The Highest Speed Cars in the world
The Highest Speed Cars in the world.
1. Vector Avtech WX8 Hypercar
TheVector WX8is a sports car prototype released under development atVector Motors. It was first shown officially to the public in 2007 revealing the development and the companys ambitious intentions of creating a next generation sportscar successor to their previous models. Vector claims the WX8 may achieve a top speed of 270mph (430km/h) and a zeroto60mph time as low as 2.3 seconds for the version of the car equipped with a 10litreturbochargedengine. This engine is described variously on the companys website as being capable of 1800+ HP, 1850+ HP, and over 1250 horsepower.
As of early 2014 Vector has reported little activity in regards to the WX8 project, although they have made no indications as to the WX8 being scrapped or shelved.
2. Hennessey Venom GT Spyder
The Hennessey Venom GT is an American sports car manufactured by Texasbased Hennessey Performance Engineering.It was revealed on March 29, 2010.
On January 21, 2013, the Venom GT set a Guinness World Record for the fastest production car from 0?300 kilometres per hour (0-186 mph) with an average acceleration time of 13.63 seconds.In addition, the car set an unofficial record for 0?200 mph (0?322 km/h) acceleration at 14.51 seconds, beating the Koenigsegg Agera Rs time of 17.68 seconds, making it the unofficial fastest accelerating car in the world.
On April 3, 2013, the Hennessy Venom GT crested 265.7 mph (427.6 km/h) over the course of 2 miles (3.2 km) during testing at United States Naval Air Station Lemoore in Lemoore, California. Hennessey used two VBOX 3i data logging systems to document the run and had VBOX officials on hand to certify the numbers.
On February 14, 2014, on the Kennedy Space Centers 3.22mile shuttle landing strip in Florida, the Hennessey team recorded a top speed of 270.49 mph (435.31 km/h) with Director of Miller Motorsport Park, Brian Smith, at the wheel.As the run was in a single direction, and only 16 cars have been sold to date , it does not qualify as the worlds fastest production car in the Guinness Book of Records.
3. Bugatti Veyron 16 point 4 Super Sport
The Bugatti Veyron EB 16.4 is a midengined supercar, designed and developed by the Volkswagen Group and manufactured in Molsheim, France, by Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S.
The original version had a top speed of 407.12 km/h (252.97 mph). It was named Car of the Decade (2000?2009) by the BBC television programme Top Gear. The standard Bugatti Veyron also won Top Gears Best Car Driven All Year award in 2005.
The current Super Sport version of the Veyron is recognized by Guinness World Records as the fastest streetlegal production car in the world, with a top speed of 431.072 km/h (267.856 mph), and the roadster Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse version is the fastest roadster in the world, reaching an averaged top speed of 408.84 km/h (254.04 mph) in a test on 6 April 2013.
The Veyrons chief designer was Hartmut Warkuss, and the exterior was designed by Jozef Kaba? of Volkswagen, with much of the engineering work being conducted under the guidance of engineering chief Wolfgang Schreiber.
4. SSC Ultimate Aero TT
The SSC Ultimate Aero is an Americanbuilt midengine sports car by SSC North America . The higherperformance limitedproduction version had formerly been listed in Guinness World Records as the fastest production car in the world. The record is currently held by Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, since 2010 when it reached the speed of 431.072 km/h. In April 2013 the record briefly reverted to the SSC Ultimate Aero during an investigation by Guinness World Records. The SSC Ultimate Aero does not have electronic aids such as ABS brakes or traction control, as according to Jerod Shelby, Early design philosophy on the car was to make it a drivers car. I wanted a car that you not only throttled with your right foot but at times you could steer with your right foot.
The Aero and the Shelby SuperCars company are the brainchildren of Jerod Shelby (no relation to late racing driver and sportscar builder Carroll Shelby), who started out building exotic replicars including a Fierobased Ferrari F355 replica and a Lamborghini Diablo replica based on a spaceframe which later was used in the Ultimate Aero prototype. Shelby later moved from building replicas to designing his first supercar and after seven years it finally began to take shape. Both the basic Aero model and the Ultimate Aero are no longer in production.
5. SSC Tuatara
The SSC Tuatara is a future supercar to be produced by SSC North America.According to the manufacturer, the Tuatara will use an SSC designed billet aluminum twincharged 6.9Litre V8 engine block that will redline at 9,200 rpm and deliver 1,350 hp (1,007 kW) and 1,280 lb
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