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What Are The Top 5 Fastest Production Cars In The World?

Updated on October 16, 2013

For some, owning a car capable of doing over 200 mph is simply a dream. With price tags over 10x higher than your average car it is easy to understand why. However, there is always going to be people who can afford these and will choose to buy them.

In this article we are going to look at the five fastest production cars available as of this moment. Please note, that by production cars we are excluding one-offs, concept and modded cars off of the list...

5. 9ff GT9R - 257 mph

At number 5 on our list of the fastest production cars of all time we have the GT9R. This car, made by the company '9ff' uses a porsche design with a larger engine and more fine tuning. The 4.0 Litre flat-6 Twin-Turbo Engine with 1120 horsepower means that it can do 0–100 km/h (62 mph) in 2.9 seconds and has a top speed of 257 mph (413 km/h).

In making the car, 9ff copied the design of the Porsche 911. However, they changed the position of the engine in the car so that it was now mid engined. This gives it better weight distribution.

There are only 20 of these made and they have a starting price of $695 000.

4. SSC Ultimate Aero - 257 mph

At number four on our list of the five fastest production cars of all time we have the SSC Ultimate Aero. Between 2007 - 2010 this car was the certified fastest car in the world. It has however since lost this title to the number one car in our list.

With a 6.3 litre engine that produces over 1200 horsepower it is no wonder that it was the fastest car in the world for three years. It's 0-100km/h (62mph) time of 2.7 seconds is also one of the best in the world.

In terms of cost, this one will set you back just under $1million. It's certainly not a cheap super car to buy. But compared to some of the others in the list you might consider it a good deal.

3. Koenigsegg Agera R - 260 mph

The third on the list comes from supercar legends Koenigsegg. Powering the Agera R is a Koenigsegg-developed 5.0L V8 Twin Turbo engine. Similar to the last car that we saw, it gives out a whopping 1200 horsepower. However, the 0-100km/h (62mph) time for this car is 2.9 seconds making it marginally slower than the SSC Ultimate Aero. Still though, it is incredibly fast and looks good too.

The top speed that it has currently achieved is 260 mph. However, with a little fine tuning from Koenigsegg it could certainly become a contender for the crown of the fastest production car in the world. We shall have to wait and see what Koenigsegg do to try and improve upon this car.

Unfortunately for most of us, it comes in at a massive $1.6 million and so is way more than most could ever afford.

2. Hennessey Venom GT - 265mph

At number two on our list we have the Hennessey Venom GT. At first glance you might think that it looks remarkably similar to the Lotus Exige. You would be correct in that assumption as Hennessey have in fact used the chassis design from the Lotus. It is however slightly bigger than the Lotus was in size.

In terms of engine power, the Venom GT comes with a Twin Turbo 6.2 Litre V8 engine. Similar to some of the other cars in our list it has a mid positioned engine which helps it achieve an overall brake horsepower of again around 1200 and a 0-100km/h (62mph) of 2.5 seconds. It certainly would beat the majority of cars or motorbikes in a 0-100.

This is probably the closest competitor of the Bugatti Veyron with a recorded top speed of 265 mph. However, the theoretical speed of this car is greater and so it is possible that we could see this at the top of the list as the fastest production car soon.

1. Bugatti Veyron Super Sport - 267mph

The fastest production car currently in existence is the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport with a top speed of 267mph. This is no surprise considering the fact that it has a Narrow Angle 8 Litre W16 Engine. It has a 0-100km/h time of 2.4 seconds.

The world record speed was set by this car on August of 2010, and it has remained the record holder ever since. Looking at some of the other cars in the list i'm not sure if it will hold onto it a lot longer. There are a few that will definitely challenge for the title of the fastest car.

If you were to want the Super Sport version of the Bugatti then it would set you back about $2.4 million. Even the cheap version of this car comes in at around $1.7million. It is simply amazing the price tag that this car attracts. However, with the title of the fastest car in the world Bugatti have free range to charge as much as they feel. Certainly, if you have the money to buy it i'm sure it's worth it.

It is not only the cost of the car that is huge though. A set of specialized michelin tyres designed specifically for this vehicle would set you back in the region of $35 000. It certainly takes the prize for one of the most expensive to run too.

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