For thrill seekers, acceleration and speed can be a hugely satisfying experience. If you belong to that tribe, it is likely that driving the fastest cars in the world will be on your wish list. To understand your available options, here’s a quick overview of the top five fastest cars in the world.
Bugatti Chiron – Launched in 2016, Bugatti Chiron worked as a replacement for the Veyron. While Chiron utilizes the quad-turbo W-16 engine of Veyron, its power and torque output has been increased to 1,479 hp and 1,600 Nm. Bugatti Chiron has a rated top speed of 261 mph, which is approximately 420 kmph. The car can go from 0 to 100 kmph in just 2.4 seconds. For buying Bugatti Chiron, you will need USD 3 million.
Bugatti Veyron Super Sport – The most powerful variant of Veyron, the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport has a top speed of 268 mph (~ 431 km/h). It has the same engine as standard Veyron, but has been tuned to deliver higher power of 1,184 hp. Accelerating from 0 to 100 kmph takes 2.5 seconds. The car is priced at USD 2.7 million.
Hennessey Venom GT – Launched in 2011, Hennessey Venom GT has a top speed of 270 mph (434.5 kmph). The car’s top speed was recorded in 2014 in Florida during its run at the Kennedy Space Center’s shuttle landing strip. Under the hood, the car packs in a twin-turbo, 7.0-liter LS7 V-8 engine from General Motors, delivering 1,244 hp and 1,566 Nm torque. It can reach 0 to 100 kmph in 3.05 seconds. Venom GT is available at a starting price of USD 1.2 million.
Koenigsegg Agera RS – The most powerful Agera model, the Agera RS registered a top speed of 278 mph (~ 447 kmph) in 2017. Agera RS was discontinued in 2018 and was replaced with Jesko in 2019. The car had max power output of 1,341 hp. It could reach 0 to 100 kmph in 2.8 seconds. While the car has been discontinued, it still holds several records. Its last price was USD 2.5 million.
Bugatti Chiron Super Sport – Not satisfied with the standard Chiron, Bugatti created a beast called Chiron Super Sport that has a top speed of 304 mph (~ 489 kmph). The car utilizes Centodieci’s engine that has been tweaked to deliver a staggering 1,578 hp. Bugatti Chiron Super Sport can reach 0 to 100 kmph in 2.6 seconds. It is also the costliest car in this group, priced at USD 3.8 million.
While speed can be exciting, you should always follow the policy of ‘safety first’. Remember that if you drive rashly or do not follow traffic rules, you could end up hurting yourself and others on the street. So, do follow your passion for fast cars, but always make it a point to follow safety and driving guidelines.