Wednesday, June 13, 2007
According to Volkswagen, the final production Veyron engine produces "1001 horsepower".
|Displacement cu in (cc):||488 (7993)|
|Power bhp (kW) at RPM:||1001(736) / 6000|
|Torque lb-ft (Nm) at RPM:||923(1250) / 2200-5500|
|Redline at RPM:||6500|
|Acceleration 0-62 mph s:||2.5|
|Top Speed mph (km/h):||253 (407)|
The Enzo Ferrari is the second most expensive car in the world, sometimes referred to as the the Ferrari Enzo and also F60 is a 12-cylinder Ferrari supercar.It has the name of the founder of the company Enzo Ferrari. It was built in 2003 using Formula One technology, such as a carbon-fiber body, F1-style sequential shift transmission, and carbon-ceramic brake discs. Also used are technologies not allowed in F1 such as active aerodynamics. After a maximum downforce of 1709 pounds (775 kg) is reached at 186 mph (301 km/h) the rear spoiler is actuated by computer to maintain that downforce.
|Displacement cu in (cc):||365 (5988)|
|Power bhp (kW) at RPM:||660(485) / 7800|
|Torque lb-ft (Nm) at RPM:||484(657) / 5500|
|Redline at RPM:||8200|
|Acceleration 0-62 mph s:||3.65|
|Top Speed mph (km/h):||225 (362)|
3)Pagani Zonda C12 F $741,000
|Displacement cu in (cc):||445 (7291)|
|Power bhp (kW) at RPM:||602(443) / 6150 |
650(478) / 6200 (Clubsport version)
|Torque lb-ft (Nm) at RPM:||561(760) / 4000|
576(780) / 4000 (Clubsport version)
|Acceleration 0-62 mph s:||3.6|
|Top Speed mph (km/h):||> 214 (> 345)|
4)Koenigsegg CCX $600,910
|Displacement cu in (cc):||287 (4700)|
|Power bhp (kW) at RPM:||806(593) / 6900|
|Torque lb-ft (Nm) at RPM:||678(920) / 5700|
|Redline at RPM:||7600|
|Acceleration 0-60 mph s:||3.1|
|Top Speed mph (km/h):||> 245 (> 395)|
5)Porsche Carrera GT $484,000
The Carrera GT is a supercar produced by the German company, Porsche. Carrera GT was introduced as a 2004 model and it has a V10, 5.7-liter engine that produces 605-horsepower.
|Displacement cu in (cc):||350 (5733)|
|Power bhp (kW) at RPM:||605(450) / 8000|
|Torque lb-ft (Nm) at RPM:||437(590) / 5750|
|Redline at RPM:||8400|
|Acceleration 0-62 mph s:||3.9|
|Top Speed mph (km/h):||205 (330)|
6)Mercedes SLR McLaren $455,500
|Displacement cu in (cc):||332 (5439)|
|Power bhp (kW) at RPM:||626(4606.8) / 6500|
|Torque lb-ft (Nm) at RPM:||575(780) / 3250-5000|
|Redline at RPM:||7000|
|Acceleration 0-60 mph s:||3.8|
|Top Speed mph (km/h):||207 (334)|
7)Maybach 62 $385,250
The Maybach 57 (chassis no. W240) and 62 (chassis no. V240) were the first automobile models of the Maybach brand since the brand's revival by DaimlerChrysler. They are derived from the Mercedes-Benz Maybach concept car presented at the 1997 Tokyo Motor Show. The concept car was based on the Mercedes-Benz S-Class sedan.
DaimlerChrysler introduced the Maybach as a direct challenger of the the Rolls-Royce/Bentley marque after a failed attempt to buy them.(they were outbid by BMW and Volkswagen respectively). The model numbers reflect the respective lengths of the automobiles in decimetres; the 57 is more likely to be owner-driven while the longer 62 is designed with a chauffeur in mind. The engine is a Mercedes-sourced 5.5-liter twin-turbo V12, generating 550 hp.
8)Rolls-Royce Phantom $320,000
The Rolls-Royce Phantom is an ultra-luxury saloon automobile made by Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, a BMW subsidiary, in the United Kingdom. It was launched in 2003 and is the first Rolls-Royce branded car made under the ownership of BMW. BMW owns Rolls-Royce. Although some 15 percent of components are shared with other BMW models such as the BMW 7 Series, the Phantom retains the traditional Rolls-Royce design cues. The body of the car is built on an aluminium spaceframe.
|Displacement cu in (cc):||412 (6748)|
|Power bhp (kW) at RPM:||453(338) / 5350|
|Torque lb-ft (Nm) at RPM:||531(720) / 3500|
Acceleration 0-60 mph s: 5.7
Lamborghini Murciélago is a supercar produced by a Italian automaker Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A. and designed by Luc Donckerwolke. It was introduced in 2001 as the successor to the Diablo. The Murciélago is a two-door, two-seat coupé. The Murciélago sports a 6.2 L version of the legendary Lamborghini V12 engine, a six-speed manual or six-speed sequential automatic transmission, and four-wheel drive. It also has a rear spoiler that can be raised to an angle of 70 degrees, side mirrors that fold in to improve aerodynamics, and side scoops that automatically open to the needed size to let in just the right amount of air needed to cool its engine.
|Displacement cu in (cc):||378 (6192)|
|Power bhp (kW) at RPM:||580(426) / 7500|
|Torque lb-ft (Nm) at RPM:||480(650) / 5400|
|Redline at RPM:||8000|
|Acceleration 0-62 mph s:||3.8|
|Top Speed mph (km/h):||> 205 (> 330)|
10)Aston Martin Vanquish $255,000
The Aston Martin Vanquish is a British super car manifactured since 2001. Its rise to recognition by the wider public came after being featured as the official James Bond car in Die Another Day , the twentieth James Bond film. The Vanquish is powered by a 5.9 L (5935 cc) 48-valve 60° V12engine, which produces 343 kW (460 hp) and 542 N·m (400 ft·lbf) of torque. It is controlled by a fly-by-wire throttle and a 6 speed clutchless sequential manual transmission.
|Displacement cu in (cc):||362 (5935)|
|Power bhp (kW) at RPM:||460(343) / 6500|
|Torque lb-ft (Nm) at RPM:||400(542) / 5000|
|Acceleration 0-62 mph s:||4.9|
|Top Speed mph (km/h):||186 (306)|
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
Here are the top ten stolen cars in USA according to the statistics.
