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World’s Fastest Cars 2011 – 2012

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World’s Fastest Cars 2011 – 2012

As soon as the first motor carriage rolled out of Karl Benz’s workshop way back in 1886, man has wanted to go ever faster. Capable of a heady 8mph, that first three-wheeled carriage was by default the fastest road car in the world – because it was the only one.

In 2011, a full 125 years later, the stakes are rather higher. With the fastest road car now capable of nearly 270mph, it’s going to be interesting watching how far we can go, and how fast those further records tumble. How long until the first production road car that can achieve 300mph?

Here are the 10 fastest cars available on the market (production models, as opposed to concept cars) measured by tested top speed (theoretical speeds do not count).

1. Bugatti Veyron

Top Speed : 267 mph

Top Speed Time:  0-60 in 2.5 secs.

Engine: Aluminum, Narrow Angle 8 Liter W16 Engine with 1200 hp,

Price: $1,700,000

Bugatti Veyron the fastest car in the world at 267 mph.Bugatti’s boffins didn’t like the idea of those American upstarts nicking their record, so in 2010 it unleashed a re-engineered Veyron capable of raising the record by more than 11mph. The car was driven by Pierre-Henri Raphanel, at Ehra-Lessien.

2. Koenigsegg Agera R

Top Speed : 260 mph

Top Speed Time: 0-60 in 2.8 secs.

Engine: 5.0-liter V8 Engine with twin turbo’s, housing 1099 hp.

Price: $1,600,000

The Koenigsegg Agera R only has one car in sight: the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport. Ever since the Veyron Super Sport set the record for fastest production car on the planet after setting an average top speed of 267 mph.While the Agera R has a massive theoretical top speed, the current tested top speed is 260 mph.Expect this snow car to be the Bugatti’s arch enemy for the next 5 years.


3. SSC Ultimate Aero

Top Speed : 257 mph

Top Speed Time: 0-60 in 2.7 secs.

Engine: Twin-Turbo V8 Engine with 1183 hp

Price: $654,400

The SSC Ultimate Aero was the fastest car in the world – Guinness World Records, Break By  Bugatti Veyron  2010.Nobody had heard of it, but that didn’t stop the Shelby Ultimate Aero from becoming the world’s fastest car in 2007. The second car off the production line, the record run took place on Highway 221 in Washington –  the driver was 71-year-old Chuck Bigelow.


4. Saleen S7 Twin-Turbo

Top Speed : 248 mph

Top Speed Time: 0-60 in 3.2 secs.

Engine: Twin Turbo All Aluminum V8 Engine with 750 hp

Price: $555,000


5. Koenigsegg CCX

Top Speed : 245 mph

Top Speed Time: 0-60 in 3.2 secs.

Engine: 90 Degree V8 Engine 806 hp

Price: $545,568


6. McLaren F1

Top Speed : 240 mph

Top Speed Time: 0-60 in 3.2 secs.

Engine: BMW S70/2 60 Degree V12 Engine with 627 hp

Price: $970,000


7. Gumpert Apollo

Top Speed : 224 mph

Top Speed Time: 0-60 in 3.0 secs

Engine: V8 Engine with 650 hp.

Price: $450,000


8. Noble M600

Top Speed : 223 mph

Top Speed Time: 0-60 in 3.7 secs

Engine: V8 Engine with 650 hp.

Price: $330,000


9. Pagani Zonda Cinque Roadster

Top Speed : 217 mph

Top Speed Time: 0-60 in 3.4 secs

Engine: Twin turbocharged AMG V12 engine with 678 hp.

Price: $1,850,000


9. Ferrari Enzo

Top Speed : 217 mph

Top Speed Time: 0-60 in 3.4 secs.

Engine: F140 Aluminum V12 Engine with 660 hp

Price: $670,000


9. Jaguar XJ220

Top Speed : 217 mph,

Top Speed Time: 0-60 in 3.8 secs.

Engine: Twin Turbo V6 Engine with 542 hp

Price:$650,000


10. Ascari A10

Top Speed : 215 mph,

Top Speed Time: 0-60 in 2.8 secs.

Engine: BMW V8 S62 Engine with 625 hp.

Price: $650,000


10. Pagani Zonda F

Top Speed : 215 mph,

Top Speed Time: 0-60 in 3.5 secs.

Engine: Mercedes Benz M180 V12 Engine with 650 hp

Price: $667,321


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