The Top Three Fastest Production Cars in the World
The fastest production car in the world is the American made SSC Ultimate Aero, produced by Shelby Super Cars (SSC). It's speed is 260 mph and was set in 2007. One can buy the car for $654,000. Its design is familiar with a mid engine, gull wing function. If you saw it on the road, you would say it must be a Ferrari, because, well, it looks like. Production has been limited to under 30. The Ultimate Aero has increased engine displacement of 387 cu in and 1,147 hp at 6950 rpm with six gears. It accelerates from 0–60 mph in 2.78 seconds.
The 2nd fastest car is the Bugatti Veyron, a VW produced car ( I was shocked at this also). Since 2005, 220 have been made. Each has a 7 speed tranny, a 8.0 liter engine with 16 cylinders and 64 valves in a twin overhead cam format. The car has 10 radiators. The engine produces over 900 hp. At its top speed, tires last only 15 min and a full tank of gas is empty in 12 min. The car's top speed is 253 mph and 0-60 mph in 2.5 sec. You can buy one for $1.5 million. Around town, the gets abour 10 mph a gallon.
The 3rd fastest is a the Swedish Konigsegg CCR. Its engine produces 806 hp and reachs 0-60 mph in 3.2 sec. Its top speed is 240 mph. The engine a V8 with 32 valves, twin overhead cam, and is based upon the Ford design. The car sells for $400,000.