Monday, November 21, 2011

Top 10 Fastest Cars of 2011

From the invention of its first kind in the 1700s, cars have definitely travelled a long way. Through the course of history and technology, it has undergone major development and improvements; from its bulkier look in the past, it has transformed itself into a slicker and a more modern look, thanks to the constant invention, reinvention and innovation of car manufacturers in the world.

In the helm of modern technology, manufacturers have now produced cars that have speed that would blow up speedometers. Unimaginably fast and extraordinarily furious, these cars have made it to the list of the ten fastest cars in the world today.

10. Lamborghini Aventador (217 miles per hour, 0-60 in 2.9 secs)

Closing this list is Lamborghini Aventador. It is the new flagship model in the Lamborghini line-up starting 2011. This car is extreme in every possible way: from its design to its performance. The name Aventador is derived from the trophy winning bull in the world of Spanish bullfighting.

9. Noble M600 (223 miles per hour, 0-60 in 3.7 secs)

Noble 600 is one of the newest cars produced by Noble. With a simple and trendy design that deviates from the futuristic looks of super cars, Noble 600 debuted in June 2011. It has a laminated carbon body and generally receives positive reviews from car enthusiasts and users all over the world.

8. Gumpert Apollo (224 miles per hour, 0-60 in 3.0 secs)

In seventh place, the Gumpert Apollo is a sports car produced by Gumpert Sportwagenmanufaktur GmbH. One of the most elegant and unique looking vehicles in the planet, the Gumpert Apollo has the ability to recharge its battery under braking.

7. McLaren F1 ( 240 miles per hour, 0-60 in 3.2 secs)

One of the fastest cars in the 20th century, McLaren F1 once held the record for being the fastest car in the world in 1998. It remains to be the naturally aspirated production car of the world as all of the superior top speed machines used forced induction to reach their top speeds.

6. Koenigsegg CCX (245 miles per hour, 0-60 in 3.2 secs)

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Hailed by Forbes Magazine as one of the most beautiful cars in the world, Koenigsegg CCX is also one of the fastest. CCX means Competition Coupé X; X meaning the tenth year of the completion and test drive of the first CC car in 1996.

5. Saleen S7 Twin-Turbo (248 miles per hour, 0-60 in 2.8 secs)

Saleen S7 Twin Turbo is an updated version of the original S7. Developed in 2005, it went on sale for $555,000. It has a powerful twin-turbo system that boosted engine power up to 750 horsepower.

4. SSC Ultimate Aero (257 miles per hour, 0-60 in 2.7 secs)

Previously holding the record as the world’s fastest car for three years, the SSC Ultimate Aero is a brainchild supercar of Jerod Shelby. It is priced at $654,400.Shelby Super Cars (SSC) estimates that the newer model of the Ultimate Aero which is the Ultimate Aero TT is capable of a top speed of over 300 mph (480 km/hr).

3. Koenigsegg Agera R (260 miles per hour, 0-60 in 2.9 secs)

From Swedish manufacturer Koenigsegg, Koenigsegg Agera R runs on bio-fuel rather than petrol. Making its debut in the March 2011 Geneva Motor Show, its value is at $1.6 million. During the test sessions in Angelholm, the Agera R has broke six world land speed records but the Guinness Book of World Records is yet to confirm the results.

2. Hennessey Venom GT (260 miles per hour, 0-60 in 2.5 secs)

Revealed in March 2010, the Hennessey Venom GT is manufactured by Hennessey Performance Engineering. It claimed that the car can achieved a top speed of 275 mph (440 km/hr) which is yet to be confirmed. The car is priced at $950,000.

1. Bugatti Veyron Super Sport ( 267 miles per hour, 0-60 in 2.4 secs)

Faster than a bullet train, the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport is the world’s fastest car. Designed and developed by German car manufacturer, Volkswagen Group, the car is priced at $2.4 million. Jeremy Clarkson, host and presenter of motoring show Top Gear, declared Veyron, “the greatest car ever made and the greatest car we will ever see in our lifetime.”

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