It's an endurance sport. It's a crowd puller. thefastest cars 2023offer something for everyone. The fact that they're getting faster excites each of us as we watch incredible cars compete for the most coveted title: the fastest car in the world.
This year's cars are lighter, slimmer and more powerful than all previous ones. The latest hypercars and supercars now boast top speeds well in excess of the previous 'golden threshold' of 300 mph (480 km/h).Works of art in motion. For 2023, we've kept the number of models on our list at 11—the absolute fastest cars in the world from historic dealerships.
Some of these may sound familiar to you as they are titles from thethe most expensive carto the fastest. Other names are brand new – but certainly memorable.
DieDevelopment Sixteenwill get your attention again. The supercar wins the coveted #1 spot in our ranking as fastest car of 2023. However, the car remains in development with a claimed top speed of 347mph.
The biggest change in 2023 is theSSC Tuatarafrom second to sixth on our list after their verified top speed dropped from a claimed 530 km/h to an actual 475 km/h.
DieRimac fridge, The firstfully electric caradded to our list last year remains a sign of the changing times. We have our own ranking ofbest luxury electric cars of the yearif you want to see other options in this category.
The 11 fastest cars in the world in 2023
|11||Rimac Nevera C Two||415 km/h|
|10||Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Supersport||267.85 mph (431.07 km/h)|
|9||Hennessey Venom GT||270.49 mph (435.31 km/h)|
|8||Konigsegg Agera RS||447.19 km/h|
|7||Czinger 21c||432 km/h|
|6||SSC Tuatara||475 km/h|
|5||Bugatti Chiron Supersport 300+||304.77 mph (490.48 km/h)|
|4||Bugatti Bolide||310+ mph (484+ km/h)|
|3||Hennessey-Gift F5||310.7+ mph (500+ km/h)|
|2||Koenigsegg Jesko Absolute||330 mph (531 km/h)|
|1||Development Sixteen||347 mph (or 550+ km/h)*|
Check out our ranking belowmethodologyto select and rank the fastest cars in the world and our answers to most of our readersfrequently asked Questions.
11. Rimac Nevera C Two
"Electro" and "hypercar" are not usually words heard in the same sentence, except in the form of Rimac Nevera C Two. Powered by a 120kWh battery, the Nevera uses four electric motors in an unprecedented way to reach top speeds other electric cars can only dream of.
But that shouldn't be too much of a surprise as everything about the Nevera is designed to push boundaries. "A Nevera is extremely powerful and is charged by lightningsays the company, which seems fitting given its 0-100 km/h speed of 1.85 seconds.
And to make sure you can safely reach those ridiculous speeds, the car is outfitted with 13 cameras that help tweak and improve each driver's performance on the track in real-time.
|Top speed:||258 mph / 415 km/h|
|0-60 km/h:||1.85 seconds|
10. Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Supersport
DieBugattiThe Veyron 16.4 Super Sport is one of the oldest supercars around, but it's still more than worthy of those record-breaking top speeds. The Veyron 16.4 Super Sport, a car that raised the bar for both Bugatti and other competitors in the hypercar world, was one of the greatest technological challenges the automotive industry has ever known.
The 16.4 Super Sport was the definitive design from the Veyron batch, a car that surpassed itself in every way, shape and form before finally putting the Veyron name to bed. Sleek, stylish and truly unique, the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport promises to keep its name in history for the foreseeable future.
|Top speed:||267 mph / 431 km/h|
|0-60 km/h:||2.5 seconds|
9. Hennessey Gift GT
On Valentine's Day 2014, Hennessey Performance's John Hennessey ended his feud with Bugatti (at least for a time). After years of sparring, the American automaker saw its Venom GT take the world record for fastest car on the runway at NASA's Kennedy Space Center.
It took two full years to design and develop the car. 29 were made; the manufacturer only let them go for about 1.2 million a piece.
The supercar itself is beautiful, with sweeping curves and a sleek body. With an ultra-lightweight carbon fiber chassis, the Venom GT almost reads like a cat as if it were a black panther ready to leap forward at any second.
And it also jumps: The Venom GT reached a top speed of 270 mph or 434 km/h, which was unprecedented at the time. In its world record tests, it achieved an acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h or 0 to 60 mph in 3.05 seconds.
|Top speed:||270 mph / 434 km/h|
|0-60 km/h:||3.05 seconds|
8. Koenigsegg Agera RS
The Koenigsegg Agera RS was engineered to be seen and heard, a supercar that took on the challenge of breaking world records with a sleek design to match. A frontier of a vehicle that successfully ticks all the boxes, it's a strong contender for one of the most impressive cars in the world.
