The World’s Fastest Cars – A Comparison of Speed and Power

Published On: May 10, 2024Last Updated: May 10, 2024
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On a planet where speed has ensnared the human mind for eons, the relentless pursuit of the fastest cars in the world persistently stretches the limits of automotive innovation. From age-old foot competitions in Greece to contemporary hypercars reimagining the boundaries of potential, the need for speed has grown immeasurably.

While many cars can effortlessly reach 100 miles per hour and beyond, the pursuit of automotive excellence now revolves around a different league – one where speeds of 250 mph, 300 mph, and even more are the targets. Automakers relentlessly fine-tune their machines, harnessing more power, optimizing aerodynamics, and embracing electric propulsion, all in the relentless pursuit of velocity.

But what truly separates these high-speed beasts from the rest? Are these claims of breathtaking top speeds achievable in the real world? Today’s blog post will unveil the definitive ranking of the 14 fastest cars in the world, measured by their top speeds. And, for a touch of real-world context, we’ll also reveal how swiftly each of these automotive speed demons sprints from 0 to 60 mph.

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Top 14 Fastest Cars in The World in 2024

14. Koenigsegg Agera R – Top Speed: 260 mph

The Agera R builds upon the Agera’s foundation, introducing innovative solutions to elevate performance and aesthetics. It houses a 5.0-liter twin-turbo V-8 same as its non-R counterparts, boasting enhancements like a new turbo with 20 psi boost pressure and E85 capability, resulting in 885 lb-ft of torque (up from 811). Utilizing a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox, the Agera R achieves a 0 to 60mph time comparable to the fastest Lamborghini, the Veneno. Notably, its fuel system, optimized for E85 and E100 biofuels, attains 1140 hp and 1200 Nm torque, setting a production car record at the time. The Agera R also introduced Koenigsegg’s ceramic piston brake system and, in 2011, secured a 0-300-0 kph world record with a time of 21.19 seconds, which was surpassed by the Koenigsegg One:1 in 2015.

Powerplanttwin-turbo, 5.0-liter V-8
Power1,140 brake horsepower
Torque885 pound-feet
0-60 miles per hour2.7 seconds
Max Speed260 MPH
Cost$2 million
Units18 units

13. Bugatti Chiron – Top Speed: 261 mph

The Chiron stands as Bugatti’s ultimate car, not just in its lineup but among all the fastest cars in the world. Priced at $3 million, this masterpiece accelerates all the way to 261 mph, powered by a 16-cylinder engine with four turbochargers, delivering a staggering 1,500 horsepower. The Super Sport variant surpasses even this, boasting 1,578 horsepower.

The Chiron’s interior mirrors its exterior elegance, adorned with opulent materials. However, luxury takes a back seat to raw performance; no modern amenities like Apple CarPlay are present, but after experiencing the monster’s drive, such details fade. The monstrous 8.0-liter 16-cylinder turbocharged engine, catapults the Chiron from 0 to 60 mph in 2.3 seconds, with a top speed of 261 mph. The Super Sport achieves 2.2 seconds to 60 mph and a record-setting 304.773 mph under skilled hands. Power is channeled to all four wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.

Powerplantquad-turbo, 8.0-liter W-16
Power1,500 horsepower
Torque1,180 pound-feet
0-60 miles per hour2.6 seconds
Max Speed261 MPH
Cost$3 million
Units500 units

12. Bugatti Veyron Super Sport – Top Speed: 268 mph

For several years, the Bugatti Veyron claimed an illustrious record acknowledged by Guinness World Records for being the fastest car in the world. It also notably marked the first production vehicle to surpass the 250-mph milestone.

Following a series of technical challenges, this prized honor was relinquished to a comparatively new entrant: Koenigsegg. This transpired when the renowned automaker unveiled the Veyron Super Sport variant, boasting a top speed of approximately 268 mph.

The Super Sport is equipped with an eight-liter W16 powerplant, delivering an astonishing torque of around 1,106 lb-ft and nearly 1,184 horsepower. This powerhouse enables the vehicle to accelerate from zero to 60 in a mere 2.4 seconds.

Bugatti developed a limited series of 30 supercars known as the World Record Edition to commemorate the occasion. However, these cars have a capped speed of 258 mph to ensure tire safety.

