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14 Fastest Cars In The World In 2024

Since the first car tuned a wheel, carmakers and gearheads have wanted more speed. This desire hasn’t diminished in over 100 years, driving rival brands to chase the fastest car title.

When carmakers got into their stride in the late 1980s, Porsche kicked off the modern supercar era with its 959. Ferrari followed one year later with the marginally faster F40, both boasting 200 mph performance. Barely thirty years later, the race to be the fastest has seen cars break the 300 mph barrier. Whether or not the car industry will ever go faster remains to be seen.

However, in a rundown of the current supercars money can buy, these are the fastest and often most powerful cars on the road in 2024.

GMA T.50

GMA T.50
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Originating from the same creative genius that gave us the mighty McLaren F1, the incoming GMA T.50 shares a common theme. Think of T.50 as a spiritual successor in more ways than one. Starting with the car’s design, Gordon Murray revisited the three-abreast seating concept.

Compact in form and size, the T.50 follows the same mid-mounted V12 idea, keeping the car’s overall length to a minimum. However, Cosworth, not BMW, is the power unit of choice. Built exclusively for the T.50, a 4-liter naturally aspirated V12 delivers 654 hp, giving a top speed of 226 mph. 

Spania GTA Spano

2015 Spania GTA Spano
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In a world of high-performance cars, engine choices make all the difference. Porsche remains faithful to flat-sixes, while other brands use V8s and V12s. Spanish carmaker Spania is different and reintroduces one of the all-time greatest US engines, the Viper V10. Even then, gearheads can specify either turbo or superchargers.

First introduced in 2009 and later revamped in the second-generation guise in 2015, the GTA Spano builds on Spania’s 15-year racing experience. As you would expect, on-track expertise found its way into GTA. A monocoque chassis setup featuring double wishbone suspension at each corner uses carbon fiber. Naturally, a big engine and low weight translate well to performance; the GTA doesn’t disappoint, boasting a top speed of 230 mph. 

Ruf CTR3 Clubsport

2012 - present Ruf CTR3 Clubsport
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German carmaker Porsche already does a fine job with the 911. But if you want the classic 911 shape with more performance, Ruf has the answer. The two automotive brands share an unusual partnership; unlike other modified supercars, the Ruf is a manufacturer in its own right, sourcing bodyshells from Porsche’s Stuttgart production line.

Clubsport is an evolution of the CTR3, added to the lineup in 2012, and remains a factory option today. Despite the allure of more performance, Ruf has only produced seven examples. Visually, there is little to set the Clubsport apart from the CTR3. However, a scan of the spec sheet reveals a power bump to 777 hp, raising the car’s top speed to 236 mph.

Ultima Evolution Supercharged

2023 Ultima Evolution Supercharged
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Despite its 240 mph top speed, the Ultima Evolution differs from all the other cars. Launched in 2015 as a limited edition sports car, UK-based Ultima offers the Evolution in ready-to-run and kit form. Don’t be fooled into thinking it is a budget GRP kit and donor car build; Ultima provides everything you need to run among the fastest cars in the world.

The list of options meets various budgets and performance desires. At the upper end of the scale, 6.8-liter supercharged LS V8s crank out 1020 hp in a car weighing 2094 lbs. No wonder the Ultima is fast. Eight years after its launch, Ultima still produces the Evolution to order, with a range-topping price tag of $95,000. 


Koenigsegg Gemera TFG

2023 Kognigsegg Gemera TFG
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Traditionally, two-doors, two-seats were the go-to receipt for the world’s fastest cars. Not anymore; Koenigsegg again challenged the standard of what fast vehicles should be. The Gemera, visually on the outside, at least looks no different from any other hypercar, but pop open one of its trademark doors, and four seats await you inside.

The unusual layout isn’t the only surprise. Under the hood, in place of a big multicylinder engine, the Gemera TFG makes do with a compact combustion engine and electric motor setup. Koenigseggs’ innovative The Friendly Giant (TFG) 3-cylinder turbo engine generates 600 hp driving the front wheels, utilizing a triple motor setup to boost output to 1400 hp. Packed with surprises, the Gemera is blisteringly fast, reaching 249 mph.

Aspark Owl

Aspark Owl
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Touted as the fastest-accelerating production car, the Aspark Owl needs a mere 1.72 seconds to reach 60 mph. It is one of a growing number of electric hypercars. Blistering acceleration is not the Owl’s only performance claim; early prototypes claimed a top speed of 260 mph. Since entering production in 2020, testing validated this claim with a recorded 256 mph in real-world conditions.

In what is fast becoming the standard for electric hypercars, the Owl uses a four-motor setup driving each wheel, which, in effect, is a simple all-wheel drive system. However, the added benefits of better weight distribution will undoubtedly aid the car’s performance. 

Rimac Nevera

Rimac Nevera
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Who would have thought the world’s fastest cars would sidestep internal combustion in favor of batteries and motors? In recent years, Rimac has blazed a trail of stupendously fast vehicles with nothing more than the hum of electric motors. Admittedly, the aural drama is missing, but there is no escaping the Neveras 256 mph top speed.