The Agera RS was only handcrafted 25 times, 10 of which were pre-sold before the first showing. The company reported that this was the fastest selling model and remains one of the rarest on the market.
His most seductive quality? The 5.0-liter twin-turbo V8 produces 1176 hp and 940 lb-ft of torque in standard form. And it's manufactured almost entirely in-house, which is relatively unheard of in the industry.
|Top speed:||277.8 mph / 427.2 km/h|
|0-60 km/h:||2.8 seconds|
7. Czinger 21c
Unlike some supercars that cling to traditional methods and designs, the Czinger 21c was built for the 21st century. A car that is moving far into the future in every way imaginable, its lap record-breaking performance is just one of the many things it boasts of.
Carbon fiber construction, a bespoke hybrid powertrain, extreme downforce and more mean this car knows its craft inside and out. This is a car that runs on both electricity and gas, supplementing its powers with an 800-volt electrical system similar to those discovered on recent Formula 1 cars.
Sure, it won't quite reach those top speeds on electricity alone, but it's powerful enough to go a moderate distance without gas.
|Top speed:||281 mph / 432 km/h|
|0-60 km/h:||1.8 seconds|
6. SSC Tuatara
Speed is no stranger to Shelby SuperCars. In 2007, the SSC Ultimate Aero held the title of the fastest production car in the world. At the time, hitting 300 mph seemed like nothing more than a fantasy. Today, SSC wants to turn this dream into reality.
The Tuatara combines an insanely low 0.279 drag coefficient body with a twin-turbocharged V-8 and 1,750 horsepower on a platform priced at $1.9 million. Although there was a brief moment when the world believed the SSC Tuatara hit a staggering 331 mph, that claim turned out to be false.
But don't give up hope just yet. SSC has confirmed that the Tuatara managed to reach 295.0 mph (474.8 km/h) in 2022. The company brought in Racelogic to confirm speed separately. And they don't think that came close to the vehicle's true top speed.
Perhaps the SSC Tuatara can still reach 531 km/h. Only time can tell.
|Top speed:||295 mph / 475 km/h|
|0-60 km/h:||2.5 seconds|
5. Bugatti Chiron Supersport 300+
Bugatti has of course been a well-known name for luxury hypercars for years. The vastly improved, four-turbocharged W16 that powers the Chiron improved the speed of this iconic speedometer and added some power to the beauty – with the result that Bugatti now has not one, not two, but three spots in our fastest car rankings from 2023.
While it may not be the absolute fastest car out there anymore (we'll get to that envied title in a moment), Bugatti's Chiron Super Sport 300+ has a claim to fame that will be etched in history books and awed conversation for years to come: It was that first car ever to cross the then-unheard-of 300 mph (or 483 km/h) mark.
It still represents a flawless balance between form and function, aerodynamics and aesthetics. Accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h (0 to 60 mph) in 2.4 seconds, this Bugatti certainly has both speed and style.
|Top speed:||300 mph / 483 km/h|
|0-60 km/h:||2.4 seconds|
After the success of the Chiron Super Sport, Bugatti went back to the drawing board. The innovative, historic car dealership had to outdo itself; but how can you do that when the Super Sport 300+ was already seemingly perfection on wheels?
The answer? Simply.
Enter: an 8.0-liter W-16 engine. 1825 hp. A stunning 1364 lb-ft of torque.
It's clear that this car is going places.
Bugatti's Bolide is a lightweight hypercar that demonstrates the true extent of the Bugatti range in terms of beauty, performance and innovation. Featuring the same bespoke engine from the famous Chiron line, but with more turbos to add to the effect, the bolide will really show the world what the W-16 engine is capable of.
It's also light, futuristic (powder blue paint sits sparingly on its exposed carbon fiber frame) and tiny: the bolide stands just 39.2 inches off the ground. Its claimed top speed is 310 mph or 498 km/h; it manages to go from 0 to 100 km/h in 2.17 seconds.
|Top speed:||310 mph / 498 km/h|
|0-60 km/h:||2.17 seconds|
3. Hennessey-Gift F5
Next in the lineup of Hennessey's record-breaking vehicles is another in John Hennessey's Venom line: the F5. The name is a nod to the very fastest species of tornado - a force of nature that the Hennessey emulates with its immense power and incredible speed.
