3. SSC Ultimate Aero: 257 mph
No one needs the definition for the Ultimate champion of the three consecutive years, if you remember it’s the same SSC Ultimate which held the record to be the world’s fastest car from 2007 to 2010 and that is even verified by no less than Guinness, it is perhaps one of the boldest automotive creations ever made. Its rebirth of SSC Ultimate Aero which is fundamentally a customized edition of the Aero, displacement of this same Chevrolet engine was augmented to 6.3 liters and supercharger boost was enhanced to 14 psi.
The consequences were simply incredible; almost 1200 horsepower and more than 1100 Newton meters of torque. Subsequent modifications such as twin-turbo and a new engine block, has allowed the output of the Ultimate Aero to increase even further. In 2009, the output was rated at 1287 horsepower, easily the world’s most powerful car engine.
2. Koenigsegg Agera R: 260 mph
The Swedish “Hyper-Car” manufacturer is muscling its way toward Bugatti Veyron territory with its new Agera R, an even stronger edition of the pre-production Agera trial product that it displayed at last year’s 2010 Geneva Auto Show. Not much known about this latest version of Agera R but Koenigsegg claims the Agera R has a “theoretical top speed” of around 273 mph, although it is electronically limited to 233 mph. The company adds that the speed governor “can be unlocked for shorter periods of time, if all necessary conditions are met, such as road condition, tire wear, service level of car” and so on. However for our top ten lists we’ll limit the top speed as per previous models of Koenigsegg Agera i.e. 260 mph. Once the practical demonstration is completed with the claimed theoretical speed we shall be upgrading the list bringing the number one contender down to a 2nd rank. But for now Koenigsegg Agera R is on number 2 in our top ten lists.
1. Bugatti Veyron Super Sport: 267 mph
On number 1 it’s the ultimate Veyron holding the place with a remarkable top speed record of 267 mph. The Bugatti Veyron SuperSport has set a new production car land speed record, hitting 267mph at VW’s Ehra-Lessien proving ground. 267mph. Well, 267.91mph to be precise, trouncing the 256.23mph set by the SSC Ultimate Aero in Nevada in 2007.