The fastest cars that can be found on the road from the 1960s to the present day
From the appearance of the first car in 1886 to the present day, cars have become increasingly sophisticated, technologically advanced and fast. The pursuit of speed began literally from the first day of the car’s existence and in the 60s led to a real boom in super-fast models called supercars. Let us get acquainted with the fastest cars of decades, starting from the 60s.
1960s - Ferrari 365 GTB / 4
The car was Ferrari's response to the Miura model from competitors from Lamborghini. | Photo: topworldauto.com
The 1968 Paris Motor Show introduced the Ferrari 365 GTB / 4, better known as the Ferrari Daytona. The car was a response to the Miura model from competitors from Lamborghini. The latter in the version of the 68th year could accelerate to an impressive 277 km / h. However, the Ferrari 365 GTB / 4 exceeded this figure and, thanks to the 4.4-liter V12, accelerated to 280 km / h, thus becoming the fastest production car of the 60s.
1970s - Lamborghini Countach
The Lamborghini Countach can accelerate to 309 km / h. | Photo: yandex.net
And again, Ferrari and Lamborghini came together in the race for the highest maximum speed. This time the victory was won by the bulls. So the Lamborghini Countach was able to accelerate to 309 km / h, while the closest competitor, Ferrari Berlinetta Boxer, “made” only 303 km / h. Countach achieved such indicators thanks to the four-liter V12 with a capacity of 381 hp.
1980s - Ferrari F40
Thanks to the 2.8-liter V8 turbocharged 484 hp, the car accelerated to an impressive 325 km / h. | Photo: drivetribe.imgix.net
The first car in the world to exceed the milestone of 200 mph (321 km / h) in 1986 was the Porsche 959. However, a year later the legendary Ferrari F40 came out, which broke this record. Thanks to the 2.8-liter turbocharged V8 with a capacity of 484 hp, the car was able to accelerate to an incredible 325 km / h.
1990s - McLaren F1
The 90s were marked by the emergence of one of the most impressive cars in history - the McLaren F1. | Photo: automotive99.com
The 90s were marked by the emergence of one of the most impressive cars in history - the McLaren F1. Developed in conjunction with BMW-Motorsport, a six-liter naturally-aspirated V12 rated at 627 hp accelerated the car to just incredible 385 km / h. This figure made McLaren F1 the fastest car in the world until 2005.
2000s - Shelby SSC Aero
The fastest car "zero" recognized Shelby SSC Aero. | Photo: bestcarmag.com
In the 21st century, a barrier of 400 km / h was extended with serial machines. The first managed to do this in 2005 to the 1000-strong monster Bugatti Veyron. Shelby SSC Aero, which is capable of gaining speed up to 430 km / h, is recognized as the fastest “zero” car.
Today, the fastest car in the world is the Swedish hypercar Koenigsegg Agera RS. | Photo: Photo: pbs.twimg.com
The second decade of the 21st century is drawing to a close and today the fastest car in the world is the Swedish hypercar Koenigsegg Agera RS with a maximum speed of 447 km / h. However, it is too early to take stock. Hennessey with its Venom F5 plans to take the bar at 480 km / h, previously unknown to production cars. Well, Hennessey did not have much time left to become the fastest car of this decade.
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