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The 10 fastest cars in production

NEWS_PUBLISH_DATE 11 July 2013
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The cars on the Cnet.com ranking are barely monstrously powerful, fast and of course ... expensive. They would not do the job for you on the broken streets of Sofia. Even on the new Trakia highway they could hardly demonstrate their full potential, as it will be difficult to slalom at over 400 km / h. between other road users.

Well, of course with them you will get to the sea faster than the others, but is it worth giving heaps of money for the pleasure of overtaking your friends from the caravan by half or an hour?

1. Bugatti Veyron Super Sport

Top speed: 429 km / h.
How is it achieved? Weighing more than 2 tons, the Veyron Super Sport is not the lightest car you can come across. However, this mass is not a problem for the 8-liter 16-cylinder engine, which hides 1200 horsepower.

2. Hennessey Venom GT

Top speed: 425 km / h.
How is it achieved? Hennessey has managed to reduce the weight of the model to 1216 kg., Powered by a 7-liter V-8 engine with two turbochargers, which reaches a power of over 1200 horsepower.

3.Koenigsegg Agera R

Top speed: 416 km / h.
How is it achieved? The creators of the Agera R have taken advantage of lightweight materials for the chassis and a 5-liter V-8 engine. The two turbochargers increase its power to 1,140 horsepower. In addition, the Agera R can run on E85 fuel - a mixture of 85% ethanol and petroleum-based gasoline.

4. Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse

Top speed: 406 km / h.
How is it achieved? Like its twin, which is at the top of the rankings Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse has a 16-cylinder engine and four turbochargers. The model holds the record for the fastest convertible in the world.

5. Zenvo ST1

Top speed: 373 km / h.
How is it achieved? The Danish machine ST1 weighs over 1350 kg. and is powered by a 7-liter V-8 engine. Its power is a phenomenal 1250 horsepower, achieved with a unique combination of compressor and turbocharger. The model has been produced since 2009, making only three cars a year. Their total number will reach only 15 pieces.

6. Pagani Huayra

Top speed: 370 km / h.
How is it achieved? The Italian company Pagani used in its Huayra a 6-liter V-12 with twin turbochargers developed by the AMG unit of Mercedes-Benz. So the car has 720 horsepower to reach these speeds.

7. Gumpert Apollo

Top speed: 360 km / h.
How is it achieved? The German carmaker Gumpert used a 4.2-liter Audi V-8 turbo engine with 640 horsepower here. Apollo itself weighs only 1 ton.

8. Noble M600

Top speed: 360 km / h.
How is it achieved? The M600, built in England, reaches top speed with the same 4.4-liter Yamaha V-8 engine that Volvo uses in its S80 sedan. However, two turbochargers have been added here, which increase the power to 650 horsepower, and the carbon materials used in the body reduce the weight of the car to 1.2 tons.

9. Lamborghini Veneno

Top speed: 353 km / h.
How is it achieved? Based on the Lamborghini Aventador, the new Veneno outperforms the previous model with its 740 horsepower and 6.5-liter V-12 engine. Lamborghini said it would produce only three units of the ultra-luxury model.

10. Ferrari LaFerrari

Top speed: 352 km / h.
How is it achieved? The only hybrid car on this list, the LaFerrari combines a 6.3-liter V-12 engine with 786 horsepower and an electric motor with another 163 horsepower. The model was presented at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show.