A look at the fastest cars in the world

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The Fastest Cars in the World

If you like fast cars, you’re going to love this list. Here we have some of the most beautiful, technically advanced vehicles in the world. And did I mention fast? Really, really fast:

  • Bugatti Veyron Super Sport – Coming in at a whooping top speed of 267 miles per hour, the Veyron Super Sport is an adrenaline junkies’ dream car. It offers a 0 to 100 km/h time in 2.4 seconds and comes in at a whopping $2.4 million to own. Added to that, 1,200hp rumbling under the hood and you’ve got a machine that sets the benchmark for quality, speed, technology, and most everything else.
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  • Hennessey Venom GT – When the name sounds that cool, you know the car won’t disappoint. 0 to 100 in 2.5 seconds, the GT sports a 6.2-litre LS9 turbocharged V8 engine capable of producing 1,200hp. You can salivate over that sentence for a few moments – take your time. The reputed top speed 260 mph, but there are those who say the ceiling is around 275 mph. This is a car lover’s dream and a designer’s dream as well. If you’re someone who’s ever been interested in taking your love for cars to the next level, head over to the resources page at automotive technology degrees.
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  • Koenigsegg Agera R – Forget that a small company from Sweden makes this car and focus on the 260 mph and 1,100hp under the hood. The Agera R goes 0 to 100 in less than three seconds and carries a price tag in the $1.6 million range. According to many, the Agera R may rival the speed of the Veyron Super Sport someday and be one of its main competitors.
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  • SSC Ultimate Aero – With 1,183hp, 0 to 100 in 2.7 seconds, a twin-turbo V8 engine, and a staggering price tag of $654,400, the Aero is a technical marvel. It was actually the fastest car in the world, as tested by the “Guinness Book of World Records,” from March 2007 until July 2010.
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  • 9ff GT9-R – A speedster modeled after the Porsche 911, the GT9-R has a top speed of 257 mph, with a ridiculous 0 to 100 in 2.9 seconds. The 4.0-litre V6 twin-turbo engine with 1,120hp doesn’t hurt, either. This version will be limited to only 20 units, according to the manufacturer. This is a mechanic’s dream to work on a car like this. If you’re interested on more information on ways to move past just being a car admirer, take a look at Diesel Mechanic Schools.

Honorable Mentions

  • Saleen S7 Twin Turbo – 248 mph, 750hp, $555,000.
  • Koenigsegg CCX – 245 mph, 0 to 100 in 3.2 seconds, $545,568.
  • McLaren F1 – 240 mph, 627hp, $970,000.
  • Zenvo ST1 – 233 mph, 1,104 hp, $1,225,000.
  • Gumpert Apollo – 225 mph, 0 to 100 in 3.0 seconds, $450,000.
  • Noble M600 – 225 mph, 650 hp, 0 to 100 in 3.7 seconds, $330,000

Sources: TheCarLabs.com (2011), The Super Cars.org (2011)

*Prices are for the US market.

 

 

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