Man, since time immemorial is always on a run to reach his/her destination quickly and without any kind of hurdles. For this purpose, he built the so-called cars which help in achieving the desired goal. With the advancements in the engines of the car and the introduction of aerodynamics and reduction of drag effect by replicating the design of an airplane man, has achieved that position where he can reach any place before time and hence eradicating the time allowance concept. Various cars are there which are driven by people of the world and they are segregated based on their engine power, weight, wheel diameter, chassis design, and material through which it is made and other factors. These factors together determine the efficiency and cost of the car. Now, coming to the point of categorizing these cars based on their speed then we have a few ones which are considered as the world’s fastest cars. Automakers have been racing to produce the fastest car in the world since the early days, but thorough documentation about this battle only goes back to the 1940s. The 1980s was the time when achievement in this genre was made by breaking the 200 mph record. Another record broken was in 2005 when the first car reached 250 mph.
List of Top 3 Cars in the World
The current car that broke the world record is Bugatti Chiron and its top speed as recorded is 304 mph (mile per hour).
A list of all the top cars in the world along with their details and specifications are given below:
Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+
This is the world’s fastest car ever built by the Bugatti people. Before this its previous sisters like Bugatti Veyron were amongst the world’s fastest cars but, this beast broke the 300 mph benchmark on August 02 2019 and the recorded speed was 304.7 mph. It was a breakthrough in the field of racing and also created a huge competition among the other key players in the car manufacturing industry. The name of this car is recorded in the Guineas World Book and the total number of cars produced is 30 in number.
Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ specifications are:
|Engine||quad-turbo, 8.0-liter W-16|
|Top speed:||304 mph|
|No. of cars produced till date||30|
Koenigsegg Agera RS:
This is regarded as the second-fastest car in the world with a top speed of 278 mph and was the fastest car in 2017. Due to the launch of the Bugatti Chiron this car lost its top position in the chart. Still, it has cool things in its kitty that makes this car unique. Some of its unique features include acceleration going from 0 to 200 mph and then coming back to 0 mph within seconds. Also, this car has an aesthetic beauty that makes it look different from other sports cars. The total number of cars that were manufactured were 25.
Koenigsegg Agera RS specifications are:
|Engine||twin-turbo, 5.0-liter V-8|
|Top speed:||278 mph|
|No. of cars produced till date||25|
Hennessey Venom GT:
This beast was made by the Hennessey Performance Engineering in the year. The car’s chassis is built using Lotus Elise/Exige chassis. The production era of this car was from the year 2011 to 2017 and the successor of this car after 2017 was named Hennessey Venom GT Spyder. Some cool things about this car are:
- Broke the record of Koenigsegg Agera R by reaching the acceleration of 0-200 mph at 14.51 seconds on January 21, 2013.
- Recorded a top speed of 265.57 mph at California Naval Air Station Lemoore on its 25th anniversary dated 25th March 2016.
- The body is made up of carbon fiber and the wheels are also carbon fiber ones.
The car was regarded as the world’s fastest car as it proved to achieve its top speed of 270.4 mph but failed to gain recognition due to its plying on a straight road and not on curved ones.
Hennessey Venom GT specifications are:
|Engine||twin-turbo, 7.0-liter V-8|
|Top speed:||270 mph|
|No. of cars produced till date||13|
There are many more cars which come under the list of world fastest cars and some of them are:
- Bugatti Veyron
- Mclaren Speedtail
- Saleen S7
- Koenigsegg Agera R
All these cars have outreached their capacity and have proven their best to top the charts. One main thing to note that to increase the speed we need to minimize the effect of drag and therefore should adopt the design of airplanes. Then only we can attain huge speed.
So, start exploring and keep driving!