The Koenigsegg CCX is made by the Swedish auto manufacturer Koenigsegg. It has been tested to reach 265 mph even though it is not the manufacturer’s fastest car. The CCX is powered by a 806 horsepower V8 engine that is similar to the modular engines found in Ford models.
However, this engine was thoroughly modified to the point that many car enthusiasts consider it a brand new engine. This is because it features a stronger yet lighter aluminum engine block that is heat treated. It is also equipped with two superchargers that have capability to reach a maximum of 17.5 psi.
The outstanding performance numbers of the CCX cannot be denied. It can go from zero to 100 in only 3.2 seconds and from zero to 200 in only 9.8 seconds. This indicates that the car is a force to be reckoned with. Reaching numbers that only the fastest cars in the world can achieve makes this a creation that is manufactured to obtain extreme speed with a price tag of $545,568.
The Saleen S7 is manufactured in the U.S. by Steve Saleen, a specialty car builder. It is certified to reach 248 mph and go from zero to 60 mph in 2.8 seconds. This car is powered by twin turbochargers aside from the already formidable V8 7000cc engine that boosted the horsepower to 750 from a mere 550 in the previous model. However, a number of changes have made it one of the fastest vehicles in the world.
If people look closely, the car has modified front fenders as well as new spoilers and diffusers in order to improve aerodynamics. This ultimately results in a 60 percent increase in the car’s down force along with a 40 percent decrease in drag.
Aside from that, what makes this car unique among its competitors is that it has a mid-engine layout. The S7 has a price tag of $655,000.
Essentially a modified version of the SSC Aero, the Ultimate is powered by a V8 Twin Turbo engine. The displacement has been increased to a maximum of 6.3 liters while the supercharger boost was increased to 14 psi. The outcome was simply unbelievable. It gives the car more than 1100 Newton meters worth of torque and almost 1200 horsepower.
Subsequent modifications such as a new engine block and twin-turbos have allowed the Ultimate Aero’s output to increase even further. Other modifications also result in a 20 percent increase in engine airflow. All of these modifications give this car a maximum speed of 257 MPH, and it can go from zero to 60 in only 2.7 seconds. It also has a price of $654,400.
The fastest road-legal car in the world made its debut in 2010 at the Pebble Beach Concours. This unique offering from Bugatti went into full production towards the end of that year. The Veyron Super Sport obtains its power from a W16 Narrow Angle eight liter engine that gives it the capability to accelerate from zero to 60 miles per hour in 2.4 seconds.
This engine is helped by four bi-turbochargers that have a total displacement of 487.8 cubic inches. Each of the car’s cylinders has four valves to give the fastest vehicle on earth a total of 64 valves. This unique engine combination is the same as fusing a couple of V8 engines to make it a W instead of a V.
This generates a total of 1200 horsepower. That is nearly 200 HP more than last year’s model. It also gives it a top speed of 267 mph. Unfortunately, this speed also comes with a hefty price tag of $2,400,000.
Even though these cars were certified to have a maximum speed of 268 mph, the vehicles that will be shipped to owners will only obtain a speed of 258 mph. This is a measure that is designed to keep the car’s tires from shredding.
The Hennessy Venom GT is produced by Hennessey Engineering Performance. The second fastest car on Earth is actually manufactured from a modified chassis of the Lotis Exige and is powered by a 6.2 liter V8 twin turbocharged engine from General Motors. This engine is also found in the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1.
The company said that it has been tested recently and can obtain a maximum speed of 260 mph. At the same time, the car itself can go from zero to 60 mph in only 2.5 seconds and from zero to 200 mph in 12.8 seconds. It also has about 1200 horsepower and a price tag of $1 million.