Right from the inception of automobiles, the main aim has been to create a machine that can go faster than a horse, and this quest has really succeeded in creating amazing speed machines that can almost compete with time. As fast is becoming the new slow nowadays, we find everything around us going super fast starting from the internet to even human development. Cars are not an exception of this development as the cars we have now are concerned with providing utmost speed and comfort at the same time. And talking of super speed we mean supercars or hypercars as the case maybe, built exclusively in the name of velocity and exquisite framework.
Below are the list of the top 5 fastest cars in the world in 2018:
5) The Bugatti Veyron Super Sport: 268mph
Bugatti which has been known for their relentless effort in providing cars that are expensive and super fast at the same time, did not disappoint in their hustle. The Bugatti Veyron is a product of the Volkswagen owned company to produce the world’s fastest production car, which they acheived all thanks to the quad turbo charged W16 engine which delivers 100hp. The $1.7 million supercar was later dethroned by the SSC Ultimate Aero, which prompted the birth of the Veyron supersport which has acquired 20 more horses to it’s power. With the help of carbom fibre and other aerodynamic changes, it was able to peak at 268mph attracting the Guinness world record to recognize it as the second fastest production car.
4) Bugatti Chiron; 261mph
Though Bugatti which has a reputation of delivering better cars than their predecessor actualy disapointed with the Chiron, as the Veyron super sport is limited to 268mph but the Chiron gives 261mph tops. The W16150hp supercar still does not loose its credibility on track, as this beast has held the world record of being the fastest car in the world in 2017, as it delivered a lap time of 0-40-0km in just 42 seconds, though later overthrown by the Koenisegg Agera RS, but still it holds its prestige as this baby worths $2.6 million.
3) Hennessey Venom GT: 270mph
The Venom goes 270mph with the assistance of a 7.0 litre twin turbo charged V-8engine, which produces 1,24 torque and 1,15 lb per ft. With its incredible performance it failed to get the recognition of the Guinness world record due to some irregularities even as it jolts to 62mph in just 2.8 seconds and takes 14.51 seconds to accelerate from 0to20mph. Though it irregularities must have cost it a spot at the Guinness world record but it has gained a spot at our top 5.
2) Koenisegg Agera Rs: 278mph
This car is the true king of speed ,since its introduction in October 1st 2017, the RS has came to take its right spot from whoever was occupying it (we mean Chiron).With an astonishing performance of 0-40-0k min 36.4 seconds, at the air field in Vandel Denmark. The 1.160hp Swedish supercar beat the Chiron’s record of 42 seconds at 284.5mph.
1) Hennessey Venom F5: 301mph
The carbon fibre fortified F5, houses a 7.4 litre twin turbo v8 packing 1,60hp, powers the Venom to spit at top speeds of 301 mph which goes 0-249-0 mph in less than 30seconds. The high performance sports car manufactured by Texas based auto company, was unveiled at the SEMA show in Las Vegas, Nevada on November 1, 2017 is set to erase all memories about fast cars with its new delivery of 301mph, though not yet confirmed by the Guinness world record, but it is confirmed on our number 1 spot for 2018.
The R8 blood line is an exclusive and luxurious ride the Audi auto company has put out for an absolute joy on the race track. The 2018 Audi R8 is an extension of this remarkable effort from Audi.
The 2018 Audi R8 is a spectacular ride because of the promises to deliver at the race track without being intimidated. This Audi which hosts a ferocious conventional V-10 engine, which powers the R8 to a 602hp capacity. The car which is a blend of luxury and speed, reflects in its majestic appearance, though almost 50% of the same part as the R8 GT3LM Scarce a rare present in the 2018 model, its uniqueness cannot be overlooked.
The less fuel efficient R8, experienced some slight revisions to the engine which involves the small reduction in power output, but claimed acceleration times remain unchanged. Another remarkable improvement by Audi is the introduction of a new entry level rear-wheel drive V-10 RWS model which is a weight reducing and even a more accessible way to cruise the iconic Audi.
