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5 of the Fastest Cars in the World

Have you ever wondered just how fast the world’s fastest cars can go? If so, we’ve compiled stats to come up with five of the top-speed cars around today. We’ve certainly come a long way, even if we aren’t all driving flying cars yet. But still, we have the following:

  1. Hennessey Venom GT
    Recognized as ‘the fastest production car in the world,’ the Hennessey clocked in at 270.4-mph at the Kennedy Space Center. Granted it was only measured for a one-way trip, rather than in both directions, which is the legitimate protocol for coming up with these stats, along with factoring in wind conditions, to come up with an average. Engine: Lotus Elise chassis and 1,244-hp 7.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8
  2. Bugatti Chiron
    Able to safely travel “well above the takeoff speed of commercial jets,” this supercar has been compared to the automobile equivalent of the Concorde. Defined as one of the fastest cars available and also a luxury car. Top speeds of the Chiron have been noted in the 261-mph range. Engine: Monster W-16 engine and 1,480 hp, 1,180 pound torque

    world's fastest cars - SSC Ultimate Aero
    Want to go for a ride? The SSC Ultimate Aero.
  3. SSC Ultimate Aero
    Shelby SuperCars (SSC) blasted onto the scene in 2007, seemingly out of nowhere, with the Ultimate Aero, with speeds reaching 256 mph, which made it the fastest production car in the world at the time. This speed is accomplished all without the aid of electronics or any other sophisticated digital accessories. This one’s for the most skilled drivers among us! Engine: 6.3-liter twin-turbocharged V8 with 1,287-hp
  4. Aston Martin One-77
    If you own one of these superb driving machines, mad props to you, as only 77 examples were made. This hypercar clocks in at 220 mph and still honors the Aston Martin brand by delivering in luxury and eye-catching aesthetics. Engine: 7.30-liter V12 with 750-hp
  5. Ferrari LaFerrari
    This is one of those cars you feel like they engineered because someone once said you couldn’t have a hybrid car that was also one of the world’s fastest. Clocking in at 217 mph, Ferrari nailed it with the LaFerrari. The hybrid/V12 is modeled after the Kinetic Energy Recovery Systems (KERS) Ferrari uses for their Formula One cars. Engine: 6.3-liter V12 combined with a hybrid system with 950-hp

Get in there and take her for a spin. Why not start at your local AutoNation dealership? You may not be able to take one of the world’s fastest cars home, but you can definitely take a car home that will provide more than enough power for even the most driven enthusiast. For instance, you can’t go wrong with the Porsche 918 Spyder, available at AutoNation-affiliated Porsche dealerships. Don’t be afraid to enjoy the ride.

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