On February the 28th 2005, at 12.08 local time, the Koenigsegg CCR broke the production road car speed record, achieving a new official top speed of 387.87 km/h (242.14 mph) at Italy’s Nardo Prototipo proving ground.
With this verification of speed, Christian von Koenigsegg is even more confident that the Koenigsegg CCR is capable of reaching its projected top speed of 395 km/h, or more, in a straight line.
Driver Loris Bicocchi was very impressed by the performance of the car. He feels happy to finally prove the performance of the Koenigsegg. “This test was very important for the customers and owners of Koenigsegg cars. It proves that their belief and faith in the small Koenigsegg Company was well founded”.
Priced at $430,000, The Saleen S7 is America’s first true supercar that has captured the imagination of the automotive world since its introduction in August 2000.
Designed to compete with the fastest, quickest, best handling and most exotic sports cars, the S7 provides a distinctly American driving experience for the fortunate few who will own one.
With a retail price of $165,900, Lamborghini Gallardo is a 2-door, 2-passenger luxury sports car.
The Italians love curves on their women and their cars, and the futuristic-looking Gallardo is no exception. The extreme curves on the roof make the car look like it could fire off the line at any moment.
You won't find the Gallardo's 500-horsepower, 5.0-liter, V10 engine on American streets just yet. But even if you could, you still might have trouble catching it with the naked eye -- the top speed of this baby is just over 190 miles per hour.