What are the fastest cars in the world?
Over the past century, cars have gone from being very slow and bulky, to very fast and sleek. Almost every year, a faster, better car is released which puts the others to shame. More recently we have seen the release of “hyper-cars” like the Bugatti Veyron. The original Bugatti could reach speeds of 253 mph, however the latest model can reach an impressive 268 mph.
These pricey cars not only look great but their powerful engines sound great too. However, the only downside to owning one of these sporty cars is that they can be pretty expensive to maintain. Anyone who has a car like that might regret not getting it covered with a company such as RAC Insurance or USAA for example, since the cost of getting it repaired would probably be extortionate. Money aside, let’s have a look at two of the world’s fastest cars.
Bugatti Veyron – 268mph
This stunning mid-engine grand touring car is the fastest road-legal production car in the world. Made by the Volkswagen Group and produced by French marque Bugatti, this sleek car can reach an astonishing 268mph, which is 15mph faster than its predecessor. The British BBC car show, Top Gear named it Car of the Decade for 2000 – 2009. In 2010 Bugatti began offering potential buyers the option to customize the exterior and interior colors by using the Veyron application on the marque’s official website.
- Bugatti Veyron
Koenigsegg CCXR- 254mph
Released in 2007 by Koenigsegg, this car has a twin-supercharged V8 engine, allowing it to reach speeds of 254mph. It uses ethanol fuel and can accelerate from 0–62 mph in 2.7 seconds. It is made from pre-impregnated carbon fiber and has a specially designed six-speed manual gearbox with an optional paddle-shift with a dual plate clutch.
- Koenigsegg CCXR