If you think Lamborghini and Bugatti are the fastest cars then think again.
Ever since 1900 when Germany manufactured the first car specially made for racing, the world of sports cars has come a long way. Today, sports cars are the epitome of performance and efficiency. The bulky and masculine design are replaced by sleek and aerodynamic bodies, while the large inefficient engines are replaced by turbo charged efficient engines.
So, if Lamborghini and Bugatti aren’t the fastest, who is?
In this blog, we have listed 9 fastest cars in the world.
1. Devel Sixteen (563 km/h)
Devel Sixteen is a prototype hypercar developed by Devel motors with assistance from American and Italian engineers. This car was launched at the Dubai International Motor Show in 2017.
At the heart of the car is a 12.3 liter V16 engine. The 81mm quad turbos installed in this car further boost the torque and power figures to 5007hp and 5090 Nm of torque.
This car has a top speed of 563 km/h and holds the record for the fastest car in the world.
2. Koenigsegg Jesko Absolut (531 km/h)
This is the fastest car ever made by Koenigsegg. Unveiled in 2016, this car is still second fastest in the world. Each aspect of the car is built for a specific purpose to ensure minimum drag, high stability and extreme performance.
This car has a 5.0L twin turbo V8 engine. On paper, this might not sound impressive, but the engine is actually specialized. This engine has the world’s lightest crankshaft, weighing at approximately 12.5kg that allows for maximum efficiency out of this engine.
This car produces a maximum of 1500Nm of torque and 1280 horsepower. The top speed of this car is claimed to be 531 km/h.
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3. Hennessey Venom F5 (512 km/h)
Manufactured by Hennessey, Venom F5 is the third fastest car in the world. This American machine is named after tornado levels on the Fujita Scale. The Fujita scale is used to mark the intensity of tornadoes from F0-F5.
The car is powered by a 6.6L Fury twin turbocharged V8 engine located in the mid-rear of the car. Like all other sports cars, this too powers all four wheels of the car for maximum thrust and traction. This engine produces 1817hp and 1617 Nm of torque coupled with a 7-speed single clutch automated manual or 6-speed manual transmission.
The reason why this car is third on the world’s fastest cars list is due to the lightweight build of the car. This car only weighs 1360kg which means extraordinary weight to power ratio. Power to weight ratio of Hennessey Venom F5 is 1.34 hp/kg – that’s beyond impressive.
This car has a top speed of 512 km/h making it the third fastest car in the world in 2022.
4. SSC Tuatara (508 km/h)
This brutal machine is the result of a collaboration between Jason Castriota and SSC. Designed and manufactured by American automobile manufacturer SSC North America, this car is a marvel of automotive technology and engineering.
This car was powered by a 6.9 liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine producing 1350hp. This was replaced by a smaller and more efficient – 5.9 liter engine allowing upto 8800 rpms. Even with a smaller engine, Tuatara pushed 400 more hp, resulting in a total of 1750hp.
Top speed of SSC Tuatara is 508 km/h making it the fourth fastest car in the world in 2022.
5. Bugatti Bolide (500 km/h)
Bolide is French for “racing car.” Bugatti Bolide looks like a car from a movie which explains why it’s a track focused car. Bugatti Bolide was first revealed in the last quarter of 2020.
It has the famous W16 engine by Bugatti. According to Bugatti, Bolide is the last Bugatti with a W16 engine in it. It’s a 7993 cc engine producing 1578hp and 1600 Nm of torque.
The top speed of Bugatti Bolide is 500 km/h. This car achieved its top speed in just 20.1 seconds.
6. Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ (489 km/h)
Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ was the first to cross the 482.3 km/h barrier in 2019. And it was revolutionizing since it was the only car to achieve this milestone for the first time in history.
Like the Bolide, Bugatti Chiron also has a 7993cc W16 engine producing 1600hp and 1577Nm of torque.
The top speed of the Bugatti Chiron Super Sport is 489 km/h, making it the fifth fastest car in the world.
7. Hennessey Venom GT (435 km/h)
Venom GT made history when it became the fastest road-legal car to achieve 0-300 km/h in 13.63 seconds. Venom GT was responsible for breaking the previous record of Koenigsegg Agera R for fastest acceleration.
It uses a 7.0L twin turbo charged engine producing 1244hp and 1565.9 Nm of torque. Top speed of Hennessey Venom GT is 435km/h, making it the seventh fastest car in the world.
8. Bugatti Chiron (420 km/h)
Bugatti Chiron is the fastest production series inspired by Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo concept car. According to Bugatti, it can do 0-100 km/h in 2.4 seconds.
In addition to being one of the fastest, this car is perceived as a symbol of luxury and wealth. It’s using an 8.0L quad-turbo charged engine producing a power and torque output of 1500 hp and 1600Nm of torque. It has 100hp less than the Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ mentioned 6th on the list.
Chiron broke the world-record-setting test in 2017 by reaching 0-400km/h in 32.6 seconds. The top speed of this car is 420 km/h making it the 8th fastest car in the world.
9. McLaren Speedtail (402.3 km/h)
Speedtail is the fourth production car of Mclaren ultimate series after Senna, P1 and F1. It earned it’s fame through unique design with extended tail and engineering advancements like carbon fiber body, and seats integrated into the chassis.
McLaren Speedtail is using a 4.0L twin turbocharged V8 with parallel hybrid system. Due to this specialized configuration, Speedtail has a horsepower of 1035hp and 1150 Nm of torque.
According to McLaren, Speedtail has a top speed of 402.3 km/h making it the 9th fastest car in the world by McLaren in 2022.
These were the 9 fastest cars in the world.
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