CHASING 250 MPH: The World’s Fastest Cars Tested


Autocar has posted every guy’s dream – take nine of the fastest cars in the world, find a nice long piece of straight road, like Volkswagen’s Ehra-Lessien test track in northern Germany, and pin the gas pedal until you reach the top speed. The cars tested were:

  • Bugatti Veyron EB16.4
  • Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano
  • Lamborghini Murciélago LP640
  • Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren
  • Aston Martin Vanquish S
  • Porsche 911 Turbo
  • Chevrolet Corvette Z06
  • Dodge Viper SRT-10
  • Ford GT

Anyone who knows anything about cars will have no problems predicting the winner of this test. The Bugatti Veyron EB16.4 simply destroyed the competition. 0 to 62mph is 2.5 seconds, 0 to 124mph in 7.4 seconds, 0 to 186mph in 19.2 second. Top speed: 250mph (249.84mph, to be exact). The Veyron beat the second place Ferrari 599 GTB to 186mph by 11.7 seconds.

While the Bugatti Veyron EB16.4 maybe the fastest car in this test, it’s also the most expensive car at over $1 million. I’m still waiting for Bugatti to invite me for a test drive. You can read the full article here.

Here’s a little video demoing the acceleration of the Bugatti supercar.