In the past, we wrote about driving fast cars around town and shared our insight on why men get thrilled by the idea of speed. And now it’s time we talk about the slick speedsters that make our hearts beat faster. Let us present to you – the fastest cars on the planet.
Hennessey Venom GT – 278 mph (447 km/h)
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. It has the ability to accelerate from 0-200 miles in just 14.51 seconds. Moreover, back in 2013, the Texan-built supercar has set the Guinness World Record by reaching an incredible 186mph mark in just 13.63 seconds.
Venom GT is also one the most exclusive cars in the world with only 13 custom build units. The model will be succeeded by Venom F5. The carmaker promises that the new Venom will sweep you off your feet with a new level of hypercar performance and the top speed exceeding 300mph. How is that for impressive?
Koenigsegg Agera R – 273 mph (439 km/h)
This Swedish supercar 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 hypercar has maintained its status of 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 more fuel efficient aluminum V8 engine.
Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport – 268 mph (431 km/h)
This supercar looks like it could have been delivered from another planet. Featuring a quad-turbo W16 engine, Bugatti Veyron Super Sport can accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in 2.4 seconds. It became the first production car to exceed 250mph.
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 supercar is the fastest in the world or not. What’s your verdict?
SSC Ultimate Aero XT – 257 mph (413 km/h)
This car’s awesome design will 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 title the world’s fastest car from March 2007 to July 2010.
9ff GT9-R -257 mph (413 km/h)
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. Amazing!
But that is 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. Also, the interior of the vehicle is stripped making it feather-light to help a driver get the most out of this supercar.
SALEEN S7 – 248 mph (399 km/h)
This hand-built car features a V8 and 7000 cc engine and can reach 60mph in just 2.8 seconds. Saleen S7 interior design combines race quality with luxury and is made out of carbon fiber which makes it very light in weight as well. There’s been some controversy around its inception. But it doesn’t make this high-performance American supercar less appealing. Just ask Bruce Almighty!
KOENIGSEGG CCX – 245 mph (394 km/h)
Agera R’s brother also made it to the top 10 fastest cars in the world. Koenigsegg CCX is capable of reaching a speed of 265 mph 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 (386 km/h)
Yet another great car, McLaren F1 just like Koenigsegg CCX can reach 60mph 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 (374 km/h)
Zenvo ST 1 was the first incarnation of the Zenvo brand. With a twin-charged 7.0 L V 8 engine, this hypercar 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, almost the entire body of Zenvo ST 1 is made out of carbon fiber.
Pagani Huayra – 230 mph (370 km/h)
We will finish this list with Pagani Huayra. This Italian supercar will 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.
Sure, these supercars look cool and may be extremely fun to drive. The rev of their engines will make your heart beat faster and your pulse race. 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.
Would you want to own or at least take one of these models for a ride? What’s your favorite supercar? Share with us in the comments below.