The fastest production car in the world has a top-speed of 301 mph (484 km/h)…and NO…it’s not a Bugatti or a Koenigsegg, although they’re both one of the top 10 fastest cars in the world.
Within every industry, there’s always some form of competition and the automotive industry is no different. Car manufacturers are always competing against each other to build the fastest car in the world.
The Ferrari F40 was the first production car to smash the 200 mph barrier, since then…we have seen some of the fastest cars come and go.
And I honestly think they’re taking things way too far, there’s absolutely no sane reason for a car to go faster than 200 mph…
Most human beings are such irresponsible creatures anyways and they’ve got no place being behind the wheel of such a fast vehicle!
To make this countdown fair and less cluttered, we left duplicates off the list. If two versions of the same model qualified, we’ve only listed the fastest version.
Example – the Koenigsegg CCX and the CCXR both qualify, but to make it fair, we only listed the fastest version, which is the CCXR and left the CCX off the list…otherwise this top ten list will mostly be dominated by Bugattis and Koenigseggs!
Be we’ve included different models from the same manufacturer.
Example – the Bugatti Chiron and the Veyron Super Sport, both feature on our countdown.
There are many ways to judge how fast a car goes. Yes – acceleration is important, but there’s no better ranking factor than comparing top-speeds.
And let’s be honest, the people who own these cars, will never be able to achieve these absolutely insane top-speeds, but it does give them some bragging rights though.
Now, let’s get started with our countdown, of the top 10 fastest cars in the world!
SALEEN S7 TWIN TURBO — ( 248 MPH ) — 399 KM/H
The Saleen S7 is the 10th fastest production car in the world and has a top-speed of 248 mph (399 km/h).
The S7 produces 750-horsepower and goes 0 – 100 km/h (0 – 60 mph) in 2.8 seconds.
It was the 1st mid-engine production car made in America and it was produced by Saleen Automotive Inc.
The Saleen S7 has an aerodynamic carbon-fiber coated body and a mid-aligned driver’s seat.
It has been a participant of many racing competitions, including the FIA GT championship and the American Le Mans Series.
TESLA ROADSTER — ( 250 MPH ) — 402 KM/H
Up-next on our countdown of the top 10 fastest cars in the world…is the Tesla Roadster.
Elon Musk limited the initial production of this electric vehicle to only 1000 units and claims it can do 0 – 100 km/h (0 – 60 mph) in only 1.9 seconds!
The Tesla Roadster is the 9th fastest production car in the world and has a top-speed of 250 mph (402 km/h).
The roadster is priced at US$250,000 and Tesla claims it can cover a range of 620 miles on one single charge…pretty unbelievable stuff!
KOENIGSEGG CCXR — ( 250+ MPH ) — 402+ KM/H
We continue our countdown with the Koenigsegg CCXR…
It’s the 8th fastest production car in the world and has a top-speed of 250+ mph (402+ km/h)…just a “tiny” bit faster than the Tesla Roadster.
The CCXR is powered by a 4.7-liter twin-supercharged V8 engine, that outputs 1,004-horsepower!
The Swedish company claims the CCXR is the “eco-friendly” version of the CCX.
In fact, the CCXR and CCX both share the same engine…only difference is that the CCXR’s engine was modified to run on E85 gasoline.
KOENIGSEGG REGERA — ( 255 MPH ) — 410 KM/H
Koenigsegg will always be one of the top 10 fastest cars in the world.
This time around, the Regera takes the honors as being the 7th fastest production car in the world. It has a top-speed of 255 mph (410 km/h).
This hyper sports car has a 5.0-liter twin-turbo engine that produces 1,500-horsepower and goes from 0 – 100 km/h (0 – 60 mph) in 2.7 seconds.
Koenigsegg Automotive AB had initially produced only 80 units and they all sold-out within a few hours.
It will cost you US$1.9 million to acquire a brand-new Koenigsegg Regera…definitely worth the money if you ask me, it’s the most attractive Koenigsegg I’ve ever seen!
