When it comes to cars, yes, we all care about the design, the options, the materials and colors, but what we all want to know the most is speed. With an on-going competition in this field it is very tricky keeping track and knowing which one is the fastest at the moment.
We have done research for you and in this article you can find out which ten cars are the fastest ones in the world this year. So, let’s get behind the wheel and start at the bottom.
McLaren P1 (top speed – 217 mph)
Being 10th on our list is not a bad thing, don’t you think? The McLaren P1 is definitely proud to be here, along with its predecessor (which you will see down below, as well). The limited production plug-in hybrid came out in 2013, and even though its speed may be “low” in terms of fastest cars, it is still amazingly fast. When it comes to its performance, P1 with 903 horsepower features a 3.8 liter Twin-Turbo charged V8 engine which allows it to go from 0 to 62 mph in 2.8 seconds. And, not only is it able to race at 217 mph, it also has a unique classy design that will take your breath away.
The pleasure of driving a car like this and being able to go this fast would cost you around $1.3 million – but remember, it is not just any car. For those of you who believe they are adventurous and like to feel the wind while driving, this is definitely the right choice.
Ferrari LaFerrari (top speed – 220 mph)
Ferrari has been a synonym for speed since… well, forever – and right now one of their models is in the top ten fastest cars. LaFerrari is another hybrid on the list and it, according to the makers, their most ambitious project so far. This 2013 model features a 6.3 liter 789-horsepower V-12 engine joined with a 161-horsepower electric motor, which equals lots of strength and great acceleration (0-62 in 2.9 seconds). Still, it is a proof that supercars don’t have to be unbelievably insufficient.
For a price of $1.3 million you get a custom-made interior to fit your needs and wildest desires. LaFerrari’s design making it look like a ground-bound aerodynamic warrior along with its other specifications is definitely worth it.
Lamborghini Veneno (top speed -221 mph)
Another model from 2013, this time, coming from Lamborghini for their 50th anniversary. Veneno, called “the racing prototype for the road” tries to reach the optimum aerodynamics and racing experience – on the road. The corner stability in high speeds is also one of the main focuses and seriously, when you drive it, you will feel as if you were competing with some of the world’s fastest cars – and you would be.
When it comes to its specifications, Lamborghini Veneno has a 6.5 liter V-12 engine with 750 horsepower. It can go from 0 to 62 in 2.8 seconds and it features an amazing carbon fiber design (both inside and out) that not only looks great but also reduces its weight – its power to weight ratio is 4.25 lbs/hp. This sporty-stylish car could be yours for around $4 million.
Zenvo ST1 (top speed – 233 mph)
There are only 15 units of this car made every year, but those 15 are precious indeed. The Zenvo ST1 features a 7.0 liter Corvette V8 engine, and it is not a regular one. It is upgraded to Twin-Charged (Super-Charged and Turbo-Charged) and now able to generate 1250 horsepower! Even though the Zenvo ST1 dates back to 2009, it is pretty high up the fastest cars list, considering its ability to go from 0 to 62 in only 3 seconds.
And, it is also pretty very stylish. The idea was to create a supercar style with a racing car performance and man, did they do it well. The ST1 is a definite hypercar that you definitely may wish to have in your garage. If you are one of the lucky 15 each year and have $1.25 million – it can be yours.
McLaren F1 (top speed – 243 mph)
Another McLaren on this list – and on a higher position this time – the F1 was actually the fastest car in 1998. To this day, it is the fastest naturally aspirated car ever built, and only dropped five spots in almost 20 years. This car is pretty much a legend and there is a good reason for that.
The McLaren F1 is capable of reaching the speed of 62 mph in only 3.2 seconds thanks to its 6.1 L S70/2 V12 engine generating 795 horsepower. There were only 106 cars made during the limited offer and that makes it one of the most exclusive cars today. It is, many people say, a masterpiece of its generation. Thus, the price of $5.58 million is understandable – passionate collectors know why.
Koenigsegg CCX (top speed – 245 mph)
Half way down the list we have the Swedish production car: Koenigsegg CCX. It first came out in 2006 as a third-generation Koenigsegg car, and it was the first car made by this company to go global with all the safety and environment regulations fulfilled.
The CCX is powered by a twin-supercharged V8 that generates 806 horsepower. It can reach 62 mph in 3.2 seconds, while its top speed is 245 mph. Designed to be especially aerodynamic and look elegant and sporty at the same time, it is a true vision on the road. For a pleasure of driving this fast beauty, you would only have to pay $5.5 million. But, think of it this way: for the price, you would be the owner of the fifth fastest car in the world.
Saleen S7 TT (top speed – 248 mph)
In Saleen S7 TT, the TT stands for Twin-Turbo and it is an updated version of S7. It was developed in 2005 and it features an aluminum Twin-Turbo powertrain. It generates 750 horsepower, which allows it to speed up to 62 mph in only 2.8 seconds. Its Ford 427, 7.0 L naturally aspirated V8 engine gives it the strength and the speed that put it to the fourth place in our list.
Designed to be a real racing machine on a regular road, it gives the driver an ultimate thrill while sitting in a luxurious leather cabin with aluminum accessories. It combines great functionality with amazing looks and it is the cheapest car on our list – you can get it for $580,000.
- Bugatti Veyron EB 16.4 (top speed – 254.04 mph)
We’re down to our top three fastest cars in the world, and two of them come from Bugatti. In third place, we have Veyron EB 16.4, which came out in 2005. Before Bugatti Veyron Super Sport came out, it held the world’s record in speed, and no wonder why. Here, we are entering the league of the great.
In this car, a whole new concept was employed, and the new supercar was created. This is the first car to have over a thousand horsepower – in this case, 1,200. Its engine (8.0 L (488 cu in) W16 quad-turbocharged) allows it to accelerate to 62 mph in only 2.8 seconds and reach its top speed of over 254 mph. According to its performances comes its price – $2.7 million.
Bugatti Veyron Super Sport (top speed – 269.86 mph)
Launched in 2011, the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport held the speed record until recently (2014) and is still by some considered the absolute king. It has been surpassed by our number one by only 0.63 mph, and this loss put it in the second place.
Bugatti Veyron Super Sport is a beautiful racing monster. Thanks to its 8.0 liter W16 engine, it can deliver 1,200 horsepowers. It takes only 2.4 seconds to go from 0 to 62 mph and its maximum speed is almost 270 mph. There is not much to say about the design – beautiful, elegant, sports car with an aerodynamic shape which adds to its speed and its appearances. It is a rare piece as well – only thirty were produced up until today, and to have it, you would have to pay an amazing $3.2 million (if it starts selling again, since it is sold out).
Hennessey Venom GT (top speed – 270.49 mph)
And finally we are here, at the first place, and you can see the world’s fastest car: Hennessey Venom GT. With an amazing speed of 270 mph it surpassed its precede Bugatti Veyron Super Sport and got here, at the top. And here is how they managed to do it.
The Hennessey Venom GT has a Twin Turbocharged 7.0l LSX V8 engine and a Ricardo 6-speed Manual transmission with 1,244 horsepowera, giving it the strength to reach 62 mph in only 2.4 seconds. It set the record in February last year at the Kennedy Space Center. It is actually a hand-built car, which is the reason it still isn’t accepted as the world’s fastest car by the Guinness Book of Records. Still, the numbers are here, and speaking of numbers – the price of this amazing vehicle goes from $6 up to $10 million…
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