Top 10 Fastest Cars in the World 2020 | Both Official and Unofficial

Top 10 Fastest Cars in the World 2020

Top 10 Fastest Sports Cars in the World 2020 | Both Official and Unofficial: There are many ways to judge the fastest cars. Acceleration is significant; having the ability to leap from zero to 60 mph quickly is perhaps the leading 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 fast to fastest.

Top 10 Fastest Cars in the World

Alright, let’s begin with the SSC Ultimate Aero that ranks at number 10 in the list of top 10 fastest cars in the world.

10. SSC Ultimate Aero (256 Mph)

Production2006-2013
EngineChevrolet Corvette C5R V8 engine supported by two turbochargers
Dimensions176.2 in (4,475 mm) X 82.7 in (2,101 mm) X 43.0 in (1092 mm) (L X W X H)
Transmission6-speed transmission
Power1183 horsepower @6950 RPM
Torque1483 Nm @6150 RPM
Weight1247 kilograms
Cost$225,000
RPM limiter7200 rpm
BodyCarbon fiber and titanium
DoorsButterfly

The SSC Ultimate Aero, the predecessor to SSC Tuatara, was designed by the SSC North America, formerly known as Shelby Supercars, to beat the world speed record of its time. The prototype of SSC Aero was produced in 2007. 

The hypercar is powered by a Chevrolet Corvette C5R V8 engine, supported by two turbochargers, generating an enormous 1287 horsepower @6950 RPM on regular gasoline.

Speed test and records set

Although SSC North America got the title of the fastest production car in 2007, it still lists in the top ten fastest cars in the world 2020. To conduct the speed test, a 12-mile (19 km) long track (U.S. Route 93) in Nevada was closed on March 21, 2007, to test the top speed of the Ultimate Aero TT. But the test failed due to bad weather.

Six Months later, SSC North America was successful in getting the title of the fastest production car at West Richland, WA, on September 13, 2007. Rick Doria drove the vehicle in both directions. It means the total length of the track was 24 miles. The top speed is the average of the rates during two runs. The speed during the first run and second was 257.41 mph and 254.86 mph, respectively. So, the top speed calculated was 256.14 mph.

According to Guinness World Record, the SSC Ultimate Aero achieved the title of the fastest production car in the world in 2007, time at 256.14 miles per hour.

Guinness World Record

This car features a front lift mode, similar to that in SSC Tuatara. In front lift mode, the front suspension is lifted an additional 40 mm, allowing for clearance over speed bumps or other raised surfaces.

9. Rimac Concept Two (258 mph, claimed)

Rimac C2 | Speed, Price, Records, and Specifications (2020)
Rimac C2 | Speed, Price, Records, and Specifications (2020)
ClassElectric Concept car
Engine4 liquid-cooled permanent magnet synchronous electric motors 
Battery 120 kWh Lithium Nickel Manganese Cobalt Oxide
Power1914 horsepower
Torque2300 Nm 
ManufacturerRimac Automobili
DesignerAdriano Mudri
Electric range400 miles (650 km)
PredecessorRimac Concept One
Wheelbase2,745 mm (108.1 in) 
Cost€1,795,532 ($19,47,012) 
Weight1950 kg

Rimac Concept Two is the fastest accelerating car and the long-range electric car designed by Croatian automaker popularly known as Rimac Automobili unveiled at the 2018 Geneva Motor show.

The concept car is powered by the four liquid-cooled permanent magnet synchronous electric motors generating massive and maximum power of 1914 horsepower, 2300 Nm of torque, and a maximum speed of 258 miles per hour (412 kph).

Rimac Concept 2 uses a 120 kWh battery pack (20% bigger than that used in the Tesla top model), making it a long range electric car.

This concept car can run about 400 miles after a full charge.