Designed with the thought of royalty, the 2018 model is a perfect car for the blue blood, with the introduction of the standard LED headlights on the R8V-10 with available Audi laser high beam technology, to the 19-inch 5 double spoke design wheels, you are good for the road. With not much disparity from the exterior of the 2017 R8, it manages to maintain its DNA ,even though it’s design looks kind of out dated to fit into a 2018 taste, but still its presence makes heads turn.
The V10 powered machine helps you go 0-60mph in 3.7seconds and at a top speed of 19mph. The automobile delivers a super stylish cabin which provides utmost control over your pleasure. Every R8 comes well equipped with luxurious effects and the 2018 model is not an exception, from the 12.3 inch virtual cockpit digital display with navigation, which presents both performance and MMI information on its crisp. This feature lets the driver switch between 3 viewing modes namely; infotainment, classic and sport, through the steering wheels or the MMI touch controls. Also, the Nappa leather seats with heat and power adjustments, is the perfect choice, not to forget also the automatic climate control.
Audi’s smart phone interface is becoming a new patch for all the R8 2018 models, a sit enables users to control compatible devices using the car’s MMI infotainment system, with the already standard feature of the Apple car play and android auto.
The 2018 Audi R8, is an amazing race car, though with ales than supercar handling, but a supercar appearance that eulogies speed, luxury and comfort any ten cylinder race car can produce. To get a brand new 2018 Audi R8, prices start at $139,950.
15 years after continental GT released it’s last model, Bentley finally gave it a face lift. The 2019 Bentley Continental GT Convertible, is a higher performance version of the British tourer. Bentley, still in the race to uphold the glory of the Continental GT which has been on sale since 2003 with over 7,000 units sold, continues the reigns with the exceptional 2019 model.
After 3 generations, Bentley is understandably keen on bringing the Continental design up to date. This new car which has stepped into the limelight with as lightly sportier appearance, even though it does not look significantly different from the original model, the GT comes out longer, sleeker and better looking than ever. It also ends up being way stronger than we expected. And to crown it all, Bentley introduced a convertible version of this legendary bloodline, allowing you to cruise along with the wind when you behind the wheels.
The GT which features a 6.0 litre twin turbo W12 engine, which powers a 626hp at 64 lb per ft of torque, enables the piece of art to go 0-60mph in 3.7 seconds at a top speed of 207mph. Conforming to the luxurious properties a Bentley has to offer, great speed can also be attained just at the tip of your fingers.
The GT Continental features a clean, super formed lines and a wide, low body, with a sportier view. The mid-sized convertible appears longer and lower than it’s predecessors size. What really distinguishes the 2019 GT’s exterior from the standard GT is the blacked out trim that replaced all other chrome elements in the front and rear. Also the grille had refined both the frame and mesh black. With a bigger but identical bumper, the 2019 model appears more agile.
The dual clutch transmission automatic 8 speed gear shift, presents a gorgeous interior. With the concomitance of wood, metal and leather, Bentley delivers an astonishing craftsmanship. The company which has been known for their breathtaking interiors did not let their fans down in this 2019 model. Also a very noticeable and impressive interior feature is the new infotainment display called the Bentley rotating display. This 12.3 inch touch screen housed in a 3 sided unit that revolves in the center stack. It comes into display when the engine starts and a button is pressed, a veneer glides forward and rotates to reveal the configurable screen, displaying set of three dials including a compass or plain section that matches the rest of the dashboard. This feature is first of its kind in this industry. Also the steering wheels has been remodeled to feature a small button on both spokes.
The 2019 Continental GT is graced with a 20-way adjustable seats with heating, cooling and massage function, Apple car play, realtime traffic, and private Call for emergency service. For music lovers, Bentley upped their game with an optional Bang and Olufsen system with1,500 watts, 16 speakers and illuminated speaker grilles.
The 2019 Continental GT convertible, places itself amongst the fastest drop tops in the world with its remarkable upgraded powertrain and being one of the most advanced Bentley ever made. Though pretty much similar to its predecessors, still it managed to stand out with its distinct features which includes the foldable soft top that opens in just 19 seconds and other path paving features, still keeping in mind luxurious and exquisite conventions. A brand new 2019 Continental GT Bentley is estimated around $240,000.
