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There has always been a race among the top car companies to come up with the fastest cars in the world. Every few years, innovative cars are launched that set new speed records. For a long time, the McLaren F1 was the fastest car in the world. Then, in 2005, the legendary Bugatti Veyron broke the McLaren F1’s record. In the years since, car manufacturers have competed to create increasingly faster sports cars. If you’re an avid car enthusiast, get to know more about the fastest cars in the world, their prices and their specifications in this article. 

List of Top 10 Fastest Cars in the World

Fastest Cars in the World

Ex-Showroom Price*(Estimated)

Fuel Type

SSC Tuatara

₹13.7 crore

Petrol/Ethanol

Bugatti Chiron Super Sport

₹19.21 crore

Petrol

Koenigsegg Agera RS

₹12 crore

Petrol

Hennessey Venom GT

₹8.17 crore

Petrol

Bugatti Veyron Super Sport

₹11.37 crore

Petrol

Bugatti Chiron

₹19.21 crore

Petrol

Koenigsegg Agera R

₹12 crore

Petrol

SSC Ultimate Aero

₹6 crore

Petrol

Bugatti Veyron

₹11.37 crore

Petrol

McLaren Speedtail

₹16 crore

Petrol

1. McLaren Speedtail - 250 MPH

McLaren Speedtail was introduced in 2019 as the official successor to the legendary McLaren F1. As the only hybrid car on the list, McLaren Speedtail packs a ton of power with its 4 Litre V-8 hybrid engine and 1035 horsepower. McLaren has also released an official statement saying the Speedtail can reach a top speed of 250 MPH, making it the 10th fastest car in the world. The Speedtail also features a unique three-seat layout with the driver’s seat in the centre, a design choice previously seen in the F1.

McLaren Speedtail

Specifications

Top Speed

250 MPH

Engine

4 litre V-8 Hybrid

Horsepower

1035

0-60 MPH

2.5 seconds

Torque

848 feet-pound

2. Bugatti Veyron - 253.8 MPH

Bugatti Veyron made automobile history in 2005 when it became the first production car to surpass the 250 MPH speed. Back in that year, Bugatti Veyron broke the McLaren F1’s high-speed record set in 1993. Bugatti Veyron consists of an early version of 8 Litre W-16 engine that can output 987 horsepower and 922 torque. It was the fastest car in the world for a few years before the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport and SSC Ultimate Aero broke its record.

Bugatti Veyron

Specifications

Top Speed

253.8 MHP

Engine

8 litre W-16

Horsepower

987

0-60 MPH

2.8 seconds

Torque

922 pound-feet

3. SSC Ultimate Aero - 256 MPH

SSC Ultimate Aero broke Bugatti Veyron’s high-speed record until the Veyron Super Sport came along. SSC Ultimate Aero became the fastest car in the world in 2007, hitting a top speed of 256 MPH and held the record until 2010. SSC Ultimate Aero was a limited edition car, like many others on the list and was discontinued from production in 2013. SSC Ultimate Aero’s powerful 6.3 Litre V-8 engine can output an impressive 1183 horsepower 1094 pound-feet torque. SSC is currently working on Tuatara, which is the fastest production car in the world.

SSC Ultimate Aero

Specifications

Top Speed

256 MPH

Engine

6.3 litre V-8

Horsepower

1183

0-60 MPH

2.7 seconds

Torque

1094 pound-feet

 

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4. Koenigsegg Agera R - 260 MPH

Koenigsegg Agera R may not be as fast as the Agera RS, but it is still one of the fastest cars in the world. The Agera R featured the iconic Koenigsegg 5 Litre V-8 engine, which could produce up to 1124 horsepower and 885 pound-feet torque. The Agera R was in production from 2011 to 2014 and set many speed records during its time. With a top speed of 260 MPH, the Koenigsegg Agera becomes the 7th fastest car in the world.

Koenigsegg Agera R

Specifications

Top Speed

260 MPH

Engine

5 litre V-8

Horsepower

1124

0-60 MPH

2.7 seconds

Torque

885 pound-feet

5. Bugatti Chiron - 261 MPH

Bugatti Chiron is one of the 4 Bugatti cars on this list of the top 10 fastest cars in the world. The Chiron was launched by Bugatti in 2016 as the successor to the super-popular Bugatti Veyron. The Chiron features the same 8 Litre W-16 engine but with upgraded power that can output 1479 horsepower and 1180 pound-feet of torque. Bugatti Chiron’s official top speed is 261 MPH, thereby beating Koenigsegg Agera R on this list.

