Pedal To The Metal: Would You Drive These High-Speed Vehicles?
Planes and trains have their place, but nothing beats the feeling of an accelerated automobile. To be out on the road sensing the engine beneath your seat is one of the most exhilarating things a driver can experience. No wonder NASCAR is so popular: who doesn’t love to fantasize about what they would do in a premium performance vehicle going top speed.
As much as we love the acceleration, few of us buy vehicles that go much faster than 100 miles per hour and never have the opportunity to drive even that fast. We dream, however, of being able to drive at double or triple those speeds. The following vehicles are the fastest in the world, providing an unforgettable experience for the lucky few with the means and bravery to drive them:
The Porsche 911 Turbo 196 – Top Speed: 196 mph
At nearly 200 miles per hour, the Porsche 911 Turbo already goes faster than most people have ever imagined driving, and it’s the slowest car on our list! Manufactured in the city of Stuttgart, Germany, this car’s 6-cylinder engine provides 530 horsepower.
The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster – Top Speed: 197 mph
Manufactured in the city of Sindelfingen, Germany, the AMG Roadster maximizes both speed and style. The vehicle has a V8 engine that offers 571 horsepower. It also has automatic 7-speed transmission and rear wheel drive.
The Ferrari 458 Spider – Top Speed: 199 mph
The first of many Italian sports cars on our list, the Spider is recognizable for its fierce, grounded appearance. Its 4.5-liter V8 Automatic engine offers 570 horsepower at 9,000 revolutions per minute. It is manufactured in the city of Maranello in Emilia-Romagna, Italy.
The Bentley Continental Flying Spur – Top Speed: 200 mph
Not to be outdone by their competitors from Italy and Germany, British cars are well represented on this list. The Flying Spur is the first vehicle featured here to break 200 miles per hour. Produced in the city of Crewe, it has a 6.0-liter W12 engine that offers 610 horsepower.