Competition is a good thing in the automotive industry because it’s the world that always wins as a result of amazing productions from giant auto manufacturers. It’s been 33 years since Ferrari F40 achieved the 200 mph (322 km/h) feat by becoming the fastest vehicle on the planet then. These days, different car manufacturers are producing vehicles that have reached and surpassed even the 300 mph mark. This milestone has been in development for a very long time, and to be able to reach it is a proof that more milestones will be reached in a couple more years, with the help of technology of course.
2020 model year saw the production of super fast performance cars like the Koenigsegg Jesko and the Hennessey Venom F5, both of which remain two of the fastest production cars money can get at the moment. Although we’re still just halfway through 2020, there have been new car productions for the 2021 model year, some of which are packed with unmatched top speed. However, their unveilings have only been limited to the internet as a result of some of the protocols put in place to reduce the spread of the coronavirus.
Without doubts, these new productions will make waves and hopefully, the pandemic will be over soon so these super-fast works of art with four wheels can get their deserved recognition. As a car enthusiast, you shouldn’t be behind on the latest fastest cars in the world which is why we’ve compiled a list based on facts extracted from information provided by the manufacturers of these vehicles.
Here’s a list of the top 10 fastest cars in the world 2021 edition, with top speed in MPH (and KM/H), along with their respective prices.
10. Bugatti Centodieci (236 MPH)
The Bugatti Centodieci was made in homage to the very first modern Bugatti hypercar, the famous EBB110 which helped rank Bugatti as one of the best auto brands in the 90s. Creating the Centodieci in time for Bugatti’s 110th birthday with only 10 units planned to be produced, the hypercar is set to increase Bugatti’s stock in the auto market, just like the EBB110 did almost three decades ago. Under the hood of the 2021 Centodieci which is 20kg lighter than the famous Bugatti Chiron, is an 8.0-liter quad-turbocharged W16 engine with a power output of 1,578 hp at 7000rpm and a maximum torque of 1,180 lb-ft. This will help the car sprint from 0-60 mph in a quick 2.3 seconds with a top speed of 236 mph (380 km/h). With only 10 units to be made, the price of the Bugatti Centodieci is set at $9.4 million USD, making it one of the most expensive cars in the world.
9. McLaren Speedtail (250 MPH)
The fourth production in the McLaren Ultimate Series, just after Senna, McLaren Speedtail, is a supercar that features a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged engine with a power output of 1,036 horsepower and 848 lb-ft of torque. McLaren claims the sports car can accelerate from 0-186mph in a swift 12.8 seconds, and with a top speed of 250 mph (402 km/h), it remains one of the fastest production cars in the world in 2021. The supercar costs around £2.1 million.
8. Aston Martin Valkyrie (250 MPH)
The Aston Martin Valkyrie was produced with an F1 suspension and one-piece carbon fiber body, both of which are produced by a composite construction brand, Multimatic. Powered by a 6.5-liter Aston Martin’s V12 engine which produces 1,130 hp and 664 lb-ft of torque, the supercar is able to reach a top speed of 250 mph (402 km/h) with 0-60 mph acceleration time set at 2.6 seconds. The Aston Martin Valkyrie has a base price of a whopping $3.2 million.
7. Bugatti Chiron Sport (261 MPH)
Having another Bugatti on this list is a proof that the French car manufacturer remains consistent with its production of some of the world’s best performance cars, even in 2021. The mid-engine two-seater supercar features an 8.0-liter W16, accompanied by four turbochargers with a power output of 1,479 hp and 1,180 lb-ft of torque. The Bugatti Chiron Sport can accelerate from 0-62 mph in 2.3 seconds and from 0-124 mph in 6.5 seconds, with a top speed of 261 mph (420 kmph). Pricing for Bugatti Chiron Sport starts from 2.4 million Euro.
