Can You Name Some of the World’s Fastest Cars?

AUTO

Tasha Moore

7 Min Quiz

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Hold on to your helmet! You're about to take a ride in the fast lane with this zero-to-60 trial. Autos we present were designed to captivate your imagination. Take care when heeding how many high-speed road and track rockets you can reckon on sight! 

Speed has a lot to do with the design of the vehicle. Lamborghini has upped the ante by focusing on forged aluminum and carbon materials to comprise the frame of its Huracan Performante. These special metals are easy to sculpt into speed-friendly shapes, and they weigh less than traditional hardware, so aerodynamics are enhanced considerably. 

Complex under-the-hood technology picks up the speed from there. Every model year, V-6, V-8 and above engine specifications get more sophisticated as the horsepower surges. Past the 1,000-hp marker, you're cruising way beyond official beast mode. In this quiz, you'll see just how well Bugatti, in particular, struts brute status both on the road and the raceway. Trailblazing aerodynamics coupled with enhanced turbocharged power equal the supercar hype that you crave.

All-electric hypercars have only accelerated the possibilities for even more turbo in the years ahead. Croatia's Rimac Automobili mounted electric motors on each wheel of its one-million- dollar-per-unit introduction into the hypercar market, the Concept_One. Now, that's what we call super fast-forward thinking!

Wise up on these road-legal racers and more in one zippy scroll!


Do you notice a ventilated version of the 1,200-horsepower Super Sport model?

Bugatti broadened the original Veyron engine's four turbos and intercoolers to achieve the Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse. The speedy convertible reaches 124 mph in 7.1 seconds from a standstill.

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Choose the zippy marvel made from the original prototype that launched the company in 1998?

The Ariel Atom 4's 1,312 pounds are charged by the engine's 324 horsepower. The vehicle accelerates from zero to 60 mph in 2.8 seconds. Native to England, Ariel Atom cars are manufactured locally in the United States under license.

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Some car enthusiasts say it's one of the most robust muscle cars in history. What do you ID this fast contraption as?

Dodge based the Challenger SRT Demon on the 707-horsepower Challenger SRT Hellcat. The SRT Demon is equipped with a 6.2-liter supercharged V-8 engine, as well as newer connecting rods and pistons. The company insists that the Demon can travel a quarter-mile in 9.65 seconds.

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How well do you guess the road rocket that once completed a 2.54-mile road course in just 1:24:88 minutes at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta?

The 3,240-pound Porsche 911 GT2 RS coupe is said to go from zero to 62 miles per hour in 2.8 seconds. The aluminum-steel composite frame design reaches a top speed of 211 mph. Based on the 911 Turbo, the first Porsche 911 GT2 was produced in 1995.

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Renowned car masters built this concept on a carbon-fiber-and-hybrid-aluminum frame. Guess the speedy design?

Lamborghini engineered the Huracan Performante two-door coupe with its "Forged Composite" material method. In order to sculpt complex stiff shapes, designers chopped carbon fibers that were molded with a resin substance. The car goes from zero to 62 mph in 2.9 seconds.

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Its automaker says it's the most powerful model ever. Do you see a perfect label from among the options?

The 2019 BMW M5 Competition carries a 4.4-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 engine that offers 617 horsepower. The car hits a top speed of 155 mph and zooms from zero to 124 mph in 10.8 seconds.

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Arguably, this is one of the most advanced production vehicles from its automaker. Try to quickly identify the assembly that you see in the photo?

Ferrari boasts that the 812 Superfast can race to 62 mph in just 2.9 seconds. The company flexes improved aerodynamics with this vehicle that is the first to demonstrate electric power steering in a Ferrari model.

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This vehicle has been designated a V-8 Special Series coupe. What is the official name?

From a standstill, the 711-horsepower Ferrari 488 Pista reaches 62 mph in 2.85 seconds and achieves 124 mph in 7.6 seconds. The supercar comes standard at a weight of 2,821 pounds.

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Identify this automobile that's fast, luxurious and pricey?

At its unveiling, the 16-cylinder Bugatti Chiron was priced at $3 million. The Chiron's engine yields 1,500 horsepower, and it takes a mere 2.5 seconds for the car to zoom from zero to 60 mph.

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Since the late 1960s, a car company has been developing this turbo concept. Are you confident that you know the perfect label?

Nissan offered the Skyline GT-R predecessor only in Japan; current GT-R models have been available in the United States since 2008. The 2017 GT-R Nismo accelerates from zero to 60 mph in 3.2 seconds.

