The World's Fastest Cars and Bikes: A Combined List

Updated on August 18, 2018
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Savio is a resident of Mumbai, India. Cars, bikes and everything fast are his passion and he writes about them on numerous reputable sites.

Improvements in technology and electronics ushered in an era of faster cars and bikes that could set your adrenaline pumping in no time. Electronic speed limiters, electronic brake distribution, electronic traction control, and other such technologies allow the driver to focus on hard driving while the beast is controlled by a smart microchip. Bikes and cars became superbikes and supercars, and then a new category called hyper-bikes and hyper-cars. Let’s have a look at these hypercars and bikes.

We will be looking at non-commercial cars and bikes as well as their well-known commercial counterparts. So, have some patience as the well-known bikes and cars will come a bit later on the list.

1. Bloodhound SSC (Car, Non-Commercial)

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The Bloodhound has not done the fastest run yet but by the end of 2019 it is expected to have done the 1000 mph run. If there is any development in that direction which instills confidence then it is the 210 mph run already done by the SSC and the 500 mph run expected to be done in Africa soon. So watch this space.

  • Top Speed: 1000 mph (1610 kmph)
  • Engine: EJ200 Jet Engine [90kN] + Hybrid Rocket Engine [122 kN] + Auxiliary Power Unit [800 bhp]
  • Thrust (Power): 212 kN

2. Thrust SSC – Jet Powered (Car, Non-Commercial)

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The Thrust SSC is by far the fastest land vehicle at the moment, there is simply no other land vehicle capable of traveling faster than the Thrust. Until the Bloodhound eventually breaks the Thrust’s record, it is the Thrust at the top. By the way, this is the only Super Sonic Car in the world too.

Here are the stats:

  • Top Speed: 763 mph (1228.43 km/hr)
  • Engine: After-burning Rolls - Royce turbofan engine
  • Thrust (Power): 223 kN

3. Turbinator (Car, Non-Commercial)

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This is the fastest wheeled car in the world driven by Don Vesco. Unlike the jet and rocket-powered cars on this list, the Turbinator was a wheeled vehicle. This was one of the last records of Don Vesco created in 2001. He passed away in 2002 at 63. He was the one of the few who holds fastest car and bike record. We will, shortly, see few bike records he had created.

  • Top Speed: 458.44 mph (738.1 kmph)
  • Engine: Internal Combustion Engine
  • Power: 3,750 hp

4. Ack-Attack Streamliner (Bike, Non-Commercial)

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This is the fastest non-commercial bike which has had three different attempts at the top speed. It is currently the fastest bike despite a hotly contested rivalry with the BUB 7 Streamliner. Though at the top, all the bikes are now gunning for the 400 mph, so expect this line-up to change.

  • Top Speed: 376.363 mph (605.9 kmph)
  • Engine: 2 x turbocharged 1,299 cc inline-four Suzuki Hayabusa engines [2,600 cc in total]
  • Power: over 1000 hp

5. BUB 7 Streamliner (Bike, Non-Commercial)

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The BUB 7 was the direct competitor of the Ack-Attack and comes just next on the list. The challenger over these years was Chris Carr but chances are the next run would be done by Valerie Thompson. Valerie, by the way, is the fastest female rider in the world. So, Ack-Attack’s record is on the cards to be eclipsed unless they set a faster time first.

  • Top Speed: 367.382 mph (591.5 kmph)
  • Engine: 16-valve turbocharged V-4 purpose built Sierra engine [2,997 cc]
  • Power: over 500 hp

6. Easyriders Streamliner (Bike, Non-Commercial)

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Dave Campos in the Easyriders Streamliner set the new record of 518 kmph in 1990 and this record stood for 16 years. Easyriders was powered by twin Hayabusa engines.

  • Top Speed: 322.150 mph (518.7 kmph)
  • Engine: Twin Harley Davidson Engines [3,000 cc]
  • Power: ~ 500 hp

7. Lightning Bolt Streamliner (Bike, Non-Commercial)

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The Bolt did the speed run piloted by Don Vesco, the man who holds some enviable records. Don was the first to break the 250 mph, 400 kmph, 300 mph and 500 kmph records on a bike. And of course, you have already read about him piloting the Turbinator. The speed run for the Lightning Bolt was done on the Bonneville Salt Flat.

