The fastest car in the world? Doesn’t it seem like every niche, top-line manufacturer is always seeking the top designation? The current leader since February is Hennessey, but the achievement occurred with an asterisk.
The Hennessey Venom GT achieved a top speed of 270.49 mph (435.31 km/h) at the Kennedy Space Center on the Shuttle Landing Facility’s 3.2-mile runway in Cape Canaveral, Florida on Feb. 14.
The “record” run was in a single direction, and since only 16 of the Hennessey models have sold to (30 is the minimum for record consideration), the massive speed achievement doesn’t qualify as the world’s fastest production car in the Guinness Book of Records.
To showcase the top-five fastest cars in the world, Bloomberg has produced a new, slick video titled “The Five Fastest Cars On The Planet.”
There’s little information on each car, except the basics, and the some super fast video clips. How ironic.
Here’s the list of the top-five fastest cars:
5. Saleen, S7 Twin Turbo; Top speed: 248 mph; 0-60 mph, 2.8 seconds; Base price, $580,000.
4. Koenigsegg Agera R; Top speed, 249 mph; 0-100 kph (62 mph), 2.7 seconds; Base price, $1.7 million.
3. SSC Ultimate Aero; Top speed, 256 mph; 0-60 mph, 2.8 seconds; Base price, $780,000
2. Bugatti Veyron, Super Sport; Top speed, 268 mph; 0-100 kph (62 mph), 2.5 seconds; Base price, $1.95 million.
1. Hennessey Venom; Top speed, 270 mph; Base price, $1.2 million.