With the hundreds of car models available in the market, one can’t help but ask which car is the fastest. People who are fond of sports cars and fast cars are fascinated with this question. To help answer this question, here’s a list of the top 18 fastest cars in the world based on the top speed. Take note that all cars included in this list are street legal.
Those who have the need for speed will enjoy this list.
Let's start with the cars, which stands outside the TOP 10 list:
18. Gumpert Apollo
Top speed: 356 km/h, 223 mph.
This sports car is manufactured by Gumpert Sportwagenmanufaktur GmbH, a German auto making company. It was released in 2005 at a racing event in Divinol Cup. It uses an intercooled 4163 cc bi-turbo of the Audi V8 engine. It has a top speed of 223 miles per hour. The Gumpert Apollo has a body dimension of 176 inch body length, has a width of78. 7 inches, a height of 43.9 inches and a wheelbase of 110 inches. It can carry up to 1, 500 kg. The car is constructed using a tubular Chromoly frame and fiberglass or carbon fiber body panels. The Gumpert Apollo is a two-seater and mid engine sports car.
17. Noble M600
Top speed: 360 km/h, 225 mph.
This supercar is manufactured by the Noble Automotive, a British automotive company. The supercar is equipped with a 4439 cc 60-degree Yamaha-derived Volvo B8444S V8 engine and twin Garett turbo chargers. It has a body length of 172 inches, a width of 75 inches, a height of 45 inches and a wheelbase of 100 inches. It can run at a maximum of 225 miles per hour. However, the lack of brand recognition makes it hard to compete with popular brands such as the Aston Martin and the Bugatti.
16. Pagani Huayra
Top speed: 368 km/h, 230 mph.
This Italian sports car was manufactured by the automotive company Pagani. This mid-engine sports car uses a Mercedes-AMG bi-turbo M158 5980 cc V12. It was officially launched back in 2011 at the Geneva Auto Salon. It has a top speed of 230 miles per hour, a body length of 181.3 inches, a width of 80.2 inches, a height of 46 inches and a wheelbase of 110 inches. This sports car has a 720 horsepower and can change speed from 0 to 60 mph in just three seconds. Aside from that, it also uses a seven-speed X-trac sequential transmission and maintains an environmentally friendly carbon emission.
15. Zenvo ST1
Top speed: 372 km/h, 233 mph.
This high performance sports car is manufactured by the Danish company, Zenvo. It has a turbocharged and supercharged 7-liter V8 engine that can generate over 1000 horsepower. Its body is made from carbon fiber and has a body length of 183.7 inches, a width of 80.4 inches, a height of 47.2 inches and a wheelbase of 120.3 inches. It can run at a maximum speed of 233 miles per hour.
14. McLaren F1
Top speed: 384 km/h, 240 mph.
This sports car is manufactured by Maclaren Automotive. It was first manufactured back 1992 and designed by Gordon Murray and Peter Stevens. The car uses a 6.1 liter S70/2 V12 engine and generates 627 horsepower. The car has a length of 168.8 inches, a body width of 71.7 inches, a height of 44.9 inches and a wheelbase of 107 inches. It can run at a maximum speed of 240 miles per hour. The Maclaren F1 made a mark in the automotive history after being hailed as the fastest production car in the world.
13. Koenigsegg CCX
Top speed: 392 km/h, 245 mph.
This car can run at a top speed of 245 miles per hour. This mid-engine sports car is manufactured by the Koenigsegg Automotive AB. It was first introduced in the 2008 Geneva Motor Show. It uses a 4.7 liter V8 engine and has a chassis made from carbon fiber, Kevlar and aluminum honeycomb. It has a body length of 169 inches, a width of 78.6 inches, a height of 44 inches and a wheelbase of 104.7 inches. It was awarded as the 2009 Best Performing Green Exotic, DuPont Registry and listed by Forbes as one of the top 10 most beautiful cars.
12. Saleen S7 Twin Turbo
Top speed: 397 km/h, 248 mph.
The Saleen S7 is manufactured by Steve Saleen, a professional and specialty car builder back in 2005. The entire body of the car is made from carbon fiber with aluminum accents. It houses a Ford 427, 7.0 liter V8 engine and produces 750 horsepower. The Saleen S7 can run at a maximum speed of 248 miles per hour. It has a body length of 187.95 inches, a width of 78.35 inches, a height of 40.98 inches and a wheelbase of 106.3 inches.
11. Bugatti Veyron 16.4 2005
Top speed: 407 km/h, 253 mph.
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10. Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse 2012
Top speed: 410 km/h, 255 mph.
9. Hennessey Venom 1000 Twin Turbo 2007
Top speed: 411 km/h, 255 mph.
8. SSC Ultimate Aero TT 2006
Top speed: 412 km/h, 256 mph.
This sports car was released back in 2007 by the SSC North America. The Ultimate Aero is powered by a V8 Twin Turbo engine and has 1200 horsepower. This car can run at a maximum speed of 25 miles per hour. Like the Maclaren F1, it was previously hailed as the world’s fastest production car.
7. 9ff Porsche GT9-R 2009
Top speed: 413 km/h, 256 mph.
6. 9ff Porsche 911 GT2 GTurbo 1200 2010
Top speed: 414 km/h, 257 mph.
5. Koenigsegg Agera R 2011
Top speed: 420 km/h, 261 mph.
4. SSC Tuatara 2011
Top speed: 430 km/h, 267 mph.
3. SSC Ultimate Aero TT 2009
Top speed: 430 km/h, 267 mph.
2. Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport 2010
Top speed: 431 km/h, 268 mph.
Considered as the world’s fastest car, this one is manufactured by Bugatti Automobile S.A.S. and first introduced in 2010, it is powered by a W16 Narrow Angle 8 liter engine with four bi-turbochargers and generates 1200 horsepower. It has a body length of 175.7 inches, a width of 78.7 inches, a height of 45.6 inches and a wheelbase of 106.7 inches. It can run a top speed of 268 miles per hour.
1. Koenigsegg Agera R
Top speed: 437 km/h, 273 mph.
For over a decade, automotive companies have been using technology and science innovations to improve the quality of their cars. This also enabled them to add new features and development that would make the car run faster than usual, boosting its speed and efficiency on the road. It’s possible that new car models will with an even faster speed can be developed in the future, surpassing some of the ones in the current top 10 fastest cars in the world.