The car can accelerate from 0-60 mph (97 km/h) in just 1.85 seconds, making it one of the fastest accelerating vehicles. Rimac Concept car can reach a maximum speed of 258 miles per hour (412 kph). This concept car can complete a quarter-mile in just 9.1 seconds.

The exciting thing about Rimac C_Two is that this hypercar can read the mind of the driver. The car is accompanied by several sensors, reads the mood of the driver. If the driver is stressed, it will soften the accelerator and play some soft and soothing music for him.

8. Bugatti Chiron (261 mph)

Production2016
ClassSports car
Manufacturer Bugatti Automobiles
DesignerFrank Heyl
Engine8.0-liter quad-turbocharged W16 engine
TransmissionSeven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission
Power1479 horsepower (1,500 PS; 1,103 kW)
Torque1180 lb-ft
Cost$2.6 million
Wheelbase2,711 mm
Weight1,996 kg (4,400 lb) 
Fuel consumptionCity: 35.2 L/100 km
Highway: 15.2 L/100 km
Combined: 22.5 L/100 km
Dimensions 4,544 mm (106.7 in) X 2,038 mm (80.2 in) X 1,212 mm (47.7 in) [LX W X H]
PredecessorBugatti Veyron

Bugatti Chiron is one of the top 10 fastest cars in the world and king of sports cars. The sports car is the successor to the Bugatti Veyron, named after the driver Louis Chiron. Although Bugatti produced the Chiron in 2016, it still exists in the list of top 10 fastest cars in the world. 

The sports car ranks at number 8 in the list of top 10 fastest cars in the world.

The Bugatti head exterior designer Frank Heyl designed the sports car in collaboration with Italian engineering firm Dallara and tire manufacturer Michelin.

The same engine used in the Bugatti Veyron powers the Bugatti Chiron but modified to produce more energy that is the 8.0-lire quad-turbocharged W16 engine with the displacement of 7933 ccs.

This hypercar generates an enormous power output of 1479 horsepower (1,500 PS; 1,103 kW) and 1180 lb-ft of torque.

The hypercar accelerates from 0–100 km/h (0–62 mph) in just 2.4 seconds, 0–200 km/h (0–124 mph) in 6.5 seconds and 0–300 km/h (0–186 mph) in 13.6 seconds.

Speed Test and World Records

Customer cars are electronically limited to 261 mph, But Bugatti claims the Chiron can go much faster.

CEO Stefan Winkelmann has said the car is capable of 280 mph, which would make it the fastest production car in the world.

– Stefan Winkelmann

Chiron broke the record of fastest 0–400–0 km/h (0–249–0 mph) acceleration time by accelerating from 0–400–0 km/h in just 41.96 seconds covering a distance of 3.2 kilometers (2 miles) at the Ehra-Lessien high-speed oval. Racing driver Juan Pablo Montoya drove the car during the speed test held at Ehra Lessien.

7. Bugatti Veyron Super Sport (268 mph)

Bugatti Veyron Super Sport | Fastest Car in the World 2020
Bugatti Veyron Super Sport | Fastest Car in the World 2020
Production2010-2011; 30 units produced
ManufacturerBugatti
DesignerHartmut Warkuß, Jozef Kabaň
ClassSports car
Engine8.0-liter quad-turbocharged W16 engine
Transmission7-speed direct-shift transmission
Power1184 horsepower @ 6000 RPM
Torque1500 Nm of torque @ 3000-5000 RPM
Weight4052 lbs (1838 kg)
Price$2.7 million
PredecessorBugatti Veyron 16.4
Fuel consumptionCity: 37.2 liters per 100 km (6.32 mpg)
Highway: 14.9 liters per 100 km (15.8 mpg)
Combined: 23.1 liters per 100 km (10.18 mpg)

Bugatti Veyron Super Sport is the most potent version/edition of Veyron, manufactured by Bugatti in Molsheim, France. This fast car, also known as Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport is the successor to Bugatti Veyron 16.4 and was named after the racing car driver Pierre Veyron.

