10 Fastest Cars in the World - Virgin Experience Days (2024)

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With an unrivalled combination of beauty, power and speed, supercars continue to fascinate both young and old motor enthusiasts.

Ever since the first car was produced, there’s been a consistent drive from manufacturers to break the limits when it comes to producing the fastest car. Supercars continue to redefine our definition of what a fast car actually looks like. But what cars have a track record of being the fastest? Below you can find a comprehensive list of the 10 quickest cars out there right now.

In no particular order, the current top 10 fastest cars in the world are:

  • Bugatti Chiron Supersport 300+
  • Koenigsegg Jesko Absolut
  • SSC Tuatara
  • Pagani Huayra
  • Rimac Nevera
  • McLaren Speedtail
  • Koenigsegg Gemera
  • Aston Martin Valkyrie
  • Koenigsegg Agera RS
  • Hennessey Venom F5

Bugatti Chiron Supersport 300+

Top Speed: 304 mph

Manufacturer: Bugatti

Specifications: Quad-turbo 8.0-liter W-16 engine with 1,600 horsepower

It wouldn’t be a list of the fastest supercars in the world without mentioning a Bugatti of some sort. And the Bugatti Chiron Supersport 300+ is certainly a mind-blowing piece of engineering. The French firm already had one of the fastest cars in the world with Veyron but records are made to be broken and the Chiron Supersport 300+ does exactly what it says on the tin and was the first supercar to exceed 300 mph. More specifically, it managed 304 mph when Bugatti unleashed it at Volkswagen’s Ehra-Lessien track. The fact it goes from 0-60 mph in 2.4 seconds says it all.

Koenigsegg Jesko Absolut

Top Speed: 300+ mph

Manufacturer: Koenigsegg

Specifications: Twin turbocharged V8 engine with 1280 horsepower

It’s no surprise that Swedish manufacturer Koenigsegg makes it on this list three times as they make hyper cars that are nothing short of extraordinary. Powered by a twin turbocharged V8 engine, the car accelerates from 0-60 mph in 2.5 seconds. The top speed of the car is actually theoretical as it hasn’t been fully tested but Koenigsegg claim their computer simulators predict a top speed of 310 mph. What’s most distinctive about this car is that it’s about far more than just speed - it’s about pleasure too with notable features like climate control, infotainment and head/leg room.

SSC Tuatara

Top Speed: 295 mph

Manufacturer: SSC North America

Specifications: Twin turbo V8 engine with 1,750 horsepower

SSC is a name you might not be too familiar with but they actually held a three-year Guiness World Record for the fastest car in the early 2000s. That’s not to say the American manufacturer hasn’t seen controversy in its time - they landed themselves in pretty hot water when they claimed the car was capable of 316 mph and later had to admit a GPS error recorded the speed wrong. Don’t give up hope just yet though - the car managed to hit 295 mph in 2022 which is pretty impressive in itself.

Pagani Huayra

Top speed: 238 mph

Manufacturer: Pagani

Specifications: AMG derived twin-turbocharged V12 engine with 730 horsepower

Next up, we have another stunning example of automobile architecture from Italian manufacturer Pagani. Named after Huayra-tata, a Quechua wind god, the car boasts an array of intricate details like carbon fibre to keep the weight down and active aero to slip through the air. Living up to its name, the seven-speed single-clutch gearbox sees drivers zoom from 0-60 mph in just 2.8 seconds.

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Rimac Nevera

Top Speed: 258 mph

Manufacturer: Rimac Automobili

Specifications: 1,914 horsepower

The Rimac Nevera is out to prove that electric cars are not limited to a certain speed and can still be in contention for the fastest car title. The Croatian manufacturer is revolutionising the motoring scene with Nevera’s 1900+ horsepower. Its pièce de résistance is four electric motors which power each individual wheel to enable the car to accelerate from 0 to 186 mph in less than 10 seconds. Truly mind-blowing stuff.

