Speed thrills, but it kills too. Not that such statements have done anything to stop motor enthusiasts from seeking out the fastest of fast cars. In an age where supercar technology is at its cutting edge, you might wonder which the world’s fastest car is. There are two prime candidates for this position.
Official Record Holder
The Bugatti Veyron Super Sport is the world’s fastest production car. The Volkswagen-made Bugatti holds the record at 268 mph. Prices start at $1.7 million for this 1000 hp speed machine. The Chiron currently holds the world record, but only because our next competitor has not yet met the technical qualifications for getting into the Guinness World Records.
Fastest Car, Period
The next car is one that we hope will be picked up by the British racing and sports car club, although it does not seem likely. It is the Hennessey Venom GT. The American supercar has a top speed of 270 mph. The only reasons the Venom doesn’t have the world record is because it has only sold 16 units, and the technicality states that a car must have sold over 30 units to qualify for the Guinness book of records.