Only one automobile in the entire world has a certified top speed record that exceeds 300 mph.
The 1894 Benz Velo, which could reach a peak speed of only 12 mph, was the first mass-produced vehicle to be measured at a speed. Since then, there aren’t many confirmed records, however in or around 1950, the Jaguar XK120 achieved a production car speed record of 124.6 mph (not to be confused with the tuned prototype that managed to hit 133 mph) After this, conducting one’s own top speed test for car periodicals became become a fad. Even the legendary McLaren F1 was tested by Car & Driver, and in 2005, the Bugatti Veyron EB 16.4 established the first official speed record that was confirmed by German inspection officials. Only a small number of vehicles have come close to breaking the record since the official contest between manufacturers began at that same moment. The top 10 fastest automobiles in the world are covered in this list, which is arranged in order of speed.
10 – MCLAREN SPEEDTAIL: 250 MPH
The McLaren Speedtail, one of the newest vehicles on our list, was unveiled in 2019 and is regarded as the famous F1’s spiritual successor. But the main reason for that is that it has a three-seat configuration with the driver’s seat in the middle. The Speedtail, in contrast to the other vehicles on this list, is a hybrid vehicle that combines an electric motor with a twin-turbo, 4.0-liter V-8 gasoline engine. According to McLaren, the Speedtail can reach 250 mph, making it the company’s fastest car to date. The British company has not, however, shown evidence that the Speedtail is indeed capable of such speeds.
|Engine:||twin-turbo, 4.0-liter V-8 hybrid|
|0-60 mph:||2.5 seconds (estimate)|
|Top speed:||250 mph (claimed)|