The Undisputed Top 10 Fastest Road Cars in the World
Updated August 12, 2014
While most people are happy to buy a cheap run-around, some wealthy individuals want the car of their dreams. For them, that may involve living the dream and owning one of the top 10 fastest road cars in the world. They are street-legal and the speed quoted in our Top 10 below is as-is off the production line. Enjoy the article and be prepared to amaze yourself with the high octane facts and figures.
1. For $2.5 million, you can own a Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, which goes 267 mph. The 1200 hp aluminium, narrow angle 8-liter W16 engine gets to 60 mph in 2.4 seconds, so be careful with a heavy foot.
2. At 2.5 seconds, the $950,000 Hennessey Venom GT takes a little longer to reach 60 mph, but it goes 260 mph. The 6.2-liter LS9 turbocharged V8 twin turbo engine is 1200 hp. The $1.6 million Koenigsegg Agera R ties for second place at 260 mph. Its 1099 hp 5.0-liter V8 engine with twin turbo takes it to 60 in 2.9 seconds.
3. The SSC Ultimate Aero and the 9ff GT9-R tie for third at 257 mph. Both are twin-turbo engines. However, the SSC is a 1183 hp V8 that reaches 60 in 2.7 seconds and the 9ff is a 1120 hp 4.0 litre V6 that hits 60 in 2.9 seconds. The Aero is $654,400 and the 9ff GT9-R is $695,000.
4. If money is no object, consider the $555,000 Saleen S7 Twin-Turbo. It hits 248 mph and reaches 60 mph in 2.8 seconds due to its 750 hp V8 aluminium engine.
5. Another of the world’s fastest cars available for around a half-million is the Koenigsegg CCX at 245 mph. Its 806 hp 90-Degree V8 engine takes it to 60 in 3.2 seconds.
6. The McLaren F1 rates at 240 mph. It has a BMW S70/2 60-Degree V12 with 627 hp that reaches 60 in 3.2 seconds. Plan to shell out $970,000 for this vehicle.
7. The 1104 hp twin-charged 7.0 litre V8 in the Zenvo ST1 takes it from 0-60 in 2.9 seconds and all the way to 233 mph. This Danish-made sports car costs $1,225,000.
8. Two cars occupy the number eight spot at 225 mph. These are the Gumpert Apollo at $450,000 and the Noble M600 at $330,000. Both are 650 hp. The Apollo reaches 60 in 3.0 seconds and has a 4.2-liter V8. The M600 reaches 60 in 3.7 seconds and has a twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V8.
9. Three cars tie for ninth place at 220 mph. These are the Aston Martin One-77, the Ascari A10 and the Lamborghini Aventador. They cost $1.8 million, $650,000 and $379,000 respectively. The Aston takes 3.4 seconds to reach 60 mph, but the other two get there in around 2.9 seconds. The Aston Martin has a 7.3-liter V12 750 hp engine. The Ascari has a 5.0-liter BMW V8 S62 625 hp engine and the Lamborghini has a V12 with 700 hp.
10. Three cars tie for 10th place at 217 mph. These are the $1.8 million Pagani Zonda Cinque Roadster, the $670,000 Ferrari Enzo and $650,000 Jaguar XJ220. The first two hit 60 in 3.4 seconds and the last in 3.8 seconds. The Roadster has a 678 hp twin turbocharged AMG V12 engine. The Enzo has an F140 aluminium V12 engine with 660 hp and the XJ220’s engine is a twin turbo V6 with 542 hp.
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