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Fast cars racing

Top 10 Fastest Cars in the World

James Israelsen
By James Israelsen, Associate Writer
Published October 6, 2018

What's the fastest car in the world? Is your favorite car hard-core enough to make it onto our top 10 list of the fastest car on Earth? From the Thrust SCC to the Zenvo STI, satisfy your inner speed freak with mind-blowing fast car stats, history, and trivia. "Boogity, boogity, boogity — let’s go racing, drivers!"

  • Thrust SCC: 763 mph.[1][5]
  • Fastest Cars ThrustSSC
    The fastest vehicle ever built is the British Thrust SSC. Designed by Richard Noble, Glynne Bowsher, Ron Ayers, and Jeremy Bliss, this spaceship of a car set the world land-speed record in 1997, reaching speeds up to 763 mph. For comparison, that’s over 100 mph faster than a Boeing 747. The Thrust SSC was the first, and to date only, car to break the sound barrier.

  • Thrust2: 633 mph.[1]
  • Fastest Cars Thrust2
    A British rocket car, the Thrust2 was designed by John Ackroyd and driven by Richard Noble. Over two runs across Nevada’s Black Rock Desert, the car averaged 633 mph, making it, for a time, the fastest land vehicle ever built.

  • The Blue Flame: 630 mph.[1]
  • Fastest Cars BlueFlame
    Created in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, by Reaction Dynamics, and piloted by Gary Gabelich, the Blue Flame reached speeds of 630 mph on Utah’s Bonneville Salt Flats with a revolutionary natural-gas engine.

  • Koenigsegg Agera RS: 278 mph.[2][4]
  • Fastest Cars Koenigsegg
    The current king of production automobiles is the Koenigsegg Agera RS. In testing, this Swedish beast averaged a whopping 278 mph. For the time being, the Agera is the fastest production automobile in the world.

  • Bugati Veyron Super Sport: 267 mph.[2]
  • Fastest Cars Bugatti
    After the original Bugatti Veyron was dethroned by the SCC Aero, the Volkswagen-owned company revamped the original design, producing the Veyron Super Sport, which produces 1,200 horses from its W-16 engine. It can hit 60 mph in 2.4 seconds flat and boasts a top speed of 267 mph.

  • SSC Ultimate Aero: 256 mph.[2]
  • Fastest Cars Aero
    SSC (formerly Shelby Super Cars) unleashed the Ultimate Aero upon the world in 2006. Its 6.3-liter, twin turbocharged V8 engine cranked out an insane 1,287 horsepower. With a top speed of 256 mph, it held the crown of world’s fastest production car from 2007 to 2010.

  • Saleen S7: 248 mph.[2]
  • Fastest Cars Saleen
    The Saleen S7 is a triumph of American engineering and remains one of the most celebrated supercars ever built. At 750 horses, it can hit 60 mph in just 2.8 seconds and reach a top speed of 248 mph.

  • McLaren F1: 241 mph.[2]
  • Fastest Cars McLaren
    The McLaren F1 was considered the car to beat for years, and though it’s been surpassed by newer models in the past few years, it’s still a vehicle to contend with. Made by the McLaren Formula 1 racing team, the F1 was designed to be the ultimate roadster. And it’s hard to argue with 241 mph.

  • Pagani Huayra: 238 mph.[2]
  • Fastest Cars Pagani
    The Pagani Huayra is a masterpiece of Italian engineering and craftmanship. This 2.8 million dollar automotive marvel boasts an impressive top speed of 238 miles per hour.

  • Zenvo ST1: 233 mph.[2][3]
  • Fastest Cars Zenvo
    Only 15 of these beautiful Danish cars were made, and at a starting price point of $1.8 million, it isn’t hard to see why. At 1,250 horsepower, it can go from 0 to 60 in under 3 seconds and boasts a top speed of 233 mph.


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