Do you like fast cars? There are folks who like fast cars because of their performance capabilities, others like them because of their design and beauty. This article looks at the 30 fastest cars in the world. Read on to learn about each of these stunning supercars. Vroom vroom! Get set, go.
1. Koenigsegg Jesko – 300 mph
The Jesko is a mid-engine sports car manufactured by Swedish car maker Koenigsegg. The car’s name is named after Jesko von Koenigsegg, the father of the company’s founder. According to the manufacturer, it can reach speeds of more than 300 mph.
The sports car is powered by a 5-liter V8 engine that generates 1,280 hp on normal gasoline and 1,600 hp and 1,500 Nm of torque on E85 biofuel. What’s more, it features an innovative Light Speed transmission that comprises 7 multi-disc clutches and 9 forward gears in a compact package.
The monocoque of this supercar is made from carbon fiber. The car features green accents because Jesko von Koenigsegg loved horse racing, and riders usually wore green and white.
2. Koenigsegg Agera RS – 278 mph
This car is a powerful machine that was introduced back in 2011 at the Geneva Motor Show. It received accolades from critics and enthusiasts alike. Just 25 units of this car were produced. The sports car combines the top elements from the Agera S and Agera R. As a matter of fact, it was the fastest production car in the world in 2017. It is powered by the 5-liter V8 engine that delivers 1,176 hp and 940 lb-ft of torque. The car reaches 60 mph in under 2.9 seconds and 124 mph in 7 seconds.
3. Koenigsegg Agera R – 275 mph
This luxurious car from Koenigsegg was one of the fastest production cars ever made, speeding up to 275 mph. It was made between the years 2011 and 2014. The car is powered by a V8 engine that generates 1,200 Nm of torque and 1,140 hp on E100 and E85 biofuel. It can reach 62 mph in 2.8 seconds and 124 mph in 7.8 seconds. Just 18 examples of this supercar were made during that time.
4. Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport – 267 mph
The Veyron 16.4 Super Sport is manufactured by a French automobile manufacturer Bugatti Automobiles SAS. It is a more powerful and faster version of the Bugatti Veyron. Production of this sports car was restricted to 30 units. This sports car features a revised aerodynamic package, a torque of 1,500 Nm, and an engine power output of 1,200 PS. Interestingly, the vehicle has been driven 267.8 mph, making it the world’s fastest car at the time of its release. However, it is electronically limited to 258 mph to prevent tire disintegration.
5. Fahlke Larea GT1 S12 – 267 mph
The Larea GT1 S12 is manufactured by a German company Fahlke. It is powered by a 7.2-liter V8 engine delivering 1,600 Nm of torque and 1,242 hp of power. Despite the engine’s huge size, the car weighs just 900 kg (1,984 pounds). According to the manufacturer, this road-legal racer can reach 100 km/h from a dead stop in mere two seconds and 200 km/h in 5 seconds. The top speed of this German creation is said to be 267 mph.
Carbon fiber was widely used for the production of the monocoque chassis together with the body panels. And the car has Brembo carbon brakes with 4-piston calipers at the rear and 6-piston calipers at the front.
6. Bugatti Chiron – 261 mph
The Chiron is one of the world’s fastest cars. It is powered by an 8-liter 16-cylinder engine that uses 4 turbochargers to produce 1,180 lb-ft of torque and 1,500 hp.
The Chiron uses a Haldex All-wheel drive system, independent suspension, and carbon fiber body structure. This two-seater sports car boasts a torsional rigidity of 50,000 Nm per degree.
As per the manufacturer, the car can accelerate from 0-62 mph in 2.4 seconds, 0-124 mph in 6.5 seconds, and 0-186 mph in 13.6 seconds.
The top speed of the car is 261 mph. What’s more, it has amenities such as full power accessories and quad LED headlights.
7. Koenigsegg Agera – 261 mph
The Agera is a sports car manufactured by Swedish automaker Koenigsegg. Back in 2010, Top Gear magazine named it Hypercar of the Year. However, the car stopped production in July 2018. The Agera from Koenigsegg is powered by a 5-liter V8 engine that uses twin-turbochargers to produce 1,100 Nm of torque and a power output of 947 hp. The engine weighs just 197 kg (434 pounds) due to the usage of lighter materials. All in all, the Agera is a costly machine made with impeccable precision.
