Top 5 Fastest Cars In The World For 2021

Let me ask you a question! When was the last time you heard about Fastest cars in the word?

We all love supercars and wish to own once in life, isn’t?

They are blazing sharp, fast and probably made for auto enthusiasts only. Well, I’m talking about the fastest cars in the world. We all probably agree that they are more than a combination of mechanical components.

Enthusiasts all around the world call them love and are extremely crazy about how these supercars accelerate and play around science.  

Today, we live in an era which is surrounded by supercars and bikes. Auto manufacturers are fighting their own battle just to own the record to the fastest car in the World or probably on the planet Earth. And, I’m not kidding at all.

I have penned down the craziest and updated list of the fastest cars in the world. Except for the top speed, you will also get to know the engine specifications, dimensions, and most important – updated price. So, without wasting time let’s jump to the list of craziest and the fastest street-legal cars in the world. Shall we?

List Of Top 5 Fastest Cars In The World 2021

Here’s the list of latest fastest cars in the world. This list includes 4 different supercar manufacturers with Model name and the top speed.

ModelTop speed
Hennessey Venom GT270.4 mph
Koenigsegg Agera RS 277.8 mph
SSC Tuatara300 mph (claimed)
Hennessey Venom F5 301 mph
Bugatti Chiron Modified 304.77 mph

5. Hennessey Venom GT: 270.4 mph

Fifth fastest car in the list is the Venom GT. The supercar is designed and developed by Hennessy Performance in Texas, USA. This is not only the fastest supercar form the manufacturer that broken speed record. Well, we have its sibling too. You will get to know late…

Hennessy Venom GT has broken the world speed record back on March 25, 2016. The top speed was tested on the occasion of company’ 25th anniversary at California’ Naval Air station. And guess what? Venom did break. The supercar recorded a top speed of 270.479 mph (435.29 km/h).

Hennessey Venom GT

Well, wait! Records don’t stop here. Before setting this world speed record, the Venom GT claimed the Guinness World Record for the fastest road-legal car in the world. This record was set on January  21, 2013. The American supercar recorded 0 – 300 km/h in just 13.63 seconds whereas 0 – 322 km/h came under 14.51 seconds.

So, how Hennessey Venom GTis broke two-records simultaneously?

Hennessey as a brand is known for its range of custom and performance vehicles. Let’s see what they tweaked in Venom GT!

Engine – The Hennessey has used a customised Lotus motor engine. This mid-mounted 7.0 L V8 engine boasts a maximum power of 1,244 hp & 1,566 Nm of max torque.

Aerodynamics – Since the supercar is based on the Lotus Elise. The manufacturer has modified the whole structure from scratch just to dominate aerodynamics. Everything from the roof, doors, side panels, cockpit, flooring, and etc has reworked to make the Venom GT as light-weight as possible. Resultant, the GT has a curb weight of 1,244 kg which is equivalent to any 1.2-litre class sedan.

With that mechanical stuff, the GT also gets an aero system with self-adjusting rear wing to keep it stick with the road.

Weight – After all custom-build solution, the Hennessey’ engineers got a good achievement to reduce the weight of Venom GT. The manufacturer has saved lots of weight during the customization. It gets full carbon-fibre body and wheels, light-weight cockpit design and equipment, and more. Combing all of the efforts, Venom GT measures 1,244 kg only (curb weight).

Tyres – Body, engine & transmission were on their place. Now the manufacturer needed a great set of tyres that will help to address challenges during the world speed record. Michelin, as one of the best tyre manufacturer in the world, helped Hennessey. Both the manufacturer designed and developed a good set of Michelin Pilot 2 tyres.

Hennessey Venom GT Top Speed & Acceleration

Top Speed 270.479 mph
0-60 mph 2.7 seconds
0-100 mph                5.6 seconds
0-300 km/h 13.63 seconds – Guinness World Record
0-200 mph 14.51 seconds – Hypercar World Record

Looks like the manufacturers has worked hard in weight reduction. Resultant, the Hennessy Venom GT has an amazing acceleration of 0-60 under 2.7 seconds. When it comes to 0-100 mph, the supercar behaves like an anti-continental missile and does it under 5.6 seconds. Except that top speed record, the car owns a Guinness World Record for the fastest acceleration and a Hypercar World Record to cover 0-200 mph under 14.51 seconds. Did I tell that Venom can sprint up to 270.49 mph?