  • Top Speed: 318.598 mph (512.94 kmph)
  • Engine: Kawasaki KZ1000 twin turbocharged inline 4 engines [2,032 cc in total]
  • Power: ~ 400 hp

8. Turbocharged Suzuki Hayabusa (Bike, Non-Commercial)

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Although a Hayabusa, it is still non-commercial since its owner Bill Warner modified it to run on methanol. Also, it is the fastest bike in the world in a sit out position. Bill Warner broke the 300 mph and 500 kmph record for the fastest bike in a sit out position (unlike the streamliners ahead of it). He also did it in a record 1.5 miles. Sadly, when he tried doing the 300 mph in under 1 mile, he met with an accident and was declared dead after an hour in hospital.

  • Top Speed: 311.94 mph (502.2 kmph)
  • Engine: Modified turbocharged 1000 hp engine with methanol fuel
  • Power: 1000 hp

9. Dodge Tomahawk (Bike, Non-Commercial)

Dodge Tomahawk
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This is a well-known bike from the Dodge stable and was one of the fastest at the turn of the century. Though not done a speed run, it is still rated to be able to do a 480 kmph run. Why? Because it carries the same V10 engine which powers the Dodge RAM SRT 10 and makes it the fastest pickup in the world. The RAM can do a 154 mph and Tomahawk being lighter could go at least twice faster.

  • Top Speed: 298.14 mph (480 kmph)
  • Engine: 8.3 liter SRT10, Dodge Viper V10
  • Power: 500 hp

Dodge Tomahawk - On road view

10. Koenigsegg Agera RS (Car, Commercial)

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Here comes the first commercial vehicle on the list. Koenigsegg Agera RS recently upstaged the Bugatti Veyron and upstaged the 0-400-0 time record of the Bugatti Chiron. Here are the stats of the commercial champ.

  • Top Speed: 277.9 mph (447.42 kmph)
  • Engine: V8 5.0-litre engine
  • Power: 1160 hp
  • Acceleration: 0 – 60 mph in 2.1 sec

11. Bugatti Veyron Super Sport (Car, Commercial)

The erstwhile champ is next on the list. The Bugatti stayed on the top against the most challenges in the history of fast cars. It may have seen the last of it now as the Chiron takes over. What an era passes by!

Here are the stats:

  • Top Speed: 267 mph (429.87 kmph)
  • Power: 1200 hp
  • Acceleration: 0-60 in 2.4 sec

12. Hennessey Venom GT (Car, Commercial)

With the Guinness World Record
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Now here comes the dilemma. The next spot goes to a car that very recently won the Guinness World Record for the fastest car to accelerate from 0-300 kmph in just 13.63 seconds. The Hennessey also did a 270.49 mph run, making it faster than the Bugatti; however, this run would not go into the record books. Why? That's because the Hennessey couldn't do a two-way run which is mandatory to make it to the record books.

So even though the Hennessey can out-accelerate a Bugatti till the 300 kmph mark and then stay right ahead up to the top speed, the Bugatti is the fastest; at least on paper and of course, now it is the Agera RS.

  • Top Speed: 270.49 mph (435.4.9 km/hr) (Not a record)
  • Power: 1200 hp
  • Acceleration: 0-60 in 2.5 sec

13. Bugatti Chiron (Car, Commercial)

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This is the newest entrant. Though a speed run has not been done to test the top speed of the car, a 0 – 400 – 0 kmph test run did happen. So that confirms that the car can do 249 mph for sure. Also, it is said that the Chiron is speed limited at 261 mph, so that we will assume as the top speed for now.

  • Top Speed: 261 mph (420.21 kmph)
  • Engine: 8-liter quad-turbocharged W16
  • Power: 1479 hp
  • Acceleration: 0 – 60 mph in 2.4 sec

14. Koenigsegg Agera R (Car, Commercial)

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Koenigsegg holds the fifth spot and was the previous record holder for the fastest car to the 300 kmph mark, achieving the feat in 14.53 seconds. Hennessey (which you just read about) hits the 300 kmph mark by nearly a whole second faster than Koenigsegg!! Amazing!

By the way, the Agera R's younger sibling, the RS, is the current fastest commercial car in the world.