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The manufacturer offered an optional sports exhaust add-on. Is the name of this vehicle obvious to you?

McLaren tweaked the 3.8-liter V-8 engine to produce the 720S's 710 horsepower. The auto master insists that the car can cover a quarter-mile in 10.3 seconds. The McLaren 720S can reach a top speed of 212 mph.

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Unveiled with a waiting list in March 2016, this is perhaps the most highly anticipated vehicle of the 21st century. Which is the right title?

The 2019 Tesla Model 3 comes with a standard battery pack that can last for 220 miles between charges. For an upcharge of $9000 on the Model 3 base price, owners can enjoy an upgraded battery pack that powers the vehicle to accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 5.1 seconds.

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One in a "Super Series," this road-legal invention is the ________?

The McLaren 675LT is 220 pounds lighter than the auto company's 650S model. The 675LT's 3.8-liter V-8 engine produces 666 horsepower that propels the supercar from a standstill to 62 mph in 2.9 seconds.

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Owners of the car have free access to the U.S. nationwide "Supercharger" network. What name do you give the model?

After incentives, Tesla offered prospective buyers the Model X for $64,500 when the model launched. The car's starting price was $80,000. The upgradeable Model X 60D can hit a top speed of 130 mph and go zero to 60 in six seconds.

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Engineers dropped 110 pounds from a previous version to produce the ________?

The Lamborghini Aventador SV, or the Aventador 750-4 SV, is outfitted with magnetic dampers and variable-ratio power steering. The supercar's engine performs 740 horsepower and zooms from zero to 62 mph in 2.8 seconds.

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Automakers incorporated "Virtual Short Wheelbase" technology into this powerful car concept. Do you ID it?

Ferrari's F12 Berlinetta updgrade in the F12 TdF is a high-powered nod to the Tour de France models that dominated race tracks from 1956 to 1964. The F12 TdF carries a 6.3-liter V-12 engine that achieves 730 horsepower and a rate of 2.9 seconds from zero to 62 mph.

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It's a 12-year resurrection of a previous make. Have you determined the right name?

A twin-turbocharged, mid-mounted V-6 engine redefined a more technologically advanced 2017 Acura NSX. The lightweight vehicle was engineered all-aluminum; the previous NSX was the first all-aluminum turbo car on the planet.

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Assemblers handcrafted the 4.0-liter V-8 engine in the ________?

The Mercedes-AMG GT C's uniquely designed V-8 supplies 550 horsepower. The AMG Speedshift DCT 7-speed sport transmission propels the car from zero to 60 mph in 3.7 seconds.

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Check out the 2012 model that was unveiled to commemorate the automaker's 100th birthday. Do you recall this car?

Introduced in 2015, Chevrolet's 2016 Z06 Corvette was the speediest Corvette that General Motors had ever produced. The 2016 model cruises from zero to 60 mph in 2.95 seconds.

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The United States Environmental Protection Agency rated the 2014 model electric setting a mere 14 miles per gallon. Have you figured out the car's title?

Ferrari's first hybrid car, LaFerrari gushed 950 horsepower, and its electric technology benefited torque performance more than it saved on fuel. At its debut, the power car cost $1 million.

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You get top-notch motor-racing performance and minimum consumption with the ________?

The versatile 918 Spyder can be driven without a chassis. With a fully charged battery, the 918 Spyder defaults to the "E-Power" setting. The Spyder cruises for roughly 18 miles solely on electric power and can accelerate from zero to 62 mph in seven seconds.

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Do you remember this racer that was released in 2011?

Briggs Automotive Company engineered the Mono with a 2.3-liter four-cylinder engine that sends the car from zero to 60 mph in 2.8 seconds. The designated street racer manages a high speed of 170 mph.

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When it was introduced, the price tag was roughly $73,000. Guess the sporty vehicle?

Caterham has called its 310-horsepower Seven 620R model "face-meltingly swift." Designed as a kit car, the Seven 620R bolts from zero to 60 mph in 2.79 seconds, and reaches top speeds up to 155 mph.

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Name this car that debuted at the Geneva Motor Show in 2009?

As a result of intake system and valve upgrades, the Lamborghini LP 670-4 SuperVeloce emerged with 661 horsepower. It has been said that this supercar has posted a zero-to-60 spec of 2.8 seconds.

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There are four electric motors on this invention, one for each wheel. Make your best guess?

Rimac Automobili's Croatian hypercar concept is the Concept_One, which speeds to 62 mph in 2.8 seconds. The electric vehicle was priced at $1 million. A 29-year-old self-taught engineer invented the car technology; at 17, he patented a glove that replaced a computer mouse and keyboard.

