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Top 10 Fastest Cars of 2011

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Since the beginning of car industry there is a constant and ongoing battle of manufacturers to built fastest car. They are pushing technology to the limits. Here are the top 10 fastest magnificent beasts (measured by tested top speed, theoretical speeds do not count). We are talking about product models that you can find on the market, not concept cars.

10. Pagani Zonda Cinque Roadster

This is probably the world’s most exclusive hand-made supercar, with the typical Italian exotics. This is Roadster version of the Zonda Cinque, limited production of five pieces. Instead of a missing roof there is carbon-titanium chassis specially redesigned for this model. Fully adjustable suspension setup and newly developed sequential gearbox will give you ultimate performance and perfect drivability.

Technical Specifications:

  • Top Speed: 217 mph (349 km/h), 0-60 (0-100 km/h) in 3.4 secs
  • Mercedes Benz AMG engine
  • Power: 678 hp
  • Maximum Seating: 2 people
  • Transmission: 6-Speed Cima Robotized
  • Dry weight: 2,668 pounds  (1,210 kg)
  • Base Price: $1,850,000.00 (Euro 1.3 million)

 

9. Lamborghini Aventador

This Aventador is an example of automotive brilliance. Proper Lamborghini, under the skin it’s all carbon fiber, lighter than the previous generations, brand new engine. It takes four years to get this car from clean sheets, that is why it feels so different to other Lamborghinis. There is nothing this car shares with an older model. Brilliant balance and brilliant handling with all 700 horse power.

Technical Specifications:

  • Top Speed: 217 mph (349 km/h) 0-60 in 2.9 secs
  • Engine: 6.5L V12
  • Power: 700 hp
  • Maximum Seating: 2 people
  • Transmission: 7-Speed Automatic-Manual
  • Dry weight: 3,472 pounds (1,575 kg)
  • Est. Price: $379,700.00

 

8. Noble M600

Absolutely brutal British super car. The fastest British car since the legendary McLaren F1. Underneath the body, the chassis is not made of carbon fiber but stainless steel. Noble uses the design elements from its competitors as inspiration to design a car that looks stunning. Although it doesn’t have air bags, ABS, Noble M600 is mind-blowingly fast. It really does ride beautifully.

Technical Specifications:

  • Top Speed: 225 mph (362 km/h) 0-60 in 3.7 secs
  • Engine: Yamaha 4.4-liter Twin Turbo V8
  • Power: 650 hp
  • Maximum Seating: 2 people
  • Transmission: Graziano 6-Speed Manual
  • Dry weight: 2,810 pounds (1,275 kg)
  • Base Price: $324,680.00 (£200,000)

 

7.  Gumpert Apollo

You probably never heard of it, but Gumpert Apollo really represents a dream car. Roland Gumpert after quitting his job as the director of Audi Sport, had a dream, and that dream after ten years came true in a form of Gumpert Apollo. Steel frame and a chrome molybdenum alloy are under carbon fiber body. If you want to park supercar in front of casinos In Monte Carlo with pride, this beauty should do the trick.

Technical Specifications:

  • Top Speed: 225 mph (362 km/h) 0-60 in 3.0 secs
  • Engine:          Engine: 4.2-liter bi-turbo V8
  • Power: 700 HP
  • Maximum Seating: 2 people
  • Transmission: 6-Speed Automatic-Manual
  • Dry weight: 2,600 pounds (1,200 kg)
  • Base Price: $238,00.00

 

6. McLaren F1

If Ralph Lauren is a proud owner of two cars of McLaren 1 you don’t really have to question its beauty and exotics. You have to love this car for what it represents, for its history, for its aura. Due to its untamed character, the testers are not pleased with handling, lack of power assistance and the breaking which requires a very strong push.

