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Top 10 Street Legal Fastest Cars In The World 2016

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Owning a super fast stylish car is a dream to every guy. In fact, this desire seems to be incarnated in every guy’s DNA itself. It explains why guys take all the risks to own their dream car even if it costs an arm or leg.

With advancements in technology and electronics, fastest cars are getting better and they are constantly improved to get into the top spot.When is the last time you fired the question to Google asking, “What is the fastest car in the world?”. If it’s even quite some months ago, I am sure you will not see the same now. So to speak, it’s appropriate to mention the following list of cars as the current toppers of 2016 in terms of speed and performance.

I will continue to keep this list updated with the current records. We keep our eyes fixed on the current changes so you don’t have to. Simply bookmark this page and stay updated.

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All the cars added to this list are production models and none of them is in concept. Let’s fasten our journey, tighten your seatbelts ladies and gentlemen.

Updated on Apr 2016 : Re-declared the title with Bugatti Chiron by replacing the previous topper  Hennessey Venom GT.

Top 10 Fastest Cars In The World

Buggati Chiron -Proven Topper

Koenigsegg One: 1 – Theoretical Topper (As Of 2016)

Rank Car Name MPH Km/h Price In Millions ( USD)
1 Bugatti Chiron: 1  288  463 2.5
1 Koenigsegg One: 1  282  454 2.8
2 Hennessey Venom GT 270.49 435.31 1.2
3 Bugatti Veyron Super Sport 267.8 431.072 1.54
4 9ff GT9-R 257 414 1.65 – 6
5 SSC Ultimate Aero 256.14 412.21 6.5
6 Bugatti Veyron EB 16.4 254.04 408.84 1.5
7 Saleen S7 TT 248 399 5.85
8 Koenigsegg CCX 245 395 4.8
9 McLaren F1 243 391 6
10 Koenigsegg CCR 242 389 1

 10.2004 Koenigsegg CCR

Koenigsegg CCR

0-60 mph Average Top Speed Price ( USD)
3.7 Sec 242 mph 1 Million

Like all other performance sports car, Koenigsegg is also a mid-engine rear wheel drive sports car which is powered by 4.8L V8 engine with twin Rotrex. Superchargers of this car is coupled with 6 speed manual transmission which can produce maximum power of 806 HP @ 6900 rpm and maximum torque of 920 Nm @ 5700 rpm. In order to reduce the body weight and simultaneously increase the strength, the whole body is made up of sandwich reinforcements of carbon fiber and Kevlar. With this lightweight design this car can reach 0-100km/hr in just 3.2 sec and its top speed measured 389 km/hr but company claims it can achieve 395+ km/hr theoretically.

9.McLaren F1

McLaren F1

0-60 mph Average Top Speed Price ( USD)
3.2 Sec 243 mph 6 Million

McLaren F1 is a mid-engine sports car designed and developed by McLaren cars. It is power by 6.1L V12 BMW engine. One of the interesting facts about this car is all other super cars included in the top 10 fastest cars in the world are force induction by turbocharger but this engine is naturally aspirated. It produces the power of 627 HP @7000 rpm and torque output of 651 Nm @5600 rpm. This powerful engine attains 0-60 mph in 3.2 sec and 0-100 mph in 6.3 sec 0-200 mph in 28 sec.

8.Koenigsegg CCX

Koenigsegg CCX

0-60 mph Average Top Speed Price ( USD)
3.1 Sec 245 mph 4.8 Million

Koenigsegg CXX is 2 door coupe mid-engine Rear wheel drive sports car .It is powered with 4.8 liter V8 twin turbo engine coupled transversal 6-speed gearbox, with optional paddle-shift gear box.It produces 806 HP @ 7000 rpm and 920 Nm torque @ 5500 rpm. Koenigsegg CCX is known to attain 0-100 km/hr in 3.2 sec and 0-200 km/hr in 9.8 sec.