Bugatti Chiron

Specifications

Top Speed

261 MPH

Engine

8 litre W-16

Horsepower

1124

0-60 MPH

2.7 seconds

Torque

1180 pound-feet

6. Bugatti Veyron Super Sport - 268 MPH

Bugatti Veyron Super Sport was introduced as the upgraded and enhanced version of the Veyron. The Veyron Super Sport became one of the fastest cars in the world in 2010 after achieving a record speed of 267.8 MPH. The Veyron Super Sport is the most powerful version of the Veyron and packs 1184 horsepower and 1106 pound-feet torque with its powerful 8 Litre W-16 engine. The Veyron Super Sport packs even more power than the regular Bugatti Chiron.

Bugatti Veyron Super Sport

Specifications

Top Speed

268 MPH

Engine

8 litre W-16

Horsepower

1184

0-60 MPH

2.6 seconds

Torque

1106 pound-feet

7. Hennessey Venom GT - 270 MPH

Hennessey Venom GT was launched in 2011, but only 13 cars of this model were ever built, making Venom GT one of the rarest cars in the world. The production of the Venom GT stopped in 2017. The Venom GT hit its top speed in 2014 when it reached a high-speed of 270.4 MPH on the Kennedy Space Centre landing strip in Florida. While it was the highest speed recorded at the time, the record was not counted as the Venom GT only displayed its speed in a single-direction run. The Venom GT has a powerful 7 Litre V-8 engine that can output 1244 horsepower and 1155 pound-feet of torque, making it one of the world’s fastest cars.

Hennessey Venom GT

Specifications

Top Speed

270 MPH

Engine

7 litre V-8

Horsepower

1244

0-60 MPH

2.7 seconds

Torque

1155 pound-feet

8. Koenigsegg Agera RS - 278 MPH

Koenigsegg Agera RS is the most powerful version of the Agera. The Agera RS became the fastest car in the world in 2017 and the Koenigsegg Agera RS hit a high speed of 277.9. The Agera RS has many other records to its name such as acceleration from 0 to 200 MPH, braking from 200 to 0 MPH and many more. Koenigsegg Agera RS is a limited edition car, with a total of only 25 cars that were produced.

Koenigsegg Agera RS

Specifications

Top Speed

278 MPH

Engine

5 litre V-8

Horsepower

1341

0-60 MPH

2.6 seconds

Torque

1160 pound-feet

9. Bugatti Chiron Super Sport - 304 MPH

The regular Bugatti Chiron is already one of the top 10 fastest cars in the world and Bugatti Chiron Super Sport takes it up a notch. Bugatti Chiron Super Sport is the upgraded version of the Chiron with an engine that can output a whopping 1578 horsepower and 1180 pound-feet of torque. The Chiron Super Sport became the first car in the world to break the 300 MPH speed record in 2019, reaching a high speed of 304.7 MPH. The Chiron Super Sport is a limited edition car, with the total number of cars limited to 30.

Bugatti Chiron Super Sport

Specifications

Top Speed

304 MPH

Engine

8 litre W-16

Horsepower

1578

0-60 MPH

2.6 seconds

Torque

1180 pound-feet

10. SSC Tuatara - 316 MPH

The title of the world’s fastest car goes to SSC Tuatara. In 2020, SSC Tuatara reached a high speed of 331 MPH on a seven-mile stretch of road in Nevada. Combined with its previous record of 301 MPH, the Tuatara’s two-way average speed stands at 316 MPH, certified by the Guinness Book of World Records as the fastest supercar in the world.

SSC Tuatara

Specifications

Top Speed

316 MPH

Engine

5.9 V-8

Horsepower

1750

0-60 MPH

2.5 seconds

Torque

1280 pound-feet

Conclusion

Super-fast cars can sound great, but speeding on public roads is highly risky and could cause accidents. If you are an automobile enthusiast with an interest in fast cars, it is important to have a good car insurance plan to financially secure yourself and your car in case of any future accidents and damages. There are many good car insurance options available on Bajaj MARKETS that you can take a look at. The policies on our platform come with a network of more than 4,000 garages that offer cashless servicing and car roadside assistance in India. It is always prudent to protect your ride with a comprehensive car insurance cover.

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FAQs on Fastest Cars in the World

  • ✔️Which is the fastest car in the world 2022?

    The SSC Tuatara is the fastest car in the world in 2022. 

  • ✔️What are the top 5 fastest cars in the world?

    The following are the top 5 fastest cars in the world:

    1. SSC Tuatara

    2. Bugatti Chiron Super Sport

    3. Koenigsegg Agera RS

    4. Hennessey Venom GT

    5. Bugatti Veyron Super Sport

  • ✔️Has any car hit a speed of 400 MPH?

    As of now, no car in production has ever reached a top speed of 400 MPH.

  • ✔️Has any car hit a speed of 300 MPH?

    Two cars, namely, Bugatti Chiron Super Sport and SSC Tuatara have achieved high speeds of more than 300 MPH.

  • ✔️Which is the fastest Tesla car ever made?

    The Tesla Model S Plaid is the fastest Tesla car ever produced. It can reach a top speed of 200 mph.

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