There are several measures to compare cars, from horsepower and torque to design and comfort, but the top speed seems to be the one that most of us are concerned with. We tend to be making faster and faster cars every year, and our thirst for velocity doesn’t appear to be quenching anytime soon.
From the first car in the late 19th century, we have come to a point where we can reach upwards of 400 kilometers per hour. Yes, that’s true! So, if you are wondering which ones are the fastest cars in the world and what do they look like, keep reading.
#5. Saleen S7 Twin Turbo
Top Speed: 248 mph
The advanced version of the original S7, the Twin Turbo is a legend among people who admire performance and the reasons galore. Whether you talk about its exotic style and thrilling performance or its magnificent tuning potential, the car amazes and astonishes in every way. Reaching 0 to 60 miles per hour in 2.8 seconds, it kicks off our list of the fastest cars in the world.
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#4. SSC Ultimate Aero
Top Speed: 256 mph
There was once a time when people who asked “which is the fastest car in the world” were replied with a name they had never heard before. In 2007, there was 'Ultimate Aero' by SSC which touched the speed of 256 mph to beat the earlier versions of Veyron. Since the car lacks electronic driver aids, car freaks believe it offers an even purer driving experience for those who have the talent for it and are willing to take the risk.
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#3. Bugatti Veyron Super Sport
Top Speed: 258 mph
Before its successor hit the market, Bugatti Veyron was the name on every adrenaline charged person's lip which had enough money to buy a supercar. With 1200 horsepower and maximum torque of 1500 Nm, the car can zap to the speed of 60 miles per hour in just about 2.5 seconds. Its unique technology and remarkable design still make it the hot favorite among several automobile enthusiasts.
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#2. Bugatti Chiron
Top Speed: 261 mph
With 16-cylinder W configuration 1500 horsepower engine, the supercar achieved 25 percent higher performance as compared to its predecessor. Owing to the turbocharger, which the company developed by itself, the car can produce the maximum torque of 1600 Nm. Chiron strengthens the legacy of class, design, speed, and power that Bugatti brand is known for.
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#1. Hennessey Venom GT
Top Speed: 270 mph
We are finally here, answering your question of which is the fastest car in the world and how fast does it go. During a drive at Kennedy Space Center in 2014, Hennessey Venom GT reached the speed of 270.4 mph to become the fastest production car in the world. Powered by a twin turbo 7.0-liter V8 engine, the supercar produces a brake horsepower of 1451. In January 2013, the car made the Guinness World Record of the fastest 2-seater sports car by reaching the speed of 186 mph with an average acceleration time of 13.63 seconds.
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So, what do you think about these marvelous beasts? These make you think again if you want to spend your money on a luxury car or go for a sports one to feel the thrill.
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