Top 10 fastest cars

10:23 am 10 Jun, 2011

Speed is a thrill like no other in this world. The many things that come with speed today are amazing because today sitting in any normal car; we can go faster than any creature on this planet. Its just not about speed anymore, it’s about very high speed and the thrill seekers and the carmakers all go to great lengths to make sure that they manage to build the meanest maddest machine there is on the roads out there. Race cars are in a totally different league of their own but so are road cars today with the speeds touching insanity to say the very least.

10. Bristol Fighter T:

The car is all luxury and all speed. It is made by luxury car company Bristol and the name aptly represents the car as it’s a true fighter. With a top speed of 360 kilometers per hour, this car is equipped with a turbocharged V10 engine and has a 0-60 time of 3.4 seconds. It is a rear wheel drive with a six speed manual and a four speed auto transmission and is a great pleasure to drive around.

9. TVR Cerbera Speed 12:

This high performance car was first built as a concept in 1996 and was originally started to beat the then world road speed record holder, the McLaren F1. The car is a 2 door coupe with a V12 under its deck which gives it the GT feeling. The top speed of the car is around 386.2 kilometers per hour and it does a 0-60 sprint in 3.5 seconds.

8. McLaren F1:

This supercar of a supercar is stuff of legend. The land road speed record of 386 kilometers per hour was set by this car in 1998 and is a very popular car among many speed freaks all around the world. It has a V12 engine with a 6 speed manual drive which does a 0-60 in about 2.9 seconds.

7. Koenigsegg CCX:

Koenigsegg is a Swedish company that is well known for putting turbocharged monsters on the roads. This car is one of the many fast cars that the company as made. The top speed is around 364.3 kilometers per hour and the car can go from 0-60 in 3.4 seconds. The CCX stands for Competition Coupe X and was build to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the first drive of the vehicle in 1996.

6. Lotec Sirius:

A very modern car in the sense that it is made from the lightest of materials and it is a very light car. Nevertheless it has a top speed of around 400 kilometers per hour and a 0-60 rating of around 3.7 seconds. The car has a V12 engine which has been borrowed from the BMW factories. It’s an amazing car to look at and an even more amazing one to drive.

5. Koenigsegg CCXR:

The CCXR is literally a brother of the CCX and is a little faster. It is also a great sports car to look at as its design is simply irresistible to a sports car lover. It goes form 0-60 in 2.9 seconds and 0-200 n around 9 seconds. The top speed, a staggering 402 kilometers per hour comes from a doubly turbocharged V8 engine.

4. Koenigsegg CCR:

Another one from the Swedes, this car is also one turbocharged monster which also held the world road car speed record briefly with a top speed of 403 kilometers per hour. It is fit with a Ford V8 engine which dishes out around 806 bare horse power and does a 0-60 in around 3.8 seconds.

3. Bugatti Veyron:

This car is amazing in so many ways. It has a top speed of around 408 kilometers per hour and has a W16 turbocharged engine. Only about a few are made and sold each year with some heavy customizations and a handy price tag. It has phenomenal performance which is just not about speed as its braking is also worth noting and looking at.

2. SSC Ultimate Aero:

This car is built by Shelby Supercars which is an American manufacturer. The very high performance car delivers a top speed of around 413 kilometers per hour and was until recently the fastest land road car in the world. The company is currently working on a faster version of the car which will go up to 300 miles per hour, fast indeed.

1. Brabus TKR:

Unbelieve as it may sound, this car can go up to 60 in 1.67 seconds. Yes, that is shorter than the time it takes you to read one line. This car after ten years of production and perfection has finally surfaced with a full carbon fiber body and a V8 turbocharged engine under its hood. The number 2 and the number 3 on this list were believed to have come to stay but this car has managed to put a significant gap of being 20 miles faster than any other road car.

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