Home » LIFE STYLE » Fastest Cars in the World a list Compiled

Fastest Cars in the World a list Compiled

This is a list of the world’s fastest street-legal production car (as opposed to concept cars or modified cars). For the purposes of this list eligible cars are defined in the lists rules. This list uses the same definition as the List of automotive superlatives for the sake of consistency and because the term production car is otherwise undefined. The Benz Velo, as the first production car, is an exception.

Fastest production vehicles

Year Make and model Top speed of production car Number built Comment
1894 Benz Velo 12 mph
(19 km/h)
1200 First production car
1947 Healey Type 2.4 110.8 mph
(178 km/h)
100 Tested by Autocar in 1947
1949 Jaguar XK120 124.6 mph
(201 km/h)
12000 Some publications cite the XK120’s timed top speed as almost 133 mph / 214 km/h in 1949.”The XK120 that achieved this speed was a tuned prototype, not a production car. The production car reached 124.6 mph (201 km/h).
1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL 140 mph
(225 km/h)
1400 Tested by Road & Track.
1958 Aston Martin DB4 141 mph
(227 km/h)
1110 Tested by Autocar magazine in 1961.
1959 Aston Martin DB4 GT 152 mph
(245 km/h)
75 Tested by Autosport in December 1961.
1963 Iso Rivolta Grifo A3/L 327 161 mph
(259 km/h)
over 400 Tested by Autocar.
1965 AC CobraMk III 427 165 mph
(266 km/h)
>20 Tested by Car & Driver. Top speed described as observed
1967 Lamborghini Miura P400 171 mph
(275 km/h)
over 750 Tested by Motor. Over 750 units build in 1966-1973 period, which includes P400, P400 S and P400 SV models.
1968 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona 174 mph
(280 km/h)
about 1400 Tested by Autocar.
1984 Ferrari 288 GTO 188 mph
(303 km/h)
272 Tested by Auto, Motor und Sport in 1985.
1986 Porsche 959 197 mph
(317 km/h)
337 Tested by Road and Track in 1987. The most common 959 Deluxe version reached 197 mph (317 km/h), the Sport version 198 mph (319 km/h). 29 were built in a performance-enhanced 515 hp sports version which reached 210.645 mph (339 km/h) tested by Auto, Motor und Sport at Nardo in 1988.
1987 Ruf CTR 210.77 mph
(339.201 km/h)
29 Tested by Road and Track at Volkswagen’s test track at Ehra-Lessien – average of a two way run
1992 Jaguar XJ220 212.3 mph
(342 km/h)
281 Driven around the Nardo test track by Martin Brundle for Autocar. Brundle achieved 217.1 mph (349.4 km/h) with catalytic converter removed and, as Nardo is a banked circuit, this gives a theoretical straight-line top speed of 223 mph (359 km/h).
1993 McLaren F1 240.1 mph
(386 km/h)
106 At factory rev limit, it reached 231 mph (371.8 km/h) at Nardò (oval) test track. It still remains the world’s fastest naturally aspirated production car in terms of top speed. Sans-rev-limiter, it was able to reach a top-speed of 240.1 mph (386.4 km/h).
2005 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 253.81 mph
(408.47 km/h)
300 Recorded and verified by German inspection officials.
2010 Bugatti Veyron Super Sport 267.857 mph
(431 km/h)
30 Out of the initial production run of 30 there were 5, named the Super Sport World Record Edition, which had the electronic limiter turned off, and were capable of 267.857 mph (431.074 km/h). All others were electronically limited to 257.87 mph (415.00 km/h). The record attempt of the Super Sport World Record Edition was driven by Pierre-Henri Raphanel and was verified by Guinness World Records.

Reference : Wikipedia

Also Read :



Leave a Reply