Automobiles have evolved a long way since its early days. Cars have had a mere top speed of 12mph (19km/h) in the past and now boast speeds of over 400km/h. So what is the fastest car at the moment?
Here are top 10 fastest cars in the world.
10. Gumpert Apollo
Top Speed: 223mph (359km/h)
Taking the tenth spot is the Gumpert Apollo, which boasts a top speed of 223mph or 359km/h. The Apollo, powered by a 4.2-litre twin-turbo V8 sourced from Audi manages to produce 641bhp and can accelerate from 0 to 100km/h in 3.1 seconds.
9. Noble M600
Top Speed: 225mph (362km/h)
Coming in at number nine is the Noble M600, which was launched in 2010 at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. The British hand built car uses a 4.4-litre twin-turbocharged engine that produces a maximum of 650bhp (in Race setting). The Noble M600 can accelerate from 0 to 100km/h in 3 seconds.
8. Zenvo ST1
Top Speed: 233mph (375km/h)
In the eighth position is the Swedish-made Zenvo ST1. The Zenvo ST1 uses a 6.8-litre V8 that is turbocharged and supercharged. The car can accelerate from 0 to 100km/h in 3 seconds, thanks to the engine that produces 1100bhp and 1430Nm of torque.
7. McLaren F1
Top Speed: 240mph (386km/h)
Although the car is more of a prized possession these days, the McLaren F1 does boast a top speed that can give modern cars a run for their money. Powering the McLaren F1 is a 6.2-litre, naturally aspirated V12 that produces 618bhp and can accelerate from 0 to 100km/h in 3.2 seconds. McLaren made only 106 units of the F1 and the car also held the record for the fastest production car in the world.
6. Koenigsegg CCX
Top Speed: 245mph (395km/h)
The Koenigsegg CCX takes the sixth place in the list of the fastest cars in the world. Thanks to a twin supercharged 4.7-litre V8 engine, the CCX can accelerate from 0 to 100km/h in 3.2 seconds and attain a top speed of over 395km/h. The company made a total of 49 units of the CCX-series.
5. Saleen S7 Twin Turbo
Top Speed: 248mph (399km/h)
The number five spot goes to the Saleen S7 Twin Turbo, the turbocharged and updated version of the S7. The car uses a 7.0-litre twin turbocharged V8 that produces 750bhp, enough to accelerate from 0 to 100km/h in 2.8 seconds. Also, the Saleen S7 Twin Turbo comes with a manual 6-speed gearbox.
4. SSC Ultimate Aero
Top Speed: 256mph (412km/h)
When the SSC Ultimate Aero was launched back in 2006, it was officially recognised as the world's fastest car by Guinness World Records. Powering the car is a 6.4-litre twin turbocharged V8 that makes a massive 1183bhp and 1483Nm of torque. The engine is capable of propelling the car all the way to a theoretical speed of 272mph or 437km/h.
3. Koenigsegg Agera R
Top Speed: 260mph (418km/h)
Taking the third place is another car from the Koenigsegg stable, the Agera R. Powering the Agera R is a 5.0-litre twin turbocharged V8 engine that produces 1124bhp. The Agera R can accelerate from 0 to 100km/h in 2.8 seconds and reach a theoretical top speed of 273mph or 439km/h. The Agera R holds six world land speed records for a production car, including 0 to 300km/h acceleration (14.53 seconds) and 0 to 300 to 0km/h test (21.9 seconds).
2. Hennessey Venom GT
Top Speed: 270mph (435km/h)
The second fastest car in the world award goes to the Hennessey Venom GT. The car uses a Lotus Exige chassis and in it is a 7.0-litre twin turbocharged V8 engine that makes 1244bhp. That is enough to help the car accelerate from 0 to 300km/h in 13.63 seconds. Unfortunately, the Venom GT was not recognized by the Guinness World Records since only 16 cars have been sold. To enter the book of records, Hennessey must build a minimum of 30 cars.
1. Bugatti Chiron
Top Speed: 288mph (463km/h)
Although the Chiron is electronically restricted to 420km/h, the anticipated top speed of the car is believed to be around 288mph or 463km/h. Powering the car is a 8.0-litre, quad-turbocharged W16 engine. Of the four turbochargers, two are electronically driven to eliminate turbo lag, and accelerates from 0 to 100km/h in 2.4 seconds according to the manufacturer.