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For a car aficionado, the world vrooms by in a mix of diesel fumes, RPM and models and engineering. And if this love is focused on speed alone, then there are so many fabulous machines out there which rely on pinnacles of human achievement. These machines are built for speed. They bring together some mindboggling components and technologies together.
While there are many cars to choose from, when it comes to speed, here is a list that has been compiled keeping in mind a few important factors:
• Recorded speeds.
• Engine performance.
• Engine power and so on.
Of course at the end of the day, it really is about recorded speed and therefore without further ado, here is the list of the top 5 fastest cars in the world today.
In 5th position – McLaren F1
Back in the year 1994, McLaren touched a top speed of 231 mph or 371 km per hour. Interestingly enough, it held this record till the year 2005 before the Koenigsegg CCR took on the mantle. McLaren is characterized by being the fastest street legal production car and of course owning a hugely successful Formula One Team as well.
4th place – Saleen S7 Twin-Turbo
The salient features of this car that place it on this list are:
• Top speed of 250 mph or 402 km per hour.
• A naturally aspirated V8 engine.
• 550 horsepower.
• A twin turbo system that powers the car to 750 horsepower.
The S7 made its presence felt to the world first in the year 2000 at the Monterey Historic Races.
Ranked third is the Koenigsegg CCX
Koenigseggis a company based in Sweden. The Competition Coupé X or CCX finished ten years of existence in the market in the year 2006. A little known fact is that the company has also introduced a CCXR which has an engine that can run on biofuel. The CCXR can also produce 25% more power than the CCX. Going into the technical specs of this car is like entering a world of magic for all automotive buffs.
Almost at the top – 2nd rank – Bugatti Veyron
Produced by Volkswagen, the Bugatti Veyron weighs in with impressive specs:
• An average top speed of almost 254 mph or 408 km per hour.
• One of the most expensive production cars in the world – 1.1 million Euro.
• A 736-kilowatt W16 engine.
• The fastest accelerating and decelerating production car known to man.
Drumroll for the first rank holder – the SSC Ultimate Aero
Shelby Super Cars builds the SSC Aero which is a mid-engine sports car. Its speed? An awesome 257 mph or 413 km per hour. Back in 2007, this car achieved this speed in a test conducted in Washington. Guinness World Records has recorded this speed in the same year as well.
One more car should be mentioned while talking about the fastest cars in the world – the Enzo Ferrari. This beautiful looking 12 cylinder mid-engine car has an aerodynamic carbon fiber body. Its ‘machinery’ consists of traction control and carbon ceramic brake discs.