8. Hennessey Venom GT – 260 mph
The Venom GT is a sports car that is built by Texas-based car-tuning company Hennessey Performance Engineering. Interestingly, it is inspired by the sports cars Lotus Elise and Lotus Exige. This supercar makes use of the heavily modified chassis of the Elise as well as Exige. The cockpit, HVAC system, windscreen, side glass, doors, and roof are among the components taken from the Lotus Exige.
This two-door supercar is powered by a 7-liter V8 engine with an output of 1,155 lb-ft of torque and 1,244 hp.
It can travel from 0 to 60 mph in 2.4 seconds. As a matter of fact, in 2013, the vehicle set a record for the fastest road-legal car by reaching 186 mph in just 13.63 seconds.
Here's some fascinating information about this supercar.
It appears in many games, such as Need for Speed: The Run, Need for Speed Rivals, and Forza. What’s more, these games let you modify cars. You could purchase one of these games for an affordable price if you desire to experience the thrill of the power and speed of this fastest road-legal car.
9. Rimac C_Two – 258 mph
With a power output of 1,888 hp and a speed of 258 mph, this electric sports car is capable of accelerating to 60 mph from zero in just 1.85 seconds. This makes it one of the world’s fastest accelerating cars. What’s so interesting about this car is that it offers level 4 autonomous driving and is equipped with advanced driver-assistance systems. These systems comprise 12 ultrasonic sensors, 6 radar emitters, 2 lidar sensors, and 8 cameras. They help drivers in parking and driving functions. Furthermore, the car uses facial recognition to open the doors and start the engine.
10. SSC Ultimate Aero TT – 256 mph
This superfast car is powered by a twin-turbocharged 6.3-liter V8 that produces 1,183 hp. It can accelerate from a standstill to 60 mph in a neck-snapping 2.46 seconds. As a matter of fact, in 2007, the sports car was named by Guinness World Records as the fastest production car in the world.
11. 9ff GT9 – 255 mph
The GT9 was manufactured by a German company 9ff and was loosely based on the high-performance supercar Porsche 911 GT3. It was one of the world’s fastest cars in 2008. It can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in mere 5.2 seconds and boasts a top speed of 255 mph.
12. Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse – 255 mph
This supercar from Bugatti features an 8-liter W16-cylinder engine that produces 1,200 hp and can attain 0-60 mph in 2.6 seconds. The interior of the Grand Sport Vitesse is made mainly of magnesium, aluminum, and carbon fiber, and was designed to be comfortable and simple for drivers. The car has a top speed of 255 mph, but it is electronically restricted to 233 mph. For the Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse, the car manufacturer made a roof spoiler that decreases wind noise in the cabin. The car is one of the world’s fastest production roadsters.
13. Koenigsegg CCXR – 250 mph
The CCXR from Koenigsegg was the first green car in the world. It can run on E85 or petrol as it features flex-fuel technology. The 4.7-liter engine delivers 806 Bhp when running the car on petrol, and 1,018 Bhp when running the vehicle on E85 Biofuel. The performance of the car is quite impressive. The supercar can go from a dead stop to 100 km/h in just 3.1 seconds.
14. McLaren Speedtail – 250 mph
The Speedtail from McLaren offers spectacular performance and lavish luxury. With a top speed of about 250 mph, it is one of the fastest cars in the world. This hybrid sports car has an electric motor and a 4.0-liter V-8 engine that generates 848 lb-ft of torque and a total output of 1,035 hp. And according to the manufacturer, the sports car accelerates from a standstill to 186 mph in only 12.8 seconds.
15. Lotec Sirius – 250 mph
Kurt Lotterschmid designed the Lotec Sirius back in 2001. He was a man with an unparalleled passion for fast cars and was awarded the German Group C2 Championship title in the year 1983. The vehicle has a top speed of 250 mph and can go from 0-62 mph in 3.8 seconds. And it took three years to finish. This supercar is built of carbon fiber on a tubular steel structure.
