For centuries, mankind has got fascinated by speed. Competitive speed began with chariot races in Rome, and man has never looked back.
Man’s search for speed did not take off until the first fastest car appeared throughout Europe. Almost every car today can reach speeds of 100 mph, and most family sedans can reach speeds of 120 mph.
Performance cars typically play between 140 and 170 mph. Here is the complete collection of the fastest cars in the world.
1. 2020 Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+
Bugatti is the Dodge of hypercars and one of the fastest cars, always looking for new ways to get more performance out of a single engine.
Its quadruple-turbocharged, 8.0-liter W16 engine wowed us in the Veyron and Veyron Super Sport two cars, but in the newer Chiron Super Sport 300+, this monstrous engine is on an entirely different level.
The range-topping Chiron has 1,600 horsepower and 1,180 pound-feet of torque (600 hp and 193 lb-ft) and can reach 300 mph, as the name implies.
It maintains a perfect balance of form, function, aerodynamics, and aesthetics. This Bugatti has speed and elegance in spades, accelerating from 0-100 kilometers per hour (0-60 mph) in 2.4 seconds, making it the fastest car in the world.
Bugatti achieved a top speed of 304 mph in official trials. The price of this car is 3.9 million dollars.
2. 2021 Koenigsegg Jesko Absolut
The Koenigsegg Jesko Absolut is a hypercar that pushes the speed limit by 20 mph. For a long time, if anybody wondered what’s the fastest car in the world, it was unquestionably this car.
The launch of this vehicle was by Swedish automaker Koenigsegg to set a new world record.
As a result, they modified the engine from their other famous fastest cars, the Agera RS, invested in more precise handling and made the car lighter and more aerodynamic for maximum performance.
This hypercar, however, isn’t all about speed. There’s also pleasure built-in, with climate control, infotainment, and head/leg space that’s generally overlooked when it comes to the world’s fastest cars.
The $2.8-million Swedish beast has the credentials for a high-speed run, with 1,600 hp and 1,106 lb-ft of torque from a twin-turbocharged 5.0-liter V8 and a slippery chassis that still provides substantial downforce.
3. 2021 Hennessey Venom F5
On the runway at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, the Venom GT set the World Record for Fastest Car.
The car took almost two years to design and engineer. Just 29 get produced, and the manufacturer is only selling them for about 1.8 million each.
With sinuous curves and a sleek body, the hypercar is stunning. The Venom GT almost looks feline, with its ultra-light carbon-fiber chassis, as if it were a black panther ready to leap forward at any moment.
The Venom GT hit a then-unprecedented top speed of 270mph or 434 km/h. It accelerated from 0-100km/h or 0-60 mph in 3.05 seconds during its world record tests.
Thanks to a 6.6-liter twin-turbo V8 with 1,817 hp and 1,193 lb-ft of torque. With sculpted aerodynamic ducting powerful lines, the entire car exudes determination and drama from every direction, giving it a sense of speed even when stationary.
4. 2021 SSC Tuatara
What’s faster than 330 mph, you may ask? The answer is straightforward 331 mph.
Based in North America, SSC has produced a stunning hypercar that is jam-packed with the most cutting-edge automotive technology.
Shelby Supercars announced in October 2020 that their fastest hypercar in the world had hit an eye-watering speed of 331mph or over 530km/h on a seven-mile stretch of road in Nevada.
Those who envision themselves zipping through their beloved cities at this breakneck speed will get disappointed to learn that this car isn’t precisely road-legal. Rather than using mirrors, it steers with the aid of a camera device.
The SSC Tuatara may not have needed a top speed to stand out, with 1750 horsepower, a custom all-alloy, flat-plane-crank 5.9-liter twin-turbo V-8 engine, and a $1.9 million price tag.
The SSC Tuatara accelerates from 0 to 100 kilometers per hour (0 to 60 miles per hour) in 2.5 seconds.
5. 2021 Aston Martin Valkyrie
The Aston Martin Valkyrie (also known as AM-RB 001 and Nebula), the car’s creators, say that it is the fastest car in the world.
Aston Martin has never really dabbled in the hypercar market, preferring to focus on producing excellent and beautiful grand tourers instead.
The Valkyrie is a departure from the norm, the product of a collaboration between Aston Martin and Red Bull Racing, its Formula One partner, to create a world-beating hypercar.
The Valkyrie has a naturally aspirated V12 and hybrid system that produces 1,160 hp and 664 lb-ft of torque, but it’s how that power is get delivered that’s interesting.
