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Saturday, May 17, 2008

Top 5 Most Expensive Cars

1. Bugatti Veyron $1,700,000

The Bugatti Veyron 16.4 is the most powerful, most expensive,
and fastest street-legal production car in the world, with a
proven top speed of over 400 km/h (407 km/h or 253 mph). It
reached full production in September 2005. The car is built
by Volkswagen AG subsidiary Bugatti Automobiles SAS and is
sold under the legendary Bugatti marque. It is named after
racing driver Pierre Veyron, who won the 24 hours of Le Mans
in 1939 while racing for the original Bugatti firm. The Veyron
features a W16 engine—16 cylinders in 4 banks of 4 cylinders.

2. Ferrari Enzo $1,000,000

The Enzo Ferrari, sometimes referred to as the the Ferrari
Enzo and also F60 is a 12-cylinder Ferrari supercar named
after the company's founder, Enzo Ferrari. It was built in
2003 using Formula One technology, such as a carbon-fiber
body, F1-style sequential shift transmission, and carbon-ceramic
brake discs. Also used are technologies not allowed in F1
such as active aerodynamics. After a maximum downforce of
1709 pounds (775 kg) is reached at 186 mph (301 km/h) the
rear spoiler is actuated by computer to maintain that downforce.

3. Pagani Zonda C12 F $741,000

The Zonda C12 F debuted at the 2005 Geneva Motor Show. It is
the most extensive reengineering of the Pagani car yet, though
it shares much with its predecessors including the 7.3 L V12.
Power is increased to 602 PS (443 kW/594 hp) with a special
clubsport model producing 650 PS (478 kW/641 hp). The company
promises a 3.2 second sprint to 60 mph (97 km/h, a top speed
over 374 km/h (225 mph) and it will be the queen in braking
from 300 km/h to 0 (186 mph to 0). The Zonda F clubsport has
a power to weight ratio of 521 bhp/ton (384 W/kg) . Compare,
for example, the Enzo Ferrari which has a power to weight
ratio of 483 bhp/ton (356 W/kg).

4. Koenigsegg CCX $600,910

The Koenigsegg CCX is the latest supercar from Koenigsegg.
CCX is an abbreviation for Competition Coupe X. The
X commemorates the 10th anniversary of the completion and
test drive of the first CC vehicle in 1996. The CCX is
intended to be more suitable for the U.S. market and
thus engineered to comply with US regulations. The
CCX is powered by a Koenigsegg designed and assembled,
all aluminium, 4700 cm³ DOHC 32-valve V8 based on the
Ford Modular engine architecture enhanced with
twin Rotrex centrifugal superchargers with response system,
1.2 bar boost pressure and an 8.2:1 compression ratio. The
engine produces 806 hp (601 kW) and 678 lbf.ft (920 Nm) on 91
octane (U.S. rating) gasoline, 850 hp (634 kW) on 96 octane
(Euro rating) gasoline and 900 hp (671 kW) on biofuel.

5. Porsche Carrera GT $484,000

The Porsche Carrera GT is a supercar, manufactured by Porsche
of Germany. The Carrera GT is powered by an all-new 5.7 litre
V10 engine producing 612 SAE horsepower (450 kW). Porsche
claims it will accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62.5 mph) in 3.9
seconds and has a maximum speed of 330 km/h (206 mph), although
road tests indicated that in actuality the car could accelerate
from 0-60 in under 3.5 seconds and to 0-100 in 6.8 seconds and
has a top speed of 335-340km/h (209-212.5mph).