I’m obsessed with speed, and that’s why I always want to know which are the fastest cars. Every year, we see the list is updated after the release of car models that beat the current record holders. For 2021, I’ve already done my research to find out which are the fastest production, and non-production cars in 2021.
For the record, this list is based on in-depth research of all the household names in the automotive industry and hard data from manufacturer tests and specifications regarding the top speed and not acceleration. Without further ado, here are the fastest cars in 2021
Even though it is an unheard car model because it is still under development, the Devel Sixteen is the fastest car. The speed monster can hit an unbelievable 347mph (550+km/h). The prototype popped up in 2017 at the Dubai International Motor Show, and even though it is a subject of controversy, it remains a mythical supercar. Under the hood, Devel Sixteen packs an 81mm Quad Turbo 12.3L V16 engine that delivers a whopping 5,007hp and 3757 lb-ft of torque.
At number 2 is SSC North America’s masterpiece, the SSC Tuatara, which hit an impressive 331mph (533km/h) on a seven-mile stretch in Nevada back in 2020. That makes it the fastest production car in 2021 now that Devel Sixteen is just a prototype. The Tuatara is powered by a 5.9L V8 twin-turbocharged engine that produces a cool 1,750 hp. When it comes to acceleration, the Tuatara can accelerate from 0-60mph in just 2.5 seconds. But then, the Tuatara costs a fortune. It goes for a whopping $2 million.
The third-fastest car in 2021 is the Koenigsegg Jesko Absolut, which can theoretically do 330 mph (531 km/h). So far, so good no, Jesko Absolut has hit this speed, but the math and science is never wrong. It is powered by a 5.0L V8 twin-turbocharged engine that delivers 1,600 hp and 1,106 lb-ft of torque. The Swedish monster costs a whopping $2.8 million.
At number four is the Bugatti Bolide, which has an estimated top speed of 310mph (484+ km/h) courtesy of a powerful 8.0L W-16 motor that delivers 1,825 hp and 1364 lb-ft of torque. The Bolide is a lightweight hypercar that stands at just 39.2 inches and can hit 60mph in just 2.17 seconds. The Bugatti Bolide has a $3 million price tag, and only 500 units will be manufactured.
The fifth fastest car in 2021 is the Hennessey Venom F5, which owes its name to one of the fastest tornadoes. With a top speed of 310 mph (484 km/h), it doesn’t disappoint. The Venom F5 is powered by a 6.6L V8 Fury twin-turbocharged engine that delivers 1,817 hp and 1,193 lb-ft of torque. Only 24 units were manufactured, with each going for $1.6 million.
The Chiron Super Sport 300+ comes in at sixth with a top speed of 304 mph (483 km/h) and hits 60mph in just 2.4 seconds. It packs an 8.0L Quad-Turbo W16 engine that produces 1,577 hp and a 7-Speed DSG transmission. The Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ has a $3.9 million price tag.
The Hennessey Venom GT takes the seventh spot in this list of the fastest cars in 2021 with a top speed of 270 mph (434 km/h), set at the Kennedy Space Center shuttle landing strip in 2014. At the World Record tests, the Venom GT accelerated from 0-60 mph in just 3.05 seconds. The supercar comes with a 7.0L GM LS7 V8 twin-turbocharged engine that produces 1,244 hp and 1,155 lb-ft of torque. The Hennessey Venom GT has a $1.2 million price tag.
The above are the seven fastest cars in 2021, according to my research. Currently, engineers from the household names are working overtime and making use of the most cutting-edge machining tools and technologies from market leaders like Hermle (as evidenced from this article — Concepts NREC Signs Global Machine Tool Partnership with Hermle) in prototyping more powerful and proficient engine blocks, cylinder heads, gear boxes and frames for their newer models. As for the ambition, that is simple — take the record for the fastest cars in 2021! Definitely, by the end of this year, several new supercars will make it into the list, but as of February 2021, the above are the fastest cars by top speed.