Electric cars have taken the world by surprise due to the unexpected indelible mark it had made to mark its presence, also making it possible for people to look at it as the future of auto technology. Electric cars, though still in the process of transition much attention has not been really made to going off-road. You want to know how an electrified vehicle could perform off-road? Don’t look too far, as the 2019 Range Rover sport p400e plug-in hybrid tends to make your dreams come true, at least for some few miles.
The Jaguar Land Rover model, Range rover sport p400e, capable of channeling its power from its propulsion energy directly from the electrical grid, happens to be the first from the iconic company. We may say the p400e is a pacesetter for the future of electric powered off-road machines. The plug in-hybrid electrical vehicle (PHEV) delivers an exceptional refined experience and leading Range Rover sport capability both on road and off road. The PHEV takes the sport from 0-100kmh in just 6.7seconds and on a top speed of 220kmh.
The p400e’s 13.1kwh lithium-ion battery is tucked beneath the cargo floor, while the electric motor is housed inside the 8-speed automatic transmission, the Range Rover sport is powered through a changed part located behind the Land Rover badge in the grille.
Driving in the p400e are powered by 2 modes; unlike the most conventional hybrids, the parallel hybrid mode is the default setting in which the engine and battery provide as needed. P400e EV mode allows full electricity power travel up to 31 miles at speeds up to 85mph when starting with a fully charged battery pack. The desire to not only lower emissions and boost fuel efficiency sprung up the idea of electrification by Land Rover, but to also improve off road traction and stability.
Not detaching itself from other Range Rover sports model, the p400e still retains the resemblance it has with them. In this light, the muscular and perfectly proportioned Range Rover sport is designed to command attention wherever you take it. The 5.0litre V-8 supercharged engine, delivers a sportier design cues, with the scintillating front dons squinter, multi LED headlamps, a new grille treatment, and a more pronounced chin, while the rear features, a new tail lamps, a chunkier rear bumps and trapezoidal exhaust outlets.
How good is a viciously looking exterior without a mouthwatering interior? Not up to a year when Land rover switched to a 10.0 inch in control touch pro infotainment system, this time Land Rover has upped their game to a new dual screen Touch pro Duo setup. Retaining other similar features from the Velar, like the sports new steering wheel with capacitive touch controls.
The Touch pro Duo together with the full color head-up display and interactive Driver display to simultaneously view and interact with multiple features at once. Other new features includes
slimmer front seats backs, larger storage cubbies, a cabin air ionization system, revised ambient lighting with 10-color choices, a sunshade with gesture control that automatically closes when the vehicle is unoccupied. An amazing new feature is the wearable activity key that can be worn on one’s wrist in lieu of carrying the key fob or a bulky set of keys with you on outdoor adventures.
The Range Rover Sport p400e is out to pave the way for future electric off-road automobiles.
With the giant step the Land Rover has taken this won’t be the last of the best we are going to
witness, rather the birth of the bests. The vehicle costs $67,745.
The Ferrari 488 Pista been a modified version of the Ferrari 458, is a mid engined sports car
designed for your track and off track pleasure. The word ‘Pista’ meaning ‘track’ in Italian
specifically signifies the unparalled heritage the Ferrari has in motorsports. This very admirable
car is a masterpiece from the Italian company, a masterpiece because the 488 hosts the most
powerful V8 mid-engine in the Meranello Marque history and is the company’s special series
sports car with the highest level yet of technological transfer from racing.
The 488 Pista deploys the very latest in sports car technology, it’s probably making
calculations for nanoseconds than a spacecraft, which is an applaudable effort from Ferrari, but
with all the systems switched off, the resulting driving experience sits around the mid-sixties.
The Pista copes with the still retained 3.9litre V8 which by now makes 710bhp at the same
8000rpm with a 568lbft at 3000rpm. But only in 7th gear, torque is limited in lower gears to make
what, since its launch has been the best sporty turbocharged, more naturally aspirated. Though
the engine is lifted from the 488 challenge race car, and is substantially different from the 488
preceding GTB’s twin turbo V8.
The weight has been reduced by 90kg through the introduction of lightweight
components and an almost barren interior- carbon fibre wheels were introduced. Though not
introduced to its bonnet, bumpers, intake plenums and rear spoilers. The inclusion of an Inconel
exhausts, a lighter flywheel, a lithium battery and titanium conrods, lightweights the ‘track’.
