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Fastest Car in the World in 2021: Top 16 Speed Monsters

When it comes to the fastest 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 11 production cars arranged in the descending order of Fastest Speed.

In recent years, we have seen a massive list of cars competing with each other in the second race. Competition is always good for the consumer and now drag cars are also making their interest in the consumers and everyone wants to buy the fastest drag car for itself.

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We even included the claimed top speeds, as we believe when Hennessey says its Venom F5 can hit 301 mph, they are not exaggerating.


1) Devel Sixteen: 347 mph (550km/h)*

devel sixteen

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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 Absolut

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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)

Bugatti Bolide

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+

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.


5) Hennessey Venom F5 (301 mph, claimed)

Hennessey Venom F5When 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.


6) 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.

ssc tuataraTalking 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.


7) Koenigsegg Agera RS (278 mph)

koenigsegg agera rsAs 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.


8) Hennessey Venom GT (270 mph)

hennessey venom gtFor 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.


9) Bugatti Veyron Super Sport (268 mph)

bugatti veyron super sportThe 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.


10) 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.

bugatti chiron top speed


11) Koenigsegg Agera R – 260 mph

koenigsegg agera rBased 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.


12) 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.


13) 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.


14) 2021 Aston Martin Valkyrie

2021 Aston Martin Valkyrie

The 2021 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. 


15) Aston Martin Valkyrie (250 mph, claimed)

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)

tesla roadsterWhile 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 Tesla, as you will get the sports car speed at a very affordable price


FAQs

Has any car hit 400 mph?

No, the maximum recorded speed of 347 mph is attained by Devel Sixteen at International Motor Show in Dubai.

What is the fastest car in the world in 2021?

Commercially available, SSC Tuatara has managed a one-way sprint of 330 mph – the fastest and available for open sale.

What is the #1 fastest car in the world?

SSC Tuatara is considered the fastest car in the world.

Which is the fastest car in history?

The fastest car recorded in history, for human purposes, is no less than SSC Tuatara.

What is the fastest car 0 to 60?

Bugatti Chiron has the fastest 0 60 acceleration of 2.4 seconds.

How fast is a Tesla?

2021 Tesla possesses a speed of 250 mph with an acceleration of 8.8 seconds.

Has any car hit 300 mph?

Yes, a variety of cars have hit this coveted threshold of late including SSC Tuatara, Bugatti Bolide, Chiron, Koenigsegg Jesko, and Devel Sixteen.

Has any car hit 500 mph?

Bloodhound supersonic car has attained over 500 mph in an experimental setting in South Africa, a commercial or limited version is still a far cry.



Jasper enjoys reading automotive news and reviews online. He independently write on auto industry recent happenings.


4 thoughts on “Fastest Car in the World in 2021: Top 16 Speed Monsters

  1. Jeremy

    The Venom F5 won’t ever truly exist nor will it ever reach 301 miles per hour. If Bugatti and Koenigsegg cannot do it why should some dude in Texas be able to? The Hennessy Venom wasn’t even a proper ground up design, simply a lotus with a stretched chassis and an LS shoehorned in there.

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  2. Goky Brkic

    From the above list of the Worlds fastest cars, I’ve come to know about the components which are used in making a fast car. The Agera RS captured my interest and wish to have this as my dream car.

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  3. Mike Warner

    The statement of breaking record of 300mph shows that it is going to be a next number one supercar. but the question is that how they are going to do this with Venom F5’s weight which is greater than Aston Martin? All eyes are on upcoming event when breaking of speed record will done.

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  4. Matt Rawlings

    Where are the videos of breaking record? if production line has enough of changes with assembly line it is going to be possible. Videos of Hennessey Venom F5 top speed is still on demand.

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