A number of automotive manufacturers are constantly trying to keep up with their competitors by designing and developing the finest and fastest cars in the industry.
In fact, numerous records have been broken and made when it comes to the latest supercar ever invented. If you have the need for speed, then you may want to check out this list of the top 10 fastest cars in 2013.
10. Koenigsegg CCX
This top-of-the-line supercar is designed and assembled in Sweden. The main objective by Koenigsegg in creating this outstanding car was to make it available to various parts of the world including the United States.
Thus, the maker achieved this purpose by designing its engine to run efficiently on 91-octane fuel, which meets the U.S emission standards.
It also manages to run the 14 mpg in combined cycle, as well as 18 mpg in highway road travels.
9. Pagani Huayra
With the car’s superb speed and top performance, it is without a doubt that the name is indeed a perfect fit.
This car model features the twinturbo Mercedes AMG 60-degrees 6-liter V12 engine, which can produce a stunning 730 horsepower and about 740 lb-ft torque. The interior features of this car is as impressive as its performance, as it includes futuristic components that are typical in a Pagani car.
There are also gull-wing doors that add to the contemporary appeal of this automobile.
8. Zenvo ST1
The car is equipped with a 7-liter V8 with a supercharger and turbocharger strapped securely to it, and these components propel the car to a massive speed of 233 mh.
Aside from being Denmark’s first and highly recognized supercar ever built, it also comes with a hefty price of about $1.23 million.
7. McLaren F1
It is a wonder to recall that only about two decades ago, McLaren started designing and producing the epic F1, and it was about 15 years ago that the maker has set a world record as the fastest car in the world.
The McLaren F1, however, has revolutionized the automobile industry, and its car makers have attempted to assess and comprehend the technology that was used in the F1, which for most people seemed rather ahead of its time.
While only about 106 Formula One cars were made, this model remains as the greatest and quickest cars that have ever cruised the road.
6. Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse WRC
This record was evaluated and verified at the 5.6-mile test track at the Volkswagen Group proving ground.
In the test, the Veyron Grand Sport by Bugatti was equipped with 1,106 lb-ft torque and 1,200 horsepower, which was produced by the 7.9 liter quad-turbocharged W16 engine.
This superior engine is then matted to an outstanding 7-speed dual clutch transmission. On top of all these great features, the car can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in roughly 3 seconds.
5. Saleen S7 Twin Turbo
This hand-crafted, carbon-fiber automobile is another supercar manufactured in the United States. The recent model includes a more powerful pair of turbochargers, which is capable of increasing the horsepower to about 750.
Furthermore, the Saleen has a new and improved rear spoiler, as well as rear/front diffusers to maximize the downforce by up to 60 percent.
This hypercar model was based on the design by Phil Frank, and it was Steve Saleen who first came up with this original concept for the car’s features.
4. Koenigsegg Agera R
Moreover, the remarkable look makes it among the most enviable cars in the world because of its catchy design and features.
Aside from its impressive speed, the car is known for its fuel-efficiency components, as it runs on E85, which is a type of bio-fuel.
It also produces about 180 more horsepower than a single tank on petrol. Additionally, it boasts of a new suspension system, increase on rev limiter to 7,500 rpm, and a lightweight feature for the rear exhaust system.
3. SSC Ultimate Aero
In 2007, this supercar’s speed was tested in West Richland, WA, along with the Guinness World Records to verify the results.
The Aero held the record as the fastest car in the world for nearly three years until the Veyron SS was invented and took the top spot.
Unfortunately, the Aero is not produced anymore, yet the latest model “Tuatara” projects a top speed at 276 mph.
2. Bugatti Veyron “SS” SuperSport
Known as one of the best hypercars in the world, the Veyron SuperSport has claimed the title as among the fastest cars.
Although several manufacturers of supercars have attempted to take away this title from this car model, not one of them has succeeded in doing so. In fact, the Veyron SS produced a record-breaking speed when it was tested in Germany, in 2010.
Since then, the Bugatti has become a staple when it comes to fast and pricey cars.
1. Venom GT
While this fancy car may seem like a fragile lotus at first glance, the Venom GT performs like no other. In fact, it has set an impressive world record because of its immense speed as it produced an average of 0-186 mph and acceleration time of about 13 seconds.
Thus, this top record makes this car the quickest in the world. The Venom GT is manufactured in the Sealy Texas plant, and only a maximum of 10 vehicles is produced each year.
These are only some of the fastest and most lavish supercars in 2013. With the immense speed and spectacular features of these cars, they are sure to meet the high standards of automobile enthusiasts all over the world.
What’s more, each car has something new and different to offer, which makes them a part of everyone’s wish list and must-haves.