When it comes to the best car in the world, we mostly consider speed, convenience, luxury features, design, and handling. However, most experts measure automotive excellence in terms of speed. Our fastest car in the world list contains 20 production cars arranged in the descending order of Fastest Speed. We even included the claimed top speeds, as we believe when Koenigsegg says its Jesko Absolut can hit 330 mph, they are not exaggerating.
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What is the Fastest Car in the World?
The Koenigsegg Jesko Absolut claims the title of the fastest car in the world, with a potential top speed of 330 mph. Its 1,600-horsepower V8 engine and 0.278 drag coefficient would enable this record-breaking speed. The Light Speed Transmission shifts almost instantly, though not quite at light speed. But owning this marvel comes at a dizzying cost – nearly $3 million, with all 125 units sold out. However, finding a place to fully unleash its speed is a challenge, making it more about bragging rights than practicality for most buyers.
1. Devel Sixteen: 347 mph (550km/h)*
Unveiled at an international motor show in Dubai, Devel Sixteen has hit the top speed ceiling by attaining the fastest speed of 347 mph or 550 km/h. The design is inspired by the positive creative infusion of Veneno or Lamborghini Egoista.
Under the hood, Devel has a sixteen-cylinder engine that produces a combined effect of 5,000 horsepower, within 1.8 seconds the car attains 60 mph leading to 347 mph. Not commercially available yet, if Devel Sixteen is unveiled with an estimated price tag of $1 million, it would be the fastest and furious.
2. Koenigsegg Jesko Absolut: 330 mph (531 km/h, claimed)
Koenigsegg Jesko is up for grabs in a sleek design, boasting forged aluminum wheels with 20 inches up from the car mixes up speed with optimal maneuverability and steering. Furthermore, the zero-drag downforce is extracted by the rear diffuser, front splitter, and massive wings. Doors are fully automatic and dihedral. The engine is a duo turbocharged V-8 that generates 1280 horsepower; Jesko sports the world’s lightest crankshaft with a mere weight of 28 pounds.
The car’s curb weight is around 3131 pounds, having two compartments to hold your cargo in five cubic feet of space. The 125, on the pipeline, Jeskos have already been booked, vehemently responded by the esteemed buyers.
3. Bugatti Bolide (310 mph)
The Bugatti Bolide’s 1825 hp puts rivals to shame owing to the extremely high agility. It works with a W16 engine (8.0-liter) in sync with 1,364 lb-ft of torque. The Bugatti boasts about the air-to-air cooling system with a water pre-cooling setup enhancing turbos’ power boost. The car can attain a speed of up to 310 mph.
The dry weight is a mere 2,734 pounds. The reason behind this lightweight effect is carbon monocoque with fiber tensile that has, of late, only been used in the aerospace industry. The light push-rod suspension and magnesium wheels gild the lily.
4. Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ (304 MPH)
Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ is powered by a marvelous 16-cylinder powerplant. The beast turbocharges to generate a mighty effect of 1500 horsepower within 2.3 seconds. The C-shaped design is cared into side panels and the car’s cabin. Amazingly, the interior resembles a space-age theme; while the bottom-flat steering wheel adds up into the whimsical charm. Pack light with Chiron as the truck only provides space of no more than two cubic feet.
The infotainment is limited to a trip computer and acoustics system. In the end, the only lacuna we found in this over-the-top machine is the lack of driver-assistance features.
6. Hennessey Venom F5 (301 mph, claimed)
When it comes to fast-tuned engines, Hennessey Performance Engineering is perhaps the best in the world. Its own creation, the Venom GT remained the fastest car in the world for a long time (though unofficially). Hennessey did not stop there and now they have introduced the Venom F5, which claims to hit 301 mph. To achieve this speed, the car would need a very powerful engine and light chassis. The company used 2,950 pounds carbon fiber chassis and a 7.4-liter, twin-turbo V8 engine to achieve the power of 1,600 horses. The aerodynamically efficient hypercar could go from 0 to 240 to 0 mph in less than 30 seconds. As said earlier, it is a claimed top speed, which means Hennessey did not try it yet. Therefore, the Koenigsegg Agera RS remains the fastest car in the world.
