ludicrous-speed-dan-dechiaroSpeed and cars, two things that will never be separated. For many, it doesn’t matter how cool your car is, or for how much you bought it, but “how fast can it go?”. The thrill of speed is adored by millions of car lovers, which is why we have created this list of the 5 fastest cars in the world to satisfy your hunger. [photo credit Dan DeChiaro, Flickr]

6. SSC Ultimate Aero (256.18mph)

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5th on our list is the SSC Ultimate Aero with a 1,287hp 6.8 liter twin-turbo V8 engine and a verified speed of 256.18mph. The Ultimate Aero broke the 253.7mph record of the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 in 2007 and stayed with the title for almost three years until the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport broke the record with 267.86mph speed.   The SSC Ultimate Aero comes at a price of: $654,400. Watch it in action:

5. 9ff GT9-R (257mph)

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The 9ff GT9-R made a record of 257mph while beating the SSC Ultimate Aero, but before the record could be officially verified, the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport broke it with an official 267.86mph. The GT9-R has a 1120hp 4.0 Liter flat-6 Twin-Turbo engine and is based on the Porsche 911 platform.

9ff is specialized in building Porsche-based supercars by replacing engines and heavily modifying the original models to reach much higher levels of performance. 9ff GT9-R comes at a price of: $695,000, which is in this video:

4. Koenigsegg Agera R (260mph)

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The Koenigsegg Agera R features a 1140hp 5.0-liter V8 twin-turbo engine with a 7-speed dual clutch system and a verified speed of 260mph. Koenigsegg claims speed of 273mph, but this haven’t been verified yet. It can go from 0-60mph in 2.9 seconds, and kept the record of 0-300km/h in 14.53 seconds until it was broken by the Venom GT at 13.63 seconds. Its engine weighs 197 kg, which is “light” enough to give it an advantage on the asphalt. The Koenigsegg Agera R costs $1.6 million, and here’s a video of it:

3. Bugatti Veyron Super Sport (269.86mph)

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Even though the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport is titled fastest car in the world, it is second in our list, for the reasons mentioned below. The Veyron Super Sport features a 1200hp quad-turbocharged W16 engine and is titled fastest car in world since July 4 2010. The Bugatti Veyron Super Sport comes at a price of: $2.2 million, below is a video of it:

2. Hennessey Venom GT (270.49mph)

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The Hennessey Venom GT is first in our list, with a verified speed of 270.49mph. The cars comes with a 1,244-hp 7.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine giving it enough power to go at such high speeds. However, when it comes to Guinness World records Venom GT is still not considered as the fastest car in the world.

The Guinness World record for the fastest car is held by the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport (second car in our list) at 269.86mph. The Venom GT reached the speed of 270.49mph at the Kennedy Space Center in a one-way run (NASA didn’t allow running in the opposite direction). To break the Guinness World Record, it is compulsory to run in both directions to compensate for the wind conditions, so the Veyron Super Sport kept its title of fastest car in the world.

The Hennessey Venom GT comes at a price of: $1.2 million, and below is the video of Venom GT topping 270.49mph:

1. Bugatti Chiron (~270 – ~280mph)

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Launched in February 2016 (and rumors dating from Dec 2015), the Bugatti Chiron was designed to be the most powerful, fastest and one of the most expensive car in the world. It has a 1500 hp engine which can propel the car from 0-62 mph in just 2.5 seconds. It is widely recognized that it can top 270 mph, but some argue that it can even reach 280+ mph. We will need to see a confirmed speed run, but at the moment, we think that it should credibly take the top spot of this list. Only 500 units will be produced, and at $2.6M each, they should easily find buyers.

Which one is your favorite? Do you know a car that is officially faster? Let us know in the comments below.

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