It’s no secret that sports car manufacturers love to measure themselves (maximum speed) on circuits like the Nürburgring Nordschlife, where by the way, having an accident is quite expensive. Many brands compete on the mythical German track, but there are manufacturers that play in another league and bet directly on landing and take-off runways.
This is the case of those who seek to win the title of world’s fastest car. Until a few years ago, no one disputed that the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport was the fastest production car in the world, with a top speed based on the Guinness World Records Book of 431 km / h. However, time passes and Bugatti is no longer the one who holds the famous title.
After the Koenigsegg Agera RS It will steal the title from the French manufacturer in 2017, in 2019 Bugatti wanted to surprise us with the chilling figure of 490.48 km / h on board a Chiron Super Sport 300+. Like the Chiron, the Koenigsegg Agera RS ‘Gryphon’ is one of the most expensive cars in the world.
However, it should be clear that the Chiron Super Sport 300+ has never set an official record, only a surprising maximum speed, since the test carried out by the French company was only in one direction and launch, which does not allow it to be recognized as an official record.
The fastest car in the world in 2021
What neither Bugatti nor Koenigsegg expected is that SSC returned to ‘lift’ the title and it will lower them a place in the list of the fastest cars in the world. On January 17, the SSC Tuatara set a new official record on the Kennedy Space Center runway, which was previously used to maneuver the Space Shuttle.
Although the car did not exceed the barrier of 300 mph -482.8 km / h- promised, it was faster than the Koenigsegg Agera RS, both in terms of absolute maximum speed and the average obtained in opposite directions – a record figure. The SSC Tuatara reached 286.1 mph in a southerly direction -460.4 km / h- and 279.7 mph in a northbound direction -450.1 km / h-.
This results in an average of 455.2 km / h, which is the official record number. Recall that the Tautara is presented with a body in carbon fiber that allows to obtain an aerodynamic coefficient of so only 0.279. According to the company, a figure below the Bugatti Chiron (0.36), the Koenigsegg Agera (0.33) or the Venom F5 (0.33).
Under the hood we find a 5.9-liter biturbo V8 engine which places the redline at 8,800 rpm and has a compression ratio of 8.8: 1. In this way, the SSC Tautara is capable of developing a power of up to 1,350 hp in total using 91 octane gasoline. Only 100 copies will be made and they are all already sold for more than 1.5 million euros at the exchange.
But be careful, because if we choose E85 gasoline we can increase this figure to 1,750 hp power. Its mechanics are associated with a 7-speed robotic manual transmission box that sends all the power directly to the rear axle. Also, get a weight of only 1,247 kilograms.
Along with the title of the fastest car in the world we have also seen a Nissan Qashqai-R with 2,000 hp that claims to be the fastest SUV in the world, the fastest mower in the world, the fastest bumper car in the world, the most electric car. world’s fastest tractor or world’s fastest tractor.
The fastest cars in the world
For the most curious I leave you a list of what they are the 10 fastest cars in the world in 2021:
- SSC Tuatara: 455.2 km / h
- Koenigsegg Agera RS: 447.39 km / h
- Hennessey Venom GT: 435 km / h
- Bugatti Chiron: 432 km / h
- Bugatti Veyron Super Sport: 431 km / h
- SSC Ultimate Aero: 412 km / h
- Saleen S7 Twin Turbo: 399 km / h
- Koenigsegg CCR: 389.5 km / h
- McLaren F1: 391 km / h
- Pagani Huayra BC: 383 km / h
To top it off, in this table you can see those models that have officially won the title of the world’s fastest car ordered chronologically:
|1921||Bentley 3 Liter Super Sports||129 km / h|
|1924||Bentley 3 Liter Green Label||161 km / h|
|1949||Jaguar XK120||193.1 km / h|
|1953||Pegaso Z-102 Supercharged||244.6 km / h|
|1954||Mercedes-Benz 300SL||250 km / h|
|1955||Ferrari 410 Superamerica||261 km / h|
|1962||Ferrari 250 GTO||280 km / h|
|1968||Ferrari Daytona GTB / 4||281 km / h|
|1984||Ferrari 288 GTO||304 km / h|
|1986||Porsche 959||319 km / h|
|1987||Ferrari f40||324 km / h|
|1992||Bugatti EB110 SS||348 km / h|
|1993||Jaguar XJ220||350 km / h|
|1994||McLaren F1||391 km / h|
|2004||Saleen S7||399 km / h|
|2005||Bugatti Veyron||408.5 km / h|
|2007||SSC Ultimate Aero TT||412 km / h|
|2010||Bugatti Veyron Super Sport||431 km / h|
|2013||Hennessey Venom GT||435.2 km / h|
|2017||Koenigsegg Agera RS||447.39 km / h|
|2020||SSC Tuatara||455.2 km / h|