Hennessey Venom GT Top Engine Specs

Engine 7.0 L V8 Twin-Precision Turbochargers
Displacement 7,000 cc
Power output 1,244 hp @6000 rpm
Torque output 1,566 Nm @4,400 rpm
Transmission 6-Speed Ricardo manual transmission
Drive Type RWD

Mechanically, the Hennessy Venom GT comes powered by a big 7.0 L V8 petrol engine. Twin-turbo helps 8-engine blocks to suck a massive amount of air for the combustion. This good combination helps to get a power output of 1,244 hp of max power and 1,566 Nm of peak torque. Unfortunately, the Venom GT doesn’t get any electronic gizmos in transmission of power. It still works on a 6-speed manual transmission system. Being one of the fastest cars in the world, I’m wondering how capable is Venom GT is who had tried to compete with Bugatti that offers tons of electronic aids.

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Hennessey Venom GT Dimensions

Length 4,655 mm
Width 1,960 mm
Height 1,135 mm
Wheelbase 2,800 mm
Weight 1,244 kg (curb weight)

Considering the weight of the Venom GT, it feels like a full-toned body of a muscle guy. It measures 4,655mm, 1,960mm, and 1.135mm in LxWxH respectively. The supercar has a wheelbase of 2,800 mm which is larger than the successor Venom F5.

Hennessey Venom GT Price

You won’t’ believe, the company has manufactured only 3 units of Venom GT “World Fastest Editon”. The vehicle was priced at $1.25 million only. And guess what? All of them were sold at the spot.

4. Koenigsegg Agera RS: 277.8 mph

Koenigsegg Agera RS is the next car in the battlefield to become the fastest car in the world.

The sports car has already beaten many rivals as eligibility criteria to become the contestant in the list of fastest cars in the world. Yes, it’s a production-ready Koenigsegg. But what does this mean? In short, it’s a street-legal supercar that you can manoeuvre in streets or propel it on highways.

Koenigsegg Agera RS

Talking of speed records, the Koenigsegg Agera RS was driven by Niklas Liljia. He is the official factory driver of Koenigsegg. Last, when recorded, the official speed record of 277.8mph was made on November 4th in Nevada, USA.

So, how did Koenigsegg Agera RS reach 277.8 mph milestone?

Let’s discuss thing in bit brief, shall we?

Engine – The Koenigsegg Agera RS features an upgraded motor which propels 1,360 hp. Whereas, the stock version comes fitted with 1,160 hp motor.

Aerodynamics – The manufacture has put full efforts to make this super sports car sharp as a turbine blade. On the other side, Agera RS got a dynamic active rear wing, active independent front flaps and whopping downforce of 485 Kg at 250 km/h.

Weight – One of the most important aspect while designing a sports car. So, Koenigsegg motor has worked aggressively to maintain a perfect power to weight ratio. Saying of weight, the supercar weighs around 1395 Kg (dry weight)

Tyres – Just like any other performance car Agera RS also comes fitted with a set of Michelin Pilot Super Sport tyres. These set of tyres helps the Agera to accelerate better in straight lines, tackle corners, dissipating heat, and most important braking.

Koenigsegg Agera RS Top Speed & Acceleration

Top Speed 277.8 mph
0-62 mph 2.9 seconds
0-124 mph 6.9 seconds
0-186 mph 12.3 seconds
0-400 mph 24 seconds

No doubt, Koenigsegg motors has established a benchmark in the list of fastest cars in the world. The Koenigsegg Agera RS sprints 0-62 mph in just 2.9 seconds which is followed by 0-124 mph under 6.9 seconds. Coming to the real query, what’s the top speed? So, according to the company, Koenigsegg Agera RS has a verified top speed of 277.8 mph or 447.19 km/h. This speed is an average run on both directions of the circuit.

