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The term “fastest car” took on new meaning on October 10, 2020 after the SSC Tuatara broke the record for the fastest production car in the world. How fast did it go, and is there still a “fastest car in the world” challenger waiting? Let’s take a look at the 10 fastest production cars, what their power is and how fast they go. Hint: the “slowest” comes out at 402 km/h (250 miles), and the top speeds go up from there. These are the top 10 fastest cars in the world.
1. SSC Tuatara – 508 km/h (316 mph)
Breaking the 482 km/h (299 mph) was not enough for the folks at SSC, who started engineering their top speed entrance in 2009. Named after a New Zealand lizard, the Tuatara has a slim carbon fiber body. It is powered by a 5.9-liter flat-crank V8 that makes 1750 horsepower when running on E85 ethyl alcohol. Using a closed highway near Pahrump, Nevada, the SSC Tuatara managed a 531 km/h (330 mph) one-way traffic despite troublesome cross winds. Coupled with a previous run of 484 km/h (300 mph), the Tuatara’s two-way average, as certified by Guinness, is 508 km/h (316 mph), making it the fastest auto street legal production car in the world. At least for the time being.
2. Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ – 490 km/h (304 mph)
Bugatti has come up with the formula for the ultimate top speed. Add horsepower, reduce mass and adjust aerodynamics. The Chiron Super Sport 300+ has an 8-liter, quad-turbo, W16 engine boosted to 1,577 horsepower. Magnesium wheels and titanium exhaust help to lose unnecessary mass. Combine the power increase and weight loss with revised aerodynamics and the Super Sport 300+ is able to break through the sacred barrier of 482 km/h (299 mph) and reach a certified 490 km/h (304 mph).
3. Koenigsegg Agera RS – 447 km/h (278 mph)
Following the more is better mantra, Koenigsegg added more power to the Agera RS in 2015. The Agera RS now has a V8 engine with 1,341 hp and benefits from a reduced weight, which has allowed it to reach an average speed of 447 km/h (278 mph) in two directions in the Nevada desert.
4. Koenigsegg Agera R – 439 km/h (273 mph)
Following on from its CC series, Koenigsegg debuted in 2011 with an all-new model, the Agera. A 5.0-liter modular Ford V8 engine producing 947 horsepower gave a top speed of 400 km/h (249 mph). But while the Agera reached a top speed of 400 km/h, the later Agera R, with improved power and aerodynamics, achieved a certified top speed of 439 km/h (273 mph), making it the fastest production car in the world in 2011.
5. Hennessey Venom GT – 434 km/h (270 mph)
The American-made Hennessey Venom GT is a low-volume supercar based on a Lotus Exige chassis. The carbon fiber platform is designed to keep the 1224 kg Venom as light as possible and features an active aerodynamic system for high-speed stability. The rear-wheel drive Venom is equipped with a twin-turbo V8 engine and delivers up to 1244 hp. That’s enough to keep the Venom GT performing up to 434 km/h (270 mph).
6. Bugatti Veyron Super Sport – 429 km/h (266 mph)
Bugatti’s Veyron Super Sport was produced in a limited edition of just 30 units. The Super Sport has 184 more horsepower and improved aerodynamics compared to the standard Veyron, allowing it to reach 429 km/h (266 mph). This was enough to give the Veyron Super Sport a Guinness record as the world’s fastest production car in 2010.
7. Bugatti Chiron – 420 km/h (261 mph)
Bugatti took over its top speed record from the Veyron in 2016 with the Bugatti Chiron. The updated W16 engine now has an incredible 1479 hp, while top speed debuted at 420 km/h (261 mph). Of course that’s fast, but a special previous version of the Veyron was even faster when the Chiron debuted.
8. SSC Ultimate Aero TT – 411 km/h (255 mph)
After 10 years and multiple engine configurations, the SSC Ultimate Aero TT was equipped with a twin-turbocharged Corvette V8 with a power output of almost 1200 hp. This version set a Guinness World Record in 2007 when it averaged 411 km/h (255 mph) on a closed circuit in Washington State. SSC has since started production of the Twatara, with a claimed and confirmed top speed of 482 km/h (299 mph).
9. Bugatti Veyron – 407 km/h (253 mph)
The Bugatti Veyron made headlines when it smashed top speed records in 2005. Equipped with a massive 8.0-liter four-turbo W16 engine, it has an awe-inspiring 1,001 horsepower. That is an unbelievable force, which a robust 7-speed dual clutch with automatic and permanent all-wheel drive. An abundance of luxurious features, plus high-tech safety and aerodynamic systems, explain the Veryon’s sheer size, but the 1905 kg supercar is still blisteringly fast, reaching 100 km / h in 2.5 seconds and a top speed of 407 km/h (253 mph).
10. McLaren Speedtail – 402 km/h (250 mph)
As the official successor to the McLaren F1, McLaren’s Speedtail lives up to the legacy of that historic model with three essential features. First, it has the signature F1 central driver’s seat. Second, it has serious power – 1036 horsepower to be precise – thanks to its twin-turbo V8 that works in tandem with an electric motor. Finally, and most appropriately, it lives up to the speed part of its name, with a top speed of 402 km/h (250 mph).