Fast Cars - Photos of Some of The Fastest Cars Ever Built

Fast Cars - Photos of Some of The Fastest Cars Ever Built

Fasts Car - 1995 Lotec Mercedes C1000 Race Car - 268 mph

Originally conceived in 1994 with construction completed in 1995 by a United Arab Emirates Citizen who desired to own the fastest, individually owned car in the world! He contracted Mercedes which in turn also contacted Lotec for the body design. The letter C stands for the carbon fiber (race car), and the number 1000 stands for 1000 horsepower. Power plant powered by Mercedes and body design by Lotec. Power plant consists of 5.6 liter V-8 Mercedes engine, with Garrett twin turbo chargers. Runs on a mixture of unleaded gas, and aviation fuel. Hewkand 5 speed racing transmission and 4 ram AP IMSA racing brakes. Body consists of carbon fiber and Aerospace material frame. Design and engineering cost over $1,000,000 and actual constuction cost was over 1,200,000 total production cost was over $2,200,000. 0-60mph in 3.2 seconds, 0-125 mph in 8.08 seconds, top speed 268 mph.

Fast Cars - 2003 Ferrari Enzo - 217 mph

Fasts Car - 1960 Flying Caduceus - 359.7 mph

Built By: Dr. Nathan Ostich, Los Angeles, California
Engine: General Electric J-47-19 Turbo-Jet, 6930-hp, 5,200 ft/lbs
The Flying Caduceus reached its best speed of 359.7 mph in 1963, but the tachometer showed the engine to be running at only 90 percent of rated rpm. Ostich was trying to beat Craig Breedlove´s record 407.45 mph, but since the Flying Caduceus just couldn´t summon that extra muscle, Ostich did not try again.

Fasts Car - 1964 Arfons Green Monster Jet Car - 576.6 mph

Driven and built by Art Arfons, the 1964 Green Monster is a three-time holder of the World Land Speed Record. This vehicle is powered by a 15,000-pound thrust General Electric J-79 jet engine from a B-58 Hustler bomber. Arfons set his final World Land Speed Record of 576.553 miles per hour on November 7, 1965, only to lose it again eight days later.

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