The 7 fastest cars in the world is always a fun list to compile, because the common denominator of each entry is speed, and speed also happens to be the coolest and most exciting force a moving object can produce. As we near the year 2020, the automotive landscape will be all about finding speed with new propulsion systems and energy management. To earn a spot on this list of the fastest cars in the world, the speed demons had to be 2018 year models or newer, currently be in production, and be street legal.
7. Porsche 911 GT2 RS.
Dubbed “the widowmaker” by generations of Porsche purists, the rear-wheel-drive GT2 RS is a pinnacle of the 911 lineup as well as the fastest and most capable Porsche outside of the now-defunct 918 Spyder.
6. Aston Martin DBS Superleggera.
The new Aston Martin DBS Superleggera is a sexy new Brit that can reach a top speed of 211 miles per hour and rocket from zero to 60 in 3.2 seconds and, after that, all the way to 100 in 6.4 seconds.
5. Chevrolet Corvette ZR1.
The 212-mph Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 continues the American tradition of building world-class performers at just a fraction of the cost of the Europeans. Lucky ZR1 owners can choose from two different aero settings depending on their track-day needs or personal preference. No wonder ‘Vette aficionados refer to it as “The King.”
4. Ford GT.
Inspired by one of Le Mans’ most famous racers, the Ford GT is a perfect example of when a major company like the Blue Oval puts its brightest minds to work. The GT’s engine variant can summon 647 horsepower and 550 pound-feet of torque, allowing it to go from zero to 60 in just three seconds.
3. Lamborghini Aventador SVJ.
This new Raging Bull comes to life via a 6.5-liter, 48-valve V-12 that carries 4.42 pounds with each of its 759 horses. As a result, the SVJ can deliver a zero to 60 time of 2.8 and reach a maximum speed of 217 miles per hour.
2. Mercedes-AMG Project One.
Over 217 MPH
It’s not common for an automaker to release estimated performance figures, but in the case of Mercedes-AMG, they’ve simply stated that its new hypercar, the Project One, can reach a maximum speed of “at least” 217 miles per hour. Could it reach 220, 225 or maybe even 230? Given the Formula 1-derived hybrid power unit it’s not completely far-fetched, but that’d simply be speculation.
1. Bugatti Chiron Sport.
The Chiron Sport’s top speed of 261 miles per hour quite literally overwhelms every machine listed here, and that’s exactly what Bugatti set off to accomplish with its ferocious yet luxurious land missile.