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These are officially the fastest cars in the world right now

Written by: Neil

Pretty much everyone in the Petrol News office is a big fan of going fast. To us, there are few things more thrilling and fulfilling than sticking your foot through an accelerator and seeing what a car can do.

This thirst for thrills got us wondering exactly how fast we can go in a car, so we dug out our research caps and set about our investigation.

It quickly became apparent that there are more than 30 production cars that can race from zero to 60mph in under three seconds and this list is littered with the usual suspects: brands like Ferrari, Porsche, McLaren and Lamborghini.

But which are the very fastest? Well, take a nosey at this rundown…

10. McLaren 720S (2017) – 2.5 sec

9. Porsche 911 Turbo S (2016) – 2.5 sec

8. Bugatti Veyron (2006) – 2.5 sec

7. Lamborghini Aventador SV (2016) – 2.4 sec

6. LaFerrari (2015) – 2.4 sec

5. Lamborghini Huracan Performante (2018) – 2.3 sec

4. Dodge Challenger SRT Demon (2018)- 2.3 sec

3. Bugatti Chiron (2017) – 2.3 sec

2. Tesla Model S P100D (2016) – 2.28 sec

1. Porsche 918 Spyder (2014) – 2.2 sec

Impressive stuff! We’ve had sneezes longer than some of those times but this is just getting up to 60mph.

How about top speed?

Well, this is where things become a little less black and white due to various rules and regulations involved in measuring top speed.

For instance, a minimum number have to be produced (20) and the car has to be tested in opposing directions with both top speeds combined to create an average figure to counter the effects of wind and road angle.

According to the Guinness World Records, the fastest production car on the planet is the Koenigsegg Agera RS [pictured].

The 1,341bhp hypercar clocked a mindblowing speed of 277.9mph in November 2017, surpassing the previous record set by the Bugatti Chiron (257.87mph) just weeks before.

Other previous record holders include the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport (258mph – 2010), McLaren F1 (221mph – 1993) and Porsche 959 (198mph – 1986).

So there you have it, we’re off to if we can get a Porsche 918 Spyder and Koenigsegg Agera RS added to the Petrol News company car fleet…

All numbers correct as of March 2018