When you speak of cars, speed is the most popular measure by which people gauge automotive excellence and performance. There’s nothing as exhilarating as a fast car. These high-tech, four-wheeled beasts are among the finest creations of modern human engineering. Are you a speed junkie? Do you love speed (where safe and lawful)? If yes, then here are a few of the fastest cars in the world just to help you whet your appetite for getting a new, not-so-sound-barrier-breaking version for your very own.
1. Bugatti Veyron Super Sport
For several years, Bugatti Veyron held the prestigious Guinness World Record because it was the fastest car in the world. It was also the first production car that exceeded the 250-mph mark. After having a number of technical difficulties and issues, this coveted title was taken over by a relatively new name: Koenigsegg. This is when the popular car maker introduced the Veyron Super Sport model with a maximum speed of about 268 mph. The Super Sport is available with an eight-liter W16 engine that can generate incredible torque of about 1,106-ft lbs and nearly 1,200 horsepower. This enables this beast to go zero to 60 in only 2.4 seconds. One of the most fantastic features of Super Sport is that it makes reaching high speeds seem almost effortless.
2. Hennessey Venom F5
When it comes to insanely dizzying speeds, the Hennessey Venom F5 runs roughshod over its competition. Hennessey Venom GT recorded an epic, but unofficial 270-mph run back in 2014 and was the fastest car for some time. However, after three years, the company decided to push the boundaries of physics yet again. The Venom GF has boasted a top speed of over 300 mph, smashing the prior high-speed figure by a long shot. To do this, Hennessey began with a brand-new carbon-fiber chassis of 2,950 pounds, bolting horsepower of 1,600. The car has a twin-turbo 7.4-liter V8 engine. As you can imagine, the speed results are just astonishing. In fact, the Venom F5 can travel zero to 249 mph in just 30 seconds. Hennessey has not reported its top speed to the Guinness Book of World Records, so it’s not officially the fastest car in the world — at least for now.
3. Koenigsegg Agera RS
Niklas Lilja drove a Koenigsegg Agera RS from zero to over 248 mph in just 36.45 seconds on October 1st, 2017. Although Koenigsegg is not a common name when it comes to supercars, like Ferrari or Bugatti, the brand has developed a serious reputation within a short period of time — having beat some of the best cars on the market. This is why the Agera RS model is an ideal example of the brand’s power and might, blowing all other cars away with its top speed of more than 273 mph, faster than any other car you’d find in today’s market. That’s also why this car is now considered the fastest car in the world. The Agera RS comes with a five-liter V8 DOHC engine and a compression ratio of 9:1. The car is capable of producing about 1,140 horsepower and 1,200-ft lbs of torque. The car is available at a price of $1.35 million.
4. McLaren F1
The McLaren F1 is an incredibly fast car, boasting a speed of 241 mph. It was formerly the world’s fastest car. The F1 has a carbon-fiber body and gold-lined engine bay with a 6.1-liter M V12 engine. Some consider it to be the coolest-looking car ever made. This supercar has the capability to produce 670 horsepower with an incredible peak torque of about 520-ft lbs. This allows the car to accelerate to 60 from zero in only 3.2 seconds. That’s incredible! In addition, the overall design of this car is also impressive and unmatched. It has exceptional aerodynamics to ensure maximum performance and speed. In a span of about six years, a total of 106 F1 cars were manufactured. In 2013, the popular chassis number 066 was sold for a price tag of U.S. $8.47 million. All these speedsters are fun to muse over while entertaining our innermost need for speed. But when it comes right down to it, it’s fun to use these extravagant speed machines for inspiration when looking for a new car of you our very.