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The fastest cars in the world (2019)

People have been fascinated with fast cars for as long as there have been fast cars. The adrenaline caused by driving at insane speeds is practically irreplaceable – but what cars are the fastest? Below you will find the comprehensive list of the five quickest currently on sale. We’ve also compiled the fastest cars that are available on carwow, too, all of which you can get for a discounted price through us.

1.) Bugatti Chiron

0-62mph: 2.5 seconds
Top speed: 261mph

The spiritual successor to the record-breaking Bugatti Veyron, the Bugatti Chiron is currently the fastest car in mass production. This insanely quick supercar can go from 0-62mph in just 2.5 seconds and tops out at a gargantuan 261mph – beating the McLaren Speedtail into second place by more than 10mph.

2.) McLaren Speedtail

0-62mph: TBA
Top speed: 250mph

Not only is the McLaren Speedtail the second-fastest car currently in production, but it is the fastest hybrid on the planet. Its manufacturer is yet to reveal how fast it can go from 0-62mph – although, a 0-186mph stat of 12.8 seconds has been confirmed. That said, the Speedtail had to be a speed demon when you consider its £1.75 million price tag…

3.) Lamborghini Aventador SVJ

0-62mph: 2.8 seconds
Top speed: 217mph

The Lamborghini Aventador SVJ steals the bronze medal in the world’s fastest production cars. It’s powered by a gutsy, 6.5-litre V12 that can shoot the supercar from 0-62mph in 2.8 seconds. Maxed out, the Aventador SVJ will be blasting forward at 217mph. Not bad for just £360,000 – relatively speaking.

4.) Ford GT

0-62mph: 3.0 seconds
Top speed: 216mph

Armed with a 3.5-litre V6 engine, the resurrected Ford GT can reach speeds of up to 216mph – 11mph faster than its 2004 predecessor. This supercar is the fastest American road car currently available to buy and will only set you back $450,000 (or approximately £345,000).

5.) McLaren 720S

0-62mph: 2.9 seconds
Top speed: 212mph

McLaren earns itself yet another slot on the list of the world’s fastest cars with the 720S. The supercar may go from 0-62mph a tenth of a second faster than the Ford GT, but its top speed is, unfortunately, 4mph less. Still, it’s far from slow, with its 212mph limit only 20mph behind most modern Formula 1 racers.

The fastest cars on carwow:

1.) Bentley Continental GT Convertible

0-62mph: 3.8 seconds
Top speed: 207mph

With a top speed of 207mph, the Bentley Continental GT Convertible is the fastest car that you can currently buy through carwow. You’d be forgiven if this comes as a bit of a surprise, as the open-top Continental GT is built just as much for luxury and opulence as it is for quickness – if not more so.

2.) Audi R8

0-62mph: 3.2 seconds
Top speed: 205mph

The Audi R8 is a pop-cultural icon; a figurehead for its manufacturer. It is one of the most desirable supercars on the market today, and it backs up its hype with some truly impressive performance. The 610hp variant currently available on carwow goes from 0-62mph in 3.2 seconds and peaks at 205mph.

3.) Mercedes-AMG GT S

0-62mph: 3.8 seconds
Top speed: 193mph

The ‘S’ version of the Mercedes-AMG GT is the fastest of the three that the sports car offers, reaching up to 193mph. It won’t take long to reach that speed, either, as its acceleration rivals that of the list-topping Bentley Continental GT Convertible, going from 0-62mph in just 3.8 seconds.

4.) Honda NSX

0-62mph: TBA
Top speed: 191mph

The Honda NSX is the only hybrid car on this list – its 3.5-litre V6 engine is fitted with an electric motor to return a claimed economy of 28mpg. It’s a quiet cruiser that makes for a proficient day-to-day vehicle. However, behind that practicality is a supercar that’s armed with 581hp and can reach up to 191mph.

5.) Lotus Evora

0-62mph: 4.2 seconds
Top speed: 186mph

Lastly comes the Lotus Evora. It may occupy fifth place in our list of fastest cars, but don’t make the mistake of assuming that this sports car is sluggish. Not only is its top speed 186mph – its agility and grip on the road make you feel confident travelling at that kind of astronomical pace.

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