Introduced in the third book, the Firebolt took over the Nimbus Two-Thousand and One
as fastest broom. It is an international standard broom. The Firebolt was sent to Harry Potter
from Sirius Black
as a birthday present for all the times he missed his birthday. It also contains spoilers for the Prisoner. Which Broomstick
says that the broom is going to be the choice for the national teams at this year's World Championship
. It also has a built-in-auto-brake.
The Harry Potter Project.