It occurs at extremely high engine speeds, with the V12’s redline set at 11,000 rpm. When driven on the right lane, this mid-engine Aston Martin can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 2.5 seconds and reach a top speed of over 250 mph. $3million is a price tag.
6. 2021 McLaren Speedtail
With three main features, McLaren’s Speedtail, as the official successor to the McLaren F1, lives up to the historic model’s heritage.
First and foremost, it features the F1’s signature central driver’s seat.
Second, McLaren knows more about creating record-breaking hypercars and the fastest cars than almost any other brand on this list.
Before the Bugatti Veyron arrived, the iconic F1 held the record for over two decades.
With a speed of 250 mph, the new McLaren Speedtail will not retake the F1 record, but with the 1,036-hp, $2-million price tag, hypercar is undoubtedly the most beautiful car on the list.
In any case, a top speed of 250 mph, as well as a 0-to-60 time of 2.9 seconds, is pretty impressive.
We have little doubt about the Speedtail’s fair top speed, unlike the 300+ mph Jesko and Venom F5.
This car is like something out of a science fiction novel.
7. Bugatti Bolide
Bugatti went back to the drawing board after the success of the Chiron Super Sport.
The forward-thinking, historic automaker wanted to surpass itself, but how could it when the SuperSport 300+ was already, seemingly, perfection on wheels? What is the answer?
A simple 8.0L W-16 engine. The engine produces 1825 horsepower. Torque is a whopping 1364 lb-ft which makes it one of the fastest cars in the world.
The Bugatti Bolide is a lightweight hypercar. The Bolide will show the world what the W-16 motor is capable of, using the same bespoke engine from the storied Chiron line but with more turbos to amp up the effect.
It’s also light, modern, and small. The Bolide stands just 39.2 inches tall with only a $3million price tag. It has a maximum speed of 310 mph (498 km/h) and can accelerate from 0-60 mph (0-100 km/h) in 2.17 seconds.
8. SSC Ultimate Aero TT
The SSC Ultimate Aero TT was equipped with a twin-turbocharged Corvette V8 capable of nearly 1,200 horsepower after ten years and various engine configurations.
In 2007, this version set a Guinness World Record in the fastest car in the world by averaging 256 mph on a closed course in Washington.
SSC has since begun developing the Tuatara, which has a claimed top speed of 300 mph that has yet to get verified.
The Ultimate Aero TT’s power plant, which uses SSC’s patented twin-turbo engine, has outperformed its initial design requirements in every way, delivering 961 pound-feet of torque at 6150 rpm with a motor that has a wonderful idle, amazing regular drivability characteristic, runs on 91-octane pump gas, and comfortably handles the rigors of long-term redline.
The Ultimate Aero TT has cemented its place among the world’s elite hypercars. These cars are expecting to cost US$285,000.
9. Koenigsegg Agera RS
The Agera RS, Koenigsegg’s most powerful version of the Agera, became the world’s fastest car in November 2017, with an average speed of 277.9 mph.
The record only lasted less than two years, but the Agera RS still holds a few records, including 0 to 200 mph acceleration, 200 to 0 mph braking, and 0 to 200 mph and back to a full stop.
Koenigsegg did not create a limited-edition Agera RS to commemorate the achievement, but the RS was limited to 25 examples. With a price of $2.5 million.
Advanced lightweight sound insulation, a front splitter tailored for the road, side skirts, an advanced dynamic underbody flap system, and a dynamically active rear spoiler for additional downforce are among the Agera RS upgrades.
Improved side air outlets behind the front main wheels, a higher rpm, and increased power, limit are all included in this RS hypercar.
10. Devel Sixteen
The fastest car in 2021, with an almost unheard amount of power and speed from the Devel Sixteen.
A hypercar that aims to break all existing records. The Devel Sixteen faces the next speed standard 350 miles per hour, with a claimed top speed of 347mph (or 550+km/h).
The Devel Sixteen has stats that have had the automotive world whispering, mystified, as we wait for launch since it first debuted years ago.
It has a whopping 5,007 horsepower, an 81mm Quad Turbo 12.3L V16 engine.
The Devel Sixteen seemed to be decades ahead of its time, with production cars breaking the 1000 horsepower barrier only recently becoming available.
Aside from the fully grown 5000 hp edition, there will be V8 engine models with 2000 and 3000 hp for road use.
The design of the V16 edition is specifically for the road with a price tag of $1.8 million.
These 10 cars on the list are the fastest cars in the world. Conventional sports cars can now reach speeds of 200 mph, which is just a fraction of the speed of luxury cars 15 years ago. While cars capable of 200 mph seem to be easy these days, cars capable of 250 mph or more need a lot of power and fantastic engineering.