Top 50: Fastest Cars
As humans, we have a fascination with speed. There's something hard wired into our brain to react to adrenaline, and we all know how much adrenaline is dumped into out system when we go fast.
Over the last 100 years, we've gone from very slow, to very fast, and every few years it seems, a new King of the production fast cars comes along. More recently there have been so many new "hyper-cars" that we often don't realise its faster. Take the Bugatti Veyron for example. This is one fast fast car, and many believe it to be the worlds fastest production car. That however is wrong.
Take a look through the list to see where your favourite Hyper-cars come.
This list does not currently feature the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport (SS) due to the fact that it is currently not in production. When it goes into production in the 3rd or 4th quarter of 2011 the list will be updated but until then, it's not a production car and therefore doesn't make it on to the list.
50. Porsche 911 Carrera 4S - 185mph
49. Audi R8 - 187mph
48. Dodge Viper SRT 10 - 190mph
47. Mosler MT900 - 190mph
45. Corvette Z06 - 190mph
44. Aston Martin V12 Vantage - 190mph
43 Aston Martin DB9 - 190mph
42. Cadillac CTS-V - 191mph
41. Aston Martin DBS - 191mph
40. Porsche 911 Turbo - 193mph
39. Nissan Gt-R - 193mph
38. TVR Tuscan - 195mph
37. Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera - 196mph
36. Ferrari F430 - 196mph
35. Audi R8 V10 - 196mph
34. Alpina B5 S - 197mph
33. Ferrari 612 Scaglietti -199mph
32. Bentley Flying Spur Speed - 200mph
31. Bentley Continental GT - 200mph
30. Ascari KZ1 - 200mph
29. Ferrari F40 - 201mph
28. Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560-4 - 202mph
27. Ferrari 575m - 202mph
26. Ferrari F50 - 202mph
25. Porsche 911 GT2 - 204mph
24. Corvette ZR1 - 205mph
23. Ferrari 599GTB - 205mph
22. Maserati MC12 - 205mph
21. Ford GT - 205mph
20. Caparo T1 - 205mph
19. BMW M5 - 205mph
18. Mercedes Benz SLR Mclaren - 207mph
17. Porsche Carrera GT - 209mph
16. Lamborghini Diablo GT - 211mph
15. Lamborghini Murcielago LP 640 - 213mph
14. Pagani Zonda F - 215mph
13. Ferrari Enzo - 217mph
12. Gumpert Apollo - 224mph
11. Bristol Fighter T - 225mph
10. Jaguar XJ220 - 227mph
9. Ultima GT-R640 - 231mph
8. TVR Cebera Speed 12 - 240mph
7. Mclaren F1 - 240mph
6. Koenigsegg CCX - 241mph
5. Saleen S7 Twin Turbo - 248mph
4. Bugatti Veyron - 253mph
3. Koenigsegg CCXR- 254mph
2. 9ff GT9 - 254mph
The Fastest Car In The World Is....
So we've gone through the top 49, and here is the fastest car in the world, the Shelby Super Cars (SSC) Ultimate Aero. The 1287 hp V8 powers this carbon fibre clad "Hyper-car" all the way to 257mph! It gets to 60 mph in 2.78 seconds, and will power it's way down a 1/4 mile strip in 9.9 seconds. This is one FAST car!
Interesting to know that SSC are working on (and will be producing) the Ultimate Aero EV. This will be the first 200mph+ electric car powered by a single 500bhp electric motor. It's worth mentioning that SSC are playing around with bolting 2 of their 500bhp motors together for a 100hp electric Hyper-car. Who says you can't have an economical Hypercar?
1 SSC Ultimate Aero - 257mph
SSC Ultimate Aero EV - 200mph+
More by this Author
The hall of fame from the Porsche catalogue spanning back over 50 years.
The Nordschleife or Nurburgring as it is more commonly known is possibly the most well known and respected race track in the whole world.Situated in the mountains of Germany, the track dates back to the...
Looking for something a bit more unique? If you have already been bitten by the kit car bug, or you're thinking of taking the plunge, take a look at these, the best kits cars in the world.