World Fastest Cars: Top 10 List 2011-2012

November 21, 2011 in World Top 10 Cars List

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

1. Bugatti Veyron Super Sport:

This is one of the fastest production made road vehicle as an American debut in 2010 and went to the production towards the end of 2010.  At each of the first five times it was sold out at a cost of 2.4 million dollars. This world record editions is replica of the car that clocked 267.9 miles per hour at Volkswagens Ehra-Lessien test tracks in Germany.

bugatti-veyron-super-sport

Specifications

Maximum Speed: 267 mph, 0-60 in 2.4 secs Base Price: $2,400,000.00
Maximum Seating: 2 people Engine: 8.0L W16-Cylinder, 64v DOHC Quad Turbocharger
Max RPM: 6400 RPM Transmission: 7-Speed Dual Clutch direct-shift Auto

2. Hennessey Venom GT:

Hennessey Performance Engineering is top, modified than other engines  and this lead this car towards perfection and the user can experience the best with this ultra sleek super automobile,

On first glance, the Venom GT looks like the Lotus Exige. The Venom is an explosive fusion of British flair and American power. The 2011 Hennessey Venom GT received a make-over.

hennessey-venom-GT

Specifications

Maximum Speed: 260 mph, 0-60 in 2.5 seconds Base Price: $950,000.00
Maximum Seating: 2 people Engine: 6.2-liter LS9 V8 Twin Turbo
RPM: 6500 RPM Transmission: Ricardo 6-Speed Manual

2. Koenigsegg Agera R:

The latest import from Sweden, the 2011 Koenigsegg Agera R is no exception and well to say that the Agera R is hot on the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport’s tail clocking in at a blisteringly fast 0-168 mph in just 14.53 seconds. Though it is not yet completely verified, its performance proves that it won’t take much time for it to overtakes Bugatti and claim itself the title of being the world’s fastest supercar.

koenigsegg-agera-R

Specifications

Maximum Speed: 260 mph, 0-60 in 2.7 secs Base Price: $1,600,000.00
Maximum Seating: 2 people Engine: 5.0 liter Twin Turbo V8
Max RPM: 6900 RPM Transmission: 7-Speed Dual clutch

3. SSC Ultimate Aero:

There are numerous ways to define the SSC Ultimate Aero because their used to be a time when it was indeed the ultimate. Known as the world’s fastest car during 2007 to 2010 is also one of the boldest automotive creations ever made.
It is founded by Jerod Shelby and by no means connected to the legendary Carroll Shelby, Jerod somehow managed to create a legend of his own.

SSC-ultimate-aero

Specifications

Maximum Speed: 257.4 mph, 0-60 in 2.7 secs Base Price: $970,000.00
Maximum Seating: 2 people Engine: SSC Designed V8
Max RPM: 6075 RPM Transmission: 6-Speed Manual

4. Saleen S7 Twin-Turbo:

The tuner of American cars, particularly the fords is Steve Saleen  and during the 1990s, he developed a concept  and his goal was to make a true American supercar that comes out of American soil. On its release in 2002, it was one of the most technically advanced cars in the world and also the only American street-legal car that packs over 500 horsepower in stock trim.

saleen-S7-twin-turbo

Specifications

Maximum Speed: 248 mph (399 km/h),0-60 in 2.8 secs Base Price: $555,000.00
Maximum Seating: 3 people Engine: Twin Turbo V8
Max RPM: 6300 RPM Transmission: 6-Speed Manual

 5. Koenigsegg CCX:

It is an updated version of the successful CC/CCR models and the main reason behind developing this car is to allow their company to enter the world market, particularly the United States. The CCX, which first appeared during the 2006 Geneva Motor Show, is so named because this is an acronym that stands for Competition Coupe X, with the X marking the 10 years since the first CC car was developed in 1996.But the X could have stood for another word: extreme.

koenigsegg-CCX

Specifications

Maximum Speed: 245 mph (395 km/h) 0-60 in 3.2 secs Base Price: $540,000.00
Maximum Seating: 2 people Engine: 32-valve DOHC V8
Max RPM: 7000 RPM Transmission: 6-Speed Manual

 6. McLaren F1.

A car that made its stable mark in automotive history is McLaren F1 and it is more than just a fast car. Due to its impeccable engineering in its time, it was created and it was Designer in name of Gordon Murray, who designed Formula 1 cars for both Brabham and McLaren. When you see its blue print, its quite simple and streamlined.

mcLaren-F1

Specifications

Maximum Speed: 240 mph (386 km/h) 0-60 in 3.2 secs Base Price: $970,000.00
Maximum Seating: 2 people Engine: V12 Mid Engine RWD
Max RPM: 7400 RPM Transmission: 6-Speed Manual

