Vehicle manufacturers all over the world are constantly developing automobiles to push the barriers of modern engineering. Cars are becoming more aerodynamic, have a larger range of technology, and, of course, go faster.
Companies are vying to develop the fastest production car in the world, with several manufacturers having multiple models in the top twenty. With high-quality tires, lightweight bodies, and groundbreaking engines, we have listed the fastest production cars that have managed to break automotive speed records.
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Bugatti Chiron Supersport 300+
Bugatti takes the top sport with the Chiron Supersport 300+, a 1,600 horsepower, 8.0-litre quad-turbocharged vehicle. It can get to speeds of 304.7 mph. Bugatti hit this milestone by lowering the car, making it longer by ten inches, designing the exhaust, and upgrading the aerodynamics kits on the exterior body. They even went as far as x-raying the Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires to ensure they were structurally sound before adding them to the car.
The SSC Tuatara is known to reach a speed of 316.11 mph when taken out to the Nevada desert, but when the internet did not believe this trial run completed by SSC’s founder, they re-tested the car at the Kennedy Space Center. During this re-trial, the car reached speeds of 279.2 mph and 286.1 mph in two separate runs, giving it a certified speed of 282.9 mph. This new record beats the iconic Koenigsegg Agera RS.
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Hennessey Venom F5
The Hennessey Venom F5 has a 6.6-litre turbo V-8 engine that contains 1,817 horsepower and 1,193 foot-pounds of torque. It can complete 0-60 mph in under two seconds and reach speeds of 300+ mph. One of the factors that helped this car to achieve such incredible speed is its weight. It comes in at 2,950 pounds, making it very light for a supercar. Its name is a homage to the F5 category of tornados, the highest category available.
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The Rimac Nevera can also complete 0-60 mph in under two seconds due to having twice the power of a Formula One car. It has an eye-watering $2.4 million price, and for that, you will receive 1,914 horsepower and a 1.4-megawatt battery. Even though it is an EV, it still contains a noisy engine, which adds to the psychology of owning a supercar. Who wants a supercar without its distinctive growl?
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McLaren has developed several iconic supercars over the years and has not been disappointed with the Speedtail as it is the fastest road car they have ever produced. It can reach speeds of 250 mph and has 1,035 horsepower. It contains a hybrid system, a carbon fiber exterior to make it as lightweight as possible, three seats, and a futuristic design. McLaren says that the Speedtail can reach 186 mph in 12.8 seconds, which is incredible.
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The Koenigsegg Regera is a hybrid supercar with 1500 horsepower that is produced from its twin-turbo V8 engine and an electric motor. It has a top speed of 250 mph and can complete 0-60 mph in 2.8 seconds. What makes this car special is that it can go from 0-250mph in one gear. Something that is just unheard of in any car. So whether you drive to the store at 30 mph or on a race track, you will be in the same gear.
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Aston Martin Valkyrie
While the Aston Martin Valkyrie looks like it belongs on an F1 track, it is actually road legal. It is the baby of Aston Martin and Red Bull Racing. It has an astonishing 6.5-litre hybrid V12 engine can hit 0-60 mph in 2.5 seconds and produces 1,160 horsepower. To deliver these speeds, the car weighs a little over a ton. This hypercar is as interesting under the hood as it is to look at, making it one of the fastest production cars on the market.
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Many people will not have heard of the Pagani Huayra, but this car has everything. Its striking exterior design is paired with its impressive engine under the hood. It has a top speed of 238 mph and can hit in 2.3 seconds. These speeds are completed by a twin-turbocharged V12 engine. This engine produces 730 horsepower and 1,000 foot pounds of torque. Its carbon fiber exterior makes the car more rigid and also keeps its weight down, making it an excellent choice for one of the fastest cars on the market.