The 15 Fastest Cars in The World (2024)

In the ever-evolving world of automotive engineering, car companies and enthusiasts are constantly working to push the boundaries of velocity. The pursuit of achieving unachievable numbers has led to the development of marvelous innovations and technologies. Intricate aerodynamics, complex propulsion systems and extreme weight saving measures have enabled us this feat. In this post, we’ll take you on a journey through the ranks of the fastest Supercars, Hypercars and Megacars on the planet, showcasing the remarkable feats of speed and performance that make these vehicles true wonders of modern engineering. Below is a list of the fastest 15 cars in the world as of 2024:

15. McMurty Spéirling:

  • Top Speed: 200mph+ (Electronically limited to 150mph)
  • 0-60 mph: 1.4s
  • Engine Configuration:
  • Battery: 60kWh
  • Drivetrain: RWD
  • Horsepower: 1,000hp
  • Torque: –
  • Curb Weight: Below 1,000kg (2,200 lbs)

Now I know you might be wondering, what’s this doing here. Yes, there are many cars much faster than the McMurty in terms of its top speed, but it’s the acceleration where it truly shines. The McMurty Speirling accelerates from 0-96 km/h in 1.4s, giving even the most overengineered and lightweight cars a tough time, especially in quarter-mile races. The car even has a fan in the rear that signifies its character and produces further downforce.

14. Mclaren F1:

  • Top Speed: 243 mph (391 km/h)
  • 0-60 mph: 3.2s
  • Engine Configuration: Naturally Aspirated V12
  • Displacement: 6.1L
  • Drivetrain: RWD
  • Horsepower: 618hp
  • Torque: 479lb-ft
  • Curb Weight: 1,138 kg (2,509 lb)

The Mclaren F1 needs no introduction. Created on the low weight-high power formula, the F1 broke the XJ220’S record and held it for several years, till it was taken by the Veyron. And it achieved all this without any aspiration aid. The F1 is a role model to any record-breaking race car.

13. Saleen S7 (TT):

  • Top Speed: 248 mph (399 km/h) (estimated)
  • 0-60 mph: 2.7s
  • Engine Configuration: Twin-Turbocharged V8
  • Displacement: 7.0L
  • Drivetrain: RWD
  • Horsepower: 750hp
  • Torque: –
  • Curb Weight: 700 lb-ft

An underrated and unheard car, the Saleen S7 is an American hand built mid-engine supercar built between 2000 and 2009. Even though the N/A version is quite quick, it later received an upgraded twin-turbo powerplant which pushed its horses to 750hp and its top speed to an 248 mph. In 2017, Saleen announced the S7 LM, which comes with a mighty 1,000+ hp.

12. Koenigsegg Agera RS:

  • Top Speed: 249 mph (400 km/h)
  • 0-60 mph: 2.9s
  • Engine Configuration: Twin-Turbo V8
  • Displacement: 5.OL
  • Drivetrain: RWD
  • Horsepower: 1160hp
  • Torque: 944 lb-ft
  • Curb Weight: 1,395 kg

Koenigsegg, initially starting out as a humble, young company, has made incredible innovations in the automotive industry without the support of any corporation. The Koenigsegg Agera RS is one of the company’s poster children that encompasses all that incredible tech and research, making it able to achieve ridiculous speeds and forcefully taking the VW’s backed Veyron’s record.

11. Mclaren Speedtail:

  • Top Speed: 250 mph (403 km/h)
  • 0-60 mph: 3s
  • Engine Configuration:
  • Displacement: 4.0L + 1.647 kWh Lithium-ion Battery
  • Drivetrain: RWD
  • Horsepower: 1,036hp
  • Torque: 848 lb-ft
  • Curb Weight: 1,597kg (3,521 lbs)

The Mclaren Speedtail is one the distinct cars to exist. Born in aerodynamic elegance, the Speedtail achieves a 250 mph top speed using a hybrid powertrain. Having the same 3 seat cabin and excessive weight saving measures, makes the Speedtail, the F1’s successor.

10. Aston Martin Valkyrie:

  • Top Speed: 250mph (402 km/h)
  • 0-60 mph: 2.5s
  • Engine Configuration: Naturally Aspirated V12 + 1 Electric Motor
  • Displacement: 6.5L + 1.7 kWh lithium-ion Battery
  • Drivetrain: RWD
  • Horsepower: 1160hp
  • Torque: 663 lb-ft
  • Curb Weight: 2,850lb

The Valkyrie is one of the strangest cars to ever be produced by Aston Martin, but in a good way. Born from a collaboration between Red Bull Racing and AM, the Valkyrie combines a NA high revving V12 and an electric motor to deliver its performance. The incredible power to weight ratio plays a vital role as well.

9. Koenigsegg Gemera:

  • Top Speed: 250 mph (400 km/h)
  • 0-60 mph: 1.9s
  • Engine Configuration: Twin-Turbocharged V8 (HV8 Option)
  • Displacement: 5.0L
  • Drivetrain: AWD
  • Horsepower: 2,300hp
  • Torque: 2,028 lb-ft
  • Curb Weight: 4,564 lb (2,070 kg)

Probably the newest and most unique car on the list, the Gemera creates a new category, a megacar, that being the combination of a hypercar and a 4-seater. other than that, it manages to push out a ridiculous puttable 2,300 horsepower, further solidifying Koenigssegg’s boundries.

