Cars with highest top speed

Top 40 fastest cars in the world. Updated January 2021.

Top speed is, probably, the first performance metric that comes to mind when comparing fast cars.

Top speed depends on balance between engine power and aerodynamic drag - the more power and less drag, the higher the top speed.

High speed stability also matters, since too low downforce can lead to loss of control at speed.

In recent years high performance cars have been tailored for track performance, which, unavoidably, reduces top speed. Therefore the overall top speed is used less in supercar comparisons.

Despite this shift to increased downforce, modern supercars are faster than their predecessors - all thanks to dramatic increase in engine power over the past few decades.

# make & model Speed (mph)▼ Image
1. 2014 Koenigsegg One:1 272 Photo of 2014 Koenigsegg One:1
2. 2015 Hennessey Venom GT '16 270 Photo of 2015 Hennessey Venom GT '16
3. 2010 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport 270 Photo of 2010 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport
4. 2014 Fahlke Larea GT1 S12 267 Photo of 2014 Fahlke Larea GT1 S12
5. 2016 Bugatti Chiron 261 Photo of 2016 Bugatti Chiron
6. 2010 Hennessey Venom GT 260 Photo of 2010 Hennessey Venom GT
7. 2018 Rimac C_Two 258 Photo of 2018 Rimac C_Two
8. 2009 9ff GT9-R 257 Photo of 2009 9ff GT9-R
9. 2007 SSC Ultimate Aero TT 255 Photo of 2007 SSC Ultimate Aero TT
10. 2008 9ff GT9 255 Photo of 2008 9ff GT9
11. 2016 Koenigsegg Regera 255 Photo of 2016 Koenigsegg Regera
12. 2012 Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse 255 Photo of 2012 Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse
13. 2005 Bugatti EB 16.4 Veyron 253 Photo of 2005 Bugatti EB 16.4 Veyron
14. 2008 Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport 253 Photo of 2008 Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport
15. 1994 Dauer Porsche 962 LeMans 251 Photo of 1994 Dauer Porsche 962 LeMans
16. 2007 Koenigsegg CCXR 250 Photo of 2007 Koenigsegg CCXR
17. 2019 McLaren Speedtail 250 Photo of 2019 McLaren Speedtail
18. Lotec Sirius 250 Photo of Lotec Sirius
19. 2005 Orca SC7 249 Photo of 2005 Orca SC7
20. 2019 Aspark Owl 249 Photo of 2019 Aspark Owl
21. 2008 Koenigsegg CCX Edition 249 Photo of 2008 Koenigsegg CCX Edition
22. 2005 Saleen S7 Twin Turbo 248 Photo of 2005 Saleen S7 Twin Turbo
23. 2012 Koenigsegg Agera X 247 Photo of 2012 Koenigsegg Agera X
24. 2004 Koenigsegg CCR 245 Photo of 2004 Koenigsegg CCR
25. 2006 Koenigsegg CCX 245 Photo of 2006 Koenigsegg CCX
26. 2010 9ff BT1000 244 Photo of 2010 9ff BT1000
27. 2000 Koenigsegg CC8S 242 Photo of 2000 Koenigsegg CC8S
28. 2013 W Motors LykanHypersport 242 Photo of 2013 W Motors LykanHypersport
29. 2015 Ultima Evolution 240 Photo of 2015 Ultima Evolution
30. 1993 McLaren F1 240 Photo of 1993 McLaren F1
31. 9ff BT-2 240 Photo of 9ff BT-2
32. 2011 HTT Locus Plethore lc750 239 Photo of 2011 HTT Locus Plethore lc750
33. 2004 SSC Aero SC/8T 237 Photo of 2004 SSC Aero SC/8T
34. 2011 RUF CTR3 236 Photo of 2011 RUF CTR3
35. 2012 RUF CTR3 Clubsport 236 Photo of 2012 RUF CTR3 Clubsport
36. 2018 Bugatti Divo 236 Photo of 2018 Bugatti Divo
37. 2019 Bugatti Centodieci 236 Photo of 2019 Bugatti Centodieci
38. 1991 Koenig C 62 236 Photo of 1991 Koenig C 62
39. 2000 Ultima GTR 720 235 Photo of 2000 Ultima GTR 720
40. Zenvo ST1 50S 234 Photo of Zenvo ST1 50S

Sources

FastestLaps.com (1-4, 6, 8-16, 18-21, 23-25, 27-34, 36-40), Car & Driver (5, 22), BBC Top Gear (7), McLaren Automotive (17), Sport Auto (26), Auto Bild Sportscars (35)

List authored by Christian Zelcs. Last updated on 01/20/2021, last addition - 9ff BT1000.