There are so many ways to measure automobile’s excellence, but top speed is the one everybody secretly cares about the most. High speed truly a sensation in the modern generation.
These 10 cars are more than just fun, though, they’re the fastest production cars on the planet. The emphasis here is on “production” — racers and one-off custom jobs need not apply. We also tried to limit our selections for the fastest cars in the world to those with claimed top speeds that have been generally recognized as legitimate by the automotive media and sanctioning groups.
- Lamborghini Aventador
The Lamborghini Aventador can reach a speed of 220 mph, and go from 0 to 60 in 2.9 secs, according to CBS Miami. In addition to speed, the Aventador was recently named the best luxury car on the market by the high-class lifestyle magazine “The Robb Report.”
- Aston Martin one-77
British automaker Aston Martin is known for its style. But they’re no slouch in the speed department either. The Aston Martin One-77 can reach a speed of 220 mph, and go from 0 to 60 in 3.4 seconds with 750-horsepower in a V12 engine.
- Noble M600
Another British car designer makes the list in the eighth position. Though perhaps not as famous as Aston Martin, Noble Automotive makes up for their lack of recognition with pure horsepower. The Noble M600, seen here, can reach a speed of 225 mph, and go from 0 to 60 in 3.7 seconds.
- Gumpert Apollo
It was only a matter of time before a German company made the list. Gumpert might not be the first name that comes to mind when thinking about German automakers, but these specialty supercar stylists are only to make the list. The Gumpert Apollo, seen here, can reach a speed of 225 mph, and go from 0 to 60 in 3.0 seconds.
- Zenvo ST1
One doesn’t usually think of Scandinavia when talking about high-performance driving machines. But getting through this list may change your mind. Hailing from Denmark is the Zenvo ST1. The Zenvo ST1 can reach a speed of 233 mph, and go from 0 to 60 in 2.9 seconds.
- Koenigsegg CCX
Just a short hop north from Zenvo is the Swedish manufacturer Koenigsegg. These carmakers deal only in hyper-fast, hyper-expensive speed machines. The Koenigsegg CCX can reach a speed of 245 mph, and go from 0 to 60 in 3.2 seconds.
- 9ff GT9-R
One way to make a super-fast car is to take one that’s already zippy and improve on it. The Porsche 911 is a classic example of speed and style. German car tuning company 9ff took a 911 and made it even faster. The 9ff GT9-R can reach a speed of 257 mph, and go from 0 to 60 in 2.9 seconds.
- Koenigsegg Agera R
Koenigsegg against makes the list with another super-charged supercar. The Koenigsegg Agera R can reach a speed of 260 mph, and go from 0 to 60 in 2.9 seconds.
- Hennessey Venom GT
Another example of taking something that works and making it better. Houston, Texas-based car tuners Hennessey Performance Engineering took a (heavily modified) Lotus Exige chassis, threw in a (heavily modified) Corvette engine, and kept tweaking until they had the Venom GT. The Hennessey Venom GT can reach a speed of 260 mph, and go from 0 to 60 in 2.5 seconds.
- Bugatti Veyron Super Sport
We finish the list where we started: Italy. Bugatti is a brand synonymous with speed and style (and price). The fastest car in the world, Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, can reach a speed of 267 mph, and go from 0 to 60 in 2.4 seconds.