Auto giants around the world compete endlessly in power, speed and other parameters, creating more and more serial record holders, setting more and more new records and developing more and more advanced technologies. In this compilation, we will introduce you to the main record holders among production cars at the moment. As they say, there is no limit to perfection, and it is quite possible that in the near foreseeable future, all of the following supercars can push new developments, but in the meantime, we will learn a little about modern record holders.
So, first on our list is a supercar that is currently considered the fastest at acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h — Maxximus G‑Force does it in 2.1 seconds.
A car with a 1622 hp Chevrolet V8 engine. based on the Ultima GTR, but with a more advanced chassis and two turbochargers.
The cost of such a “toy” in 2009 was $3 million.
The serial production of this model was originally planned, but the demand did not meet the expectations of its creators and at the moment only a few cars have been sold, which, nevertheless, actually makes it a serial model.
The next car on our list, the Keating TKR, was the fastest car in the world in 2009, reaching 418.6 kilometers per hour on a dry salt lake in Utah.
In 2010, its creators wanted to “step over” the mark of 480 km / h, but, unfortunately, the car crashed.
As we know, at the moment the record is broken by the notorious Bugatti Veyron Super Sport — today it is 431.072 km / h, but Keating can be left on our list if only for his power.
After all, the power of the 7‑liter V‑shaped “eight”, which is the heart of the Keating TKR, is 1832 hp. with a curb weight of 995 kg!
Due to the low cost, Anthony Keating managed to sell a good number of Keating TKR copies, at the moment he continues to improve his creation.
The third record holder is the leader in several “nominations” at once — engine size, torque, acceleration to 200 km / h and acceleration to 300 km / h.
2006 Weineck Cobra 780cui equipped with a 12782cc V8 engine3 or almost 12.8 liters with a maximum torque of 1760 Nm!
The initial power of this monster is “only” 1115 hp. with a curb weight of 989 kg, but later, to participate in drag racing, the engine of one Weineck Cobra 780cui was boosted to 4500 “horses”!
In first gear, you can accelerate up to 160 km / h, while acceleration to “hundreds” will take about 2.2 seconds, up to 200 km / h — 4.9 seconds, and 10 seconds after the start, the car reaches 300 km / h !
Only professional dragsters can compete with such a result, so the almost serial Weineck Cobra 780cui worth $650,000 is a very tasty morsel for fans of crazy speeds and accelerations.
True, it is not known for certain how things are with handling, because. usually cars with such power, acceleration dynamics and rather “non-aerodynamic” appearance have serious problems with agility)
Quite another important advantage of any powerful car is the efficiency of its braking system …
In this regard, the absolute leader is the 2012 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Centennial Edition, whose braking distance during emergency braking from 100 km / h is only 28.3 meters!
Moreover, in comparison with the above supercars, the cost of this Corvette is only $ 130 thousand, almost for nothing)
Of course, one cannot ignore the aforementioned Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, which in 2010 set the still unbroken top speed record among production cars — 431 km / h.
You can read more about this legendary supercar in a separate article, here we only note that the cost of exact copies of the record-breaking car was $ 2.4 million apiece.
Finally, I would like to write about another extraordinary car — the 2011 SSC Tuatara — the creation of the American company Shelby Super Cars, which has long become famous thanks to the SSC Ultimate Aero TT — the very one that for 2 years held the palm among the fastest cars on the planet.
The new supercar, according to its creators, is able to break the current Bugatti record — for this purpose, a completely new body shape was designed, engine power was increased, and the car itself was as light as possible and equipped with the most modern 7‑speed gearbox with a triple clutch disc.
It remains only to wait for the moment when the company decides to finally challenge speed and show the world what their new supercar is capable of.
Basically, that’s all for now. The list turned out to be small, but we tried to cover all the important categories of records for the current supercars. We will continue to follow the development of automotive technology in the future!