Fasten your seat belts, and maybe even put on a helmet, because you are about to experience the ride of
The infamous Porsche Carrera GT with a top speed of 208 mph and over 600 horsepower with a V10 engine did not even come close to making the list of top 10 fastest cars. Imagine the beastly powers and speed the revved engines contain those that made the list. All strapped in? Here we go!
10. Ferrari Enzo
When we think of fast cars, the Italian-made Ferrari comes to mind. Fast and ferocious at 217 mph, the Ferrari Enzo is at the bottom of the 10 fastest cars in the world. Don’t let being at the bottom fool you though. This monster packs a punch. The rear-mid mounted V 12 engine packs 660 hp. For those who love the thrill of shifting the gears, the Enzo’s semi-automatic 6-speed gearshift is directly attached to the engine to reduce shifting time.
9. Ferrari LaFerrari
Coming in at number 9 of the 10 world’s fastest cars is this sleek and redesigned powerhouse. Zero to 62 in 60 seconds, more like in less than 3 seconds. The top speed of 217 mph is powered by a 6.3 Liter V 12 engine with 789 bhp, which works along with another electric motor of 161 bhp. Flexible rear, front diffusers, and an active spoiler enhances the aerodynamic design which of course enables the speed. These new elements to the Ferrari LaFerrari were created to contend with its rival, The McLaren P1, which leads us to number 8 of the 10 fastest cars in the world.
8. McLaren P1
At first glance of this elegant machine, the Batmobile comes to mind. This beastly beauty boasts 908 hp and a V8 petrol engine, will quickly chase down and neutralize any criminal with a top speed of 217 mph. Slowing down from this speed may seem wearing on the brakes, but not so. The Mclaren uses carbon-silica brakes which is one of the toughest materials in the world. These brakes will not rear down anytime soon.
7. Jaguar XJ 220
Jaguars fondly known as Jags, are known to most as luxury cars. The British who lead the world in practically everything, would not be left behind in the race for the fastest car. Jaguar XJ 220 achieved just that in 1992. It’s the fastest speed clocked in at 217 mph.
6. Aston Martin One-77
Speeding? Look in your rear view mirror and this police car will be on your bumper like white on rice, with a top speed of 220 mph, V 12 engine, and 750hp. Yes, my dear honey child, Ashton Martin One-77s are used as police cars in you guessed it, Dubai. With the affluence of this Middle Eastern Nation, they can afford this luxury. These cars are rare with only 77 made and expensive, costing a whopping 1.4 million USD.
5. Mclaren F1
Beating out its brother car the Mclaren P1, the Mclaren F1 top speed is 241 mph. Its unique design of a center driver’s seat and passenger seating on each side is one with which to reckon. With a profound 627 bhp, it is powered by a V 12 BMW engine.
4. Koenigsegg CCR
Sweden is known as a great country for skiing in the Alps, why not for the world’s fastest car? Beating out the previous 6 of the 10 fastest cars, this sleek design lives up to its name. The Koenigsegg CCR’s aerodynamic design, as the slogan goes for IKEA…Swedish for common sense…is just that. Sensible! The design helps to enhance the top speed of 242 mph with 806 bhp.
3. SSC Ultimate Aero
Talk about love at first sight, you would think that SSC stands for Super Sensuous Car. It actually means Shelby Super Cars. And super it is. The dynamics are Ultimately Aero. If in a bind, someone could easily lift this car with a burst of adrenaline. The car can also be raised up 4 inches by the driver to avoid debris in the road. You can blast the booming 10 speakers audio system. It also boasts a rear view camera. This car is suitable for Inspector Gadget, not only because of its convenient gadgets but of course for its speed! It’s top speed of 260 mph with 1,287 hp would definitely mess up your hair.
2. Bugatti Veyron Super Sport
I woke up in a new Bugatti…I woke up in a new Bugatti…. Is something many dream of. Most people probably would not want to sleep in a Bugatti, but then again maybe they would. The interior is made up of special leather from Scottish bulls which are least likely to have blemishes. And, of course, most people would love to drive one, if only for a moment, for it takes a few moments to reach its top speed of 268 mph. Blink 5 times (2.8 seconds) and you are at 60 mph. You would believe it would take a while for this ferocious beast to come to a halt, but it takes less time to decelerate than to accelerate. Imagine slowing down from such hilarious speeds, the brake system would fry, but not so. Screeching to a halt, the brakes can withstand up to 1800 degrees Celsius. This number 2 fastest car is so luxurious that it takes 150 hours, almost a week, to build all 10 of its radiators. It needs it to cool down its 1,200 HP.
The Bugatti is so smartly designed. It only has 3 compartments held together by 14 bolts. Not only is it fast and ferocious, but expensive to maintain. To have replacement tires, which are like no other cars, be prepared to dish out $70,000 to have it shipped from France!
1. Hennessey Venom GT
So you want a fast car, a car fast enough that you can fly away? Well, the Hennessey Venom GT is rightly named. Its venomous speed, hissed past its long-time rival, the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, to numero uno of the 10 fastest cars in the world. It has a whopping speed of 270 mph with 1,451 hp, including the redesigned increase of 207 hp. In 2.4 seconds, it speeds to 60 mph. Talk bout whiplash. Now this is the car needed to fly away, I hope your seat belts are fastened, snug and secure.