McLaren Speedtail

Top speed: 250mph

Manufacturer: McLaren

Specifications: 4,0 litre, twin-turbo V8 engine with 1050 horsepower

McLaren didn’t design the Speedtail to break records but at a whopping 250mph, it’s the fastest road car the British manufacturer has produced. A jaw-dropping piece of design, the Speedtail’s long body and active aerodynamics are designed specifically for improving airflow, featuring more centralised driving as inspired by F1.

While we don't currently offer the chance to drive a McLaren Speedtail, you can still experience McLaren engineering from behind the wheel of a McLaren MP4 GT3. Across 12 laps, you'll really get a feel for the power of the car and to top things off, a high speed passenger ride will demonstrate just how fast they can really go.

Koenigsegg Gemera

Top speed: 250mph

Manufacturer: Koenigsegg

Specifications: 2.0 litre three-cylinder engine with 600 horsepower

The second addition from Koenigsegg is the Gemera with a name that translates from Swedish “to rule”. It runs on a combustion engine and three electric motors but the real icing on the cake is there’s no gearbox. The only proper four-seater car in this list, the Gemera is designed to be a daily use car with mind-bending engineering and an ability to hit a top speed of 250mph.

Aston Martin Valkyrie

Top speed: 250mph

Manufacturer: Aston Martin

Specifications: 6.5-litre hybrid V12 engine with 1,160 horsepower

Aston Martin’s Valkyrie earns a place on this list with another top speed of 250 mph. It may look like it belongs in motorsport but the British manufacturer’s Valkyrie is in fact entirely road legal. And with a 6.5-litre hybrid V12 engine and an ability to accelerate from 0-60 mph in 2.5 seconds, it’s safe to say it won’t disappoint.

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Koenigsegg Agera RS

Top Speed: 277 mph

Manufacturer: Koenigsegg

Specifications: 5.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine with 1,341 horsepower

Designed to be seen and heard, the Koenigsegg Agera RS is a boundary-pushing beast that, despite no longer holding the world record, remains to be a contender for one of the world’s most impressive cars. Made entirely in-house, which is almost unheard of in the industry, the Agera still sets some serious standards such as acceleration from 0-60 in 2.8 seconds.

Hennessey Venom F5

Top Speed: 272 mph

Manufacturer: Hennessey Performance

Specifications: 6.6-litre twin-turbo V8 engine with 1,800 horsepower

Known for modifying a variety of cars from Ferraris to pickup trucks to make them faster, Hennessey have dipped their toes in the hypercar production world twice; firstly with the Venom GT and now with the Venom V5. With a name referencing the fastest type of tornado, under the hood of the Venom V5 is a twin turbocharged engine. The result? Nearly 2,000 horsepower. Its acceleration is equally remarkable with a proven top speed of 272 mph and a promise from the American manufacturer Hennessey to continue improving Venom F5 in order to break the 300 mph mark.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can a car go 400 mph?

As of 2023, no cars have managed to break the 400 mph barrier but that’s not due to manufacturers’ lack of trying. As it stands, there are a few cars that have managed to exceed 300 mph.

How fast is 5000 horsepower?

To put it into perspective, 5000 horsepower equates to just over 350 mph.

Has a car ever gone 1,000mph?

While no car itself has gone 1,000 mph, the Bloodhound LSR, formerly known as Bloodhound SSC, is a British land vehicle, powered by rockets, that was successful in hitting over 1000 mph.

What is the fastest legal street car?

The fastest legal street car is the 2022 Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+. Although it’s capable of hitting speeds over 300 mph, it’s capped at 273 mph on the road.

Summary

Now you’ve discovered the 10 fastest cars in the world, why not check out our full list of driving days? With everything from Lamborghinis and Ferraris to classic Morgans, there’s something to suit speed freaks of every persuasion.

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FAQs

10 Fastest Cars in the World - Virgin Experience Days? ›

Specifically, Speed Demon managed to hit 466 mph (750 kph) in this session. J&S also reached 410 mph (660 kph) with its winged racer, while Salt Shark joined in on the fun with a 355-mph (571-kph) run.

What car can reach 400 mph? ›

Specifically, Speed Demon managed to hit 466 mph (750 kph) in this session. J&S also reached 410 mph (660 kph) with its winged racer, while Salt Shark joined in on the fun with a 355-mph (571-kph) run.

