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Top 10 list of Fastest cars in the world

Updated on March 11, 2014

No need to waste your time with small talk. Get ready for that adrenaline rush as we talk about the top 10 fastest cars in the world today.

I. Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport :- Named after the French race car driver Pierre Veyron, the Bugatti Veyron is currently the fastest car in the world with a high speed of 431 km/h (268 miles per hour). It may have lost the title to SSC Ultimate Aero in 2007, but it regained the honor of being the fastest car in the world in 2010. It covers 0-60 in only 2.2 seconds, and comes with a W16 cylinder, quad-turbocharged, 8.0 liter engine putting it in the same league as 2 narrow-angle V8 engines. Costing upwards of USD 1,720,000, the Super Sport is also one of the costliest cars in the world.

II. Hennessey Venom GT :- Costing upwards of$1,000,000, the Venom GT has a top speed of 266 mph (428 km/h), does 0-60 mph in 2.5 seconds, and comes with a LS7 Turbocharged7.0 literTwin Turbo V8 engine that produces 1244 hp. During a test in California in April 2013, the Venom GT hit an amazing 265.7 mph, while showing the potential to hit 275 mph. It is thus the closest competitor to the Veyron Super Sport.

III. SSC Ultimate Aero :- The Aero also holds the tied second spot in the list of fastest cars in the world.The Guinness World Records accorded it the title of being the fastest car in March 2007. It has a top recorded speed of 412.29 km/h (257.41 mph) and comes with a 6.3-liter, twin-turbo, 8-cylinder engine that produces a whopping 1287 hp. It is available at a base price of $650,000 and up.

IV. Saleen S7 Twin Turbo :- The twin turbochargers along with an oversized V8 engine allow the Saleen S7 to reach a high speed of 248 mph (399 km/h) and reach 0-60 in 2.8 seconds. It was the only street legal fastest car in the USA after its launch in 2002. This stylish car can be purchased at a base price of USD 555,000.

V. Koenigsegg CCX :- This Swedish-make roadster boasts of a mid-sized 90 degree V8 Engine capable of producing 806 hp. With a high speed of 245 mph, it can hit 0-60 in only 3.2 seconds. Even though it has a long way to go as far as becoming the fastest automobile in the world is concerned, you can still be a proud owner of the Koenigsegg CCX at just USD 545,568!

VI. McLaren F1 :- The most saleable and attractive feature of the McLaren F1 are the doors which open upwards like a Batmobile. The BMW 60 Degree S70/2 V12 Engine throws up a mind-boggling 627 hp that allows this striking fast car to reach 0-60 in 3.2 seconds and achieve top speeds of 240 mph. You can own this beauty at a base price of $970,000.

VII. Gumpert Apollo :- It is a street legal fast car, but it can also give others a run for their money on the racetrack. A super sports car built with German engineering, the Gumpert Apollo comes with a six-speed manual transmission and a V8 engine. Available in three variants, i.e. base, sport, and race, the last one is capable of producing 790 hp. All of this is available upwards of just $500,000.

VIII. Ascari A10 :- A top speed of 220 mph; a 5.0 liter V8 engine; reaches 0-60 in just under 3 seconds. All these envious features make the Ascari A10 one of the popular street legal fastest cars in the world. You can have the British-make for $670,000.

IX. Ferrari Enzo :- Any list comprising of the fastest cars in the world cannot afford to not have a Ferrari in it. The Ferrari Enzo is not just a fast car, but also a sight for sore eyes. It comes with the highest speed of 217 mph, and an F140 Aluminum V12 Engine capable of producing 660 hp, and which can cover 0 to 60 in 3.4 seconds. There are just 399 Enzo’s on the streets of this planet, and you can have one at $670,000.

X. Jaguar XJ220 :- It was first launched in the year 1992 and is thus an old underdog and player with regards to being the fastest car in the world. Even after all these years, the Jaguar XJ220 still makes the cut in ninth position. It reaches 0-60 in 4.0 seconds and has the highest speed at 217.1 mph. This fast car with Twin Turbo V6 Engine producing 542 hpcan be yours for a base price of $327,000.

XI. Pagani Zonda Cinque Roadster :- It is indeed a sexy toy on wheels! With a top speed of 215 miles per hour, the Pagani Zonda Cinque Roadster takes only 3.5 seconds to cover 0 to 60. It comes with a Mercedes-Benz M180 V12 Engine that can produce 650 hp. This stylish rocket car is available at USD 695,000 and upwards.

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