Speed has been one of the measures of a cars’ excellence. The more expensive the car gets means the faster it can go, the majority of the time.
We have a list that can help us find out the fastest car in 2018. This list includes the fastest production cars only which are tuned using street-legal settings.
Hennessey Venom GT
Making it to the top of the list as the fastest production car in the world is the Hennessey Venom GT. It set a new world record speed at the Kennedy Space Center at 270 mph/434.5kmh. This record still stands today and has not been broken. The trial run was not run twice in the opposite direction so that the wind effect can be taken into account.
The Venom is produced by Texas-based Hennessey Special Vehicles, a division of Hennessey Performance Engineering. The car was shown at the SEMA show in Las Vegas last November 1, 2017.
Bugatti has gone even further after the launch of the Veyron. They have come up with an even faster model, the Chiron. This new model is said to be the fastest production car in the world with adjusted settings. The Chiron is one of the most sought-after supercars when it comes to power, comfort and looks.
The Top speed 261mph/420kmh.
It is one of the more expensive cars with a hefty price tag of $2.6 million. It has an engine that boasts of a 1500 HP and a cool interior and exterior design.
Bugatti Veyron Super Sport
Guinness World Records has recognized the Super Sport model of the Veyron as the fastest street-legal production car in the world from 2010 until being beaten by the Venom. It gained popularity and publicity due to this record-breaking achievement of beating the record of the SSC Ultimate Aero.
Top speed 258mph/415kmh.
SSC Ultimate Aero
This mid-engined sports car is produced by SSC North America, which is formerly Shelby Super Cars. It was known as the record holder as the fastest production car in the world in the Guinness World Records from 2007 to 2010.
Top speed 256mph/412kmh.
This version is the evolution of the CC8S manufactured between 2004 and 2006. The CCR had 14 units built all in all. It featured an upgrade in design which included large front spoilers, a rear wing, bigger brakes, larger wheels, and tires plus newer chassis and suspension. The engine produced 806 HP.
Top speed 242 mph/389 kmh
Known for being a former world’s fastest car, this car has a carbon fiber body with a 6-liter V12 engine producing 627 HP. It featured a gold-lined engine bay and was often called the ultimate road supercar. This model has been one of the best cars produced by McLaren. It was built to become a road racer and to celebrate the success of the 1995 24 hours of Le Mans. The road legal version of the cars that raced in Le Mans.
Top speed 241 mph/388 kmh
Aston Martin One 77
This model was the most exclusive version ever built during the post-2003 Gaydon manufacturing period. Production was limited to 77 units. This two-seater flagship coupe first made its appearance at the 2008 Paris Motor Show. It had a 7.3-liter V12 engine that produced 750 bhp mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission. Aston Martin claimed that this was the most powerful naturally aspirated production car engine in the world at that time.
For stopping power, brakes were carbon ceramic matrix. The car is fast but still retains the look and feel of an elegant all around car.
Top speed 220mph/354kmh