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Fastest cars in the world gallery

The Veyron Super Sport is currently the world's fastest production car - we take a look at the previous record holders.

Over the past 50 years, cars have moved on massively - and that is no more obvious than when you look at the top speed world record holders since the world's first supercar, the 161mph Lamborghini Miura came onto the scene in 1966.

Today, capable of an astounding 267mph, the Veyron SuperSport is the fastest production car in the world - and here is the amazing journey between the two...

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171mph Lamborghini Miura: The car that defined the word 'Supercar' was for a short period the fastest car in the world, powered by a 3.9-litre mid-mounted V12 engine.
174mph Ferrari Daytona: Introduced in 1968 to kick back at Ferruccio Lamborghini's Miura - sticking with the more traditional front-engined layout.
175mph Lamborghini Countach LP5000S: The larger engined Countach was capable of a genuine 175mph, when not fitted with the huge spoiler!
188mph Ferrari 288 GTO: A true Group B homologation special based on the 308GTB. Sadly the GTO was never raced, but it was still the fastest production road car
1. 171mph Lamborghini Miura: The car that defined the word 'Supercar' was for a short period the fastest car in the world, powered by a 3.9-litre mid-mounted V12 engine.


2. 174mph Ferrari Daytona: Introduced in 1968 to kick back at Ferruccio Lamborghini's Miura - sticking with the more traditional front-engined layout.


3. 175mph Lamborghini Countach LP5000S: The larger engined Countach was capable of a genuine 175mph, when not fitted with the huge spoiler!


4. 188mph Ferrari 288 GTO: A true Group B homologation special based on the 308GTB. Sadly the GTO was never raced, but it was still the fastest production road car


195mph Porsche 959: Perhaps the most technically-advanced hypercar of its generation, the 959 pushed Porsche past Ferrari - even managing 197mph in the 'Sport' version
202mph Ferrari F40: The first production car to officially crack the 200mph barrier, one of the all-time great Ferraris
209mph Bugatti EB110 GT: Often forgotten about, the quad-turbo EB110 GT de-throned F40 in 1991, but its reign was short-lived...
213mph Jaguar XJ220: With a turbocharged version of the Metro 6R4's V6 engine, the XJ220 wasn't quite what everyone was expecting. But, it moved the top speed game up a gear
5. 195mph Porsche 959: Perhaps the most technically-advanced hypercar of its generation, the 959 pushed Porsche past Ferrari - even managing 197mph in the 'Sport' version


6. 202mph Ferrari F40: The first production car to officially crack the 200mph barrier, one of the all-time great Ferraris


7. 209mph Bugatti EB110 GT: Often forgotten about, the quad-turbo EB110 GT de-throned F40 in 1991, but its reign was short-lived...


8. 213mph Jaguar XJ220: With a turbocharged version of the Metro 6R4's V6 engine, the XJ220 wasn't quite what everyone was expecting. But, it moved the top speed game up a gear


243mph McLaren F1: Conceived by Gordon Murray and built by McLaren to be the best and fastest car on the planet using carbon fibre, kevlar, titanium and even gold.
253mph Bugatti Veyron: After more than five years in development the Veyron was the first car to crack the 250mph barrier
256mph SSC Ultimate Aero TT: Taking the fight to Bugatti, Shelby Super Cars created the 1183bhp twin-turbo Ultimate Aero
267mph Bugatti Veyron Super Sport: Boosting power to 1183bhp, Bugatti re-claimed the title in 2010, which it still holds today
9. 243mph McLaren F1: Conceived by Gordon Murray and built by McLaren to be the best and fastest car on the planet using carbon fibre, kevlar, titanium and even gold.


10. 253mph Bugatti Veyron: After more than five years in development the Veyron was the first car to crack the 250mph barrier


11. 256mph SSC Ultimate Aero TT: Taking the fight to Bugatti, Shelby Super Cars created the 1183bhp twin-turbo Ultimate Aero


12. 267mph Bugatti Veyron Super Sport: Boosting power to 1183bhp, Bugatti re-claimed the title in 2010, which it still holds today