10 of the fastest super cars in the world
From the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport to the famed McLaren F1, take a look at some of the fastest and most expensive super cars in the world.
Bugatti Veyron Super Sport
The Bugatti Veyron Super Sport reached a Guinness World Records-certified top speed of 431 km/h or 268 mph. However, as Guinness notes, the cars shipped to customers are restricted to 258 mph — to protect the tires, which don’t hold up well at the higher speeds. The Veyron Super Sport has four enlarged turbochargers and bigger intercoolers; the 16-cylinder engine has a total of 1,200 horsepower and 1,106 lb.-ft. of torque. It is the fastest road car in production. The SSC Ultimate Aero held the previous Guinness record of 255.83 mph. The Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, depending on production details and foreign-exchange rates, will cost between $2.4 to $2.6 million.
Hennessey Venom GT
The Hennessey Venom GT goes from 0-60 mph in 2.5 seconds. If you want to go to 200 mph, it will take another 12.8 seconds. It has a 6.2-liter turbocharged V8 with 1,200 horsepower and a price tag of around $1 million. Hennessey Performance Engineering says it has a theoretical top speed of 275 mph, but it has been tested to a top speed of just 260 mph.
Koenigsegg Agera R
The Koenigsegg Agera R has been clocked at 260 mph and does 0-60 in 2.9 seconds. The company, however, claims the 2013 model has a top speed of 273 mph. The Agera, available in left- or right-hand drive, has a Koenigsegg aluminum 5.0-liter V8 with 1,140 horsepower. The price for the 2013 model hasn’t been announced yet. Earlier versions went for about $1.6 million. Remember that the optional winter wheels and tires can add another $12,000 to the price.