In 2019, for the first time ever, Bugatti finally broke the ever elusive 300-mph (482 km/h) barrier most automakers had been trying so hard to breach.
Since then most automakers have been racing to produce the fastest car in the world, with major breaks in the 1980s (200 mph/321 kmh); year 2005 (250 mph/ 402 kmh) and the 2019 Bugatti record.
Since then, a number of automotive makers have threatened Bugatti’s claim to the throne.
In fact, today your average family car can rich top speeds of over 200 km/h which just a few decades ago was reserved only for expensive exotic sport cars.
For some, this is still not enough and they venture out to find the next fastest car to quench their need for speed. In this article, we will look at the seven fastest cars of 2021.
7. McLaren Speedtail (402 km/h)
First on the list is the Speedtail. This limited-production hybrid sports car is the fourth addition in the McLaren Ultimate Series, after the Senna, the P1, and the F1.
Thanks to its ultra slick design, this three seat car looks like something straight from an alien mother ship.
The speedtail has a top speed of 250 mph (402 kmh ), and will set you back a cool $2.16 million (R30 million).
6. Bugatti Chiron Supersport
In essence, the Supersport is a beefed version of an already fast Chiron. Bugatti presented this limited production variant to Chiron owners taking part in the company's 110th-anniversary tour in Europe.
The variant is limited to 30 examples and closely resembles the prototype performing the top speed record run.
Bugatti claims that the car can attain a maximum speed in excess of 483 km/h, and has an asking price of nearly $4 million (R56 million).
5. SSC Tuatara (460km/h)
SSC began working on the development of the successor of the SSC Ultimate Aero in 2011.
In October last year, the Tuatara - according to SSC, claimed a disputed production car top speed record, recording a one-way top speed of 331.15 mph (532.93 km/h) on a seven-mile stretch of closed road outside of Las Vegas, Nevada.
On a second run earlier this year, the Tuatara reached 244 mph (392 kmh) within one mile, according to SSC. The top speed of 286 mph (460 kmh) was achieved in 3 kilometers.
The hyper car has a base price around $1.9 million (R2.8 million).
4. Bugatti Bolide (499km/h)
The car is named after the Italian word for a ‘meteor’ and the Latin for a ‘missile’. So, you know its going to be fast.
While the weight is recorded dry, it must still be light enough with fluids in it to reach its top speed of (apparently) 310 mph (499 km/h).
According to Stephan Winkelmann, the head of Bugatti, driving the Bolide is “like riding a cannonball.”
Bugatti will produce no more than 40 of the production Bolide, set to cost the equivalent of about $4.8 million (R70 million) each.
3. Hennessey Venom F5 (500 km/h)
The F5 is manufactured by the American vehicle-manufacturing company Hennessey Special Vehicles which was established in 2017
Built around a U.K.-built carbon-fiber tub weighing only 192 pounds and a mid-mounted turbo V-8 named "Fury," the Venom F5 is claimed to have a zero-to-62-mph time of 2.6 seconds and a top speed above 311 mph.
The hand built car costs around $2.1 million (R28 million).
2. Koenigsegg Jesko Absolut- 553 km/h
The name Jesko is a tribute to the Koenigsegg’s founder’s father, Jesko von Koenigsegg. The car itself was introduced at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, as the car to succeed the legendary Agera.
It is poised to be the fastest car Koenigsegg has ever built, with a claimed top speed of 330+ mph (532+ kph).
All that speed however will not come cheap, the Jesko costs in excess of $3.4 million (R47 million).
1. Devel Sixteen (550 km/h)
Meet the Devel Sixteen, the hyper car born to give most automakers nightmares. This beast is born with extreme performance and unimaginable outstanding power of ten super cars.
That’s not an exaggeration, the Sixteen through its 16 L engine has the ability to put out over 5 000 horse power (that’s an equivalent of over 52 VW polo 1.0 TSI’s).
The Sixteen has a top speed of over 550 km/h, and costs $1.8 million for the 3 000 hp version, the 5 000 hp racing car will set you back over $2 million (R28 million).
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