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These are the top 10 fastest cars in the world, 2016

With a top-speed of 270.49 miles per hour (435 km/h), 0-60 mph in 2.5 seconds, Hennessey Venom GT is the fastest car in the world. Congratulations! Coming second in the world’s fastest cars category is the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, 268 mph (431 km/h), 0-60 in 2.4 secs, it was the 1st ever production car to exceed the 250 mph mark, base price is $2,400,000.

At a price of $1.25 million each, one of the rarest special-edition supercars in the world, the Hennessey Venom GT, is limited to just 3 units – manufactured by Texas-based Hennessey Performance Engineering, based on the Lotus Exige.

When it comes to cars, there’s nothing quite enthralling and electrifying than speed. Quentin Willson, former Top Gear presenter, quoted Aldous Huxley describing how “speed is the only truly modern sensation” in the novel Brave New World.

Here is a list of the top 10 fastest cars in the world:

10. Pagani Huayra
Top speed: 230 miles per hour

9. Zenvo ST1
Top speed: 233 miles per hour

8. McLaren F1
Top speed: 240 miles per hour

7. Koenigsegg CCX
Top speed: 245 miles per hour

6. Saleen S7 Twin-Turbo
Top speed: 248 miles per hour

5. 9ff GT9-R
Top speed: 257 miles per hour

4. SCC Ultimate Aero
Top speed: 257 miles per hour

3. Koenigsegg Agera R
Top speed: 260 miles per hour

2. Bugatti Veyron Super Sport
Top speed: 268 miles per hour

1. Hennessey Venom GT
Top speed: 270.49 miles per hour (435 km/h)

Prof. Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj
Prof. Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj is a media and technology executive, macro-economist, strategic thinker, chair, and chief executive officer of the CEOWORLD magazine, one of the world’s most influential and recognized global news publications. Under Dr. Amarendra's leadership, CEOWORLD magazine has become the world's most iconic news organization, whose rigorous reporting and unsurpassed storytelling connect with millions of business leaders daily. Additionally, he serves as the chair and founding member of the CEOWORLD magazine’s Inclusion Advisory Board.

In his current role, he counsels and collaborates with c-suite executives of large multinational corporations, helping them drive change in their companies to improve their competitiveness. Dr. Amarendra has extensive experience in serving on numerous boards. He leads and supports a globally dispersed team of columnists, correspondents, editors, journalists, reporters, researchers, and industry analysts.

He received his Ph.D. in Finance and Banking from the European Global School, Paris, France. He also received his Doctoral Degree in Chartered Accountancy from the European International University Paris, France, and a Doctorate in Business Administration from Kyiv National University of Technologies and Design (KNUTD), Ukraine. He earned his Master of Business Administration degree in Finance and his master’s degree in Chartered Accountancy (CA) from European Global School Paris. Dr. Amarendra also holds a Master of Business Administration degree in International Relations and Affairs from the American University of Athens, Alabama, United States.

As CEO, he transformed the CEOWORLD magazine into a highly efficient, digital-first, profitable enterprise. Today, CEOWORLD magazine is a standard bearer for modern responsible journalism. Dr. Amarendra retains a strong desire to continuously improve his skills and abilities and believes that the first step to being a true leader is to inspire others to lead with you.

Prof. Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj is the CHAIR, CEO, AND EDITORIAL DIRECTOR of the CEOWORLD magazine. Connect with him through LinkedIn.