Fastest Cars in the World 2023 – Top 8 Picks

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Speed and performance are the two things that humans are obsessed with when it comes to cars. For this reason, automotive companies and manufacturers have been in continuous competition ever since the establishment of the automotive industry in the 1800s.

The initial vehicles were focused solely on transporting individuals from one place to another, but the agenda of the manufacturers has shifted completely today. There are now hypercars and supercars with top speeds exceeding 300 mph and 0-60 mph time of less than 3 seconds.

Today, we have a lot of cars bearing staggering speeds while combining the latest technological features as well. The competition doesn’t seem to stop as we continue to see one car beating the other to achieve that “Fastest car in the world ” status.

Here we are with a list of the fastest cars in the world in 2023. Note that we compiled this list to bring together the top eight fastest cars in the world as of today.

Below is a summary of their power, top speed, and some other features.

Serial NumberCars0-60 mphTop SpeedPower and TorqueTransmissionPrice
1Koenigsegg Jesko Absolut2.5 seconds300 mph    1,578 hp and 1,106 lb-ft9-speed MCT$3 million
2Hennessey Venom F52.6 seconds311 mph    1,817 hp and 1,193 lb-ft7-speed single-clutch automated manual transmission$3 million
3SSC Tuatara2.4 seconds295 mph1,350-1,750 hp and 1,279 lb-ft7-speed automated manualover $2 million
4Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Supersport2.4 seconds258 mph1,200 hp and 1,106 lb-ft7-speed dual-clutch automatic$2.5 Million
5Rimac Nevera 1.74 seconds256 mph    1,914 hp and 207 lb-ftSingle-speed gearboxes (front and rear)around $2,200,000
6Aspark Owl1.72 seconds249 mph 1,984 hp and 1,475 lb-ft1-speed direct drive $4.2 million
7Zenvo TS1 GT2.6 seconds233 mph1,104 hp and 840 lb-ftsix-speed manual gearbox or a 7-speed automatic with paddle shifters.$1.2 million
8Pagani Huayra3.3 seconds238 mph    730 hp and 738 lbf⋅ftXtrac 7-speed sequential gearboxstarts at $3,400,000

1.  Koenigsegg Jesko Absolut

Koenigsegg is essentially a Swedish automaker that has been in the race to make the fastest car for several years. And now with the Jesko Absolut and Attack, Koenigsegg produced a vehicle that could reach about 540 kilometers in just one hour.

Founded by Christian von Koenigsegg in 1994, the company has produced many hypercars before that pushed the boundaries of automotive engineering. The Jesko Absolut was made public in 2020 and is equipped with a 5.1L twin-turbo V8 engine that produces staggering power. The highlight of this car is its claimed top speed of 330 mph, which set a new benchmark in the hypercar segment.

To keep this vehicle, stable at extraordinary velocities, you will find underbody flaps and an extended rear tail. This makes it safer and a lot more fun to experience the high speeds.

2.  Hennessey Venom F5

The only aim behind this vehicle’s manufacturing was to build the absolutely fastest car in the world, and it pretty much made it to the goal. Hennessey Performance Engineering is based in the US and is known for making high-performance cars. It was founded by John Hennessey in 1991. Though this company worked on many different vehicles, the Venom GT turned out to be the reason for its popularity, which held the record for the world’s fastest production car for a period.

The Hennessey Venom F5 became the successor of the Venom GT as it was introduced in 2017. “F5” in its name actually refers to the Fujita scale’s most powerful tornado category and no doubt this vehicle lives up to its namesake.

There is a powerful 6.6-liter twin-turbo V8 at the heart of Venom F5 that is capable of producing 1817 hp and 1193 lb-ft of torque. While its claimed top speed is 311 mph, it typically surpasses 271.6 mph only.

3.  SSC Tuatara

Another American hypercar we have is the SSC Tuatara, which is produced by SSC North America. This company was formerly known as Shelby SuperCars Inc., which was thoroughly applauded in 2004 for the Ultimate Aero, which also held the title of the world’s fastest production car in 2007.

Tuatara was actually named after the fastest reptile, and it did manage to live up to its name. This hypercar is powered by a twin-turbo 5.9-liter V8 engine, which is capable of delivering 750 hp and 1,350 lb-ft. This vehicle features a carbon fiber monocoque chassis and body that is very lightweight and hence contributes to the efficiency of this vehicle. It’s its powerful performance and sleek design that makes the SSC Tuatara one of the fastest hypercars.

