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Models that aim to push the limits here are the 10 fastest cars in the world

Models that aim to push the limits here are the 10 fastest cars in the world

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Needless to say, it’s a smorgasbord of exotic and high-performance cars, but some of the models in it might surprise you. Let’s dive in.

Here, we’re going to take a look through the top 10 fastest cars in the world at the moment.

Manufacturers across the board have a need for speed, producing models that aim to push the limits on how fast a production car can go. With a real increase in technology over recent years, top speeds have continued to soar in this seemingly never-ending race for pace. 

Here, we’re going to take a look through the top 10 fastest cars in the world at the moment. Needless to say, it’s a smorgasbord of exotic and high-performance cars, but some of the models in it might surprise you. Let’s dive in.


Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ - 304.7mph

Bugatti Chiron Super SportIt probably won’t come as much of a surprise to see a Bugatti at the top of this list. After all, the firm’s Veyron broke the mould for high-speed production cars, and though it slid down the standings for a little while, Bugatti wasn’t going to lose its crown without a fight. So it produced the Chiron Super Sport 300+ which, as the name suggests, is capable of over 300mph. It uses a quad-turbocharged W16 engine with an impressive 1,578bhp. Limited to just 30 units, each model came with redesigned bumpers to help keep it as planted as possible at those break-neck speeds. 


SSC Tuatara - 282.9mph

SSC TuataraSSC’s Tuatara was besieged with controversy when the carmaker claimed that it had hit the heady heights of 331mph. However, owing to some discrepancies with the on-board telemetry, this initial speed was never verified - so wasn’t counted. On a second attempt, the Tuatara managed a still-respectable 282.9mph. Not bad, but still some way off that huge first speed. 


Koenigsegg Agera RS - 277.8mph

Koenigsegg Agera RSIt goes to show just how fast the Bugatti is that the third-placed car - Koenigsegg Agera RS - can’t come close, despite being brutally fast itself. With 1,360bhp, the Agera RS might be down on power over the Chiron, but a lightweight body meant that it could still fight it out with the best of them.It was also a customer-owned car that was used during the record-breaking run - no doubt with a nervous-looking owner watching on. 


Hennessey Venom GT - 270.4mph

Hennessey Venom GTAmerican firm Hennessey has a strong reputation for making some seriously powerful performance cars, but it really pushed the envelope with the Venom GT. It was based on the lightweight Lotus Exige, but featured a whole lot more power than Norfolk’s finest, as well as all manner of aerodynamic tweaks. It managed a top speed of 270.4mph - but this was never officially recognised by Guinness, due to Hennessey being unable to carry out two high-speed runs. 


Bugatti Veyron Supersport - 267.8mph

Bugatti Veyron Supersport Bugatti didn’t rest on its laurels with its Veyron and looked to take things one step further with a Supersport version. More powerful and packing more aero features, it produced an impressive top speed of 267.8mph.Again, it was limited to just 30 examples. Bugatti achieved the top speed at the famous Ehra-Lessien oval, too.


SSC Ultimate Aero TT - 256.1mph

SSC Ultimate Aero TTSSC always had the intention of knocking the mighty Veyron off its perch (something Bugatti rectified with the Supersport) and it did just that in 2007 with its Ultimate Aero TT. Using a twin-turbocharged V8 engine with 1,183bhp, the Aero TT certainly made a name for itself. On a closed section of road, it managed to hit 256.1mph - taking the top-speed crown at the time. 


Bugatti Veyron - 253.8mpg

Bugatti Veyron It was scarcely believable what the Bugatti Veyron could do when it first arrived. Here was a car that could be used every day, was relatively comfortable and easy to drive yet could achieve some truly awesome top speeds. With an 8.0-litre quad-turbocharged W16, the Veyron kicked out 987bhp which helped it to charge up to a top speed of 253.8mph. 


Koenigsegg CCR - 241.1mph

Koenigsegg CCRKoenigsegg - like Bugatti - is a familiar sight on this list. This lightweight car company seemed to have a knack for making top speed-breaking cars and it was with the CCR that this really became evident. It used a 4.7-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine dropped into an ultra-light body - a lot of engine for the weight. Thanks to this setup, it managed to hit 241.1mph at the Nardo Ring in Italy. 


McLaren F1 - 240.1mph

McLaren F1There are few names in the top speed market that resonate with so many people quite like the McLaren F1. Famed for its central driving position and gold-lined engine bay, this was a car that defined a generation. But interesting features aside, it had some genuine pace to offer. With a 6.1-litre V12 on its side, the F1 managed a top speed of 211mph - a serious feat for 1998. 


Ferrari SF90 - 211mph

Ferrari SF90

It’s almost odd to have a Ferrari as the slowest car in this list, but even at a top speed of 211 this SF90 comes way under others here. It’s a hybrid-powered supercar packing some of the very latest technology and will crack the 0-60mph sprint in just 2.5 seconds - in itself an achievement. It’s not acting as Ferrari’s true hypercar, mind you, so there might be a model in the works to give others here a run for their money.