Saturday, November 6, 2010

Top 10 Cars

Maybach 57 S

Price: $430,355 in US

Rs 5.36 crore in India

The Maybach 57 S has a 12-cylinder engine, goes from 0 to 100 in 5.2 seconds and is designed to be a sportier alternative to the other models. It has more power than the 57 or 62 models, 604 hp versus their 543 hp. As in the other models - Maybach 57 and 62 - the maximum speed is electronically limited.

Top Speed: 250 kmph

Porsche Carrera GT

Price: $440,000 in US

Rs 5.47 crore in India

Despite claims that the Carrera GT supercar had gone out of production, the car is very much available in the US and is in the list of one of the world's most expensive cars. The car has 605 hp @ 8000 rpm, can go from 0 to100 in 3.9 seconds and has a ten cylinder engine - a type of rarely seen outside of racing.

Top speed: 330 kmph

Maybach 62

Price: $448,153 in Europe

Rs 5.59 crore in India

Maybach's 62 ultra-luxury sedan is made by Mercedes-Benz and has proved that even a car this expensive to build can turn a profit. The Maybach 62 accelerates from 0 to 100 in just 5.4 seconds. The top speed is electronically limited but can be reached rapidly and with virtually no apparent effort.

Top speed: 250 kmph

Mercedes-Benz SLR


Price: $452,750 in US

Rs 5.64 crore in India

The SLR McLaren is as comfortable and sophisticated as a street-legal racecar can be. It is a collaboration between Mercedes and legendary British racecar builder McLaren. With the help of a 617 hp and 5.4-liter supercharged V8 engine, the SLR sprints from 0 to 100 in just 3.6 seconds.

Top speed: 343kmph

Koenigsegg CCR

Price: €458,000 in Europe

Rs 6.94 crore in India

The Koenigsegg is a Swedish car that sports a supercharged V8 engine. It can go from 0 to 100 in 3.2 seconds with its hp of 806 @ 7000 rpm. The Koenigsegg CCR currently holds the Guinness World Record for the most powerful car in series production.

Top speed: 395 kmph

Saleen S7 Twin Turbo

Price: $ 637,723 in US

Rs 7.95 crore in India

Started by former racing driver Steve Saleen, the Saleen car company produces some of the fastest cars in the world. The S7 is designed to compete with the fastest and most luxurious grand touring cars. It can go from 0 to 100 in six seconds has 750 bhp @ 6300 rpm and sports an all-aluminum V8, 2-valve.

Top speed: 320 kmph

Leblanc Mirabeau

Price: $645,084 (Global)

Rs 8.03 crore in India

Leblanc is ramping up production of its new Mirabeau supercar. The company hopes to make the vehicle street legal for the US by early 2007. With a six-speed sequential transmission, more than 700 bhp @ 7600 rpm, the Leblanc Mirabeau's interior is optimized for maximum acceleration.

Top speed: 370 kmph

SSC Ultimate Aero

Price: $654,500 in US

Rs 8.17 crore in India

The most expensive American car is also the fastest. Automaker SSC estimates this vehicle is capable of going from 0-60 in just 2.9 seconds and the base model has a supercharged 6.2-litre V8 engine rated 787 bhp @ 6600 rpm. The SSC Ultimate Aero requires 104 octane gasoline.

Top speed: 400 kmph

Pagani Zonda Roadster

F C12S 7.3

Price $667,321 in Europe and US

Rs 8.31 crore in India

Pagani is an Italian boutique automaker that builds radical-looking racecars. This version of its Zonda flagship has 555 bhp @ 5900 rpm, can go from 0 to 60 in 3.6 seconds and is propelled by mid-mounted V-12 DOHC engines.

Top speed: 344 kmph

Bugatti Veyron 16.4

Price: €1,000,000 in Europe

Rs 15.17 crore in India

Volkswagen's production delays are finally over and the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 is ready to hit the road. The car sports a W16 engine fed by four turbochargers, can go from 0 to 100 mph in six seconds and uses unique cross-drilled and turbine vented carbon rotors that draw in cooling air for braking.

Top speed: 407 kmph