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Top 10 Fastest Cars In The World In 2023


Fast cars are often associated with thrill and luxury. Sports cars never cease to amaze the young and old alike due to their power and speed. The first fastest car had a recorded speed of only 12 mph, and it was the 1894 Benz Velo.

Until 1950, few clear records exist of the fastest cars in production. However, a speed record was then set by the Jaguar XK120 of 124.6 mph. Since then, speed tests have become a thing for automakers and automotive blogs to keep track of the fastest cars for auto lovers.

So if you enjoy fast and luxurious cars, buckle up. We bring you the 2023 collection of automotive speedsters in the world. So sit tight and enjoy the ride.

1.    Koenigsegg Jesko Absolut: 330 mph

Koenigsegg Jesko

The Jesko is the ultimate machine from the Swedish automaker, but the Absolut version is beyond that. The car made its first appearance in 2020 with improved aerodynamics and other features that make it unbelievably fast.

Some changes like the covered rear wheels, extended rear hood, and a lowered suspension allowed the manufacturers to boast a drag coefficient of just 0.278. The Absolut Jesko features a 5.0-liter, Twin-turbo V-8 engine with 1,600 hp. It can attain a max speed of 330 mph. It’s certainly the fastest car in the world in 2023 and costs $2.8 million.

2.    Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+: 304 mph

Bugatti Chiron Super

The Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ beats the standard Bugatti Chiron, which was already among the fastest cars in the world. The Chiron is famous for its top speed of nearly 261 mph. However, the makers set a new record with the Super Sport 300+.

The car features revised aerodynamics, longer gear ratios, and an increase in the car’s length by 10 inches. The result is a highly modified car with a powerful Quad-turbo, 8.0-liter engine that hits 304 mph. It gives 1,578 horsepower and 1,180 pound-feet of torque. The company only produced 30 cars to validate the Guinness World Records speed record.

3.    SSC Tuatara: 295 mph

SSC Tuatara

The first attempt of the SSC Tuatara to break speed records revealed a high speed of 331 mph. However, that record didn’t last long as people started pointing out discrepancies in the video. A second test by the company to prove it was the fastest car in the world settled its speed record at 282.6 mph.

This leaves the Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ in the top spot, while the Koenigsegg Agera RS is pushed to the second position. However, the company made a third attempt to put all the skeptics to rest, which beat its own record, touching 295 mph. It puts the SSC Tuatara trailing behind the third-fastest car in the world.

The car is powered by a 5.9-liter Flat-Plane Crank V-8 engine that boasts 1,750 horsepower and 1,280 pound-feet of torque. It costs $1.6 million.

4.    Koenigsegg Agera RS: 278 mph

Koenigsegg Agera RS

The Koenigsegg Agera RS was the fastest car in the world in 2017, but the record stood for less than 24 months. Under the hood, you can find a Twin-turbo, 5.0-liter V-8 engine that gives 1,341 horsepower and 1,160 pound-feet of torque.

It does own other benchmarks up till now, such as braking from 200 to 0 mph and back and accelerating from 0 to 200 mph. The Agera RS was in production for only 25 units and costs around $2.5 million.

5.    Hennessey Venom GT: 270 mph

Hennessey Venom GT

The Hennessey Venom GT had a surprisingly long run. It remained in production from 2011 to 2017, but the company only produced 13 cars during the period. It is inspired by the Lotus Exige and features a Twin-turbo, 7.0-liter V-8 engine that boasts 1,244 horsepower and 1,155 pound-feet of torque.

The car hit its top speed record in 2014 but failed to make it to the Guinness Book of Records. The production of 13 cars went against it, and its speed run was only in a single direction.

6.    Bugatti Veyron Super Sport: 268 mph

Bugatti Veyron Super Sport

Another car that makes it to the list of the top 10 fastest cars in the world is the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport. As of 2022, it has been 17 years to its first production run, but it continues to retain its position in the list of fastest cars ever built.

The car features a Quad-turbo, 8.0-liter W-16 engine that gives 1,184 horsepower and a 1,106 pound-feet of torque. This supercar can hit a top speed of 268 mph and costs a whopping $2.7 million.

7.    Bugatti Chiron: 261 mph

Bugatti Chiron

Another Bugatti that makes it to the list of the fastest cars in the world in 2023 is the standard Bugatti Chiron, powered by a Quad-turbo, 8.0-liter W-16 engine. It came in 2016 in place of the Veyron. Its engine is capable of producing 1,479 horsepower and 1,180 pound-feet of torque. The Bugatti Chiron had a production run of 500 units, costing around $3 million.

8.    Koenigsegg Agera R: 260 mph

Koenigsegg Agera R

Another Koenigsegg makes it to the list of the fastest cars. The Agera R remained in production from 2011 to 2014 and set a handful of records which were then reset by the RS. It features the company’s legendary engine, which is a 5.0-liter V-8. It is capable of producing 1,124 horsepower and 885 pound-feet of torque. The Agera R costs $2 million.

9.    SSC Ultimate Aero: 256 mph

SSC Ultimate Aero

The Ultimate Aero briefly broke the top speed record until the Veyron Super Sport took it back. The car boasts a Twin-turbo, 6.3-liter V-8 engine capable of 1,183 horsepower and 1,094 pound-feet of torque.

The company produced several limited-edition models until it discontinued the Ultimate Aero in 2013. The car cost around $600,000.

10.  McLaren Speedtail: 250 mph

McLaren Speedtail

The McLaren Speedtail is a popular hybrid car that first came to the forefront in 2019. It is considered a successor to the iconic F1 because it also has a three-seat layout with the driver’s seat in the center. The Speedtail comes with a twin-turbo 4.0-litre V-8 gas engine that gives 848-pound feet of torque and 1,035 hp.

Moreover, there is an electric motor to power the ride. The McLaren Speedtail easily hits 250 mph, which is the fastest vehicle by the company as of yet. The Speedtail costs around $2.2 million.


While there are many top sports cars that also boast top speeds, these are some of the fastest cars in the world for 2023. Car manufacturers are increasingly introducing newer models, improved versions, and another tech that improve car speeds.

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