Fastest cars in the World
In a little over two decades, the quest to produce the quickest car had transformed automobiles from being only slightly quicker than horses 100 years prior.
Aston Martin’s DB4 GT broke the 150 mph barrier in the 1950s, while the Ferrari F40 broke the 200 mph barrier in the 1980s.
As it got harder and harder to create cars that run faster than that, renowned racing company McLaren showed up and completely destroyed the competition.
Ahead of everyone else at the time, the renowned McLaren F1 broke the 240 mph barrier in 1998.
Although Bugatti did manage to surpass 300 mph in 2019 with a Chiron Super Sport 300+ that had undergone minor modifications; the final production model was only capable of 271 mph.
Bugatti claims the production model will reach that elusive number, but it will only permit customers to push their vehicles to their limits on its own test track while being closely supervised.
The question of whether anyone will ever be able to purchase a car that can reach 300 mph out of the factory in production form is still up in the air.
Due to growing public safety concerns as well as the safe speed limits of tyres and other components.
Nevertheless, this list includes some of the quickest production automobiles available today.
Koenigsegg Jesko Absolut
Launched in 2022.
The ‘fastest ever’ car that is currently for sale comes with a huge disclaimer: its top speed is currently theoretical and dependent on calculations.
Even still, the storied Swedish hypercar manufacturer Koenigsegg swears it will never create a road vehicle quicker than the Jesko Absolut because it is so convinced it will deliver on its promises.
The twin-turbo V8 that powers the Jesko Absolute can produce “a minimum” of 1,600PS when running on special E85 fuel.
According to the CEO of the firm, it is a “land-based rocket-ship determined to reach unheard-of speed in record-setting pace.”
Just how quickly?
Although Koenigsegg’s original goal was 310 mph, corporate simulations indicate that the Jesko Absolut will reach considerably higher speeds because of its extremely low-drag body.
Hennessey Venom F5
Launched in 2022.
Over the past 30 years, Hennessey has modified everything from Dodge Vipers to pickup trucks to Ferraris.
However, it has already dabbled in full vehicle manufacturing twice: first with the 2011 Venom GT (capable of 270 mph), which was inspired by Lotus, and again with the Venom F5.
The Venom F5 is a custom, carbon-bodied hypercar with an in-house basis and a 6.6-liter twin-turbo V8 that is said to produce more than 1,800PS.
It is not a Lotus Elise that has been heavily upgraded.
However, considering that it weighs about the same as a Ford Focus, performance should be extremely erratic.
Hennessey has not yet attempted a full top speed run, therefore like the Koenigsegg Jesko Absolut, its ranking is currently hypothetical.
Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+
Launched in 2021.
Without a Bugatti of some kind, no internet list of the “fastest cars” is complete.
The Veyron and the’standard’ Chiron are both incredible works of engineering, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be topped.
To celebrate a modified Chiron becoming the first hypercar to reach 300 mph, the Chiron Super Sport 300+ is a special edition of the already pretty unique Chiron Super Sport.
Although the peak speed of the production car is electronically limited to 273 mph.
It is said that Bugatti will permit customers to add a roll cage and attempt their own high-speed runs on the company’s Ehra-Lessien test circuit.
The Chiron’s quad-turbo 8.0-litre W16 engine, which produces 1600PS, is also included in the Super Sport 300+ along with a longer, more aerodynamic body.
Launched in 2021.
You may not be familiar with SSC, but the North American company’s mid-2000s SSC Ultimate Aero held the Guinness World Record for the fastest production car for three years.
The SSC Tuatara, a 1750PS hypercar powered by a finely tuned 5.9-liter twin-turbo V8, is now back.
SSC claimed a production car record in 2020 at an astounding 316 mph, which caused considerable discussion.
but it wasn’t widely acknowledged because to apparent irregularities in the measurement of that speed.
Not to be daunted, SSC attempted the Tuatara once more in early 2021 while employing specialised measuring equipment that was being watched over by engineers.
According to the information they provided, the Tuatara averaged close to 283 mph and reached 286 mph on both trips.
Launched in 2021.
The Rimac Nevera is designed to challenge the notion that electric vehicles are only quick at low speeds.
The Croatian corporation, which along with Porsche holds a controlling interest in Bugatti; claims that their electric hypercar can reach a top speed of 258 mph, ranking it right up there with the fastest gasoline-powered vehicles.
The Nevera accelerates from 0 to 62 mph in under two seconds and completes the quarter mile in 8.6 seconds.
It produces a total of 1900 PS from four electric motors, one for each wheel, and can travel a distance of a mile in 8.6 seconds.
Of course, EVs may accelerate quite quickly off the line, but Rimac uses two single-speed transmissions to prevent the Nevera’s acceleration from losing steam.
The Nevera features incredibly sophisticated torque vectoring, a huge 120kWh battery, and more technical innovation than just raw speed.
Its claimed range is 340 miles. It also features the most potent regenerative braking of any EV, with a 300kW maximum power output.
150 Neveras will be made, with prices starting at £1.72 million.