Also the pista’s weight, power and aero, plus a newly developed Michelin pilot sport cup 2 tyres
meaning that it is lighter, faster, and more aggressive than the 488 GTB. Talking of speed, the
Pista is 2seconds faster than the 458 which peaks it’s racing time to 0-62mph in 2.85sec and
7.6secs to 124mph.
The 7 speed automatic mid engined Ferrari does not boast of a much presentable
interior, as the cabin design is still as old as the 458. With the kind of reputation it holds, it is
supposed to boast of a more redefined interior. The materials and textures used also add a great
deal of messy outputs. There is definitely a race car –like feel to the cockpit, as the most
noticeable parts of the car includes the full blown Alcantara bucket seats and copious carbon
fibre panels. Coated with aluminum plates with a light covering, adorns the pista’s floor. While
the glovebox has been deleted for reduce volume below. It features a thinner windscreen glass
just to lower its weight.
The Ferrari 488 Pista, which was unveiled at the Geneva motor show, is the successor of
impact making projects from the Italian company. The 488 Pista came to mark a significant step
forward from the previous series in terms of both sporty dynamics and for the level of
technological carryover from racing. The Pista is priced from $645,000 plus on-road costs and
any option buyers might choose from an exclusive list.
From its etymology, cars were made as means of transportation, with the first steampowered
automobile capable of human transport produced in 1769 by Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot.
Over time, car making has evolved from the first combustion engine fueled by hydrogen made
in 1808 to the 1870 first gasoline powered combustion engine to 1903 when Ford produced
thousands of affordable cars for sale.
In recent times, cars have moved from being just a means of transportation to being a
symbol of status and power used by the very wealthy and influential .From the stupendously-rich
monarch in the Middle-East, to wealthy business moguls in Europe and America, cars have
become another means of showing off wealth.
Big names like Lamborghini, Aston Martin, and Rolls Royce often come at very high
prices and are only meant for rich collectors as many of them are often sold out before they reach
the public. While most of the cars listed here are wildly out of the reach for most, it is a sheer
pleasure just to look at them. Some of these cars are more expensive than the most affordable Jet:
the Cirrus Vision 5-seater jet which goes for $1.96 million.
In fact, the most expensive car in the world which goes for $13million, can buy 6 Cirrus
Vision Jets. However, most of them are not available in the open market as there are only very
limited quantity or they are manufactured on request. In fact there is only one of the most
expensive cars in the world and it would not be replicated.
Below is the list of 5 most expensive cars in the world;
5. Lykan Hypersport – $3.4 million
The headlights are made of urm, 240 15-carat diamonds and the LED blades made of 420
15-carat diamonds. And all the gems are customizable. It looks like an armored car with scissor
doors and an interior straight out of a sci-fi movie, this car featured in the ‘Furious 7’, and has
actually been drafted by the Abu Dhabi police for patrol duty.
Built by W Motors, based in Lebanon, this is the first Arab supercar. And it doesn’t fare badly when compared with the traditional European biggies. It can produce 780 horsepower through the rear wheels, and a 708 pound-feet of torque. It can get to a speed of 240 miles per hour reaching 62mph in just 2.8 seconds.
4. McLaren P1 LM – $3.6 million
This is not a production car. It was made keeping in mind a select group of buyers in the U. S.,
Japan, U. K., and the UAE. It has a 3.8 liter twin-turbo V-8 engine surrounded with gold plating
around the engine bay. The awesomeness of the aerodynamics can be witnessed where it is made
for- on track, where it can produce 1000 horsepower. As of yet, only five units have been built,
all of them being sold.
3. Lamborghini Veneno Roadster – $4.5 million
Veneno means Poison. This car was built to celebrate the company’s 50th birthday. It has the
look of an alien space capsule; this car can reach speeds that can give one of those a run for their
money, literally. The 6.5 liter V12 with a seven-speed single clutch ISR automated manual
transmission can spin at 8,400 rpm to yield 740 horsepowers and 507 pound-feet of torque,
meaning that the car can do a 60 mph at 2.9 seconds!
