Racing Legends
Breaking speed barriers has always been a pursuit cherished by humanity, and for production sports cars, top speed represents performance and brand strength.
Here are some of the fastest cars ever produced in human history that can legally run on public roads. Let's take a look at who they are!
1. Hennessey Venom GT
If you're someone who goes strictly by the book, then in your world, the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport must be the fastest car on Earth. However, if you can accept real-world one-way testing (not Guinness records), then the Hennessey Venom GT, with its top speed of 435 kilometers per hour, is truly deserving of the title!
2. Bugatti
In 2010, Bugatti took the Veyron to Volkswagen's test track, achieving a top speed of 431.07 kilometers per hour, a record also certified by the Guinness World Records.
3. Chiron
Powered by an 8.0-liter W16 engine, the Chiron can generate 1479 horsepower and 1180 pound-feet of torque. Its top speed reaches up to 420 kilometers per hour.
4. Koenigsegg Agera RS
To put it simply, just remember these numbers. The ultimate version, the Aero TT, can reach a top speed of 257.41 miles per hour, approximately 414 kilometers per hour. Moreover, SSC claims it can ultimately reach a speed of 439 kilometers per hour.
5. The 9ff GT9-R
Germans are never absent from the list of the fastest cars. The 9ff GT9-R is their masterpiece. With 1120 horsepower, this car reached a top speed of 408 kilometers per hour in 2008.
6. Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300
Like the Veyron Super Sport, this dedicated speed machine is limited to just 30 units. British racing driver Andy Wallace achieved a speed of 304.773 miles per hour at Volkswagen's Ehra-Lessien test track.
The Chiron's quad-turbocharged W16 engine, appropriately dubbed "Thor," produces 1578 horsepower, setting records. It comes equipped with a new gearbox with longer gear ratios and front and rear bumpers optimized for high-speed driving.
Due to Bugatti's commitment to no longer pursue production car speed records, there are several potential successors, such as the SSC Tuatara and Hennessey Venom F5, whose manufacturers claim their machines can offer even higher speeds.
7. Hennessey Venom F5
Unlike its predecessor based on the Lotus Elise, the Hennessey Venom F5 is a custom-built model, a first for the Anglo-American resource company.
The F5 features a carbon fiber body and a twin-turbocharged 6.6-liter V8 engine capable of producing a maximum output of 1817 horsepower. With a gearbox weighing 1193 pound-feet, the F5 accelerates from 0 to 250 miles per hour in just 15.5 seconds.
8. Koenigsegg Jesko Absolut
The Koenigsegg Jesko Absolut is the latest masterpiece from Swedish supercar manufacturer Koenigsegg. It adopts a completely new design philosophy and engineering technology aimed at achieving ultimate speed performance. Powered by a 5.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine, it delivers over 1600 horsepower.
Its design aims to minimize aerodynamic drag to maximize top-speed performance. Although official data has not been released, Koenigsegg claims that the Jesko Absolut is poised to challenge the title of the world's fastest car.
In conclusion, these cars represent the pinnacle of technological advancement and performance in the realm of supercars, showcasing not only the engineering prowess of their manufacturers but also satisfying humanity's eternal pursuit of speed and performance.