The Special Edition of Bugatti Veyron was designed in Germany by the famous Volkswagen Group, comprising of the following best designers.

The exterior was designed by famous designer Jozef Kabaň, with much of the technical work being conducted under the guidance of intelligent chief engineer Wolfgang Schreiber.

The sound system was designed and manufactured by the Burmester Audio system. All the above designers were headed by the chief designer Hartmut Warkuß.

Speed Test and World Records

When Volkswagen obtained the Bugatti in 1998, it had an aim to create the fastest production car in the world, and Bugatti Veyron Super Sport attained this goal.

The Veyron Super Sport received the title of the world’s fastest production car by reaching a top speed of 268 miles per hour at Volkswagen’s Ehra-Lessein test track in 2010.

According to Guinness World Record, the SSC Ultimate Aero achieved the title of the fastest production car in the world in 2007, time at 256.14 miles per hour. In 2010, Bugatti took its title.

– Guinness

Bugatti Veyron super sport is powered by an 8.0-liter quad-turbocharged W16 engine generating the enormous 1184 horsepower @ 6000 RPM and 1500 Nm of torque @ 3000-5000 RPM.

Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport can accelerate 0-60 mph (0-96.6 kph) in just 2.4 seconds, 0-100 mph (0-160 kph) in 6.7 seconds, and a quarter-mile in 9.7 seconds.

6. Hennessey Venom GT (270 mph)

Production2013-2017
ClassSports car
Engine7.0 L GM LS7 V8 engine supported with twin turbochargers
TransmissionRicardo 6-speed manual transmission
Power1,244 hp (928 kW) @ 6,600 Rpm
Torque1,155 lb-ft (1,566 Nm) of torque @ 4,400 Rpm
ManufacturerHennessey Performance Engineering
CostUS$1.5 million
BrakesBrembo 6-piston calipers at the front and 4-piston calipers at the rear.
Wheelbase110.2 in (2,799 mm)
Dimensions183.7 in (4,666 mm) X 77.2 in (1,961 mm) X 44.7 in (1,135 mm) (L X W X H)
Rpm redline7200 Rpm
Weight2,743 lb (1,244 kg)
SuccessorHennessey Venom F5

Hennessey Venom GT is one of the top 10 fastest cars in the world 2020, manufactured by Texas-based Hennessey Performance Engineering.

Hennessey Venom GT is powered by a 7.0 L GM LS7 V8 engine supported with twin turbochargers, generating 1,244 hp (928 kW) @ 6,600 Rpm and 1,155 lb-ft (1,566 Nm) of torque @ 4,400 Rpm.

Speed Test and World Records

  • Hennessey Venom GT can accelerate for the from 0–186 mph (0–300 km/h) in 13.63 seconds, becoming the fastest road-legal car in the world on January 21, 2013.
  • The Hennessey GT can accelerate from 0–200 mph (0–322 km/h) in 14.51 seconds, beating the Koenigsegg Agera R’s time of 17.68 seconds, becoming the unofficial fastest accelerating road-legal car in the world.
  • On April 3, 2013, the Hennessey Venom GT reached a massive speed of 265.7 mph (427.6 km/h), covering just 2 miles (3.2 km) during testing at the United States Naval Air Station Lemoore, California
  • On February 14, 2014, the Hennessey team reached a top speed of 270.49 mph (435.31 km/h) covering a short distance of 2.3 miles (3.7 km), testing at the Kennedy Space Center’s shuttle landing strip in Florida.
  • Hennessey GT cannot officially claim the title of the fastest production car because that requires making two runs in opposite directions on the same day. But the Hennessey team couldn’t do it due to some reason.
  • This sports car can accelerate from 0-60 mph in 2.5 seconds and from 0-100 mph in 5.6 seconds.

