What are the fastest cars in the world?

This Market Business News information article provides a ranking of the fastest cars in the world based on factors such as top speed, horsepower, and acceleration time from zero to 60 miles per hour.

The following list of fastest cars (that are street legal) is ranked according to verified top speeds.

Therefore, any “theoretical top speeds” – that have not backed up by evidence – will not be mentioned.

Note: Market Business News would appreciate it, for the sake of keeping this article as accurate as possible, that people contact us (with recognized sources) if there are any new high speeds recognized since this article was originally published.

 The fastest cars of 2014 are: 

10. Noble M600

Noble M600

This sleek looking car is hand-built by the British company Noble Automotive in Leicestershire.

The Noble M600 currently has a price tag of £200,000 in the UK (around $325,000 in the US) and it packs a punch for its hefty price tag in terms of performance.


0 – 60 mph time: 3.7 seconds 
Power: 650 horsepower twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V8 Engine
Top speed: 225 mph (362 km/h)

9. Gumpert Apollo

Gumpert Apollo

The Gumpert Apollo is made by the German automaker Gumpert Sportwagenmanufaktur GmbH in Altenburg. The rear wheel drive two-seater is built on a tubular chromoly frame with fiberglass (or optional carbon fiber) body panels.


0 – 60 mph time: 3.0 seconds 
Power: 650 horsepower twin-turbocharged 4.2 liter V8 Engine
Top speed: 225 mph (362 km/h)

8. Pagani Huayra

Pagani Huayra

The Pagani Huayra is a mid-engined sports car produced by the Italian automobile company Pagani. The Huayra was listed as “The Hypercar of the Year 2012” by Top Gear magazine.


0 – 60 mph time: 3.0 seconds 
Power: 730 horsepower twin-turbocharged 6.0 liter V12 Engine
Top speed: 230 mph (370 km/h)

7. Zenvo ST1

Zenvo St1

The Zenvo ST1 is produced by the Danish sports car company Zenvo Automotive. The team that makes the car, Jesper Jensen and Troels Vollertsen, decided to only produce 15 of the vehicles to ensure it stays exclusive.


0 – 60 mph time: 2.9 seconds 
Power: 1,104 horsepower twin-turbocharged 7.0 liter V8 Engine
Top speed: 233 mph (374 km/h)

6. McLaren F1

McLaren F1

The McLaren F1 is a sports car designed and manufactured by McLaren Automotive, located in Surrey, England. This is one of the only cars on this list that achieves its top speed naturally aspirated as opposed to using forced induction.


0 – 60 mph time: 3.2 seconds 
Power: 627 horsepower V12 Engine
Top speed: 240 mph (386 km/h)

5. Koenigsegg CCX

Koenigsegg CCX

The Koenigsegg CCX is produced by the automobile company Koenigsegg Automotive AB. It was included as one of the 10 Most Beautiful Cars by Forbes Magazine.


0 – 60 mph time: 3.2 seconds 
Power: 806 horsepower V8 Engine
Top speed: 245 mph (394 km/h)

4. Saleen S7 Twin-Turbo

The Saleen S7 is a rear-mid-engine, real-wheel drive,high-performance American sports car developed by Steve Saleen. The car is assembled in Irvine, California. 


0 – 60 mph time: 2.8 seconds 
Power: 806 horsepower V8 Engine
Top speed: 248 mph (399 km/h)

3. (joint) 9ff GT9-R

9ff GTR

The is a sports car built by German tuning company 9ff. It is based loosely on the Porsche 911. Unlike the 911 though, the 9ff is mid-engined (for better weight distribution).


0 – 60 mph time: 2.9 seconds 
Power: 1,120 horsepower 4.0 liter flat-6 twin-turbocharged engine
Top speed: 257 mph (413 km/h)

3. (joint) SSC Ultimate Aero

SSC Aero

The SSC Aero is a mid-engine sports car built by SSC North America. The SSC Aero used to hold the Guinness Book of World Records record as the fastest production car in the world.


0 – 60 mph time: 2.7 seconds 
Power: 1,183 horsepower twin-turbocharged V8 engine
Top speed: 257 mph (413 km/h)

3 (joint). Koenigsegg Agera R

Koenigsegg Agera R

The sports car, developed by  Koenigsegg Automotive AB, is optimized for running on low octane gas. It was the hundredth Koenigsegg to ever be produced. It’s base price is around $1,600,000.


0 – 60 mph time: 2.9 seconds 
Power: 1,099 horsepower twin-turbocharged V8 engine
Top speed: 260 mph (418 km/h)

2. Hennessey Venom GT

venom gt

The Hennessey Venom GT was first revealed on March 29, 2010. It is an American sports car built by Hennessey Performance Engineering in Texas.

According to company founder and president, John Hennessey:

“While a Veyron Super Sport did run 267.8 mph, Bugatti speed-limits its production vehicles to 258 mph. Thus, at 265.7 mph the Venom GT is the fastest car available to the public.”

The Venom GT broke the record at the US Naval Air Station in Leemore, California.

The speed was validated by VBOX 3i GPS-based data logging systems and VBOX officials certified the numbers.


0 – 60 mph time: 2.5 seconds 
Power: 1,244 horsepower 7.0 liter LS7 twin-turbocharged V8 engine
Top speed: 265.7 mph (418 km/h)

1. (the fastest car) Bugatti Veyron Super Sport

bugatti veyron super sport fastest car in the world

The Bugatti is built in Molsheim, France by Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S.

Despite Bugatti imposing speed-limits for its production vehicles, the Veyron Super Sport can boast itself as the world’s fastest production car.

On July 4 2010, at the high-speed Ehra-Lessien test track in Germany, officials from Guinness World Records verified that the Veyron Super Sport reached a record high speed of 267.8 mph – a speed that no other production car has matched.

As the fastest car in the world, the Veyron Super Sport is certainly not cheap – with a base price of $2,400,000.


0 – 60 mph time: 2.4 seconds 
Power: 1,099 horsepower twin-turbocharged V8 engine
Top speed: 267.8 mph (418 km/h)