How fast can it zoom away?", a lot of people address cars by asking such questions as its one of their priorities while measuring the excellence of a car. While there are several ways to measure a car's performance, but its speed is the one we care about the most.
These four-wheeled tech beasts are more than just fun. They are the most exceptional representation of human engineering and display the actual pleasure of adrenaline pumping through your veins. Here's a list of top 5 fastest cars in the world according to claimed or proven high speed.
1. Hennessey Venom F5: 301 MPH
The Venom F5 boasts an exciting claimed a top speed of 301 mph, which knocks the previous top-speed figure by more than a school zone speed limit. To get this magic done, Hennessey started with a brand new, 2,950-pound carbon fibre chassis and bolted a 1600-hp, 7,4-liter, twin-turbo V8 to it. Not to mention, the results are astonishing. The Venom F5 can go from 0 to 249 to 0 mph in less than 30 seconds.
2. Koenigsegg Agera RS: 278 MPH
No doubt regarding specs, Hennessey's Venom F5 is the most impressive car on the chart, but when it comes to verified speed, Koenigsegg Agera RS is the ultimate winner. For the official record, Koenigsegg asked the NDT (Nevada Department of Transportation) to block Route 160 between Las Vegas and Pahrump, which stretches across a distance of 11-mile. The Agera RS hit the speed of 284.55 mph during its first run.
3. Hennessey Venom GT: 270MPH
In the year 2014, Hennessey recorded a 270.4-mph run at the Kennedy Space Center. Although the Guinness Book of World Records approved the term, it received quite a bit of criticism. To be considered legitimate, the speed records usually require a run in each direction, and an average of two runs is taken to account (like Koenigsegg did with the Agera RS). All the more, the Venom GT due to its hand-built nature was questioned on being deserving among the series production cars.
4. Bugatti Chiron: 261 MPH
Bugatti has been ruling the world's fastest car category before Hennessey and Koenigsegg jumped into the top speed fray. The list of supercars is incomplete without the legendary Bugatti. The Volkswagen Group after ten years of producing the Veyron revealed its successor - the Chiron. The first-generation model of this car was priced at $2.6 million.
5. Bugatti Veyron Super Sport: 268 MPH
Volkswagen purchased the Bugatti brand with only one dream, to build the fastest production car in the world. Bugatti manufactured Veyron that achieved the goal and had a whopping price tag of $1.7 million. It got a quad-turbocharged W16 engine producing 1,000 hp. Soon the Veyron was dethroned by the SSC Ultimate Aero, which was much better in specs and speed. With full power, Bugatti came back with the Veyron Super Sport that pumps out an astonishing 1200 HP.
While sitting behind the wheel of these beasts, people might lose control as they are super excited and thrilled about the experience. Speed is a significant contribution of road accidents, and we all know that excessive and inappropriate speed contributes to the death. It's better to keep yourself and your million-dollar-car protected from crashes and another form of mishaps. Buy a comprehensive car insurance policy that not only covers the breakdown of your beast but also gives you peace of mind at the times you need it the most.