5. Koenigsegg Agera RS (278 mph)

Production2015 – 2018
Engine5.0-liter V8 engine supported with two turbochargers
Dimensions169.0 in X 78.6 in X 44.1 in (L X W X H)
Power1,160 hp / 865 kW
Torque1,280 Nm
Displacement5,065 cm³
Transmission7-speed automatic transmission
Weight3075 lbs
Cost$2.5 million
RPM limiter8250 per minute

Koenigsegg Agera RS is a sports car produced by a well-known Swedish company popularly known as Koenigsegg. The Agera RS was presented at the Geneva Motor Show in 2015.

The sports car is a successor to the Koenigsegg CCX and a predecessor to Koenigsegg Jesko. This is the advanced version of Koenigsegg R and the combination of Koenigsegg R and Koenigsegg S. The Agera RS comprises of the features and specifications of both the Koenigsegg R and the Koenigsegg S. It also has some of the features similar to Koenigsegg one. The Koenigsegg Agera RS costs $2.5 million.

Koenigsegg Agera RS is powered by the 5.0-liter V8 engine supported with two turbochargers generating a massive and maximum power of 1,160 hp / 865 kW. It produces an enormous torque of 1,280 Nm

Speed Test and World Records

A route of 11 miles was made between Las Vegas and Pahrump and was cleared of rocks. Niklas Lilja ran the car in both directions. It means the total length of the track was 22 miles. 

The top speed is the average of the rates during two runs. The speed during the first run and second was 284.55 mph and 271.19 mph, respectively. So, the top speed calculated was 277.9 mph.

  • It became the world’s fastest production car and the second-fastest car in the world in 2017 with a top speed of 447 km/h (278 mph) on 4 November 2017.
  • The Koenigsegg Agera RS is currently the official world record holder of the fastest production car. However, the new Bugatti Chiron Super Sport did go faster on their test run, going 304.77mph. The vehicle is a modified Chiron; however, there are 30 in total going into the market so that it will be a production car. It didn’t go both directions on the speed test due to safety concerns, and therefore its speed test doesn’t count as official.
  • It broke the Bugatti’s record of 0-400-0 km/h. Bugatti took 42 seconds to accelerate from 0-400 and deaccelerate back to zero. Koenigsegg Agera RS took only 36 seconds for 0-400-0 in October 2017.
  • Later it broke its record by completing 0-400-0 in about 33.3 seconds. It took 24 seconds and 1.74 kilometers to accelerate from 0-400 and about half a kilometer to deaccelerate from 400-0 in 9 seconds.

Performance 

The Agera RS can accelerate from 0-100 km/h in just 2.8 seconds, 0-200 km/h in 6.6 seconds and 0-300 km/h in 11.9 seconds.

It reached a massive speed of 458 kph / 285 mph on a straight road.

The sports car also completed a Quarter Mile in just 9.9 seconds during this run, but it is not a record.

4. Koenigsegg JESKO – 300 Mph (unofficial)

Production2019
Engine5.0-liter V8 engine
Dimensions4610mm X 2030mm X 1210mm (L X W X H)
Power1280 horsepower and 1600 horsepower on E85
Torque1,500Nm @ 5,100 RPM and 1000 Nm @ 2700 RPM
Transmission7-clutch 9-speed transmission
Weight1420 kg
Cost2.8 million
RPM limiter8500 per minute

Koenigsegg Jesko, designed beautifully by the most famous Swedish company known as Koenigsegg, was presented at Geneva Motor Show in 2019. The sportscar is the successor of Koenigsegg Agera and was named after the founder’s father, Jesko Von Koenigsegg.

Koenigsegg Jesko uses the same engine used in Koenigsegg Agera RS. The hypercar is powered by a 5.0-liter V8 engine, weighing 189 kilograms, supported by turbochargers, generating a massive and maximum power of 1280 (955 kW) hp on standard fuel, and an enormous torque of 1,500Nm @ 5,100 RPM and 1000 Nm @ 2700 RPM. It is also capable of producing vast power of 1600 horsepower (1195 kW) on E85 fuel (ethanol).

