Speed has fascinated mankind for millennia. Foot races in ancient Greece and chariot races in Rome gave rise to competitive speed, and man has never looked back. But it wasn’t until the first cars emerged from garages across Europe that man’s quest for speed took off. Today, almost every car can hit 100 mph and most family sedans will breeze past 120. Performance cars routinely play around 140 to 170. But our need for speed looks beyond that.
What was once a quest for 200 mph in a production car now sits at 300, as automakers strive to add more power, smarter aerodynamics, and begin to implement electric motors, all in the name of going faster. Here’s a complete collection of the fastest cars – currently in production or slated to roll off the assembly line in the near future – on the planet.
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2020 Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+
Bugatti is the Dodge of hypercars, continuously finding ways to squeeze ever more performance from one particular engine. Its quadruple-turbocharged, 8.0-liter W16 engine shocked us in the Veyron and Veyron Super Sport – two cars that, were they still in production, would handily make this list – but this monstrous engine is on an entirely different level in the newer Chiron Super Sport 300+. With 1,600 horsepower and 1,180 pound-feet of torque (600 hp and 193 lb-ft more than the original Veyron), the range-topping Chiron hits 60 mph in 2.3 seconds and, as the name suggests, can crest 300 mph. In official testing, Bugatti recorded 304 mph.
Top Speed: 304 MPH0-60: 2.3 SecondsHorsepower: 1,600 HorsepowerTorque: 1,180 Pound-FeetPrice: $3.9 Million
2021 Koenigsegg Jesko Absolut
Koenigsegg knows a thing or six about building mental hypercars and the Jesko Absolut is the latest example. But while most other cars on this list have reached their top speeds, the 330-mile-per-hour V-max here is only theoretical. Yes, it’s based on math, but no Jesko Absolut has cracked 330 yet.
With 1,600 hp and 1,106 lb-ft of torque from a twin-turbocharged 5.0-liter V8 and a slippery body that still offers significant downforce, the $2.8-million Swedish monster has the credentials for a high-speed run. That said, we wouldn’t count on the Jesko being allowed to hit 330: the best place on the planet for an attempt, the Ehra-Lessien proving grounds in north-central Germany, belongs to Bugatti’s parent company, Volkswagen.
Top Speed: 330 MPH0-60: N/AHorsepower: 1,600 HorsepowerTorque: 1,106 Pound-FeetPrice: $2.8 Million
2021 Hennessey Venom F5
Ultra-high speeds aren’t the exclusive domain of Europe. Those crazy folks in Texas at Hennessey Performance Engineering know a thing about it too. While the old Lotus Elise-based Venom GT would run up to 266 mph, Hennessey claims the upcoming Venom F5 will blast past 310 mph, thanks to a twin-turbo 6.6-liter V8 that produces 1,817 hp and 1,193 lb-ft of torque. While the price is lower than some of its European rivals, starting at $1.8 million, Hennessey is planning to build only 24 examples.
Top Speed: 311 MPH0-60: 2.4 SecondsHorsepower: 1,817 HorsepowerTorque: 1,193 Pound-FeetPrice: $1.8 Million
2021 SSC Tuatara
Ah, the SSC Tuatara. After some uncertainty surrounding its first attempt, the American automaker made a second run in January 2021 and set a blistering two-way average of 282.9 mph at the Johnny Bohmer Proving Grounds at Space Florida’s Shuttle Landing Facility. That’s quite a bit slower than its alleged 316-mph average, but it’s still more than quick enough for this supercar, with its 1,750 hp and 1,280 lb-ft of torque. Those figures are fitting for a car with a $1.9-million price tag.
Top Speed: 282.9 MPH0-60: 2.5 SecondsHorsepower: 1,750 HorsepowerTorque: 1,280 Pound-FeetPrice: $1.9 Million
2021 Aston Martin Valkyrie
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Aston Martin has never really played in the hypercar space, instead contenting itself to build excellent and beautiful grand tourers. The Valkyrie is a change of tact, the result of a partnership between Aston and its Formula One partner, Red Bull Racing, to build a world-beating hypercar.
