Today's supercars are nothing like their predecessors. For one thing, they must go above and beyond what their forerunners accomplished. In addition, they must do so with strict environmental controls. Even with these limitations, there are many different supercars in the world today, capable of 200 MPH and then some. In fact, many of the tops supercars exceed 250 MPH. Let's take a look at some of the newest and hottest rides.
The Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4
Capable of over 200 MPH, this production supercar offers 560 metric horsepower for your adrenaline needs. The car has a mid-engine placement, with 5.2 liters of displacement. The V10 powerhouse is tuned to incredible precision and the car offers all-time 4-wheel drive for better grip as you tear down the road.
The Bugatti Veyron
At over 1 million dollars, this is possibly the most expensive car in the world. However, its claim to being the fastest car in the world was recently defeated (the SSC Ultimate Aero holds that honor). Capable of more than 250 miles per hour, the Veyron is capable of hitting 60 MPH in less than 3 seconds (2.5 seconds, actually).
The Koenigsegg CCXR
This is the third fastest car in the world, which is surprising considering that it runs on bio-fuel. This environmentally friendly supercar is a first in the world and shows just how much can be achieved when engineers put their minds to it. With a top speed of over 250 MPH, it is only ranked third by a mere fraction.
Each of these cars has enormous potential, though they certainly cost a pretty penny. Their ingenious engineering and development allows them to attain speeds never thought possible without special conditions being met. At one time, it was thought that those speeds would never be attained at all. However, it is becoming almost commonplace with the advent of modern supercars.
While these cars may not be something that the average Joe can aspire to, simply knowing they exist provides dreams of sitting in one, someday. It also drives tuners and hotrod enthusiasts to push their vehicles to the utmost, milking every last ounce of power from their everyday cars. Surprisingly, numerous street cars can be tuned to the point that they are far beyond ordinary, which means that any tuner can have their own supercar is they know what they are doing and are willing to dream big.