This week we’re taking a look at the five fastest cars in the world that money can buy – straight out the factory. Of course with modern modifications there may be car owners out there with modified cars that could challenge those in our list below, if so, let us know by leaving us a comment.
Which out of these five hyper-machines would you be most inclined to look for a motor insurance quote for?
1. Bugatti Veyron Super Sport
Topping the list, unsurprisingly, is the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport with a colossal top speed of 267mph and a 0-60mph time of just 2.4 seconds. The Veyron SS comes with a gigantic 8 litre W16 engine that produces 1200bhp. These are all quite stunning figures, as is the price at a cool £1.7 million – only 30 will be produced.
2. Hennessey Venom GT
British sports car manufacturer Lotus can claim some pride in seeing the Venom GT in 2nd place since the car is based on a highly modified version of the Lotus Exige chassis. But that’s where the similarities end. The Venom GT is packed with 1200bhp and will reach a top speed of 260mph. The Venom GT is also said to be able to achieve 275mph but that is yet to be tested! All this power comes from a 6.2 litre twin turbocharged V8 engine, which is very impressive since the engine is substantially smaller than the Veyron’s yet a similar top speed is achievable (if not more). It’s also a thing of beauty.
3. Koenigsegg Agera R
The Koenigsegg Agera R can also hit 260mph but it sits in 3rd place due to the fact that it has a slower 0-60mph at 2.9 seconds. It also has less horsepower than the Venom GT with 1099bhp and simply doesn’t look as good. It is still mind-bogglingly quick though and can be happy with being the third fastest car in the world – no doubt Koenigsegg have plans in the pipeline to build an even quicker version of their supercar.
4. SSC Ultimate Aero
The Ultimate Aero was, in March 2007, the fastest production car the world had ever seen with a top speed of 257mph. Those listed above have since surpassed this however. The Ultimate Aero will also hit 60mph in just 2.7 seconds whilst the brains behind this awesome machine, Shelby SuperCars are now looking to produce the new SSC Tuatura in order to surpass the Veyron SS featured above as the fastest production car in the world.
5. 9ff GT9-R
Coming in at 5th place is another 257mph beast – the 9ff GT9-R. Now, whilst this may be a modified Porsche 911, it has been modified by a team of specialist before then being released as its own car, thus earning it the status of a production car that has come straight out of the factory with no aftermarket tuning. Hence why it is eligible to appear in our top 5 list. With a 0-60 time of 2.9 seconds the GT9-R just missed out on 4th place.
[pictured – Porsche 911 GT3 RS]
Let us know what your favourite of the above is or what your favourite supercar is of all time.