300 MPH Club

We want to recognise all those that have reached a very significant milestone in Land Speed Racing. To be eligible for the 300MPH club the competitor must have exceeded 300MPH whilst setting a new record for their class.



1 John Lynch #92 301.729 mph A/BFL 2005
2 Valerie Thompson #1508 328.467 mph 3000 S-BF 2018
3 Les Davenport #1371 345.125 mph AA/BFS 2018



1 Al Teague 367.34 mph A/FS 1995


Has any car hit 300 mph?

By Emmanuel Ellerbee

DECEMBER 16, 2023


The quest for speed has always captivated the automotive industry and enthusiasts alike. Pushing the limits of engineering and technology, automakers have continuously strived to break records and achieve mind-boggling speeds. One such milestone that has eluded many is the elusive 300 mph mark. In this article, we delve into the world of high-speed automobiles, exploring whether any car has successfully reached the mythical 300 mph threshold.


Defining the Terms:
Before we embark on this journey, let’s clarify a few terms that will be frequently used throughout this article:

1. Top Speed: The maximum velocity a vehicle can achieve under ideal conditions, typically measured on a closed track or straight line.

2. Land Speed Record (LSR): The highest speed achieved by a vehicle on land, often recognized by official governing bodies such as the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA).

3. Production Car: A vehicle that is mass-produced and available for purchase by the general public, meeting certain legal and safety requirements.


The Quest for 300 mph:
Over the years, several manufacturers have made bold claims about their cars’ capabilities to surpass the 300 mph barrier. However, achieving such extraordinary speeds is an immense challenge, requiring a delicate balance between power, aerodynamics, and safety.

One of the most notable contenders in recent times was the Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+. In 2019, this hypercar made headlines by reaching a staggering top speed of 304.77 mph (490.48 km/h) during a test run. While this achievement was remarkable, it’s important to note that the Super Sport 300+ was a modified version of the production Chiron, and only 30 units were produced.


The Need for Speed: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):

Q1: Has any production car officially hit 300 mph?
A1: As of now, no production car has officially reached the 300 mph mark. The Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ came closest, but it was a limited-edition model and not available to the general public.

Q2: What are the main challenges in achieving 300 mph?
A2: Several factors contribute to the challenge of reaching 300 mph, including aerodynamic limitations, tire technology, powertrain capabilities, and safety concerns. Balancing all these elements is crucial for a successful attempt.

Q3: Are there any upcoming cars that might achieve 300 mph?
A3: While no official announcements have been made, various manufacturers are rumored to be working on hypercars with the potential to break the 300 mph barrier. However, until these claims are substantiated, it remains speculative.

Q4: Are there any land speed records above 300 mph?
A4: Yes, there have been land speed records exceeding 300 mph. However, these records were achieved by purpose-built vehicles specifically designed for land speed racing, rather than production cars available to the public.


The pursuit of 300 mph remains an ongoing challenge for automakers, pushing the boundaries of what is technically possible. While the Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ came remarkably close, it is yet to be seen which car will ultimately claim the title of the first production car to hit 300 mph. As technology advances and engineering prowess continues to evolve, we eagerly await the next breakthrough that will redefine automotive speed limits.


– Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA): [www.fia.com]
– Bugatti Official Website: [www.bugatti.com]


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