The Valkyrie features a naturally aspirated, Cosworth-sourced V12 and hybrid system to produce 1,160 hp and 664 lb-ft of torque, but it’s how that power arrives. It comes at very high engine speeds, with the V12 packing an 11,000-rpm redline. Unleashed on the right road, this mid-engine Aston will hit 60 in 2.5 seconds and carry on to a top speed of over 250 mph.
Top Speed: Over 250 MPH0-60: 2.5 SecondsHorsepower: 1,160 HorsepowerTorque: 664 Pound-FeetPrice: $3 Million
2021 McLaren Speedtail
More than nearly any other brand on this list, McLaren knows about building record-breaking hypercars. The legendary F1 held the record for over two decades, until the Bugatti Veyron arrived. The new McLaren Speedtail won’t reclaim the F1’s record with its promised 250-mph top speed, but the 1,036-hp, $2-million hypercar is arguably the prettiest car on this list. And anyway, 250 mph is pretty damn impressive, as is the zero-to-60 sprint of 2.9 seconds. Unlike the 300-plus-mph Jesko and Venom F5, we have little doubt of the Speedtail’s relatively reasonable max velocity.
Top Speed: 250 MPH0-60: 2.9 SecondsHorsepower: 1,036 HorsepowerTorque: 848 Pound-FeetPrice: $2 Million
2022 Mercedes-AMG One
Details remain scarce on the Mercedes-AMG One, aside from the fact that the German automaker is taking knowledge straight from its championship-winning Formula 1 team and applying it to a road car. There’s a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder, three electric motors, and over 1,000 hp on offer (or more) – Mercedes hasn’t said how much torque the One produces, but the answer probably qualifies as “a lot.”
The One has a projected top speed of 217 mph and can hit 60 in an estimated 2.6 seconds. That’s hardly rapid compared to some of the cars on this list, but there’s little question that the $2.7-million Mercedes-AMG is still one of the quickest cars on the planet.
Top Speed: 217 MPH0-60: 2.6 Seconds (est)Horsepower: Over 1,000 HorsepowerTorque: UnknownPrice: $2.72 Million
2020 Pagani Huayra BC Roadster
The long-lived Pagani Huayra BC Roadster is an unusual entry on this list. It’s the only convertible (although just barely – the roof is a large, single-piece panel), the power output is barely excessive, and yet this sleek mid-engine V12-powered supercar can still accelerate to 236 mph. With an asking price of $3.4 million, this 791-hp Huayra variant is the cream of the crop for the current Pagani range.
Top Speed: 236 MPH0-60: 2.8 Seconds (est)Horsepower: 791 HorsepowerTorque: 775 Pound-FeetPrice: $3.4 Million
2020 Ferrari SF90 Stradale
The Ferrari SF90 is weird. It’s not a successor to the LaFerrari, but it features a gas-electric powertrain and is a big step up in performance on the F8 Tributo: 986 total system hp, while the gas engine alone packs 590 lb-ft. The SF90 accelerates all the way to 211 mph and can snap to 60 in a brisk 2.5 seconds, which are certainly flagship performance figures. Prices for the not-a-LaFerrari successor start at $625,000.
Top Speed: 211 MPH0-60: 2.5 SecondsHorsepower: 986 Horsepower (total system)Torque: 590 Pound-Feet (gas engine only)Price: $625,000
2020 Lamborghini Sian Roadster
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Lamborghini built only 19 Sian Roadsters (in addition to the 63 hardtop models), making it one of the rarest cars on this list. Pairing the Aventador’s 6.5-liter V12 engine with a 48-volt mild-hybrid system, the Sian Roadster can accelerate to 218 mph and blasts to 60 in just 2.7 seconds. There’s a total of 819 hp from the combined power sources, while the gas engine is good for 531 lb-ft. With so few slated for production, we wouldn’t count on seeing this $3.6-million car in the flesh any time soon.
Top Speed: 218 MPH0-62: 2.7 SecondsHorsepower: 819 Horsepower (total system)Torque: 531 Pound-Feet (gas engine only)Price: $3.6 Million
2020 Ferrari 812 SuperFast
We’re getting away from the traditional mid-engine hypercars with the Ferrari 812 Superfast. Pairing a classic Ferrari V12 in a front-engine, rear-drive layout, the 812 is the latest in a long line of flagship Ferrari coupes that dates back to legends like the 250 GT, 275 GTB, and Daytona. The 6.5-liter V12 produces an epic 789 hp and 530 lb-ft, scooting the latest Ferrari GT to 211 mph.