7. Gumpert Apollo:

Audi’s motor sport campaigns is so famous and Roland Gumpert, an engineer played a major role in it.  He created a car, which is so aerodynamically efficient and can be driven on the roof of a tunnel. Based in germane in 2004 he founded his own brand company in 2004, Gumpert Sportwagenmanufaktur GmbH. He released his first car, the Gumpert Apollo, in 2006.

gumpert-apollo

Specifications

Maximum Speed: 225 mph (362 km/h) 0-60 in 3.0 secs Est. Base Price: $238,00.00
Maximum Seating: 2 people Engine: 4.2-liter bi-turbo V8
Max RPM: 7900 RPM Transmission: 6-Speed Automatic-Manual

8. Noble M600:

Due to lengthy time the noble m 600 received dis repute before it was released. Its first edition do not follow the trend of super cars due to its futuristic or noticeable looks and it was the only super car to receive such response and its simple design proved people’s simplicity as trendy and its gained more respect towards many car lovers.

noble-M600

Specifications

Top Speed: 225 mph (1609 km/h) 0-60 in 3.7 secs Base Price: $324,680.00(£200,000)
Maximum Seating: 2 people Engine: Yamaha 4.4-liter Twin Turbo V8
Max RPM: 6800 RPM Transmission: Graziano 6-Speed Manual

9. Lamborghini Aventador:

Whenever one hears about sports car or super cars, the excitement and pleasure does not stop and due to this excitement, still many companies like Ferrari and Porsche are in the list of top super cars. As like super cars and sports car, the hyper cars have entered the scene and it is the new show stopper. In the year 2012, Lamborghini is going to launch yet another hyper car called lamborghini Aventador LP-700-4.

lamborghini-aventador

Specifications

Best Speed: 217 mph (349 km/h) 0-60 in 2.9 secs Est. Price: $379,700.00
Maximum Seating: 2 people Engine: 6.5L V12
Max RPM: 6200 RPM Transmission: 7-Speed Automatic-Manual

9. Pagani Zonda Cinque Roadster:

It is the Italian super car that relies on the power plant manufacturing of Mercedes benz has  designed and released a brand new car called roadster Zonda R version.  As like its coupe sister, the Pagani Zonda Cinque Roadster received good response and well accepted in the market. It was sold at 1.3 million euro price and only 5 units were produced and it is named after the modenes atelier.

pagani-zonda-cinque-roadster

Specifications

Top Speed: 217 mph (349 km/h) 0-60 in 3.4 secs Base Price: $1,850,000.00 (Euro 1.3 million)
Maximum Seating: 2 people Engine: Mercedes Benz AMG Turbo V12
Max RPM: 6150 RPM Transmission: 6-Speed Cima Robotized

9. Ferrari Enzo:

The most popular and dream car of most of the people is Ferrari and it has always remained top in the list due to many followers and enthusiasts.  When the company was thinking about Enzo, many thoughts came around such as how much it can offer  and whether it will be liked or not. And later, the Ferrari Enzo a super car with horse power 650 was named after its founder and developed in 2002 using the technology called formula one.

ferrari-enzo

Specifications

Top Speed: 217 mph (350 km/h) 0-60 in 3.4 secs Base Price: $644,000.00
Maximum Seating: 2 people Engine: 6.0L 48-valveV12
Max RPM: 7800 RPM Transmission: 6-Speed Manual w/ auto shift

9. Jaguar XJ220:

Jaguar Xj -220, one of the mid engine cars produced by jaguar stands in the list and all the credit goes to jim randle, its creator. He dreamt to design a super car for Christmas and his constant enthusiasm motivated him and also his colleagues and they formed a Saturday club mainly to work on this project. When engineers of the giant car company at whitley discovered the project, the passion towards it increased and as a result, this car was wheeled out and showed at the bingham motor show as the official concept car of jaguars.

jaguar-XJ220

Specifications

Maximum Speed: 217 mph (350 km/h) 0-60 in 3.8 secs Est. Market Price: $650,000.00/345,000 Euros
Maximum Seating: 4 people Engine: Twin Turbo V12
Max RPM: 7200 RPM Transmission: 5-Speed Manual

10. Ascari A10:

Due to more craze in cars, more numbers of super cars are been producing almost every year by famous car giants in the word.  Due to this, the competetion has become more interesting due to the launch of more super cars. Ascari the British manufacturer produced the super car called Ascari A10 during  10 anniversary in their industry. It is the third road car that has been produced in banbury, England and the first two are KZ1 and Ecosse. Even former designer of F1 has penned this road car as the third road car

ascari-A10

Specifications

Maximum Speed: 220 mph (354 km/h) 0-60 in 2.8 secs Base Price: $650,000.00
Maximum Seating: 4 people Engine: V8
Max RPM: 7500 RPM Transmission: 6-Speed Manual

10. Pagani Zonda F:

It is one of the cars that have been introduced during super cars world at the Geneva auto show in 2005 to its followers. It has been designed with advanced technology through brilliant craftsmen with custom built in parts. Till date, it is one of the best fastest cars ever produced and due to its built of  carbon fiber, it has been recognized for Zonda F and it has proven worth.