16. Orca SC7 – 249 mph
The SC7 was built by a Liechtenstein-based sports car company Orca Engineering, which has been set up by Rene Beck. It weighs only 850 kg (1,874 lbs) due to the usage of super-light materials. Its production was restricted to just 7 automobiles. The engine of this Swiss supercar generates 850 hp and 738 ft-lbs of torque. This vehicle has a top speed of 249 mph.
17. Aspark Owl – 249 mph
The Owl is a battery-powered car that is designed by Japanese car manufacturer Aspark. This electric hypercar can accelerate from 0-60 mph in 1.69 seconds, 0-62 mph in 1.9 seconds, and 0-186 mph in 10.6 seconds. This is possible due to 4 electric motors making a total of 1,985 hp and 2,000 Nm of torque. Furthermore, the supercar has a top speed of 249 mph. And the car’s acceleration time makes it the world’s fastest accelerating production car. Carbon-ceramic brake discs with 4-piston calipers at the rear and 10-piston calipers in front help slow down the sports car. This road-legal car has a 64 kWh lithium-ion battery that offers a range of 280 miles. Other than that, it comes with double wishbone suspension, which provides supreme handling for speedy acceleration.
18. Saleen S7 Twin Turbo – 248 mph
This American supercar has a top speed of 248 mph and an output of 750 hp. And it sprints from 0-60 mph in just 2.8 seconds. The American manufacturer Saleen made the body of the vehicle entirely out of carbon fiber to make it more rigid and decrease weight. The use of spoilers, air intakes, and vents helps create sufficient downforce to keep the S7 Twin Turbo stable and steady at great speeds.
19. Koenigsegg CCR – 245 mph
This supercar from Koenigsegg features new wheels, tires, bigger brakes, and a bigger front splitter. Besides, it has a powerful engine with twin compressors, generating 806 hp. Back in 2005, this attractive sports car set the Guinness record for the fastest production car in the world.
20. W Motors Lykan HyperSport – 245 mph
The Lykan HyperSport is a sports car that is designed by a United Arab Emirates-based sports car company W Motors. The company was established in 2012 in Lebanon with the partnership of Italian and Lebanese engineers.
The Lykan HyperSport is powered by a 3.7-liter twin-turbocharged engine that generates 960 Nm of torque and a power output of 780 hp. The engine is mounted in a mid-rear position and transfers power to the back wheels. And the sports car can go from 0-62 mph in just 2.8 seconds.
Interestingly, it is the world’s first car to have diamonds in its headlights. The front lights contain titanium LED blades with 440 diamonds. The car features a holographic display with interactive motion control.
And here is an interesting fact about this luxurious car. It was featured as the hero car in the film Furious 7. In fact, it is the costliest car ever to be featured in The Fast & The Furious Franchise.
This is not all. Concierge service for 24 hours is offered together with this plush car and a free Cyrus Klepcys watch worth $177,300.
21. Ultima Evolution – 240 mph
The Evolution is a sports car produced by British sports car manufacturer Ultima Sports. It can go from 0-60 mph in a neck-snapping 2.3 seconds, 0-100 mph in 4.9 seconds, and 0-150 mph in only 8.9 seconds.
22. McLaren F1 – 240 mph
The F1 is a sports car built by British car maker McLaren Cars and powered by the V12 BMW engine. The production of the car commenced in 1992 and finished in 1998. In all, 106 cars were produced. The Sultan of Brunei, Nick Mason, Ralph Lauren, and Elon Musk are some of the well-known past and present owners of this supercar. During the 1990s, the F1 broke several world records, and it is the fastest aspirated car ever in the world.
23. Ruf CTR3 – 233 mph
The CTR3 is a mid-engined sports car built by German car maker Ruf Automobile. It is powered by a 3.7-liter twin-turbocharged engine that generates 889 Nm of torque and a power output of 691 bhp. The car was manufactured from 2007 to 2012. Only 31 examples of this car were made.
