas to Pahrump. In the first run, it hit 284.55 mph and in the second run 271.19 mph. It was tested on an 11-mile stretch road on Route 160 with the Nevada Department of Transportation looking into the matter and ascertaining the case.
HENNESSEY VENOM GT: 270MPH
Venom GT is a hand built car. Many are doubtful whether it qualifies the category of fastest cars in the world because to be qualified as a world record holder a car needs to be calculated on its two direction run speed. The average of both runs is taking to be the speed of the car. As per Venom GT, we find that the car has 270.4 mph speed in a one direction run tested at the Kennedy Space Center.
Moreover, being a handbuilt one is also a probable reason why the Guinness Book of World Records never recognized it as one of the fastest moving cars.
BUGATTI CHIRON: 261 MPH
This list would be incomplete without the mention of Bugatti Chiron. This supercar was named after the French racing driver Louis Chiron. It was an absolutely marvellous performer. It has been accredited the rightful successor of Veyron by the Volkswagen Group, after 10 years of its introduction into the market. But it was a lot better than Veyron in every way. The 1500hp beast is unstoppable and was recorded to run with a speed of 261 mph in street legal settings. If on the race track it can break the speed record. Thus, it is not certain what its actual speed may be.
Built as a racing car, one driving the car need not be a professional. The car can automatically adjust itself with increasing or decreasing speed. This ensures optimal performance. Thus, it is really a king among the fastest running cars. Some even say that this car can be accounted as a luxury vehicle with its rich leather interior, decadent sound system, diamond diaphragm inside a speaker. The car also has high-resolution digital displays which also adjusts itself with changing speed. Only important information is displayed at higher speed. The car had only 500 units produced in the first generation costing people $2.6 million each.
BUGATTI VEYRON SUPER SPORT: 268 MPH
Volkswagen purchased Bugatti with just one goal in mind. It wanted to create one of the fastest cars in the world. Though the original Veyron (with its quad-turbocharged W16 engine that produced 1,000 hp) had already achieved the position with a cost of $1.7 million, it soon was moved out of the market and reduced from its position by SSC Ultimate Aero.
Soon Bugatti captured the market yet again with Veyron Super Sport. It contained features like 1,200 hp, numerous aerodynamic changes that helped to gain the few extra miles per hour and also made it superior in the market. It was recorded to have a speed of 268 mph in Volkswagen’s Ehra-Lessein test track. This car remained the world’s second fastest car in the Guinness Book of World Records for a significant amount of time. It is to note that Veyron also had another creature ruling the market with a 254 mph, namely the Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse.
SCC ULTIMATE AERO: 256 MPH
There had been a time when neither Bugatti nor Volkswagen was in the race. The market was taken over by an unknown and unheard name. It was SSC. Many mistakes it with Carroll Shelby but the true fact is that Shelby SuperCars (SSC) has nothing to do with Carroll of Cobra fame. This car had secured the position of the fastest moving car in 2007 for a significant amount of time. Its record speed was 256 mph which was far more than what non-Super Sports version of Veyron possessed at that time. Such success was sure because of its 1287 hp and the 6.3-liter twin-turbocharged V8. It was a sheer challenging car and a must try for talented drivers as the car has no electric driver aids to help control the power.
TESLA ROADSTER: 250MPH (UNVERIFIED)
Based on the Lotus Elise, the original Tesla Roadster was a sports car. It has an impressive performance and was a successful hand at placing Tesla in the automotive world as a legitimate player. But when the new one came to the market it was altogether a different one. The second generation was revealed at the Tesla Semi end. The sports car consists of an impressive spec sheet. It was capable of picking up 0-60 mph in just 1.9 seconds, then 0-100 in 4.2 seconds. It also picks up 250 mph very quickly.
It had a massive battery pack of 200kWh pushing the performance of the car further up. It is perhaps the biggest battery one can ever expect in a Model X or Model S. Additionally to all these details the founder Mr. Elon Musk also claims that the car is capable of boasting a distance of almost 620 miles in a go. He claims are yet to be verified.
SALEEN S7 TWIN TURBO: 248 MPH
Saleen S7 is quite popular among the performance addicted lot. People feel attracted to it because of its style, tuning potential and exceedingly well performance. But do they actually know that the vehicle’s appeal is a historical one? From 2000 to 2009 this supercar remained one of the first ones to be mid-engined in America. Well, but it wasn’t the first car in the US but surely one of the best.
The design of the car includes an aluminium and steel lightweight chassis, 550 hp producing 7.0 liters V8. This enables the car to hit a 60 mph in 3.3 seconds. It took just 2.8 seconds with a 750 hp. One would be amazed to know that the car can hit a quarter mile before 11 seconds (rather 10.5 seconds to be correct) running at 248 mph (the highest).
KOENIGSEGG CCR: 242 MPH
Koenigsegg, the builder of Swedish supercar briefly occupied the title “world’s fastest” as its CCR achieved a speed of 242 mph at Italy’s Nardo Ring in 2005 before being beaten up by Veyron (Bugatti). But the moment was short lived for CCR as CCX took over soon. Agera followed soon after.
This car was a forerunner of the cars one now finds built by Koenigsegg. It had a carbon fiber body and 4.7 liter V8. There weren’t many electrical aids to enhance the functionality of the car. As per assumptions One: 1 of Agera will top out others with a speed of 270 mph, though no one has yet tried it out.
MCLAREN F1: 241 MPH
With a body of carbon fiber, center driver seat, gold-lined engine bay and the 6.1-liter BMW M V12 the car is the coolest one to receive mention among the former world’s fastest cars. The car was pretty successful as in a Formula 1 race team much before Porsche and Ferrari with the MP4-12C attempted to own it. The car was a non-operational version of the Can-Am series. It had a successful racing career with a winning record in Le Mans 24 Hours in 1995.
The car was intended to be made as a roadster but its design conformed to what a racing car should have. This was because of the company’s former racing experience. Yet the first road version cannot be called an unprofessional product.
These are some of the details about the top ten fastest cars. Yet we found that some other cars are also there that are no less in power and also deserve a mention in this list for being the fastest car in the world. So, we are including two of the most notable ones. Don’t miss them out!
PAGANI HUAYRA BC: 238 MPH
Having an AMG-sourced bi-turbo that pushes a V12 of less than 3000 pounds one can never call the car to be a docile one. The Italian dynamo, Pagani Huayra, was a sheer example of a beast. An improved version of this beast was introduced to the world in the 2016 Geneva Motor Show by the name of Huayra BC.
The car was light in weight but more powerful than Huayra standard. The engine produced about 789 hp with a total curb weight of 2645 lbs. As per reports, the weight is akin to the latest Honda to run at a speed as high as 238 mph.
ZENVO TS1: 233 MPH
Zenvo though coming from Denmark, a complete amateur in the field of supercars has proved its worth and is found faster than several recognizable automakers. It is made up of an 811 lb-ft torque, 1163 hp and a 5.8-liter twin-supercharged V8. It promises to take up 0 to 62 mph in 2.8 seconds with a speed as high as 233 mph. the speed of one of the fastest car in the world is limited by an electronic limiter. So, one can expect the car to break the limits if the limiter was not present in it.
Nicknamed “Sleipnir” after the Norse god Odin’s eight-legged horse this automotive is a beastly creation of the Danish boutique automaker Zenvo. The name is totally appropriate owing to its shape, size and function.
This is our pick on the fastest moving cars of the world. Don’t you find them amazing? Which one you would like to give the title of the fastest car in the world of 2018? Are there any other cars that you would like to include in this list? Let us know about it in the comment section!