A fast car is judged strictly based on how fast it can get you from point A to point B and this will form the crux of how we will judge the top 10 cars that made it to our list of the top 10 fastest cars in 2020.
Once upon a time, the Ferrari F40 held the record of the fastest car in the world with a record speed of 324 km/hr. Today, the fastest cars in the world are shooting towards the 483km/hr finish line. This year, we will strictly be looking at numbers claimed and verified by auto manufacturers. Below is a list of the top 10 fastest cars in the world in 2020.
Bentley Continental GT W12 (333 kilometres per hour)
The Bentley Continental GT W12 is a solid game changer. This 2020 luxury sport coupe comes with an enhanced version of Bentley’s illustrious 6.0-litre twin-turbocharged W12 TSI engine. It delivers an output of 626 horsepower and 664 pound-feet of torque.
The manufacturers of this machine recorded a top speed of 333 kilometres per hour (207 mph) and moves from 0 to 96.56 kilometres per hour in a space of 3.6 seconds.
McLaren Senna (334.7 kilometres per hour)
The McLaren Senna was named after Brazilian Formula One race driver, Ayton Senna who was part of the McLaren Formula One team between 1988 and 1993 while winning 3 Formula One World Driver’s Championship titles.
The 2019 model of the McLaren Senna delivers a lightweight design with its modified carbon fibre monocoque and engine. This car clocks a top speed of 334.7 kilometres per hour and goes from 0 to 96.56 kilometres per hour within 2.7 seconds.
Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 (341 kilometres per hour)
You probably weren’t expecting a Chevrolet on the list but there you have it. The 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 comes loaded with a supercharged 6.2-litre V8 engine that produces 755 horsepower and 715 lb-ft of torque. This machine boasts of a speed of 341 kilometres per hour and can accelerate from 0 to 96.56 kilometres in precisely 2.85 seconds. Without any doubt, this is the fastest Corvette ever made.
Aston Martin Valkyrie (402.3 kilometres per hour)
Codenamed ‘Nebula,’ the Aston Martin Valkyrie is a luxury hybrid sports car credited to the joint efforts of Aston Martin and Red Bull Racing. This hypercar has a 6.5-litre V12 engine that delivers 1,130 horsepower and 664 lb-ft of torque.
The Aston Martin Valkyrie can hit a top speed of 402.3 kilometres per hour and can accelerate from 0 to 96.56 kilometres per hour in precisely 2.5 seconds.
Bugatti Chiron Sport (420 kilometres per hour)
When it comes to speed, the Bugatti rarely disappoints. The 2019 Bugatti Chiron Sport was manufactured by Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S, a French luxury carmaker renowned for speed.
The Bugatti Chiron Sport has the same 8.0-litre quad-turbocharged W16 engine as the regular Chiron, which delivers 1,479 horsepower and 1,180 lb-ft of torque. However, it weighs 40 pounds less, which makes it a bit faster.
The Chiron Sport can hit a top speed of 420 kilometres per hour and can accelerate from 0 to 96.56 kilometres per hour in just 2.3 seconds.
Bugatti Veyron Super Sport (431.3 kilometres per hour)
Don’t be shocked to find another Bugatti on the list. They were built for this. The Bugatti Veyron Super Sport is built to hit a top speed of 431.3 kilometres per hour and accelerate from 0 to 96.56 kilometres per hour in just 2.4 seconds.
This car is constantly regarded as one of the fastest cars in the world despite being electronically limited to 415 kilometres per hour to protect the tyres from disintegrating.
The Bugatti Veyron Super Sport comes loaded with a W16 turbocharged engine with a power output of 1,184 horsepower and 1,100 lb-ft of torque.
Koenigsegg Agera RS (447.3 kilometres per hour)
In 2017, the Koenigsegg Agera RS’ variant became the fastest car in the world after smashing a record with a GPS-verified two-way average top speed of 447.3 kilometres per hour.
The Agera RS is a mid-engine luxury sports car produced by the popular Swedish car manufacturer, Koenigsegg. It has a 5.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine and generates a maximum power output of 1,341 horsepower and 1010 lb-ft of torque.
It weighs 1,395 kg due to a carbon fibre inlet manifold coupled with aluminium construction and can accelerate from 0 to 96.56 kilometres per hour in 2.9 seconds.
Koenigsegg Jesko (482.8 kilometres per hour)
The Koenigsegg Jesko is a bullet on wheels. The 2020 Koenigsegg Jesko was first unveiled at the 2019 Geneva Motor show and it was named after the father of the company’s founder, Jesko von Koenigsegg.
Like the Koenigsegg Agera RS, the Koenigsegg Jesko has a 5.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine which cranks out 1,280 horsepower on regular gas or a wild 1,600 horsepower on E85 biofuel, with 1,106 lb-ft of torque.
With a top speed of 482.8 kilometres per hour, the Koenigsegg Jesko can accelerate from 0 to 96.56 kilometres per hour in 2.5 seconds.
SSC Tuatara (482.8 kilometres per hour)
The SSC Tuatara has an identical speed with the Koenigsegg Jesko as both can hit a top speed of 482.8 kilometres per hour. It is capable of accelerating from 0 to 96.56 kilometres per hour in 2.5 seconds.
The 2019 SSC Tuatara was unveiled at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance Press Conference at Peter Hay Hill, by Founder and CEO Jerod Shelby alongside world-renowned designer Jason Castriota.
This American car is powered by a bespoke twin-turbo 5.9 litre V8 engine, engineered and assembled in collaboration with Nelson Racing Engines. It delivers 1,750 horsepower on E85 fuel and 1,350 horsepower on 91 octane fuel.
Hennessey Venom F5 (484.4 kilometres per hour)
The Hennessey Venom F5 is currently the fastest car in the world with a record speed of 484.4 kilometres per hour, which was recorded by a V-Max tracking system and is capable of accelerating from 0 to 96.56 kilometres per hour in less than 2 seconds
This machine was manufactured by the newly founded America vehicle-manufacturing company, Hennessey Special Vehicles founded in 2017.
The Hennessey Venom F5 boasts of a twin-turbo V8 engine named ‘Fury’ because it delivers a monstrous 1,817 horsepower and 1,193 lb-ft of torque.
In case you missed it, here’s our list of the top 10 fastest cars in 2019. Do you think the Hennessey Venom F5 will be overthrown in 2021? Let us know in the comment section.