Fast cars, who does not dream? It will usually remain in dreams because the really fast sports cars are rare and reserved for top footballers, movie stars and other millionaires. What are the ten fastest cars of the moment?
10. Gumpert Apollo
Roland Gumpert is head of sales and marketing for Audi-Volkswagen in China. Upon returning in Germany, he launched the idea of a new kind of sports car, which you can only drive on the road but at the same time ready to race. Together with designer Roland Mayer, he worked under the name Gumpert Sportwagenmanufaktur GmbH at Gumpter Apollo. In 2005 the car went into production, also in a hybrid version. With 650 hp, the Apollo can accelerate 360 km / h.
9. Noble M600
One of the reasons why fast cars are so expensive is that they are almost always handmade. Like the M600 of the British automotive company Noble Automotive. The M600 engine is a Volvo B8444S V8, which can also be found in the Volvo XC90 and S80. Of course, a number of things have been added, such as a double-variable turbo and an electronic fuel injection. The estimated top speed is 362 km / h.The Noble M600 has a price tag of approximately 377,000 euros.
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8. Zenvo ST1
Denmark is not really known as a car country. Yet, one of the fastest cars from the moment, the Zenvo ST1. The ST1 is only the first model of the factory and is handmade by a small team in Denmark. The production of the ST1 began in 2009 and since then only a limited number has been made. That dedication translates to a price of 660,000 euros. With a turbo and supercharger the 6.8L V8 engine must be able to reach 386 km / h. Unfortunately, the Zenvo has hit the news a few times after the ST1 flame.
7. McLaren F1
The McLaren F1 is often seen as one of the highlights of car history. In total, between 1992 and 1999, 106 were built in England. The F1 was designed for road use but was also successful as a race car in a modified version, for example when it won Le Mans 24 hours in 1995. The F1 is very light and built with all kinds of high quality materials like titanium, gold and kevlar. About the top speed of McLaren F1, there is still disagreement because, according to some insiders, the 7th speed car is even faster than the 391km / h driven by Andy Wallace in 1998 on Volkswagen test track.
6. Koenigsegg CCX
The Swedish Koenigsegg (named after the founder Christian von Koenigsegg) is a fairly young car brand that was founded in 1994. The goal was to create a sports car with the CCX (Competition Coupe X) that meets all safety and environmental requirements in the world. As a result, the CCX could access the lucrative US market. Koenigsegg’s pride is the aluminum engine that is assembled in its own Ängelholm factory. The CCX can reach a maximum speed of 396 km / h, although it is said that the CCXR Trivita (limited edition) can exceed 400 km / h. Few will be able to test because the Trivita is one of the most expensive cars in the world at a price of 3,400,000 euros.
5. Saleen S7 Twin
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Saleen is an American car company specializing in the handmade production of sports cars. Initially, Saleens in England was made by Ray Mallock Ltd, now the factory is in California. In 2005, the S7 model was expanded into a so-called twin turbo with a capacity of 750 hp possible. For a race version, Saleen can even raise it up to 1000 hp. The regular S7 Twin allows you to reach a maximum speed of 399 km / h. The S7 Twin was made between 2005 and 2009.
4. SSC Ultimate Aero TT
Shelby Super Cars is an American car company that drives road cars. Since 2000, Jerod Shelby has been working on the design and production of the SCC Ultimate Aero TT that had to fight with the fastest car in the world at the time, the Bugatti Veyron. That ended on September 13, 2007 with the first version of the Aero that reached a top speed of 413 km / h. That record hit Aero, but the Ultimate Aero TT version is faster than the original and reaches 418 km / h. This sports car is still made with a base price of approximately 488,000 euros.
3. Koenigsegg Agera R
What should you do when you have designed one of the most beautiful cars of all time as a car designer? Christian von Koeningsegg was facing a big challenge: follow the Koeningsegg CCX with style and speed. It would eventually become the Agera (Swedish for acting). The Agera is made of all kinds of super light materials as carbon fiber, aluminum and cerval. In 2011, the Agera R was presented, including specially developed Michellin tires. Later that year, the Agera R broke up six tracks on its own test circuit in Ängelholm, including raising 0 to 300 km / h in 14.53 seconds. The Agera R has a theoretical top speed of 439 km / h (the version after 2013 even 443 km / h) but a maximum around 420 km / h is currently more realistic.
2. Hennessey Venom GT
Hennessey Performance Engineering is an American company dedicated to modifying sports cars. They do this for a number of automotive brands like Porsche, Ferrari and Lotus. For example, the own Hennessey Venom GT is a heavily modified Lotus Exige. On January 21, 2013, the Venom GT broke the world record for the fastest production car with an acceleration of 0 to 300 km / h in 13.63 seconds. One year later, a Venom GT at the Kennedy Space Center landing area reached a top speed of 435 km / h!
1. Bugatti Chiron
Bugatti is a traditional French car manufacturer that designs luxury cars. The company has been part of the Volkswagen group for years. For a long time, the Bugatti Veyron was the model sports car that had to be measured by other brands. At one point, Veyron’s speed was matched and one began to work on a successor that would bite the competition again. In March 2016 the Chiron was presented. Like its predecessor, the Chiron has an 8-liter engine with four turbocharges (two with electronic drive) giving an incredible power of 1479 hp. The Chiron appears in a limited edition of 500 copies and will cost 2,400,000 euros. In theory, it will be the fastest production car of all time with a top speed of 463 km / h.But whoever thinks that it’s possible to get on the highway will be somewhat disappointed, Bugatti has put an electronic limit of 420 km / h as a safety measure. That’s also a little more economical, because at the top speed the 100 liter fuel tank would be empty within 8 minutes
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