What's the fastest car in the world from 0 to 60? ›

As of today, the 2023 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 170 crushes all with a 0-60 mph time of just 1.66 seconds. That's simply absurd, but keep in mind the Demon was engineered with the single-minded purpose of going fast in a straight line.

What is the world's fastest car in 2024? ›

Fastest Cars in the World in 2024
  • SSC Tuatara.
  • Bugatti Chiron Super Sport.
  • Hennessey Venom F5.
  • Koenigsegg Agera RS.
  • Hennessey Venom GT.
  • Bugatti Veyron Super Sport.
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What is the fastest car 1000 mph? ›

The Bloodhound required a total thrust of 20 tonnes to achieve a top speed of 1,000 mph. This phenomenal amount of robustness doesn't come with regular machines. It's no surprise that the Bloodhound harbours a Eurojet EJ200 jet engine.

What is the #1 fastest car in the world? ›

1. Koenigsegg Jesko Absolut—330 mph (Claimed) The Swedish manufacturer's 5.0-liter twin-turbo V-8 engine is mated to a novel Light Speed gearbox that can handle its prodigious output, which can reach 1,600 hp when running on E85 biofuel.

Can any car go 500 mph? ›

And a lifetime of know-how. A 500-mph car doesn't run on willpower or good intentions. Nothing about it is standardized.

What car can go 700 mph? ›

Thrust SSC holds the world land speed record, set on 15 October 1997, and driven by Andy Green, when it achieved a speed of 1,228 km/h (763 mph) and it became the first and only land vehicle to officially break the sound barrier.

What is the fastest street legal car? ›

9, 2022, the Gas Monkey Garage-sponsored 2006 Ford GT known as the “BADD GT,” achieved a top speed of 310.8 mph (500.1 km/h) at Space Florida's Launch and Landing Facility, located in Kennedy Space Center, Florida, making this car the fastest street legal car in the world.

What is the unofficial world's fastest car? ›

The Tuatara also cruised by an unofficial mark set by France's Bugatti in 2019, when the company's Chiron hypercar broke the 300-mph barrier with an average speed of 304.7 mph.

What is the slowest accelerating car? ›

The 20 slowest accelerating cars you can buy right now
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  • Mitsubishi Mirage. List slides.
  • Mitsubishi Mirage. Photo: Mitsubishi. 0-to-60-mph time: 12.8 seconds.
May 18, 2024

What is the fastest car in human history? ›

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What is the futuristic fastest car? ›

a. : relating to, describing, or depicting events in an imagined future. a futuristic novel/story/film. b. : imagined, described, or depicted as occurring or existing in the future.

Has a car reached 400 mph? ›

Can a car go 400 mph? As of 2023, no cars have managed to break the 400 mph barrier but that's not due to manufacturers' lack of trying. As it stands, there are a few cars that have managed to exceed 300 mph.

What is the fastest 0 100 street legal car? ›

The Bugatti Chiron Super Sport holds the land speed record for the fastest car in the world and its quad-trubo W16 engine allows it to do 0-100 kmph in 2.2 seconds.

What cars are 10 speed? ›

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  • 2018–present Chevrolet Suburban.
  • 2018–present Cadillac Escalade.
  • 2018–present Chevrolet Tahoe.
  • 2018–present GMC Yukon Denali.
  • 2019–2024 Chevrolet Camaro SS.
  • 2019–present Chevrolet Silverado/GMC Sierra 1500 (except V6 and 4-cylinder models, which use the 6L80 and 8L90 respectively)

What is officially the fastest car? ›

The fastest car in the world is: Koenigsegg Jesko Absolut (330 MPH) That title goes to the Koenigsegg Jesko Absolut, which recorded a staggering 330 mph top speed earlier in 2023.

What car is faster than a Bugatti? ›

However, Koenigsegg typically has the edge in this area. Koenigsegg vehicles are designed for speed and performance, and they often have more powerful engines than Bugatti vehicles. As a result, Koenigsegg vehicles are typically faster than Bugatti vehicles.

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