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

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 super-bikes and super-cars, and then a new category called hyper-bikes and hyper-cars. Let’s have a look at these hyper cars and bikes.

We will be looking at non-commercial cars and bikes as well as their well-known commercial counterparts.

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

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The Thrust SSC is by far the fastest land vehicle, holding the record for the fastest vehicle on wheels. Not only that but also the Thrust hsd actually broken the Sound Barrier, which means it can simply travel faster than sound. How’s that for speed? Here are the stats:

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

Thrust SSC - Sonic Boom (0:31)

2. Dodge Tomahawk (Bike, Non-Commercial)

Dodge Tomahawk
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Those hoping to see the Bugatti Veyron in the second spot will be surprised to see a bike taking the honors. The only point of contention is that the Dodge is not only non-commercial but also has never been tested for top speed and all the details are more or less estimated. Nonetheless, the estimated details put it above the rest of the pack.

  • Top Speed: 298.14 mph (480 km/hr) [Estimated]
  • Power: 420 hp
  • Engine: 1275 cc

Dodge Tomahawk - On road view

3. Bugatti Veyron Super Sport (Car, Commercial)

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Here is the true leader of the pack when it comes to practical use. The Bugatti is the fastest street-legal vehicle on wheels. No commercial bike or car exceeds it in terms of speeds. Here are the stats:

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

4. Hennessey Venom GT (Car, Commercial)

With the Guinness World Record
With the Guinness World Record | Source

Now here comes the dilemma. The fourth 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.

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

5. 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!

Koenigsegg's vital stats follow:

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

6. 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 km/hr)
  • Power: 1183 hp
  • Acceleration: 0-60 in 2.7 sec

7. 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 km/hr)
  • Power: 1120 hp
  • Acceleration: 0-60 in 2.9 sec

8. 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 km/hr)
  • Acceleration: Not Available
  • Power: 420 hp

9. Koenigsegg CCX (Car, Commercial)

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

10. 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 km/hr)
  • Power: 627 hp
  • Acceleration: 0-60 in 3.2 sec

11. Zenvo ST1 (Car, Commercial)

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

12. 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 km/hr)
  • Power: 320 hp
  • Acceleration: Not Available

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

13. Gumpert Apollo (Car, Commercial)

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

14. Noble M600 (Car, Commercial)

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

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

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

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

So, these were the fastest cars and bikes. Because the top 15 do not include many bikes, just to add sparkle to lineup, I am adding two of the best known commercial bikes. These bikes would make the list only if we considered the top 30 vehicles, since there are many cars in the 225 mph to 200 mph range.

Special Mention 1: BMW S1000 RR (Bike, Commercial)

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  • Top Speed: 201.86 mph (325 km/hr)
  • Power: 193 hp
  • Acceleration: 0-60 in 2.4 sec

Special Mention 2: Suzuki Hayabusa (Bike, Commercial)

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  • Top Speed: 198.76 mph (320 km/hr)
  • 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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toptendeals 3 years ago from Boca Raton, Florida

Interesting!


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Savio Dawson 3 years ago from Mumbai, India Author

Thanks toptendeals!

Glad you liked the article!


Darena Thomas 2 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.

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Altos 5 months 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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Savio Dawson 5 months ago from Mumbai, India Author

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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