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The ten fastest cars in the world!

May 14, 2009 14:41 IST

The ten fastest cars in the world!

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While modest budgets, shaky nerves and the sad state of Indian roads will likely prevent many of us from ever topping the mythical 200 miles per hour barrier, wouldn't it be fun to drive as fast as F1 champ Lewis Hamilton?

We're talking 0-60 mph in less than 4 seconds. We're talking 800+ horsepower. We're talking V12 engines.

In short, wouldn't it be fun to own and drive a supercar?

Well, since dishing out several crores for a single vehicle is not the most practical of aspirations, here's the next best thing: a run-down of the world's top 10 fastest street legal supercars. Enjoy!


Image: A car zips down a motorway in England
Photographs: Mike Finn-Kelcey / Reuters
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Number 1: SSC Ultimate Aero

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SSC Ultimate Aero

Maker: Shelby SuperCars

Top Speed: 257 mph+

Base Price: $654,400 (Rs 3.26 crore)


Image: An SSC Ultimate Aero
Photographs: Shelby SuperCars
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Number Two: Bugatti Veyron 16.4

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Bugatti Veyron 16.4

Maker: Bugatti

Top Speed: 253 mph+

Base Price: $1,700,000 (Rs 8.47 crore)


Image: A Bugatti Veyron 16.4
Photographs: Bugatti
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Number Three: Koenigsegg CCX

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Koenigsegg CCX

Maker: Koenigsegg

Top Speed: 250 mph+

Base Price: $695,000 (Rs 3.46 crore)


Image: A Koenigsegg CCX
Photographs: Koenigsegg
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Number Four: Saleen S7 Twin-Turbo

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Saleen S7 Twin-Turbo

Maker: Saleen

Top Speed: 248 mph+

Base Price: $555,000 (Rs 2.77 crore)

Image: A Saleen S7 Twin-Turbo
Photographs: Saleen
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Number Five: McLaren F1

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McLaren F1

Maker: McLaren

Top Speed: 240+

Base Price: $970,000 (Rs 4.83 crore)

Image: A McLaren F1
Photographs: File Photo
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Number Six: Ferrari Enzo

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Ferrari Enzo

Maker: Ferrari

Top Speed: 217 mph+

Base Price: $670,000 (Rs 3.34 crore)

Image: A Limited Edition Ferrari Enzo
Photographs: Ferrari
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Number Seven: Jaguar XJ220

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Jaguar XJ220

Maker: Jaguar, now owned by Tata Motors 

Top Speed: 217 mph+

Base Price: $345,000 (Rs 1.72 crore)

Image: Jaguar XJ220
Photographs: File Photo
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Number Eight: Pagani Zonda F

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Pagani Zonda F

Maker: Pagani

Top Speed: 215 mph+

Base Price: $667,321 (Rs 3.32 crore)

Image: A Pagani Zonda F
Photographs: Pagani
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Number Nine: Lamborghini Murcielago LP640

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Lamborghini Murcielago LP640

Maker: Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A

Top Speed: 213 mph+

Base Price: $430,000 (Rs 2.14 crore)

Image: A Lamborghini Murcielago LP640
Photographs: Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A.
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Number Ten: Porsche Carrera GT

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Porsche Carrera GT

Maker: Porsche

Top Speed: 209 mph+

Base Price: $440,000 (Rs 2.19 crore)

Image: A Porsche Carrera GT
Photographs: Reuters Photographer/Reuters
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