1. What is the F1 car?
The Formula One car is a single pit racing car constructed with composites of carbon-fiber and other ultra-lightweight materials. The car possesses astounding cornering speed. An F1 car is capable of going from 0 to 160mph and back to 0 in less than 5 seconds.
The race car is a formula-incentive model, as the name implies, used at Formula One racing events with strict general specifications for the cars, which must be constructed by the racing teams themselves. Its highest top speed achieved is 231mph. Every part of the F1 car is designed to maximize its performance. There by, making it undeniably fast.
Here are 10 supercars that will beat the F1 car on track, in no particular order;
2. Top car models even faster than Formula One cars
Bugatti Veyron (Top speed: 267.9mph)
Bugatti, well known for their expensive classy and fast cars, made a solid statement with the production of Bugatti Veyron in its speed and unexpected reliability. Designed by the Volkwagen group’s best engineers, the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 super sport was presented with a World Record certificate for fastest production car in 2010 with top speed of 267.9mph. It was, then, referred to as Bugatti’s fastest car.
Bugatti Veyron attains a top speed of 267.9 mph
SSC Ultimate Aero (Top speed: 256.1mph)
With no ABS or traction control, the SSC Ultimate Aero uses a 6.4-liter V8 engine supplying 1,183 horsepower to its rear wheels. The car was officially the world’s fastest car in 2007 when it hit the top speed of 256.14mph on a public highway in Washington. The car held the world’s fastest car record, for up to 3 three years, till it was dethroned by the Veyron Super Sport at 267 mph top speed in 2010.
The car was officially the world’s fastest car in 2007 when it hit the top speed of 256.14 mph
There is no denying that the SSC Ultimate Aero would, for a long while, remain one of the best supercars ever produced.
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Bugatti Chiron (Top speed: 261mph)
This car was manufactured as a successor of the Buggatti Veyron. The Bugatti Chiron, despite running on a 1500 horsepower and having a speedometer that reads to 310 mph, the car is electronically speed-limited to just 261mph due to tire limitations.
The car is electronically speed-limited to just 261 mph due to tire limitations
Bugatti Veyron Super Sport (Top speed: 268 mph)
Since the Bugatti Chiron is yet to show its best performance, the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport surpasses it in the Bugatti car collection with a top speed of 268mph. The car is recognized by the Guinness World Records as “the fastest street-legal production car in the world”.
The car is recognized as the fastest street-legal production car in the world
Koenigsegg CCR (Top speed: 242mph)
This car is a mid-engine sports car produced by Koenigsegg. At the car’s debut, Koenigsegg claimed that the CCR to be the fastest production car with a top speed of more than 245 mph. Capable of accelerating to a top speed of 0 to 62mph in 3.2 seconds, the Koenigsegg CCR surely gives the F1 a run for its money.
Koenigsegg claimed that the CCR to be the fastest production car at 245 mph
Hennessy Venom GT (Top speed: 270.49 mph)
The Hennessy Venom GT has once held the title of world’s fastest road production car, one of the few American cars to do so. At nearly 40 mph faster than a F1 car, the Hennessy Venom GT runs at 270.49mph. In 2014, the Hennessy Venom GT set a new world speed record for 2-seat sports cars, reaching a top speed of 270.49 mph.
Hennessy Venom GT runs at 270.49 mph top speed
Koenigsegg Agera RS (Top speed: 277.8 mph)
Currently, the world’s second fastest car, the Koenigsegg Agera RS runs a top speed of 277.8 mph. The Koenigsegg Agera RS smashed four other records in one day, becoming the fastest production car ever with its 277.8 mph top speed. The Agera RS Koenigsegg is capable of performing from 0 to 249 mph and back to 0.
Koenigsegg Agera RS Engine start & Acceleration
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Hennessey Venom F5 (Top speed: 301 mph)
The Hennessey Venom F5 is a high performance super car built by Hennessey Special Vehicles. The car is the first vehicle to be developed and manufactured in-house by the company, right from the chassis, body work, engine, and down to the exhaust.
The name, referring to the F5 tornado, which is the fastest tornado on the Fujita scale, capable of attaining speeds as high as 261–318 mph, the car proves the full worth of its name. The Hennessy Venom F5 runs a whole 70mph more than the F1 car.
The Hennessy Venom F5 runs a whole 70mph more than the F1 car
Tesla Roadster (Top Speed: 250mph)
The Tesla Roadster 2018 runs from 0 to 60mph in just 1.9 seconds with a 620 mile range. Tesla cars’ reputation for safety and high mile ratings places it above F1 car. The car boasts of 250mph which is 19 more than the F1’s 231mph record.
The Tesla Roadster boasts of 250 mph which is 19 more than the F1’s 231mph record
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Saleen S7 Twin Turbo (Top speed: 248 mph)
The Saleen S7 twin turbo high-performance supercar designed and built by Saleen Automotive Inc. With a velocity maximum of 248 mph, it supersedes the Formula One car by 17mph. The S7 twin turbo boasts of over 750 horsepower and 0 to 60 mph in 3.4 seconds.
The S7 twin turbo boasts of over 750 horsepower and 0 to 60 mph in 3.4 seconds
It is quite obvious that the F1 car has quite a number of seniors in the game, but this does not in anyway undermine its reputation. The Formula one car still stands a household name in the car racing industry.