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Do you feel the need for speed? If so, there are five fast-driving rides for 2017 that you should check out. These five cars are the most high-tech speed demons on four wheels that are guaranteed to get your adrenaline pumping.
At 273 mph, the Koenigsegg Agera R is the fastest car in the world. The Agera's 5-Liter Turbocharged V8 DOHC engine generates a whopping 1,200 pound-feet of torque and 1,140 horsepower. If you want to go from 0 to 60 in 2.5 seconds, this super-snazzy ride retails for a smooth £1.1million GBP (about $1,372,690.00 USD).
The second-fastest car in the world, the Hennessey Venom GT, clocks in at a speedy 270 mph. Based on a modified version of the Lotus Exige, the Venom's 7.0 Liter Twin-Turbocharged V8 Engine gets an astounding 1,244 horsepower and has a torque of 1,155 pound-feet. This car goes from 0 to 60 mph in a mere 2.8 seconds! If you have $1.2 million burning a hole in your pocket, you can drop it on this high-powered beast.
The 2017 Ford GT might not get the same mph as the other cars on this list, but it ranks third for its impressive strength and style. This sassy new supercar gets a sweet 216 mph with its high-powered twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V-6 engine. This engine gets an impressive 647 horsepower and 550 pound-feet of torque. Although its fuel economy isn't much to speak of (a combined mpg of 14 with 11/18 mpg for city/highway), the engine, paired with a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission, is nothing to scoff at. This is the fastest car Ford has produced to date. Visit a dealership like Rebel Ford for more information.
The name "Bugatti" inspires visions of dazzling luxury. The Veyron Super Sport is capable of reaching 268 mph, making it one of the sportiest and speediest vehicles on the market. Its 8-Liter Quad-Turbo engine gets from 0 to 60 in only 2.4 seconds due to its ability to generate 1,200 horsepower and 1,106 pound-feet of torque. Unfortunately, most of us simply don't have the €1.6 million (about $1,729,520.00) to spend on the Bugatti.
Last, but certainly not least, is the German-made 9FF GT9-R, which gets a top speed of 257 mph. Based on the prolific Porsche 911, the GT9-R features a 4.0-Liter Flat 6 engine, with its six cylinders arranged in two horizontal banks of three cylinders. This powerful engine generates 1,120 horsepower and 910 pound-feet of torque, getting the vehicle from 0 to 60 in 2.9 seconds. The coolest thing about these vehicles is that no two GT9-Rs are manufactured exactly the same. In fact, 9FF claims that customers can customize these vehicles to fit their preferences for performance, color, and design - that is, for customers who can afford the €827,050 ($894,086.54 USD) price tag.
These five fast and furious speed demons might be out of the price range for most adrenaline junkie consumers, but they sure are fun to look at and dream about driving someday. The amazing technological advances that power these vehicles can certainly leave you wondering just how much further auto manufacturers can push it in terms of obtaining top speeds.