Top 10 Fastest Cars

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6.Gumpert Apollo: 220 mph, 0-60 in 2.7 seconds

 This super car is produced by a German automaker in Altenburg. It is a mid-engined, rear wheel drive two-seater constructed on a tubular chromoly frame, with fiberglass or optional carbon fiber body panels. There are 3 engine types available with the race version rated at 789.06 bhp. The production of the Apollo started in October 2005 with a starting price of $400,000 USD.

 

7. Koenigsegg Agera R: 275 mph+, 0-60 in 2.9 seconds

This Sweden-made mid-engine supercar is powered by 5.0L V8 engine with 1,115 horsepower and 885 pound-feet of torque at 4,1000 rpm. Koennigsegg is known to make some of the fastest supercars in the world. This car made its debut in March of 2011 at the Geneva Motor Show.

The car’s power is funneled through a seven speed dual-clutch transmission with paddle –shifters and an electronic differential. It uses a unique carbon monocoque chassis which has a stuffiness of 65.000 Nm/deg and weighs 70 kg.

It is truly made to be functional with no added features except for those added to meet regulations, safety and ergonomics.


8. Saleen S7 Twin-Turbo: 248 mph, 0-60 in 3.2 seconds

This super-fast car is powered by a 100% aluminum V8 engine and is packed with a 750 horsepower. This twin-turbocharged monster went on sale for $585,296 USD in 2005, replacing standard non turbo S7 production. Saleen offers an optional competitive package with a 33% increase in power.

The car is a limited production, hand-made and with high performance. It is most significant on the market for its aluminum and carbon fiber material which makes it weigh less.

 

9.McLaren F1: 240 mph, 0-60 in 3.2 seconds

It is power-driven by powerhouse V12 engine that packs 618 horsepower. It is popular with its trademark doors that resemble bat wings. Up until 1998, when McLaren produced and sold the standard F1 models, they had a price tag of around 970 000 USD. Today the cars can sell for up to nearly twice that of the original price.

 

10. Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 211mph 0-60 in 3.3 seconds

Lamborghini Murcielago LP640

The buyer of a super car like Murcielago can  really enjoy the Lamborghini V12 engine, a six-speed manual or if they desire, a six-speed sequential automatic transmission. The aerodynamics of this car is improved not only by the rear spoiler that can be raised to an angle of 70 degrees, but also by the side mirrors that fold in when needed.

The LP640 model of Murcielago’s starting price is $350 000, which higher than the original that could be found for the price tag of $273,000. But the differences between them are not just in the price, because the Murcielago LP640 can reach 60 mph in just 3.3 s, which is .5 sec faster that the original, telling us that the LP640 has a bigger power: 471 kW (640 bhp) at 8000 rpm compared with 433 kW (580 bhp) at 7500 rpm of the first Murcielago.

The Murcielago is definitely a powerful super car that got its deserving name from the bull that survived 24 sword strokes in an 1879 fight at the arena of Cordoba and his life was spared by the matador giving him a rare honor.

Article Written by Alex Noudelman

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