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Top 10 fastest cars of the world

Last updated on: March 29, 2010 17:00 IST

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Owning fastest wheels is dream of every car lover. How actually fast are the meanest machines? Get ready to know about the hottest wheels on Planet Earth!

Rank 10: Porsche Carrera GT

Porsche Carrera GT offers maximum speed of 205 mph and can zoom from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.9 seconds. The  aluminum V10 engine of the super car comes with horse power of 612.

The only Porsche model in the fastest top 10, Carrera GT is the most expensive car of the company at $440,000.

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Image: The Porsche Carrera GT is displayed at the North American International Auto show.
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Rank 9: Lamborghini Murcielago LP640

Costing $430,000, Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 delivers the maximum speed of 211 mph. It can reach 60 mph speed in just 3.3 secs. The V12 Engine of the car comes with 640 hp.

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Image: President and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini Stephan Winkelmann poses with the 2007 Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 Roadster at the Auto Show in Los Angeles.
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Rank 8: Pagani Zonda F

Pagani Zonda F runs at the maximum speed of 215 mph. Powered by Mercedes Benz M180 V12 engine and 650 hp, the super car can reach 60 mph in 3.5 seconds.

This exotic looking machine comes with the price tag of $667,321.

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Rank 7: Jaguar XJ220

Jaguar XJ220 offers speed of 217 mph, and can reach 60 mph in just 3.8 seconds. Blessed with Twin Turbo V6 engine with horse power of 542, this cool British car costs $650,000 to own.

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Rank 6: Ferrari Enzo

Ferrari manufactured just  399 units of Enzo to keep it an exclusive model. Enzo offers maximum speed of 217 mph and reaches 60mph in just 3.4 seconds.

The super car's F140 aluminum V12 engine comes with 660 hp. You can own the car by paying $670,000.

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Image: Visitors look at a Ferrari Enzo during a display of luxury cars in Singapore.
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Rank 5: McLaren F1

McLaren F1 offers the speed of 240 mph. You can reach 60 mph in just 3.2 seconds in this mean machine equipped with BMW S70/2 60 Degree V12 engine with 627 hp.

The car costs a cool $970,000.

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Rank 4. Koenigsegg CCX

Sold at the base price of $545,568, Koenigsegg CCX reaches 60mph in 3.2 seconds.

This made in Sweden car is equipped with V8 engine offering 806 hp. The car offers the maximum speed of 245 mph.

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Rank 3: Saleen S7 Twin-Turbo

This stylish machine delivers the maximum speed of 248 mph.

Equipped with Twin Turbo aluminum V8 engine with 750 hp, the car reaches 60mph in just 3.2 seconds. The super car costs $555,000.

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Rank 2: Bugatti Veyron

Bugatti Veyron, offering 253 mph and 0-60 in 2.5 seconds, is officially world's second fastest car.  It is equipped with aluminum W16 engine offering 1001 hp.

With the price tag of $1,700,000, the car is the most expensive among the top 10 fastest hot wheels.

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Rank 1: SSC Ultimate Aero

And offering a speed of 257 mph, SSC Ultimate Aero is the world's fastest car.

It can reach the speed of 60mph in mind-blowing time of just 2.7 seconds. The super fast car, with horsepower of 1183 hp, comes with the price tag of $654,400.

SSC Ultimate Aero  was tested for its speed by the Guinness Book of World Records in March 2007.

SSC stands for Shelby SuperCars and TT stands for Twin Turbo in the name of this fastest speed machine.

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