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Have you figured out the exact answer for the first sports car engineered in the Middle East?

Founded in 2012, Dubai-based W Motors is responsible for the $3.4 million Lykan Hypersport that has headlights embedded with 420 15-carat diamonds. Buyers have the option of swapping diamonds for rubies, emeralds or sapphires.

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Engineers introduced the first RS to the United States at Monterey Car Week in August 2016. Select the version that you see here?

The Koenigsegg Agera R achieves a high speed of 124 mph and zooms from 0 to 62 mph in a little over seven seconds. Koenigsegg improved the V-8 engine used in the Trevita to yield the Agera R's 1,140 horsepower.

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A former Audi engineer is responsible for producing the ________?

After serving a long tenure at Audi, Roland Gumpert engineering his own supercar, the Gumpert Apollo Sport. At the 2016 Geneva Motor Show, the Apollo model emerged as the Apollo Arrow with a sleeker, more attractive frame.

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A Swedish V-8 is its source of power. Does this photo help you to remember the car?

The British Noble M600 uses a higher-powered version of the V-8 engine used in Volvo's XC90 SUV. The M600 includes two turbos, offers 650 horsepower and jaunts from zero to 60 mph in three seconds.

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Do you notice the road-rocket built with an AMG-sourced 6.0-liter twin-turbo V-12 engine?

The 720-horsepower Pagani Huayra is mostly hand-crafted. The car's top-quality leather interior is a luxurious reference to vintage aviation style. Top speed for the Huayra is 230 mph.

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It was created to be one of the speediest cars on the planet. Is the name obvious to you?

America-based Shelby Super Cars engineered the 1,183-horsepower SSC Ultimate Aero TT, which reaches a maximum speed of 256.18 mph. In theory, with enough road space and a twin-turbo V-8 engine, the car could achieve up to 270 mph.

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When first assembled, this invention was considered a Formula 1-styled performance car that you could drive home. Give your best guess?

Caparo Vehicles Technologies claimed that its T1 can go from zero to 60 mph in less than 2.5 seconds. T1 engineers also contributed to the McLaren F1 project. The Caparo T1 was initially unveiled as the Freestream T1.

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The auto manufacturer did not base its first car on an existing model. How well do you ID the design that you see?

After its release in 2000, the revised Twin-Turbo version of the 750-horsepower Saleen S7 surfaced. The S7 competition package upped the supercar's horsepower to 1000, resulting in a maximum speed of 260 mph.

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There were only 399 of these assembled for sale. Quickly label the car?

Before the public was aware of the car's existence, every unit of the 651-horsepower Ferrari Enzo was sold by invitation only. The Italian performance vehicle is charged by a 6.0-liter V-12 engine.

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You're witnessing the carmaker's first attempt at a supercar. What name do you give it?

Aston Martin's first supercar response is encased in a carbon fiber and aluminum frame. A 7.3-liter V-12 engine gushes 750 horsepower that propels the 3,307-pound vehicle from zero to 60 in 3.5 seconds.

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Chief engineer Jim Randle developed what auto concept?

Jim Randle and his team, collectively known as "The Saturday Club," had planned the Jaguar XJ220 supercar concept since the mid-1980s. Randle managed to achieve 213 mph in the XJ220. The project was not a sales success when it finally went to production in the '90s.

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Determine the superfast selection outfitted with a revised suspension and aero kit?

Of the BMW 8-Series cars produced from 1989 to 1999, the BMW 850CSi was considered the most technologically advanced. Revised turbo features and a 5.6-liter V-12 engine resulted in a six-second zero-to-60 acceleration.

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In a sense, the disco era was responsible for the ________?

Disco music producer Giorgio Moroder supplied Cizeta with finances to craft the Cizeta-Moroder V16T. The high-speed concept was based on the Lamborghini Diablo. The V16T was engineered with a V-16 engine that produced 540 horsepower.

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This sporty concept was born in the '70s of Gerald Wiegert's desire for speed dominance. Is it hard for you to determine the right answer?

The Vector W8 was produced from 1989 to 1992 with a mid-engine supercharged Chevrolet V-8. The futuristic model boasted an elaborate instrument panel. Only 22 W8's were produced amid the manufacturer's financial troubles.

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The Veyron stole much-deserved shine from this sibling. Match a label to the marvel that you see?

The first Bugatti EB110 SS was outfitted with a 3.5-liter quad-turbo V-12 engine that offered 560 horsepower. Equipped with four turbochargers, the model could achieve speeds of 213 mph.

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