Koenigsegg R's vital stats follow:

  • Top Speed: 260 mph (418.6 kmph)
  • Power: 1099 hp
  • Acceleration: 0-60 in 2.9 sec

15. SSC Ultimate Aero (Car, Commercial)

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This car held the "fastest car" tag briefly before the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport took over once again. At one point it was a tight competition between Ultimate Aero and the Bugatti Veyron (not Super Sport). That was a long time back. Since then, not only has the Bugatti gone faster but also other cars like Hennessey and Koenigsegg have toppled the Ultimate Aero.

  • Top Speed: 257 mph (413.77 kmph)
  • Power: 1183 hp
  • Acceleration: 0-60 in 2.7 sec

16. 9ff GT9-R (Car, Commercial)

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This car ties with the SSC Ultimate Aero for the top speed but is slower on acceleration. Here are the stats.

  • Top Speed: 257 mph (413.77 kmph)
  • Power: 1120 hp
  • Acceleration: 0-60 in 2.9 sec

17. KillaJoule (Bike, Non-Commercial)

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KillaJoule is the fastest electric bike in the world, a bike made by Eva Hackansson. Eva is the builder, owner and driver of the KillaJoule. KillaJoule was a concept created to show the world that electric can be fast and sexy too. Prior to Valerie Thompson’s 328 mph run on a BUB 7, Eva was the fastest female rider in the world from 2014 to 2016.

  • Top Speed: 248.7 mph (400.41 kmph)
  • Engine: EVO Electric AFM-240 motor
  • Power: 400 hp

18. MTT – Streetfighter (Bike, Commercial)

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This is only the second bike on this list of fastest cars and bikes. The interesting aspect of this bike is that it is powered by a jet engine; I mean real jet engines which had been used to power jets. So, you know what to expect if you can get your hands on one of these beauties.

  • Top Speed: 248.45 mph (400 kmph)
  • Acceleration: Not Available
  • Power: 420 hp

18. Kawasaki Ninja H2R (Bike, Commercial)

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The Ninja H2R is the latest entrant in the fastest bike space. It shares the ninth spot with the Streetfighter. Why joint ninth spot? You will see in the numbers below:

  • Top Speed: 248.45 mph (400 kmph)
  • Acceleration: 0-60 in 2 sec
  • Power: 310 hp

20. Saleen S7 Twin-Turbo (Car, Commercial)

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The Saleen S7 is the next on the list and can do a top speed of 248 mph.

  • Top Speed: 248 mph (399.28 kmph)
  • Engine: Twin Turbo V8 Engine
  • Power: 750 hp
  • Acceleration: 0 – 60 mph in 2.8 sec

21. Koenigsegg CCX (Car, Commercial)

  • Top Speed: 245 mph (394.45 kmph)
  • Power: 800 hp
  • Acceleration: 0-60 in 3.2 sec

22. McLaren F1 (Car, Commercial)

The original leader of the pack at the turn of the century now stands at an overall tenth spot. The McLaren F1 was the fastest car in the late 90s and early 2000. It, in fact, is the only car to have stayed at the top spot for the longest period. How's that for the record? Anyways, as of today, it is tenth on the list.

  • Top Speed: 240 mph (386.4 kmph)
  • Power: 627 hp
  • Acceleration: 0-60 in 3.2 sec

23. Zenvo ST1 (Car, Commercial)

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  • Top Speed: 233 mph (375.13 kmph)
  • Power: 1104 hp
  • Acceleration: 0-60 in 2.9 sec

24. MTT Turbine Superbike (Bike, Commercial)

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This is first of the jet-powered bikes from which the Streetfighter was conceptualized. Take a look at the video which follows to give you a sense of its crazy acceleration.