Rimac makes up for a lack of noise with stellar performance off the line. Electric motors deliver instant torque and acceleration, the Nevera blasting past 60 mph in 2.4 seconds. Four electric motors, one per corner, power this near-silent missile and produce a combined 1888 hp.

Zenvo TSR-GT

Zenvo TSR-GT
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For now, the 263 mph TSR-GT is the fastest model available from Danish carmaker Zenvo. However, there are plans for a quicker hypercar, the Aurora, to arrive in 2026. Not that a top speed of 263 mph is anything to downbeat about; only a handful of cars go faster.

Function over form is a clear priority in TSR GT, adorned with ducts, vents, and grills to cool the car’s colossal power train. Unlike most of its peers, Zenvo eschewed turbocharging, instead using two superchargers to unleash 1360 hp from its 5.8-liter V8.

Bugatti Chiron Super Sport

2021 Bugatti Chiron
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One last hurrah for the Chiron, and confusingly limited to 273 mph (440 kph), the Super Sport lags behind its more powerful namesake. Somewhere along the way, during development, safety and tire longevity encouraged Bugatti to enforce a limit. Sadly, the limiter is not removable.

But let’s be honest: Even if you have a track at your disposal, outside high-speed runs, 273 mph is more than adequate. Like all Bugattis since 2005, a tried-and-tested 8-liter W16 bolstered by four turbos dishes up the thrills with an eye-opening 1578 hp.

Koenigsegg Agera RS

Koenigsegg Agera RS
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The world’s fastest cars were once solely associated with European carmakers Ferrari, Porsche, and McLaren taking the lead. But since 1994, there has been another surprise contender for the fastest. Hailing from Sweden, Koenigsegg claims several of the fastest top spots. The Agera appeared in various specs, recording speeds of 274 mph upwards.

At the top of the list is the 284 mph Agera RS, which runs on regular gasoline and packs a 1kw or 1341 hp 5-liter turbocharged V8. Don’t expect to see one on the highway; Koenigsegg claimed the Agera RS as the ultimate track tool.

SSC Tuatara

SSC Tuatra - Fornt quarter view
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Hypercars are not the sole preserve of exotic European carmakers; homegrown US brands have also gotten in on the act. Enter the SSC Tuatara, once briefly the world’s fastest car with a claimed top speed of 316 mph. In later testing, the Tuatara posted a one-way maximum of 295 mph, falling way short of SSC’s claims.

Undoubtedly, within touching distance of the world’s fastest, and with further development, the magic 300 mph barrier looks set to be busted. Continuing the US theme, an in-house-developed 5.9-liter twinburo engine provides horses with this speed machine. Where the SSC stands out is the use of fuel exotic fuels. Extracting its maximum of 2200 hp requires Methanol; otherwise, a ‘lower’ grade of E85 flex fuel yields 1750 hp.

Hennessey Venom F5

Hennessy Venom F5 - front quarter view.
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Technically, the Venom F5 is no longer available; limited numbers, production sold out in 2020. However, it remains in production as of late 2023 and deserves a mention among the fastest hypercars. Debuting as far back as 2014 in concept form, Hennessey promoted the Venom F5 as the world’s fastest car, with a theoretical top speed of 330 mph.

Like many of the cars featured here, theory and reality are different. Since production began, a more realistic two-way average of 300 mph has placed this speed machine in good company. The Venom is a proper V8 powerhouse boasting 1817 hp courtesy of Hennessey’s proprietary 6.6-liter twin-turbo Fury engine

Bugatti Bolide

Bugatti Bolide Hypercar
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Almost the fastest, losing out by six mph, Bugatti’s exclusive Bolide hypercar tops at 304 mph. The internet is awash with claims of higher speeds, but in the real world, with wind resistance and tire friction taking effect, the Bugatti is firmly in the 300 mph club. Unsurprisingly, the Bolide owes a lot of its technical prowess to the Very and Chiron that preceded it.

Aside from the lower drag bodywork, much of the Bolide borrows heavily from earlier Bugattis. Under the hood, a familiar 8-liter W12 quad-turbo unit drives the rear wheels with a slick 7-speed semi-automatic transmission. Bugatti initially unveiled the Bolide with a higher-spec engine pumping out 1826 hp, lowering the boost for production to a mere 1578 hp.

Koenigsegg Jesko Absolut 

Koenigsegg Jesko Absolut
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With a claimed top speed of 330 mph, Koenigseggs Jesko Absolut is the world’s fastest production car. However, claims versus real-world test results are a little more challenging to prove. Even Koenigsegg themselves predict an attainable speed of 310 mph is more likely. 

That is still fast enough to secure the world’s fastest title. How did the Swedish newcomer achieve such astonishing feet? Under the hood, Koenigsegg’s 5.1-liter V8 adorned with twin turbochargers punches out 1298 hp. But the turbos alone aren’t the only key. Augmented by a 20 bar compressor, air tank, and a diet of E85 Biofuel, power output climbs to 1600 hp.

Jason Garbutt

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From a young age, vehicles of every shape and size significantly impacted Jason. But a surprise birthday gift of a ZAP racing kart ignited the spark in earnest. Cars, planes, military vehicles, and ships have been the center of attention ever since.

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