The 5 fastest cars in the world
Beware because in the speed records there is a very common trap that can strain us. Many brands show chest announcing maximum infarction speeds, but that have not been proven in practice. Therefore, here we bring you the list of fastest production cars in the world without trap or cardboard.
Being among the cars with the highest speed is a very complicated task Give an extra cache to the model that gets it . But no matter how capable their engines are and no matter how long their gears are, there is one aspect that limits them a lot when it comes to demonstrating their speed on the asphalt: the tires .
That's why brands like Michelin have been developing tires able to withstand similar speeds without ending in shreds . And that's why vehicles like the Bloodhound SSC, which do not play in the league of production cars, have solid aluminum wheels.
The pressures that a tire can stand at more than 400 km/h
To give you an idea of the forces that a tire has to endure , when a Bugatti Chiron reaches 400 km/h, its tires have to endure up to 5,000 Nm of torque. Translated into a more intuitive unit of measure, it puts pressure close to 3,800 times the force of gravity .
Each model subjects its wheels to a different effort. Factors such as the downforce on the ground , the weight of the car and the diameter of the wheels greatly affect the capabilities you should have a tire. However, it is not so easy to modify these characteristics to reduce the effort of the tires.
These cars have to meet the requirements of the approved production vehicles for street. So it is not worth cheating, such as lightening it as much as possible, eliminating the safety components or body reinforcements. It is also not advisable to reduce the downforce to a dangerous limit, where you could fly at any time.
The fight of brands like Koenigsegg, Hennessey or Bugatti is there as much as in the power of its engines. Even with everything, it is likely that we will soon see how the brands in the following list are overcome again. The competition is on and that's how the world's fastest cars are up to now:
Koenigsegg Agera RS: 447.2 km/h
The Swedish brand Koenigsegg achieved the current speed record in November 2017 with the Agera RS . One of the most spectacular models in the world, both for its aesthetics and its incredible features. That's why we also saw him take the record of acceleration and braking at the '0-400 km/h-0' to the Bugatti Chiron just a month earlier.
The Koenigsegg Agera RS is powered by a > 5.0 liter petrol V8 engine with a final power of 1,360 HP and a torque of 1,370 Nm at 8,250 rpm. And this with a weight of only 1,395 kilos.Although this brand is not the most significant of this type of cars. Unfortunately, this car will not be produced anymore and soon we will see a successor, who is called to take the speed record much further.
Hennessey Venom GT: 435.3 km/h
The second position of the fastest cars in the world is for the Hennessey Venom GT . This house, known for its preparations of other brands such as Ford and Chevrolet, has managed to put one of its creations on this list. The Venom GT is actually a Lotus Exige modified from top to bottom.
The engine of this car is a V8 biturbo of 7.0 liters with 1.471 HP, which will be associated to a manual gearbox six-speed. Specifications that impress even more considering that its total weight is only 1,244 kg. No more units will be manufactured, so Hennessey launched the Venom GT Final Edition as a farewell to this model (image above). The Hennessey Venon F5 is the next model of the trainer, although he still has to demonstrate on the asphalt that can exceed 450 km/h announcing the house.
Bugatti Veyron Super Sport: 431 km/h
The third position of the highest speed cars is for the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport . This car holds Bugatti's internal speed record, despite the fact that the Chiron has already been in production for some time. Its engine is a W16 quad-turbo 8.0 liter with 1,200 hp. As usual in these power levels, all these horses are transmitted to sleep thanks to a total traction. The specialists of Royalty Exotic Cars already showed us what happens when this car is converted into a rear-wheel drive.
SSC Ultimate Aero: 411.7 km/h
The Shelby Super Cars Ultimate Aero achieved its current record of 411.7 km/h in 2007. Speed as of today today it keeps him in the fourth position of this list. At that time its engine V8 of 6.3 liters and three turbos yielded 1,183 CV. What added to its low weight achieved with carbon fiber made it a real missile.
In 2011 Shelby Super Cars increased its power to 1.305 HP, retouched its body and announced a maximum speed of 439 km/h. However, the manufacturer never managed to back that number with facts and this list is only for cars that have demonstrated their capabilities.
Saleen S7 Twin Turbo: 399 km/h
We finish this below 400 km/h with the Saleen S7 Twin Turbo . A car that was launched in the year 2000 with a 7.0-liter atmospheric V8 engine and 575 HP of power. These specifications left it very far from being able to enter this list.Even in your own car you can not install any . They must comply with the speed index necessary for your model. If you want to know more about them, do not miss the article Know your tires. You may be interested