10 fastest cars around the world
Over the years, countless innovations have allowed cars to surpass our wildest dreams, becoming more powerful than ever before. From the classic supercar giants to the record breakers of tomorrow, the newest hypercars and supercars are truly something to behold.
So, let’s take a look at 10 of the quickest cars from across the globe as of 2021. After all, you never know – you might be able to find a great finance deal for one of these supercars via Car Finance Genie.
- Devel Sixteen
Top speed: 347mph*
Citing this one as the fastest car in the world in 2021 might feel a little like cheating, as it isn’t available for purchase just yet. However, this car is simply too powerful to not take the top spot! The Devel Sixteen hopes to smash all the current records with a claimed top speed of 347mph.
With an enormous 5,007 horsepower and an 81mm Quad Turbo 12.3L V16 engine, the Devel Sixteen has had motor enthusiasts whispering for years, and will certainly cause a storm upon its eventual release.
- SSC Tuatara
Top speed: 331mph
Although the Shelby SuperCars Tuatara might not be completely road legal, in that it uses a complex camera system instead of mirrors, the North American supercar can reach speeds of up to a whopping 331mph.
The SSC Tuatara also boasts a completely custom all-alloy flat-plane-crank 5.9L twin-turbo V8 engine with 1,750 horsepower, which could be all yours for around $1.9 million. At the end of the day, can you even put a price on going 0-60mph in 2.5 seconds?
- Koenigsegg Jesko Absolut
Top speed: 330mph
The Koenigsegg Jesko Absolut was once the fastest car in the world. And, if you are looking for the fastest road-worthy car on the market, it most certainly still is. As a car built with the purpose of setting a new world speed record, you might expect it to put function over comfort.
However, the great thing about the Koenigsegg Jesko Absolut, other than the eye watering top speed of 330mph, is that it also contains climate control, entertainment systems, and generous head and leg room that often goes forgotten with supercars.
- Hennessey Venom F5
Top speed: 310mph
With its twin-turbocharged engine and nearly 2,000 horsepower, the fastest of the record-breaking Hennessey Venom line can take you from 0-60mph in less than two seconds. It can also reach top speeds of 310mph, rightfully living up to its naming after the fastest type of tornado.
- Bugatti Chiron Supersport 300+
Top speed: 304mph
The very first car to surpass 300mph, the Bugatti Chiron Supersport 300+ will go down in supercar history. Not to mention, this hypercar is absolutely stunning, oozing style and sleek aesthetics. But not to put form over function, it can also get you from 0-60mph in 2.4 seconds thanks to its quad-turbo W16 engine.
- Hennessey Venom GT
Top speed: 270mph
The second of the Hennessey Venom line to make the top 10 fastest cars in the world is the Hennessey Venom GT, which beat the world record back in 2014. Only 29 of these powerful hypercars were ever made, reportedly selling for around a cool $1.2 million.
- Bugatti Veyron Super Sport
Top speed: 268mph
The Bugatti Veyron Super Sport was the world’s fastest car back in 2010, a feat that even Bugatti themselves have now managed to surpass. This supercar boasts an 8L W16 engine that can get you from 0-60mph in 2.5 seconds, and to 186mph in only 15 seconds.
- Bugatti Chiron
Top speed: 261mph
If you weren’t convinced by Bugatti’s domination of this top 10 before, then check out their third entry on this list: the original Bugatti Chiron mid-engine two-seater sports car. With a quad-turbocharged W16 engine, the Bugatti Chiron can reach speeds of up to 261mph, which paved the way for its successor to later break the 300mph barrier.
- McLaren Speedtail
Top speed: 250mph
As opposed to all the cars that have come before in this top 10, the McLaren Speedtail was never intended to push boundaries. Nevertheless, the Speedtail stands as the fastest road car that McLaren has ever built. Not to mention, it is also a three-seater, so you and two passengers can enjoy the thrill of the ride.
- Koenigsegg Regera
Top speed: 250mph
With a twin-turbo V8 engine and the power of some 1,500 horses under the bonnet, the Koenigsegg Regera perfectly matches the top speed of the McLaren Speedtail at 250mph. The unique thing about this car is that it can do it all in one gear, whether you are hitting the 30mph local speed limit or pushing top speed.
So, 10 cars, and between them, some very serious horsepower and truly dizzying top speeds. They’re the objects of our fantasies, and rightly so – but that doesn’t mean you can’t get your hands on a very solid and well-performing car, even if you are on a strict budget. Apply for car finance with us today, and you’ll soon see what we mean…