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.

No. 10: Ferrari 458 Italia / Top Speed: 201 mph (322kmph) / Engine: 562 HP 4.5L V 8 / MSRP: $229,825 (AED 838,860)

No. 9: Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Superleggera / Top Speed: 202 mph (323kmph) / Engine: 562 HP 5.2L V 10 / MSRP: $237,600

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.”

No 6: (Tied) Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 / Top Speed: 205 mph (328kmph) / Engine: 638 HP 6.2L V 8 (Supercharged) / MSRP: $111,600 (AED 407,000)

No. 6: (Tied) Bentley Continental GT Speed / Top Speed: 205 mph (328kmph) / Engine: 616 HP 6.0L W 12 (Twin Turbocharged) / MSRP: $234,000

No. 6: (Tied) McLaren MP4-12C / Top Speed: 205 mph (328kmph) / Engine: 616 HP 3.8L V 8 (Twin Turbocharged) / MSRP: $239,400

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.

No. 5: Dodge SRT Viper / Top Speed: 206 mph (estimate) (330kmph) / Engine: 640 HP 8.4L V 10 / MSRP: $100,000 (AED 365,000)

No. 4: Ferrari FF / Top Speed: 208 mph (333kmph) / Engine: 651 HP 6.3L V 12 / MSRP: $295,000

No. 3: Ferrari F12 Berlinetta / Top Speed: 211 mph (338 kmph) / Engine: 730 HP 6.3L V 12 / MSRP: $343,385

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.”

No. 2: Lamborghini Aventador LP700 / Top Speed: 217 mph (347.2kmph) / Engine: 700 HP 6.5L V 12 / MSRP: $376,000 (AED 1.37 million)

No. 1: Bugatti Veyron Super Sport / Top Speed: 268 mph (429kmph) / Engine: 1,200 HP 8.0L W 16 (Quad Turbocharged) / MSRP: $2.4 million (AED 8.76 million)

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!

10 fastest cars of 2013 was last modified: February 22nd, 2016 by Sudeep Koshy

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