World's Fastest Car
But while Tesla very precisely described the Model S P100D as “the third fastest accelerating production car ever produced,” reporters, bloggers, and newsmakers everywhere lost the nuance. Gizmodo called it “the fastest car you can buy.” SFGate referred to it as the “fastest production car in the world.” AutoExpress, ABC News, The Independent, and plenty of others erroneously called it the world’s fastest production car.
World's Fastest Car
Tesla earned headlines across the media yesterday with the announcement of the Model S P100D. “Tesla just made its Model S the fastest new car you can buy,” wrote Business Insider. “Tesla lays claim to world’s fastest production car,” said the Associated Press. “Even more ludicrous: Elon Musk says Tesla now has the world’s fastest production car,” wrote the L.A. Times.
World's Fastest Car
The CCR is an earlier generation of Koenigsegg’s cars, but it still manages to be one of the fastest. Not to mention, the Koenigsegg was the first ever production vehicle to beat McLaren’s 8-year streak as the fastest production car on the market. The car comes equipped with a large and powerful 4.7-liter V8 Engine that is capable of generating 806 hp and 920 lb-ft torque. According to manufacturer estimates, the vehicle can zoom from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.7 seconds and can complete a standing quarter mile of 9.7 seconds at 146 mph.
World's Fastest Car
The problem is, these headlines are all wrong. Tesla didn’t build the fastest car in the world. It built the quickest car currently on sale. And if you put it in a drag race against a certain Ferrari and a certain Porsche, it would come in third place.
World's Fastest Car
Although, Koenigsegg isn’t a household name in the world of supercars, like Bugatti or Ferrari, it has managed to develop quite a reputation over a short period of time, beating the best supercars in the market. And, the Agera R model is a perfect example of the brand’s might and power that blows all other supercars in the storm with a top speed of over 273 mph, faster than any other supercar you will find on the market today. This is why it’s also known as the fastest car in the world currently.
The Bugatti Veyron held the Guinness World Record for being the fastest supercar in the world for years and was the first ever production car to exceed the 250 mph mark. However, after facing a few technical difficulties, its title was taken over by the Koenigsegg. This is when Bugatti introduced its Super Sport model that has a max speed of 268 mph.
Am I being needlessly pedantic? Perhaps. But words have meaning, and when outlets use words inaccurately, it’s a disservice. Tesla has accomplished something extraordinary with the Model S P100D, but calling it “the world’s fastest car” is like giving Usain Bolt’s gold medals to Michael Phelps.
Tesla’s Model S was already the fastest four-door sedan in the world. In “Ludicrous Mode,” it had the speediest zero-to 60 jump of any car under $200,000. But this, apparently, wasn’t ludicrous enough.
For the first time, Musk said, “the fastest car in the world, of any kind, is electric. In the future, people are really going to look at gasoline cars in the same way we look at steam engines today: They’re quaint, but it’s not really how you get around.”
Coming second in the world’s fastest cars category is the Hennessey Venom GT, which is a relatively new name in the industry, but has generated quite a buzz in a short period of time. The car is based on a modified Lotus Exige and has a max speed of 270 mph (just 3 mph less than the Koenigsegg). As a result, the vehicle will terrify anyone upon first glance, as it is purely a beast.
Even after 23 years, the McLaren F1 still manages to make the fastest cars’ in the world list. The car has a unique interior design of being a three-seater with the driver’s seat at the center and two passenger seats on the sides. The vehicle is a former champion, but with its center driver’s seat, gold-line engage bay, and carbon-fiber body, it is also one of the coolest cars ever made.
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The Tesla would also lose to those cars at the drag strip. The Model S can run a quarter mile in 10.5 seconds reaching 125 miles an hour by the end, Markus said. But the Ferrari LaFerrari is still the fastest quarter-mile car the magazine has ever tested, making the run in 9.7 seconds and reaching 148.5 miles an hour.
The Huayra model specifically is known for its amazing and outrageous performance that beats the best racing cars in the market. It isn’t exactly the fastest, but the acceleration is what surprises many car enthusiasts. It comes equipped with a large and power Twin-Turbo V12 6-Liter Engine that can easily produce a whopping 738 lb-ft of torque and 730 horsepower. You can buy it for €900,000 to €1,000,000.
Bugatti Chiron is the fastest car with 288mph The Chiron will accelerate from 0–100 km/h (62 mph) in 2.4 seconds according to the manufacturer, 0–200 km/h (124 mph) in under 6.5 seconds and 0–300 km/h (186 mph) in under 13.6 seconds. The Chiron’s top speed is electronically limited to 420 km/h (261 mph) for safety reasons. The anticipated full top speed of the Bugatti Chiron is believed to be around 463 km/h (288 mph) The main carryover piece will be the 8 litre W16 quad-turbocharged engine, though it is heavily updated. The Chiron has 1,103 kW (1,500 PS; 1,479 bhp) of power and 1,600 N·m (1,180 lb·ft) of torque starting from 2000 rpm. Like its predecessor, the Veyron, it has a carbon fibre body structure, independent suspension and AWD system
Built by the German tuning company, 9ff, the GT9 is a supercar based on the historic Porsche 911. In fact, the looks and exterior styling of the car is also pretty similar to the 911, only with the interior of the car being stripped out for lightness and looks basic as compared to the Porsche. The car is faster than the original Bugatti Veyron, but slower than the SuperSport model.
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Built by the British Manufacturer Aston Martin, the One-77 is the most extreme and fastest road-going Aston to ever be created. It shares a similar layout with regular Astons you see on the road, but the One-77 is a completely different beast which sports a 7.3-Liter V12 Engine producing 750 HP and 800 lb-ft torque. A total of 77 cars have been produced and apart from its performance, the vehicle is primarily known for its jaw-dropping good looks. The vehicle has a top speed of 220 mph and can easily accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds.
Challenger SRT Demon is a limited-edition car that’s so oriented toward the track it doesn’t come with front passenger or back seats. They’re options — priced at $1 each. The car is powered by a supercharged 6.2-liter Hemi Demon V-8, an even hotter version of the same basic engine the powers the Dodge’s 707-horsepower Hellcats. It produces 770 foot-pounds of torque, which is a lot, and only 3,000 will be available in the U.S.
“The muscle car was the perfect example of the right car with the right target demographic,” said Matt Anderson, curator of transportation at the Henry Ford museum, which has 260 cars in its collection. “You had a lot of young people at that time coming into some money buying cars of their own, looking for something they could, if not race in, pretend to race in.”
And indeed, Tesla has built a very quick car. By the standard measure of a vehicle’s acceleration, the time it takes to go from zero to 60 mph, the Model S P100D is tied with the Porsche 911 Turbo S for the title of quickest new car you can buy today. Thanks to a new, more energy-dense battery, Tesla claims the new sedan does that sprint in a mere 2.5 seconds; the slightly heavier Model X SUV with the same battery does 0-60 in 2.9 seconds.
Motor Trend ran its test using the car’s “Ludicrous Easter Egg” mode, which provides even more acceleration than “regular” Ludicrous mode. In this mode, the car’s battery temperature is raised slightly and the air conditioning is used to cool the motors. Once everything is ready, the driver uses a special “launch control” sequence of brake and accelerator pedal pushes to initiate the crushing ground-level blast-off.