Today the Junk Mail team would like to introduce you the World’s 5 Fastest Cars in 2012. The automobile has come a long way since it first made its appearance in the late 19th Century.
F.Y.I: The world’s first modern automobile was designed and developed by Karl Benz in 1885. It was called the Motorwagen, and only 25 of them were built by this German Auto Maker. The 3 wheeled vehicle was only able to reach a top speed of a whopping 16 km/h and it was in production from 1886 to 1893.
Karl Benz died in 1929. At the time the Bugatti Type 35 B (which was first built in 1927) was the fastest car on earth at the time, capable of reaching a top speed of 209 km/h. If you ask me, Karl Benz would probably be smiling widely if he could see how much cars have developed since then. I’m wondering what he would say if he could see one of these 5 cars on our list below
The 9ff GT9-R: This sports car is loosely based on the Porsche 911. For those of you who did not know, 9ff is a German Tuning Company owned by Jan Fatthauer. The car has a 4.0 Litre V6 Twin-Turbo Engine and puts out 1120 hp. The 9ff GT9-R has a top speed of 413 km/h.
It goes from 0 km/h to 100 km/h in 2.9 seconds. The car is actually built on a Porsche chassis. The base model 9ff GT9-R will set you back a whopping $695,000 (R5.85 million). Only 150 GT9s will be built by 9ff and 20 of those will have the most powerful engine, and before you’re thinking of breaking open that savings box, don’t bother: all of them have already been sold.
The SSC Ultimate Aero: This car first made its appearance in 2006. The SSC Ultimate Aero puts out a staggering 1183 hp with its Twin Turbo V8 engine and is built by SSC North America (formerly known as Shelby Supercars). The car was tested in 2007 by Guinness World Records and it was the fastest car in the world from March 2007 to July 2010.
It’s also capable of reaching 413 km/h. The base price for the SSC Ultimate Aero is $654,400 (R.5.51 million). In March 2011 this car became the 3rd fastest car in the world when the 2nd place spot was claimed by the Koenigsegg Agera.
The Koenigsegg Agera: This supercar has been in production since 2011. Koenigsegg is a Swedish Automaker based in Angelholm. For those of you who might be in the dark, they are a company that produces high performance cars. The Keonigsegg Agera is able to reach a top speed of 418 km/h. It has a 5.0 Liter V8 Twin Turbo engine which puts out 1099 hp.
The base price for this supercar (which become the second fastest car in the world in March 2011) is $1,6 million (R13.47 million). The Agera is one of the most stylish cars in this list in my opinion.
The Hennessey Venom GT: This car is built by Hennessey Performance Engineering in Texas in the United States. The Venom GT has a 6.2 litre LS9 Turbocharged V8 Twin Turbo Engine which puts out an amazing 1200 hp.
This car was released in March 2010. Although the top speed of the Venom GT is listed as 418 km/h, the car builders claim that this car is able to reach 442 km/h. This has never been confirmed in a test though. If you want buy one of these, it will cost you $950,000 (R7.99 million).
The Bugatti Veyron Super Sport: Want to be able go from 0 to 100 km/h in 2.4 seconds? Then the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport is the car for you. In July 2010 the car became the fastest production car in the world, reaching a top speed of 431 km/h. The car is fitted with an aluminum, narrow angle 8 Liter W16 Engine and puts out 1200 hp.
For those of you who were wondering, Bugatti is owned by German automobile maker Volkswagen as a subsidiary of Volkswagen France. The base price for the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport is a whopping $2.4 million (R20.20 million).
Check out this video below featuring the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport Speed Record Attempt on the BBC Motoring Show Top Gear:
There you have, a list of the World’s 5 Fastest Cars in 2012. Which one of these cars are your favorite? Leave a comment on this post and let the readers of the Junk Mail blog know. We’d love to hear from you. If you have found this post interesting, please share it with your friends on Facebook and Twitter. Remember: Sharing is Caring.
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