What if Koenigsegg tries in a single direction only?

Yes, just like Bugatti achieved with Chiron long-tail model, Koenigsegg recorded the highest speed of 457.94 km/h (284.55 mph).

That’s not all, the supercar has recorded 0-400-0 km/h run under 33.29 seconds. Isn’t that amazing?

Koenigsegg Agera RS Engine Specs

Engine Twin-Turbo, 5.0L, V8
Displacement 5000 cc
Power output 1,360 hp @7,800 rpm
Torque output 1,280 Nm @4,100 rpm
Transmission 7-Sped paddle-shift with Auto
Drive Type RWD

Have you noticed something? Koenigsegg Agera RS’ engine capacity is way less as compared to a rival like Bugatti, and etc. Hats-off to the engineering team of Koenigsegg, they have made a supercar with a V8 motor that almost competes with World’s fastest car. What do you think? Comment down below!

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The Koenigsegg Agera RS comes bolted with a 5.0 L, V8, twin-turbo petrol engine. The small yet furious engine has been updated form stock model and now generates a whopping 1,360 hp of power and a good 1,280 Nm of max. torque. This engine weighs only 189 Kg only that make this car super quick and helps to maintain an excellent power-to-weight ratio.

That’s not all, there is a host of electronics to make sure that everything works in sync.

Koenigsegg Agera RS Dimensions

Length 4,293 mm
Width 2,050 mm
Height 1,120 mm
Wheelbase 2,662 mm
Weight 1,395 kg (curb weight)

Although the sports car shares most of the chassis form his elder bother Agera R, there are few changes in dimension. Like, width, height and weight have been changed to 2.050 mm, 1,120 mm and 1,395 mm. Whereas, length remains the same to 4,293 mm.

Koenigsegg Agera RS Price

Limited things come expensive. Well, this applies to Agera RS too. The sports car comes with a base or starting price of $2.5 million. According to the manufacturer, this crazy beast is limited to 25 units only in which 10 are pre-sold. Each car will be tailored made that makes Koenigsegg Agera RS even more special.

3. SSC Tuatara: 300 mph (claimed)

I’m pretty sure that most of the car enthusiasts are aware of SSC also known as Shelby Supercars. The manufacturer came into spotlight when they build their first speed record by Ultimate Aero.

Soon after, Bugatti Veyron beat the record by reaching 267.856 mph and became the fastest car in the world. But race never ends, this time they have levelled-up the game and built even faster supercar know as Tuatara.

SSC Tuatara

The name “Tuatara” has been taken form a lizard found in New Zealand. Here, the manufacturer resembles with the fastest evolving DNA of these reptiles and since the Ultimate Aero, SSC is evolving their Supercars like no-end.  

Just like the previous record, the manufacturer will try to beat another world speed record and become the fastest car on the Earth. As of now, the company has a top speed goal of 300 mph or 482.8 km/h.

So, how Shelby Supercars is so confident to reach a top speed of 300 mph or 482.8 km/h?

Shelby is a well-known brand for their performance cars and engines and they consistently working on them since 1998. Let’s see what they got!

Engine – The hypercar comes fitted with a V8, twin-turbo Nelson Racing Engine. This small yet powerful engine propels 1,750 hp & 1,350 Nm of peak torque up to redline.

Aerodynamics – SCC has done incredible things around car dynamics and outperformed every supercar. First, the Tuatara has the lowest drag of 0.279 as compared to Chiron that has 0.36 and Koenigsegg Agera RS on the other side offers 0.33. Things don’t stop here, the hypercar has a rear static winglets, side-mounted buttresses, forward static wing and a rear active wing. Combining all of them, the SSC Tuatara gets unmatched aerodynamics with precise downforce to tackle top speed stress.

Weight – The hypercar weighs only 1,347 kg. Well, wait! It pumps out 1,750 hp so that’s more power than the weight of the Tuatara. This is insane and most probably the best power to weight ratio road-legal supercar in the world.

Tyres – Just like the Bugatti, the manufacturer has picked the Michelin Pilot Ultra Sport PS2-F1 cup 2 tyres for Tuatara. The front 245/35 and rear 345/25 tyres are made up of a combination of carbon fibre, steel and other high-performance material.