Made of carbon-fiber, it had a dry weight of 3,285 pounds. Only 9 units have been made
making the cars resell rate very high with the highest recorded resell being $11 million. It was
the most expensive car in the world ever produced upon its introduction, and only three being
available to customers in the first lot.
2. Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita – $4.8 million
This is the most expensive production car allowed on the streets. Street-legal production car in
the world, this is coated with real diamonds. Yes, you read that right. ‘Trevita’ is an abbreviation
translating into ‘three whites’. The carbon fibres are indeed coated with a diamond dustimpregnated
resin, called the Koenigsegg Proprietary Diamond Weave. This technology
transformed the fibres from the traditional black to shining, silvery white, making the bodywork
of this car renowned throughout for its unique design and perfection. And that’s not all. Beneath
the coating is a 4.8 litre, dual-supercharged V8 having a total output of 1,004 horsepower and
797 pound-feet of torque. This makes it well-equipped at overtaking semis in the freeway. This
car comes with a one-of-its-kind dual carbon rear wing, iconell exhaust system, airbags, ABS
powered carbon ceramic brakes, paddle-shift, infotainment system, chronometer instrument
cluster, tires monitoring systems along with a hydraulic system. Only three cars of this model
had been initially decided upon, before getting reduced to two, because the carbon fibre made it
too difficult and time-consuming for regular manufacture.
1. Sweptail by Rolls Royce – $13 million
Before you gasp at the price, do note that this car is off the markets. That’s because it was made
on the recommendations of one specific customer whose name the company has refused to
divulge. A company famous for its luxurious rollouts, there were only 4,000 Rolls Royce cars
manufactured in 2016! This particular exclusive car comes with its custom coach work,
reminiscent of the royal carriages of yore.
Probably modeled on the Wraith, this car can seat only two people (see what they mean by
being exclusive?). The sunroof is fully panoramic, tapering down sharply like those of the racing
yachts, as per the orders of the customer. Something very cool about the interior handcrafted
with wood and leather are the hidden attaché cases for holding laptops behind each door. Not
much else is available on this most expensive car in the world, except that it is based on the
1920s and 30s models, and looks like a yacht from the back. The owner does happen to be a
collector of super-yachts and private planes.
Rolls-Royce had to build an SUV – it’s extremely affluent customers practically demanded it – and so the British luxury marque set out to make the Cullinan a vehicle that is ‘Effortless Everywhere’. Mission, emphatically, accomplished.
The Rolls-Royce Cullinan is likely to become the company’s best-selling vehicle worldwide, such was the yearning consumer demand for the brand (known for making the most opulent of saloons, coupes and cabriolets over the years) to venture into this segment of the market. Thus, adopting the marque’s historic styling themes to the high-riding, two-box shape of an SUV was always going to be a challenge. And, when images of the Cullinan were first released, it’s fair to say there wasn’t a widespread roar of critical acclaim for its looks.
But, having checking out their projects, we’re inclined to say the Rolls SUV isn’t half-bad to behold. Oh, sure, you can gaze upon it or photograph it from unflattering angles; the worst being if you crouch down at the front three-quarters and take in the entire car, whereupon the elevated passenger compartment can appear a trifle distended. Yet, actually, look at it for longer and the design starts to work. The front end is bluff and unapologetic, but rather neatly resolved. There are some interesting swages and side detailing lines to take the bulk out of what is a 2.7-tonne hunk of luxury, the 22-inch wheels fill the arches nicely and the rear is unmistakably a Rolls, what with those distinctive light clusters framing the boot lid. Truth be told, modern Rolls-Royces are not what you’d call pretty – they’re grand and imposing, but not classically beautiful – and the sort of people who can afford one and who are interested in the Cullinan have not cooled their jets as a result of the exterior aesthetic.