PowerplantQuad-turbo, 8.0 liter W-16
Power1,184 horsepower
Torque1,106 pound-feet
0-60 miles per hour2.6 seconds
Max Speed268 MPH
Cost$2.7 million
Units30 units

11. Hennessey Venom GT – Top Speed: 270 mph

John Hennessey, the founder of a high-performance group bearing his name, has a fervent focus on enhancing both power and speed. This is evident in the group’s practice of maximizing the performance of cars sourced from various manufacturers.

Hennessey ventured into creating his own supercar in 2014, equipped with a potent 7.0-liter twin-turbo GM V-8 powerplant generating 1,244 hp and 1,155 lb-ft of torque. The Venom achieved a remarkable speed of 270.4 mph on the 3.2-mile landing strip at the Kennedy Space Center, albeit in a singular direction. However, for an officially recognized record, the car must demonstrate speed in both directions. Besides, a production volume of 30 or more cars is required.

Unfortunately, the Hennessey falls short on the latter criterion, with only 13 Venoms sold. Despite this, exceeding the 270 mph mark is undeniably a remarkable feat for this powerhouse of a car.

PowerplantTwin-turbo, 7.0-liter V-8
Power1,244 horsepower
Torque1,155 pound-feet
0-60 miles per hour2.7 seconds
Max Speed270 MPH
Cost$1.2 million
Units13 units

10. Koenigsegg One:1 -Top Speed: 273 mph

The Koenigsegg One: 1 earned its moniker from its 1:1 power-to-weight ratio: 1,360 PS for 1,360 KG. It translates to 1,341 hp and 2,998 pounds in the US. This configuration catapults the One:1 from 0 to 60 in a mere 2.5 seconds, with an estimated top speed of 273 mph. Remarkably, the engine weighs only 197 kg (434 lb) due to a carbon fiber intake manifold and aluminum build. Its transmission, a 7-speed dual-clutch with paddle shifters, complements its performance seamlessly.

While the One: 1 showcases dynamic and assertive aerodynamics on the outside, its interior exudes functionality and driver-centric design, featuring a blend of lightweight materials and finely crafted instrumentation.

The One: 1 stands as one of the world’s most exclusive hypercars, with a global production limited to just seven units.

PowerplantTwin-turbo 5-liter V-8
Power1,341 horsepower
Torque1,011 pound-feet
0-60 miles per hour2.5 seconds
Max Speed273 MPH
Cost$2.85 million

9. Koenigsegg Agera RS – Top Speed: 278 mph

If you fancy confirmed records, the roster of the world’s fastest cars excludes Hennessey and SSC. It resumes with the Koenigsegg Agera RS, which held the VMAX title at an average speed of 278 mph until Bugatti’s Chiron Super Sport 300+ shattered the 300 mph barrier. But how did Koenigsegg earn this distinction?

On November 4, 2017, the Nevada Department of Transportation shut down an 11-mile section of road near Las Vegas. Koenigsegg arrived with a privately owned Agera RS, and Koenigsegg’s factory driver, Niklas Lilja. He conducted two high-speed runs in opposite directions. The Guinness Book of World Records documented the average speed, comprising one run at 285 mph.

PowerplantTwin-turbo, 5.0-liter V-8
Power1,341 horsepower
Torque1,160 pound-feet
0-60 miles per hour2.6 seconds
Max Speed278 MPH
Cost$2.5 million

8. Czinger 21C – Top Speed: 281 MPH

Featuring 3D-printing tech, the Czinger 21C conceals a 1,233 hp twin-turbo V8. Weighing 2,734 pounds with all-wheel drive, it hits 62 mph in 1.9 seconds and claims a 281 mph top speed. Despite being new, Czinger broke various lap records. With an aluminum-carbon chassis and AI-designed parts, it achieves a 1:1 power-to-weight ratio of 1,250kg. The 21C covers 12 miles with electric power, recharging via regenerative braking, and a motor generator. Eco-conscious drivers can use carbon-neutral bio-methanol fuel.

