The 15 fastest cars in the world in 2024

When we talk 200 miles an hour is very fast, but you’ll be surprised by how many cars you can buy right now that can go even faster than that. We’ve put together a list of the fastest cars in the world in 2024 from every manufacturer that can all do more than 200 miles an hour. This is a crazy list. There are cars with naturally aspirated V12s, twin-turbo V8s, electric cars, hybrids, and even a crazy four-seater that only has a three-cylinder engine, but it’s still one of the fastest cars ever made.

Before we get into this list, we need to tell you a few cars that we have Excluded.

Firstly, the Tesla Model S Plaid. Tesla says this car can hit 200 miles an hour and even advertises this fact on the Tesla configurator, but if you buy one, it comes with a 175 miles an hour speed limiter.

Tesla Model S Plaid

Another car I haven’t included is the Pagani Utopia. This all-new hypercar has a twin-turbo V12 with 864 horsepower, and the whole car weighs less than 1300 kilograms, so you can bet it’ll do more than 200 miles an hour, but Pagani hasn’t quoted an official top speed, so it can’t go on this list. Well, not yet anyway.

Pagani Utopia

Aventador Ultimae

This means the first 200 miles an hour capable car on this list is a Lamborghini, but it’s not an Aventador. Yes, the Aventador Ultimae will hit 220 miles an hour, but Lamborghini has sold the very last one and it won’t build anymore. This means that the fastest Lamborghini that’s on sale right now is a standard Huracan Evo.

Aventador LP 780-4 Ultimae

This car has a naturally aspirated 5.2-liter V10 with 640 horsepower, and according to Lamborghini, it’ll do more than 202 miles an hour. That’s a smidge quicker than the hardcore Huracan Tecnica, which tops out at 202 miles an hour.

Next on this list are the fastest cars from Dodge and Maserati.

Dodge Charger & Challenger Hellcat Redeye Widebody

Dodge’s quickest cars are the Charger Hellcat Redeye Widebody and the Challenger Hellcat Redeye Widebody. These come with supercharged 6.2-litre V8s that pump out 797 horsepower, and they’ll both hit 203 miles an hour.

Dodge Charger & Challenger Hellcat Redeye Widebody

Maserati Quattroporte Trofeo

Maserati’s fastest car also maxes out at 203 miles an hour, but it isn’t the MC20 sports car, it’s the Quattroporte Trofeo. This has a twin-turbo 3.8-litre V8 with 580 horsepower, that is 217 horsepower less than the Dodge Challenger and Charger, but the Maserati has the same top speed as those cars. I guess Italian horsepower is a bit more athletic than American horsepower.

Maserati Quattroporte Trofeo

If you fancy any of these cars, you better act quickly. Dodge will stop building the Charger and Challenger this year, and Maserati doesn’t have any plans to sell the Quattroporte Trofeo in 2024.

Audi R8

Another car that will disappear soon is the Audi R8. It’s based on the same chassis as the Lamborghini Huracan, but it actually makes less power than that car from the same 5.2-liter V10 engine. Performance versions come with 620 horsepower, which is 20 horsepower less than the Huracan Evo, but despite this, the R8 is still faster than that car. Audi says the V10 Performance Coupe with Quattro all-wheel drive will hit 205 miles an hour, that’s three miles an hour more than the fastest Huracan because I’m assuming that “more than 202 miles an hour” in Lamborghini speak means 202.1 miles an hour.

Audi R8

The R8 also has the same top speed as McLaren’s fastest car.

You can’t buy a Senna or a Speedtail anymore, they’re both sold out, and the same goes for the limited-run 765LT Coupe and Spider. McLaren has just stopped taking orders for the 720S too. The GT is still on sale, but that car runs out of puff at 204 miles an hour, and that leaves the new Artura as the fastest McLaren you can buy.

This new hybrid has a three-liter twin-turbo V6 and an electric motor to produce a combined 680 horsepower. Max it out and you’ll be doing 205 miles an hour.

The Audi R8 and McLaren Artura aren’t the only cars you can buy that will hit that top speed though. There’s also the new Lucid Air Sapphire.

