When driving a car and when talking about performance, nothing is more electrifying and enthralling than speed. Cars have a level of sophistication that manifests human engineering. They are perfect products of the genius mind and adrenaline pumping fun to show to spectators.
It is this pumping that drives adrenaline freaks and car junkies to risk lives reaching an ever faster speed, accelerating to a phenomenal height. Sadly, others have given up lives in the quest for superlatives.
“Racing, competing, it’s in my blood. It’s part of me; it’s part of my life.” – Ayrton Senna
“If one day speed kills me, don’t cry, because I was smiling” – Paul Walker
However, despite the danger, people still aim for the top and draw all efforts into surpassing previous records that it seems all the world’s central addiction concerning cars is just speed. Well, are you one of these people who crave for speed? Do you feel like burning down the roads with a run?
If so, here are the ten incredible speed of the fastest vehicles in the world today. A little warning, though! Be sure to have a deep pocket if you want to buy one of these babies as they are filthy expensive.
10. Aston Martin One-77
The Aston Martin One-77, from the British Manufacturer, first appeared in the 2008 Paris Motor Show. It is a two-door coupe, and it became part of the 77 cars limited run, hence the name. The vehicle is sold at a whopping GB £1,150,000.
It was judged as the fastest Aston ever created for extreme roads, with a 7.3-liter V12 engine pumping 750 HP and 800pound-feet torque. It has a high acceleration speed of 220 miles per hour and can accelerate from 0-60 mph in more or less three seconds.
9. Pagani Huayra
Pagani, the Italian manufacturer of hyper supercars, surprised the world market with his Pagani Huayra. At 230 mph, it outrageously performs as one of the fastest cars with uniquely designed features.
Here’s more, the acceleration astonishes car aficionados, imagine, a powerful Turbo-Twin V12, 6-liters engine that whoops 738 pound-feet torque and a 730 horsepower, this has a price tag of €1,000,000.
8. Zenvo ST 1
Manufactured by Zenvo, a Danish company, the ST 1 runs at 233 mph and is hand-made by a small group of workers. It is a high-performance car model, the first car built by the company. The car boasts its ability to accelerate from 0 to 60 miles per hour in just 3 seconds.
It features a 6.8 L V8 engine and draws an outstanding 1,104 HP and 1,050 pound-feet torque, enabling a vehicle to jump off 0-200 miles per hour in 8.9 secs. Features include telescopic steering wheel manipulation and keyless entry mechanism. All in all, the car costs €660,000.
7. McLaren F1
The McLaren, after 23 years, still produces fast cars worldwide. The car has an extraordinary interior design as a three-seater with the seat of the driver at the center and two on the sides.
The vehicle is a champion with its driver center seat with gold line engaging bay and body made of carbon fiber; it is also the coolest car produced. Packed with a 6.1-liter engine from BMW M V12, the 670 horsepower supercar delivers a high torque of 520 pound-feet, with a jumpstart acceleration speed of 0 to 60 in 3.2 seconds.
The design of the vehicle is very impressive and has an excellent aerodynamics to ensure maximum speed and performance. For six years, some 106 McLaren F1 cars were manufactured.
Koenigsegg once again enters the top ten list that got the world’s fastest title that was vanquished by Bugatti. The car model reached an incredible speed of 242 miles per hour in 2005 at Nardo Ring Italy, and it’s the fastest supercar trendsetters after Ferrari and McLaren.
The vehicle is the latest generation of these cars but stays on top when it comes to reputation on speed. It was the only vehicle that overran McLaren’s eight-year reputation as the highest car production on the market. CCR is an enormous four L with a V eight engine that can generate 806 HP and 920 pound-feet torque.
The vehicle can zoom out a whopping 0 to 62 mph in 3.7 seconds. And it completes a quarter-mile in 9.7 seconds at 146 miles per hour.
5. Ultimate Aero
SSC Ultimate Aero produced in North America by Shelby Super Cars runs at 256 miles per hour. It is a mid-engine sports car that carries the title as the fastest producing vehicle in the Guinness Book of Records from 2007-2010, till the rise of Veyron Superfast Sport of Bugatti.
But then in 2013, for some unknown reasons, Guinness withdrew the world title from Bugatti and placed Aero as the title holder. The Aero packs with a sophisticated 6 L plus turbo twin charged V8 engine with a capacity of an impressive 1287 HP and 1,112 pound-feet torque generation.
Top speed is at 256 mph, just 1 mile short of GT9-R. But then with the booster engine that hits 200 mph in just 16 seconds, it’s much faster than GT9-R. The price tag for this car is €550,000.
4. 9FF GT9-R
The 9FF GT9-R is a German make. The slightly copycat of the old school Porsche 911 runs at 257 miles per hour. The looks and interior of the supercar are very much the same to 911. The vehicle is much faster than the Bugatti Veyron original. GT9-R packs with a unique technology, making it a real beast on the road.
The vehicle six cylinders horizontally arranged between 2 banks of 3 cylinders known as 4-L engine Flat 6, which can powerfully produce 1,120 HP and 910 pound-feet torque. It jumps off to a 257 mph speed at 0 – 60 mph in 2.9 seconds and can halt from 190 mph in 16 secs.
3. Bugatti Veyron Super Sport
The Bugatti Veyron once judged as the fastest supercar by the Guinness World Book of Records was the very first vehicle to run a 250 mile per hour speed. However, after some technical faults, Guinness retrieved the title and gave it to Koenigsegg.
The Super Sport packs with 8-L four turbo W-16 Engine fit to generate 1,106 pound-feet torque and 1,200 HP, allowing the car to go from 0 to 60 in 2.4 seconds.
Its finest features are reaching an insane effortless speed, giving a breezy effect when driving. It is luxurious and comfortable to sit in even at high speed. It is the main reason the buying price is set at €1.6 million, but despite the price, the car sells like hot cakes with its high demand.
2. Hennessey Venom GT
The second fastest car worldwide, Hennessey Venom GT is the newest name in the industry of fast cars. With a maximum speed of 270 mph, the vehicle was designed by Lotus Exige and will scare anyone on first glance because of its beast-like feature.
With a powerful 7.0-L double-turbocharged V8 Engine, Venom GT generates a 1,244 HP and 1,155 lb-ft torque allowing the car to quickly fly from 0 to 62 mph within 2.8 seconds and accelerate from 0-200 mph in 14.51 seconds. All these features of the beautiful baby are worth $1.2 million.
1. Koenigsegg Agera R
Koenigsegg Agera R is not famous in the global arena of supercars, unlike Ferrari or Bugatti. But it has made a reputation overnight, outsmarting the superfast cars worldwide. With a 273 mph speed, it outruns and blows away all other vehicles.
With a 5-L turbocharged V8 DOHC engine, a 9.0:1 compression ratio and an impressive generation of 1,200 lb-ft torque and 1,140 horsepower, the car can accelerate to 60 mph in just 2.5 seconds. It can also reach a speed of 186 mph within 11.7 seconds, an incredible world record.
You can buy this baby at £1.1million. The finest feature of Agera R is that it is the very first vehicle to have a dual-clutch transmission in just one-input-shaft. That enables faster shifts and acceleration.
The ten incredible superfast cars of the world are truly an adrenaline booster. Speed is the craziness here not the type. The rich don’t give a heck whether it’s expensive or not. They just want to satisfy their need for the best speed, no matter the price.
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