The founder of the auto company Lotus once said that races are won by cornering. Indeed, his cars on the line were not the fastest and nevertheless won. But hypercar makers continue to compete with each other. Your attention is the five high-speed masterpieces of recent years.
SSC Ultimate Aero TT – 421 km/h
Quotes about cars speed: about $ 1,000,000
Powerful American sports car, equipped with a 6.4 liter V8 engine. This “stallion” is capable of producing 1305 hp.power. The car easily accelerates to 100 km/h in just 2.8 seconds, to 200 km/h in 6.3 seconds, and up to 30 in 13 seconds. The model with basic modification was produced in the amount of 25 copies.
Hennessey Venom GT Spyder – 427 km/h
Quotes about driving fast cars: about $ 1,200,000
Model based on Lotus Elise with V8 American-made 7L engine. An impressive 1,451 hp Acceleration to 100 km/h in 2.5 s, to 300 in 13.5 s. During the production process (from 2011 to 2017), 11 cars were created.
Bugatti Veyron Super Sport – 431 km/h
Quotes about going fast cars: 2 600 000 $
The legendary sports car, one of the first serials of its kind, equipped with an engine over 1000 hp. The powerful 8-liter W12 engine, comparable to 1200 horsepower, allows the car to accelerate to a hundred in 2.5 seconds, to 200 in almost 7, to 300 in 14.7-17.7 seconds.
Interesting fact. The speed record set by the sports car was contested by Hennessey. The problem was that in the stock the car was equipped with a speed limiter, but it was disabled during the test. The Guinness Book of Records temporarily deprived Bugatti of the title won, but later canceled the decision.
Bugatti Chiron – 443 km/h
Price: 2 900 000 $
This is the direct successor to the Veyron, which was launched in 2016. Equipped with a similar 8-liter engine (W12), but more powerful – as much as 1500 hp. The Bugatti Chiron reaches 100 km/h in 2.4 seconds, 200 in 6.1 seconds, 300 in 13.1 seconds. Despite the specified speed maximum, it is impossible for car owners to reach it due to, again, the established limiter. This is due to the fact that there are no tires in the world that could withstand such a speed indicator for a long time (according to the manufacturer).
Koenigsegg Agera RS – 458 km/h
Car speed quotes: от 2 000 000 $
The fastest production car on the planet (as of 2019). The speed record was set in 2017. Such an incredible figure is made possible by a balanced combination of excellent aerodynamics, a relatively light construction and a 5-liter V8 engine producing 1360 hp.power. The ideal mass and power is impressive (almost a kilo per “horse”), which is incredible for a serial.
Interesting fact. When setting the record, the car was shod with tires similar to those used by Bugatti and described as unreliable. The Koenigsegg team said the tires were great.