The top 10 fastest road cars in the world

You can’t legally drive a car at 200mph on the road but the top 10 fastest road cars will do it, and then some!

The idea of reaching 200mph in a car might seem excessive to the average motorist but the world’s fastest road cars will punch through that barrier with ease, rumbling on to the kind of top speeds more commonly associated with jet aircraft.

The fact that planet Earth has precious few locations with the space and lack of legal restrictions that make such speeds possible isn’t the point. The world’s fastest cars are all about pushing the boundaries of what a road car is capable of in terms of outright speed.

10. Porsche 918 Spyder

Porsche 918 Spyder

Top Speed: 214mph
Price: £781,115

Porsche’s plug-in hybrid is one of the most advanced and energy-efficient supercars around, combining 875bhp and a 214mph top speed with 72g/km CO2 emissions and 91.1mpg economy.

A masterpiece of engineering, the Porsche 918 Spyder rewrites the hypercar rulebook. It seamlessly blends cutting-edge hybrid technology with focused motorsport engineering to create a road car that delivers an incredible blend of performance and efficiency. Not intimidating to drive yet spectacularly special to experience whichever mode you drive in, the 918 has the looks, performance and wow factor every great hypercar needs.

9. Lamborghini Aventador

Lamborghini Aventador

Top speed: 217mph
Price: £264,005

Lamborghini’s Aventador flagship has few rivals visually, while its 6.5-litre V12 delivers an ear-splitting soundtrack, eye-popping acceleration and a 217mph top speed.

The latest in a long line of V12 Lamborghinis, it’s sure to become a pin-up poster favourite like the classic Countach. It has four-wheel drive, active aerodynamics and ceramic brakes to help scrub off all that speed before you end up in the bushes. Performance is staggering, while the bold looks are unmistakably Lamborghini.

8. McLaren P1

McLaren P1

Top speed: 217mph
Price: £866,000

The remarkable petrol/electric P1 benefits from McLaren’s Formula One know-how to give a 217mph top speed and an ability to travel for up to seven miles in eco-friendly, all-electric mode.

If the standard version is too slow, there’s always the McLaren P1GTR track special. Only 35 will be built and it’s priced from £1.9m so you’d better start saving.

7. Ferrari LaFerrari

Ferrari LaFerrari

Top speed: 217mph
Price: £1million

Unlike the latest hybrid hypercars, the LaFerrari uses its petrol/electric power purely for performance. As a result, the 950bhp V12 can blast it to a top speed in excess of 217mph.

The LaFerrari can, according to the Maranello-based marque, blast from 0-62mph in “less than three seconds”, while 0-124mph is managed in “under seven seconds”. Yes, it’s quick.

6. Noble M600

Noble M600

Top speed: 225mph
Price: £200,000

If you thought the 200mph hypercars in this list are overcomplicating things a little, the Noble M600 could be the car for you. 

This British-designed two-seater boasts a 650bhp twin-turbo V8 and a white-knuckle 225mph top speed. However, with no traction control or anti-lock brakes, the M600 is only for the brave.

5. Pagani Huayra

Pagani Huayra

Top speed: 225mph
Price: £1million

The beautifully crafted Huayra serves up supercar excess in the finest tradition. Lurking beneath the attractive body is a 720bhp twin-turbocharged Mercedes V12 that propels the Pagani to 225mph.

The Huayra is constructed from carbonfibe and employs an active aerodynamic system that can adjust the ride height at the front and rear of the car independently.  

4. RUF CTR3

RUF CTR3

Top speed: 236mph
Price: £357,000

Looking like a cross between a 911, a Cayman and a Carrera GT, the CTR3 is the creation of expert Porsche tuner, RUF. Its mid-mounted 766bhp engine delivers a 236mph top speed.

Power in the CTR3 comes from a 3.8-litre flat-six Porsche unit with twin KK&K turbochargers and with a kerb weight around 1,375kg the power to weight ratio is imense. 

3. Bugatti Veyron Super Sport

Bugatti Veyron Super Sport

Top speed: 268mph
Price: £2million

The Bugatti Veyron was the first production car to exceed 250mph, while the flagship 1,184bhp Super Sport raises this figure to 268mph. 

The genius of the Veyon is that it makes insane speed seem so effortless with its quad-turbo W16 engine doing the legwork while the driver sits back in the luxuriously appointed cabin.  

2. Hennessy Venom GT

Hennessy Venom GT

Top speed: 270mph
Price: £750,000

Based on a modified Lotus Exige and packing a mighty 1,244bhp twin-turbocharged version of the Chevrolet Corvette’s V8 engine, the Hennessy Venom is capable of an astonishing 270mph. 

The idea of bolting a twin-turbo V8 into a Lotus Exige will terrify anyone who’s ever driven the tiny track car but Hennessy does conduct far reaching modifications on the Exige to produce the Venom GT. 

1. Koenigsegg Agera R

Koenigsegg Agera R

Top speed: 273mph
Price: £1.1million

Koenigsegg isn’t a household name in the world of supercars likeFerrari or Bugatti, but the Swedish manufacturer’s Agera Rfeatures a 1,124bhp twin-turbocharged V8 engine and a mind-blowing 273mph top speed. And that’s not all, because the 0-62mph sprint takes just 2.8 seconds, while 186mph is reached a small matter of 11.7 seconds later. 

Neat details include a removable, targa-style roof panel for high-speed, wind-in-the-hair thrills, while its light, carbon fibre wheels keep weight to a minimum. However, this performance comes at a price, as the Agera R will set you back a cool £1.1million. 

 

Source: AutoExpress