When it comes to SPEED, how much is too much?
A lot of Gear Heads believe there is no such thing as to much SPEED, and it looks like a growing number of car manufacturing companies will agree with them.
Below is the (TOP 4 GEAR HEAD PICKS) for the Fastest Street Legal Cars In The World.) The orders goes from the fastest car to the least fastest based on Speed attempts and horsepower.
#1 SSC Tuatara
The SSC Tuatara is an American made Sports Car. This car has broken several SPEED Records.
since January 27, 2021.
Professional Driver Oliver Webb piloted a 1750-horsepower SSC Tuatara hypercar to 331 mph 2020.
According to SSC North America, the Tuatara also broke other records:
"Fastest Flying Mile on a Public Road" at 313.12 mph
"Fastest Flying Kilometer on a Public Road" at 321.35 mph
"Highest Speed Achieved on a Public Road" at 331.15 mph
Read more information about the Top Speed Attempts by this beast of a Sports Car.
Top speed attempt:
On October 10, 2020, the Tuatara - according to SSC (pending independent confirmation) - claimed a disputed production car top speed record, recording a one-way top speed of 331.15 mph (532.93 km/h) and a two-way average of 316.11 mph (508.73 km/h) on a seven-mile stretch of closed road outside of Las Vegas, Nevada, near Pahrump on State Route 160. SSC claims that this speed beat the Koenigsegg Agera RS's record, which set a record on the same highway in 2017, by 46.6 mph (75.0 km/h). The car was piloted by British racing driver Oliver Webb.
The accuracy of this record was subsequently challenged by various independent analysts.On October 30, 2020, SSC's founder Jerod Shelby uploaded a video to the SSC North America YouTube channel. He said that the run had been ruined because they started seeing some doubts and the only way to fix them was to re-run the top speed in the near future.
A second top speed run was attempted in Florida on December 12-13, 2020, but the car was unable to exceed 252 mph (406 km/h) due to mechanical problems.
On January 27, 2021, the Tuatara reached a one-way speed of 286.1 mph (460.4 km/h) and a two-way average of 282.9 mph (455.3 km/h) over the course of 2.3 miles at Space Florida's Launch and Landing Facility. American dentist and entrepreneur Larry Caplin, owner of the car, piloted it during the run, which was verified with multiple satellite tracking systems from Racelogic, Life Racing, Garmin, and IMRA. Shelby noted that this is just an update of their high-speed testing and they happened to break the world record. SSC plans to break 300 mph on the same runway.
In April 2021 while traveling back to Florida to reattempt the speed record, the Tuatara was damaged after its trailer flipped over in high winds in Utah.
How many makes are there? There has been 100 examples of this car built. (Present 2021)
Horsepower: 1750 hp
Engine: 5.9-liter twin-turbocharged V8
Torque: 1341 lb-ft - It redlines at 8800 rpm.
Top Speed: 301.07 (484.54 kph) - 331.15 (532.93 kph) These speeds were set by Professional Car Driver Oliver Webb.
Length: 182.4 in (4,633 mm) Width: 81.3 in (2,065 mm) Height: 42.0 in (1,067 mm)
#2: Hennessey Venom F5
The Hennessey Venom F5 is an American made Sports Car.
With the debate of the Venom GT supercar possibly beating the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport record as the fastest car in the world, Hennessey hopes to reclaim the title with this all new Venom F5. However, will it dust the SSC Tuatara? The Tuatara reportedly traveled speeds of 301.07 (484.54 kph) - 331.15 (532.93 kph) - These speeds were broken by Professional Car Driver Oliver Webb.
Top speed attempt:
The Venom F5's carbon-fibre weight chassis and body panels give it a weight of just 2,998 lbs. That is super light for a super car.
The Venom F5 layout shows a power-to-weight ratio that makes the car 1.34 hp/kg (1,298 hp/ton). This allows F5 to crawl up to speeds of 100 km/h in just 2.6 seconds, and 400 km/h in 15.5 seconds.
How many makes are there? There are 24 examples, 12 for the American market and 12 for international markets. (Present 2021)
Engine: 6.6 L Fury twin-turbocharged V8
Torque: 1,193 pound-feet of torque - The redline is 8,500 rpm
Top Speed: 311 mph
Weight3,053 lb (1,385 kg
#3: Koenigsegg Jesko
The Koenigsegg Jesko is a Sports Car manufactured from Ängelholm, Sweden.
This car is named after its designer; Christian von Koenigsegg Joachim Nordwall.
The Koenigsegg Jesko can go 0-60 in just 2.5 seconds and can hit an incredible speed of 330MPH. Wow that is fast.
When Jesko is running on 95-octane unleaded fuel, the Jesko engine puts out 1,262hp (1,280PS). If you switch it up and run it on E85, then it will push out a whopping 1,578hp (1,600PS).
The transmission, as Koenigsegg calls it the "Light Speed Transmission, a nine-speed multiclutch unit designed in-house that doesn’t feature traditional synch rings at all. This allows it to change between any gear at “near light speed”.
The Koenigsegg Jesko can hit speeds of 300. This is based claims by Koenigsegg. If this is accurate, then is likely to break the Agera RS' top speed record of 277 mph. However the Tuatara is reported to hit speeds of 301. This is thanks to Professional race car driver Oliver Webb.
Top speed attempt:
According to von Koenigsegg, when clients were looking at last year’s Jesko, they asked if it would beat the Agera RS. VK said no, “because it’s a track version.” But the Jesko Absolut is more streetable and has lower wind drag. “So we said, OK, let’s do one final hurrah, and that’s it.”
Koenigsegg will be aiming to break the 500 km/h barrier by a few clicks; it thinks the Jesko Absolut can hit 330.5 mph.
How many makes are there? There is 125 examples of this bad boy. (Present 2021)
Engine: Turbo V8
Torque: 1,106lb-ft (1,500Nm)
Top Speed: 300 mph
#4: Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+
The Bugattii Chiron Super Sport was made and manufactured in France.
The Bugatti Chiron is a two-seater sports car by Bugatti Engineering GmbH. The Chiron can go zero to 60 mph in a slip 2.3 seconds. WOW! Right?
Top speed attempt:
On 2 August 2019, Bugatti test driver Andy Wallace achieved a speed of 490.48 km/h (304.77 mph) in a pre-production Chiron Super Sport 300+ prototype at Volkswagen's test facility in Ehra-Lessien. The speed was verified by the TÜV, Germany's Technical Inspection Association, making it the first time a production vehicle has broken the 300 mph barrier. However, this speed was not achieved using a production model, and the top speed of the production models remains untested.
The car was developed under Bugatti head exterior designer Frank Heyl in collaboration with Italian automobile engineering firm Dallara and tyre manufacturer Michelin over the course of six months.
The overall length of the car was increased by 248.9 mm (9.8 in) and it is fitted by a laser-controlled ride height system in order to reduce drag. To further reduce drag and aid aerodynamics, the electronically controlled rear wing was removed and was replaced with a long tail incorporating a rear wing with a short cross-section. A full roll cage was added for safety reasons, and the passenger seat was removed to make way for data recording equipment used to validate the record run. The car incorporates an exhaust system first introduced on the Bugatti Centodieci in order to further reduce aerodynamic drag. Mechanically, the engine was modified to generate 1,177 kW (1,578 hp; 1,600 PS) of power output with no changes to the gearbox and all-wheel-drive system.
How many makes are there? There is only 30 examples of this car ever made. (Present 2021)
Horsepower: 1,500 hp
MPG: 7 city / 15 highway
Engine: 8.0 L V16
Torque: 1,165 lb-ft of torque
Top Speed: 261 mph