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TOTD: Which Production Car Will Reach 300 MPH First?

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 2/26/2014 Jason Udy

Although not recognized by the "Guinness Book of World Records," the 1244-hp Hennessey Venom GT recently posted a V-Box-verified top speed of 270.49 mph. That puts it ahead of the 1184-hp Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport, which holds the official production car top speed record of 268 mph. With supercar makers upping the ante, we want to know which production car you think will be the first to reach 300 mph.


Other contenders include the upcoming 1321-HP Koenigsegg Agera One:1, which is heading to the 2014 Geneva motor show next month. With one metric horsepower per kilogram, the 2948-pound (1340-kilogram) Agera One:1 makes 1340 metric hp. In comparison, the Veyron 16.4 Super Sport weighs about 4100 pounds.

pagani-huayra-front-view-with-doors-open© Provided by MotorTrend pagani-huayra-front-view-with-doors-open The 1350-hp Shelby Super Cars (SSC) Tuatara follows up the Ultimate Aero XT as the supercar maker’s most extreme car. While the 1287-hp Ultimate Aero was capable of 256 mph, the Tuatara is about 50 pounds lighter and has more advanced aerodynamics. With a 300 mph speedometer, we wouldn't be surprised if the Tuatara lives up to the small American manufacturer’s claims that it “ups the ante on ALL levels.”

Although there are no (known) plans for a more powerful version of the 720-hp Pagani Huayra, the automaker made more than a few Zonda variants suggesting Horacio Pagani could do the same with his latest supercar. The Huayra sports some of the most advanced active aerodynamics in the industry.

On today’s Thread of the Day, we want to know which production supercar will reach 300 mph first. Share your thoughts below.


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