24. Zenvo ST1 – 233 mph
The ST1 is a sports car built by Danish sports car company Zenvo Automotive. It is made completely by the hands of a team of employees, except for a CNC router.
This high-performance car is powered by an LS7 V8 engine that produces 1,430 Nm of torque and 1,089 bhp. It sprints from 0-62 mph in 3 seconds and 0-124 mph in 8.9 seconds. It is provided with leather racing seats, steering wheel adjustment, satellite navigation, and keyless entry. Last but not least, the car has a top speed of 233 mph.
25. Lotec C1000 – 232 mph
The C1000 from Lotec is powered by a 5.6-liter V8 engine that produces 1,000 hp.
What’s more, it has a top speed of 232 mph and can go from a standstill to 60 mph in just 2.8 seconds. The weight of the vehicle is just 2,381 pounds as the body is built of carbon fiber. The interior of the car is a mix of carbon fiber and red leather and comprises two bucket racing-style seats with air conditioning, adjustable pedals, and an adjustable steering column.
26. Leblanc Mirabeau – 231 mph
The Mirabeau is a street-legal race car that is designed by Swiss car maker Leblanc. It is powered by a 4.7-liter V-8 engine that produces 700 hp and 850 Nm of torque. The Mirabeau can attain a top speed of 231 mph.
27. Brabus Rocket 800 – 230 mph
The Rocket 800 from Brabus has a top speed of 230 mph. It comes with a new exterior design that includes a rear diffuser, a rear wing, wider wheel arches, and big air intakes. The supercar can rocket from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.7 seconds, 0 to 200 km/h in 9.8 seconds, and 0 to 300 km/h in 23.8 seconds. The driver's cabin is designed ergonomically, providing the best comfort for the person.
28. Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Kleemann – 221 mph
It took several tests and 9 months for the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG to be considered fit for use on the road, and it was launched in 2013. The supercar blasts to 60 mph in 3.3 seconds and 124 mph in 9.3 seconds. It has a top speed of 221 mph.
The car is powered by a 6.2 L V8 engine that produces 770 hp and torque measuring 623 RPM. The manufacturer Kleemann incorporated a supercharger made of aluminum to produce such power. What’s more, this sports car has an excellent exhaust system that features an X pipe, a remote-controlled flapper, and a dual mid-muffler. The inclusion of this exhaust system gave the supercar added 50 hp in its power.
29. Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Stirling Moss – 220 mph
This supercar is named after the racing driver Sir Stirling Craufurd Moss. It is powered by a 5.4-liter V8 engine that delivers 640 hp. And it can sprint from stop to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds. However, speed is the most brilliant feature of this car. The vehicle can reach a top speed of 220 mph and is among the fastest cars in the world.
However, you will have to wear a helmet to ride the SLR McLaren Stirling Moss because it has no roof and windshield. Instead, it has wind deflectors. The removal of the windshield and roof was essential as it led to a decrease in the overall weight of the car. Other than that, the absence of these features helps to decrease the center of gravity of the vehicle for easy controlling.
30. Lamborghini Veneno – 220 mph
The Veneno is the fastest Lamborghini model ever built. At the heart of the car is a 6.5-liter V12 engine that produces 507 lb. ft. of torque and 740 hp. Furthermore, the powerful vehicle can attain a top speed of 220 mph. It can travel from 0 to 62 mph in only 2.9 seconds.
The name for this super sports car follows the automaker’s history of naming its cars after powerful bulls. Veneno is the name of one of the fastest and strongest fighting bulls ever. The bull became popular after it attacked the well-known bullfighter Jose Sanchez Rodriguez during the bullfight in Spain.
Which one's your favorite supercar?
The fastest cars in the world can go upwards of 300 mph. The race to build the speediest car is never-ending. Most of these cars in the list were given the crown of “fastest car ever” when they were first released. However, the rankings change frequently as manufacturers come out with newer and better technologies.
If you're looking for the fastest car possible, the winner is the Swedish Koenigsegg Jesko which can go 300+ mph. But speed isn't everything. The design and engineering of each car is unique from each other. Which one is your favorite super car?