Under the hood of the Venom F5 is an American-made twin-turbo engine; the result? Almost 2,000 hp. That gives the Venom F5 just what it needs to hit a top speed of 484 kilometers per hour (301 mph). Its acceleration is equally impressive as it can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h or 0 to 60 mph in less than two seconds.
Built to help Hennessey break a world record he previously broke with the GT, the F5 has been beefed up in style, exclusivity, price and speed. Only 24 were made. The sticker price was $1.6 million. The bright yellow carbon fiber shell? Instantly iconic.
|Top speed:||301 mph / 484 km/h|
|0-60 km/h:||< 2 seconds|
2. Koenigsegg Jesko Absolutely
So far, it seems that the race for the fastest car of 2023 has been mainly fought between two automakers: Bugatti and Hennessey. That makes sense. They are both impeccably thoroughbred houses producing incredible cars packed only with raw power.
But! That doesn't mean they have this race.
Introducing the Koenigsegg Jesko Absolut – a hypercar that ups the ante by a staggering nearly 30 mph. If anyone has long wondered what the fastest car in the world is - it was definitely this car.
Swedish automaker Koenigsegg introduced this vehicle to set a new world record. As such, they updated the engine of their other popular supercar, the Agera RS; They invested in more precise handling and made this car lighter and more aerodynamic for optimal performance.
However, this car is not just about speed. Pleasure is built in too, with the kind of air conditioning, infotainment and head and legroom that's usually glossed over when it comes to the world's fastest cars.
The Jesko Absolut has a top speed of 330 mph (or 531 km/h); The manufacturer hasn't released any acceleration information - but with that kind of top speed, it sure is impressive.
|Top speed:||330 mph / 531 km/h|
|0-60 km/h:||2.6 seconds|
1. Develop sixteen
We're in: The fastest car of 2023, an almost unheard-of amount of power and speed from the Devel Sixteen - a car that's trying to break all the current records it's facing. With a claimed top speed of 347 mph (or over 550 km/h), the Devel Sixteen is staring at the next speed standard: 350 mph.
First unveiled years ago, the Devel Sixteen has stats that have left the automotive world bewildered and confused while we await production: It's got a whopping 5,007 horsepower, an 81mm quad-turbo 12.3-liter -V16 engine and a general "price request". , fascinating aura that constantly surrounds it. This car is certainly one to keep an eye out for in 2023 as well, as everything we know about it signals it will be the car to beat if its stats are confirmed.
Devel is also currently working on a large commercial vehicle. Take a look at our summary of theThe best luxury SUVs of the yearbut if you need something.
*The V16 Devel Sixteen is still under development at the time this ranking is published. The brand's claimed top speed has not yet been confirmed. We will update this article as more information becomes available. However, a V8 version of the Devel Sixteen was released with a verified top speed of 124 mph (200 km/h).
|Top speed:||347 mph / 550 km/h|
|0-60 km/h:||1.8 seconds|
Fastest car in GTA 5
It may only be available in the virtual world, but it's one that's held its record for a while. theOzelot Pariais the fastest car in the GTA 5 world with top speeds of 136.00 mph or 218.87 km/h. But it's also one that you'll have to work your way through pretty hard for, with an in-game price tag of $1,420,000. It is hands down the best choice for gamers as you can only see every other GTA car in your rearview mirror.
Fastest car in Forza Horizon 5
Forza Horizon 5 is a top game for all types of fast car lovers, but the fastest car in the game, the Koenigsegg Jesko, requires a little more patience and/or game credits. In fact, you'll need about 2.8 million credits if you want to ride the Koenigsegg Jesko for free. This unlocks really high speeds of 310 mph or 498.897 km/h after you tick off all the upgrades.
Bonus: The fastest non-road legal cars in the world
Our list of the fastest cars of 2023 focused exclusively on street-legal cars. Supercars that you could buy and drive on the street. But for the sake of completeness we have to mention two other very special vehicles: the Thrust SSC and the Bloodhound LSR.
Schub SSC: 763 mph (1,228 km/h)
The Thrust Supersonic Car is a British jet car specially designed by Richard Noble, Glynne Bowsher, Ron Ayers and Jeremy Bliss to break the world speed record. With a top speed of 1,228 km/h (763 mph), it currently holds the world record for land speed recorded on October 15, 1997. It is also the first land vehicle to officially break the sound barrier.
