Human beings love speed. The thrill and risk associated with speed are naturally gratifying. Hence we designed cars that can travel at breakneck speeds.
Here are world’s 10 fastest supercars.
10. Aston Martin One-77
Top Speed: 220 mph
Aston Martin One-77 is a two-door coupé built by the British car manufacturer Aston Martin. The One-77 features a full carbon fibre monocoque chassis, a handcrafted aluminium body, and a naturally aspirated 7.3-litre V12 engine with 750 hp. Only 77 of these were produced, hence One-77 part of the name.
9. Pagani Huayra
Top Speed: 230 mph
The Pagani Huayra is a mid-engined sports car produced by Pagani. The Huayra uses a specially designed twin-turbo, V12 engine developed by Mercedes-AMG. The M158 6.0-litre engine produces 730 metric horsepower and 1,100 N·m of torque.
8. Zenvo ST 1
Top Speed: 233 mph
The Zenvo ST1 is Danish company Zenvo’s first high-performance supercar. It is manufactured almost entirely by the hands of a small team of workers. The turbocharged and supercharged 6.8-litre V8 engine generates 1,104 hp at 6,900 rpm and 1,430 N·m of torque at 4,500 rpm.
7. McLaren F1
Top Speed: 241 mph
The McLaren F1 is designed and manufactured by McLaren Cars. The McLaren F1 was the first production road car to use a complete carbon fibre reinforced polymer (CFRP) monocoque chassis structure. It is powered by a 6.1 L 60-degree V12 BMW S70/2 engine.
6. Koenigsegg CCR
Top Speed: 242 mph
The Koenigsegg CCR is a mid-engined sports car manufactured by Koenigsegg. It has a powerful 4.6 L Ford Modular V8 engine with twin Rotrex Superchargers, capable of producing 806 hp at 6900 rpm and 920 N·m of torque at 5700 rpm.
5. SSC Ultimate Aero
Top Speed: 256 mph
The SSC Ultimate Aero is a mid-engined sports car produced by SSC North America. It has a Twin Turbo Charged SSC Designed Billet Aluminum V8 Block engine.
4. 9FF GT9-R
Top Speed: 257 mph
The German tuning company 9ff designed the 9ff GT9 based loosely on the Porsche 911. GT9 is mid-engined sports cars fitted with heavily modified 4.0 litre flat 6 engine that produces 738 to 1,120 bhp.
3. Bugatti Veyron Super Sport
Top Speed: 268 mph
The Bugatti Veyron EB 16.4 is a mid-engined sports car, designed and developed in Germany by the Volkswagen Group and manufactured by Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S. The Veyron features an 8.0-litre, quad-turbocharged, W16 cylinder engine which is equivalent to two narrow-angle V8 engines bolted together. The engine produces 987 bhp of motive power and generates 1,250 N.m torque.
2. Hennessey Venom GT
Top Speed: 270 mph
The Hennessey Venom GT is an American sports car manufactured by Hennessey Performance Engineering, based on a heavily modified Lotus Exige chassis. Venom GT Spyder’s 7.0-liter V8 engine delivers 1,451 hp and 1,745 N·m from its forced induction, making it the most powerful car currently in production.
1. Koenigsegg Agera R
Top Speed: 273 mph
Koenigsegg Agera is a mid-engined sports car produced by Koenigsegg. It is powered by an in-house developed 5.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine which produces 940 hp at 6900 rpm and 1,100 N·m of torque at 4000 rpm. The engine only weigh 197 kg due to a carbon fiber intake manifold and the aluminium construction.