What’s the fastest car in the world?

For the automotive industry, developing the world’s fastest car is a challenge – it’s the award that every sports car company wants to win. To make it into the top three is good, but just like with a race, 1st place is the only position that counts.

In this blog, take a look and find out which car heads up the podium, along with a few honourable mentions that should not be forgotten.

Honourable mentions

Lamborghini’s Aventador makes the cut as an honourable mention, not because it’s close to winning – with a max speed of 220 miles per hour it’s quite a way off – but because the name boasts a sense of class that few other cars have been able to achieve.

Though still a luxury car maker in every way, the Italian brand, Lamborghini has cornered the market somewhat as a brand of worldwide desire. Though even its cheapest models are well out of reach of the everyday population, it still stands in line as among the most commonly desired options.

With an impressive 0 to 60 miles per hour time of 2.9 seconds, the Aventador is nothing to be sniffed at. Though it does not match the next option yet.

The Zenvo ST1 is a Scandinavian car with a word class engine. Though still not reaching the speeds capable of our number one pick, this is an excellent machine with a max speed of 233mpg.

Less well known than the Lamborghini, the Zenvo will hit 60 miles per hour at an equal time of 2.9 seconds. After that, it will slowly outpace all but a few vehicles.

Number 2 flies in from the US with a max speed of 260 miles per hour and a 0 to 60 miles per hour time of 2.5 seconds, the Hennessey Venom GT is an excellent car. Designed and manufactured in Houston, Texas, this model is beautiful, though hard to come by, with only 10 in circulation around the world.

And the winner…

Number 1 may not be a surprise to some.

Renowned for their speed and performance sports cars, Bugatti’s Veyron Super Sport is the winner, with an impressive range of statistics.

The Veyron Super Sport clocks an incredibly impressive top speed of 267 miles per hour, leaving even the Lamborghini and Zenvo far behind, with the Hennessey Venom GT struggling to keep up. On an open road, the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport will not be matched, and in a sprint too, it can more than hold its own.

Just ahead of the Hennessey, the Veyron will run from 0 to 60 miles per hour in just 2.4 seconds, leaving most vehicles in the dust, and it will quickly pull away from any other vehicle on the market.

Coming all the way from Italy, the Bugatti is a pricey model with an impressive pedigree. Designed for speed and performance, but supported by a beauty and style that outclasses many, this is a true piece of engineering excellence.

Costing around $2.4 million, this is not an everyday vehicle but is certainly a car that will earn its place on the wish lists of speed lovers the world over.