Automakers have been racing to produce the fastest car in the world since the early days of the automobile, but thorough documentation about this battle only goes back to the 1940s.

SSC claims that the Tuatara will hit more than 330 mph, Until these cars go into production and their respective automakers document potential records, here’s a list of the ten fastest production cars in the world.

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10. SSC Ultimate Aero TT

Top Speed: 300 MPH
0-60: 9.9sec
Horsepower: 1,300 Horsepower
Torque: 1,004 Pound-Feet
Price: $2.25 Million

After 10 years, and multiple engine configurations, the SSC Ultimate Aero TT was fitted with a twin-turbocharged Corvette V8 capable of nearly 1,200 horsepower. This version established a Guinness World Record in 2007 when it averaged 256 mph on a closed course in Washington state. SSC has since started production of the Tuatara, with a claimed, and yet-to-be-confirmed, top speed of 300 mph.

9. Bugatti Chiron

Top Speed: 261 MPH
0-60: 2.3 Seconds
Horsepower: 1,479 Horsepower
Torque: 1,180 Pound-Feet
Price: $3 Million

Bugatti followed its top-speed record-shattering Veyron with the Bugatti Chiron in 2016. The updated W16 engine now made an incredible 1,479 horsepower, while top speed debuted at 261 mph. Sure that’s fast, but a special, previous version of the Veyron was still faster when the Chiron debuted.

8. Bugatti Veyron Super Sport

Top Speed: 267 MPH
0-60: 2.5 Seconds
Horsepower: 1,200 Horsepower
Torque: 1,106 Pound-Feet
Price: $3 Million

Bugatti’s Veyron Super Sport was produced in a limited run of just 30 units. The Super Sport has 184 more horsepower and improved aerodynamics compared to the standard Veyron, allowing it to hit 267 mph. This was enough to earn Veyron Super Sport a Guinness record as the world’s fastest production car in 2010.

7. Hennessey Venom GT

Top Speed: 270 MPH
0-60: 3.05 Seconds
Horsepower: 1,244 Horsepower
Torque: 1155 lb-ft
Price: $1.2 Million

The American-made Hennessey Venom GT is a low-volume supercar based on a Lotus Exige chassis. Comprehensively engineered to keep the 2,700-pound Venom as light as possible, the carbon-fiber bodied platform boasts an active aero system for high-speed stability. Fitted with a twin-turbocharged V8 engine, the rear-wheel-drive Venom develops up to 1,244 horsepower. That’s enough to get the Venom GT up to 270 mph.

6. Koenigsegg Agera R

Top Speed: 273 MPH
0-60: 2.9 Seconds
Horsepower: 1,140 Horsepower
Torque: 885.07 lb-ft
Price: $1.5 Million

Following up on his CC series, Koenigsegg debuted an all-new model in 2011, dubbed the Agera. A 5.0-liter modular Ford V8 engine, making 947 horsepower, delivered a top speed of 249 mph. But while the Agera topped out at 249 mph, the later Agera R, with improved power and aerodynamics, ran a certified top speed of 273 mph, making it the world’s fastest production car in 2011.

5. Koenigsegg Agera RS

Top Speed: 278 MPH
0-60: N/A
Horsepower: 1,341 Horsepower
Torque: 944 lb-ft
Price: $2.55 Million

Following the more is better mantra, Koenigsegg added more power and air-cheating wizardry to the Agera RS in 2015. Now sporting a 1,341 horsepower V8 engine and benefitting from reduced weight, the Agera RS achieved an average two-way speed of 278 mph in the Nevada desert.

4. Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+

Top Speed: 304 MPH
0-60: 2.3 Seconds
Horsepower: 1,600 Horsepower
Torque: 1,180 Pound-Feet
Price: $3.9 Million

Bugatti has figured out the formula for ultimate top speed… add horsepower, reduce mass, and tweak aerodynamics. The Chiron Super Sport 300+ features an 8-liter, quad-turbo, W16 engine boosted to 1,577 horsepower. Magnesium wheels and titanium exhaust help shed unnecessary mass. Combine the power increase and weight loss with revised aerodynamics, and the Super Sport 300+ is able to break through the hallowed 300 mph barrier, hitting a certified 304.7 mph.

3. Hennessey Venom F5

Top Speed: 311 MPH
0-60: 2.4 Seconds
Horsepower: 1,817 Horsepower
Torque: 1,193 Pound-Feet
Price: $1.8 Million

Under the hood of the Venom F5 is an American-made twin-turbocharged engine; the result? Nearly 2,000 horsepower. This gives the Venom F5 precisely what it needs to reach a top speed of 484 kilometres per hour (301 mph). Its acceleration is equally impressive, as it can accelerate from 0-100km/h or 0-60mph in less than two seconds.

Built to help Hennessey smash a world record it had previously broken with the GT, the F5 was amped up in style, exclusivity, price, and speed. Only 24 were made. The sticker price was 1.6 million dollars. The bright yellow carbon-fibre shell? Instantly iconic.

2. Koenigsegg Jesko Absolut

Top Speed: 330 MPH
0-60: N/A
Horsepower: 1,600 Horsepower
Torque: 1,106 Pound-Feet
Price: $2.8 Million

Thus far, it may seem that the race to determine the fastest car of 2021 has been mostly between two auto manufacturers: Bugatti and Hennessey. That makes sense. They’re both impeccably pedigreed houses, producing incredible cars just packed with raw power.

The Jesko Absolut reaches a top speed of 330mph (or 531km/h); the manufacturer has not released acceleration information – but with that type of top speed, it’s sure to be impressive.

1. SSC Tuatara

Top Speed: 330 MPH
0-60: 2.5 Seconds
Horsepower: 1,750 Horsepower
Torque: 1,280 Pound-Feet
Price: $1.9 Million

Breaking the 300-mph mark wasn’t enough for the folks at SSC, who began engineering their top-speed entry back in 2009. The Tuatara, named after a New Zealand lizard, features a sleek carbon fiber body. It’s powered by 5.9-liter flat-plane-crank V8 making 1,750 horsepower when run on E85 ethanol. Using a closed highway near Pahrump, Nevada, the SSC Tuatara managed a one-way run of 330 mph, despite tricky cross-winds. Combined with a previous run of 301 mph, the Tuatara’s two-way average, as certified by Guinness, is 316 mph, making it the fastest street-legal production car in the world. At least for now.

Devel Sixteen (Prototype)

Top Speed: 350 MPH
0-60: 1.8 Seconds
Horsepower: 5,007 Horsepower
Torque: 3,757 pound-feet
Price: $2 Million

We’ve come to it: The fastest car of 2021, an almost unheard-of amount of power and speed from the Devel Sixteen – a car that seeks to smash all of the current records it faces. With a claimed top speed of 347mph (or 550+km/h), the Devel Sixteen stares down the next speed standard: 350 miles per hour.

First debuted years ago, the Devel Sixteen boast stats that have had the automotive world whispering, mystified, as we wait for production: It has an incredible 5,007 horsepower, an 81mm Quad Turbo 12.3L V16 engine, and a general ‘inquire for price’, intriguing aura constantly surrounding it. This car is certainly one to keep an eye out for in 2021, as what we do know about it signals that it’ll be the car to beat if its stats are confirmed.

The Devel Sixteen remains in development at the time of publishing this ranking. The brand’s claimed top speed hasn’t been confirmed yet.


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