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Fastest Cars in the World: Top 10

Updated on April 7, 2018
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Savio is a resident of Mumbai, India. Cars, bikes and everything fast are his passion and he writes about them on numerous reputable sites.

The fastest cars are getting faster and are toppling each other for the top spot, almost every two years. It is therefore, appropriate to mention that these are the top ten cars as of now, since I keep updating them. Let’s have a look at them.

1. Koenigsegg Agera RS

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Koenigsegg pulled a Houdini on Bugatti. Just when Bugatti was transitioning to the Chiron and was expecting the Hennessey to challenge it to the top spot, Koenigsegg comes from nowhere and takes the lead. It is our newest leader. It's not over yet though, Bugatti plans to get the Chiron to do the fastest run soon, while Hennessey has introduced the Venom F5. They are kind of confident of doing a 300 mph run. That means one more shuffle of the top spot expected soon.

Till such time here are the stats of the topper:

  • Top Speed: 277.9 mph (447.42 km/hr)
  • Acceleration: 0-60 in 2.1 sec
  • Engine: V8 5.0 litres engine with 1160 hp
  • Price: $1.7 million

You can read more about the Agera RS here

2. Bugatti Veyron Super Sport

Bugatti Veyron Super Sport
Bugatti Veyron Super Sport
  • Top Speed: 267 mph (429.87 km/hr)
  • Acceleration: 0-60 in 2.4 sec
  • Engine: W16 Engine with 1200 hp
  • Price: $2.4 million

Bugatti Veyron was crowned the fastest car, ending the reign of McLaren FI. This change, however, lasted for a brief period, when SSC Ultimate Aero was adjudged the fastest car in 2007. Bugatti went back to the drawing board and came back with the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, which took the lead once again and remained at the top for nearly a decade. The Agera RS then toppled the Bugatti.

We know for sure that the Veyron is not going to be coming back, so this is the last of it. Veyron's successor, the Chiron, has to now fight for the top spot. Let's see if that happens.

The next car is the Hennessey Venom GT, the fastest accelerating car to 300 kmph in the world.

Bugatti vs. Koenigsegg

3. Hennessey Venom GT

  • Top Speed: 270.49 mph (435.49 km/hr) (Not a record)
  • Acceleration: 0-60 in 2.5 sec
  • Engine: Twin Turbo V8 engine with 1200 hp
  • Price: $ 950,0000

Before the Agera RS, the Venom was the fastest driven car in the world, yet it remained behind the Bugatti Veyron. The record books accept a two way run within an hour for a car to establish the top speed. However, the Venom just did one way. NASA did not permit them to do the second run and that sealed the fate of Hennessey; at least for now. So, despite being the fastest run car, it still is second to the Bugatti and third in the overall list.

Will this change in the future? Yes, may be with the Hennessey Venom F5 but the GT will take to the history books at this spot.

Next one year would be the most exciting battle between Hennessey, Bugatti and Koenigsegg for the top spot!! Exciting for sure!

4. Koenigsegg Agera R

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  • Top Speed: 260 mph (418.6 km/hr)
  • Acceleration: 0-60 in 2.9 sec
  • Engine: Twin Turbo V8 engine with 1099 hp
  • Price: $ 1.6 million

Based on the top speed, the next spot belongs to two cars. As a tie breaker, when we look at the acceleration in conjunction with the top speed, the Ultimate Aero takes the spot.

5. SSC Ultimate Aero

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  • Top Speed: 257 mph (413.77 km/hr)
  • Acceleration: 0-60 in 2.7 sec
  • Engine: Twin Turbo V8 engine with 1183 hp
  • Price: $ 655,000

The Ultimate Aero dominated the number one spot between 2007 and 2010 until the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport toppled it. Now, even the Koenigsegg and the Hennessey Venom GT have gone faster. If reports are to be believed then SSC may soon attempt the number one spot with the SSC Tuatura. What a match that would be!!

6. 9ff GT9-R

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  • Top Speed: 257 mph (413.77 km/hr)
  • Acceleration: 0-60 in 2.9 sec
  • Engine: 4.0 litre-6 Twin Turbo Engine with 1120 hp
  • Price: $ 695,000

7. Saleen S7 Twin-Turbo

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  • Top Speed: 248 mph (399.28 km/hr)
  • Acceleration: 0-60 in 2.8 sec
  • Engine: Twin Turbo V8 Engine with 750 hp
  • Price: $ 555,000

8. Koenigsegg CCX

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  • Top Speed: 245 mph (394.45 km/hr)
  • Acceleration: 0-60 in 3.2 sec
  • Engine: 90 degree V8 Engine with 800 hp
  • Price: $ 546,000

9. McLaren F1

  • Top Speed: 240 mph (386.4 km/hr)
  • Acceleration: 0-60 in 3.2 sec
  • Engine: 60 degree V12 Engine with 627 hp
  • Price: $ 970,000

The McLaren F1 was the world’s fastest car till the beginning of this century. It is one of the few cars to have a gold coated engine. Once the fastest car, the McLaren F1 now finds its place way down the list.

Bugatti Veyron vs. McLaren F1 - 1 mile drag race (BBC - Top Gear)

10. Zenvo ST1

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  • Top Speed: 233 mph (375.13 km/hr)
  • Acceleration: 0-60 in 2.9 sec
  • Engine: 7.0 litre, twin-charged, V8 Engine with 1104 hp
  • Price: $ 1.225 million

11. Gumpert Apollo

  • Top Speed: 225 mph (362.25 km/hr)
  • Acceleration: 0-60 in 3.0 sec
  • Engine: 4.8 litre, V8 Engine with 650 hp
  • Price: $ 450,000

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      Savio Koman 3 years ago from Mumbai, India

      Hello Fredric,

      Thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts. Well, if you read the updates on SSC Tuatara, it has done some speed runs and SSC claims that it will be able to achieve the mentioned top speed. The car has not done it yet. When it does and if it is actually able to achieve the top speed, rest assured, it will figure here.

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      Fredric Xavier 3 years ago

      You are Both wrong the ssc North America tuatara has been proven in the record books to be the fastest car on earth

      0-60=2.3

      0-100=5

      0-180=8.9

      Quarter mile 8.1 at 178 mph

      Top speed 276 mph electric hybrid (:

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      Savio Koman 4 years ago from Mumbai, India

      Nope hahn,

      You are wrong on both counts. Hennessey Venom GT although did a fast run of 435 kmph (beating Bugatti) it did not make the record books because it is required that the cars do both ways run. Also the SSC Tuatara is an anticipated speed and not tested by the record books yet. If you go by that then the SSC Tuatara will be the fastest at 273 mph and then the Venom and then Bugatti.. However, if they have not made to the record books, they don't make it to this list either.

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      hahn 4 years ago

      ur wrong the Hennessey Venom GT is the fastest car next to the ssc tuatara. the venom goes 270 not 260 and the ssc is the same way.

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