hile most of us can only dream of owning the fastest car in the world, some will do whatever it takes to possess the most powerful speed. So, how fast are the fastest cars in the world? Here are the 10 fastest street legal cars available on the market (production models, as opposed to concept or modified cars) measured by tested top speed (theoretical speeds do not
World's Fastest Cars:
1. Bugatti Veyron Super Sport: 267 mph,
0-60 in 2.4 secs. Aluminum, Narrow Angle 8 Liter W16 Engine with 1200
hp, base price is $2,400,000. Although the Bugatti Veyron lost the title
to SSC Ultimate Aero on March 2007, Bugatti challenge the record in
Germany on July 10, 2010 with the new 2010 Super Sport Version and the
Veyron once again claims the title of the fastest car in the world at
267 mph. The original Bugatti Veyron has a top speed of 253 mph, priced at $1,700,000 and equipped with 1001 hp.
#2 is a tie at 260 mph!
2. Hennessey Venom GT: 260 mph,
0-60 in 2.5 seconds, has a 6.2-liter LS9 Turbocharged V8 Twin Turbo V8
Engine producing 1200 hp, has a price tag of $950,000. The Venom GT has
yet to be tested and proven, but could possibly hit a top speed of 275
mph. This might just be the Veyron Super Sport's closest competitor!
2. Koenigsegg Agera R: 260 mph,
0-60 in 2.9 secs. 5.0-liter V8 Engine with twin turbo’s, housing 1099
hp. Base price is $1,600,000. If you're into snow sports, the Agera R
can be fitted with a Ski Box as well as winter tires, not that I would
take one on a ski trip or anything like that. While the Agera R has a
massive theoretical top speed, the current tested top speed is 260 mph.
Expect this snow car to be the Bugatti's arch enemy for the next 5
Also a tie for #3.
3. SSC Ultimate Aero: 257 mph,
0-60 in 2.7 secs. Twin-Turbo V8 Engine with 1183 hp, base price is
$654,400. Tested in March 2007 by Guinness World Records, The SSC
Ultimate Aero was the fastest car in the world from March 2007 to July
2010. On March 2011, the Koenigsegg Agera R also surpassed it, forcing
this American made car to the #3 spot. Shelby SuperCars will continue
their quest to reclaim the fastest car title, and their new SSC Tuatura might do the job (we'll just have to wait).
3. 9ff GT9-R: 257 mph, 0-60 in 2.9
secs. 4.0 Litre V6 Twin-Turbo Engine with 1120 hp, base price is
$695,000. Based on the Porsche 911, the 9ff GT9-R 1120 hp version is
limited to 20 units and the exterior may be modified to suit the owner.
4. Saleen S7 Twin-Turbo: 248 mph,
0-60 in 2.8 secs. Twin Turbo All Aluminum V8 Engine with 750 hp, base
price is $555,000. Smooth and bad-ass. It will make you want to show it
5. Koenigsegg CCX: 245 mph,
0-60 in 3.2 secs. 90 Degree V8 Engine 806 hp, base price is $545,568.
Made in Sweden, it is the older brother of the Agera R, only losing to 4
other supercars in the world.
6. McLaren F1: 240 mph,
0-60 in 3.2 secs. BMW S70/2 60 Degree V12 Engine with 627 hp, base
price is $970,000. The fastest car in the 20th century with doors that
looks like bat wings. Maybe Batman needs to order one and paint it black
7. Zenvo ST1: 233 mph, 0-60 in 2.9
secs. Twin-Charged 7.0 liter V8 Engine forging 1,104 hp. Base price:
$1,225,000. The first Supercar from Zenvo Automotive, a Danish sports
car company in pursuit of speed and perfection. This 100% Danish made
supercar is limited to 15 units and the company even promised "flying
doctors" to keep your baby functioning.
There is a tie for 8th place at 225 mph.
8. Gumpert Apollo: 225 mph,
0-60 in 3.0 secs, 4.2 liter V8 Engine that houses 650 hp. Base price:
$450,000. Gumpert claims that the Apollo was designed such that it could
drive upside-down in a tunnel with speeds at 190 mph or above. Of
course, no one has tested this yet.
8. Noble M600: 225 mph,
0-60 in 3.7 secs. Twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V8 Engine with 650 hp.
Base price is $330,000. The Noble M600 also happens to be a very cool
car. Its inconspicuous design sports a slender and contoured body which
does not scream out for attention at every second of the day.
There is a 3-way tie for #9!
9. Aston Martin One-77: 220 mph,
0-60 in 3.4 secs. 7.3 litre V12 Engine with 750 hp. Base price:
$1,850,000. The production of this is limited to 77, hence the name
One-77. This is beauty and power packed into One.
9. Ascari A10: 220 mph,
0-60 in 2.8 secs. 5.0 litre BMW V8 S62 Engine with 625 hp. Base price:
$650,000. The company planned to produce 50 of these supercars at its
factory in Banbury, England.
9. Lamborghini Aventador: 220 mph,
0-60 in 2.9 secs. V12 Engine with 700 hp, base price is $379,700.
According to Lamborghini, Aventador is the name of a Bull that entered
into battle at the Saragossa Arena on October 1993. This is the fastest
bull in the world!
We have another 3-way a tie for 10th place:
10. Pagani Zonda Cinque Roadster: 217 mph,
0-60 in 3.4 secs. Twin turbocharged AMG V12 engine that produces 678
hp. Base price is $1,850,000. The Pagani Zonda Cinque Roadster is a
limited-edition, with five ever produced. It is the quintessential
exotic and exclusive supercar.
10. Ferrari Enzo: 217 mph,
0-60 in 3.4 secs. F140 Aluminum V12 Engine with 660 hp, base price
is $670,000. Only 399 were ever produced; the price goes up every
time someone crashes.
10. Jaguar XJ220: 217 mph,
0-60 in 3.8 secs. Twin Turbo V6 Engine with 542 hp, base price was
$650,000. Made in 1992, this car still has what it takes to make the