Top 10 Super Cars of 2012
Super cars what are they? What’s your definition for these machines? Presently it appears to be a lot of new, modern supercars and their concepts arising day by day. I think we don’t appreciate what it takes to produce the finer things. Yet, here we have revised and redefined the definition of supercars once more. These super machines have triumphed others, of their class in spite of of similar specifications and speed. Considering their models, advancements in designs and better technology the top ten list for the modified version of super cars are as under:
10. Ferrari Enzo: 217 mph
With the advancements in technology, Ferrari has commenced a sequence of supercars which have represented the very summit of the company’s industrial and technical triumph delivered to its road cars. These include the GTO, F40 and F50. This family of tremendous performance cars was joined in 2002 by the Enzo Ferrari, which was the expression of the latest Formula 1 technology and expertise.
Just 400 examples were built of the Enzo, which featured advanced composite bodywork and a carbon-fibre and aluminium honeycomb sandwich chassis and was equipped with a 5998cc 65° V12 producing 660hp. The car boasted extremely advanced aerodynamics of clear F1 inspiration, with downforce that reached a maximum of 775 kg at 300 km/h, and that then gradually decreased to 585 kg at its maximum speed of 350 km/h.
9. Ascari A10: 220 mph
Ascari, the producer that makes the KZ1, has prepared another bomb on wheels. Powered by a 600 bhp V8 engine, the A10 is expected to do much more than that 220 mph. The Top Gear magazine called it a ‘staggering car.
The Ascari A10 price is analogous to many other super cars in its class, at around $650,000 US dollars it’s not the most luxurious car in the world but it’s not cheap either. It is a delightfully modeled car with a body that looks much similar to a tricked-out Corvette or Ferrari. Then engine has been adopted from the BMW, a 5.0 litre V8. It has a carbon-fiber chassis similar to the KZ1and the Ascari A10 specifications can take any super car for a ride on the open road, with Koenigsegg speed, but a hundred times more handling.
8. Gumpert Apollo: 225 mph
If you are looking for a German engineered super sports car that has a V8 engine and a 6-speed manual, sequential transmission as well as the looks of a car fit for a super hero or a billionaire tycoon, then the Gumpert Apollo is the car built for you.
“It has always been a dream of mine to have a car that has so much downforce, such aerodynamic efficiency that you could drive on the roof of a tunnel at high speed – and this car can.” These were the expressions of Roland Gumpert when he was new of leaving his job as the director of Audi Sport.
During the year 2009 Apollo Speed, Gumpert gave it an influential eight-cylinder bi-turbo engine that came with a number of voluntary outputs, including the base 650 horsepower and 627 lb/ft of torque, a Sport edition with 700 horsepower and 645 lb/ft of torque, and a Race edition with 800 horsepower and 664 lb/ft of torque, the Apollo Speed can go from 0-62 mph in three seconds with a top speed of 225 mph.
7. Zenvo ST1: 233 mph
From the Danish manufacturers Zenvo has a built new super machine which will be competing with the top ranking super machines from Ferrari, Lamborghini and BMW named ST1. A brand new supercar from a brand new manufacturer that will join the ranks of the automotive world’s elite should it make its production date of early next year.
In the core of Zenvo ST1’s is mystifying 7.0 liter V8 that is believed to be founded on a GM crate motor. The big-displacement V8 is both turbocharged and supercharged, giving the ST1 a power output of 1,104 bhp and 1,055 ft-lb. of torque.
6. McLaren F1: 240 mph
The McLaren F1 is capable of 0 to 60 mph in 3.2 seconds and a top speed in excess of 240 mph. This makes it the fastest production car in the world. During development work, McLaren driver Jonathan Palmer drove F1 prototype XP3 around Italy’s 7.5 mile Nardo test track at 231 mph. But for the tight nature of the track, the car could have gone even faster. Early in 1998 this record was broken at Volkswagen’s test track with a recorded speed of 241 mph.
5. Koenigsegg CCX: 245 mph
At number 5 Koenigsegg CCX gained its place by beating the rest five by having a record speed of 245 mph. From the Swedish manufacturers the Koenigsegg CCX is a mid-engined roadster, engineered to meet the terms with US parameters and market specifications. The CCX can speed up from stationary to 100 km/h in 3.2 seconds and 100 miles per hour in 7.7 seconds. It can finish a standing quarter mile in 9.9 seconds with an end speed of 146 miles per hour. The supercar reaches a top speed of 245 mph. The CCX was first disclosed on February 28, 2006 at the 2006 Geneva Motor Show. CCX is a short form for Competition Coupe X.
4. Saleen S7 Twin-Turbo: 248 mph
The Saleen S7 Twin Turbo is an elevated performance 2-door 2-passenger American supercar that was intended to contend with the fastest, agile and most influential supercars in continuation. Saleen’s S7 is America’s initial and up to date the only foreign supercar with mid-engine design. During the initial period of S7 in the year 2002, it went on sale and was the only street-legal car in the United States that has more than 500 horse power output and 500 lb-ft of torque. S7 Twin-Turbo is the successor of the already legendary supercar S7.
The S7 Twin Turbo’s 3.3-second 0 to 60 mph time is one and the same to the previous S7 we tested, but it stomps it in the quarter mile, acquiring 1.2 sec. on its usually aspirated ancestor with a run of 10.6 sec. at 139.8 mph.
3. SSC Ultimate Aero: 257 mph
No one needs the definition for the Ultimate champion of the three consecutive years, if you remember it’s the same SSC Ultimate which held the record to be the world’s fastest car from 2007 to 2010 and that is even verified by no less than Guinness, it is perhaps one of the boldest automotive creations ever made. Its rebirth of SSC Ultimate Aero which is fundamentally a customized edition of the Aero, displacement of this same Chevrolet engine was augmented to 6.3 liters and supercharger boost was enhanced to 14 psi.
The consequences were simply incredible; almost 1200 horsepower and more than 1100 Newton meters of torque. Subsequent modifications such as twin-turbo and a new engine block, has allowed the output of the Ultimate Aero to increase even further. In 2009, the output was rated at 1287 horsepower, easily the world’s most powerful car engine.
2. Koenigsegg Agera R: 260 mph
The Swedish “Hyper-Car” manufacturer is muscling its way toward Bugatti Veyron territory with its new Agera R, an even stronger edition of the pre-production Agera trial product that it displayed at last year’s 2010 Geneva Auto Show. Not much known about this latest version of Agera R but Koenigsegg claims the Agera R has a “theoretical top speed” of around 273 mph, although it is electronically limited to 233 mph. The company adds that the speed governor “can be unlocked for shorter periods of time, if all necessary conditions are met, such as road condition, tire wear, service level of car” and so on. However for our top ten lists we’ll limit the top speed as per previous models of Koenigsegg Agera i.e. 260 mph. Once the practical demonstration is completed with the claimed theoretical speed we shall be upgrading the list bringing the number one contender down to a 2nd rank. But for now Koenigsegg Agera R is on number 2 in our top ten lists.
1. Bugatti Veyron Super Sport: 267 mph
On number 1 it’s the ultimate Veyron holding the place with a remarkable top speed record of 267 mph. The Bugatti Veyron SuperSport has set a new production car land speed record, hitting 267mph at VW’s Ehra-Lessien proving ground. 267mph. Well, 267.91mph to be precise, trouncing the 256.23mph set by the SSC Ultimate Aero in Nevada in 2007.