These Are the Fastest Production Cars in the World Right Now
It wasn’t too long ago that the fastest supercars were pretty well known. After all, the McLaren F1 was the fastest production car in the world for an entire decade. Now, though, hypercar manufacturers are constantly pushing the envelope. So, let’s take a look at, as of 2023, the fastest production cars in the world. A quick note, though, cars with an unproven top speed need not apply for this list. So, the Koenigsegg Jesko, Bugatti Bolide, and Hennessey Venom F5 will not make the cut.
Rimac Nevera – 258 MPH
EV manufacturer Rimac came out swinging with the development of ultra-performance electric cars. So much so that the founder, Mate Rimac, became the CEO of Bugatti Rimac after the merger of the two companies.
It’s easy to see why when you look at the specs, though. Robb Report says it has 1,914 horsepower. So, the Nevera can sprint from zero to 60 in under 2 seconds. Keep your foot to the floor, and you’ll be at the wailing top speed of 258 miles per hour before you know it.
Hennessey Venom GT — 270.4 MPH
Including the Venom GT is a bit of a tough call on this list. It has indeed surpassed the 270 MPH threshold, and it is a production car. However, Hennessey only managed to sell 13 of them, and the top-speed run was only executed in one direction. So, while it doesn’t qualify for the world record, it is one of the fastest-production cars in the world.
Perhaps most impressive is the fact that the Hennessey Venom GT is nearly a decade old now. It still looks quite modern, thanks to its virtually timeless Lotus-like appearance. Furthermore, the twin-turbocharged LS engine is something that’ll never grow old!
Allegedly, the Venom F5 is capable of over 300 miles per hour. However, until the day it actually goes that fast, we can’t include it on a list like this!
Koenigsegg Agera RS — 277.8 MPH
The Agera RS is currently the fastest-proven Koenigsegg model. Koenigsegg made an attempt at the world record back in 2017 at the request of the owner of the car. Yes, they used a customer-owned car!
The car actually managed an overall top speed of 284.5 miles per hour. However, the world record is an average of two passes. One in each direction.
The 1,360 horsepower Koenigsegg Agera RS is truly a monster of a car. It can sprint from zero to 250 MPH and back to zero in just 332 seconds and set the flying mile record with a speed of 276.3 MPH.
SSC Tuatara — 282.9MPH
The Tuatara has a bit of a checkered history when it comes to its record attempts. In 2020, SSC made an attempt at the record with a claimed final result of 316 miles per hour, which would have made it the fastest production car in the world. However, it caused a massive amount of controversy when folks started doing the math on the claimed speed.
The skepticism led to SSC making another attempt shortly thereafter, with official results coming in at an average of 282.9 MPH.
Regardless of the controversy, the 1,750 horsepower SSC Tuatara is a phenomenal feat of engineering
Bugatti Chiron Super Sport — 304.7 MPH
Believe it or not, the Bugatti Chiron Super Sport holding the top spot on the list of the fastest production cars in the world, also comes with an asterisk. The Chiron Super Sport in question was modified specifically for the task. Bugatti lengthened the body by 10 inches, gave it new aero, and lowered it. However, since 30 production variants of the Chiron Super Sport 300+ were sold, it technically qualifies for the record.
That being said, there is one other stipulation that it did not meet. As I mentioned above, the record requires an average speed of two runs, one in each direction. The Chiron Super Sport 300+ only went one way. So, it doesn’t technically hold the world record.
It did, however, eclipse the elusive 300 MPH mark with a verified top speed of 304.7 MPH. That’s an accomplishment no other production car has achieved in the real world.