Often, people do not have those technical characteristics of cars, which are given in their description by the manufacturer. Especially if it’s a supercar or supercar. It is believed that the manufacturer always tries to show inflated characteristics, which is why the real speed of the car must be measured with the help of outside observers.
For this, standard conditions are used, known in advance, which can be compared. Only if the results are consistent with such a procedure, they can be recorded, for example, in the Guinness Book of Records.
Yes, and between automakers is a serious struggle literally every day, the situation can change at any time. As a result, not only the old members of the elite club of the fastest production cars – McLaren, Lamborghini or Bugatti, but also little known to the general public Kenigsegg or Shelby, can get to the rating. There is even an unspoken club of cars that managed to overcome the bar at 250 miles per hour. So, here it is an elite rating.
The first place in it is occupied by SSC Ultimate Aero, which reaches a speed of 412 km / h.
The manufacturer is Shelby SuperCars. The record was set in September 2008. But about this model, as well as about the manufacturing company, very few people heard. The breaded series, of course, will be small – only 25 cars. And the gasoline will have to be purchased only from the manufacturer’s firm – the usual fuel will kill the engine. By the way, in the technical characteristics of the car indicated speed of 438 km / h. The previous record of the same brand was set as follows: on the free highway the car accelerated to 413 km / h, but the return road was passed only at 409 km / h, which resulted in a value of 411.76 km / h. The record holder’s power is amazing – 1287 horsepower! Acceleration of the same machine is more difficult to measure than speed, therefore these figures of the manufacturer should be trusted even less. Itself Shelby SuperCars leads record numbers. So, up to 60 miles per hour, the car accelerates in 2.78 seconds, the usual figure of 100 km / h is submissive in 2.88 seconds. Although the price for such a car is discussed individually, it clearly exceeds a million dollars. The front of the machine is equipped with a hydraulic system, which can lift it by 4 inches in order to overcome the unevenness of the road.
The second place belongs to Bugatti Veyron, which accelerated at the range up to 407 km / h.
The manufacturer declares that the car reaches a speed of 100 km / h in 2.5 seconds. However, this parameter is most likely overestimated. After all, the power of the Bugatti Veyron is only “1001” hp, which is 280 horses less than the leader, although the shown result is better. But it is this supercar that is considered to be the most expensive of the serial cars. Its stated price is about one and a half million dollars. The fuel consumption of the car is simply huge, but this applies to all cars of this kind – 40.4 liters per 100 km in the city, 14.7 liters on the highway and 24.1 liters in a mixed mode. Like the leader of the rating, there are places for only two people. Launched at the Volkswagen branch, the car owes its name to Pierre Veyron, who won the race at Le Mans in 1939 at the Bugatti. The history of appearance began in 1999, when a concept developed by the Italian studio was shown in Tokyo. However, the first models were more luxurious than sporty. In Geneva in 2001, the pre-production model appeared, which managed to change not only the name, but also the appearance with the filling. Despite provoking possibilities, the car can quite move and at a speed of 250 km / h, applying thus power in 270 hp, leaving other possibilities in reserve.
Next is the Swedish Koenigsegg CCX.
This little-known supercar in our country officially reached a speed of 388 km / h. Passport states that acceleration to 100 km / h occurs in 3.2 seconds. The car has a capacity of 806 horsepower, the cost of it is about 700 thousand dollars.Swedish engineers unexpectedly broke into the number of leaders, having managed to prove that high results can be achieved with the help of cheap and economical carbon plastic and the latest technologies. The car is a revised version of its younger brother – CCR. The car was made a little longer, in order to comply with US standards about the rear collision. The engine can run on US fuel with an octane rating of 91, while meeting emission standards. Increased by 5 cm body height made this supercar the most capacious in its class.
Next comes the McLaren F1, which was able to reach a speed of 386 km / h.
He is only slightly behind Koenigsegg CCX. But this record kept for a long time – from 1994 to 2005. The passport says that up to 100 km / h the car accelerates in 3.3 seconds. The power of the “formula” engine is 627 km / h, and its creator is BMW. The legendary supercar costs about a million dollars. In total, about 100 such cars were produced and sold, which for 10 years served as a guide for today’s record-holders. The entire design of the sports car is a complete compromise. Its creator Gordon Murray mercilessly fought for weight loss. As a result, everything that could be done was made of carbon fiber – there are 5,500 pieces of such details! As a result, the weight of the car was 1137 kg, which made the model the lightest of supercars. In the car, however, there is no power steering and brakes, no airbags and ABS, but there is air conditioning and audio system, leather seats and carpets on the floor. Saleen S7 Twin Turbo though is documented by the manufacturer at a maximum of 399 km / h, but these figures were not achieved at the landfills.
