Most cars will get you from point A to point B reliably while others will do the same at neck-breaking speed. The Top 10 Fastest Cars in the World are expensive, but their price tags are high because of the amount of horsepower they have and the amount of time engineers put into making them. Each car on this list is placed based on their top speed.
#10 Gumpert Apollo (Top Speed: 225 mph)
Designed to be driven on the track or the street, this supercar packs a 4.2-liter V8 engine and a shape that produces enough downforce to help it ride on the roof of a tunnel. Those who wish to own one can have an Apollo for around $300,000.
#9 Noble M600 (Top Speed: 225 mph)
This little British car has a simplistic design, a 4439 cc V8 engine, and a pair of turbochargers to boot. While it uses parts from outside of its home country (specifically Japan and Sweden), the M600 should still put a smile on every Englishman’s face. Base price of this car is $330,000.
#8 Zenvo ST1 (Top Speed: 233 mph)
With only 3 produced per year, it is understandable that you may not have heard of this car before. The ST1 is a Danish beast that packs a 7-liter V8 engine, capable of producing 1,250 horsepower (hp). If you don’t mind waiting, you can buy one for as low as $1.8 million.
#7 McLaren F1 (Top Speed: 243 mph)
Known for its batwing doors and having the highest speed record in 1998, the F1 was the kind of car everyone dreamed of owning (including wealthy individuals). Only 106 were made, but it has since become an automotive icon and has even been featured in numerous racing video games. The base price was around $970,000.
#6 Koenigsegg CCX (Top Speed: 245 mph)
The CCX was the result of a man chasing a dream. It packed an 806 hp V8 and was later designed to run on biofuel (the CCXR). It only cost around $550,000 when it was in production, but another model has since replaced it.
#5 Saleen S7 Turbo (Top Speed: 248 mph)
Made in the U.S. by Steve Saleen, this specially designed supercar comes with a twin turbo V8 that produces 750 hp. Originally, the S7 used Ford 427 big block, but Steve wanted the car to have some more power under the hood. You can pick one up for around $655,000.
#4 SSC Ultimate Aero (Top Speed: 256 mph)
The Aero may look like your average Lamborghini, but it made a name for itself when it became the world’s fastest car in 2007. It lost its place at the top of the automotive food chain to the Bugatti Veyron three years later, but the new Aero is prepared to reclaim it with a new engine that is capable of going faster. This batwingpacking beast can be yours for around $650,000.
#3 Koenigsegg Agera R (Top Speed: 260 mph)
The Agera became the replacement for the CCX. It packs a proprietary 5-liter V8 that produces a staggering 1,140 hp and can go from 0-60 mph in 3 seconds. The base price for this supercar is around $1.6 million.
#2 Hennessey Venom GT (Top Speed: 260 mph)
This Texas-made speed demon has a modified Lotis Exige chassis, a 6.2 liter twin turbo V8 that produces around 1,200 hp, and can go from 0-200 in 13 seconds. Anyone who feels the need to buy a Venom GT can do so for $1 million. This is not bad for the silver medal winner on this list.
#1 Bugatti Veyron Super Sport (Top Speed: 268 mph)
Leave it to the French to build a supercar that can outrun everything on the road today. Even after being bought by the Volkswagen Group, the Veyron SS currently holds the Guinness World Record and the top spot on this list. However, the consumer version only goes up to 258 mph. Regardless, it is still fast enough to outrun whatever you currently have. You can pick one up for around $2.4 million.
All of these cars on this list of the Top 10 Fastest Cars in the World are most definitely moving works of art and impressive feats of engineering. No one lucky enough to have one should feel guilty for buying one (or all), if you are loaded like Jay Leno. As time passes by and technology improves, these supercars will always be admired for what they have done to speed records (and checkbooks) around the world.