Blink And You’ll Miss Them

27 May 2022

It’s a question people have been asking basically since the horseless carriage took over as a form of transport: What’s the fastest car? As early as 1914, speed freaks took to venues like the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah to definitively find an answer. Then, pioneering performance driver Teddy Tetzlaff pushed a custom Benz racecar to a respectable 141 miles per hour in 1914

They’re only getting faster excites each of us as we watch fast-beyond-words cars vie for that most longed-after title: the fastest car in the world.

The Devel Sixteen is the hypercar that will again capture the number one spot, but the car remains in development, although a road-going test car exists, with a claimed top speed of 347 mph.

I have included the 11th car for no other reason than it is fully electric, the Rimac Nevera.

Only a handful of locations on Earth where a production car can reach nearly 300 miles per hour in safety. Including a straight stretch of Nevada road and the old shuttle runway at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Bugatti utilizes a VW test track in Germany with a 5.4 mile straightaway.

Car SpeedRanking
Devel Sixteen347mph1
SSC Tuatara331mph2
Koenigsegg Jesko Absolut330mph3
Hennessey Venom F5311mph4
Bugatti Bolide310mph5
Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+305mph6
Czinger 21c281mph7
Koenigsegg Agera RS278mph8
Hennessey Venom GT270mph9
Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport268mph10
Rimac Nevera C Two258mph11