Thursday, July 5, 2018

The race for world's fastest road-legal car

The competition to build the world's fastest road-legal car is a rivalry. Koenigsegg snatched the top-speed mark from Hennessey Special Vehicles in 2014. Hennessy snatched the title from a Bugatti Veyron Super Sport that reached 267.8 mph. Hennessey doesn't plan to let Koenigsegg enjoy the perch for long. John Hennessey showed the Venom F5. The Venom F5 will produce more than 1451 hp and have a top speed that exceeds 290 mph.
Bugatti's latest effort is the $3.25 million Chiron Sport, with weight-saving advances such as carbon fiber windshield wipers. The Chiron Sport's 16-cylinder, four-turbocharger engine has 300 more hp than the 1,200-hp record-setting Veyron Super Sport — and an even-more-potent version is said to be in the works.
Koenigsegg's replacement for the sold out Agera as a straight-line missile most likely will be shown as a concept at the 2019 Geneva show.