Humans like speed. We like extremes. We like telling Mother Nature that, with labs, we can supersede her.
So, with that said, hunker down and get ready to find out the 10 fastest things in the world:
10. Fastest Production Car:
Hennessey Venom GT: 436 km/h (270.49 MPH)
The unofficial fastest road car in the world is the Hennessey Venom GT, which reached 270.49 miles per hour in 2014. By doing that, it beat out previous winner Bugatti Veyron Supersport and is now the fastest road car in the world. However, the score wasn’t recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records, because it requires a run in two directions, which the car was unable to complete on its track, the NASA Space Shuttle landing runway. So for the time being, the fastest car according the industry standard is the Bugatti Veyron SuperSport, which goes from 0 to 60 in just 2.4 seconds.
9. Fastest Non-Production Car:
Thrust SSC: 1228 km/h (763 MPH)
The Thrust SSC, also known as the Thrust Supersonic, is the fastest non-production car ever made. It’s a British jet-propelled vehicle, which became the first car to break the sound barrier, driven to 763 miles per hour in 1997 by Royal Airforce Pilot Andy Grain in the Black Rock Desert, in Nevada. The car is powered by two after-burning RR Space Turbo fan engines, and has a net thrust of 223 KN as well as a power output of 1110 horsepower that gobbles up 18 litres of gas per second. It’s 16.5 meters long, 3.7 meters wide, and weights 10.5 tonnes.