Have a Need for Speed? Check Out Three of the World’s Fastest Cars

Do you, like many others feel the need?  You know the one, the need for speed?  If so, you are not alone!  Men and women from all over the world are interested in driving – and owning if they have the money – the fastest possible cars.  It is interesting, because many of the world’s fastest cars can’t be driven on roads and even if they can, you are hampered by that pesky little thing called a speed limit.  However, let’s say we lived on a perfect planet, with perfect roads and perfect drivers and no speed limits.  What could we drive and how fast could we go?

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The Bugatti Veyron Super Sport

Now this is the beast amongst beasts.  It has a clocked top speed of 267 miles per hour (that’s 429 kilometres per hour!!!) and goes from 0-60 in just 2.4 seconds.  No other car can replicate this!  However, you best have your gold plated American Express ready and waiting if you want to buy this car, which currently is available for no less than $2.4 million dollars!   If you only have $1.7 million to spend, you could go for the Veyron’s little brother, the standard Veyron, which has a top speed of 253 miles per hour and 1001 break horse power (as opposed to the Super Sport’s 1200).  Fasten your seatbelts!

The Hennessey Venom GT

This car is a very close second with a top speed of 260 miles per hour (418 kilometres per hour).  This car goes from 0 to 60 in 2.5 seconds so it’s not far behind its closest competitor.  One of the reasons why this car hasn’t made the number one sport, however, is that it hasn’t been tested yet.  Unlike the Bugatti, which has been track tested, the top speed of the Hennessey is actually based on calculations.  However, calculations have been wrong in the past, in the favour of the car.  This is why we must mention this vehicle in second place, because it is possible that it could reach 275 miles per hour, thereby beating the Veyron.  Let’s wait for the official announcement!  It has, just like the Veyron, 1200 break horse power.  One of the interesting things about this one though, is that it is a whole lot cheaper, although still unaffordable for most mere mortals.  If you’re willing to part with $950,000, this bad boy could be yours.

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The Koenigsegg Agera R

This is likely to be the Veyron’s closest enemy over the next few years.  It has a tested top speed of 260 miles per hour and goes from 0 to 60 in 2.9 seconds.  Its impressive 5.0 litre V8 engine is equipped with twin turbos, which give it an impressive 1099 break horse power.  This is an expensive car again, though, at $1.6 million US dollars.  One of the great things about this vehicle, however, is that it can be equipped specifically for snow, with snow tires as well.  Most car enthusiasts agree that the Veyron better watch out for this one!

If you are looking to rent a car, you may be able to find these vehicles through specialised drive for a day packages.  For all other vehicles, however, please try www.carrentals.co.uk.

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