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Fastest Cars in the World 2018 – [Top 10] Winners

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There is always this everlasting curiosity among-st car lovers to know: What are the Fastest Cars in the World (2017)?

The thing with Automobiles is that they had to first win the battle for minds and hearts before they could take over roads, where people had once charmed. America’s love for automobile started way back in the 60’s and the adrenaline rush which these cars provide are matchless as well as priceless.

Future Cars-The maddest of the lot:

From the stables of Future Cars, we feature a couple of them for your view

Aston Martin’s “Valkyrie”-V12 Hypercar:

Hennessey Venom F5- A well-built monster on wheels:

  • Top Speed-290 mph
  • 7L V8 twin-turbo,1451 hp(proposed)
  • Fuel support-  Pennzoil

Proposed to be built in Texas, America, and This Venom F5 will compete with the Bugatti Chiron for the title of world’s fastest machine.

Special Mention

As per the latest report received from the automobile industry, Koenigsegg Agera RS has broken the record for the world’s fastest car (production) touching  457 km or 277.9 mph in a trial conducted a week ago in Nevada, the United States.

The previous world records for top speed were held by – Hennessey Venom GT with an unofficial record of 435 km or 270 mph and by Bugatti Veyron SuperSport clocking 431 km or 267 mph.

And now, the fastest street-legal car is officially Koenigsegg Agera RS and the Swedish carmaker has every reason to celebrate in grand style.

What’s a Quarter Mile?

A ten second quarter mile is a car that covers a quarter mile in around 10 seconds or much less (from zero velocity).

For example, the average velocity starts from 144 kmph.

Why are Carbon fibre cars very popular?

Carbon fibre laminates or CFRP has become the latest next-generation fast car making material because of its tightly woven layers of pure carbon fibres.

Overall, attractive-looking carbon fibres are becoming more popular because no other product produces the high glossy finish of carbon fibre.

In The Article

1

Hennessey Venom GT

Rating: 5.00/5 (3 votes)

Texas-based Hennessey Performance Company has launched the super speed monster, high performance the Venom GT. The Hennessehigh-performance sports car par excellence.  The Lotus Exige is considered to be the predecessor to this Venom GT.

Specification:

Powertrain
  • Engine-7.0 L [427ci] LSX Twin Turbocharged V8
  • Transmission-Ricardo 6-speed Manual
Class Sports car
Body Style 2-door coupe and 2-door roadster
Layout Longitudinal RMR layout

 

Top Speed 278mph
0-60M 2.4s
Price Tag USD1.2 million, shipping etc. and not including options
Esteemed Owners  Aerosmith- Steven Tyler

 Source:    Complex , Hennessey  

2

Bugatti Chiron

Rating: 5.00/5 (4 votes)

As the successor to Bugatti Veyron, this car was first launched at the Geneva Motor Show on 1st of March, 2016. The Bugatti Chiron also featured at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, 2016. The Chiron is here and Veyron is no longer the fastest car from Bugatti, and the game changer comes from within. Sure, this car retains the predecessor’s fundamental powertrain and performance, but it’s unique in every other possible way, and designed to break the barriers of fundamental physics.

Specification:

Powertrain
  • Engine-8.0 L (488 cu in) W16 with quad-turbocharger
  • Power output-1,103 kW (1,500 PS)
  • Transmission-7-speed dual-clutch transmission
Class Sports car
Body Style 2-door coupe
Layout Longitudinal mid-engine, all-wheel-drive

 

Top Speed 288mph
0-60M 2.5s
Price Tag US$2,700,000
Esteemed Owners   Aerosmith- Steven Tyler

 Source: Bugatti_Chiron ,  Pinterest  

3

Bugatti Veyron Super Sport

Rating: 4.67/5 (3 votes)

The Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport is a faster, more powerful version of the Bugatti Veyron 16.4, achieving a top speed of 431.072 km/h (267.856 mph), making it the fastest car on the market although it is electronically limited to 415 km/h due to safety reasons.

Specification:

Powertrain
  • Engine- 1,200 PS (880 kW; 1,200 bhp)
  • torque of 1,500 N·m (1,100 lbf·ft)
  • Transmission-7-speed dual-clutch transmission
Class Sports car
Body Style 2-door coupe
Layout Rear mid-engine, all-wheel-drive

 

Top Speed 431.072 km/h (267.856 mph)
0-60M 2.5s
Price Tag
USD1564200
Esteemed Owners   Tom Cruise, Chris Brown etc.

