There are a lot of ways to measure car excellence, but the only thing enthusiasts really care about is how fast it can move. They simply want to gallop faster than everybody else on a green light. All other metrics are almost insignificant.
The fast car club is relatively small, mainly because only a handful of car makers care enough to do something for this niche. Most of them spend their time designing, engineering, and producing “normal” cars.
Others go ahead to produce surprisingly fast machines, but they end up making them private – for reasons best known to them. Here’s our roundup of the fastest production cars in 2019.
Hennessy Venom F5
It’s easy to think the number one spot would be a famous automaker, but it’s not. Hennessy Venom is the – unconfirmed – fastest car on the planet. It can clock 301mph, which smashes the top speed with more than just a school zone limit.
This car comes with a 7.4-liter twin turbo V8 unit that cranks out a whopping 1,600 horses. That’s enough power to move a fully loaded truck at impressive speeds. Surprisingly, the Venom F5 can, reportedly, go from 0 to 249mph and back to 0 in a mere 30 seconds.
SCC has been rather slow in producing a successor for it’s Ultimate Aero hypercar, but the results are well worth the wait.
In a statement, SCC claimed Tuatara would be capable of hitting 265mph. However, it had a top speed of 300mph when the company revealed the car. Nobody knows if this was intentional or not.
The SCC Tuatara has a V8, twin turbo 5.9 engine that is capable of 1,750 horsepower when running on E85 fuel. It also features an automated seven-speed manual gearbox that routes the car’s power to the rear wheels.
That combined with its aerodynamic design, should get SCC into the history books – only if Hennessy or Koenigsegg doesn’t beat them to the 300mph barrier.
Koenigsegg Aera RS
The Koenigsegg Aera RS is officially the fastest car in the world until the Venom F5 proves its claims publicly.
The vehicle was tested on an 11-mile stretch just outside Las Vegas, and it reached speeds of up to 285mph going one side, but they had to check it in the other direction, and the average rate came down to 278mph.
It comes with a V8 5.0-liter unit producing 1,160 horsepower, 944 pound-feet of torque and has an aerodynamic design – which has proven to be a winning combination.
However, this is a limited production car, and the company closed it was doors last year. It leaves a blazing trail of glory as it makes way for another vehicle to fill the world’s fastest car spot.
Hennecy Venom GT
In 2014, Hennecy Venom GT recorded 270 mph in Kennedy space center. The Guinness world records accepted this test, but these results have received sharp criticism from the car community.
The test was based on a one direction sprint, which isn’t the norm for speed tests. All other cars get to go both directions and settle for the average figure as the top speed.
The Venom GT boasts a V8 twin turbo 7.0 engine, capable of producing 1,244 horsepower. It is handmade by a Texas-based tuner, and that raises concerns if this vehicle qualifies to fit in the production cars list.