Top Speed: 211 MPH0-60:2.8 SecondsHorsepower: 789 HorsepowerTorque: 530 Pound-FeetPrice: $335,000
2020 Ford GT
The latest Ford GT features a more revolutionary track than its predecessor, both in terms of its design and its engine. The twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 mounted amidships produces 660 hp and 550 lb-ft, blasting the fastest Ford ever to 216 mph. The $500,000 price tag is fitting for a car with so much power and such impressive speed, even if it seems pretty darn grand for something with a Blue Oval on the nose.
Top Speed: 216 MPH0-60: 3.0 SecondsHorsepower: 660 HorsepowerTorque: 550 Pound-FeetPrice: $500,000
2020 Rimac Concept_One
The only electric car on this list, the Rimac Concept_One is a shocking (pun intended) reminder of what EV performance looks like. Packing four electric motors, good for 1,224 hp and 1,180 lb-ft, the Concept_One will hit 60 in just 2.5 seconds and can max out at 221 mph. That said, exploit all that power too often and you won’t see the Concept_One’s promised range of 217 miles.
As good as the Concept_One is, its successor goes even further. The upcoming Concept_Two is promising a top speed of 258 mph, the ability to hit 60 in under two seconds, and output of 1,914 hp. Deliveries should start in 2021.
Top Speed: 221 MPH0-60: 2.5 SecondsHorsepower: 1,224 HorsepowerTorque: 1,180 Pound-FeetPrice: $358,000
2021 Koenigsegg Gemera
With seating for four and a three-cylinder engine, the Koenigsegg Gemera doesn’t sound like the kind of vehicle that’d make a list for fastest cars in the world. That is, until you realize it’s from Koenigsegg, and things like seats and cylinder counts tell little of the story. The roomy Gemera packs 1,700 hp and 2,581 lb-ft of torque.
The top speed is 249 hp and 0-60 happens in 1.9 seconds, making this a brilliant way to scare three of your closest friends. That insane performance is thanks to three electric motors, which work alongside the twin-turbochraged 2.0-liter three-cylinder engine. Prices start at $500,000, which isn’t too crazy for Sweden’s hottest performer.
Top Speed: 249 MPH0-60: 1.9 SecondsHorsepower: 1,700 HorsepowerTorque: 2,581 Pound-FeetPrice: $500,000
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World’s Fastest Cars
- 2021 Koenigsegg Jesko Absolut – 330 MPH
- 2020 Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ – 304 MPH
- 2021 SSC Tuatara – 283 MPH
- 2021 Hennessey Venom F5 – “Over 310 MPH”
- 2021 Aston Martin Valkyrie – “Over 250 MPH”
- 2021 McLaren Speedtail – 250 MPH
- 2021 Koenigsegg Gemera – 249 MPH
- 2020 Pagani Huayra BC Roadster – 236 MPH
- 2020 Rimac Concept_One – 221 MPH
- 2020 Lamborghini Sian Roadster – 218 MPH
- 2022 Mercedes-AMG One – 217 MPH
- 2020 Ford GT – 216 MPH
- 2020 Ferrari SF90 Stradale – 211 MPH
- 2020 Ferrari 812 SuperFast – 211 MPH
World’s Quickest Cars 0-60
- 2021 Koenigsegg Gemera – 1.9 Seconds
- 2020 Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ – 2.3 Seconds
- 2021 Hennessey Venom F5 – 2.4 Seconds
- 2021 Aston Martin Valkyrie – 2.5 Seconds
- 2020 Ferrari SF90 Stradale – 2.5 Seconds
- 2020 Rimac Concept_One – 2.5 Seconds
- 2021 SSC Tuatara – 2.5 Seconds
- 2022 Mercedes-AMG One – 2.6 Seconds
- 2020 Lamborghini Sian Roadster – 2.7 Seconds
- 2020 Ferrari 812 SuperFast – 2.8 Seconds
- 2020 Pagani Huayra BC Roadster – 2.8 Seconds
- 2021 McLaren Speedtail – 2.9 Seconds
- 2020 Ford GT – 3.0 Seconds
- 2020 Koenigsegg Jesko Absolut – N/A