“The ultimate concept car will move so fast, even at rest, as to be invisible.” ― J.G. Ballard. Though this is a virtual concept, Every speed maniac dreams about that ultimate speed. It is obvious that speed carries danger with itself, but if you are addicted to speed, you can never ignore the sensation of speed.So the modern automobile engineers are engaged to innovate the fastest cars in the world. But what is the fastest car in the world? Our list of Top 5 fastest cars in the world will answer you.
Thrust SSC Achieved the crown of fastest car when it was driven at 1,228 km/h (763 mph) in 1997. But it was an experimental model. Here we are talking about the fastest production cars in the world. That means you can also buy your favourite one. So Thrust SSC will not be enlisted in top 5 fastest cars in the world. Just keep in mind that fast cars are expensive cars also. So just check your wallet and yup, go for it.
Top 5 fastest cars in the world :
Here are top 5 fastest cars in the world that will simply mesmerize you.
1. Koenigsegg Agera R (273 Mph) :
Koenigsegg Agera R was manufactured by a Swedish company named Koenigsegg in the period between 2011 and 2014. That car has eclipsed all other fast cars(production cars) by achieving the speed of 273 mph. That is why this car has got the crown of the fastest car in the world.
Koenigsegg Agera R has an upgraded fuel and engine management system that allows it to run between 95 Octane and E100 biofuel, or any mix in between. 5.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine produces 940 hp (701 kW) at 6900 rpm and 1,100 N·m (810 lb·ft) of torque at 4000 rpm. That means it is ready to fly on the road. This supercar has achieved the speed range of 0-300-0 kph in just 21.19 seconds!! dual-clutch transmission in only one-input-shaft is designed in that car which results the faster shift times and acceleration. Agera R introduces the ceramic piston brake system. Now hold your breath, as the tag price of this fastest car is only £1.1million with three year global Warranty.
2. Hennessey Venom GT (270 Mph) :
Hennessey Performance Engineering company has manufactured the Hennessy Venom GT model from 2011. Lotus Exige based model compared with twin turbocharged 427 cu in (7.0 L) V8 GM LS7 engine (1244 bhp @ 6600 rpm) makes it the 2nd fastest car in the world. This venom car has recorded the top speed of 270.49 mph (435.31 km/h) on Kennedy Space Center’s 3.22-mile (5.18 km) shuttle landing strip on 2014 when it runs in a single direction.
Hennessey used Brembo 6-piston calipers front and 4-piston calipers rear Brakes in Venom GT. The engine Generates 1155 lb-ft torque @ 4400 rpm. As a result the car achieves the speed from 0 to 300 km in just 13.63 sec, which is a Guinness World Record. In addition Hennessey claims that the estimated top speed of this Venom car is 278 mph (447 km/h), But this never has been tested. This attractive interior and exterior designed car comes with US $1.2 million tag price.
3. Bugatti Veyron Super Sport (268 mph) :
The 3rd place of this speed star list is occupied by Bugatti Veyron Super Sport. Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S. has manufactured this speed engine on 2010-2011.The Super Sport version of the Veyron has recorded a top speed of 430.9 km/h (267.7 mph), which is Guinness World Record as the fastest street-legal production car in the world.
Veyron super sport comes with 8.0-litre, quad-turbocharged, W16 cylinder engine that generates 882 kW (1200 HP) at 6400 rpm and maximum torque up to 1500 Nm at 3000-5000 rpm. That is why this one of the fastest car in the world can reach the speed from 0 to 300 km/h in just 14.6 sec. Veyron super sport uses 7-speed DSG gearbox and cross drilled, radially vented carbon fibre reinforced silicon carbide (C/SiC) composite discs in braking system, which is more efficient than conventional cast iron discs. It comes with €1.6 million price tag and most incredibly the Veyron 16.4 Super Sport model is completely sold out.
4. SSC Ultimate Aero (257 mph) :
SSC North America (formerly known as Shelby SuperCars) produced the Ultimate Aero model from 2006 to 2014. It has achieved the top speed of 257.41 mph during tests on September 13, 2007 in West Richland, Washington. This ultimate speed machine held the title of the world’s fastest production car from Guinness World Records for 3 years (2007 to 2010) till Bugatti Veyron Super Sport launches in the market.
This fast car is equipped with 6.3-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine which generates 1287 bhp @ 6075 rpm and maximum torque of 1112 ft-lbs @ 6150 rpm. This ultimate powered engine helps this car to achieve the speed from 0 to 60 mph in just 2.78 seconds. The braking system of SSC Ultimate Aero uses 14.0″ Vented Slotted Discs (8-Piston Caliper) in front and 14.0″ Vented Slotted Discs (6-Piston Caliper) in rear. That helps it minimize the braking distance to 103 ft in the speed range of 60-0 mph. SSC Ultimate Aero comes with only €550,000 tagged price.
5. Koenigsegg CCX (245 mph) :
The last but not the least member of the list of top 5 fastest car is another Koenigsegg product. That is Koenigsegg CCX. The Swedish company produced that super auto-mobile since 2005 to till now. CCX cars have later been upgraded to become CCXR-spec. The total body and chassis tooling of this car was designed in 3D cad and cut by CNC machines. 4.7 L twin supercharged V8 engine can produce 806 bhp at 7000 rpm and maximum torque of 920 N-m (679 lb-ft) at 5500 rpm. That is why it stands fifth in the list of top speed cars.
Koenigsegg CCX uses 8-piston light alloy Brembo monoblock calipers in front brake and 6-piston light alloy AP Racing callipers in rare brake. With the arrangement of specially developed transversal 6-speed gearbox, with optional paddle-shift, this fast car has achieved the speed from 0 to 200 in just 9.3 sec!! This fast car in the world comes with $1.6 million tag price.
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