The title of world’s fastest cars is a coveted one – it is the highest potential on which the hypercars are judged and accepted by the enthusiasts. The list of world’s fastest production cars has seen a lot of changes in the last fifteen years, with many new names challenging the hegemony of Bugatti in this trait.
Come 2021, and the list has seen even more revisions. Following is the new list of top 10 fastest cars in the world:-
Topping the list of world’s fastest supercar is no more a Bugatti – it’s the SSC Tuatara. In a speed test conducted at a closed road stretched for seven miles conducted in October 2020, Shelby Super Cars (SSC) managed to touch a top speed of 331 mph (533 kph), which has made. While this special car costs $1.9 million (roughly Rs. 14.14 crore), it is not legal to use on public roads. The SSC Tuatara is fitted with a 5.9-liter twin-turbo V8 engine, which pumps out 1750 bhp of maximum power and enables the car to cover the 0-100 kph sprint in just 2.5 seconds.
Koenigsegg Jesko Absolut
After creating legends like the mighty Agera R, Koenigsegg has created significant ripples in the list of world’s fastest cars with the all new Jesko Absolut. The top speed of the Koenigsegg Jesko Absolut is just short of that of SSC Tuatara, at 330 mph (531 kmph). Powering the Koenigsegg Jesko Absolut is a 5.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine, which is a revised version of that of the Agera. While Koenigsegg has kept the acceleration figures of the Jesko Absolut undisclosed, the engine is capable of putting up 1625 bhp of maximum power. Only 32 units of this hypercar were destined to be made, all of which are sold out.
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As if creating the Veyron and Chiron hypercars in the past was not enough, Bugatti created an all new benchmark with its Bolide. The track-only Bugatti Bolide is powered by the same 8.0-liter W16 engine from the Chiron. But here, it makes 1825 bhp of maximum power output, thus making it one of the most powerful production-spec cars in the world. This low slung hypercar claims a top speed of 310 mph (498 kph) and is capable of covering 0 to 100 kph in just 2.17 seconds.
Hennessey Venom F5
Hennessey has always been known for making record-shattering cars and chasing the quest of fastest cars every time. The currently fastest car from the company, the Hennessey Venom F5 ranks at the fourth position in the list of world’s fastest cars. The hypercar is powered by a 6.6-liter twin-turbocharged engine, which belts out 1817 bhp of maximum power, making it the most powerful American car ever produced. The car can touch a top speed of 301 mph (484 kph) and do 0-100 kph in less than two seconds. Priced at $1.6 million (roughly Rs. 11.91 crore), the Hennessey Venom F5’s production has been restricted to only 24 units.
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Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+
The Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ sits on the top of the list of world’s fastest car backed up with a special feat of its own. The hypercar is the world’s first production road-spec car to cross the barrier of 300 mph (480 kph). Powered by a tuned version of the standard 8.0-liter W16 quad-turbo engine of the standard Chiron, the Bugatti Chiron Super Sport+ touched a top speed of 304.773 mph (490.48 kph), while being tested at the parent company Volkswagen’s test track in Germany. Only 30 units of this ultra-special car were bound to be made, each pried at EUR 3.9 million (roughly Rs. 34.17 crore).
Koenigsegg Agera RS
The limited edition Koenigsegg Agera RS, based on the ‘regular’ Agera, topped the list of world’s fastest cars back in 2017 before the arrival of newer players. Limited to a production run of only 25 units, the Koenigsegg Agera RS had a 5.0-liter twin turbocharged V8 engine as its heart. The engine was good enough to produce a staggering power output of 1341 bhp, and had a claimed top speed of 277.9 mph (477.23 kmph). The car was then succeeded by the even more powerful Jesko Absolut.
Hennessey Venom GT
Before the Venom F5 broke into the scene, the Hennessey Venom GT was the car which put the American car maker on the pedestal of world’s fastest cars. The car was launched in 2014, and only 29 units of this car were made. The Hennessey Venom GT has a 7.0-liter twin turbocharged V8 engine as its power-plant, which catapults this car from 0 to 100 kph in 3.05 seconds. With a maximum power output of 1244 bhp, the car is capable of hitting a top speed of 270 mph (434 kph). When it was put on sale, the Hennessey Venom GT commanded an asking price of $1.2 million (roughly Rs. 8.93 crore).
Bugatti Veyron Super Sport
One of the most iconic cars to be ever made, the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport is capable of touching a top speed of 267.8 mph (431 kph). The hypercar was a limited edition variant of the standard Veyron, which was restricted to only 30 units and came with a host of minute changes over the regular version. However, when this car went into the production line, the top speed was lowered to 258 kmph in order to protect its tyres at such high speeds. The car was powered by the same 8.0-liter W16 engine from the standard Veyron, which here produced a maximum power output of 1184 bhp.
The Super Sport 300+ version of the Bugatti Chiron might be higher in the list here, but the standard Chiron is not lagging too far behind. Introduced as a successor to the Veyron in 2016, the Bugatti Chiron had huge shoes to fill. However, the hypercar managed to fit in the expectations of enthusiasts. The 8.0-liter W16 quad-turbocharged engine of the Bugatti Chiron makes it hit a top speed of 261 mph (420 kph), while producing a maximum power output of 1479 bhp.
Electrics are the way to the future, and Rimac has already started the warfare of making fast electric cars with its Nevera electric hypercar. Unlike the petrol powered engines of other cars in this list, the Rimac Nevera gets a different powertrain – a 120 kWh liquid cooled battery and a motor setup of 1.4 MW. The maximum power output of the car is rated at 1940 bhp, while the top speed achieved by it is 258 mph (412 Kph). The car can cover the 0-100 kph sprint in just 1.85 seconds, making it officially the fastest accelerating car of the world.