The fastest cars in the world
Alexandra Paul from the American television series, Baywatch says “The cars we drive say a lot about us.” Her quote applies directly to our lives. We buy any car that matches our criteria and budget in single precision. Asking yourself about how much is my car worth, should I sell it and get a new one? Which car should I buy? Should I prefer speed and luxury or go for a family-friendly vehicle? These are the things people spend a significant amount of time trying to figure out before choosing the right one. Cars are not just a question of need. They are also an implicit symbol of luxury, class, and status. The faster the vehicle, the bigger hole it leaves in the pocket.
Buying a car is not a joke, for it is a matter of passion and energy too. The chiselled body and intoxicating sounds of exhaust from sexy cars is the stuff many dreams are made of. Let’s get to the real world. There are a lot of ways to measure the qualities that make up the sovereign of vehicles, but the fastest speed is usually the most prominent one people care about. This list of ten exotic, sexy and super sleek cars is a fun-filled ride. The curiosity to find out the fastest Bugatti or Hennessey is justified since Forbes announced the supercars industry is taking up a large share of the automobile market. Their huge price range and need for progressing to the top speed by breaking all forms of price barriers is as exciting as it is astonishing.
Here we are taking you through the fastest cars produced on the planet. The one-off customs are not included in this list, and the new, up and coming models (hint: Bugatti) are not here. But everything else is. Buckle up your belts, for this hell of a ride will sure take your breath away!
HENNESSEY VENOM F5: 301 MPH
Venom F5 boasts the claim of speed f 301 mph, bashing the older record figure by digits far more significant than an average school zone limit. The race to be top speed started when Hennessey began to work on 2950 pound carbon chassis and created the 1600-hp, 7.4 litres V8 with twin turbo. The absolute astonishment of these results revealed that it takes less than 30 seconds in total for a car to zoom from 0 to 249 and back to 0. The Guinness Book of World Records might not have confirmed Venom F5 as the fastest car yet, which officially leaves the Agera RS as the top-speed vehicle for the time being.
KOENIGSEGG AGERA RS: 278 MPH
The spec sheets on the Venom F5 by Hennessey leave a better first impression by a significant margin. The claim of being the fastest at a substantial speed of 301 mph obliterates every other thing on this article by an extensive margin, but Hennessey’s request lacks the verification of its numbers in the Guinness book of world records. Koenigsegg’s Agera RS, despite being a silver medal, in this case, remains to be the official fastest car at the speed of 278 mph. The real king of speed proved its worth to the Nevada Department of Transportation. According to the public records, 1160 HP supercar of Swedish origins hit 284.5 mph during its first run and 271.1 mph in its second run, leaving the average at 277.9mph. Thus making Agera RS as the undisputed king of top speed cars in 2018.
HENNESSEY VENOM GT: 270MPH
In 2014, Hennessey recorded a 270.4 mph run at the Kennedy Space Center tracks in a single direction. To legitimize the record, attempts are required in multiple courses and account of an average is taken upon the wind conditions. Due to Hennessey’s handmade finesse, its qualification as a production car is often questioned. Unfortunately, Hennessey’s monster; the Venom GT even at the speed of 270 mph hasn’t cut the Guinness Book of World Records.
BUGATTI CHIRON: 261 MPH
Bugatti is a ubiquitous name that comes to mind when discussing supercars. In all honesty, no lists of top speed cars are ever completed without adding Bugatti to the mix. The monumental engineering feat, called the Veyron is a marvellously performing supercar produced by Bugatti. James May, presenter of Top Gear, compared it to the Concorde that is an automobile equivalent to the monster. A decade of production later, Volkswagen Group has eventually released a successor to Veyron, called the Bugatti Chiron. It is a ruler among supercars, which is a fitting title to a car that only royalty would have the prospect of obtaining. A staggering amount of $2.6 million was tagged for each of the 500 Chiron released for the first generation.
BUGATTI VEYRON SUPER SPORT: 268 MPH
Volkswagen purchased the Bugatti brand with a singular goal of building the fastest production car on the entire planet. The original version of the Bugatti Veyron accomplished the target with a huge tagged price of $1.7 million, a quad-turbocharged W16 producing a 1000hp, large engine. The SSC Ultimate Aero was quick to dethrone this sleek beauty but being the champion Bugatti is; they introduced the Veyron Super Sport. Multiple aerodynamic changes helped gain a few extra miles each hour, thus pushing the pump to an astonishing figure of 1200 HP.
SCC ULTIMATE AERO: 256 MPH
There is certainly no connection between Shelby Supercars SSC and Caroll Shelby from Cobra fame, but for a hot minute, the SSC Ultimate Aero became the fastest production car on the planet. It beat the non-Super Sports version of Bugatti Veyron, back in 2007 at the top speed of 256 mph. But what helped it cross the threshold? The 6.3-litre twin-turbocharged, 1287 HP achieved the cosy speed. A lack of electronic driver aid to control the power creates a pure driving experience for the people of passion and talent. Making the SSC Ultimate Aero a dream ride to drive.
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