These are the 10 Fastest Cars in the World at the Moment:
Automotive excellence can be measured by a number of methods. Speed, however, is one category which everyone asks the most. There is a good reason for this bias: speed is the only modern sensation (Aldous Huxley) and for most of us, the only fun.
The following 10 cars constitute the fastest production cars in the world. Custom and one-off vehicles are included in the list as long as they are road worthy. The speed numbers are recognized as legitimate by sanctioning groups and also independent automotive media.
1. Hennessey Venom GT
The Sealy, Texas-based automaker Hennessey used components sourced from other car manufacturers to create the ultra-fast Venom GT. The vehicle is completely hand-crafted with the body of a Lotus Exige powered by a seven-liter Corvette Z06 engine duly boosted by two turbochargers. The car blasts at 270 mph. It destroyed the records of all other supercars though only a single run inside NASA grounds. The space authority forbid Hennessy from making another run.
2. Bugatti Veyron Super Sport
Many Bugatti loyalists disagree with the number two ranking. It made a top speed of 268 mph. The problem with Bugatti is that when it made the world breaking record attempt, it tried to do so without the speed limiter being fitted to the car. Not doing this means breaking Guinness rules, leading the magazine to strip the manufacturer of making the fastest car title.
3. Koenigsegg Agera R
The Koenigsegg brand is not as well-known as a Ferrari or Bugatti, but it has gained a loyal fan following among car enthusiasts in a short time. The Agera R model is a perfect product for the company, blowing all other cars away with its 260 mph top speed. It is the fastest car commercially available in the market. The car is fitted with a five liter Turbocharged V8 DOHC engine and a 9.0:1 compression ratio generating 1200 pound-feet torque and 1140 horsepower. The vehicle needs a meager 2.5 seconds to reach 60 mph from zero. The company also pioneered the dual-clutch transmission in the car.
4. SSC Ultimate Aero
This car is manufactured by Washington headquartered SSC North America. The company has another famous moniker: Shelby Super Cars. The Ultimate Aero has no frills like anti-lock brakes and traction control. The car engineering concentrates only on speed, with a supercharged V-8 bought from Chevrolet. It made 0 to 60 mph in 2.7 seconds.
5. 9ff GT9-R
The GT9-R is from the 9ff, a Porsche tuner stable. This car is simply a reconfigured Porsche 911. It is powered by a four liter, 6 cylinder boxer engine which pushes horsepower into four-figure range. The car is a beast with 1120 horsepower. The company has since gone bankrupt and no other car is expected soon.
6. Koenigsegg CCR
The Koenigsegg CCR was briefly one of the fastest cars in the world with a 250.7 mph top speed. The company did not churn out a minimum of 30 cars to be eligible for the Guinness record, but a note was duly taken.
7. Saleen S7 Twin-Turbo
The Saleen company operates out of Corona, California and the original Saleen model was the S7, with a snappy seven liter V-8 Ford engine. It was soon upgraded with Garett turbos which made the car to touch 750 horsepower. The top speed is 248 mph.
8. McLaren F1
The McLaren is known not only for its super speed clocking 240 mph but also for the car's strange cockpit layout. The driver sits at the center, offering the person an excellent vantage point. It has a 6.1 liter, V-12 BMW engine, The car's design is an evergreen one.
9. Zenvo ST-1
The carbon fiber Zenvo is yet another Danish product other than LEGO. The engine is a seven-liter, V-8 beast pumping 1250 horsepower. The top speed is 233 mph.
10. Pagani Huayra
It is an Italian car and made with carbon fiber. The car clocks 230 mph made possible by the twin turbo, six-liter V-12 engine sourced from Mercedes Benz.