7. SSC Tuatara (300 mph, claimed)
Shelby SuperCars (SSC) is not new to the fast car world. Its Ultimate Aero held the top-speed record for a short time when it achieved 256 mph in 2007. The automaker wanted to make it better with the successor of the Ultimate Aero (Tuatara) and has been working on it for a long time. It looks like we do not have to wait anymore as SSC Tuatara is being developed as we speak. The deliveries will start at the start of the next year.
Talking about this fastest car in the world, SSC claims the Tuatara will hit 300 mph with its 5.9L supercharged V8. SSC created this engine in-house and declared it can generate 1,750 horsepower on E85 Ethanol. On the other hand, running the engine on 91-octane gasoline will enable it to pump out 1,350 horsepower. The supercar will use a seven-speed automated transmission to Bugatti Chirondeliver power to the rear wheels. SSC worked hard to make it as lightweight as possible weighing at 2,750 pounds. The automaker even asserts that their creation is even better than the Hennessey Venom F5, Bugatti Chiron, and Koenigsegg Agera, thank to the drag coefficient of 0.27. The automaker will develop only 100 units at its plant in West Richland, Washington. We have to wait and watch which one wins the race of the fastest car in the world.
8. Koenigsegg Agera RS (278 mph)
As described earlier, the official fastest car in the world is Koenigsegg Agera RS. Yes, you are seeing it on the 3rd spot in the list only because we believe the Venom F5 has the potential to beat it. That said, no one could brag about the rights the Agera RS claims because it has registered itself in the Guinness Book of World Records. To attempt this record, the automaker requested the Nevada Department of Transportation to provide them an 11-mile stretch of Route 160 between Las Vegas and Pahrump. The hypercar holds Koenigsegg twin-turbo aluminum 5.0L V8 engine that generates a mighty 1,160 horsepower assisted by a 7-speed paddle-shift with the auto-shift transmission. During the record attempt, the hypercar hit 284.55 mph in one direction. During the run to the opposite direction, it could manage only 271.19 mph and that concludes the average speed at 277.9 mph.
9. Hennessey Venom GT (270 mph)
For a long time, the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport remained the fastest car in the world. One reason was, it was really the best an automaker had ever produced, the other was the Hennessey Venom GT did not attempt the run in the opposite direction after breaking Veyron’s record at the Kennedy Space Center in 2014. The Venom GT achieved 270.4 mph but could not register its name in the record’s books. Apart from not attempting the run in both directions, some experts believe the Venom GT is not a production car because it was handbuilt. However, what it achieved in 2014 was truly mind-blowing.
10. Bugatti Veyron Super Sport (268 mph)
The Volkswagen Group bought Bugatti with one thing in mind; they wanted to create the fastest car in the world and they did that when they produced $1.7 million Bugatti Veyron. That was truly the most impressive supercar the world had ever seen. It was carrying a quad-turbocharged W16 engine producing 1,000 hp. The supercar was the fastest until the SSC Ultimate Aero came and dethroned it. To get ahead of the game, Bugatti produced SuperSport and here they bumped the horsepower to 1,200 and made the car more efficient aerodynamically. Bugatti attempted the top speed record at Volkswagen’s Ehra-Lessein test track with the Veyron Super Sport and achieved 268 mph average speed. Guinness put its name on their book as the world’s second fastest production car. The Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse also attempted the top speed record and achieved 254 mph to become the world’s fastest open-top car.
