Wednesday, June 13, 2007

SSC Ultimate Aero VS Bugatti Veyron

SSC Ultimate Aero - Guinness World Record Run - 256.18 mph

Bugatti Veyron - Top Speed

Top 10 most expensive cars in the world

Here is the top 10 list of the mos expensive cars in the world.
1)Bugatti Veyron $1,700,000

The Bugatti Veyron 16.4 is the most powerful, most expensive street-legal production brand name car in the world, with a proven top speed of over 400 km/h (407 km/h or 253 mph). It reached full production in September 2005. The car is built by Volkswagen AG subsidiary Bugatti Automobiles SAS and is sold under the legendary Bugatti marque. It has the name of the famous racing driver Pierre Veyron, who won the 24 hours of Le Mans in 1939 while racing for the original Bugatti firm. The Veyron has a W16 engine—16 cylinders in 4 banks of 4 cylinders.
According to Volkswagen, the final production Veyron engine produces "1001 horsepower".



Type: Quad-Turbocharged W16
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)

2)Ferrari Enzo $1,000,000

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.



Type: V12
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

Pagani Zonda is another Italian super car that holds the third place as most expensive car in the world. The Pagani Zonda F is a custom built car made primarily of carbon fiber, of aluminum alloys, titanium, avional, chrome-molybdenum alloy and selected leathers. Some of these materials are transformed using the most advanced technologies, others, by the best craftsmen.
It is equipped with a Mercedes-Benz engine provided by AMG, 12 cylinder, lightweight motor, with over 600 bhp and 576 lb-ft of torque. The Zonda F clubsport has a power to weight ratio of 521 bhp/ton (384 W/kg) .


Type: V12
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

CCX stands for Competition Coupe X. The Koenigsegg CCX is the latest supercar from Koenigsegg. The CCX is intended to be more suitable for the U.S. market and thus engineered to comply with US regulations. Competition Coupe X commemorates the 10th anniversary of the first CC vehicle in 1996. The CCX is powered by a Koenigsegg designed and assembled, all aluminium, 4700 cm³ DOHC 32-valve V8 based on the Ford Modular engine architecture enhanced with twin Rotrex centrifugal superchargers with response system, 1.2 bar boost pressure and an 8.2:1 compression ratio.


Type: Supercharged V8
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.


Type: V10
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

The SLR super sports GT car showcases the collective experience of Mercedes-Benz and its Formula 1 partner McLaren in the development and production of high-performance sports cars. "SLR" stands for (Sport; Light; Racing). The SLR has a supercharged 5.5 (5439cc) litre dry sumped 90 degree V8. It produces 466.8 kW at 6500rpm (626 hp) and 780 N·m (575 ft·lbf) torque at 3250 - 5000 rpm.


Type: V8, Supercharged
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.


Type: V12
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

9)Lamborghin Murcielago $279,900

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.


Type: V12
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.


Type: V12
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)

Source: Rsportscars.com/Wikipedia

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Top Ten Stolen Car List in USA

Over a million vehicles are stolen across the United States every single year.
Here are the top ten stolen cars in USA according to the statistics.

  1. Toyota Camry (1989)
  2. Honda Accord (1994)
  3. Honda Civic (2000)
  4. Chevrolet C/K Pickup (1992)
  5. Ford Full Size Pickup (1997)
  6. Jeep Cherokee/Grand Cherokee (1993)
  7. Oldsmobile Cutlass/Supreme/Ciara (1986)
  8. Dodge Caravan/Grand Caravan (1994)
  9. Ford Taurus (1996)
  10. Toyota Corolla (2001)

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Top 10: world's fastest cars

Finding the world's fastest car isn't so easy as you might expect. Some models are well known for their 0-60 mph (0-100 km/h) acceleration, some have engines with horsepower outputs compared to those of rockets, especially if they've been heavily modified in terms of fuel, engine size or type and the number of superchargers.

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