5 of the Fastest Cars in the World

Car manufacturers are continuing to push the boundaries, honing aerodynamics and developing evermore powerful engines. From Koenigsegg and Bugatti, to Hennessey and SSC, here’s a look at the fastest automobiles ever made and the extraordinary teams behind them.

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Hennessey Venom GT

In 2013, the Hennessey Venom GT set a Guinness World Record by accelerating from 0 to 186 mph in an average of 13.63 seconds. The car also clocked a speed of 265.7 mph over two miles that same year. In 2014, the Venom GT recorded a peak speed of 270.49 mph in 2.3 miles. However, because the track conditions did not meet Guinness World Record stipulations, and because only 29 units of the car were produced, this speed didn’t qualify for the world record for a production car.

Koenigsegg Agera RS

Founded by Christian von Koenigsegg in 1994, the Swedish car manufacturer Koenigsegg was created with a sole mission: to create the perfect supercar. It made good on this mission with the Agera RS, which set a record as the fastest road car in the world in 2017 when it reached a straight-line speed of 285 mph. The Agera was also recognized by Top Gear Magazine as Hypercar of the Year in 2010.

Hennessey Venom F5

This state-of-the-art hypercar was designed and built with one thing in mind: to be the world’s fastest road car.

Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+

The Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ is the production version of a modified Chiron that reached a top speed of 304.77 mph in a test in August 2019. The Chiron Super Sport 300+ has a lower peak speed of 274 mph. Still, this model is a masterpiece of aerodynamics and function.

SSC Tuatara

Built by SSC North America, the company formerly known as Shelby SuperCars, the Tuatara may be the world’s fastest hypercar. The product of more than a decade of research, this road-legal, high performance vehicle is inspired by fighter jet performance and aerodynamics.

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