Cars with highest top speed

Top 40 fastest cars in the world. Updated March 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. 2015 Koenigsegg Agera RS 278 Photo of 2015 Koenigsegg Agera RS
2. 2011 Koenigsegg Agera R 275 Photo of 2011 Koenigsegg Agera R
3. 2014 Koenigsegg One:1 272 Photo of 2014 Koenigsegg One:1
4. 2015 Hennessey Venom GT '16 270 Photo of 2015 Hennessey Venom GT '16
5. 2010 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport 270 Photo of 2010 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport
6. 2014 Fahlke Larea GT1 S12 267 Photo of 2014 Fahlke Larea GT1 S12
7. 2016 Bugatti Chiron 261 Photo of 2016 Bugatti Chiron
8. 2018 Bugatti Chiron Sport 261 Photo of 2018 Bugatti Chiron Sport
9. 2010 Koenigsegg Agera 261 Photo of 2010 Koenigsegg Agera
10. 2010 Hennessey Venom GT 260 Photo of 2010 Hennessey Venom GT
11. 2018 Rimac C_Two 258 Photo of 2018 Rimac C_Two
12. 2009 9ff GT9-R 257 Photo of 2009 9ff GT9-R
13. 2007 SSC Ultimate Aero TT 255 Photo of 2007 SSC Ultimate Aero TT
14. 2008 9ff GT9 255 Photo of 2008 9ff GT9
15. 2016 Koenigsegg Regera 255 Photo of 2016 Koenigsegg Regera
16. 2012 Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse 255 Photo of 2012 Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse
17. 2005 Bugatti EB 16.4 Veyron 253 Photo of 2005 Bugatti EB 16.4 Veyron
18. 2008 Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport 253 Photo of 2008 Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport
19. 1994 Dauer Porsche 962 LeMans 251 Photo of 1994 Dauer Porsche 962 LeMans
20. 2007 Koenigsegg CCXR 250 Photo of 2007 Koenigsegg CCXR
21. 2019 McLaren Speedtail 250 Photo of 2019 McLaren Speedtail
22. Lotec Sirius 250 Photo of Lotec Sirius
23. 2005 Orca SC7 249 Photo of 2005 Orca SC7
24. 2019 Aspark Owl 249 Photo of 2019 Aspark Owl
25. 2008 Koenigsegg CCX Edition 249 Photo of 2008 Koenigsegg CCX Edition
26. 2005 Saleen S7 Twin Turbo 248 Photo of 2005 Saleen S7 Twin Turbo
27. 2012 Koenigsegg Agera X 247 Photo of 2012 Koenigsegg Agera X
28. 2004 Koenigsegg CCR 245 Photo of 2004 Koenigsegg CCR
29. 2006 Koenigsegg CCX 245 Photo of 2006 Koenigsegg CCX
30. 2010 9ff BT1000 244 Photo of 2010 9ff BT1000
31. 2000 Koenigsegg CC8S 242 Photo of 2000 Koenigsegg CC8S
32. 2013 W Motors LykanHypersport 242 Photo of 2013 W Motors LykanHypersport
33. 2015 Ultima Evolution 240 Photo of 2015 Ultima Evolution
34. 1993 McLaren F1 240 Photo of 1993 McLaren F1
35. 9ff BT-2 240 Photo of 9ff BT-2
36. 2011 HTT Locus Plethore lc750 239 Photo of 2011 HTT Locus Plethore lc750
37. 2004 SSC Aero SC/8T 237 Photo of 2004 SSC Aero SC/8T
38. 2008 9ff TRC 78 237 Photo of 2008 9ff TRC 78
39. 2011 RUF CTR3 236 Photo of 2011 RUF CTR3
40. 2012 RUF CTR3 Clubsport 236 Photo of 2012 RUF CTR3 Clubsport

Sources

FastestLaps.com (1-6, 9, 10, 12-20, 22-25, 27-29, 31-37, 39), Car & Driver (7, 8, 26), BBC Top Gear (11), McLaren Automotive (21), Sport Auto (30, 38), Auto Bild Sportscars (40)

List authored by Christian Zelcs. Last updated on 03/24/2021, last addition - Koenigsegg Agera.