TOP 1: Hennessey Venom F5: 301 MPH
The Venom F5 smashes the previous top speed figure by more than one school zone speed limit, boasting a claimed top speed of 301 mph. To do so, Hennessey started off with an all-new 2,950-pound carbon fiber chassis and bolted a twin-turbo V8 of 1,600-hp, 7.4-liter. The results are absolutely amazing, as the car in less than 30 seconds total could go from 0 to 249 to 0 mph. It is the world's fastest car, but Guinness has not yet confirmed it.
TOP 2: KOENIGSEGG AGERA RS: 278 MPH
Agera RS is the real king of speed. The 1,160-hp Swedish super car on public roads hit 284.55 mph in its first run and 271.19 mph in the second, an average of 277.9 mph.
TOP 3: HENNESSEY VENOM GT: 270MPH
Hennessey recorded a 270.4-mph run in 2014, but only in one direction, at the Kennedy Space Center. Record attempts usually require a run in each direction to be considered legitimate, and average wind conditions are taken into account. There is also some discussion about whether the Hennessey Venom qualifies as a manufacturing car because of its hand-built nature. The Guinness Book of World Records did not recognize the monster of Hennessey as the fastest car in the world YET.
TOP 4: BUGATTI CHIRON: 261 MPH
No list is complete without a legendary Bugatti performance car. The Veyron was a spectacular feat of engineering, a super car whose performance was so fantastic. The Volkswagen Group unveiled the successor of the Veyron, the Bugatti Chiron, after 10 years of production. Among supercars, the Chiron is a king.
TOP 5: BUGATTI VEYRON SUPER SPORT: 268 MPH
When Volkswagen bought the brand from Bugatti, it had one objective: to create the world's fastest car. This goal was achieved by the original Veyron, with a $1.7 million price tag and a 1,000 hp quad-turbocharged W16 engine. The SSC Ultimate Aero soon dethroned the Veyron, so Bugatti returned with the Veyron Super Sport. This beat pumps out an amazing 1200 HP and various aerodynamic adjustments designed to help gain a few extra miles per hour. The Veyron Super Car was once accepted by the Guinness Book of World Records as the second fastest car in the world with a top speed of 268 mph recorded on Volkswagen's road course.
TOP 6: SCC ULTIMATE AERO: 256 MPH
Shelby Super Cars had nothing to do with Cobra's Carroll Shelby fame, yet it's Ultimate Aero was the world's fastest car manufacturing for present time.
TOP 7: TESLA ROADSTER: 250 MPH
The original version Tesla Roadster was indeed a performance car based primarily on the Lotus Elise, and while its performance was certainly impressive, it is more known for creating Tesla as a legitimate player in the automotive world. The new Roadster is an entirely different thing. This Roadster second generation features before it the most impressive datasheet of any kind of EV — 0 to 60 mph in 1.9 seconds, 0 to 100 mph in 4.2
TOP 8: SALEEN S7 TWIN TURBO: 248 MPH
The Saleen S7 is iconic among certain performance addicts: rare and exotic styling, weird performance, and greater potential for tuning to name a few. But much of the appeal of the vehicle is in fact historic. Produced from 2000 to 2009, the S7 was America's first mid-engined supercar. The vehicle could hit 60 mph in just 2.8 seconds, producing 750 hp, before smashing in 10.5 seconds the quarter-mile. Its most amazing statistic is its 248 mph top speed, making it one of the fastest cars ever paved.
TOP 9: KOENIGSEGG CCR: 242 MPH
Swedish super car builder Koenigsegg held the title "the fastest in the world" for a short time. Its CCR in 2005 reached 242 mph at the Nardo Ring in Italy. Despite their impressive stats, the moment in the spotlight of the CCR was as brief as their claim to the world. The CCX soon replaced it, then the current Agera.
TOP 10: MCLAREN F1: 241 MPH
The Mclaren F1 is more than just the fastest car in the former world. It could just be the coolest car ever made with its carbon-fiber body, gold-lined engine bay, 6.1-liter BMW M V12, and center driver's seat. Years before trying to take on Ferrari and Porsche with the MP4-12C, McLaren was only known in Formula 1 as a successful race team and the defunct Can-Am series. Yet his first road car was not really exactly an amateur effort. The F1 went on in its own right to a remarkably successful racing career, winning the Le Mans 24 Hours in 1995.