There has always been competition among car manufacturers to make the fastest car in the world. In 1987, the automotive world was left in awe when the Ferrari F40 became the first production car to break the 200 mph barrier. Since then we have seen some of the fastest cars come and go. There is a specific requirement to be to make it to Guinness World Records.
Firstly, the car makes its first run, at whatever location is chosen for the test. Then, the car makes another top speed run in the opposite direction, because there may be some differences in weather, elevation, or other factors that could alter the measurements in one direction or the other. The average of the two runs is used.
Here is the list of the top 10 fastest production cars in the world.
- Koenigsegg Agera RS
In 2017, Koenigsegg shattered all the top speed records and came to be known as the fastest production car in history. The Agera R hypercar features a 5.0L turbocharged V8 engine that produces 1140Hp. This car can hit a top speed of 277 mph, currently making it the fastest car in the world.
- Hennessey Venom GT
This supercar from Texas-based car tuner-made-manufacturer Hennessey is an impressive machine. The car is based on the Lotus Elise sports car and it was the car to beat the Bugatti Veyron SuperSport for the ultimate speed crown. This beast can go 0-100 mph in 5.6 seconds (a world record), and 200 mph from a stop in only 14.51 seconds (also a world record).
- Bugatti Chiron
Bugatti Veyron was the undisputed king of cars during the mid-2000s. The SuperSport version of the Veyron features a gigantic 8.0L quad-turbo W16 engine that produces 1,200HP. This
- Bugatti Veyron Super Sport
The French supercar company slapped bigger turbos and intercoolers with a top speed of 267mph on their previous world-record-holding Veyron to produce a seriously impressive 1,200 horsepower. The Veyron SS still houses the same 8.0-liter quad-turbocharged W16 engine, but now produces 200 more horsepower.
- SSC Ultimate Aero TT
SSC Ultimate Aero is manufactured in the United States and was built to compete directly with the heavily dominated European supercar market. It had a brief stint at the top between the years 2007-2010 making its way into the Guinness Book of World Records. The car can go up to 256 mph.
- Koenigsegg CCXR
The Koenigsegg CCXR is a more “eco-friendly” version of the CCX. Powered by the same 4.7-liter twin-supercharged V8 engine as the CCX, the engine was modified to run on E85 gasoline, bringing the power output up from 795 to a whopping 1,004 hp.
- Saleen S7 Twin-Turbo
Saleen’s first car not based on an existing model, the S7 supercar grabbed a lot of attention when it was released in 2000. An updated Twin-Turbo model followed shortly afterward, providing 750 hp and a 248 mph top speed. Saleen offers a competition package increasing power to 1000 hp, which brings the top speed up to a rumored 260 mph.
- McLaren F1
The McLaren F1 was first produced in 1993, and it’s still one of the fastest cars in the world. Produced from 1993 to 1998, the F1 still sells for well over $1 million each.
- Pagani Huayra
Pagani Huayra is an Italian hypercar produced by Pagani automotive. Although Huayra is mostly praised for its drop-dead gorgeous looks, this car is seriously fast. It features a 6.0L AMG V12 engine that churns out 730HP. The Huayra can go up to a speed of 230 mph.
- Ferrari Enzo
Another one of the few naturally-aspirated cars on this list, the Ferrari Enzo is powered by a 6.0-liter V12 producing 651 hp. The car has a top speed of 221mph.