The title of fastest production car is one that is hotly contested by a range of stunning creations that encapsulate everything that you could ever want in a super sports vehicle. The important part is to consider what a production car actually means, as there are many one-off or prototypes that are seriously competitive when it comes to speed. A production car is one which is available for public purchase and suitable for road use, no matter how exclusive the price tag may be. Here are 5 of the fastest production cars in the world.
This sleek machine is based on the Porsche 911, however the 9ff GT9-R boasts a 4.0 litre flat-6 twin turbo engine and an impressive 1120hp. It will sprint from 0-100km/h in 2.9 seconds and reach a top speed of 413km/h. With only 20 units in production, the exclusivity is retained by the price tag starting at $695,000.
SSC Ultimate Aero
The SSC Ultimate Aero also reaches a top speed of 413km/h, however reaches a 0-100km/h slightly quicker than the GT9-R in a time of 2.7 seconds. Powered by a twin turbo V8 engine with 1183hp, the starting price for one of these stylish cars is a slightly cheaper $654,000. It held the Guinness World Record’s entry for the fastest car in the world from March 2007 to July 2010.
Koenigsegg Agera R
The Agera R offers aggressive styling, a wide stance and seriously fast performance. It hits a top speed of 418km/h, and jumps from 0-100km/h in 2.9 seconds. It’s another twin turbo machine, powered by a 5.0 litre V8 engine and has 1099 horsepower. The car has a much higher theoretical top speed, but is yet to be conclusively tested past 418km/h. For one of these stunning specimens you can expect to pay over $1.6 million.
Hennessey Venom GT
Based on a Lotus Exige, the Venom GT is packed with a 6.2 litre LS9 supercharged V8 twin turbo engine and produces 1200hp. This beautifully sophisticated looking sports car has been tested to 418km/h yet has the potential for much higher top speeds, with predictions putting it at over 440km/h. It races from 0-100km/h in a blistering 2.5 seconds, and starts at a relatively low base price of $950,000 when compared to the Agera R.
Bugatti Veyron Super Sport
The current King of Speed title goes to the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport. It holds the Guinness World Record for being the fastest production car in the world, though recently faced a brief period of having the title removed before being reinstated only weeks later. This specimen of pure motoring perfection reaches a tested top speed of 429km/h, and gets from 0-100km/h in merely 2.4 seconds. It achieves this thanks to the unbelievably powerful 1200hp 8 litre W16 engine, and has a current base price of $2.4 million.
These super cars are the pinnacle of engineering and performance that is available for road use. It comes at a hefty price though, with many of these beautiful models fetching close to and over a million dollars each. Luckily there are many great options for everyday drivers who want impressive performance in an affordable package that won’t sacrifice on quality. Models such as the Suzuki Swift Sport continue to gain popularity thanks to their brilliantly designed engines, nifty performance and rock solid handling. Great street performance doesn’t have to break the bank, however if you have a spare $2million, by all means, buy a Bugatti Veyron Super Sport and enjoy the world’s fastest production car!
Emma is a car enthusiast who loves blogging about anything auto-related.