SSC Tuatara Top Speed & Acceleration

Top Speed 300 mph (claimed)
0-62 mph 2.5 seconds (claimed)
0-124 mph 6.9 seconds (claimed)

This is not the first time SCC Tuatara is claiming any top speed. The manufacturer has claimed it before when they did break world speed record with Ultimate Aero. In case of Tuatara, the company claims a god acceleration of 0-62 mph in just 2.5 seconds with a good top speed of 300 mph.

SSC Tuatara Engine Specs

Engine 5.9L, V8 Twin-Turbo Nelson Racing
Displacement 5,900 cc
Power output 1,750 hp @8000 rpm
Torque output 1,280 Nm @6,800 rpm
Transmission 7-Speed semi-automatic with robotic manual shifting mechanism
Drive Type RWD

In terms of mechanical, the SCC has partnered with Nelson Racing Engines and designed a special V8 Twin-Turbo (dual injector/cylinder) petrol engine. This super-compact engine belts out 1,750 hp of power and 1,280 Nm of peak torque.

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Power is sent to the rear set of carbon-fibre wheels via a 7-speed semi-automatic transmission mechanism. According to the manufacturer, the turbochargers used in Tuatara has no lag. Turbo lag is one of the problem that automobile manufacturers face but seems like SSC got the solid solution.

Note: The engine performance is dependent on fuel quality. The SCC recommends 91 OCT.

SSC Tuatara Dimensions

Length 4,633 mm
Width 2,065 mm
Height 1,067 mm
Wheelbase 2,672 mm
Weight 1,347 kg (curb weight)

At first glance, the SCC Tuatara looks huge. The Tuatara measures 4,633 mm in length which is larger than Koenigsegg Agera RS. Width and height are 2,065 mm and 1,067 mm respectively. The hypercar has a wheelbase of 2,672 mm and weighs 1,347 mm.

SSC Tuatara Price

The Shelby Supercars has planned to make 100 units and will serve on first come first basis. According to SCC press release, the Supercar Tuatara is priced at $1.3 million only and the owner will be able to customize every single detail in it.

2. Hennessey Venom F5: 301 mph

Next fastest supercar in the list is the Hennessey Venom F5. To give you a brief about the manufacturer, Hennessy is an American car tuning and modifying company. The company was founded by John Hennessey in 1991 and headquartered in Texas, USA.

Coming back to Venom F5, Hennessey Venom F5 is one of the fastest American sports cars. The sports car is a deadly combination of power to weight ratio. You won’t the believe output numbers that Venom F5 puts on the table!

Hennessey Venom F5

According to the manufacturer, the sports car is capable to accelerate from 0 to 186 mph in under 10 seconds. That’s not all, the Venom F5 has touched 301 mph mark in the speed test performed in Kennedy Space Center circuit.

So, how did Hennessey Venom F5 reach 301 mph milestone? Let’s jump straight to the facts, shall we?

So, this is not the first time Hennessy was experimenting with speed. The company has modified and tuned several car brands like Ferrari, Lamborghini, Dodge, and etc. But Venom F5 was something different and much advanced, so let’s check how did Hennessy managed to be one of the fastest cars in the world, shall we?

Engine – A round of applause for this kind of performance engineering done by the manufacturer. The Engineers at Hennessy designed an ultra-light engine and gearbox. This small, light yet power-pack engine is capable to churn an amazing power of 1,600 bhp of power and that too with a V8 only. Impressive, isn’t?

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Aerodynamics – Although the sports car is based on Lotus Exige, the manufacturer has reworked on the body/chassis to make it stiffer and aerodynamically efficient. The company has tuned different aspects including full carbon-fibre chassis, an excellent power to weight ratio that helped this sports car to achieve this speed record.

In addition, the sports car comes paired with an active rear wing which is a rare functionality in a Hennessey. The American fastest sports car develops a god number of drag-coefficient drag of 0.33.

Did you know?
Hennessy Venom is quicker than a Formula 1 car.