World Records

Koenigsegg is very confident about Jesko; it will reach the speed above 300 mph. The company also claims that it will go 0-400-0 in less than 30 seconds.

If the Koenigsegg Jesko crosses 300 mph, it will become the fastest street-legal car with a top speed of 300 mph / 480 kph. Unlike its predecessors, it is legal to drive in the streets.

The Agera RS set the record two years ago, reaching a massive speed of 278 mph. The Jesko would break the two years old record by reaching the gigantic speed of above 300 mph. The Agera RS completed 0-400-0 km/h in 33 seconds; the company hopes that Jesko will achieve the same in under 30 seconds.

3. SSC Tuatara – 300+ mph (unofficial)

Engine5.9-litre twin-turbo flat-plane V8 engine
Production2019
Dimensions4633 mm X 2065 X 1067 mm (L X W X H)
Power1350 horsepower and 1750 horsepower on E85
Torque1735 Nm
Displacement5.9 L
Transmission7-speed transmission
Weight1347 kg
Cost$1.6 million
RPM limiter8800 per minute
Wheelbase2672 mm
Ground Clearance4.0 in
Coefficient of Drag0.279
BodyCarbon-fibre

SSC Tuatara, manufactured by a North American company popularly known as SSC North America, formerly known as Shelby Supercars Inc. SSC tuatara is the successor to the SSC Ultimate Aero

The hypercar is powered by a 5.9-liter twin-turbo flat-plane V8 engine reaching a top speed of more than 300 mph. Its engine is invented in partnership with Nelson Racing Engines. The exciting thing about this car is that it can generate more horsepower than its weight.

It is capable of generating an enormous 1,350 horsepower and a maximum of 1,750 power on E85 fuel (Ethanol).

World Records

This supercar has a goal to beat the world’s speed record, which is currently owned by the Koenigsegg Agera RSwith the top speed of 278 miles per hour. You must be thinking about Bugatti Chiron Super Sport.

But I want to make you clear; the Koenigsegg Agera RS is currently the official world record holder of the fastest production car. However, the new Bugatti Chiron Super Sport did go faster on their test run, going 304.77mph. It didn’t go both directions on the speed test due to safety concerns, and therefore its speed test doesn’t count as official.

The company aims at achieving various performance-based goals. The tuatara might be going to be the fastest production car in the world by reaching a high speed of more than 300 miles per hour. The supercar would accelerate from 0-60 mph in 2.5 seconds and complete a quarter-mile in just 9.75 seconds.

Driving modes

The SSC Tuatara features a driving mode selector. A driving mode selector features Sport mode, Track mode, and Front lift mode. The driving mode can be selected according to the driving conditions. Every mode helps in lowering or raising the suspension level, assisting the driver in driving and handling the car correctly in different driving conditions. The suspension can be reduced or higher to improve performance.

2. Hennessey Venom F5 – 301 Mph (unofficial)

Hennessey Venom F5
Hennessey Venom F5 | Second Fastest Car in the world 2020
ProductionUnveiled
ManufacturerHennessey Special Vehicles
ClassSports car
Engine6.6 L twin-turbocharged V8 engine
Transmission 7-speed single-clutch automatic or 6-speed manual transmission
Power1,817 hp (1,842 PS; 1,355 kW) @ 8000 Rpm
Torque1,193 lb-ft (1,617 N⋅m)
CostUS$1.8 million 
BrakesBrembo brakes
Rpm redline8200 Rpm
Weight1,338 kg (2,950 lb)
PredecessorHennessey Venom GT

Hennessey Venom F5 is an upcoming sports car manufactured by the American company popularly known as Hennessey Special Vehicles, established in 2017.

Venom F5 unveiled at the US SEMA Show in Las Vegas on November 1, 2017, has a goal to manufacture a high performance fastest sports car that would be reaching a top speed of 311 mph and becoming the official fastest car in the world.

