Speed demons: A look at the fastest cars in the world today

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10 Jan 2024

Unleashing Velocity races beyond limits, exploring the world's fastest cars.

High-speed vehicles have always been in demand since the initial launch of automobiles. There is always competition to break the earlier car speed records and set a new milestone. The fascination for speed is an age-old habit of humankind, which has contributed to the launch of some of the top speed automobiles in the world. However, irrespective of the automobile features or brand, you must always ensure to maintain befitting car insurance if you own a car. Kotak General Insurance can prove to be quite helpful in this regard.

List of the world’s fastest cars

Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+: 304 mph

Back in August 2019, this car became the pioneer in breaking the record of 300 mph on track. It is equipped with 16-cylinder and 8-litre engines with a price of $ 3.9 million. The company authorities have decided to produce only 30 pieces of this beast.

Hennessey Venom F5: 301 mph

This model once held the record for being the fastest in the list. The topmost speed of this model is claimed to reach the whooshing 301 mph. Its unique carbon-fibre chassis is ideally powered by a 7.4 litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine with 1600 horsepower capacity. It is claimed to reach from 0-249 mph and back to 0 within a meagre maximum of 30 seconds.

SSC Tuatara: 295 mph

Although this model failed to maintain its previous claim of hitting the 316 mph mark, but its latest run in the Johnny Bohmer Proving Ground in May 2022, recorded a top speed of 205 mph.

Koenigsegg Agera RS : 278 mph

This beast held the record of being one of the best fast cars in the world until the Chiron Super Sport broke it recently. It was proven to win the VMAX crown maintaining an average maximum speed of 278 mph.

Hennessey Venom GT: 270 mph

Being one of the most sturdy standalone builds of the company, this supercar is equipped with a unique 7-litre twin-turbo V8 with 1244 horsepower capacity. It has recorded a maximum speed of 270.4 mph. It is a uniquely crafted hand-built and limited production vehicle.

Bugatti Veyron Super Sport: 268 mph

Bugatti dominated the fast car industry in the world. Veyron is one of their most prestigious models. Worth $ 1.7 million, this is equipped with a quad-turbocharged W16 engine delivering 1001 horsepower to all the four wheels of the vehicle together.

SSC Ultimate Aero TT: 265 mph

This unique wedge-shaped supercar possesses a 6.3 litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine producing 1183 horsepower. The optimum speed run of this model is far more impressive than its competitors as it does not possess any special electronic driver aids helping the vehicle to maintain a straight line move.

Conclusion

This article highlights some of the most significant models of the fastest cars around the world today. Whatever car you own, ensure to maintain a valid and befitting car insurance. You can easily purchase car insurance online these days from the comfort of your home.

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