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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Fastest Car in the World - Autos

Have you ever wondered what the fastest car in the world is? Of course you need to determine if you are looking for the fastest overall car in the world or the fastest street legal car in the world. Here is some information about the fastest cars in the world that can be legally driven in most places.

Currently the crown goes to the SSC Ultimate Aero. It has a top speed of 257 miles per hour, but costs over $650,000. Second place belongs to the car that used to hold the crown, the Bugatti Veyron. The Bugatti Veyron has a top speed of 253 miles per hour but costs almost three times as much as the SSC Ultimate Aero. The Bugatti is priced at 1.7 million. Third on the list is the Saleen S7 Twin Turbo, which sells for over $550,000 and clocks in with a top speed or 248 miles per hour. Finishing in a close fourth place at 245 miles per hour is the Koenigsegg CCX. Rounding out the top five fastest cars in the world is the McLaren F1. It tops out at 240 miles per hour with a price tag of just under one million dollars.

The bottom five of the top ten includes cars that I had actually heard of before writing this article. At number six is a Ferrari Enzo prices at over $650,000 with a top speed of 217 miles per hour. The Jaguar XJ220 is seventh, also at 217 miles per hour and it has a base price of $650,000. Number eight on the list with a top speed of 215 miles per hour is the Pagani Zonda F. It has a Mercedes Benz M180 V12 motor, which speaks highly for Mercedes Benz's' craftsmanship. Suprisingly to me, the first Lamborghini on the list doesn't show up until number nine. The Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 has a base price under $500,000 and a top speed of 211 miles per hour. Rounding out the top ten at this time is the Porsche Carrera GT priced at just under $450,000 and running up to 205 miles per hour.

While it is fun to fantasize about speeding around town in one of these monsters topping 200 miles per hour, the sad fact is most of us won't ever pony up the money to own one. They are also impractical in many ways because where can you actually drive them close to their top speed without being in danger of getting killed, or at least arrested?

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