Hennessey Venom GT
In 2022, the Top 10 fastest cars in the world are no longer supercars, we’re in the age of electronically assisted hypercars now and the performance enhancements possible have seen limited number production cars slowly (while at speed) crossing the 400km/h mark, and manufacturers in this game aren’t stopping there. The Top 10 fastest cars in the world list aren’t made up of the top ten from ten different manufacturers though, some have more than one car featured in the list. Yeah, that can be a little bit unfair, especially in the case of the Bugattis where they take up 40% of the list by having four different models listed, except they all basically use the same powertrain and drivetrain just with different tweaks in different place to make the cars feel a little different.
The main reason the SXdrv crew don’t mind this little list cheat, is because the 8.0-liter quad turbocharged W16 powerplant used across these Bugattis is still a conventional 4-stroke without added electric motors yet and they produce well over 1000 kW (1500 hp) that’s directed to all four wheels via a 7-speed transmission. The looks of the cars are also quite similar, I mean the cars have that unmistakable Bugatti styling and if you don’t spend a lot of time on sites like SXdrv, you might not know the differences between the Chiron, the Chiron Super Sport, the Bolide and the OG legend, the Veyron Super Sport.
Bugatti Chiron SS
American tuning company Hennessey has two dogs in this fight, The Venom GT, and the Venom F5. The Venom GT is a wholly repurposed Lotus Elise that’s seen its diminutive 4-pot engine replaced with a monster of a twin turbocharged 7.0-litre V8 that produces 1244 hp. As if that power isn’t enough, the Venom GT had attention paid to the power-to-weight and these American men in white coats managed to get the weight to bang on 1244 kg to give the car one horsepower per kilogram. The second Hennessey car in this list is the F5, which is the company’s own car, and one of the most amazing looking hypercars out there. This car features yet another twin turbocharged V8 in the form of Hennessey’s own motor dubbed ‘Fury”. This engine produces a massive 1817 hp that also drives the rear wheels through a 7-speed transmission.
It's the same with the Swedish entry on the list, Koenigsegg has two cars up in this Top 10 fastest cars in the world list – The Agera RS and the Jesko Absolut. For these cars to get onto this prestigious list you just know there’s some special things powering them. The Koenigsegg Agera RS features an in-house developed 5.0-litre twin turbocharged V8 powerplant that produces 947 hp. While that’s less power than other on this list, the Agera is packed with tech and new and lightweight composite materials that give it a better weight, the engine alone is a mere 197 kg in weight. Jumping to the Koenigsegg Jesko, the car features the same twin-turbocharged V8 from the Agera with some changes that take the power up to 1281 hp on normal pump fuel and that rises to just over 1600 hp when using E85 biofuel, which the motor is capable of using with no changes. Amazing!
Bugatti Veyron SS
The more niche manufacturers in the list of the Top 10 fastest cars in the world are that of Czinger and Tuatara. From Czinger, their Top 10 entry is the Czinger 21C, and it’s one of the new generation cars that features electric motor assistance. In this case there is, like with other cars on the list, a twin-turbocharged V8. The difference with this one is the capacity is a lot less than what we see in the others measuring in at just 2.8-litres, but its small stature doesn’t count against it too much because it produces a rather impressive 950 hp.
As said, helping to get the car on this Top 10 fastest cars in the world list, there’s now electric assistance in the form of two motors in the front of the car with another aiming power at the rear with everything combined measuring in at 1350 hp. This is the kind of configuration we’ll be seeing more and more of until all fossil fuel-powered engines are relegated to museums and arty motoring-inspired coffee tables and garage ornaments.
The last car to make this Top 10 fastest cars in the world list comes in the form of the Tuatara from the small outfit called SSC. Often when people post up lists, they save the best until last, but in this case we’ve done the opposite by talking about this company last. While the Tuatara has all the requirements for being a hypercar, including a 5.9-litre twin-turbocharged V8 capable of producing 1350 hp on pump fuel, 1750 hp on E85 biofuel and a whopping 2200 hp if the biggest non-street legal option is chosen, we don’t quite know if we can trust the figures. The car is obviously ridiculously fast, but in the world of hypercars, there’s many fanatics who follow the specs and performance figures of hypercars like their lives depend on it.
Hennessey Venom F5
Many of these people are also cleverer than the average internet commenter and so when someone puts out a claim, these guys like to dissect the information given just to make sure things are legit. In the case of the SSC Tuatara’s documented run that was measured at over 300 mph, these fanatical sleuths proved that the company did not in fact get their car as fast as they claimed, and they were rather publicly shamed for the dishonesty. Either way, the SSC Tuatara is still one of the fastest production cars on the planet.
Koenigsegg Agera RS
With automotive technology always moving at a rapid pace, it’s highly likely that the same kind of list in 2023 may be completely different. We’re seeing more and more of the hypercars being fitted with extra electric motors while some manufacturers already rely on proper plug in electric motors. Full electric cars that are being sold in many normal car segments are already able to produce performance figures equaling or in many cases, better than what supercars could do ten years ago. These cars are also affordable in comparison, you could buy a whole fleet of Tesla cars, or even pack a garage full of the latest electric Audi offerings for the price of a single hypercar. It’s going to be interesting to see just how much performance will increase, and while we still love a loud and obnoxious gas-guzzling turbocharged monster, we have to accept that combustion engines now have an expiry date. Luckily the technology packed into these hypercars will filter down into the rest of the world’s cars, and so while we can’t all have the best of the tech like these cars, we’ll all soon have some part of them.
Koenigsegg Jesko Absolut
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