4.  Bugatti Veyron Super Sport

French luxury automobile manufacturer Bugatti produced the Veyron Super Sport in 2010. The term Super Sport basically represents the updated version of the Bugatti Veyron. This vehicle is powered by an 8.0-liter quad-turbocharged W16 engine that is capable of producing 1,200 horsepower and 1,106 lb-ft. With such immense power, it can rise to the top speed of about 267 mph. The presence of adaptive dampers and advanced suspension systems make this vehicle super comfortable to drive.

The Bugatti Veyron Super Sport set a record for being the world’s fastest production car in 2010.

5.  Rimac Nevera

It would be completely unfair to exclude Rimac Nevera from the list of the fastest cars in the world in 2023.

Rimac Automobili is a Croatian company that makes top-notch electric vehicle technology. Rimac Nevera is a reflection of their expertise, which is also an all-electric hypercar that was produced in 2021.

Having 4 liquid-cooled permanent magnet synchronous electric motors on each wheel, this vehicle can produce 1,914 horsepower and 1,741 lb-ft. Apart from the high speed and amazing performance figures, this vehicle also showcases advanced technology in various aspects, such as its battery system that features a liquid-cooled, H-shaped 120 kWh battery pack.

6.  Aspark Owl

Aspark is not really a hypercar; rather, it specializes in engineering services for cars. Aspark was founded in 2005 and initially focused on electric vehicle technology only. Aspark Owl is also an electric hypercar that gained popularity for its electric powertrain and its appealing design.

The Aspark Owl was introduced at the Frankfurt Motor Show with a carbon fiber body containing a minimal design. Its electric engine can produce a whopping 1,984 hp and claims to have an acceleration time of just 1.69 seconds. This makes it one of the fastest-accelerating cars in the world.

Its powerful electric drivetrain consists of four motors, one on each wheel, that provide instantaneous torque and an exceptional driving experience. Though its top speed might not be as high as the other, the Aspark Owl focuses thoroughly on acceleration and electric propulsion.

7.  Zenvo TS1 GT

Zenvo Automotive is a Danish automotive company that is known for limited-production supercars. The TS1 GT is basically a direct successor of the Zenvo ST1 and looks completely identical. However, when this vehicle made its debut at the Geneva Motor Show in 2018, it came out as an entirely different one with much improvement in every aspect. There’s a 5.8-liter twin-supercharged V8 mid-engine and is paired with a seven-speed paddle-shift transmission. Its curb weight is also kept low with carbon fiber and plenty of other lightweight materials.

Since each of Zenvo’s models is limited in production, the TS1 GT is also customized to the buyer’s specifications.

8.  Pagani Huayra

Pagani is an Italian manufacturer that is quite popular for making outstanding supercars one after the other. The Pagani Huayra is one such vehicle whose name is after the Quechua word that translates to “wind.” This vehicle was introduced in 2012 for the very first time, and it comes with a 6.0-liter twin-turbocharged V12 engine developed by Mercedes-AMG. Though this vehicle gives exceptional performance, it remains illegal in the US due to child safety issues.

This vehicle is crafted beautifully with carbon fiber and uses an active aerodynamic system. This helps adjust the height of the car both at the rear and front independently.

FAQs

Do electric cars have a chance against traditional supercars?

Certainly, electric vehicles are now also competing really well in terms of top speed and acceleration. This has become possible due to technological advancements in electric vehicle performance.

What makes Pagani Huayra different from other hypercars?

It is certainly the powerful twin-turbocharged V12 engine and the craftsmanship that makes the Pagani Huayra stand out.

What record did the SSC Tuatara set?

The SSC Tuatara reached a speed of 279.7 mph during the northbound run and a speed of 286.1 mph during its southbound run, giving a two-way average of 282.9 mph at Space Florida’s Launch and Landing Facility.

How does the Hennessey Venom F5 manage to achieve the top speed of 311 mph?

It is the twin-turbocharged, 6.6-liter, ‘Fury’ V8 engine that delivers an output of 1,817 horses and lets the car accelerate from 0 to 62 miles per hour in just 2.6 seconds, reaching the top speed of 311 mph.

Written by: Motorcardata

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