Some vehicle owners like to brag about the looks of their vehicles or the upgrades it has. But when it comes to speed, these vehicles are the ones worth envying.
Have you ever wondered what the fastest cars are on Earth? If you’re a fan of the automotive industry, we’re sure you know one thing or two about what it means for a car to be “fast.”
Though you will rarely see any of the world’s fastest cars roaming the streets of the Philippines, we’re sure you’re as curious as we are as to the top placers.
Today, we’re taking a look at the top six cars with the fastest running time from 0-100 kilometers. Note that some of these vehicles may not be completely available for purchase in the Philippines.
Some vehicle owners like to brag about the looks of their vehicles or the upgrades it has. But when it comes to speed, these vehicles are the ones worth envying:
The Bugatti Veyron Super Sport once held its place in the Guinness Book of World Records as the fastest production car on the planet. But when everyone found out that this supercar had a deactivated top speed limiter, they decided to give the title back to the previous “fastest production car” at the time.
This was the Shelby SuperCars’ Ultimate Aero. That cloud of success didn’t last long for the Ultimate Aero. Just after a few days, the Guinness reached a final decision that led to the re-claiming of the Bugatti Veyron of its title.
According to Guinness, any alterations to the vehicle’s speed limiter doesn’t change the car engine’s design or the car itself.
This, overall, spelled triumph to the makers of Bugatti Veyron as the vehicle is re-awarded its title. The record-breaking vehicle set a 430.98 kilometer per hour with its top speed limiter turned off.
Its production variant has a record of 415 kilometers per hour with the top speed limiter turned on.
The Bugatti Veyron Super Sport once held its place as the fastest production car on the planet.
This record-breaking vehicle from texas-based automaker was created based on the Lotus Exige. It was on January 21, 2013, that Hennesey’s Venom GT set a Guinness World Record as the fastest production car in the world.
Asides from being the then fastest car in the world, it also set a curious unofficial record for acceleration. It beat Koenigsegg Agera R’s acceleration record of 17.68 seconds.
The Hennessey Venom GT managed to reach zero to 322 kilometers per hour in only 14.51 seconds. This made the Venom GT unofficially the fastest accelerating road-legal vehicle on the planet.
During a test at the United States Naval Air Station Lemoore located in Lemoore, Canada, the Venom GT managed to run at a speed of 427.6 kilometers per hour. This was on a 3.2-kilometer road on April 3rd of 2013.
This is all thanks to the Venom’s twin-turbocharged LSZ7 V8. The transmission for this model was a 6-speed manual Ricardo. The successor to the Venom GT model is the Hennessey Venom F5.
The Hennessey Venom GT managed to reach zero to 322 kilometers per hour in only 14.51 seconds.
By now, we’ve hit the official list of proven claims. Hennessey said that their Venom F5, the successor to the Venom GT, has a speed of 482.80 kilometers per hour.
But Koenigsegg’s Agera proved to be mightier with its set record at 447.39 kilometers per hour speed. It was on November 4th of 2017 that the local Nevada Department of Transportation shut off an 11-mile road outside of Las Vegas. Here, the famous automaker arrived with one of their customer’s Agera RS.
At the scene, there was also the company’s factory driver, Niklas Lilja who drove the vehicle at the event. He laid out two extremely high-speed runs going opposite directions.
The average pace at which Lilja ran was taken as a record by the prestigious Guinness Book of World Records. This included the run where Lilja managed to churn out 458.66 kilometers per hour.
The Koenigsegg Agera is a two-door Targa top with rear-mid-engine and rear-wheel drive. It carries a 5.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine. It’s added with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission and was designed by Christian von Koenigsegg.
The production for this model stopped right after the two final cars at 2018’s Goodwill Festival of Speed. It was then succeeded by Koenigsegg’s Jesko in 2019.
The Koenigsegg Agera is a two-door Targa top with rear-mid-engine and rear-wheel drive.
The last time we heard the news from SSC was quite a long time ago. This was when they announced the supposed successor of their Ultimate Aero hypercar.
At the time they released this news, they made claims as to the succeeding vehicle’s top speed. They said their Tuatara would hit a good 426 kilometers per hour or 265 miles per hour.
But it looks like it was either they were keeping it low key or they too were surprised with their work. It turned out, those digits were only a rough estimate. SSC surprised us with their Tuatara with a whooping 482 kilometers per hour or 300 miles per hour.
The Tuatara uses a twin-turbocharged V-8 engine derived from Nelson Racing Engines. This 5.8-liter capacity beast is highly capable of producing 1,750 horsepower when powered with E85 fuel.
The power is then routed to the Tuatara’s rear wheels through the seven-speed manual gearbox.
This innovative design combined with power and the vehicle’s aero-optimized build might as well get the brand into history books. However, it was Hennessey that managed to hit 300 miles per hour milestone first.
The Tuatara uses a twin-turbocharged V-8 engine derived from Nelson Racing Engines
This particular vehicle used to own the top position in this list. This successor to the Venom GT claims a speed of 484 kilometers per hour or 301 miles per hour.
This road monster uses a state-of-the-art carbon fiber chassis. It is powered by a twin-turbocharged 7.4-liter V8 engine that you can count on for 1,800 horsepower.
While Hennessey still has to prove their 484-kilometer per hour claims, the F5 is said to be able to go from 0 to 400 kilometers per hour and back again to zero before thirty seconds run out.
It was in August 2019 when Bugatti’s Chiron SS knocked the F5 from reigning this list. It has a record of 304.77 miles per hour or 495 kilometers per hour.
It was driven on a test track in Germany by the driver, Andy Wallace. As for now, the Bugatti Chiron still holds the crown for the fastest car on record.
It was in August 2019 when Bugatti’s Chiron SS knocked the F5 from reigning this list.