The fastest car in the world
Ever wondered what is the current fastest car in the world? If you want an official record then it is the Buggati Veyron Super Sport which clocked an impressive 269.86mph in 2010. if you want an unofficial but a legit recorded speed then it is the Hennessey Venom GT which had set a mark of 270mph earlier this year.
The only reason why the Buggati Veyron still holds the record in its name is because unlike the Hennesey the car underwent the proper method to record its speed under the Guniess World Record standards.
This battle for speed has been prevailing between car companies for ages. The fastest car before this two was the Mclaren F1 in 1993, which held its fastest car title for more than 10 years with a speed of 240mph.
It was the early nineties when competition was intense. The battle was mainly fought between Porsche, Ferrari and Mclaren.
It was Porsche which took the lead as the fastest car at 195mph, but the record didn’t last long as Ferrari’s F40 shattered the record with a top speed of 202mph, making it the first car to go beyond the 200mph barrier.
Car companies like Lamborghini, Aston Martin and Jaguar also produced some of the fastest cars in the world in the early 60s.
However in terms of speed, the record set by Mercedes-Benz W125 Rekordwagen in 1938 which ran at a mind boggling speed of 268mphr seems would never be broken. The only reason why it is not considered as the fastest car is because it was an experiment on speed, and the car was not made for commercial purpose, the fact that it was driven on a public road made it deserve the speed title but not the fastest car one.
World’s Fastest: 270.49 mph Hennessey Venom GT