Top 20 fastest cars in the world
While most of us can only dream of owning the fastest cars in the world, some will do whatever it takes to possess one.
Although we have countless ways to measure a car’s performance, we’re, of course, going to go for the top speed.
This is a top 20 of the fastest cars in the world as of the end of 2015 and mid 2016 based solely on the top speed a production car can reach.
The problem with finding the world’s fastest production car is the fact that it is a “production car” because there’s a very thin line from in-line car to super-race-car.
Here is a list of the 20 fastest cars in the world. The following are all street legal production cars, which have speeds that have been (mostly) verified in some one shape or another.
20. Porsche 918 Spyder – Top Speed: 210 mph/ 340 kmh
The Porsche 918 Spyder is a mid-engined plug-in hybrid sports car designed by Porsche. The Spyder is powered by a naturally-aspirated 4.6 litre V8 engine, developing 608 horsepower (453 kW), with two electric motors delivering an additional 279 horsepower (208 kW) for a combined output of 887 horsepower (661 kW). The 918 Spyder’s 6.8 kWh lithium-ion battery pack delivers an all-electric range of 19 km (12 mi) under EPA’s five-cycle tests. The car has a top speed of around 340 km/h (210 mph).
The 918 Spyder is a limited edition Hypercar, with 918 units manufactured and sold as a 2014 model year. Production began on September 18, 2013, with deliveries initially scheduled to begin in December 2013. The starting price was US$847,000. The 918 Spyder was sold out in December 2014. The country with the most orders was the United States with 297 units. Production ended in June 2015.
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19. Jaguar XJ220 – Top Speed: 217 mph/ 349.2kmh
The Jaguar XJ220 is a two-seater supercar produced by British luxury car manufacturer Jaguar from 1992 until 1994, in collaboration with the specialist automotive and race engineering company Tom Walkinshaw Racing. Recording a top speed of 212.3 mph (342 km/h) in 1992 the XJ220 could keep up with the fastest production car since 1987, the Ruf CTR which also had reached 342 km/h at Nardo before being superseded by the McLaren F1 in 1993 when it recorded a top speed of 231 mph (372 km/h). The Jaguar held the Nürburgring production car lap record between 1992 and 2000 with a time of 7:46.36.
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