Hennessey Venom F5 is powered by a 6.6 L twin-turbocharged V8 engine generating an enormous power of 1,817 hp (1,842 PS; 1,355 kW) @ 8000 Rpm and a massive torque of 1,193 lb-ft (1,617 N⋅m).

It can reach a claimed top speed of 301 mph (484 km/h).

World Records

The Hennessey F5 is unofficially one of the fastest cars in the world with a claimed top speed of 301 mph. It ranks on number two in the list of top 10 fastest cars in the world.

The sports car can accelerate from 0-60 mph in just 2 seconds (within a blink of an eye) that is 0.5 seconds faster than the Hennessey GT.

The Hennessey Venom F5 can also accelerate from 0–186 mph (0–300 km/h) in a time of under 10 seconds and from 0–249 mph (0–400 km/h) in less than 20 seconds.

This supercar can accelerate from 0-249 and then deaccelerate back to 0 mph in less than 30 seconds.

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

Bugatti Chiron Super Sport
Bugatti Chiron Super Sport | Fastest car in the world 2020, nicknamed thor
Production2021
ManufacturerBugatti Automobiles S.A.S.
DesignerAchim Anscheidt followed by Frank Heyl, Sasha Selipanov and Etienne Salome
ClassSports car
EngineQuad-turbocharged 8.0-liter W16 engine
Transmission7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission
Power1578 horsepower (1,600 PS; 1,177 kW)
Torque1180 lb-ft
Weight1,978 kg (4,360 lb)
Price3.5 million euros or $3.89M at current exchange rates
SimilarBugatti Centodieci

Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+, nicknamed Thor is the fastest car in the world 2020, manufactured in Molsheim, France by Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S and designed by expert designer Achim Anscheidt followed by Frank Heyl, Sasha Selipanov

This fastest car is the modified version of Chiron, presented on August 2, 2019, at the Grand party organized on the eve of the company’s 110th-anniversary in Europe. This sports car is loved and dreamed by every car lover, even me.

Bugatti president Stephan Winkelmann made the big reveal at the grand party. He announced that the production of the sports car would start in 2021 pricing 3.5 million euros or $3.89M at current exchange rates, and cars produced will be electronically limited to 440 kph (273.4 mph).

Speed test and World records

The “extraordinary edition” Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ topped out at 304.773 mph (490 km/h) in an August speed run at Volkswagen’s test track with driver Andy Wallace at the wheel. 

Although it reached a top speed of 304.773 mph, it is not the official fastest car in the world because it ran only on one side, not on the other side due to the track surface. So, Chiron supersport was not illegible for world records.

Therefore, Koenigsegg Agera RS still holds the title of the fastest car in the world in 2020.

The Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ broke a world record for going over 300 miles per hour.

The Chiron supersport 300+ can accelerate from 0-60 mph (0-96 kph) in just 2.4 seconds, 0–124 mph (0–200 km/h) in 6.5 seconds and 0–186 mph (0–300 km/h) in 13.6 seconds.

Gallery of Top 10 Fastest Cars in the World

Conclusion of Top 10 Fastest Cars in the World 2020

I would like to conclude that Bugatti Chiron super sport 300 is the fastest car in the world and ranks number one in the above list of top 10 fastest cars in the world. You might be thinking of unveiled sports cars and rumored cars such as Devel Sixteen, Koenigsegg Jesko Absolut, etc. These cars might go faster than Bugatti. 

But these cars are yet to be unveiled by the companies. So these are excluded from the list of top 10 fastest cars in the world.

It’s concluded that Bugatti Chiron is the fastest car. But it might not be the same for someone. Old Shelby GT350 might be the fastest car for him.

I will update this article every time the new sports car is produced. So, you can bookmark the website (firespeedy.com) to get to know about further updates.

Top 10 Fastest Cars in the World 2020 | Both Official and Unofficial

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