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The fastest 5

In the auto world there are few things more exhilarating to argue about than which is the fastest ride. One could argue the automobile got its start from a practical standpoint. Needing to get from A to B quickly and efficiently was indeed a desire, but as soon as that was accomplished, the next objective – speed!

No matter how conservative you might be, or generally uninterested in barreling down the highway, every now and again that feel of the accelerator blasting you forward is human after all. And because of this, we are all interested in which cars do that the best.

During the early 2000s Bugatti was the first car to cross the 400kmph threshold. Yet, even Bugatti knew this wouldn’t last for long. Here are some of the fastest, if not fastest rides on the market today.

SSC Ultimate Aero

Speaking of Bugatti, the SSC took it down in 2007, hitting 413kmph at a top speed of 257mph. A 6.3-litre twin-turbocharged V8 produces in the range of 1,183PS of speed which registers a sprint time to 100kmph in 2.7 seconds. Not an overly well-known supercar, the SSC (stands for Shelby SuperCars) still to this day flies under the radar. But it will certainly blast any competitor off that radar in a jiffy.

Bugatti Chiron

Bugatti didn’t shrink at the defeat at the hands of the SSC however. Instead, they hit back with the Chiron. Having made its debut in the Geneva Motor Show of 2016, the Chiron notched a top speed of 420kmph and reached 100kmph in 2.4 seconds. Mind boggling stuff, especially considering the 1,500PS of power this monster is capable of. Bugatti personnel claim this car can go faster but is hindered by safety regulations. Good grief!

Bugatti Veyron Super Sport

Bugatti didn’t stop with the Chiron, however. The Super Sport bests its brother with a top speed of 431kmph, something it achieved at the renowned Ehra-Lessien high-speed test track in Wolfsburg, Germany. This puppy arrived strong with a 8.0-litre W16, and if that wasn’t enough also came equipped with 4 turbos. Production of the Super Sport was limited to only 30 vehicles and Bugatti already confirmed nothing over 450 would be made.

Hennessey Venom GT

Finally, Bugatti has taken a back seat and we can get to another ride. This car right here in yellow is one of the more aesthetically pleasing you will see. Based off a Lotus Exige design, the Venom notched 435kmph at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. And it might as well be a rocket if it weren’t for …

Koenigsegg Agera RS

You got it, the famed Agera. We knew this car was coming at some point in the list, but first? A bit surprising as it has been bested in the past, but with a Guinness Book record of 444.6 kmph in November of 2017, it’s been a tough vehicle to match.

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