15 Fastest Cars in the World - TOP List

15 Fastest Cars in the World - Top List

The automotive industry has dished out some of the most prolific means of transportation in the 21 st century, with some cars offering spacious interiors, a status symbol, or just great value for money. However, true automobile enthusiasts will always have only one measure for excellence- speed! And with car companies still churning out vehicles that eat triple digit speeds for breakfast, here’s a look at the top 15 fastest cars in the world:

 

15. Lamborghini Aventador LP 750-4 SV – top speed: 217 mph

Lamborghinis are the literal poster boys of the automotive industry, creating pure works of art that can go like the wind. And the Aventador LP750-4, with a phenomenal 217 miles per hour top speed, is the culmination of decades of Italian automotive prowess. The cars massive V12 engine produces a whopping 750 horsepower, accelerating this beast from 0 to 60 in just 2.8 seconds.

Lamborghini Aventador LP 750-4 SV

 

14. Ascari A10 – top speed: 220 mph

British car manufacturer, Ascari, came up with the massively powerful A10 to commemorate its 10th anniversary. The A10 has the performance of a modified 625 bhp BMW 5-series V8 that accelerates the A10 from 0 – 60 miles per hour in less than 3 seconds.

Ascari A10

 

13. Gumpert Apollo – top speed: 223 mph

0-60 in 3.0 seconds, a 4.2 litre V8 that spits out 650 hp, and a base price of $450,000, the Gumpert Apollo is a German sports car that was inspired by jet fighters. The company claims that its Apollo can drive at up to speeds of 190 mph, upside-down, in a tunnel.

Gumpert Apollo

 

12. Noble M600 – top speed: 225 mph

The British M600 is probably the simplest and least expensive car on this list, which isn’t saying much considering it’s a list of supercars. This discrete little pocket rocket packs in a 600 hp engine that takes it from 0-60 in 3.7 seconds. M600s are hand built in Leicestershire, and can set you back by $200,000, a piece.

Noble M600

 

11. Pagani Huayra – top speed: 230 mph

Pagani took the supercar world by storm with the prolific Zonda, but the Huayra is already known for its unreal performance figures, courtesy of a 6-litre Twin-Turbo V12. The car cost a little over $ 1,300,000, but can rocket from 0-60 in just under 2.6 seconds.

Pagani Huayra

 

10. Zenvo ST1 – top speed: 233 mph

The Zenvo ST1 is hand-made supercar from Danish manufacturer Zenvo, and the country’s first supercar, ST 1. Priced at over $1,800,000 for a very limited number of cars, the ST1 can propel from 0-60 in under 3 seconds, and reaches a max speed of 233 mph. The impressive 6.8-Liter V8 generates an impressive 1,102 hp.

Zenvo ST1

 

9. McLaren F1 – top speed: 241 Mph

Before taking a dab at Ferrari and Lamborghini, British manufacturer, McLaren, was only known for its Formula 1 wins. But the McLaren F1, with a carbon-fibre body that hides a gold-lined 6.1-liter V12, has become an automotive icon of legends. Pristine examples can sell for over $5,000,000, and the car’s centre driver’s seat probably makes it the coolest car in the world.

McLaren F1

 

8. Koenigsegg CCX – top speed: 245 mph

First appearing in 2006, the Koenigsegg CCX is a mid-engine, twin-supercharged V8 monster that churns out 806 hp. Available on order from the Swedish car company, a CCX costs about $4,800,000, and its 4.8 litre engine can reach a top speed of 245 mph.

Koenigsegg CCX

 

7. Saleen S7 Twin-Turbo – top speed: 248 mph

The S7 was first introduced in 2000, and pretty much signified the beginning of a battle of supercars that goes on to this day. The 2005 model cost about $600,000 dollars at that time, and its 750 hp, 5-litre raptor engine catapults it from 0-60 in less than 3 seconds.

Saleen S7 Twin-Turbo

 

6. SSC Ultimate Aero – top speed: 256 Mph

Shelby Super Cars (SSC) might have no relation to Carroll Shelby, but its Ultimate Aero was the fastest production car in the world, for a very brief moment. This $650,000, 6.3-liter twin-turbocharged V8 churns out a massive 1,287 hp, taking the car from 0-60 in 2.5 seconds. A unique feature of this American supercar is that it has no electronic driver aids, creating a direct connection with driver and car.

SSC Ultimate Aero

 

5. 9ff GT9-R – top speed: 257 Mph

Built over the iconic Porsche 911 platform, the GT9-R is a product of German tuning company, 9ff. The looks and styling can fool anyone into believing that it’s a regular 911, but the $ 1 million plus price tag tells you that it’s not! The modified 4.0-Litre Flat 6 can take the GT9-R to top speeds of 257 mph.

9ff GT9-R

 

4. Koenigsegg Agera R – top speed: 273 Mph

Unlike household names like Ferrari & Bugatti, Koenigsegg has managed to develop a reputation in a very short period of time. And the Agera R is a fine example of the why the company is so famous. With a top speed of over 273 mph, the Agera R is by far the fastest supercar on the market. Its 5-Litre, turbocharged V8 gallops on 1140 horses, and can do 0 to 186 mph in less than 12 seconds.

Koenigsegg Agera R

 

3. Bugatti Veyron Super Sport – top speed: 267 Mph

It seems that French manufacturer, Bugatti, was taken over by VW in 1998 with the sole purpose of creating the world’s fastest production car. The original Veyron achieved that, but was quickly overthrown, but won it back again with the super sport. With a price tag of $2,250,000, this quad-turbocharged W16 engine behemoth produces 1,000 hp, taking the car from 0-60 in under 2.4 seconds. It also boasts of the most luxurious features available in a hyper car.

Bugatti Veyron Super Sport

 

2. Hennessey Venom GT – top speed: 270 Mp

What do you get when you combine a feather-light Lotus Elise chassis with a thundering 1,244 hp 7.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine? The obvious answer would be; rocket ship, but in this case it’s the world’s fastest production car! The $1,200,000 Hennessey Venom recorded a top speed 270.4 mph, but isn’t officially recognized as the world’s fasted car since it was a one way drive.

Hennessey Venom GT

 

1. Devel Sixteen – top speed: 348 mph

With specifications that are in line with that of a child’s fantasy, the Devel Sixteen will be the world’s fastest limited-production car to ever grace the roads. The Devel was first seen at the 2013 Dubai motor show, and is reported to cost in excess of USD 1 million. This four-wheeled rocket features a mid-mounted V16 engine that produces 5000 (claimed) horsepower, catapulting the car from 0-60mph in 1.8 seconds, flat.

Devel Sixteen

Devel Sixteen

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  1. Matt Cimino

    All very fast cars, i like the Hennessey Venom GT Hennessey Performance (HPE) has built the last word in hypercars: the 1244-bhp Venom GT, an aluminum-chassis, the design is very authentic