8. Rimac Nevera:

  • Top Speed: 258 mph (415 km/h)
  • 0-60 mph: 1.9s
  • Battery: 117.0 kWh Lithium-ion
  • Drivetrain: AWD
  • Horsepower: 1,813 hp
  • Torque: 1,741 lb-ft
  • Curb Weight: 5,100 lb (2,300 kg)

The Rimac Nevera, just like every car on the list, has its own incredible story, being the brainchild of young entrepreneur Mate Rimac, the Rimac is the world’s fastest EV, not only being a straight-line rocket but even capable in corners by torque vectoring, an unheard feat in electric vehicles. The company’s engineering was so impressive that VW and Rimac collaborated and now Rimac owns 50% ownership of Bugatti with 50% Rimac’s ownership given to VW.

7. Zenvo TSR-GT:

  • Top Speed: 263 mph (424 km/h)
  • 0-60 mph: 2.8s
  • Engine Configuration: Twin-Supercharged V8
  • Displacement: 5.8L
  • Drivetrain: –
  • Horsepower: 1,360hp
  • Torque: 811 lb-ft +
  • Curb Weight: 3,483 lb (1,580 kg)

While Zenvo may not be the most well-known, that does not stop it from being more. Significant for its aggressive looks and jaw dropping performance, the TSR-GT achieves a 263 mph top speed, making it a worthy contender for this list.

6. Bugatti Veyron Super Sport:

  • Top Speed: 431 km/h (267 mph)
  • 0-60 mph: 2.5s
  • Engine Configuration: Quad-Turbocharged W16
  • Displacement: 8.0L
  • Drivetrain: AWD
  • Horsepower: 1,200hp
  • Torque: 1,106 lb-ft
  • Curb Weight: 4,167 lbs (1,890kg)

Like the F1, the Veyron SS is a masterpiece of a car, with its achievements openly visible to the world. Not only did the SS top out at an insane 431 km/h, but also set the top speed record at the time. The SS’s achievements were made much popular by Top Gear, where James May comfortably took the Veyron SS to 420 km/h.

5. Hennessey Venom-GT:

  • Top Speed: 270 mph (435 km/h)
  • 0-60 mph: 2.5s
  • Engine Configuration: Twin-Turbocharged V8
  • Displacement: 7.0L
  • Drivetrain: RWD
  • Horsepower: 1,244hp+
  • Torque: 1,155 lb-ft
  • Curb Weight: 2,743 lb (1,244 kg)

The Venom-GT was the inception of a mad American tuning company, Hennessey. Essentially being a heavily modified manual Lotus, the Venom-GT shocked the world when it broke the world record using a Twin-Turbocharged V8. Not only the Venom-GT managed to achieve its goals but also solidified Hennessey’s actions, making them go on to produce other monstrosities.

4. SSC Tuatara:

  • Top Speed: 295 MPH (475 KPH)
  • 0-60 mph: 2.5s
  • Engine Configuration: TT V8
  • Displacement: 5.9L
  • Drivetrain: RWD
  • Horsepower: 1,750hp
  • Torque: 1,322 lb-ft
  • Curb Weight: 1,247kg

The SSC Tuatara is a one-of-a-kind vehicle to ever exist. Built from carbon fiber, the sleek aerodynamic body and powerful twin turbocharged V8 enables the SSC to achieve jaw-dropping figures. Though there were questionable marketing stunts to boost the Tuatara’s fame (by publishing an unproved higher top speed figure), it was later verified that the SSC managed to hit 295 mph on a relatively short strip, earning its position as a worthy contender.

3. Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+:

  • Top Speed: 305mph (490 km/h) (Electronically Limited)
  • 0-60 mph: 2.5s
  • Engine Configuration: Quad-Turbocharged W16
  • Displacement: 8.0L (8,000 cc)
  • Drivetrain: AWD
  • Horsepower: 1,577hp
  • Torque: 1,180 lb-ft
  • Curb Weight:4,587 lb (2,080kg)

Just like the Veyron SS, the Chiron SS did exactly what its father did, just better. Not only did the Chiron Super Sport set a new top speed record but was the first car to achieve and surpass the 300-mph mark. That alone deserves ton of praise. Later, in Bugatti’s Ehra-Lessientrack, one of the drivers took the SS, with the limiter removed and managed to hit 500 km/h.

2. Hennessey Venom F5:

  • Top Speed: 310+ mph
  • 0-60 mph: 2.5s
  • Engine Configuration: Twin-Turbo V8
  • Displacement: 6.6L
  • Drivetrain: RWD
  • Horsepower: 1,817hp
  • Torque: 1,193 lb-ft
  • Curb Weight: 3,053 lb ( 1,384 kg)

The Venom F5 (in weather terminology, F5 being a Tornado’s most severe category) is the Venom-GT’s successor. Not only has it managed to get within the top 3 by its impressive stats, but unlike the GT, is totally made by Hennessey itself. The venom F5 is a representation of tuning knowledge put to the limits.

1. Koenigsegg Jesko Absolut:

  • Top Speed: 330 mph (530km/h) (Theoretical/Untested)
  • 0-60 mph: 2.5s
  • Engine Configuration: Twin-Turbocharged V8
  • Displacement: 5.0L
  • Drivetrain: RWD
  • Horsepower: 1,280-1,600hp
  • Torque: 1,106 lb-ft max
  • Curb Weight: 3,064 lb (1,390 kg)

And finally, another Koenigsegg. The Jesko Absolut delivers its mind-boggling speed through a powerful powerplant, incredible aero, encompassed technology and lightweight nature. While its top speed has not been proved (due to absence of suitable area to attempt), there is no doubt it can achieve it.

NOTE: Many of the cars on the list are missing, such as the Bugatti Bolide. They have deliberately not been included in order to keep the list short and compact.


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