Technical Specifications:

  • Top Speed: 240 mph (386 km/h) 0-60 in 3.2 secs
  • Engine: V12 Mid Engine RWD
  • Power: 627 HP
  • Maximum Seating: 2 people
  • Transmission: 6-Speed Manual
  • Dry weight: 2,341 pounds (1,062 kg)
  • Base Price: $970,000.00

 

5. Koenigsegg CCX

At number five we have Koenigsegg CCX, masterpiece and brutal, beauty and the beast at the same time. Designer Sven-Harry Åkesson did a marvelous job. It is very light car. The whole car is made of carbon fiber and it has an aerodynamics like a fish. In a moment when you sit in this supercar you become addicted to it. Who needs nicotine?

Technical Specifications:

  • Top speed: 245 mph (395 km/h) 0-60 in 3.2 secs
  • Engine:          32-valve DOHC V8
  • Power: 795 HP
  • Maximum Seating: 2 people
  • Transmission: 6-Speed Manual
  • Dry weight: 2,822 pounds (1,280 kg)
  • Base Price: $540,000.00

 

4.  Saleen S7 Twin-Turbo

This Americas supercar settles in fourth position of our list. This car is all about outrageous power. When you look at the car, you can say that the wind shaped its exterior. That is why it has a perfect aerodynamics. This high performance vehicle came in limited edition and it’s hand built. If you love fast cars, you’ll want to experience Saleen S7 Twin-Turbo.

  • Top Speed: 248 mph (399 km/h),0-60 in 2.8 secs
  • Engine: Twin Turbo V8
  • Power: 750 HP
  • Maximum Seating: 3 people
  • Transmission: 6-Speed Manual
  • Dry weight: 2,750 pounds (1,247 kg)
  • Base Price: $555,000.00

 

3. SSC Ultimate Aero

From the Company Shelby Super Cars (SSC) arrives ultimate car – SSC Ultimate Aero. This supercar is blink-and-you’ll-miss-it fast. Jerod Shelby essentially designed this brute horsepower American supercar. The Ultimate Aero is a direct competitor to Lamborghini, Ferrari and Bugatti. What separates SSC Ultimate Aero from direct competitors is price. It is much cheaper, but nevertheless is one of the expensive cars in the world.

  • Top Speed: 257 mph (414 km/h), 0-60 in 2.7 secs
  • Engine: SSC Designed V8
  • Power: 787 HP
  • Maximum Seating: 2 people
  • Transmission: 6-Speed Manual
  • Dry weight: 2,800 pounds (1,270 kg)
  • Base Price: $970,000.00

 

2. Koenigsegg Agera R

The runner up on our list is Swedish stunner Koenigsegg Agera R. First of many cool things in this supercar is extra light carbon fiber wheel. Second, the roof is completely removable. This million-plus model has luxury and comfort interior that looks like cockpit of a fighter jet.  Philosophy of its design is truly minimalistic, meaning that Koenigsegg Agera R uses only features that serve a functional purpose.

  • Top Speed: 260 mph (418 km/h), 0-60 in 2.7 secs
  • Engine: 5.0 liter Twin Turbo V8
  • Power: 1,100 HP
  • Maximum Seating: 2 people
  • Transmission: 7-Speed Dual clutch
  • Dry weight: 2,844 pounds (1,290 kg)
  • Base Price: $1,600,000.00

 

Fasten your seat belts!

1. Bugatti Veyron Super Sport

Step aside Lamborghini, nice try Koenigsegg Agera R, move over McLaren F1. Our champion is Bugatti Veyron Super Sport. This absolutely insane fast, road burning car is pretty easy to drive. It has flat, recognizable silhouette and every single detail of this car is simply unmistakable and gives the best performance.  The interior is exquisite, cockpit is very clean, elegant and simple. This is the fastest supercar in the world and also the most expensive. Everyone wants to take the supremacy out of Bugatti, but probably every car journalist will agree that nothing will beat Bugatti in the next decade.

  • Top Speed: 268 mph (431 km/h), 0-60 in 2.4 secs
  • Engine: 6.2-liter LS9 V8 Twin Turbo
  • Power: 1,200 HP
  • Maximum Seating: 2 people
  • Transmission: Ricardo 6-Speed Manual
  • Dry weight: 4,162 pounds (1,888 kg)
  • Base Price: $2,400,000.00.

 

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