Lucid Air Sapphire

This electric saloon has three motors like the Tesla Model S Plaid, but it cranks out a supercar-crushing 1200 horsepower. Best of all, its top speed isn’t limited like the Teslas is, and Lucid says the car is good for 205 miles an hour.

Lucid Air Sapphire

Bentley Flying Spur

Next up on this list is Bentley. The massive Flying Spur Speed comes with a six-liter twin-turbo W12 engine that pumps out 635 horsepower, and it’s capable of 207 miles an hour. But the lighter Continental GT Speed has a 660 horsepower version of the same engine and it manages to edge just ahead with a top speed of 208 miles an hour.

Lucid Air Sapphire

Bentley isn’t the only British carmaker with a need for speed. The Aston Martin DB11 AMR will also crack 208 miles an hour.

Aston Martin DBS Superleggera

But what about the Aston Martin DBS Superleggera? Isn’t that surely faster? Well, that car will hit 211 miles an hour thanks to its 725 horsepower version of the DB11’s twin-turbo V12. But Aston Martin has just waved goodbye to that car with a special 770 Ultimate Edition, and guess what? Every single one of these cars is already sold out. It’s the same story with the F1-inspired Valkyrie hypercar that’s supposed to be capable of more than 250 miles an hour, but all the coupe and convertible versions of the Valkyrie are completely sold out.

Aston Martin DBS Superleggera

Ferrari SP3 Daytona

The fastest Ferrari of recent years is the SP3 Daytona, that’ll hit more than 211 miles an hour, but once again, you can’t actually buy it. This exclusive Ferrari was sold out even before it was revealed. Typical. The Ferrari 296 GTB and GTS will both manage more than 205 miles an hour, but the SF90 Stradale is even faster. This uses a twin-turbo four-liter V8 and three electric motors to make a combined thousand horsepower, and it’ll top out at exactly 211 miles an hour. You can also get it as a convertible, and that has exactly the same top speed as well, so long as you keep the roof off.

Ferrari SP3 Daytona

Ford GT

Next on this list would be the Ford GT. That car can manage 216 miles an hour all thanks to its lightweight chassis and 656 horsepower 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6. But Ford has just sold the very last LM Special Editions of the GT and it doesn’t plan to make any more. And if you can’t buy it, then it can’t go on this list, right? The same goes for the Gordon Murray Automotive T.50. This modern interpretation of the iconic McLaren F1 is very fast, it’ll do 217 miles an hour, but all 100 cars have been accounted for.

Ford GT

Pininfarina Battista

Another car that can hit 217 miles an hour is the Pininfarina Battista. Instead of a roaring naturally aspirated V12 like the T.50, this comes with a battery and four electric motors that make 1900 horsepower. Unfortunately, Pininfarina has already sold every car it plans to make, but the motors and batteries in the Battista actually come from another carmaker, and that firm makes electric hypercars that go even faster than this. Best of all, you can still buy one of their cars

Pininfarina Battista

Lotus Evija

You see, even though the 2000 horsepower Evija can do 218 miles an hour, it can’t go on this list. Lotus, once again, has already sold all the 130 cars it’s going to build for around 2 million pounds each.

Lotus Evija

Mercedes-AMG One

That 219-mile-an-hour hybrid is the fastest Mercedes around, but it’s been delayed so many times, there must still be some for sale, right? Uh, wrong. Even though it was revealed almost six years ago, Mercedes has easily flogged all 275 of these road-going F1 cars for around 2 million pounds each. The fastest Mercedes you can actually buy is the AMG GT 63 S Four-Door. The standard version and the E-Performance hybrid will both do 196 miles an hour, but remember, that is not fast enough to go on this list.

Mercedes-AMG One

So, where does that leave us? Well, don’t worry, there are still plenty of cars on sale that are much faster than those AMGs.

Aspark Owl

This Japanese hypercar comes with four electric motors like the Battista, but it makes 2012 horsepower. That makes it one of the most powerful road cars ever made. It’s also one of the lowest cars ever built. It’s only 99 centimetres tall. This low-drag design means it can hit a whopping 249 miles an hour. Aspark is only going to build 50 of these cars, and they’ll cost more than 2.5 million pounds each. That’s enough to make your head spin.