7.Saleen S7 TT

 

Saleen S7 TT

0-60 mph Average Top Speed Price ( USD)
2.8 Sec 248 mph 5.85 Million

Saleen S7 TT was an updated model of saleen S7 which is the America’s first mid-engine sports car. The power plant of the engine comprises of 7.0L twin turbo overhead valve V8 engine which is coupled with 6 speed manual transmission. It results in the maximum power of 750 HP @ 6300 rpm and maximum torque of 949 Nm @4800 rpm. Saleen S7 TT can achieve 0-60 mph in 2.8 sec and 0-100 mph in 5.8 sec and 0-200 mph in just 27 sec.

6.Bugatti Veyron EB 16.4

Bugatti Veyron EB 16.4

0-60 mph Average Top Speed Price ( USD)
2.7 Sec 254.04 mph 1.5 Million

Bugatti Veyron EB 16.4 has set the benchmark for all luxury sports cars. In every list boasting,the top 10 fastest cars,Bugatti Veyron EB 16.4 always reserves the spot. Car of the decade, best car driven all year, Guinness world record are some of the many prestigious awards given to this particular model.

It’s powered by W16 engine which has a displacement of 8.0 Liter. This model has a total of 10 radiators.

This Bugatti Veyron’s powerful engine is coupled with dual clutch DSG transmission that produces 1001 HP @6000 rpm and torque of 1250 Nm over the range of 2200 to 5500 rpm.

It can attain 0-100km/hr. in 2.5 sec, 0-200 in 7.3 sec and 0-300 in just 16.7 sec. The top speed achieved by this car is 408km/h. This top speed is not limited by engine performance but it is limited by its Tire at this speed, tire starts to melt due to the friction between the roads.

5.SSC Ultimate Aero

SSC Ultimate Aero

0-60 mph Average Top Speed Price ( USD)
2.78 Sec 256.14 mph 6.5 Million

SSC ultimate aero is produced by Shelby super cars in north America. On April 2013, this car won the title of fastest production car by breaking the record of Bugatti Veyron with a freaking speed of 412.22km/hr (256.14mph).

This mid-engine sports car is powered by 6.9L V8 twin turbo engine which produce whooping 1287 BHP @6075 RPM and a torque of 1508 Nm@6150 RPM. This car can cover 0-60mph in 2.78 sec and 0-100mph in 11.66 sec.

4.9ff GT9-R

9ff GT9-R

0-60 mph Top Speed Price ( USD)
2.9 Sec 257 mph 1.5 to 5.4 Million

9ff GT9-R is built by a German company named 9ff base on Porsche 911 model. This car is powered by 3.6 L 6-cylinder boxer engine with bi-turbo charging. Its engine is coupled with Aft-mounted H-gate 6-speed gearbox to produce the power of 1380 BHP @ 6800 rpm and 910 Nm torque in the range of 2950 to 5800 rpm. It can attain the speed of 0-60 km/ h in 2.9 sec, 0-100 km/h in 3.6 sec, 0-200 km/hr in 5.2 sec and 0 to 300 km/hr in just 19.5 sec. It can attain a high speed of 414 km/hr (254mph).

Depending on the engine variant and the desired features, this car can be priced in the range of 1.5 to 5.4 million USD. All the cars produced till date were sold out.

3.Bugatti Veyron Super Sport

Bugatti Veyron Super Sport

0-60 mph Top Speed Price ( USD)
2.5 Sec 267 mph 1.54 Million

In the line of top fastest cars, Bugatti veyron always holds a special spot. This lightning speed super sport car is developed by Volkswagen groups (Germany) and manufactured in France.

The chassis of Bugatti Veyron is specifically engineered to be stable at the high speeds. It is made up of 8.0L V8 engine with 7 speed DSG gear box which can be driven either automate or semi-automatic. This awesome performance of the engine is achieved by quad turbocharger and quad intercoolers.

It produces maximum horsepower of 1200 BHP @6400 rpm and maximum torque of 1500 Nm over the RPM range of 3000-5000.This high torque helps in accelerating the car very quickly despite of its weight. It can reach 0-60mph in 2.5 sec and 0-200 km/hr. in 6.7 sec and 0-300km/hr. in just 14.6 sec. Its recorded top speed is 267 MPH (430.9 km/hr.

