Top 10 Fastest Cars in the World – Both Official and Unofficial







There are many ways to judge the fastest cars. Acceleration is important; being able to jump from zero to 60 mph quickly is probably the most realistic performance benchmark.
But there’s no better ultimate ranking factor for fastest cars than top speed. So, here is the list of the top 10 fastest cars in the world, ranked by top speed. I have also tacked on a couple of cars that would set records if produced. All the fastest cars you would expect are on the list, ranked from slowest to fastest.



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10. SSC Ultimate Aero (256 Mph)


The SSC Ultimate Aero, also known as Shelby Supercars (SSC) was the fastest production car which came up in the year 2007. The top speed of the supercar is 256 mile per hour. The supercar was developed by SSC North America developed.

The hypercar features a twin-turbocharged V8 engine which can generate an enormous 1287 horsepower. The wind tunnel tests showed good results for the Ultimate Aero model. The electrically powered Ultimate Aero has butterfly doors as of in Enzo Ferrari. Carbon fiber and titanium are used throughout the vehicle to keep balanced weight.

According to Guinness World Record, the SSC Ultimate Aero achieved the title of the fastest production car in the world in 2007, timed at 256.14 mile per hour. In 2010 Bugatti took their title. The ultimate aero XT was the last edition of the Ultimate Aero developed for the celebration of its productions end. The SSC Ultimate Aero still lists within the top ten fastest cars in the world 2019, with its shining features.



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9. Rimac Concept Two (258 mph, claimed)

The Rimac Concept Two is designed and manufactured by the Croatian automotive manufacture, Rimac Automobili. Rimac claims that its hypercar will produce 1914 horsepower and 1,696 lb-ft of torque. The company  also claims that the car is electric carrying 4 electric motors.

The hypercar will accelerate from 0-60 mph in 1.85 seconds. That would make it the quickest-accelerating production car in the world. Top speed is a claimed 258 mph, and Rimac also claims the 120-kilowatt-hour battery pack will provide 404 miles of range.

At the 2018 Geneva Motor Show, the company unleashed an even faster successor: The Concept Two. Rimac plans to produce 150 vehicles with pricing expected to be $1 million and is currently in the process of homologation for the global market. The first deliveries are expected to take place in 2020.



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8. Bugatti Chiron (261 mph)

The Bugatti Chiron is a super production car from the team of Bugatti. This supercar remarked as the king among the various cars and in the initial stage, only 500 units released for the market and they cost an astonishing $2.6 million each. Out of them the very first 200 cars were sold out before the release of this supercar. The Bugatti Chiron comes in as the Veyron’s successor and ultimately outruns it when it comes to top speed. The top speed of this supercar is 261 miles per hour.

Bugatti Chiron features the same 8.0-liter quad-turbocharged W16 engine as the Veyron but modified to produce more power. This hypercar generates an enormous 1479 horsepower and 1180 lb-ft of torque. Bugatti claims a zero-to-60-mph time of just 2.3 seconds. The chassis is more agile and playful than the Chiron’s predecessor, the Veyron, and it’s altogether easier to drive on a curvy road. The hypercar includes a torque vectoring system which helps to navigate tighter corners. This hypercar is electronically limited due to safety limitations.




7. Bugatti Veyron Super Sport (268 mph)

When Volkswagen acquired the Bugatti brand in 1998, it had one goal in mind: to create the fastest production vehicle in the world and this original Veyron Super Sport attained this goal. The Veyron was dethroned by the SSC Ultimate Aero, so Bugatti came back with the Veyron Super Sport. The Super Sport version of Veyron features an 8.0-liter quad-turbocharged W16 engine which generates massive 1200 horsepower and 1500 Nm of torque. This car accelerated from 0-60 mph in just 2.4 seconds and can hit a top speed of 268 mile per hour. This hypercar costs $1.7 million.

With a top speed of 268 mph recorded at Volkswagen’s Ehra-Lessein test track, the Veyron Super Sport was once recognized as the world’s second-fastest production car by Guinness. Only 30 Veyron Super Sport models were produced. Electronically limited to 258 mph for the production cars, Guinness World Records went ahead and said even though the speed limiter was removed, the top speed was still valid.



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6. Hennessey Venom GT (270 mph)

Hennessey Venom GT broke the Veyron’s top speed at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida back in early 2014. The top speed of the Venom GT is 270.49 mph. 

The Venom GT supports a twin-turbo 7.0-liter V8 producing a massive 1,244 horsepower @ 7,200 rpm and 1,287 lb-ft of torque. This hypercar  beats a world record set by the Koenigsegg Agera RS as being the fastest accelerating production car in the world when it did a run from 0-300 km/h in 13.63 seconds.

This beast can go 0-100 mph in 5.6 seconds and 200 mph from a stop in only 14.51 seconds. Hennessey also claims the Venom GT can reach a top speed of 278 mph if given a bit more room to do it. Let’s hope they find a track long enough.

“I knew the car had it in it, but it’s satisfying to officially validate the Venom GT’s high-speed stability,” said Hennessey CEO/partner Don Goldman. “We’re elated to have met our goals of aerodynamic stability and crosswind tolerance.”



