The world has experienced a plethora of improvements and advancements in science and technology; the automotive industry has never been too far behind when it comes to these advancements. In this day and age, cars with amazingly fast speed with insane specifications and features are being manufactured, and the innovation knows no bounds.
Without a single doubt, the year 2020 has so far been a uniquely difficult one filled with so much disasters from the very onset; now we’re battling the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, which has greatly shrunk the global economy. Due to this pandemic which has forced everyone to stay at home in order to control the spread of the coronavirus, the need for cars have significantly reduced and as a result, car sales have tanked across the globe, and most 2020 car productions and launches have been delayed. In spite of the aforementioned, year 2020 is scheduled to see some of the fastest and most powerful motor vehicles ever produced – with insane horsepower and torque – bless our roads.
So, whether you’re a fast car collector based somewhere in Abu Dhabi, a fanatic somewhere in Bangkok, or you’re out in California just looking to stay updated about the world’s fastest cars, here’s our list of the top 10 contenders for the year 2020. For this list, we have taken only proven or manufacturer-claimed numbers into consideration.
As far as 2020 is concerned, below are the top 10 fastest production cars in the world.
10. Bentley Continental GT W12 (207 MPH)
Production of the Bentley Continental GT W12 was first announced in August 2017 and it was unveiled at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show later that year. The 2020 luxury sport coupe features an enhanced version of Bentley’s illustrious 6.0-liter twin-turbocharged W12 TSI engine, with an incredible output of 626 horsepower and 664 pound-feet of torque. Top speed was recorded at 207 mph (333 km/h) with the manufacturers indicating that it only takes the car 3.6 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph. This not only makes the Continental GT W12 the fastest, but also quickest Bentley car ever made.
9. McLaren Senna (208 MPH)
McLaren Senna was named after the Brazilian Formula One race driver, Ayton Senna who was part of the McLaren Formula One team between 1988 and 1993 while winning 3 Formula One World Driver’s Championship titles. The 2019 McLaren Senna boasts a lightweight design using a modified carbon fiber monocoque and engine. This supercar is powered by a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine that cranks out 789 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque. The car has a top speed of 208 mph (335 km/h) and can reach 0 to 60 mph in 2.7 seconds.
8. Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 (212 MPH)
We know, you didn’t expect to see a Chevrolet car on this list. The 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 boasts a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine that produces 755 horsepower and 715 lb-ft of torque. This supercar’s top speed is set at 212 mph (341 km/h) and can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in precisely 2.85 seconds. This is the fastest Corvette ever made.
7. Aston Martin Valkyrie (250 MPH)
The Aston Martin Valkyrie, codenamed “Nebula”, is a luxury hybrid sport car which is credited to the joint efforts of Aston Martin and Red Bull Racing. This hypercar harbors a 6.5-liter V12 engine that delivers 1,130 horsepower and 664 lb-ft of torque. The Valkyrie boasts a top speed of 250 mph (402 km/h) and can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 2.5 seconds.
6. Bugatti Chiron Sport (261 MPH)
The 2019 Bugatti Chiron Sport, made by Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S, a French luxury automobiles manufacturer renowned for their speed. This supercar comes with the same 8.0-liter quad-turbocharged W16 engine as the regular Chiron, which delivers 1,479 horsepower and 1,180 lb-ft of torque, but it weighs 40 pounds less, thus making it a bit faster. The Chiron Sport is capable of accelerating from 0 to 60 mph in just 2.3 seconds, with a top speed that stands at 261 mph (420 km/h).
5. Bugatti Veyron Super Sport (268 MPH)
It is not a coincidence that another Bugatti car is coming up on the list; this shows how high-minded the manufacturers are. The Bugatti Veyron Super Sport can reach a top speed of 268 mph (431 km/h) and accelerate from 0 to 60 in just 2.4 seconds which why it is regarded as one of the fastest car in the world, although electronically limited to 258 mph to protect the tires from disintegrating. The Bugatti Veyron Super Sport harbors a W16 turbo-charged engine with a power output of 1,184 horsepower and 1,100 lb-ft of torque.
4. Koenigsegg Agera RS (278 MPH)
The Agera RS is a mid-engine luxury sport car produced by popular Swedish car manufacturer, Koenigsegg. In 2017, this car’s variant became the world’s fastest car, setting a record with a GPS-verified two-way average top speed of 278 mph (447 km/h). The hypercar features a 5.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine, generating a maximum power output of 1,341 horsepower and 1010 lb-ft of torque. The car’s weight stands at just 1,395 kg due to a carbon fiber inlet manifold coupled with aluminium construction. The Koenigsegg Agera RS can accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in 2.9 seconds.
3. Koenigsegg Jesko (300 MPH)
The 2020 Koenigsegg Jesko was first introduced at the 2019 Geneva Motor show and it was named after the father of the company’s founder, Jesko von Koenigsegg. Like the other Koenigsegg production (Agera RS), this hypercar’s key specifications include a 5.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine which cranks out 1,280 horsepower on regular gas or a wild 1,600 horsepower on E85 biofuel, with 1,106 lb-ft of torque. This car is able to go from 0 to 60 mph in 2.5 seconds, with a top speed of 300 mph (483 kmph).
2. SSC Tuatara (300 MPH)
The 2019 SSC Tuatara was revealed to the public at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance Press Conference at Peter Hay Hill, by Founder and CEO Jerod Shelby alongside world renowned designer Jason Castriota. This American bad boy is powered by a bespoke twin-turbo 5.9 liter V8 engine, engineered and assembled in collaboration with Nelson Racing Engines. The engine delivers an insane 1,750 horsepower on E85 fuel and 1,350 horsepower on 91 octane fuel. According to SSC, the top speed of this hypercar is set at 300 mph (483 km/h), and it is capable of accelerating from 0 to 60 mph in 2.5 seconds.
1. Hennessey Venom F5 (301 MPH)
The fastest car in the world in 2020 is the Hennessey Venom F5, a hypercar manufactured by American vehicle-manufacturing company, Hennessey Special Vehicles founded in 2017. The Venom F5 is designed and built from scratch with the goal of holding the number one spot and ranking as the fastest production car on planet earth. The powerful hypercar features a twin-turbo V8 engine named “Fury” because it delivers a monstrous 1,817 horsepower and 1,193 lb-ft of torque. The high-tech luxury sport car’s top speed stands at 301 mph (484 km/h) which was recorded by a V-Max tracking system; and according to Hennessey, the Venom F5 is capable of accelerating from 0 to 60 mph in less than 2 seconds. The Hennessey Venom F5 is officially scheduled to launch this summer.