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Fastest Cars in the World a list Compiled


This is a list of the world’s fastest street-legal production car (as opposed to concept cars or modified cars). For the purposes of this list eligible cars are defined in the lists rules. This list uses the same definition as the List of automotive superlatives for the sake of consistency and because the term production car is otherwise undefined. The Benz Velo, as the first production car, is an exception.

Fastest production vehicles

YearMake and modelTop speed of production carNumber builtComment
1894Benz Velo12 mph
(19 km/h)
1200First production car
1947Healey Type 2.4110.8 mph
(178 km/h)
100Tested by Autocar in 1947
1949Jaguar XK120124.6 mph
(201 km/h)
12000Some publications cite the XK120’s timed top speed as almost 133 mph / 214 km/h in 1949.”The XK120 that achieved this speed was a tuned prototype, not a production car. The production car reached 124.6 mph (201 km/h).
1955Mercedes-Benz 300SL140 mph
(225 km/h)
1400Tested by Road & Track.
1958Aston Martin DB4141 mph
(227 km/h)
1110Tested by Autocar magazine in 1961.
1959Aston Martin DB4 GT152 mph
(245 km/h)
75Tested by Autosport in December 1961.
1963Iso Rivolta Grifo A3/L 327161 mph
(259 km/h)
over 400Tested by Autocar.
1965AC CobraMk III 427165 mph
(266 km/h)
>20Tested by Car & Driver. Top speed described as observed
1967Lamborghini Miura P400171 mph
(275 km/h)
over 750Tested by Motor. Over 750 units build in 1966-1973 period, which includes P400, P400 S and P400 SV models.
1968Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona174 mph
(280 km/h)
about 1400Tested by Autocar.
1984Ferrari 288 GTO188 mph
(303 km/h)
272Tested by Auto, Motor und Sport in 1985.
1986Porsche 959197 mph
(317 km/h)
337Tested by Road and Track in 1987. The most common 959 Deluxe version reached 197 mph (317 km/h), the Sport version 198 mph (319 km/h). 29 were built in a performance-enhanced 515 hp sports version which reached 210.645 mph (339 km/h) tested by Auto, Motor und Sport at Nardo in 1988.
1987Ruf CTR210.77 mph
(339.201 km/h)
29Tested by Road and Track at Volkswagen’s test track at Ehra-Lessien – average of a two way run
1992Jaguar XJ220212.3 mph
(342 km/h)
281Driven around the Nardo test track by Martin Brundle for Autocar. Brundle achieved 217.1 mph (349.4 km/h) with catalytic converter removed and, as Nardo is a banked circuit, this gives a theoretical straight-line top speed of 223 mph (359 km/h).
1993McLaren F1240.1 mph
(386 km/h)
106At factory rev limit, it reached 231 mph (371.8 km/h) at Nardò (oval) test track. It still remains the world’s fastest naturally aspirated production car in terms of top speed. Sans-rev-limiter, it was able to reach a top-speed of 240.1 mph (386.4 km/h).
2005Bugatti Veyron 16.4253.81 mph
(408.47 km/h)
300Recorded and verified by German inspection officials.
2010Bugatti Veyron Super Sport267.857 mph
(431 km/h)
30Out of the initial production run of 30 there were 5, named the Super Sport World Record Edition, which had the electronic limiter turned off, and were capable of 267.857 mph (431.074 km/h). All others were electronically limited to 257.87 mph (415.00 km/h). The record attempt of the Super Sport World Record Edition was driven by Pierre-Henri Raphanel and was verified by Guinness World Records.

Reference : Wikipedia

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