11. Bugatti Chiron (261+ mph, claimed)
The Bugatti Chiron improves upon the Veyron in every way giving us more power, the highest luxury, and better performance. Named after French racing driver Louis Chiron, it retains an improved 8.0L 16-cylinder quad-turbo engine generating a monstrous 1,500 horsepower. Bugatti capped the top speed at 261 mph for all the production cars. Once removed, it might hit the dream figure of 300 mph. That said, Bugatti even did not hit the racetrack to confirm its stated 261 mph speed. The supercar provides the highest level of luxury through the magnificent leather interior, decadent sound system, and high-resolution digital displays. The best thing about it is the low learning curve to operate the supercar. Anyone with a little to no knowledge of supercars can operate it. Bugatti plans to build only 500 examples each costing around $3 million.
12. Koenigsegg Agera R – 260 mph
Based on the Agera, the Agera R was created between 2011 and 2014. The Swedish automaker Koenigsegg only made 18 units all carrying a 5.0L V8 engine delivering 1,140 horsepower and 1,200 Nm of torque. The supercar can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in just 2.8 seconds, 0 to 200 km/h in 7.8 sec, 0-200-0 km/h in 12.6 sec, and 0-300-0 km/h in 21.19 sec.
13. 9ff GT9-R – (257 mph, Claimed)
The 9ff GT9 is a modified car based on the Porsche 911, created by 9ff, a German tuning company. The company created different models housing different engines to rival the likes of Veyron. The 9ff GT9-R was introduced in 2008 carrying a 4.0L twin-turbocharged flat-6 engine. The engine creates a whopping 1,120 horsepower which could take the supercar to achieve a top speed of 260 mph. Unfortunately, the car never tested its muscles on the track, therefore, very few know about it. The tuner only created 20 models with performance figures of 0–100 km/h (62 mph) in 2.9s and 0–300 km/h (190 mph) in under 16s.
14. SSC Ultimate Aero (256 mph)
I believe very few would have heard the name of SSC Ultimate Aero that broke the record of Veyron by hitting 256 mph in 2007. It became the fastest car in the world for a brief period because Bugatti improved the Veyron and brought the SuperSport. The Ultimate Aero houses a 6.3L twin-turbo V8 that yields 1,287 horsepower. The supercar is not very easy to drive for novices, as it does not have electronic driver aids to assist in handling.
15. Aston Martin Valkyrie (250 mph, claimed)
The variant of Aston Marton Valkyrie aspires to a V12 (6.5-liter) with a torque of 11,100 rpm. To acquire the flashing speed of 250 mph, its interior components are milled from solid titanium, resulting engine weighing only 206 kg. The design is pretty much closer to the Formula-1 cars; while the two tunnels run both sides of the cockpit.
Valkyrie’s interior design is an edifice of minimalist values having a naked carbon dash with only a centralized touchscreen. The tires are wrapped with magnesium alloy wheels that reduce the mass. CEO Andy Palmer defines this variant, “the most luxurious in its genre”. The headcount is £2.5 million and only 150 road-going models are going to be rolled out by Valkyrie.
Built-in collaboration with Red Bull Racing, the Aston Martin Valkyrie is currently under development and hopefully will hit the roads next year. The F1-inspired supercar has a mid-mounted, 6.5L V12 engine good for 900 horsepower. However, that is not all. The engine is assisted by an electric motor which can take the total power to 1,130 hp. Aston Martin claims it can hit 250 mph with this power. Will it be up to the expectations? Only time will tell.
16. Tesla Roadster (250 mph, claimed)
While the first-generation Tesla Roadster was introduced to just make an entry into the sports car world, the second generation came with a bang beating all the EV models in the world in terms of performance. Tesla claims it can hit 60 mph in just 1.9 seconds on its way to the top speed of 250 mph. We are still waiting for the official figures but some independent tests show the Roadster could be even faster thanks to the 200kWh battery, which takes the performance to a new level. The battery pack is double the size of what Model X and Model S get. Tesla also claims it will deliver 620 miles of range, which is unbelievably very high compared to other EVs in the market. If you cannot afford the most expensive cars in the world, you should grab a Tesla, as you will get the sports car speed at a very affordable price.
