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Old 21st March 2006, 09:05   #16
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Rejoice in these times, people, these amazing monsters may eb the swansong of the supercar before legislation, emission controls, tree huggers etc etc kill the breed completley.
I mean cars like CGT, SLR, S7, CCR, CCX, Veyron etc etc, and not comparitively cheaper cars liek 430, 911, Gallardo, 600, Murcielago etc etc
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10 Fastest Production Cars Ever (Current standings)

Year Vehicle Top Speed (mph) Source
2005 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 253 Car and Driver
2005 Koenigsegg CCR 241 independent observer
1998 McLaren F1 240 independent observer
2003 Saleen S7 223 at 6500-rpm redline
2004 Ferrari Enzo 220 Auto Motor und Sport
1993 Jaguar XJ220 212 independent observer
1992 Bugatti EB110 GT 212 Autocar
2002 Pagani Zonda S 208 Sport Auto
2004 M-B SLR McLaren 207 Auto Motor und Sport
2004 Porsche Carrera GT 207 Auto Motor und Sport

For details go to http://www.caranddriver.com/article....&page_number=4
that data seems out dated, considering S7 is used here, S7 TT is out and the one we are talking about is even more powerful, so doubly more powerful than the 2003 S7 they tested for 223mph...I am sure it would easily break the 260mph mark..

This also shows Pagani Zonda S when F is out which is far superior to its predesessor...so is CCX over CCR..
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th s7s a killlller. inside n outside both..
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2005 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 253 Car and Driver
2005 Koenigsegg CCR 241 independent observer
1998 McLaren F1 240 independent observer
8 years on and the VW engineers have only been able to extract 13mph more than the naturally aspirated Mclaren F1, even though they are running 4 cylinder more and a bucket load of turbochargers. And people call it a technological masterpiece!
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8 years on and the VW engineers have only been able to extract 13mph more than the naturally aspirated Mclaren F1, even though they are running 4 cylinder more and a bucket load of turbochargers. And people call it a technological masterpiece!
somewhat like the baleno vs the rest debates ! New does not necessarily mean better !! hehehe .. couldn't resist ..
Ok ok .. back to the topic ... frankly nothing excites me as much as the F1 .. maybe it helps that I have seen it in flesh .. and not the Koenigsegg's/Saleen's/Zonda's etc ..
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somewhat like the baleno vs the rest debates ! New does not necessarily mean better !! hehehe .. couldn't resist ..
Ok ok .. back to the topic ... frankly nothing excites me as much as the F1 .. maybe it helps that I have seen it in flesh .. and not the Koenigsegg's/Saleen's/Zonda's etc ..
I myself have seen two F1s in the flesh, and I can guarantee you, there is absolutely NO OTHER CAR that can even cause half as much excitement or madness that I exhibited those days.
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S7 prices in USD -> Saleen S7 - Features/Performance


Veyron prices in USD -> couldn't find an official listing
Yepo, Saleen comes to 317,000 from that source, and I know for a fact that the Veyron is 840,000 , or approximately $1.5m.
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8 years on and the VW engineers have only been able to extract 13mph more than the naturally aspirated Mclaren F1, even though they are running 4 cylinder more and a bucket load of turbochargers. And people call it a technological masterpiece!
Put McLarenF1 against Veyron in straight line.
Let McLarenF1 go up-to 120mph
Set off Veyron
See who reaches to 200mph earlier.

Plus there is handling to be considered too. McLarenF1 was build in power crazy era. Heck even XJ220 from that era can beat Pagani Zonda in straight line. But Pagani will eat Jag around corners.

Technological masterpiece of Veyron is its Jet engine in Lotus Exige.

Enough off topic.
I know you are McLarenF1 fan, & I am Veyron fan. So lets agree to disagree
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For me, it's not hate for the Bugatti. It's just that it's number 2 in my book
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The Veyron does have an AWD. However it is such that the power is distributed 2% in the front 98% at the rear wheels.
It is an overrated car. There are many cars which can reach 1000HP.
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I myself have seen two F1s in the flesh.
What?
Lucky you....what wouldn't I do to be half as lucky as you...
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