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Wednesday, June 13, 2007

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".

TECHNICAL DATA:


Engine:

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
Performance:
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.

TECHNICAL DATA:

Engine:

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

Performance:
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) .

TECHNICAL DATA:


Engine:
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)

Performance:
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.

TECHNICAL DATA:

Engine:
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

Performance:
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.

TECHNICAL DATA:

Engine:
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

Performance:
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.

TECHNICAL DATA:

Engine:
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

Performance:
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.


TECHNICAL DATA:

Engine:
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

Performance:
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.

TECHNICAL DATA:

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

Performance:
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.

TECHNICAL DATA:

Engine:
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

Performance:
Acceleration 0-62 mph s: 4.9
Top Speed mph (km/h): 186 (306)






Source: Rsportscars.com/Wikipedia


















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