PowerplantTwin-turbo 2.9-Liter flat plane V-8 + 3 electric motors
Power1,233 horsepower
Torque1,060 pound-feet
0-60 miles per hour1.9 seconds
Max Speed281 MPH
Cost$2 million

7. SSC Tuatara – Top Speed: 295 mph

On October 10, 2020, SSC declared its Tuatara reached an average top speed of 316.11 mph, It set a new production car speed record. Controversy arose due to video discrepancies, leading to SSC’s admission in July 2021 that 316 mph wasn’t achieved. On May 14, 2022, at the Johnny Bohmer Proving Ground in Florida, the Tuatara reached 295 mph, slower than claimed but still sufficient for the world’s fastest production car title. With a $1.9-million price tag, SSC continues pursuing the 300-mph milestone with the Tuatara.

Powerplant5.9-liter flat-plane crank V-8
Power1,750 horsepower
Torque1,280 pound-feet
0-60 miles per hour2.5 seconds (estimate)
Max Speed295 MPH
Cost$1.9 million

6. Koenigsegg CC850 – Top Speed: 300 MPH+

Koenigsegg unveiled its second-fastest vehicle at a Pebble Beach event. It features a nostalgic design, a sophisticated semi-manual transmission, and remarkable performance capabilities. Powered by a twin-turbocharged 5.0-liter V8 engine borrowed from the Jesko, the CC850 boasts an impressive 1,385 horsepower. Koenigsegg anticipates that the CC850 will easily surpass 300mph while achieving a blistering 0-60 mph time of approximately 2.7 seconds.

The CC850 is one of the best hypercars the money can buy, with a global production limited to 70 units.

PowerplantTwin-turbo 5.0-Liter V-8
Power1,385 horsepower
Torque1,020 pound-feet
0-60 miles per hour2.7 seconds
Max Speed300+ MPH
Cost$3.65 million

5. Bugatti Chiron Supersport 300+ – Top Speed: 304 mph

The classic saying of “delivering what’s promised” becomes evident in this case, as the Bugatti Chiron Supersport 300+ surpasses the 300mph mark with ease. To be precise, it achieved a staggering 304 mph during a thrilling run at Volkswagen’s Ehra-Lessien test track.

However, despite its incredible power, this 1,600hp beast doesn’t hold the title of the fastest car in the world. The record requires achieving such speeds in both directions. It is a feat Bugatti chose not to undertake for reasons known only to them.

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PowerplantQuad-turbo, 8.0-liter W-16
Power1,578 horsepower
Torque1,180 pound-feet
0-60 miles per hour2.6 seconds
Max Speed304 MPH
Cost$3.8 million

4. SP Automotive Chaos – Top Speed: 310 MPH+

The relatively unfamiliar SP Automotive Chaos made its debut toward the end of last year. It pledged a whopping 3,000 horsepower courtesy of a hybrid-assisted twin-turbo 4.0-liter V10 mill. While sightings of these vehicles in the wild are still rare, the manufacturer asserts that their latest hypercar is capable of surpassing 310 miles per hour. Combine this with an alleged 0-60 time of a mere 1.8 seconds and a staggering price tag of $14.4 million, and you’ve got the SP Automotive Chaos. This fastest car in the world of speed comes with some of the most mind-blowing specifications.

PowerplantTwin-turbo 4.0-L V-10
Power3,065 horsepower
Torque1,463 pound-feet
0-60 miles per hour1.8 seconds
Max Speed310 MPH

3. Hennessey Venom F5 – Top Speed: 311 mph

Hennessey ventured into creating the Venom GT supercar in 2011 and produced just 17 units until 2017. In 2016, they teased the Venom F5, its impressive successor. With a fresh V-8 engine churning out 1,800+ horsepower and nearly 1,200 pound-feet of torque, power drives to the rear wheels through a seven-speed automatic. Hennessey claims the Venom F5 rockets from 0 to 60 miles per hour in under three seconds and aims for a 311 mph top speed. Recent tests hit 271.6 mph, but the quest for 311 mph continues. Will the Venom F5 achieve this remarkable milestone?

