Speed, thrill, adrenalin rush and luxury all packed into one, is what a Sports Car is all about. The difficult manoeuvres, skilful overtaking and the ‘flying on wheels’ fantasy has always been romanticized by the connoisseurs of speed and thrill. Men, generally have this innate desire to possess the best of the sport cars in the world; if not in reality then in their dreams for sure. Such is the admiration that if they simply happen to catch a glimpse of a Bugatti or a Porsche, then the very purpose of the day seems to have been fulfilled. So which are the most popular, expensive and best in line sports cars in the world? Read below to find out.
The Porsche 959 is a sports car manufactured by Porsche. 337 units were produced between 1986 upto 1989. It used a 2847 cc twin-turbocharged flat-6 engine. In 1986 it was the fastest car with a top speed of 195mph. Sports Car International is known to have named the Porsche 959 as number one on its list of Top Sports Cars of the 1980s.
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Manufactured by Italian automaker Lamborghini between the years 2001and 2010, Lamborghini Murciélago is a two door, two seat sports car. Around 4099 units if the same had been built. It is succeeded by Aventador released in the 2011 Geneva Motor Show. It uses a 6.2 L V12 (572 HP or 630 HP) engine. Its top speed is known to be 337 km/hr.
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The LeBlanc Mirabeau is a sports car with a top speed of 370 km/hr manufactured by the Zurich based Swiss car maker. The car has caught the fancy of car lovers around the world with its slow foray into the American Market. It boasts of sleek exteriors with vibrant colours.
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It is a high end sports car manufactured by the Italian maker Pagani. It was introduced in the year 1999. It has a lavish and striking exterior along with the high end and intricate interiors. Around 207 units were produced with the production ending in 2011. It has the Mercedes-AMG M120 6.0 L V12, Mercedes-AMG M120 7.0 L V12 and Mercedes-AMG M120 7.3 L V12 engines in various variations. Its top speed is known to be around 354.1 km/hr.
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The Saleen S7 Twin Turbo is a car from American manufacturer. It is preceeded by Saleen S7 which was introduced in the year 2000 and units produced till 2004. It uses a Ford 427, 7.0 L V8 engine with Garrett turbochargers. With a top speed of 394 km/hr, it is one of the fastest cars to be ever produced. It is not only a marvel of technology but also has a opulent appeal due to its light features.
Designed and manufactured by Ford and Shelby, the Ford Shelby Cobra GT500, has a 5.4-litre DOHC V8 engine with 500 hp at 6000 rpm and 480 lb·ft of torque at 4500 rpm. It was introduced in the New York International Auto Show in the year 2005. The Mustangs holds a special position in the American automobile Industry. Along with Shelby, Ford has produced some of the best cars seen till date and the Ford Shelby Cobra GT500 is no exception.
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Having debuted in the Frankfurt Motor Show in the year 2007, the Lamborghini Reventón is a mild engine sports car. It was announced that only 20 units of this car would be produced for the public but there were speculations that it would be around 100.It is chic, elegant and beautiful to look at. Ofcourse, it is also equally expensive. It has an engine of 6.5 L (400 cu in) V12 and has a speed of 224 miles per hour.
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Winner of several international and prestigious design awards like Concorso d’Eleganza Design Award for Concept Cars and Prototypes, the GOOD DESIGN award by The Chicago Athenauem: Museum of Architecture and Design in North America and the “Best Design” award by the UK motoring magazine Auto Express among others, the Aston Martin is a two door coupé by Aston Martin. Only 77 units were to be produced if this design and hence the 77 in its name. It has the 7.3 L V12 engine and a transmission of 6-speed automated manual. It truly is a glamorous sports car.
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The Ferrari FXX is an evolved version of Enzo. Though it is based on Enzo but it has developments and enhancements specific to itself. It is a high end sports car and is built by Ferrari in Maranello, Italy. It is classy, expensive and the best in its class with the highest speed of 391km/hr. The car belongs to such an exclusive category that its models are sold only in Europe. It has a 6.3L V12 engine, transmission of 6-speed sequential. It is truly a super car that teases the fancies of car lovers.
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The Bugatti Veyron EB 16.4 is a classic designed and developed by the Volkswagen group. It is manufactured by Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S in Molsheim, France. The super sport version of the car is the fastest in the world with a top speed of 431.072 km/hr. The engine for the super sport version is of 1,200 PS and it has a transmission of 7-speed DSG sequential. Special version of this machine Pegaso has been made on individual customer request.
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