Acceleration due to gravity might decrease with the increase in altitude. But remarkable increase in acceleration on our roads demands phenomenal heightening of power as well as the power to spend! This “theorem” is best proven by the new list of “10 fastest cars of 2013” compiled by Karl Brauer, CEO and editor-in-chief of TotalCarScore.com, an online review aggregator and information resource for cars.
In Brauer’s words, “Entry into the ‘200 Miles Per Hour Club’ doesn’t come easy, or cheap. …but ask any speed demon about what 200-plus miles per hour feels like and they’ll likely say the engineering (and monetary) requirements are well worth it.”
This list does not consider cars that are too few in number to be reckoned, those having fewer than 20 dealers worldwide or that sell fewer than 20 models a year.
The Bugatti Veyron Super Sport is the fastest car of 2013. If the breathtaking top speed of 268 miles per hour (429 kmph) doesn’t blow you away, the AED 8.76 million you shell out certainly will. It flashes ahead of its nearest competitor, the stately Aventador at an 82 kilometres per hour advantage and sets the owner back by way more than six times the Aventador’s price! But then, as Brauer says, “The Bugatti Veyron Super Sport is the current King of Speed, and many Veyron owners have ‘king’ in their official title.”
For lesser mortals, hope fires the zillion cylinders of ambition in the form of two cars that feature in the list costing less than half a million dirhams – the SRT Viper and the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1. Even among toys for the super-rich, there are great value propositions!