Top 10 fastest classic (serial) cars in history
The kings of the road are the fastest classic muscle cars that conquered professionals and car enthusiasts in their time. Here are the top 10 fastest car models in history.
Max speed: 56 km/h
At the end of the 19th century, fast old school muscle cars gained momentum: Stanley Runabout could easily overtake a horse-drawn carriage. A kind of symbol of the end of an era and the beginning of a new, more progressive one. The model was equipped with a steam engine that was not standard for modern engineers, but was typical for that time.
Max speed: 117 km/h
Originally a racing car (not the fastest in this category), the Mercedes-Simplex was one of the earliest production-type models that managed to become the fastest old muscle cars at a time when the famous Ford was in its infancy.
Austro-Daimler Prince Henry
Max speed: 136 km/h
Another model that was originally developed as a racing vehicle. The engine for this car was created personally by Ferdinand Porsche. Fast and convenient, however, he could not get around his competitor – Daimler.
Duesenberg Model J
Max speed: 191 km/h
The subject of pride of Americans and one of the fastest classic muscle car world of the 30s. Model J was popular not only among the elite, but also among literary heroes, for example, The Great Gatsby.
Jaguar XK 120
Max speed: 202 km/h
In the post-war years, Jaguar developed at a rapid pace. The inline 6-cylinder engine became a real godsend and made the company a worldwide name. And the bodywork embodied in the Jaguar XK 120 has become a classic example of sophistication. It is believed that by removing the windshield, you can reduce the resistance to accelerate the car to 217 km/h.
Aston Martin DB4 GT
Max speed: 246 km/h
The DB4 GT is the ultimate grand tourer: luxury, power and speed. At one time, no one was able to catch up with him on the track. It was the Aston Martin DB4 GT, the first car in the James Bond garage.
Ferrari 365 GTB/4 «Daytona»
Max speed: 280 km/h
At one time, Daytona was considered the embodiment of the classic Ferrari. Needless to say: the V12-cylinder engine provided her with world championship, which was obtained in a battle with the main rival Lamborghini Miura.
Max speed: 386 km/h
Many contemporaries were shocked by the incredible technical characteristics of this “monster” of speed. Almost 400 km/h – there is no time for jokes. McLaren F1 is one of the most awarded models in the world in terms of the number of records. This spacecraft on wheels has long been out of reach.
Hennessey Venom GT
Max speed: 434 km/h
And here it is – the fastest old school muscle car, but, as it is believed, not the most productive, since the series released for sale was too small. Many are already stepping on the heels of the Hennessey Venom GT, but have not yet managed to prove themselves in a sufficient time interval.