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Fastest Cars in the World: Top 10

Updated on January 29, 2018
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Savio is a resident of Mumbai, India. Cars and bikes 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.

Note: Readers note that the current leader of the pack is Koenigsegg Agera RS which has done a 277 mph two way run. I will be updating the information soon. However, in 2018 both Bugatti and Hennessey are going to aim for the top spot with Chiron and Venom F5, respectively. Hence waiting for those runs to happen.

Bugatti Veyron Super Sport
Bugatti Veyron Super Sport | Source

1. 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 continues to dominate the world of Super Cars.

The number two spot has two cars for top speed, however, based on the acceleration the Hennessey Venom GT, can be classified as number 2.

Bugatti vs. Koenigsegg

Hennessey Venom GT
Hennessey Venom GT | Source
Koenigsegg Agera R
Koenigsegg Agera R | Source

2. 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

The Venom is the fastest driven car in the world, yet finds its spot after the Bugatti Veyron. The record books accept a two way run 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.

Will this change in the future? No one knows. But then let's keep watching this space.

3. Koenigsegg Agera R

  • 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

The third spot is, once again, shared by two cars for top speed. Based on acceleration, the SSC Ultimate Aero takes the overall fourth spot.

SSC Ultimate Aero
SSC Ultimate Aero

4. SSC Ultimate Aero

  • 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 reclaim the number one spot with the SSC Tuatura. That, however, only time will tell.

9ff GT9-R
9ff GT9-R | Source

5. 9ff GT9-R

  • 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

Saleen S7 Twin-Turbo
Saleen S7 Twin-Turbo | Source

6. Saleen S7 Twin-Turbo

  • 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

Koenigsegg CCX
Koenigsegg CCX

7. Koenigsegg CCX

  • 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

McLaren F1
McLaren F1

8. 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 gold coated engine. Once the fastest car, the McLaren F1 is now down to the eighth place.

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

Zenvo ST1
Zenvo ST1 | Source

9. Zenvo ST1

  • 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

Gumpert Apollo
Gumpert Apollo | Source

10. 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 2 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 2 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




      Quarter mile 8.1 at 178 mph

      Top speed 276 mph electric hybrid (:

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      Savio Koman 3 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 3 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.