With a top speed of 295 mph, the SSC Tuatara is the fastest road-legal car in America, as well as the fastest production car in the world. It leads the 2013 #2 Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 by 0.1 seconds and the 2013 #3 Rimac Concept One by 0.2 seconds. With a top speed of 211 mph, the Dodge Demon is the fastest American muscle car, updated at 1 p.m. EDT with the release of Bugatti`s claim that it set the record for the “fastest convertible production sports car.” 6th (unbound) Bentley Continental GT SpeedMaximum speed: 205 mph Engine: 616hp 6.0L W 12 (Twin Turboladd)MSRP: $234,000 For nearly a century, Bentley has produced high-performance luxury cars. The 2013 Continental GT Speed continues this tradition by reaching 205 miles per hour. “Ninety years ago, Bentley was more focused on performance than luxury,” Brauer said. “The company returned to its roots, winning Le Mans again in 2003 and entering the 200-mile-per-hour club with the latest Continental GT Speed.” “We know right away what our car is,” Hennessey told Wired. “We`re getting rid of about 90 percent [of the donor`s car]. But it`s completely legal on the street.
He will pass a smog test. It will meet the [legal requirements of the street]. Since the dawn of the automobile, certain groups of people have always desired the need for speed. Automakers have developed faster vehicles every year, always pushing the boundaries of current technologies and physics. While those looking for the fastest cars in the world usually have to head to a race track, there are outstanding examples of speed available to the average buyer that are legal everywhere on the roads. Let`s take a look at the top 5 fastest cars in the world and find out how fast you can go. With a time of 1.98 seconds, the Tesla Model S Plaid is the fastest American car from 0 to 60 mph. Hennessey® plans to build only a total of 29 Venom GTs, with a third of production already sold. This makes the Venom GT® not only the fastest accelerating hypercar in the world, but also one of the most exclusive. The Venom GT® costs $1.2 million plus shipping and no options. Each vehicle is custom-made to order and takes six months to complete. We can`t talk about the fastest American cars and not talk about muscle cars now, can we? In fact, before all those mid-engined American exotics appeared, purebred American muscle cars were not only the fastest cars in the United States, but also some of the fastest in the world.
Let`s talk about the demon. The name Demon itself dates back to the early `70s when it was used on the Dodge Dart. Today`s SRT Demon is essentially a drag racer for the road. This is the most extreme Dodge Challenger money can buy today. Under the hood is a supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI that releases 840 ponies. With the right settings, the daemon is able to reach 0-60 in 2.1 seconds at 211 mph, and did I mention that this thing takes air when starting? From the factory, Dodge offers the so-called demon box. It includes everything you need to crush the competition on your local drag track. This car measures about 1/4 mile, and it`s no surprise that it comes with barely legal drag slicks designed specifically for the Demon. However, with a time of 9.65 1/4 mile, the Demon can`t really participate in NHRA drag racing, as any car with a time of less than 10 seconds requires a roll bar. While most people might automatically assume that some of the fastest cars ever made came from Europe or Japan, that`s simply not the case because you`ve developed some pretty serious speed machines here in America. This list consists of cars from traditional car manufacturers and shop makers that produce only a handful of super-exotics per year. Even better, Bugatti claimed today that it has set a new speed record, this time for the “fastest production convertible sports car”.
Chinese racing driver Anthony Liu reached a top speed of 254.04mph in a Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse on the VW track in Germany, though the company did not specify when. The automaker says the race has been confirmed by the German Agency for Technical Documentation and Certification. Of course, Bugatti will grace the race with a limited edition of eight “World Record Car Edition” models of the Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse and sell them for 1.9 million euros each. This represents $2.4 million at the current exchange rate. “After official measurement by the German Agency for Technical Documentation and Certification. and confirmed by the Guinness Book of World Records in 2010, the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport is the fastest production sports car on the road,” the automaker said in a statement. World record cars and production cars are technically identical. Customers have the opportunity to drive their Super Sport at regular Bugatti events without a speed limiter above 415 km/h.” “While a Veyron Super Sport was travelling at 267.8 miles per hour, Bugatti is limiting its production vehicles to 258 miles per hour,” the company said in a statement.
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