- Toyota Camry (1989)
- Honda Accord (1994)
- Honda Civic (2000)
- Chevrolet C/K Pickup (1992)
- Ford Full Size Pickup (1997)
- Jeep Cherokee/Grand Cherokee (1993)
- Oldsmobile Cutlass/Supreme/Ciara (1986)
- Dodge Caravan/Grand Caravan (1994)
- Ford Taurus (1996)
- Toyota Corolla (2001)
Wednesday, June 6, 2007
We will now look at the 10 street-legal factory made fastest cars in the world in terms of maximum speed, as declared by the manufacturers (we'll mostly have to take their word for it).
10 – Aston Martin V12 Vanquish S
This baby is made of aluminium and carbon fiber,it has a V12 engine that puts out 520 hp, It can reach to a maximum speed of 200 mph (320 km/h), and can get from 0 to 60 mph (0-100 km/h) in 4.8 seconds and it's a car built with understated elegance and excellent craftsmanship, a symbol of luxury and technology combined into an elegant design.
9 – Ruf RT 12 Porsche
The German carmaker Ruf is doing a lot more than copying Porsche models and shoving steroids up their throats. Over the years, it has imposed itself as a serious, hard-working official tuner, much like AMG is for Mercedes and M-Power for BMW. This model also has a 200 mph (320 km/h) top speed, but a slightly improved acceleration, of 4.6 seconds from 0 to 60 mph (0-100 km/h).
8 - Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren "722 Edition"
It's enough to say Mercedes to think of great cars and German technical perfection, but when adding the name McLaren, which requires no further
presentation, you can be sure that the outcome can only be a superb car. She has a 650 hp, 5.5 liter V8 engine, a 209 mph top speed and gets from 0 to 62 mph in 3.6 seconds.
7 - Lamborghini Murcielago LP640
Lamborghini was the supreme supercar of the 90s with the now classical and forever great Diablo. The new Murcielago in this limited edition can only be the proud successor of a true legend. It has a 6.5 L version of the legendary Lamborghini V12 engine, 640 hp and a top speed of 211 mph (339 km/h), with a 0-60 mph acceleration of 3.5 s
6 - Pagani Zonda C12 F
A not so famous car, produced by Argentinan car manufacturer Pagani in Italy, again, but lacking a long history behind the brand name, but a truly magnificent piece of work, having a 600 hp engine and a 3.5 second sprint to 62 mph (97 km/h), with a top speed over 217 mph (350 km/h).
5 - Bristol Fighter T
An even more anonymous car was produced in small numbers in 2004 by British manufacturer Bristol Cars. She's a huge rocket, having a V10 engine producing 1012 hp and huge 1036 lb ft of torque, with 225 mph + top speed (+362 km/h). Fighter T gets from 0 to 62 mph in 3.5 seconds.
4 – McLaren F1
The brand name says it all. What it doesn't say is that it was conceived as an exercise in creating what its designers hoped would be considered the ultimate road car. She's strange looking, having
the driver's seat mounted in the center and two passenger seats on each side, but to the back. She was the fastest
production car ever built (having achieved a top speed of 240.14 mph, 386.5 km/h) until surpassed in 2005 by the Koenigsegg CCR and then the Bugatti Veyron a few months later.
3 - Koenigsegg CCR
The second latest supercar form the Swedish manufacturer Koenigsegg, she has a 4.7 L twin supercharged DOHC V8 engine, 806 hp, a 0-60 mph acceleration of 3.1 seconds and a top speed of 251 mph (403 km/h)
2 - Bugatti EB 16/4 Veyron
Many people think this monster is still the fastest, most powerful and most expensive street-legal production car in the world. Indeed, she has a proven top speed of 253.2 mph (407.9 km/h). Built by the German carmaker Volkswagen through its subsidiary Bugatti
Automobiles SAS, in France, it represents almost 70 years or racing history, with the Bugatti cars ruling the prestigious Le Mans 24 Hours competition in the 1930s and 1940s. She has a monster of an engine, too, a 8.0 L quad-turbo W16 that puts out a massive 1001 hp of thrust.
1 - Barabus TKR
Few people know this, but this is now the fastest car ever made, having dethroned the Bugatti beast. The name is
not to be confused with the German tuner Brabus, as she's built by the British company Barabus Sportscars Ltd and will be produced in Italy. She has 1005 horsepower, it can do 0 to 60 mph (0-100 km/h) in...unbelievably...1.67 seconds (manufacturer's results). And, surprisingly, this power doesn't come from a huge engine, but rather from a "small" 6.0 liter V8 twin-turbocharged with dual
This declared speed is impressive and some people think that such a figure is not even possible: 270 mph (435km/h), nearly 20 more than the Veyron.
So, this top is a picture of today's most outstanding performances in the field of car engineering, but no one knows when the next "road-runner" will be made and how fast it will travel without taking off.
Info from softpedia.com