 

5. Koenigsegg Agera RS  (278 mph)

Koenigsegg Agera RS is officially the fastest car in the world. Hypercars come and go, but right now, one remains king – the Koenigsegg Agera RS. The small Swedish automaker, known for outrageously powerful supercars, broke five world records last year with one specific Agera RS, putting the Bugatti Chiron to shame, which has the backing of VW Group.  

To set the official record, Koenigsegg asked the Nevada Department of Transportation to close an 11-mile stretch of Route 160 between Las Vegas and Pahrump. On public roads, the 1,160-hp Swedish supercar hit 284.55 mph during its first run and 271.19 mph during the second, which averages out to 277.9 mph. Bugatti set the 0-249-0 mile-per-hour record of 42 seconds. On the other hand, an Agera RS owner decided to replicate Bugatti’s run. That first attempt shaved several seconds off the Chiron’s time, completing the run in 36.44 seconds.

This hypercar costs $2.5 million. The trademark doors of Koenigsegg, traction control system and lighting system adds the beauty of Koenigsegg Agera RS. The hypercar supports a 5.0-liter turbo V8 engine generating a massive 1160 horsepower and weighs 3075 lbs.




4. Koenigsegg JESKO – 300 Mph (unofficial)

The new Jesko by Koenigsegg, named after the company founder’s father, is claimed to be the world’s first road-legal 300 mph car. That top speed translates to more than 480 kilometres per hour. The Koenigsegg Jesko is aiming high with ambitions to reach 300mph and now that it’s been fully revealed at the 2019 Geneva Motor show let’s take a complete look around this new megacar: Loaded with technology, including a 9-speed Light Speed Transmission with 7 clutches a gigantic 1,000 kg of downforce and Active rear-wheel steering.

This hypercar features a 5.0 liter twin-turbo V8 engine producing 1280 hp on standard gasoline and 1600 hp on E85 bio-fuel. There will be 125 units built of the Jesko. Combined with “Ultimate Power on Demand” using the trick Light Speed Gearbox, shifts are ultra-responsive, and it can drop many gears almost instantly to then be pushed through its paces. The car is designed with carbon fiber chassis with more legroom, headroom and greater visibility.



3. SSC Tuatara – 300+ mph  (unofficial)

The SSC Tuatara is an upcoming American sports car to be produced by automobile manufacturer SSC North America. The car is the successor to the SSC Aero. The hypercar features a 5.9-liter twin-turbo flat-plane V8 engine generating enormous 1,750 horsepower when fed E85 fuel; and 1,350 horsepower on 91 octanes along with the top speed goal of 300 mph. The performance targets of the Tuatara include a 0-60 mph time of 2.5 seconds and a quarter-mile ET of 9.75 seconds. The company claims a drag coefficient of 0.279, which is among the lowest of any high-performance car in production today.

A driving mode selector is included and features Sport mode, Track mode and Front lift mode. The suspension can be lowered or higher to improve the performance. In front lift mode, the front suspension is lifted an additional 40mm, allowing for clearance over speed bumps or other raised surfaces whereas, in track mode, the suspension is adjusted to offer extreme track-level handling while lowering the front ride height to 2.74″ and the rear height to 3.25″.



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2. Hennessey Venom F5 – 301 Mph (unofficial)

The Venom F5 utilizes a carbon fiber chassis and is powered by a 6.6-liter twin-turbocharged V8 generating a massive 1817 horsepower and 1,617 Newton-meters of torque and the car reportedly weighed around 2950 lbs including the fluids. The top speed of the Hennessey Venom F5 is 301 miles per hour. Hennessey Venom F5 smashes the preceding official top speed by more than 20 mph.

The engine incorporates a unique manifold design that, according to the company, places the intercooler between the plenum and cylinder heads. This lowers the inlet air temperatures from the turbochargers as it goes into the combustion chamber, which results in greater air density and overall greater power efficiency.

The F5 accelerate from 0 to 249 mph and deaccelerate back to 0 in less than 30 seconds. Also, Venom F5 holds the acceleration of 2.0 second for 0-60 mph. Hennessey has yet to confirm its top speed with the Guinness Book of World Records, so the Koenigsegg Agera RS remains the official fastest car in the world for now.



 

1. Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ (304 Mph, Unofficial)

The Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ is the fastest car in the world. Bugatti’s new $3.9 million car broke a world record for going over 300 miles per hour. The “very special edition” Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ topped out at 304.773 mph in an August speed run at Volkswagen’s test track with driver Andy Wallace at the wheel. It was a one-way run due to the track surface so ineligible for a world record.

This car is the modified version of Chiron. The hypercar is  going to boast a quad-turbo 8.0-liter W16 engine which can generate 1,578 horsepower. Unlike the 304-mph prototype, customer cars  will be electronically limited to 273.4 mph.

“With the Super Sport 300+ we pay homage not just to our glorious history with its numerous speed records but also to the performance of the entire record-breaking team, “President of Bugatti Stephan Winkelmann said in a statement.
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