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The 7 Fastest Cars 2014

AmazingShared.com – Many automobile aficionados and enthusiasts dream of driving the fastest car in the world, but only a few are actually able to purchase a high-speed production street-legal vehicle. Even though that auto industry continues to advance on a yearly basis, the list of the fastest street-legal cars rarely budges since producing a car that breaks the record of the current fastest car is not an easy thing to accomplish. Therefore, considering how far the need for speed has come, here is a look at the cars that have set record examples in terms of speed specification.

 

1. Lamborghini Veneno – 221 mph | The 7 Fastest Cars 2014

Lamborghini-Veneno

Lamborghini-Veneno

The ultra fast Veneno was first offered by Lamborghini as a part of their fiftieth anniversary. High quality carbon-fiber was used by Lamborghini, while giving the Veneno an extremely sporty look and style. Lamborghini also gave the Veneno a 750 horsepower generating 6.5 liter V-12 engine that they paired up with a 7 speed automatic transmission. This is why the Veneno speeds up from 0 mph to 62 mph in just 2.8 seconds reaching a 221 mph top speed, and it comes with a $4 million price tag.

Technical Features:

Model years: 2013
Engine: 6.5 L V12 – 750 hp (horsepower)
Transmission: 7-speed semi-automatic transmission
Accelerates: 62mph (100km/h) in 2.8 seconds
Top speed: 221 mph (355.6km/h)
Worth: $4 million

2. McLaren F1 – 243 mph | The 7 Fastest Cars 2014

McLaren-F1

McLaren-F1

McLaren Automotive is the designer and manufacturer of the McLaren F1, which set the record for becoming the fastest production car in the world back in 1998. The F1 is capable of reaching a 231 mph top speed when the rev limiter is enabled and a 243 mph top speed when the rev limiter has been removed. A number of proprietary designs and technologies are featured by the car, including a 6.1 L V12 engine and a 6-speed manual, while its current sale price is approximately $5.58 million.

Technical Features:

Model years: 1992 – 1998
Engine: 6.1 L S70/2 V12 – 795 hp (horsepower)
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Accelerates: 62mph (100km/h) in 3.2 seconds
Top speed: 243 mph (391km/h)
Worth: $5.58 million

 

3. Koenigsegg CCX – 245 mph | The 7 Fastest Cars 2014

Koenigsegg-CCX

Koenigsegg-CCX

The Koenigsegg CCX finds its place right in the middle of the list of world’s current fastest cars. A twin-supercharged V8 engine has been fitted beneath the hood of the CCX that generates 678 lb ft of torque and 806 horsepower. Consequently, the CCX is capable of sprinting from 0 to 62 mph in just 3.2 seconds reaching a 245 mph top speed. Currently, the car is being sold at a price of approximately $5.5 million.

Technical Features:

Model years: 2006 – 2010
Engine: 4.7L & 4.8L V8 (twin s/c gasoline/ethanol) – 795 hp (horsepower)
Transmission: 6-speed manual & automated manual
Accelerates: 62mph (100km/h) in 3.2 seconds
Top speed: 245 mph (394.3km/h)
Worth: $5.5 million

 

4. Saleen S7 TT – 248 mph | The 7 Fastest Cars 2014

Saleen-S7-TT

Saleen-S7-TT

The Saleen S7 TT/Twin-Turbo is definitely a racing monster and is quite a fast car that plenty of speed lovers seem to be fond of. There is an all aluminum Twin-Turbo powertrain under the hood of this car that delivers 750 horsepower, making it possible for the S7 TT to accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in jus 2.8 seconds. The attitude that the Saleen S7 TT is certainly quite distinctive and worth showing, but it comes with approximately cost from $580,000 to $650,000.

Technical Features:

Model years: 2005 – 2009
Engine: Ford 427, 7.0 L naturally aspirated V8 – 750 hp (horsepower)
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Accelerates: 62mph (100km/h) in 2.8 seconds
Top speed: 248 mph (399.1km/h)
Worth: From $580,000

 

5. Bugatti Veyron EB 16.4 – 254.04 mph | The 7 Fastest Cars 2014

Bugatti-Veyron-EB-16.4

Bugatti-Veyron-EB-16.4

Although the Bugatti Veyron EB 16.4 is being manufactured by Bugatti Automobiles, it was actually designed by the Volkswagen Group as a mid-engined sports car. Before the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, the Veyron EB 16.4 was the world’s fastest street-legal production car, with a 253.81 mph top speed. No wonder Top Gear, the popular BBC television programme, dubbed the EB 16.4 the “Car of the Decade.” The Veyron EB 16.4 even reached a top speed of 254.04 mph against the Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse back in 2013, and is currently worth $2.7 million.

Technical Features:

Model years: 2011
Engine: 8.0 L (488 cu in) W16 quad-turbocharged 1,001 PS – 1,200 hp (horsepower)
Transmission: 7-speed DSG sequential
Accelerates: 62mph (100km/h) in 2.8 seconds
Top speed: 254.04 mph (408.8km/h)
Worth: $2.7 million

 

6. Bugatti Veyron Super Sport – 269.86 mph | The 7 Fastest Cars 2014

Bugatti-Veyron-Super-Sport

Bugatti-Veyron-Super-Sport

There is a reason that Bugatti Veyron Super Sport is the end of-the-line, ultimate Bugatti. This 1,200 Hp super car that has a top speed of 269.86 mph is slower than Hennessey Venom GT only 0.63 mph, which is the reason it was the world’s fastest production car until 2014. Just thirty of this ultra-pricey (considering its $3.4 million price), ultra-quick and ultra-rare Bugatti have been built as a send off to one of the world’s most coveted and extreme modern sports car ever built. The Super Sport has bigger intercoolers, four larger turbos, German troll dust, and some engine tuning that give it an additional 199 hp. It can accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in jus 2.4 seconds.

Technical Features:

Model years: July 2010
Engine: 8.0 liter W16 – 1,200 hp (horsepower)
Transmission: 7-speed DSG sequential
Accelerates: 62mph (100km/h) in 2.4 seconds
Top speed: 267.8 mph (430.9km/h)
Worth: $3.4 million

 

7. Hennessey Venom GT – 270.49 mph | The 7 Fastest Cars 2014

Hennessey-Venom-GT

The Hennessey Venom GT is a sports that the Hennessey Performance Engineering, a Texas-based tuning house, first revealed back in 2010. The Venom GT is currently the fastest car in the world after a record of reaching a 270.49 top speed was set this year on February 2014 on the 3.22-mile shuttle landing strip at the Kennedy Space Center. The Venom GT has a Twin Turbocharged 7.0l LSX V8 engine and a Ricardo 6-speed Manual transmission, while its price currently starts from $6 million going up to $10 million.

Technical Features:

Model years: 2012
Engine: 7.0l [427ci] LSX Twin Turbocharged V8 – 1,244 hp (horsepower)
Transmission: Ricardo 6-speed Manual
Accelerates: 62 mph (100km/h) in 2.4 seconds
Top speed: 270.49 (435.3km/h)
Worth: from $6 million going up to $10 million

 

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