The Thrust SSC is powered by two Rolls-Royce Spey turbofan engines and weighs almost 10 tons.
Bloodhound LSR: 1.609 km/h (1.000 mph) – Ziel
20 years after its predecessor, the Bloodhound Land Speed Record (LSR) announced its intention to break the world land speed record with a top speed target of 1,000 mph / 1,609 km/h. The car has been in development since 2008 and is powered by a combination of a jet engine and a rocket engine.
Still in development, the car reached a top speed of 628 mph (1,011 km/h) on November 16, 2019 in South Africa. The British engineering team behind the project plans to break the world speed record in 2023.
Honorable Mention: The Cars Thatjustdidn't make the cut
300 mph is a very, very difficult milestone. While the seven cars we've featured here managed to meet or exceed that goal, that doesn't mean cars at slightly slower speeds don't perform phenomenally.
These eight fast supercars certainly deserve an honorable mention... and we wouldn't be surprised if these manufacturers rose to the top of our future car rankings for a dramatic surprise:
- Aston Martin DBS Superlegger: 340 km/h
- Ferrari 812 Superfast: 340 km/h
- McLaren 720S: 341 km/h
- Lamborghini Aventador SVJ: 349 km/h
- Saleen S7 Twin Turbo: 399 km/h
- McLaren Speedtail: 400 km/h
- Bugatti Chiron: 420 km/h
- Bugatti Veyron Supersport: 268 mph (431 km/h)
Methodology: How we select, test and rank the best options on the market
In order to paint a comprehensive, accurate and fair picture of the world's fastest cars, we've researched cars available this year and in recent years from the best names in the auto industry. We then ranked each car after carefully reading the specifications and the manufacturer's claims, and reading reviews from leading automotive critics.
Frequently asked questions about the fastest cars of 2023
What is the fastest car in the world in 2023?
The fastest car in the world is number 1Development Sixteen, which costs $1.6 million and can reach claimed speeds of 347 mph / 550 km/h with a 0-60 mph time of 1.8 seconds.
How much does the fastest car in the world cost
The fastest car in the world is theDevelopment Sixteen, which costs $1.6 million. It can reach claimed speeds of 347 mph / 550 km/h with a 0-60 mph time of 1.8 seconds. Check out our complete guide to the fastest cars in the world.
What is the fastest commercially produced car in the world?
The fastest commercially produced car in the world is theKoenigsegg Jesko Absolute, which can reach a top speed of 330 mph / 531 km/h with a 0-60 mph time of 2.6 seconds.
What are the 5 fastest cars in the world?
The 5 fastest cars in the world are theseDevelopment Sixteen, theSSC Tuatara, theKoenigsegg Jesko Absolute, theBugatti Bolide, and theHennessey-Gift F5. It's an elite group of hypercars that represent some of the most creative innovations in the global automotive industry.
What is the fastest supercar 2023? ›
It's the Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+! An even more muscular version of the original Bugatti Chiron, the Super Sport 300+ is the first supercar to exceed 300 mph and it is priced as $3.8 million.What car can go 325 mph? ›
Bugatti Chiron - Wikipedia
accelerates effortlessly, the speedometer needle whizzing past the previous run's speed. The digital reading below the needle jumps in moderate increments all the way up to 325 kph (202 mph) before the driver lets off the gas and slows the Chiron. Gallery: 2016 - Bugatti Chiron.
Not only that, but the Chiron Super Sport 300+ also became the first car to break 300 miles per hour on the track. The final record was 304.773 mph with racing driver Andy Wallace at the wheel on Volkswagen's Ehra-Lessien test track in Germany.What is the fastest car in the world 2022 top speed? ›
1. Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ - 304.7mph.Is there a car that goes 200 mph? ›
That all changed when Ferrari proudly claimed that its new F40 'hypercar' was the first production road car capable of exceeding 200mph (321.87 km/h). Over the subsequent 35 years, a surprising plethora of roads cars have since blasted through this magical speed barrier to join the now not-so-exclusive 200mph club.Is there a car that goes 400 mph? ›
Even in realistic video games as the Forza Horizon 5, no cars have breached 400 mph sans any glitch or hack – until this upgraded and tuned Koenigsegg Jesko recently broke this speed barrier.