Weight – Maintaining a good power to weight ratio was tough, but somehow Hennessy managed and designed a supercar that stands among the list of fastest cars in the world or on the planet. To be precise, the sports car weighs 1,338 kg including all fluids. Also, this lightweight gives Venom F5 an amazing power to weight of 1,196 hp/ton.

Tyres – Thanks to Michelin, the sports car utilises Pilot Sport Cup 2 type tyres. These specially designed tyres are capable to run at a max speed of 511 km/h. So, no doubt about the performance at all. That’s not all, these set of tyres also helps Brembo to brake in certain place with a good potential of stopping the sports car.

Hennessey Venom F5 Top Speed & Acceleration

Top Speed 301 mph
0-62 mph 2.7 seconds
0-124 mph 6.9 seconds
0-186 mph <10 seconds
0-400 mph 20 seconds

My first impression when I got to know the top speed of Venom F5 was OMG. This car is insane and did you see that 301 mph? It’s a roaring rival for the long-tail Bugatti Chiron.

Coming back to speed record, the Hennessey Venom F5 has a claimed top speed of 301 mph. That’s not all, the sports car is capable to hit 0 to 62 mph in just 2.7 seconds while 0 to 400 mph comes as quick as 20 seconds. Isn’t that incredible? I think some big car manufacturer can learn something from Hennessey engineering.

 Hennessey Venom F5 Engine Specs

Engine 7.6 L Twin-Turbo, V8 Engine 
Displacement 7,600 cc
Power output 1,600 hp @7,200 rpm
Torque output 1,763 Nm @4,400 rpm
Transmission 7-Sped single clutch, semi-automatic or 6-speed manual system
Drive Type RWD

Another engineering marvel, isn’t? Hennessey seems aggressive to grab the record to be the fastest production car in the world. Because, the way they are working on their engines and performance, I don’t think the world record is too far.  

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The Hennessey Venom F5 is powered by a 7.6 L Twin-Turbo V8 petrol motor that churns out a massive 1,600 hp of power and a homogenous 1,763 Nm of max torque. This power is sent to the rear set of wheels via a 7-speed single-clutch semi-auto transmission or the buyer also gets an option to pick a 6-speed manual transmission.

 Hennessey Venom F5 Dimensions

Length 4,666 mm
Width 1,961 mm
Height 1,135 mm
Wheelbase 2,799 mm
Weight 1,338 kg (includes all fluids)

Note: Notice: Given number can be varied for Hennessey Venom F5

The manufacturer has tried to keep the car as compact as possible. As you can see, it measures 4,666 mm in length making it shorter than Bugatti Chiron, 1,135 mm in height and 2,799 mm in wheelbase. Talking of overall weight, so the Venom F5 weighs 1,338 kg inclusive all kinds of fluids.

Hennessey Venom F5 Price

Venom F5 will be available at first come first serve basis. According to the manufacturer, the base price of Venom F5 will start at $1.6 million. Although, the company has planned to build 24 units only.

1. Bugatti Chiron Modified: 304.77 mph

The first fastest production car in Throttlebias’ list is none other than a Bugatti. The sports car has claimed a top speed of 304.7 mph on August 2, 2019. Yes, they did it again, except that the car has received tons of design, mechanical and cosmetic changes.

The speed test was performed by Andy Wallace in Ehra-Lessien, a high-speed track situated in Lower Saxony, Germany.

So, how did they achieve this world speed record?

As I discussed above, the manufacturer has fine-tuned a few things. So, let’s discuss them bit-by-bit.

Bugatti Chiron Modified

Lighter – This is one of the most important factors in achieving speed records. To do so, Bugatti had removed the passenger seats, rear wing aka air brakes and all electronics monitoring devices.

Aero-modifications – If you look closer you will see that this is not an ordinary model of Chiron. Yes, the manufacturer has performed some design changes. Like, this particular Chiron model is 25 cm longer, gets a new exhaust-pipes design, and etc. This modification has enabled to reduce the overall drag force and increase in efficiency of the supercar.

Power – This is the heart of any supercar. The manufacturer has upgraded this W16 to 1,578 bhp.