17. Aspark Owl – Top Speed: 249 mph
With a production run limited to just 50 units, the Aspark Owl is another fastest car in the world, offering a range of intriguing features. It holds the distinction of being the primary Japanese all-electric hypercar and the most potent EV globally, thanks to its quartet of permanent magnet synchronous motors delivering an impressive 2,012 horsepower. Constructed on a mere 264.5-pound carbon fiber chassis, the Owl impresses with its extraordinary lightness, robustness, and remarkable speed. Achieving 0-60 mph in 1.69 seconds and a claimed top speed of 249 mph, it still manages an electric range of 280 miles. The Aspark Owl’s price tag sits at around $2.8 million, far from a budget-friendly option.
- Powertrain: Four permanent magnet synchronous electric motors
- Output: 2,012 horsepower
- Torque: 1,475 pound-feet
Acceleration and Speed:
- 0-60 MPH: Achieved in 1.69 seconds
- Top Speed: Impressive maximum speed of 249 MPH
Pricing and Availability:
- Price: Approximately $2.8 million
- Production: Limited to just 50 units
18. Saleen S7 Twin-Turbo – Top Speed: 248 mph
The Saleen S7, an antique rarity with robust power, was introduced in 2000, and later, the S7 Twin Turbo joined in. A 7.0-liter V-8 engine, tuned with twin Garrett turbochargers, pushes 750 horsepower and 700 pound-feet of torque. This colossal power enables it to achieve 0-60mph in 2.7 seconds and 0-100mph in 5.9 seconds, and it completes a quarter mile in 10.5 seconds. Its max speed reaches 248 mph. Interestingly, you might recall it alongside Jim Carrey in Bruce Almighty.
- Engine: 7.0-liter V-8
- Power Output: 750 HP
- Torque: 700 lb-ft
Acceleration and Speed:
- Acceleration (0-60 MPH): 2.7 seconds
- Maximum Speed: 248 MPH
Pricing and Availability:
- Base Price: $555,000
- Limited Production: 14 units available
19. McLaren F1 – Top Speed: 240 Mph
The brainchild of renowned engineer and racing driver Gordon Murray, the McLaren F1 left no stone unturned in its quest to be the ultimate supercar. Every aspect was meticulously over-engineered with dual purposes. Its BMW-derived V-12 engine, purpose-built for this British mid-engine masterpiece, runs so smoothly it doesn’t need a flywheel. The McLaren F1 is a pure analog delight, featuring only a six-speed manual transmission. While not designed to be the fastest car in the world, a developmental prototype, the XP5, achieved an average speed of 240.1 mph (386.4 km/h), with the highest attempt hitting 243 mph (391 km/h). To date, it remains the fastest naturally-aspirated, manual transmission production car.
- Engine: 6.1-liter V-12
- Muscle: 618 horsepower
- Twist: 479 pound-feet of Torque
Acceleration and Speed:
- Sprint: 0 to 60 MPH in 3.2 seconds
- Velocity: Maxes out at 241 MPH
Price and Availability:
- Price Tag: A hefty $20.5 million
- Limited Edition: Only 106 units in existence
20. Pagani Huayra R – Top Speed: 238 Mph
Pagani, a relatively youthful entrant in the supercar realm, has consistently demonstrated its prowess. Situated in Modena, the company crafts exceptional high-performance vehicles that leave no room for sluggishness. The apex of swiftness in Pagani’s lineup is the Huayra R, foregoing the standard twin-turbo V-12 for a 6.0-liter, high-revving V-12 sourced from AMG, capable of hitting 9,000 RPM. A distinctive attribute of the Huayra R is the pairing of the high-revving V-12 with a six-speed manual transmission, making it truly the fastest car in the world.
- Engine: 6.0-liter V-12
- Power Output: 850 HP
- Torque: 553 lb-ft
Acceleration and Speed:
- Acceleration (0-60 MPH): 2.8 seconds
- Maximum Speed: 238 MPH
Pricing and Production:
- Base Price: $2.9 million
Limited Production: 30 units