Powerplant6.6-liter, twin-turbo V-8
Power1,817 horsepower
Torque1,193 pound-feet
0-60 miles per hour<3.0 seconds
Max Speed311 MPH
Cost$2.1 million

2. Bugatti Bolide – Top Speed: 311 mph

The Bugatti Bolide boasts an astonishing 1,825 horsepower and a staggering 1,365 pound-feet of torque generated by its quad-turbo 8.0-liter W16 engine. The 0-60 acceleration takes 2.2 seconds, while the Bugatti Bolide’s top speed is an impressive 311 mph.

In contrast to the Koenigsegg, the Bolide is exclusively designed for the racetrack. While it shares its powerhouse engine and some structural elements with the road-legal Chiron, Bugatti deliberately confined the Bolide to the track realm. Although this decision might disappoint, especially considering its hefty $4.4 million price tag, it allowed Bugatti the liberty to craft an unbridled speed demon free from the constraints of road car regulations.

While nobody can tell for sure how many Bugattis are in the world, we can reveal the automaker plans to create just 40 of these extraordinary machines. Of course, it is not as exclusive as the Bugatti La Voiture Noire, but it certainly has the looks and the speed you can easily associate with Bugatti.

The Bolide’s suspension is notably firmer than the Chiron, riding on Michelin slick tires. It incorporates an upgraded carbon monocoque and a multitude of components developed through advanced 3D printing techniques. Unburdened by the concerns of curbs, speed bumps, or pedestrians, Bugatti had the creative freedom to push the boundaries of aerodynamics and bodywork, resulting in a car that appears poised to slice through the air with unparalleled prowess.

PowerplantQuad-turbo 8-Liter W16
Power1,825 horsepower
Torque1,364 pound-feet
0-60 miles per hour2.2 seconds
Max Speed311 MPH
Cost$4.3 million

1. The Fastest Car In The World – Koenigsegg Jesko Absolut (330 MPH)

The title of the world’s fastest car belongs to the Koenigsegg Jesko Absolut. It can hit a jaw-dropping 330 mph. It boasts a twin-turbo 5.0-liter V8 pumping out 1,600 hp and 1,106 lb-ft of torque, crucial for its remarkable speed. However, it’s not just raw power; the Jesko Absolut sports a super-slick 0.278 drag coefficient and features a lightning-fast nine-speed Light Speed Transmission (LST) that shifts almost instantly with wet multi-disc clutches and a featherweight build.

As for the price, this speed demon costs nearly $3 million, and all 125 available units are already sold. Yet, finding a suitable location for a 300+ mph run is no easy task, making the bragging rights more valuable than the speed itself.

While the Jesko Absolut reigns as the speed king, other members of the 300-mph club are equally remarkable.

Powerplant5.0-liter, twin-turbo V-8
Power1,600 horsepower
Torque1,106 pound-feet
0-60 miles per hourUnknown
Max Speed330 MPH
Cost$3.0 million
Units125 (Jesko)

Fastest Cars In The World – FAQs

Which is the No. 1 speediest car in the world?

That title goes to the Koenigsegg Jesko Absolut, with an astonishing 330 mph top speed. The car’s twin-turbocharged 5.0-liter V8 lays down 1,600 horsepower and 1,106 pound-feet of torque and has a super-slippery 0.278 drag coefficient.

What cars can go 300 mph?

Very few cars have the potential to go past 300 miles per hour speed. The following is a list of the fastest cars in the world.
1. Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+: 304 mph (Achieved)
2. Hennessey Venom F5: 301 mph (claimed)
3. Koenigsegg Jesko: 300+ (claimed)
4. Dagger GT: 315 mph (claimed)
5. Devel Sixteen: 320 mph (claimed)

Which is the Fastest Street-legal Car in the World?

The Chiron Super Sport 300, with an accomplished top speed of 304 mph, is the swiftest street-legal car in the world in 2023.

Which Car Creates the Most Horsepower in the World?

The Lotus Evija is the most powerful car in the world with 2000 ponies on tap, followed by the Rimac Navera (1,914hp) and Hennessey Venom F5 (1,842hp).

About the Author: Asim Farooq

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  1. Julian Brown February 17, 2024 at 2:05 am - Reply

    It’s amazing to live in a time of multiple 300 mph production cars.

  2. Julian Brown February 20, 2024 at 2:00 am - Reply

    It’s odd to read about a Lotus being the most powerful car in the world. You normally think of them as taking advantage of power to weight ratios.

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