6. Bugatti Veyron Super Sport (268 MPH)
At the time of its production, the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport made it into the Guinness World Records as the fastest street-legal production car in the world with a top speed of specifically 268 mph (431 km/h). In 2021, the Veyron Super Sport remains one of the fastest cars on the planet. The hypercar features an 8.0-liter quad-turbocharged W16 engine which cranks out 1,200 hp and 1,106 lb-ft of torque at 3000-5000rpm. Additionally, the car can accelerate from 0-100 km/h in exactly 2.5 seconds and it has a base price of $2 million USD.
5. Koenigsegg Agera RS (278 MPH)
The Koenigsegg Agera RS, with the help of a 5.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine produces 1,176 horsepower and 940 lb-ft of torque, although the numbers can be boosted by the 1MW upgrade which can make the horsepower reach a maximum 1,360 horsepower and torque of 1,000 pound-foot. With the help of the traction-limiting rear-wheel drive setup and a 7-speed paddle-shift transmission, the Agera RS can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in less than 2.9 seconds with a top speed of 278 mph (447 km/h). Pricing for the Agera RS starts from $2.5 million USD.
4. Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ (305 MPH)
The Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ was the first hypercar to break the 300 mph barrier, with a top speed of approximately 305 mph (491 km/h). Bugatti has been one of the auto industry’s biggest names and it’s no surprise they only make record-breaking productions. The luxury sports car which is slated to hit the dealerships in 2021, is powered by a W16 8.0-liter engine which in turn produces 1,600 horsepower and a maximum torque of 1,180 lb-ft. Pricing for the Chiron Super Sport 300+ starts from €3.5 million EUR which is approximately $4.1 Million USD in today’s exchange rate.
3. Hennessey Venom F5 (311 MPH)
The Hennessey Venom F5 surpassed the Venom GT which previously held the company’s top speed record with 270 mph. In Hennessey Venom F5, the company now has a new king of speed with a top speed of approximately 311 mph (500 km/h). The hypercar is powered by a twin-turbo V8 engine named “Fury” because it delivers a monster 1,817 horsepower and 1,193 lb-ft of torque. Without electric motors or direct drive, the Hennessey Venom F5 can go from 0-60 mph in less than 2 seconds. While the Venom F5 held the number one spot for not only the fastest, but also the quickest production cars in 2020; the luxury performance car sits on the number three spot for 2021. The base price for the Hennessey Venom F5 sports car is $1.8 million USD.
2. Koenigsegg Jesko Absolut (330 MPH)
Without a single doubt, a top speed of 330 mph (531 km/h) ensures the Koenigsegg Jesko Absolut is the Swedish car manufacturer’s fastest ever production and also the second fastest car in the world in 2021, overtaking the Hennessey Venom F5 as well as the famous Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+. Built with the world’s lightest V8 crankshaft which weighs just 12.5kg, the twin turbo charged V8 engine produces amazing power with more efficiency to crank out a whopping 1,280 hp and 1,106 lb-ft of torque. With key safety features like Standard backup camera, front and rear parking sensors and Surround-view camera, pricing for the Koenigsegg Jesko Absolut starts at $3 million USD.
1. SSC Tuatara (331 MPH)
The world speed record for a production car was broken by the SSC Tuatara after reaching 331.15 mph (532.93 km/h) on October 10, 2020, while also achieving the highest speed ever by a car on a public road. SSC North America which was formerly known as Shelby Supercars may have only been founded in 1998 by Jerod Shelby, but the brand now competes with some of the biggest names in the industry, with it producing the world’s fastest production car at a time, the SSC Ultimate Aero. SSC’s present fastest production car – the Tuatara – which is also the world’s fastest road car in 2021, is powered by a 5.9-liter flat-plane crank twin-turbocharged V8 engine which produces 1,350 hp when on 91 octane fuel and up to a whopping 1,750 hp when running on E85 ethanol. SSC claims the hypercar can accelerate from 0-60 mph in 2.5 seconds with a top speed of approximately 331 mph, and it has a base price of $1.6 million USD.