The world is moving at a fast speed. We like to drive fast cars and ship them as fast as possible. In the past, we have talked about driving fast cars around town and shared our insight on why men get thrilled by the idea of speed. Now it’s time we talk about the slick speedsters that make our hearts race. The ones that keep us awake at night. Ready to get to know the top ten fastest cars on the planet? Let’s begin!
Hennessey Venom GT – 278 mph
With an astonishing verified top speed of 270.49 mph and a maximal estimated top speed of 278 mph, Hennessey Venom GT is the world’s fastest car. This car can accelerate from 0-200 miles in just 14.51 seconds. Think about that! Moreover, back in 2013, the Texan-built super-car set the Guinness World Record by reaching an incredible 186mph mark in just 13.63 seconds.
Venom GT is also one of the most exclusive cars in the world. It only has 13 custom build units. The model will be succeeded by Venom F5. The carmaker also promises that the new Venom will sweep you off your feet with a new level of hyper-car performance and a top speed that exceeds 300mph. How is that for impressive?
Koenigsegg Agera R – 273 mph
This Swedish super-car has a 1,124bhp twin-turbocharged v8 engine. It has a spectacular ability to blur scenery by accelerating to 186mph in only 21.19 seconds.
Agera R is referred to as Thor’s Hammer, and not without a reason. Since its introduction in 2011 to this day, this hyper-car has maintained its status as one of the fastest cars on the planet. Agera R won’t stop accelerating until it reaches its top speed of 273 mph.
The car features fuel-sensor technology, which protects the engine by keeping fuel quality levels in control and reducing power. The model is equipped with extra light and a more fuel-efficient aluminum v8 engine.
Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport – 268 mph
This super-car looks like it could have been delivered from another planet, doesn’t it? Featuring a quad-turbo W16 engine, Bugatti Veyron Super Sport can accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in just 2.4 seconds. It became the first production car to exceed 250 mph.
In 2010, Veyron Super Sport held the Guinness Book of World Record title as the fastest production car in the world achieving a top speed of 267.81mph.
But only for a brief time.
In 2013, the Guinness officials disqualified Veyron for breaking the ‘no modifications rule by removing the vehicle’s speed limiter. After some time, Guinness Book of World Record decided that the speed limit removal didn’t affect any mechanical abilities of Bugatti Veyron Super Sport.
Ever since there’s been a lot of debate about whether this super-car is the fastest in the world or not. What’s your verdict?
SSC Ultimate Aero XT – 257 mph
This car’s awesome design can turn anyone’s head. The vehicle features a Twin-Turbo V8 Engine with 1183 hp and can accelerate from 0-60mph in 2.7 seconds. In March 2007, the SSC Ultimate Aero was tested by Guinness World Records. As a result, the vehicle held the world’s fastest car title from March 2007 to July 2010.
9ff GT9-R -257 mph
It is a tie between 9ff GT9-R and SSC Ultimate Aero. But since it takes 9ff GT9-R 2.9 seconds to reach 60mph, 0.2 seconds more than the SSC Ultimate Aero, it deserves the 5th place. This German car can reach a speed of 257 mph and go from 0-190 miles in less than 16 seconds. Now, THAT’S amazing!
And that’s not all. If you ever decide to buy a 9ff GT9-R, you won’t regret it. GT9-R makers offer drivers the option of customizing their car, thus making each model one of a kind.
Featuring a 4.0 Liter flat-6 Twin-Turbo Engine with 1120 hp, 9ff GT9-R is made for the sole purpose of speed. And that is why it is featured among the top 10 fastest cars in the world. Also, the interior of the vehicle is stripped making it feather-light to help a driver get the most out of this super-car.
SALEEN S7 – 248 mph
This hand-built car features a V8 and 7000 cc engine and can reach 60 miles per hour in just 2.8 seconds. Saleen S7 interior design combines race quality with luxury. It is also made out of carbon fiber which makes it very light in weight as well. There’s been some controversy around its inception, but that doesn’t make this high-performance American super-car any less appealing. Just ask Bruce Almighty!
KOENIGSEGG CCX – 245 mph
Agera R’s brother also deserves to be on the top 10 fastest cars in the world list. Koenigsegg CCX is capable of reaching a speed of 265 miles per hour and can go from 0-60 mph in 3.2 seconds. The design of this car is performance oriented. Its 90 Degree V8 806 HP engine is made out of aluminum and Koenigsegg CCX’s engine emissions are considered to be some of the safest in the world nowadays.
MCLAREN F1- 240 mph
Yet another great car, McLaren F1, just like Koenigsegg CCX can reach 60 miles per hour in 3.2 seconds. It features a V12 6.0 L engine and it also combines speed with a unique design of three seats. Even though the production of this high-performance car ended in 1998, F1 remains one of the fastest production cars ever made. And as an extra perk, McLaren still maintains extensive support and service network for this model.
ZENVO ST1 – 233 mph
Zenvo ST 1 was the first incarnation of the Zenvo brand. With a twin-charged 7.0 L V 8 engine, this hyper-car can reach a speed of 233 mph, and go from 0-60 mph in 2.9 seconds. Danish Zenvo Automotive, a sports car company, focuses on reaching the balance between speed and perfection. In order to reduce its weight and enhance speed, the majority of Zenvo ST 1’s body is made out of carbon fiber.
Pagani Huayra – 230 mph
We will finish this list with Pagani Huayra. This Italian super-car has the superpower to make any owner proud. With a twin-turbocharged 6.0-liter V12 Engine borrowed from Mercedes-Benz, Pagani Huayra can reach 60mph in 3.0 seconds. It was first introduced in 2011. And for the curious, Pagani Huayra is named after the legendary Incan god of wind, Huayra-Tata.
All of these supercars look cool and are extremely fun to drive. The rev of their engines will make your heart and pulse race pretty fast! In traffic and in parking lots, heads will be turning, following the car’s stylish lines. People dream about these beasts all their lives. But owning a high-performance car comes with a few drawbacks as well. So make sure you are well-prepared before you buy one.
Would you want to own one of these models? Or at least take one of them for a ride? What’s your favorite super-car? Would you wish to see any other car mentioned on this list as one of the fastest cars in the world? Please let us know in the comments below.
If one day you find yourself owning any of this high-end automobile, well then you lucky dreamer, enjoy it! Take it places, drive it all around. But remember this – such cars are not suitable for long-distance trips. Should you need to go far away, consider shipping the car. Sports car transport is what we do. We specialize in high-end and classic cars transport. Call us when you need to learn how shipping a car works and what it costs. Thanks!