2. Hennessey Venom GT

Hennessey Venom GT

0-60 mph Top Speed Price ( USD)
2.7 Sec 270.49 mph 1.2 Million

Hennessey venom GT is a 2 door coupe sports car, built on base model “Lotus exige”. This car is manufactured in Texas ,America and assembled in England.

Under the hood, Hennessey venom GT has powerful 7.0 L V8 twin turbo engine which produce maximum horsepower of 1244 BHP @ 6600 rpm and maximum torque of 1155 lb-ft @ 4400 rpm. This powerful engine is coupled with Ricardo 6-Speed manual Transmission.

It can reach 0-60 mph in 2.7 sec and 0-100 mph in 5.6 sec. It holds the Guinness world record for attaining 0 -300kmph in just 13.63 sec. Its recorded top speed is 270.49 mph but theoretical top speed is 278 mph. Just 16 cars have been sold till date.

1.Bugatti Chiron – Proven Topper

Bugatti Chiron reaches 0 to 60 mph in 2.5 sec and 0 to 186 within 13.6 sec. This impressive figure would beat the Hennessey Venom GT’s current record of 13.63 sec.

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0-60 mph Average Top Speed Price ( USD)
2.5 Sec 288 mph 2.6 Million

 

World’s most exclusive automobile maker, Volkswagen Group has recently debuted the veyron’s successor, Bugatti Chiron at the Geneva Motor Show. The company claims it as “the world’s most powerful, fastest, most luxurious, and most exclusive super car”. In street legal settings, this mid engined, 2 seated luxury car hits close to 261 mph. However, without speed limits, it achieves 288 mph which breaks the previous record of Hennessey Venom GT (270.49 mph). It even broke the record of our theoretical topper, Koenigsegg One: 1 (282 mph).

Just like the veyron super sport, this bugatti chiron is designed with 8.0 liter sixteen cylinder engine which utilizes 4 turbos to produce 1500 hp & 1180 lb-ft of torque. Undoubtedly, this acceleration is an epic the world has ever seen. Each cylinder is designed with twin fuel injectors that feed this beast for optimal performance. Though this beast is modeled like a racing car, it is engineered in such a way that anyone can handle it safe. Its 8 speed routes control the machinery automatically by sensing the speed acceleration and deceleration.

The price of this beast will be around $2.6 million. As the company aims to produce only 500 units, if you want to reserve one for yourself, you better hurry up!

This car is named after the Bugatti factory Monoco driver Louis Alexandre Chiron who was regarded as the fastest driver in the early 1930s. As of now, bugatti chiron is known as the Proven fastest car in the world.

1. Koenigsegg One : 1 – Theoretical Topper

Koenigsegg One: 1

0-60 mph Top Speed Price ( USD)
2.6 Sec 282 mph 2.8 Million

Koeingsegg one is mechanical marvels whose chassis is completely made up on carbon fiber. This helps the car in attaining 1:1 power to weight ratio. This is powered by 5.0L V8, dual Turbo engine coupled with 7 speed dual clutch transmission with a paddle shift and electronically controlled differential.

It can produce the maximum power of 1341 BHP @7500 rpm and maximum Torque of 1371 Nm @6000 rpm. Koenigsegg One: 1 can reach 0-60mph in 2.6 sec,0-200mph in 14.328 sec & 0 -300kmph in just 11.92 sec. This car tops the list with a predicted top speed of 282 mph (454 km/hr.).However, this speed record was unofficial. When the tracks are said and the tests are made, without any doubt Koeingsegg one:1 would win the title of “world’s fastest car” by outranking the current topper.

Hope, our list of top 10 fastest cars in the world has taken your craze on speed to the next level. Regardless of which one tops the list, we always have endless craze on certain brands. Which one from the list has been a “car of your dream”? If you are given the chance of driving one of them, which one will you prefer?  Drop your comments in the section below.

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