Bugatti Veyron (2004) 252.2 MPH, 1001 BHP
The Veyron is without doubt the King of Speed. In production for over 10 years, the launch of the Veyron was much anticipated. Probably the most beautifully crafted car ever made, the Veyron could see it’s position as fastest production car in the world outlast the McLaren F1’s 11 year reign at the top when the CCR replaced it.
Koenigsegg CCX (2006)
250 MPH, 900 BHP
The Koenigsegg CCR topped the F1 for the worlds fasters car (this was short lived as the Veyron came along and improved this). The CCX is the lastest version of the futuristic race car which, along with Pagani are symonymous of the newer European supercar manufacturers. This is the fastest V8 powered car in the world.
Saleen S7 (2005)
248 MPH, 750 BHP
An American supercar, the only one in the list, the Saleen have a huge race pedigree. The lightweight aluminium body helps power the S7 to a manufacturer boasted top speed of 248 MPH and an awesome 2.8 sec for the 0-60mph sprint.
McLaren F1 (1994)
240.14 MPH, 620 BHP
The F1 is the yard stick for today’s supercars. Priced at $1,000,000 in 1994, it was a formula one inspired car for the roads. The McLaren F1 is unique amongst supercars, indeed all cars in that the driver sits in a central seat with two smaller passenger seats to the side. In March 1999, a computer millionaire died after crashing his F1 into a tree on the A120 in Great Dunmow, Essex. Apparently, parts of the car were found upto a quarter of a mile from the crash site.
Ferrari Enzo (2002)
217 MPH, 657 BHP
Built in honour of the companies founder, Enzo Ferrari, the F60 looks like something from Batman. For years, Ferrari has been the name associated with high performance and supercars. Italian beauty has oozed from their sleek lines and aggressive stances. The Enzo is the first Ferrari supercar to match the Pagani and Koenigsegg for aerodynamic looks with it’s F1 inspired nose and vents.
Jaguar XJ220 (1992)
217 MPH, 549 BHP
The XJ 220 was always planned to be the worlds first 200 mph production car and sparked a golden era of super cars in the late 80’s / early 90’s with cars like the Ferrari F40 and Testarossa and McLaren F1 all trying to out do each other. Jaguar was British owned at this time and it was a proud moment for the company.
Pagani Zonda F (1999)
215 MPH, 602 BHP
Aside from the Veyron, the Zonda is one of the very few supercars that have the same attention to detail inside as out. Stunning design that you would expect from a mad Italian creator! Praised heavily for its handling and acceleration, the Zonda is arguably the most desirable car in the top 10.
Lamborghini Murcielago (2003)
213 MPH, 633 BHP
No car list dedicated to speed or beauty would be complete without a Lamborghini! Since the early 1970’s Countach, the Lambo has been what Ferrari owners aspire to. The early Lamborghinis were incredible to look at but impossible to live with on a day to day basis, the latest versions (the â€˜cheap’ Gallardo is a smaller sister) are awesome. A legendary V12 race prepared engine thunders the car to 100 kmph in 3.4 seconds.
Porsche Carrera GT (2004)
209 MPH, 605 BHP
Possibly a challenger for most beautiful supercar, the 911 inspired Carrera GT, based on the 1985 959 Turbo is an awesome machine. The sleek lines and styling possibly hold this car back from the futuristic cars that hold the 220mph+ level, the Carrera GT is still capable of holding it’s own. It’s also one of the most attainable cars in the top 10 at around £215,000
McLaren Mercedes SLR (2005)
207 MPH, 626 BHP
The Big Mac is the fastest production true automatic car in the World. Famously written off by Prince Naseem Hamed causing a prison sentence, the SLR is an awesome machine and is belived by many to be capable of more. The SLR stands for â€œsuper leicht, Rennsportâ€?