Passenger acceleration to 100 km / h – 3.2 seconds, and engine power is 750 hp. It is worth a supercar of course not cheap – 550-600 thousand dollars. The car has a high level of comfort – a high-quality interior is equipped with a climate control system, the windshield is heated, and the multimedia screen displays information from the rear-view camera. Designed the face of the machine American designer Phil Frank.
Jaguar XJ220 in 1995 was able to reach the limit of 349 km / h, since then remaining in the top ten fastest cars.
To accelerate to 100 km / h the car needs 3.6 seconds, and its power is 542 hp. The price for an elite car is relatively small – only 340-400 thousand dollars. And here there was a stylist – the development of the appearance was conducted under the leadership of Kita Khelfta. It is noteworthy that in the supercar the traditional features of the English brand are still traced. True, the car does not provide an electronic security system – the driver himself must control everything. In addition, the cabin is not comfortable enough – people with a height above 175 cm will have to bend their heads. But inside – leather interior and CD-changer and a lot of instruments dials – four of them are located even on the driver’s door. Let Pagani Zonda F and not the fastest car with its indicator at 346 km / h, but this is the fastest convertible.
The speed of 100 km / h is achieved in 3.6 seconds, and the power of 600 hp. At real ranges, the Zonda was able to overtake Ferrari Enzo and Maserati MC12. The pleasure of owning such a car is not cheap – 700-800 thousand dollars. Supercar is produced by the Argentine manufacturer in Italy. His debut took place in 1999, today 25 cars are produced annually. In the development participated the champion Forum-1 Juan-Manuel Fangio. It was in honor of him that the supercar was to be named, but the driver died in 1995. As a result, the name of the special Argentine wind was added to the name of the brand. The first model was introduced in 1999 at the Geneva Motor Show. In 2000 and 2002, the car received an improved engine from AMG.
The product of the legendary Ferrari brand, Ferrari Enzo is in the eighth place.
This car reaches a speed of 340 km / h.Supercar, though not the fastest, but the most beautiful. In addition, independent tests do not confirm the actual maximum speed of the machine, assuming it is within 340-350 km / h. To accelerate to 100 km / h requires no more than 4 seconds, the power of the “Italian stallion” is 660 hp. Despite the high price of 800-900 thousand dollars, it was sold about 400 copies of such a car. The car was originally created in honor of the creator of the Ferrari, being essentially a one hundred percent car of Formula 1, clothed in civilian clothes. The car was born by the collaboration of Ferrari engineers and Pininfarina designers. The door of the car does not just open – it rises at an angle of 45 degrees. The interior is quite strict, but compared to the F-1, this is a real “luxury”. There is an electropackage, climate control, a good audio system. An occasional person can not get a job in a car – after all, the seat is made for a specific customer.
Approximately similar to the Ferrari speed develops and the Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 – 340 km / h.
Up to 100 km / h the car accelerates to 3.8 seconds. Engine power – 640 hp, and there is a supercar 400-500 thousand. The fuel consumption here ranges from 15 to 30 liters per 100 km. The magic of the brand plays a role – many believe that it is Lamborghini and is the fastest car. It is customary to consider this car together with Porsche the most famous supercar. The history of the appearance of the name is connected with bullfighting. In 1879, the bull Murcielago was able to stand against the famous matador Molina, even 24 blows with the sword could not knock the animal down. Admired by the courage of his rival, the matador gave him life. Then the bull was purchased by the breeder, leaving numerous offspring. The design of the model audience first saw in 2001 at the Frankfurt Motor Show. It was the first car from this brand, the design that was not done by the Italians, and the new owners – the firm Audi. The style of Murcielago in the end can be imagined as the development of the design of the famous Diablo.
Porsche Carrera GT a bit slower, reaching “only” 330 km / h.
But for popularity, commercial success and fame, this car should be in the first place, and not close the top ten. Under the hood “settled” 612 horses, and up to 100 km / h the car accelerates faster than 4 seconds. The car became a sensation of the Geneva Motor Show in 2000. The history of the same project began in 1992, when the engine was designed for the Formula-1. The financial difficulties of the company postponed the developments, later was an attempt to attract them for the race “24 Hours of Le Mans”. As a result, we decided to use the engine’s capabilities in the new model. During the years of production in 2004-2006, 1270 copies were produced in Leipzig, the new standards for the safety of cars adopted in the US made their further production pointless.