Car manufacturers have but one goal in their minds; to build a car that is deemed the fastest in the world. The cars of today come with a plethora of racing gadgetry as well, which make it possible for them to achieve unimaginable speeds. Here are 10 such cars that can easily be called the fastest in the world.
Hennessey Venom GT – Top Speed: 270 mph
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Known as the fastest car in the world, the Hennessey Venom GT comes with a 7.0 liter twin turbocharged V8 engine along which delivers around 1244 hp. The car reached a speed of 270.4 mph in a test run in one direction at the Kennedy Space Center in 2016, making it one of the fastest production cars on earth.
Bugatti Veyron – Top Speed: 269.86 mph
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Officially the fastest production car in the world, the Bugatti Veyron managed to attain a top speed of 269.86 mph driving in both directions. This feat was achieved by the car’s flagship Super Sport model which came without the speed limiter back in 2014.
Bugatti Chiron – Top Speed: 261+ mph
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Falling behind the Hennessey Venom GT at third spot is the Bugatti Chiron, which clocked a speed of 261 mph on a racetrack under street legal settings. The stylish car features racecar looks and a powerful engine that produces about 1500 hp. Optimal performance is achieved by an engineering feat which allows the machinery to auto adjust according to different speed settings.
SC Ultimate Aero – Top Speed: 256 mph
At a time when race cars came from big manufacturers like Bugatti, Jaguar, and Volkswagen, there was one manufacturer who silently stole the fame with its version of the fastest car in the world; the Ultimate Aero. Clocking in around 256 mph on a test run, the Aero featured a 6.3 liter twin turbocharged V8 engine that helped it achieve about 1287 hp.
McLaren F1 – Top Speed: 242.8 mph
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Easily dubbed as one of the fastest cars on earth, the McLaren F1 set the world record for top speed at 242.8 mph back in 1998 itself. The car runs on a 6.1 liter, BMW V12 engine that could produce about 672bhp. The initial design featured a spin of 8300 rpm which was later cut down to 7500 rpm for road use.
Koenigsegg CCR – Top Speed: 242 mph
The Koenigsegg CCR was considered as the fastest car in the world for a very brief period of time before being bested by the Bugatti Veyron. A test run in 2005 yielded a speed result of 242 mph for the car which came with a 4.7 liter V8 engine and a carbon fiber body.
Zenovo ST1 – Top Speed: 233 mph
From Denmark comes the Zenovo ST1 which is the only performance car from the country as well. It features a 6.8 liter V8 engine, with turbocharging and supercharging features, and produces 1104hp and 1054 lb-ft respectively.
PaganiHuayra – Top Speed: 231 mph
Exceeding its successor ‘Zonda’ in both looks and performance, this Italian supercar has been built by Horatio Pagani and comes with a 6.0 liter twin turbocharged V12 engine that allows it to clock a maximum speed of 231 mph on the road.
Noble M600 – Top Speed: 225 mph
Another newbie in the industry which managed to steal the limelight for just enough time to generate interest is the Noble M600 which clocked a speed of 225 mph on a test run in 2009. Other impressive features of the car included its ability to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 3 seconds and 650hp although the lack of electronic driving aids made it very difficult to control the vehicle.
Lamborghini Veneno – Top Speed: 221 mph
The Lamborghini Veneno may hold the title of being one of the fastest cars in the world. However, it holds the title of being the most expensive car in the world and costs a cool $4.5 million. Featuring a 6.5 liter V12 engine that produces 750hp, the car has a maximum speed of 221 mph and can reach 60 mph in just 2.9 seconds.
Car manufacturers always try to best each other with newer build and better performance cars. If you love speed, then these cars are definitely the right ‘on the road’ right choice for you.