Once those HNWIs (High Net Worth Individuals – do keep up) step aboard the Cullinan, the deal will be done in an instant. This is textbook Rolls… i.e., it’s peerless. You might start using the HMI for the infotainment and recognise the BMW iDrive structure that underpins the Cullinan’s system, but other than that there’s nothing inside that is familiar from anywhere else bar the interiors of other RollsRoyces. There’s a digital instrument cluster that is most easy on the eye, including a ‘Power Reserve’ gauge that is a Rolls-Royce hallmark. The material finishing is exquisite wherever you look and touch (no matter how low down in the cabin you prod and poke in an effort to find any substandard tactility), with the possible exception of the box-grain leather for the upper fascia (although it took Rolls’ interior designers two years to perfect that, so who are we to quibble?), while the space onboard is ample to the point of being cavernous.
Rear-seat configurations vary from a pair of super-luxury rear chairs that don’t fold, or a bench seat layout that allows for five people onboard. This latter set-up features electrically folding seats, which balletically collapse down and then move their headrests to prevent the Rolls-Royce logo on their faces from imprinting the seat-base leather, and the legroom/comfort in either configuration is beyond reproach. Out back is a big 600-litre boot that is accessed through a two-piece, split tailgate, meaning that Rolls-Royce is having to use unfamiliar words like ‘utility’ and ‘versatility’ for the first time to market one of its products.
In terms of luxuries, you can have the lot – crystal glasses with a decanter in the rear armrest, a fridge, fold-out tables hiding touchscreens in the backs of the front seats, seat heating and cooling functionality and so much more besides. All the doors on the Cullinan can be closed electrically at the touch of one button and the ambience within is pure Rolls-Royce – you sit high and imperious, looking over that great, flat prow of a bonnet, the Spirit of Ecstasy figurehead riding proudly out front, and you know that no other SUV in the world is going to offer an ownership experience quite like the Cullinan.
Still, having sampled it on some pretty vertiginous tracks up the side of an 8,000ft mountain, you’d be surprised how easy the Rolls-Royce SUV is to drive in the semi-rough stuff. And there’s still nothing to prepare you for the shock value of spotting the Spirit of Ecstasy in your eyeline, as you’re creeping down a 1-in-4 rubbly gradient with nothing more than HDC controlling nigh-on three tonnes of matter that costs comfortably more than half a million Euro. So yes, the Cullinan can go off-road, and it should also provide extra peace of mind to customers in low-grip conditions, as it has remarkable traction, even with traction control switched off, it was remarkably biddable. Perhaps the greatest strength of the Cullinan will be its abilities as a tow car, because Rolls-Royce is going to offer the option of an electronically deployable tow bar so that the well-heeled SUV owner can lug their horsebox/motorboat/vintage car or motorcycles out behind the Cullinan.
However, on road, it is once again like any other Rolls-Royce you can think of, which means it’s completely magnificent. Based on the same ‘Architecture of Luxury’ underpinnings as the Phantom VIII, the Cullinan is quite simply silent at 90km/h. You hear nothing whatsoever of the 6.75-litre V12 working away up front, while tyre and wind noise are smothered into oblivion by masses of sound-deadening and acoustic double-glazing about the cabin. It also has faultless ride quality, its twin-axle air suspension working marvelously to smooth out every conceivable road into a good approximation of glass-like surfaces. It even rides better on loose gravel at 80km/h than some road cars do on pretty decent tarmac, so you just cannot fault the ride and refinement, which feel leagues above any other SUV we’ve tried – and that includes previous doyens of the business like the Range Rover and the Bentley Bentayga.
The 570hp engine provides it with a quite indecent turn of pace – although long gearing in the silken eight-speed auto does mean that some cogs can haul the SUV from about 70km/h to numbers well beyond 160km/h in the blink of an eye. When revved out, the V12 imbues the cabin with a muffled snarl but that’s about as loud as the Cullinan ever gets on the inside. Which is wholly befitting of its status, we might add.
With no drive modes, save for the ‘Off-Road’ button that raises the ride height, you can’t sharpen up the Rolls-Royce’s manners for a bit of spirited driving. It’s not bad, because grip levels are immense and – after a slight squidgy of lean to the body during initial turn-in – it contains its bulk admirably on its air springs. However, to throw a Cullinan about in the corners is, frankly, unseemly, as its raison d’être is to cruise you along in the most unruffled, delightful and downright gratifying silence and comfort imaginable. Hence, why it deserves five stars for the driving experience, even though there are plenty of ‘lesser’ SUVs that could out handle it with their LED headlights shut.