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The ten fastest cars in the world!

May 14, 2009 14:41 IST
A car zips down a motorway in England

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!

Number 1: SSC Ultimate Aero

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An SSC Ultimate Aero

SSC Ultimate Aero

Maker: Shelby SuperCars

Top Speed: 257 mph+

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

Number Two: Bugatti Veyron 16.4

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A Bugatti Veyron 16.4

Bugatti Veyron 16.4

Maker: Bugatti

Top Speed: 253 mph+

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

Number Three: Koenigsegg CCX

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A Koenigsegg CCX

Koenigsegg CCX

Maker: Koenigsegg

Top Speed: 250 mph+

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

Number Four: Saleen S7 Twin-Turbo

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A Saleen S7 Twin-Turbo
Saleen S7 Twin-Turbo

Maker: Saleen

Top Speed: 248 mph+

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

Number Five: McLaren F1

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A McLaren F1
McLaren F1

Maker: McLaren

Top Speed: 240+

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

Number Six: Ferrari Enzo

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A Limited Edition Ferrari Enzo
Ferrari Enzo

Maker: Ferrari

Top Speed: 217 mph+

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

Number Seven: Jaguar XJ220

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Jaguar XJ220
Jaguar XJ220

Maker: Jaguar, now owned by Tata Motors 

Top Speed: 217 mph+

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

Number Eight: Pagani Zonda F

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A Pagani Zonda F
Pagani Zonda F

Maker: Pagani

Top Speed: 215 mph+

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

Number Nine: Lamborghini Murcielago LP640

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A Lamborghini Murcielago LP640
Lamborghini Murcielago LP640

Maker: Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A

Top Speed: 213 mph+

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

Number Ten: Porsche Carrera GT

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A Porsche Carrera GT
Porsche Carrera GT

Maker: Porsche

Top Speed: 209 mph+

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