Electrifying fast sports cars



Fast sports cars are built to accelerate from 0-60 in less than 5 seconds, that is lightning speed! I don't even think the speed cameras will be able to photograph you well.

Picture yourself at the race track watching high performance machines such as Formula one doing some break-neck speeds and producing thunderous sounds from their engines making your ears buzz a whole day.

This feeling can make your adrenalin go up and wishing you were a rally driver or better yet a formula one driver.

Back in the days automobiles which did speeds over 200 km/hr were only driven on race tracks but nowadays, there are road vehicles which can even go up to 400km/hr, that's almost like the take off speed of a Boeing aeroplane.

Ever since man created machine, there has been a relentless pursuit for perfection and the vehicles have always been faster and faster over the years.

Manufacturers are making vehicles from lighter materials such as carbon fiber as opposed to aluminum which is heavier.

Also the cars are built in such a aerodynamic way like a jet fighter would be built so as to give less air resistance.

Another feature to make them faster is increased handling especially around corners. suspensions are made from super light weight materials but very hardy and are rear wheel driven to give them better traction.

And yes, with all this speed,one needs to stop just as fast as it sped off so the the vehicles are fitted with proper brakes preferably carbon-ceramic brakes.

All these added features make the vehicle extremely expensive.

Here are some of the record holders 1) Ferrari 288 GTO

Back then in 1984 this ballistic roadster was the machine to drive, it was very fast and impressive to look at.

This model was built between 1984 and 1985. Its engine is a 2.9L turbocharged V8. It was originally built for racing but sometime later they became road autos.

The GTO was an impressive performer with 0-60 mph times in the upper 4 second range.

Ferrari claimed 0-125 mph (201 km/h) in 15 seconds flat. Top speed was 189 mph (304 km/h), making it the first street-legal production automobile to reach 300 km/h (186 mph).

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2) Porsche 959

In 1986, it held the title as the world's fastest street-legal production automobile.

By late 1980s standards, the Porsche was an incredibly advanced and complicated machine.

Its repute that Porsche sold them for half of their actual cost as showcases for its engineering prowess.And it worked. The 959 was a well proven competition machine dominating the Paris Dakar rally finishing first and second.

This model is a rear engine four wheel drive and only 337 were produced. This model was the basis for 911 turbo.

It has a hp of 576 and a torque of 505 lb·ft.

It did a top speed of 317km/hr.

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3) Ferrari F40

Ferrari is a manufacturer with a reputation of producing very fast sports cars over the decades.

The production on this model ran from 1987-1992 and 1315 were produced. its a mid-engine and rear wheel drive.

From 1987-1989 it held the title as the fastest coupe in the world. Its top speed was 323km/hr. This Ferrari is frighteningly fast. You need to recalibrate your brain to absorb information at the speed it requires.

If you were to buy an F40 today, it would cost more than $500 000 and their value keeps going higher and higherevery year.

The F40 is rare.

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Other models which held records in the coming years were


Lamborghini Diablo
It held the record in 1990 and was the first Lamborghini to have a top speed of over 320km/hr.

Mclaren F1

One of my favorite fast sports cars! In 1998 it set a world record of 386 km/hr. That's pretty awesome! only a 100 of them were built just to show you how unique these automobiles are.

Koenigsegg CCR

Uhhm!I had never known Sweden to make cars but apparently they build fast sports cars that can actually make it to the Guinness book of records. It briefly held the world speed record for a production car from February 28, 2005 til April 19, 2005.

Bugatti veyron 16.4

Another fast sports car that is faster than a speeding bullet. It broke the world record in April 19, 2005 at a speed of 253.81 mph (408.47 km/h).

SSC Ultimate Aero TT

America known for its fast food but apparently they are also into fast sports cars. This car broke the record in September 13, 2007 at a speed of 256.18 mph (412.28 km/h)

Bugatti veyron supersport

Current world record holder; this is the Mother of all speeding machines. On June 26, 2010 it reached a speed of 267.856 mph (431.072 km/h).


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