Bugatti Chiron – 1,479bhp, 261mph (claimed)
Though we were first introduced to the new Bugatti Chiron in 2016, we weren’t exposed to the full force of its 1,479bhp quad-turbo W16 until earlier this year. And when that occurred, any thoughts of this thing being merely a reheated Veyron quickly evaporated. When it’s finally unleashed free of its limiter, the world will be watching.
Koenigsegg Agera RS – 1,340bhp, 277mph
It’s not every year – believe it or not – that you get a new fastest car in the world. Many talk the talk, but few actually set off in a straight line with timing gear and cameras on board to take on the challenge. This year, Koenigsegg did just that on a closed road in Nevada, and averaged out 277mph in the process.