Top 10 Fastest Cars In The World – How Fast Is Fastest?

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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Story first published: Friday, May 13, 2016, 16:21 [IST]
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