Tyres – They have always been an important factor in top speeds. Usually, the manufacturer uses Michelin Piot tyres to tackle high-speed situations but this time things had to perform beyond performance. The Michelin developed a special set of tyres to cope with this situation. The manufacturer redesigned and reinforced the tyre with the use of carbon-fibre and steel. Noticeably, every single detail was x-rayed to make sure that a micro part of the Pilot tyre is in align with the mission.

Bugatti Chiron Modified Top Speed & Acceleration

Top Speed 304.77 mph
0-62 mph 2.4 seconds
0-124 mph 6.1 seconds
0-186 mph 12.1 seconds
0-400 mph 32.6 seconds

The Bugatti Chiron has established a top speed of 304.773 mph or to make it look more aggressive 490.48 kmph, that’s Incredible. This speed was recorded on a 3-lane, 21-kilometre high-speed track in Germany. In terms of acceleration, the long-tail Chiron is capable to touch 0-62 mph under 2.4 seconds. Whereas, 0-124 mph comes in just 6.1 seconds followed by 0-186 mph in 12.1 seconds, and so on.

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PS: Andy Wallace covered 136 metres in one second.

Notice: Given number can be varied for Modified Chiron*

Bugatti Chiron Modified Engine Specs

Engine W16 (Retuned)
Displacement 8000 cc
Power output 1,600 hp @6,700 rpm
Torque output 2,000 Nm @6,000 rpm
Transmission 7-Speed DSG
Drive Type AWD

In mechanical, the manufacturer has tweaked the engine. Now, with this modified version, the Bugatti Chiron pops out almost 1,600 hp of power which is nearly 100 hp more than the regular Chiron. The torque delivery is still the same, it belts 2,000 Nm that goes straight to all wheels via a 7-speed DSG dual-clutch gearbox.

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Notice: Given number can be varied for Modified Chiron*

Bugatti Chiron Modified Dimensions

Length Long-tail version of stock model
Width 2,038 mm
Height 1,212 mm
Wheelbase 2,711 mm
Weight Lighter than a stock model

As we have discussed above, the manufacturer has redesigned the bodywork. Resultant, the sports car has gone under few-dimensional changes. For instance, the length & weight of the Modified Chiron has changed. Now, the rear ends up with a long-tail. Whereas, the width, height & wheelbase of the modified Chiron remains the same which is 2.038 mm, 1,212 mm, and 2,711 mm respectively.

Notice: Given number can be varied for Modified Chiron* except width, height and wheelbase of a super sports car.

Bugatti Chiron Modified Price

To celebrate this victory, Bugatti has launched a special edition of Chiron Super Sport 300+. The supercar will be limited to 30 units only with starting price of 3.2 million euros. The deliveries are expected to start in mid-2021.

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FAQs

Which is the fastest quarter-mile car in the word?

According to the Throttlebias, Dodge Challenger SRT Demon is the fastest quarter-mile car. In mid of 218, the muscle car made this acceleration record of 253.3 km/h in just 9.65 seconds.

How fast is the fastest car in the world?

It’s beyond your imagination. Yes, the fastest car in the world has a top speed of 304.7 mph or you can say 490.4 km/h. Usually, at this speed aeroplane flies in the air.

What you think will be the next fastest car in the world?

Well, as the competition is at its peak. I think Koenigsegg will launch the again become the fastest car. It can be Jesko or Agera updated version.

Which is the fastest accelerating car in the world?

With an astonishing time of 2.3 seconds, Ariel Atom 500 is the first fastest accelerating car in the world. Whereas, Dodge Challenger SRT Demon also does in the same time. Although, this was the record for 0-62mph.

Is the Bugatti the fastest car on the Earth?

Bugatti has always been in the list of fastest cars in the world. Recently, the supercar manufacturer has hit another milestone in the field of world speed records. You can read more about that…

What are top brands in the list of fastest cars in the world?

This list includes car brands like Bugatti, Hennessey, Koenigsegg, and etc.

What are the fastest production cars?

One of the major difference in production and non-production cars is the rate of manufacturing. This list of fastest cars in the world includes one of them.

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