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The fastest cars in the world

Ronan Glon

Bugatti became the first carmaker to break the 300-mph barrier in 2019, and it hasn’t lost its crown yet. Its 304-mph Chiron still reigns supreme, though the company affirmed it’s done chasing speed records. Normally, this is where Sweden-based Koenigsegg would step in and try to claim the title for itself, but it’s out of the race, too. It said the Jesko Absolute is the fastest car it will ever build, though it hasn’t had the chance to test it yet. Though 330mph is theoretically possible, finding a road long enough to test it on is easier said than done.

Until the Jesko shows us what it can do, these are the fastest production cars in the world. The emphasis here is on the word “production” — dragsters, rally cars, and one-off custom jobs need not apply. We’ve also tried to limit our selection to those with claimed top speeds that have been generally recognized as legitimate by automotive media and sanctioning groups.

At a glance

Model Speed
Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ 304mph
Hennessey Venom F5 301mph (claimed)
SSC Tuatara 300mph (claimed)
Koenigsegg Agera RS 278mph
Hennessey Venom GT 270mph
Bugatti Veyron Super Sport 268mph
Rimac Concept Two 258mph (claimed)
SSC Ultimate Aero 256mph
Aston Martin Valkyrie 250mph (claimed)
McLaren Speedtail 250mph (claimed)
Tesla Roadster 250mph (claimed)
Milan Red 249mph (claimed)
Saleen S7 Twin Turbo  248mph
Koenigsegg CCR  242mph
McLaren F1  241mph
Pagani Huayra BC  238mph