Sunday, 12 February 2012
TOP 10 Fastest Cars in the World
In this fast-paced world where everyone is time poor, it seems that car manufacturers are obsessed with producing the fastest car on the road. There is certainly demand for it. The faster the better, or the faster you better have good car insurance. There are definitely some cars out there that can satisfy your need for speed but you need deep pockets. Here is a list of the top 10 fastest cars in the world.
#1 BUGATTI VEYRON SUPER SPORT
With a base price of $2.5 million, this super-charged car can go from 0-60 in 2.4 seconds. It is the current record holder for the fastest car in the world with a top speed of 267 mph. This car is equipped with a 1200 hp engine.
#2 (TIE) HENNESSEY VENOM GT
This car is also equipped with a 1200 hp engine, and can go from 0-60 in 2.5 seconds. Its maximum speed is 260 mph. This vehicle can be purchased for $950,000. Though it has yet to be proven, it has been said that this car is capable of reaching a speed of up to 275 mph.
#2 (TIE) KOENIGSEGG AGERA R
This vehicle can go from 0-60 in 2.9 seconds. Although this car doesn't pick up speed as quickly as its top competitors, it does tie for the #2 spot with a top speed of 260 mph. It is equipped with a 1099 hp engine with twin turbos and has a massive price tag of $1.6 million.
#3 SSC ULTIMATE AERO
This car claimed the title of world's fastest car in 2007, but was bumped all the way to #3 in 2010. It has a maximum speed of 257 mph and goes from 0-60 in 2.7 seconds. It is equipped with a twin turbo V-8 engine with 1183 hp. The list price of this car is $654,400.
#4 SALEEN S7 TWIN-TURBO
With a top speed of 248 mph, this car has an all aluminum twin turbo V-8 engine with 750 hp. It goes from 0-60 in 2.8 seconds. The purchase price for this vehicle is $550,000.
#5 KOENIGSEGG CCX
This Sweden made car is the "older brother" of the Agera R. It boasts an impressive maximum speed of 245 mph, and goes from 0-60 in 3.2 seconds. It has a 90 degree V-8 engine with 806 hp. This car's list price is $545,568.
#6 MCLAREN F1
This car's power comes from a BMW S70/2 60 degree V-12 engine with 627 hp. It goes from 0-60 in 3.2 seconds and has a top speed of 240 mph. Its base price is $970,000.
#7 GUMPERT APOLLO
The makers of this car claim that it was designed in such a way that it could drive up-side-down in a tunnel with speeds at 190 mph and above. Of course, this theory has never been tested. This car does, however, go from 0-60 in 3 seconds and has a maximum speed of 224 mph. It also has a $450,000 price tag.
#8 NOBLE M600
This $330,000 car has a top speed of 223 mph and goes from 0-60 in 3.7 seconds. It has what is probably the most inconspicuous design of all of the cars on the list.
#9 (TIE) LAMBORGHINI AVENTADOR
Equipped with a V-12 engine with 700 hp, this supercar can go from 0-60 in 2.9 seconds. It has a top speed of 217 mph and a $379,700 price tag.
#9 (TIE) PAGANI ZONDA CLINQUE ROADSTER
Although this car also has a top speed of 217 mph, it takes this car 3.4 seconds to go from 0-60. With only five of these cars ever produced, it has a massive price tag of $1,850,000.
#9 (TIE) FERRARI ENZO
Tied with three other vehicles, this car also has a 217 mph top speed. It goes from 0-60 in 3.4 seconds and costs $670,000. There were only 399 of these cars ever produced.
#9 (TIE) JAGUAR XJ220
This car goes from 0-60 in 3.8 seconds and also goes 217 mpg. It is priced at $650,000.
#10 (TIE) ASCARI A10
This English car has a base price of $650,000. Its top speed is 215 mph and it goes from 0-60 in 2.8 seconds.
#10 (TIE) PAGANI ZONDA F
This car also has a top speed of 215 mph, but takes 3.5 seconds to go from 0-60. Its base price is $667,321.