There’s something inherently thrilling about speed, and nothing quite captures the imagination like the world’s fastest cars. From sleek and aerodynamic hypercars to stripped-down racing machines, these vehicles are engineering marvels that push the limits of what’s possible on four wheels. Here’s a look at the current record-holders for the world’s fastest cars.
Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+: 304 mph
The Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ is the current holder of the title of world’s fastest car. In 2019, Bugatti took the Chiron to a test track and pushed it to a mind-boggling speed of 304 mph. This hypercar is powered by an 8.0-liter quad-turbocharged W16 engine that produces a staggering 1,578 horsepower.
SSC Tuatara: 282 mph
The SSC Tuatara briefly held the title of world’s fastest car in 2020, when it hit a top speed of 282 mph. This American-built hypercar is powered by a 5.9-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine that produces 1,750 horsepower. The Tuatara’s sleek and aerodynamic design is key to its blistering speed.
Bugatti Veyron Super Sport: 267 mph
Before the Chiron, the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport held the title of world’s fastest car. This hypercar was clocked at a top speed of 267 mph in 2010. It’s powered by an 8.0-liter quad-turbocharged W16 engine that produces 1,184 horsepower.
Koenigsegg Agera RS: 277 mph
The Koenigsegg Agera RS briefly held the title of world’s fastest car in 2017, when it hit a top speed of 277 mph. This Swedish hypercar is powered by a 5.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine that produces up to 1,341 horsepower. The Agera RS is known for its lightweight carbon fiber construction and advanced aerodynamics.
Hennessey Venom F5: Estimated 311 mph
The Hennessey Venom F5 is an upcoming hypercar that’s aiming to break the world speed record. While it hasn’t been officially tested yet, Hennessey claims that the Venom F5 is capable of hitting a top speed of 311 mph. This hypercar is powered by a twin-turbocharged V8 engine that produces over 1,800 horsepower.
These are just a few examples of the world’s fastest cars, and there are many more out there that are pushing the limits of speed and performance. While these vehicles are impressive feats of engineering, it’s important to remember that they’re not designed for everyday driving. Always obey the speed limit and drive safely.