The fastest car in the world is the Hennessey Venom GT, as of 2015. Other cars known for their speed include the Bugatti Veyron, the McLaren F1 and the Jaguar XJ220.
The Hennessey Venom GT recorded a top speed of 270.4 miles per hour. It uses a twin-turbocharged V8 engine and is a hand-built car. The Bugatti Veyron's fastest model was its Super Sport edition, which recorded a top speed of 268 miles per hour. The Super Sport has a 1200-horsepower engine and is the world's fastest production car, according to Guinness World Records. The McLaren F1, with a top speed of 241 miles per hour, and the Jaguar XJ220, with a top speed of 217 miles per hour, are among the former cars to hold the record.