pagani-zonda-F

Specifications

Top Speed: 214 mph (345 km/h) 0-60 in 3.5 secs. Base Price: $667,000.00
Maximum Seating: 2 people Engine: Mercedes-Benz AMG 48-valve V12
Max RPM: 6150 RPM Transmission: 6-Speed Manual

World’s Top 10 Fastest Cars: 2010 – 2011

April 4, 2011 in expensive cars, Luxurious cars, Top 10's, World Top 10 Cars List

It’s not easier to find the world’s fastest cars available in the market now. Lets have a look at the top 10 street legal fastest cars in the world. Due to the economical meltdown this list actually did not change from the end of 2008. Lets hope that manufacturers will produce more faster cars in the future!

10. Pagani Zonda F; 215 mph, 0-60 in 3.5 seconds – The Pagani Zonda is a mid engined sports car which debuted in 1999. This car is constructed mainly by carbon fiber. This powerful car, the Pagani Zonda worths about $741,000 and it’s the third most expensive car in the entire world. This car yielded more attention at the 2005 Geneva Motor Show.

pagani zonda c12f

Pagani Zonda C12f

9. Jaguar XJ 220; 217 mph, 0-60 in 4.0 seconds – This car is driven by a V6 engine that packs 542 horsepower. Being released in 1992, this is one of the oldest but still got what it takes to remain the round of ten of hot wheels. Only 281 cars were made and by 1997, few of these remained available for sale new at £150,000.

Jaguar XJ220

8. Ferrari Enzo; 217 mph, 0-60 in 3.2 seconds – Ferrari has been the craze among car lovers and the Formula 1 champion Michael Schumacher has added more craze to it. The Enzo Ferrari uses Formula 1 technology which has a twelve-cylinder engine and named after Enzo Ferrari, the company’s founder. It has a Carbon fiber body, carbon-ceramic brake disks and active aerodynamics. This beautiful car has won the hearts of Ferrari lovers. It costs about $1,000,000.

Ferrari Enzo

Ferrari Enzo

7. Ascari A10; 220 mph, 0-60 in 2.8 seconds – Although designed for racing A10 is intended to be a usable car on the road. It is engineered and hand built in Banbury, England featuring a modified 5.0 L BMW V8 engine producing 625 bhp at a price of approximately $650,000 USD. Only 50 A10s lucky owners will have a chance to own one.

Ascari A10

Ascari A10

6. Gumpert Apollo; 220 mph, 0-60 in 2.7 seconds – It is a mid-engined super car with a rear wheel drive two-seater constructed on a tubular chromoly frame, with fiberglass or optional carbon fiber body panels produced by a German automaker in Altenburg. There are 3 engine types available with the race version rated at 789.06 bhp. Production of this model started in October 2005 with a starting price of $400,000 USD.

Gumpert Apollo

Gumpert Apollo

5. McLaren F1; 240 mph, 0-60 in 3.2 seconds – It is driven by powerhouse V12 engine that packs 62y horsepower. It is more popular for its trademark doors that resemble bat wings. McLaren produced and sold the standard F1 models at a price tag of around 970 000 USD, until 1998. Today this car can be sold to nearly twice that of the original price.

Mclaren F1

Mclaren F1

4. Saleen S7 Twin-Turbo; 248 mph, 0-60 in 3.2 seconds – This super fast car is powered by an 100% aluminum V8 engine packing with 750 horsepower. This twin-turbocharged monster went on sale for $585,296 USD in 2005. It also offers an optional competition package with 33% increase in power.

saleen s7  twin turbo

saleen s7 twin turbo

3. Koenigsegg CCX; 250 mph+, 0-60 in 3.2 seconds – Koenigsegg CCX is a mid-engined car produced by the Swedish car manufacturer Koenigsegg. The abbreviation for CCX is Competition Coupe X. This car generated more interest among cars lovers. With its capacity to generate 601KW power, this car is an excellent piece of art made of aluminum. This car is worth about $600,910.

Koenigsegg CCX

Koenigsegg CCX

2. SSC Ultimate Aero; 257 mph, 0-60 in 2.7 seconds – This car was acknowledged as the fastest car in March 2007 by Guinness world records. It is Only 24 cars were produced from 2006-2007 powered by a twin-turbo engine that packs an astounding 1183 horsepower. Its available at a price of US $485,000.

SSC Ultimate Aero

SSC Ultimate Aero

1. Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport; 267 mph, 0-60 in 2.2 seconds – It’s a lightweight super car powered by 8.0-liter W16 engine with 1200 horsepower available for sale at $2,400,000. It’s the fastest and the highest priced car among these beauties. This car was produced by Volkswagen Group subsidiary Bugatti Automobiles which was introduced in 2005 as the fastest production car in the world.

Bugatti Veyron

Bugatti Veyron

 
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