Source:  Bugatti_Veyron , Ranker

4

Koenigsegg Regera

Rating: 5.00/5 (2 votes)

From the Swedish carmaker Koenigsegg, Koenigsegg Regera is a limited production, a sports car with a plug-in hybrid model. The car was launched at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. According to the Company boss Christian von Koenigsegg, the Regera is the new supreme benchmark for Koenigsegg Automotive. One of the greatest technical hurdle and as such, it is also the best technical victory from this Company.

Specification:

Powertrain
  • Engine-5 L twin-turbo V8
  • Electric Motors-3 Motors
  • Transmission-1-speed fixed gear (2.73:1 ratio)
Class Sports car (s)
Body Style 2-door Targa top
Layout Rear mid-engine,rear-wheel-drive

 

Top Speed 410 km/h (255 mph)
0-60M 2.7 approx.
Price Tag
USD1.9 million
Esteemed Owners  

Source:   Koenigsegg_Regera  

5

Koenigsegg CCX

Rating: 4.25/5 (4 votes)

Designed to run on 91 octane fuel, the CCX car can be called as the “Speed King”. The Koenigsegg Automotive AB has launched the Koenigsegg CCX   mid-engined sports car specifically to meet the safety and environmental regulations of the United States of America.

Specification:

Powertrain
  • Engine- 4.7 L V8 (twin s/c gasoline/ethanol)
    4.8 L V8 (twin s/c gasoline/ethanol)
  • Power-806 PS (593 kW) at 7000 rpm
  • Torque-920 N·m (679 lb·ft) at 5500 rpm
  • Transmission- 6-speed manual
    6-speed automated manual
Class Sports car (s)
Body Style 2-door Targa top
Layout Rear mid-engine,rear-wheel-drive

 

Top Speed  395 km/h (245 mph)
0-60M 3.2 approx.
Price Tag
USD1.9 million
Esteemed Owners    Floyd Mayweather

Source: luxurious-cars , Koenigsegg_CCX

6

SSC Ultimate Aero

Rating: 4.00/5 (3 votes)

Formerly produced by the Company known as Shelby SuperCars, the SSC Ultimate Aero is the fastest production car in the world from 2007 until it was overtaken by the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport in 2010.

Specification:

Powertrain
  • Engine-   2006: 6.3-liter 387.2 cu in V8
    2007: 6.4-liter 387.8 cu in V82013: 6.9-liter 423.6 cu in V8
  • Horsepower – Initially 782 hp (583 kW; 793 PS) @ 6600 rpm and 908 hp (677 kW; 921 PS) @ 6600 rpm after 2005 upgrade
  • Torque – 860 N·m (634 lb·ft; 88 kg·m) @ 5800 rpm as built in 2004. 1,045 N·m (771 lb·ft; 107 kg·m) @ 5800 rpm after 2005 upgrade
  • Transmission- 6-speed manual
    6-speed automated manual
Class Sports car (s)
Body Style 2-Door coupe
Layout Rear mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive

 

Top Speed 260 mph
0-60M 2.78 approx.
Price Tag
 USD740,000
Esteemed Owners    Jay Leno                       

 Source: autoblog ,  SSC_Aero 

7

Porche 9ff GT9-R

Rating: 4.50/5 (2 votes)

The 9FF GT9-R, a supremely high-performance vehicle, and it provides top quality drive performance like its predecessor Asphalt 8: Airbornerendition. Insanity unleashed with utmost creativity and top speed performance.

Specification:

Powertrain
  • 4.0L 987 bhp (736 kW; 1,001 PS) B6 twin-turbo (GT9)
    4.0L 1,120 bhp (835 kW; 1,136 PS) hp B6 twin-turbo (GT9-R)
    3.6L 738 bhp (550 kW; 748 PS) B6twin-turbo (GT9-CS)
  • Torque – 1,120 bhp (840 kW; 1,140 PS)
  • Transmission- 6-speed manual
Class GT 1
Body Style 2-Door coupe
Layout MR layout

 

Top Speed 420 km/h (260 mph)
0-60M 2.9s approx.
Price Tag
USD 6,80,000
Esteemed Owners                    

Source: 9ff_GT9     

8

McLaren F1 and P1

Rating: 4.50/5 (2 votes)

The McLaren F1 designed and manufactured by McLaren Car, it is the dream child of Gordon Murray, who later got Ron Dennis to help with the project and also engaged Peter Stevens to aesthetically design the car. Later, the P1 made its debut at the 2012 Paris Motor Show. Considered as the successor to the F1, furnishing hybrid power and Formula 1 technology, but failed to have the three seat layout like its predecessor.

