John Hennessey’s American-built Venom GT has long fought Bugatti for the title as the world’s fastest production car. Despite arguments with Guinness and technicalities aplenty (from both manufacturers) the Hennessey is the only one to crest 270 mph, achieving the feat at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center last year.
The Bugatti Chiron is ready to claim the title of world's fastest car, declared Bugatti President Wolfgang Durheimer at the unveiling of the car today at the Geneva Motor Show. Though the Chiron is electronically limited to 261 mph in road mode, with all the restrictions lifted the car should go ...
Produced by SSC North America (formerly known as Shelby SuperCars), the SSC Ultimate Aero is a mid-engine sports car that held the title of the world’s fastest production car from Guinness World Records for 3 years (2007 to 2010), till Bugatti introduced the Veyron Super Sport. However, in 2013, the Guinness World Records disqualified the Bugatti Veyron’s record time due to some unknown reasons and reinstated the SSC Aero as the fastest production car ever.
Introduced as a follow-up to the standard Saleen S7 (if you can call it that), this S7 TT featured a 7.0-litre aluminium V8, to which a pair of Garrett turbochargers were attached. The great big lump of power was mounted in the middle, attached to a six-speed manual gearbox driving the rear wheels. And what power.
Koenigsegg CCR (242 mph) Swedish supercar builder Koenigsegg briefly held the “world’s fastest” title before being bested by the original Bugatti Veyron. Its CCR reached 242 mph at Italy’s Nardo Ring in 2005. The CCR was essentially an earlier generation of the cars Koenigsegg is building today.
Hennessey Venom F5 (301 mph, claimed) In terms of top speed, Hennessey Performance Engineering is running roughshod over the competition. Hennessey’s Venom GT — which recorded a monumental, yet unofficial 270-mph run in 2014 — sat atop this list for some time, but three years later, Hennessey challenged the boundaries of physics yet again.
With six production records under its belt, including the 0-186-0 mph time of 21.9 seconds, the Koenigsegg Agera R is already considered the biggest threat to the Veyron Super Sport’s title and now that Koenigsegg has officially released the new Agera R, word is leaking that the car is capable of hitting 273 mph, six mph faster than the mighty Bugatti.