Which supercars boast the fastest «in the» world? In images and numbers, here are the best of these machines challenging the imagination.


What is the fastest car in the world?

What is the fastest car in the world? If the question sounds simple, his answer is more nuanced. To date, several supercars, both legal and unofficial, may lay claim to the title. To help you understand the argument, Sport Auto has categorized the models above (slide show) according to the criterion of «speed».

It may have been achieved «in the» or not, announced by the manufacturers or anticipated as is the case, for example, of the new Bugatti Bolide or the Koenigsegg Jesko Absolut which could raise the bar above 500 km/h. Accuracy: the supercars/hypercars in our top exceed every 400 km/h, which is already not so bad in itself!


Officially, the Tuatara, designed by SSC North America, has been the fastest car in the world since January 2021. The hypercar, approved for use on the road, passed the round-trip test required to obtain its approved record, the final speed being the average of the two «runs».

Nothing was simple for SSC, whose first record attempt was questioned for data errors, which caused the brand to go back to work for two more tests, the third being successful. Find all the details of the« Saga SSC Tuatara» and the video of the record in our article.



The Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ is not exactly a city-friendly vehicle because it is nearly two meters (80 inches) wide. The boxy London cab is the most prevalent vehicle you'll see on the road in the urban jungle of the United Kingdom, but that doesn't stop the wealthy from flaunting it there. 

In the capital of the UK, one of the few thirty cars created by the Molsheim masters was spotted appearing swift while yet moving slowly.

A Ferrari Testarossa and a Bentley Bentayga were parked next to the black beast, allowing YouTuber TheTFJJ to capture it forever. 

A separate SS 300+ was seen by the same individual with the camera a few months previously in London when the driver was stopped for a missing front license plate. Surprise, surprise—this one also lacks it.

It belongs to a sheik who also owns a Ferrari Monza SP2, a Lamborghini Sian & Centenario, a Bugatti Divo, and other vehicles you could anticipate seeing in a one-garage. 

percenter's His fast car is black with orange highlights, same as the other SS 330+ specimens, as a homage to the Veyron Super Sport, a former record-holder for peak speed. 

About that, the SS 300+ is not the world's fastest production vehicle if you adhere to the criteria. Although it broke the 300 mph threshold first, it didn't do so in both directions. 

As a result, the Koenigsegg Agera RS continues to hold the record after clocking an average speed of 277.87 mph (446.97 kph) in Nevada back in November 2017. Its absolute highest speed, however, was "only" 284.55 mph (457.94 km/h) during the high-speed run.

It should be noted that the production vehicle, which came after the 304 mph prototype, had an electronic speed limiter that only allows for 273 mph (440 km/h). 

The Ehra-Lessien test track owned by the Volkswagen Group in Germany is where those with the guts can order Bugatti to remove the limiter and drive the W16 to its absolute limits. 

On August 2, 2019, in the same Ehra-Lessen, Andy Wallace recorded a TÜV-certified speed of 304.77 mph (490.48 km/h), but he thinks the long-tailed hypercar still had more to give.

Sooner or later, Koenigsegg, SSC North America, and Hennessey will all attempt to overtake the current speed kings. If we're purely talking about peak speed as opposed to the average of two runs in opposite directions, the Chiron Super Sport 300+ is the car to beat.


While the hunt for records is probably far from over, SSC holds the new benchmark to beat in 2021, enough to sleep on its two ears for a while before perhaps attempting the next step. 

But the competition is organized behind the scenes and other« monsters» like the new Hennessey Venom F5 or the Bolide would also consider inscribing their name in the Guinness Book. Unless the Koenigsegg Jesko Absolut, which is said to be capable of reaching... 531 km/h, comes and puts its two cents?


Does that name ring a bell? If the Devel Sixteen (see our slideshow) is more fantasy than reality, although the super-hypercar«» was presented at the Dubai 2013 show, seeing it tackle speed records for good would probably mean the (definitive?) end of the playoff. 

How? Thanks to its 12.3L V16 engine, it produces, 5007 horsepower thanks to four turbochargers. Maximum estimated speed? 560 kph... 

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