There are many ways to judge how fast a car is. Acceleration is important; being able to jump from zero to 60 mph quickly is probably the most realistic performance benchmark, since we’re actually able to drive 60 mph on most highways. But there’s no better ultimate ranking factor than top speed – the most unrealistic, no holds barred, balls-to-the-wall stat a car can have. Even though we’ll probably never be able to actually achieve these speeds, top speed is the one that deserves the most bragging rights. It takes huge amounts of engineering genius to produce hunks of metal (and carbon fiber) that can safely propel themselves this quickly down a strip of pavement without falling apart. So here we are, the list of the top 10 fastest production cars in the world, ranked by top speed. All the cars you would expect are on the list, ranked from fastest to slowest (though calling any of these cars slow is blasphemy.) We start the list with the king of fast: … [Read more...] about Top 10 Fastest Cars in the World (2018)
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The digital speedo clicked up from 265 to 266 kilometers per hour, a good 165 mph. It was safe as can be and completely legal, because we were on a de-restricted section of the Autobahn that is, quizzically, a dead end. Where It’s At You’re on the A1, the Eifelautobahn. You get to it by turning off of road 410 outside of Kelberg. It’s only a short drive from the Nürburgring Nordschleife, which is about an hour and a half west of Frankfurt. Over here you’re in one of the prettiest parts of Germany, out away from the interchangeable mid-size cities that are all the same uniform beige-grey and all the bakeries look oddly corporate. Well, that’s not fair. Pretty much all the bakeries in Germany outside of random hipster city centers look oddly corporate. I’m getting away from the point. In any case, the area around the Ring isn’t exactly what you’d call “centrally located.” It’s a bit out there, pretty much all ag … [Read more...] about This Dead-End Highway in Germany Is Probably the Fastest Road in the World
Believe it or not, the R35 Nissan GT-R is 11 years old. It has enjoyed considerable success along the way, but after a decade, perhaps it’s time to up the ante. Nissan has already started working on designing and engineering an all-new platform for the next-generation GT-R. However, the carmaker has yet to decide how much electrification the car’s powertrain will get. At the Goodwood Festival of Speed, Nissan design boss Alfonso Albaisa told Autocar that the R36 won’t take cues from the limited-run GT-R50, but “has to be its own special car,” adding that it has to be “the fastest super sports car in the world” and retain a visual identity that’s unique among cars of its kind. While Albaisa constantly reviews sketches for the supercar, he said his team cannot begin ‘serious work’ until decisions about the powertrain and the new platform is finalised. “The challenge is on the engineer, to be honest. We will do our jobs … [Read more...] about Next Nissan GT-R to be fastest supercar in the world?
Nissan Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turimso, 2015 Tokyo Motor ShowEnlarge PhotoAlfonso Albaisa, head of design for Nissan and Infiniti, made a very bold claim for the next generation of the Nissan GT-R. He said it has to be the "fastest super sports car in the world." The design boss made that claim to Autocar at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. He also reiterated the fact that the Italdesign GT-R50 isn't a preview of things to come for Nissan's top-spec sports car. Designs are actually still being reviewed for the R36 iteration, but serious progress can't be made until the engineering team has its say. Electrification is definitely on the table, but it's certainly not a definite addition for the next GT-R powertrain. What's holding up a lot of the development process appears to be just how much electrification will be utilized. "Whether we go to a lot of electrification or none at all, we can achieve a lot power-wise. But we are definitely making a new platform and our goal is clear: … [Read more...] about Nissan design boss says next GT-R to be fastest sports car in the world
Today’s Aston Martin seeks to cultivate a crisp, modern, James Bond in a very trim suit image. There was a time when things over there were more double-breasted, when they succeeded in building the most powerful (and possibly most moronic) car in the world. This story originally ran on Nov. 7, 2014 and is being featured again for the Jalopnik Christmas Evergreen Bonanza. In 1987, Ford bought a 75-percent stake in Aston Martin. In 1994, Ford bought it outright, and in 1999 rolled it into their doomed Premium Auto Group. Or Premium Something Group. I can’t even be bothered to look up its exact name, but it was a loose confederacy of Lincoln, Volvo, Jaguar, Land Rover, maybe Mercury, and Aston Martin. The keen-eyed among you will note that it does not make sense to have the same company running both Jaguar and Aston Martin. They compete with each other for the ‘dumb Americans who want to look fancy’ market that so strongly defines the modern British auto … [Read more...] about When Aston Martin Built The Most Powerful (And Stupid) Car In The World