The Top 10 Fastest Cars in the World

Ever wondered what the fastest cars ever produced are? Here is a list of the Top 10 Fastest Cars, all boasting speeds in excess of 300km/h – some more than 400km/h – and all with an equally astonishing price tag. They are amazing feats of style, mechanics and engineering. Needless to say, car servicing will take on a whole new dimension with these bad boys!

1.Bugatti Veyron Super Sport
This beast can lay claim to being the fastest car in the world. It boasts a top speed of 427km/h and can go from 0-100km/h in a staggering 2.4 seconds. This is all thanks to an 8-litre engine that produces a mind-numbing 1200 horsepower. The cost – a bank-busting US$2.4m.

Hennessey Venom GT

Hennessey Venom GT

2.Hennessey Venom GT and Koenigsegg Agera R
This is a tie, with the Koenigsegg nudging the speedo at 416km/h. The Hennessey can go from 0-100km/h in 2.5 seconds thanks to its 6.2-litre turbocharged twin turbo V8 that produces 1200hp. It has a price tag of $US950,000. The Koenigsegg boasts a 0-100km/h time of 2.9 seconds and comes courtesy of a 5.0-litre V8 with twin turbos producing 1099hp. It costs $US1.6m.

SSC  Ultimate Aero

SSC Ultimate Aero

3.SSC Ultimate Aero
With a name like this you would think the Aero could fly. And with a top speed of 411km/h, there’s every chance all you would have to do is add wings and it would take off. The twin turbo V8 produces 1183hp and can rocket this $US650,000 beast from 0-100km/h in 2.7 seconds. The Aero was actually the fastest car in the world from March 2007 to July 2010.

Saleen S7

Saleen S7

4.Saleen S7
It’s amazing that 396km/h will only get you into fourth place. The twin turbo produces 750hp and propels the S7 from 0-100km/h in 2.8 seconds. It has a base price of US$555,000.

Koenigsegg CCX

5.Koenigsegg CCX
This is the Agera R’s older brother. The Swedish-made rocket can reach 392km/h and goes from 0-100km/h in 3.2 seconds. It has an 806hp V8 and costs US$545,000.

McLaren F1

McLaren F1

6.McLaren F1
This was the fastest car of the 20th Century with a top speed of 384km/h and 0-100km/h time of 3.2 seconds. It cost US$970,00 and has a 627hp V12 engine.

Gumpert Apollo
7.Gumpert Apollo
An unusual name, but who cares when it can hurtle down the road at 358km/h and go from 0-100km/h in 3 seconds? The 4.2-litre V8 produces 650hp and the base model will set you back a cool US$450,000.

Noble-M600

8.Noble M600
This cool car has a top speed of 356km/h and its twin turbo 4.4-litre V8 produces 650hp, enabling it to go from 0-100km/h in 3.7 seconds. The base price is US$330,000.

Ascari A10

Ascari A10

9.Ascari A10
Only 50 of these are planned to be made at the company’s English factory. It boasts a top speed of 352km/h, a 0-100km/h time of just 2.8 seconds and it has a 5.0-litre BMW V8 at its heart. The cost: US$650,000.

Lamborghini Aventador

10.Lamborghini Aventador, Pagani Zonda and Cinque Roadster Ferrari Enzo
This a 347km/h three-way tie between the Lamborghini Aventador (0-100km/h in 2.9 seconds, 700hp V8 engine, US$379,700); Pagani Zonda Cinque Roadster (0-100km/h in 3.4 seconds, 678hp twin turbo AMG V12 engine, cost US$1,85m); and the Ferrari Enzo (0-100km/h in 3.4 seconds, 660hp V12 Engine, cost US$670,000).

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