Specification F1:

Powertrain
  • 6.1 L BMW S70/2 V12
  • Transmission- 6-speed manual
Class Sportscar
Body Style 2-Door Coupe
Layout Rear mid-engine,rear-wheel-drive

 

Top Speed 240.1 mph (386.4 km/h)
0-60M 2.9s approx.
Price Tag USD815,000
Esteemed Owners   Notable owners include Ralph Lauren                

Source: Supercars, McLaren_F1

Specification p1:

Powertrain
  • 3.8 L twin-turbo M838TQ V8
  • Electric motor-McLaren ECU motor (903 hp combined)
  • Transmission- 7-speed dual clutch
Class Sportscar
Body Style 2-Door Coupe
Layout Mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive

 

Top Speed 218 mph (351 km/h) with limiter
0-60M 2.8s approx.
Price Tag USD1,350,000
Esteemed Owners   Joel Zimmerman            

Source: Supercars , McLaren_F1

9

Lamborghini Aventador

Rating: 5.00/5 (2 votes)

In keeping with Company’s tradition, the Aventador is named after a fighting bull.  Mid-engined sports car produced by the Italian manufacturer Lamborghini and was successfully launched on 2011 at the Geneva Motor Show and took the world by storm.

Specification:

Powertrain
  • 6.5 L L539 V12
  • 7-speed ISR Semi-automatic transmission
  • Torque-689 N·m (508 lb·ft) @ 5,500 rpm
Class Sports car
Body Style 2- door Coupe,2-door roadster
Layout Rear mid-engine,rear-wheel-drive

 

Top Speed  354 km/h (220 mph)
0-60M 2.9s approx.
Price Tag  USD393,695 (Base)
Esteemed Owners    Kanye West, Floyd Mayweather to name a few.       

Source:  lamborghinis , McLaren_F1

10

Porsche 918 Spyder

Rating: 4.50/5 (2 votes)

At the 80th Geneva Motor Show in March 2010, Porsche unveiled its new concept car but the production version was later launched at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 2013. In order to develop a solid successor to the Carrera GT supercar, but at last, the 918 Spyder plug-in hybrid is here to steal the show.

Specification:

Powertrain
  • 4.6 L V8 + 2 electric motors on the front and rear axle
  • 608 hp, 391 lb-ft, combined power rating, 887 hp
  • Transmission-7-speed PDK dual-clutch
Class Sportscar(s)
Body Style 2- Door Coupe(RSR),2-door roadster(Spyder)
Layout M4 layout with all-wheel steering

 

Top Speed 218 mph (351 km/h)
0-60M 2.5s approx
Price Tag USD847,975-931,975
Esteemed Owners    Jerry Seinfeld-Comedian cum Actor  

 Source: motorauthority, Porsche_918_Spyder

A Special Word of Mention:

A special word of mention is a must for the following cars as the thirst for speed is everlasting and unquenchable.

LAFerrari – A Spaceship with Wheels:

The LaFerrari – is a monster on the road clocking 2.9s for 0 to 60m, quite a stunning car with the most impressive features from the family of “Ferrari”.The LaFerrari, the car which melds eccentric speed with the ultra-hybrid concept.

Specifications:

Powertrain
  • 6.3 litre Ferrari V12 with a KERSEsque battery 950 bhp
  • torque-663lb ft7-speed dual-clutch automated manual
  • Transmission-7-speed PDK dual-clutch
Class Sportscar(s)
Body Style 2- Door Coupe(RSR),2- door spider (Aperta)
Layout RMR layout

Noble M600- McLaren in a Disguise:

Super light and incredibly powerful, Noble M600 does not belong to any category of ordinary supercars. Noble mentions it’ll strike 60mph from the rest in less than 3.2s.

Specifications:

Powertrain
  • Engine-4.4 L Volvo/Yamaha B8444S V8 (twin t/c petrol)
  • Transmission-6-speed manual
Class Sportscar
Body Style 2-seat coupe and 2-door
Layout Longitudinal, R ear-wheel drive, and Mid-Engine

Zenvo ST1-Super super-car:

The Zenvo ST1 is a car which boasts of rock-solid strength with a top-notch performance capacity. This car is believed to perform well in wet conditions, gaining 189 mph-straight and 0-60m in 2.9s. The Danish Company is here to make a statement.

Specifications:

Powertrain
  • 6.8L twin-chargedV8
  • 1163 HP / 1180PS / 867 kW  with7700 rpm
  • Transmission-6-speed manual and also 7-speed paddle shift
Class Sportscar
Body Style 2- Door Coupe
Layout MR


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