  • Top Speed: 230 mph (370.3 kmph)
  • Power: 320 hp
  • Acceleration: Not Available

MTT Turbine(Y2K) vs. Jet (Starts at 2:00)

25. Gumpert Apollo (Car, Commercial)

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  • Top Speed: 225 mph (362.25 kmph)
  • Power: 650 hp
  • Acceleration: 0-60 in 3.0 sec

26. Noble M600 (Car, Commercial)

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  • Top Speed: 225 mph (362.25 kmph)
  • Power: 650 hp
  • Acceleration: 0-60 in 3.7 sec

Noble M600 vs. McLaren MP4-12C, Ferrari 458 Italia and Porsche 911 Turbo S

27. Aston Martin One - 77 (Car, Commercial)

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  • Top Speed: 220 mph (354.2 kmph)
  • Power: 750 hp
  • Acceleration: 0-60 in 3.4 sec

28. Lightning LS – 218 (Bike, Commercial)

This is the fastest production electric bike in the world. In 2013, it was the fastest bike in the world and pipped all gas and electric bikes alike. Lightning Motorcycles is the Tesla of bikes. It is nice to have production electric motorcycles too.

  • Top Speed: 218 (351 kmph)
  • Engine: Liquid cooled 150 kW electric motor
  • Power: 200 hp
  • Acceleration: 0 – 60 mph in 2.2 sec

29. BMW S1000 RR (Bike, Commercial)

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  • Top Speed: 208.81 mph (336 kmph)
  • Power: 193 hp
  • Acceleration: 0-60 in 2.4 sec

30. Ducatti 1199 Pinagle R Final Version (Bike, Commercial)

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  • Top Speed: 202 (325 kmph)
  • Engine: Liquid cooled 1,198 cc 4-valve/cylinder 90 degree V-twin
  • Power: 202 hp
  • Acceleration: 0 – 60 mph in 2.98 sec

31. Suzuki Hayabusa (Bike, Commercial)

  • Top Speed: 198.76 mph (320 kmph)
  • Power: 162 hp
  • Acceleration: 0-60 in 2.6 seconds

Cars vs. Bikes

The cars seem to score over the bikes in the combined list; however, each has its own appeal, and it should not be surprising to find garages where both kinds are parked. If we had to pick between the beauties (bikes) and the beasts (cars), we would have had a real challenge. Good thing we don't have to be the judges!

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    • Savio Dawson profile imageAUTHOR

      Savio Koman 

      2 months ago from Mumbai, India

      Hello Alex,

      Nope, at least the speeds they have achieved so far does not indicate so. So, Hennessey is the faster one. Wait till you see the Hennessey Venom F5. They claim it can do 300 mph and I am waiting for the three-way battle between F5, Chiron and the new Koenigsegg to be unveiled soon.

      Here's another piece of information. The MTT bikes have never been challenged and so the speed remains what we know as given above. But they claim, if they are challenged by a bike or car manufacturer then they can let it loose. You do understand what can happen when you put a jet engine in a bike and make it go, right? So, that bit will remain a mystery till such time that the actual race happens against the MTTs.

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      ALEX 

      2 months ago

      DO YOU THINK MT TURBINE SUPER BIKE IS FASTER THAN HENNESSEY VENOM

    • Savio Dawson profile imageAUTHOR

      Savio Koman 

      7 months ago from Mumbai, India

      Hello Altos, yeah, wasn't it fun! That was one of the coolest video I had come across. I mean a bike going faster than a full blooded jet! And if you notice the bike actually gave the jet a head start and still came out trumps. How cool is that!

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      Savio Koman 

      16 months ago from Mumbai, India

      Thanks Vikki! Glad you enjoyed.. :)

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      vikki 

      16 months ago

      Cool

    • Savio Dawson profile imageAUTHOR

      Savio Koman 

      2 years ago from Mumbai, India

      Good choice Darena! Technically, Bugatti still remains numero uno, however, Hennessey Venom has gone faster. Not really from a record perspective, since Hennessey could not complete a two way run. Let's keep watching this space.

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      Altos 

      2 years ago

      The jet and the bike race is amazing. The bike takes off over the jet. Never thought that that would happen.

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      Darena Thomas 

      4 years ago

      Bugatti Veyron is my favorite as it is the only commercial vehicle which has the capability to beat all the existing super cars of the world. Various car manufacturers are in this race to launch amazing cars with latest technology to beat the others.

      http://www.sagmart.com/category/Automobiles/Cars

    • Savio Dawson profile imageAUTHOR

      Savio Koman 

      5 years ago from Mumbai, India

      Thanks toptendeals!

      Glad you liked the article!

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      Jason Benedict 

      5 years ago from Boca Raton, Florida

      Interesting!

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