In 2019, the Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ became the first street-legal vehicle to blast past the lofty 300-mph barrier, making the special-edition variant of the French marque’s current flagship the speediest supercar ever created.
The not-so-distant future should see the Hennessey Performance Venom F5 and SSC Tuatara join the Chiron in the 300-mph club, but until the finalized specs are released, here are the five fastest, sexiest supercars in the world right now.
Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+
Donning aerodynamically enhanced body work, the Chiron’s behemoth 8.0-liter W16 engine and quad turbos were tuned to produce 1,600 horsepower before driver Andy Wallace pushed the prototype Super Sport 300+ to a record-smashing 304.773 mph on Germany’s Ehra-Lessien test track. Though each of the 30 production versions are electronically limited to 273.4 mph, they’re still second only in speed to one other ride: the Koenigsegg Agera RS.
Koenigsegg Agera RS
Before the Chiron surpassed 300 mph, the Koenigsegg Agera RS supercar maxed out at an average of 277.87 mph recorded over two different runs outside of Las Vegas in 2017. The Swedish hypercar’s 5.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 was optimized to feed a whopping 1,341 horsepower to the rear wheels through a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.
Hennessey Venom GT
The Texas-based tuning house based the Venom GT on the Lotus Elise, cramming a 1,244-horsepower V8 behind the British platform’s rear axle. Digital Trends notes that the Venom GT’s 270.4-mph run was never officially recognized, as it was completed in a single direction—world-record top speeds are calculated using the average of two runs completed in opposite directions to account for wind speed. Hopefully, Hennessey will go for the official record with the Venom F5.
Bugatti Veyron Super Sport
The second ‘Gatti featured here set the official speed record at 267.8 mph in 2013 with a 1,200-horsepower 8.0-liter W16 and a direct-shift seven-speed gearbox. A previous iteration of the head-turning Veyron had set the record at 267 mph when it launched in 2010.
SSC Ultimate Aero
A twin-turbo Corvette-derived V8 that cranks out a whopping 1,287 hp sent the SSC Ultimate Aero supercar to a Guinness World Record-recognized top speed of 257.11 mph in 2007, according to Motor 1. In doing so, the American supercar nabbed the title of the world’s fastest road-going ride from the first Veyron.