Top 10 most powerful cars in the world

Posted on 30 January 2012 by Tony Santos

What brings the adrenaline rush inside you? The answer is – Power behind the wheel of my car. There is a different list of favorite cars for everybody, but if we talk about power, there is a generic list (more or less similar), which I am going to present in this post. All of them are renown all over the globe for their horsepower under the hood. Read on to know more.

10. Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 (631 hp)

With a top speed of 211 mph, the car can reach the mark of 62 mph within 3.4 seconds. The dream car for every sport enthusiast combines 631-horsepower V12 engine and is available in two body styles, coupe and roadster. Overall, this is a car that can stop traffic, snaps neck and drops jaws.

9. Ferrari 599 GTB (888 hp)

No brain, only power and beauty-that is what the car says. With a top speed of formidable 211 miles per hour (340 km/h), it has the ability to sprint from zero to 62 mph (100 km/h) in about 3.7 seconds. The speedster features a 5999cc V12 engine, auto transmission and 6-speed gearbox.

8. Saleen S7 Twin-Turbo (1000 hp)

The whooping 7-liter V8 engine with two turbochargers of this car allows you to reach 60 mph in just 2.8 seconds. With a weight of 2950 lb (1340 kg), it can reach a top speed of 240 mph. The rear-wheel drive vehicle comes with vented disc brakes and six speed manual transmission.

Koenigsegg Agera R

7. Koenigsegg Agera R (1115 hp)

With a top speed of 261 mph (420 km/h), it can do a zero to 62 mph within three seconds. It features 5 liter V8 bi-turbo engine and advanced 7 speed gearbox. One of the expensive speedsters, but if you look at the power, style and speed, you will find the value for money.

6. 9ff Porsche GT9-R (1120 hp)

One of the fastest cars of the world with a top speed of 256 mph (412 km/h) goes from zero to 62 mph in 2.85 seconds. With GT9’s twin-turbocharged 4.0L flat-six engine under the hood, the car was built to a very limited numbers. Based on Porsche 997, the car is designed for straight line as well as complex routes.

5. Mosler 900S (1150 hp)

With 5.7-litre Corvette LS6 engine and German 6-speed transmission, the supercar can hit 62 mph in 3 seconds. Apart from that, it has a top speed of 198 mph (320 km/h). There is only one intention of making this car-towering performance.

Mercury Cougar Bugatti Veyron

4. Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport (1200 hp)

Leader among the speedsters, the car comes with raw power. It can show a top speed of 253 mph and can sprit from zero to 62 mph quickly in 2.5 seconds. That is what we call a complete package of speed and energy.

3. SSC Ultimate Aero (1287 hp)

Capable of reaching a top speed of 267 mph (400 km/h), the car comes with Corvette 5.7-litre LS6 small-block V8 aluminum engine block and six manual transmissions. It can reach 62 mph within 2.5 seconds that makes it one of the fastest as well as powerful cars available in the market.

The two seater will be available in eleven colors including twilight black, pearl white, canary yellow, cobalt blue, indigo, scarlet red, orchid, copper, emerald, palladium and gold. If you want any custom colors, you can order the same.

2. Locus Pléthore (1300 hp)

With one of the highest horsepower rating, this supercar built in Canada features modified 8.2-litre Chevrolet V-8 engine and six-speed manual transmission, which provides a top speed of 239 mph (328 km/h). It can reach zero to 62 mph within 2.8 seconds. The monster shares some similarities with the legendry McLaren F1, it also sports a central driving position and carbon fiber shell.

1. SSC Tuatara (1350 hp)

The American super car comes with a top speed of 267 mph (430 km/h) and has the ability to reach the mark of 62 mph within 2.8 seconds. When you will see the horsepower, you will know why it is topping the list of powerful cars.

About the author: Kelly is a blogger by profession. She loves writing on technology and luxury. Beside this she is fond of gadgets. Recently an article on trek bicycle attracted her attention. These days she is busy in writing an article on landscape architecture.

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