SCC ULTIMATE AERO — ( 256 MPH ) — 412 KM/H
The Ultimate Aero was once the fastest production car in the world back in 2007, when it beat the top-speed of the non-Super Sport version of the Veyron and made it into the Guinness Book of World Records.
The SSC Ultimate Aero has a 6.3-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine capable of producing 1,287-horsepower and goes from ( 0 – 60 mph) in 2.7 seconds.
Today, the Aero is the 6th fastest production car in the world and has a top-speed of 256 mph (412 km/h). It’s made in America by boutique supercar manufacturer – Shelby Super Cars (SSC).
The Aero is made out of carbon fiber and titanium. It intentionally lacks any electronic driving aids for a more hands-on driving experience.
BUGATTI CHIRON — ( 261 MPH ) — 420 KM/H
Bugatti produces unicorns that’ll always qualify as one of the top 10 fastest cars in the world.
Their first entrant on this list is the US$2.5 million Bugatti Chiron, which is the 5th fastest production car in the world and has a top-speed of 261 mph (420 km/h).
The Bugatti Chiron has a 8.0-liter quad-turbocharged W16 engine that produces 1,479 horsepower and it has carbon body coatings.
Only 500 units were manufactured, and 200 of them were already paid-for, even before they were made.
BUGATTI VEYRON SUPER SPORT — ( 268 MPH ) — 431 KM/H
Bugatti is at it once again with one of its unicorns…
The Bugatti Veyron Super Sport is the 4th fastest production car in the world and has a top-speed of 268 mph (431 km/h).
This US$2 million speed monster has a 8.0-liter quad-turbocharged W16 engine (same as the Chiron) that produces 1,200-horsepower and it accelerates from (0 – 60 mph) in 2.4 seconds.
The Veyron Super Sport has carbon body coatings, as well as a revised chassis and suspension system.
Only 30 units of this speed-king were ever produced.
HENNESSEY VENOM GT — ( 270 MPH ) — 434 KM/H
Just like Bugatti, Hennessey Performance Engineering Corp, also has two unicorns on our countdown, of the top 10 fastest cars in the world.
1st up is the $1.2 million Hennessey Venom GT.
It has a twin-turbo 7.0-liter V8 engine that produces 1,244-horsepower and accelerates from (0 – 62 mph) in 2.8 seconds.
The Hennessey Venom GT is based on the Lotus Exige and has a top-speed of 270 mph (434 km/h).
The Venom GT broke the Bugatti Veyron’s top-speed back in 2014, at the Kennedy Space Center and has thus earned its title, as the 3rd fastest production car in the world.
KOENIGSEGG AGERA RS — ( 278 MPH ) — 447 KM/H
The 3rd and last Koenigsegg entrant on our top ten list, is the Agera RS.
The US$2.5 million Koenigsegg Agera RS is the 2nd fastest production car in the world and reaches a top-speed of 278 mph (447 km/h)!
The Agera RS has a 5.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine, that produces 1,160-horsepower and only 25 were ever made.
The Koenigsegg Agera RS goes from (0 – 249 – 0) mph in 36.44 seconds.
The Nevada Department of Transportation, closed-off a stretch of road on Route 160, for the Agera’s test runs.
During the 1st test-run, it reached a top-speed of 284.55 mph. During the 2nd run, it reached a speed of 271.19 mph. The average of which, is 278 mph…pretty impressive!
HENNESSEY VENOM F5 — ( 301 MPH ) — 484 KM/H
Hennessey’s 2nd and last entrant on this list, the Venom F5, is the the fastest production car in the world and it has a top-speed of 301 mph (484 km/h)!
The Hennessey Venom F5 costs US$1.6 million and has a 7.4-liter twin-turbo V8 engine that produces 1,600-horsepower. It accelerates from (0 – 60 mph) in just 2 seconds.
The Venom F5 has a carbon fiber chassis and a carbon body coating. It’s body, engine, exhaust system and all its other components are bespoke.
The only thing left is for Hennessey to confirm its speed with the Guinness Book of world records, so let’s wait and see…
And there you have it folks…we reached the end of our countdown, of the top 10 fastest cars in the world.
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