Aspark Owl

Koenigsegg Gemera

This bonkers hybrid is the fastest Koenigsegg you can actually buy. All versions of the Jesko are sold out, including the Absolut, which is supposed to do more than 300 miles an hour. The limited edition CC850 is also unavailable. The car sold out so quickly that Koenigsegg had to expand the original production run from 50 to 70 cars just to make sure some loyal customers didn’t miss out. Anyway, you can still buy the Gemera if you have 1.4 million pounds lying around. And this car is unlike anything else on the list. It uses an electric motor and a tiny two-litre turbocharged three-cylinder engine.

Koenigsegg Gemera

This features Koenigsegg’s new Freevalve technology, which means it has no camshafts at all. It cranks out 600 horsepower and sends all this power to the front wheels. The rear wheels are driven separately by a 500-horsepower electric motor on each side. This system produces a total of 1700 horsepower, which is enough to blast the Gemera to more than 249 miles an hour. Not bad for a three-cylinder hybrid.

Czinger 21C.

This single-seater hypercar was designed to smash lap records, but it’s also incredibly fast in a straight line. It’s made using ultra-lightweight 3D-printed parts and only has one seat. Its tiny 2.9-liter twin-turbo V8 comes with two electric motors that produce a total of 1350 horsepower. Czinger says this car will hit 253 miles an hour, but it’s also working on a more aerodynamic version called the 21C V-Max. This car has carbon wheel covers and a longer tail to reduce drag, so it should be even faster.

Czinger 21C.

You might not have heard of Czinger, but you definitely know the next car on this list.

Rimac Nevera

Rimac sells its motors and batteries to Pininfarina to build the Battista, but it made sure the Nevera is more powerful and even faster than that car. Its four motors produce 1914 horsepower and help blast the Nevera to a top speed of 256 miles an hour. That makes it the fastest electric production car ever. Rimac’s CEO Mate Rimac also runs another car company, Bugatti. But where’s Bugatti on this list? After all, the standard Chiron will hit 261 miles an hour. Well, once again, you can’t actually buy a Bugatti at the moment.

Rimac Nevera

Bugatti Chiron

The Chiron production run is completely sold out, and so are all the special editions. That includes the track-spec Divo, the retro Centodieci, the Mistral Roadster, the Bolide, and the Super Sport. There is another way to get hold of a new Bugatti, but it’s very expensive. You just have to order a completely bespoke car like the unique La Voiture Noire. There’s just one problem. That car costs more than 10 million pounds, and that’s before tax.

Bugatti Chiron

But what if you don’t have an eight-figure sum in your bank account? What are the fastest cars you can actually buy right now? Well, it’s a toss-up between two cars from Hennessey and SSC.

Hennessey and SSC

These American brands have been working on their own Bugatti rivals for years, and they both claim their cars will do more than 300 miles an hour. These aren’t fancy four-wheel-drive hypercars, they’re old-school hot rods with twin-turbo V8 engines and rear-wheel drive.

The Hennessey Venom F5 has a 6.6-litre twin-turbo V8 with 1817 horsepower. It recently clocked up a speed of 271.6 miles an hour. The Venom F5 Coupe is technically sold out like the Chiron, but Hennessey will sell you a Roadster that’s supposed to have the same top speed as the standard car.

Hennessey Venom F5

But what about SSC? Its fastest car is called the Tuatara. It has a 5.9-liter twin-turbo V8 with 1750 horsepower, but even though it has a smaller engine with less power than the Hennessey, it’s actually supposed to be faster.

SSC Tuatara

The SSC managed to hit 295 miles an hour on the same runway that Hennessey used to test the Venom F5. That means the SSC Tuatara is the fastest car you can actually buy right now. But don’t expect these cars to be available for long. You can bet there are loads of rich buyers just waiting to see which of those two cars will hit 300 miles an hour first before they decide which one to buy.


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