The top ten fastest cars in the world

Added by Edan Barak on Apr 14, 2015
Top 10 fastest cars

Automotive performance engineering has come a long way from the days of the first petrol-powered automobile - the Präsident, which was manufactured in 1897, Europe and had a top speed of around 30 km/h (19 mph). If you were to tell the folks back then that within a measly 100 years we'd be shooting down the runway at speeds exceeding 400 km/h, they'd probably have stuck you in the looney bin.

Yeah, we know: there's nothing like driving a fast car through an empty highway late at night; just you and the road. Some of us thrive on the adrenaline; others love the bad-ass feeling of being seen driving an expensive sports car. Only a lucky few can boast about having driven one of the cars in today's list, but for the rest of us - we'll have to settle for amazing pictures and a glazed, daydreaming look in our eyes.

The list below is dedicated to the fastest street-legal cars in the world according to Guinness.

10 Weber Sportscars Faster One

Production year: 2008
Acceleration (0-100kmh/62mph): 2.5 s
Top speed: 400 km/h, 248 mph
Price: $2,220,000

The Swiss sportscar Faster One (F1) was built solely to take the world record for fastest street-legal car in the world, but with its top speed of 400 km/h (248mph), it fell short of the mark. The car was designed for speed above all else, foregoing good looks in return for raw power, light-weight, and aerodynamic.

9 Saleen S7 Twin Turbo

Production year: 2006
Acceleration (0-100kmh/62mph): 2.9 s
Top speed: 400 km/h, 248 mph
Price: $850,000

Being an updated version of the original S7, the Saleen S7 Twin Turbo uses the built-in twin-turbochargers that existed on the original version but were not in use. Also, the engine was upgraded to 2 Garrett turbochargers, allowing a maximum horsepower of 750hp.

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