Cool Fast Cars and Performance Vehicles

By: IC

In the world of fast and mean machines we often find a few brand names which catch our attention due to their reputation, style and price tags. European cars are most of the time the ones who take the all the glory due to their extreme attention to detail, speed and power; some have even said that the only thing some of the fastest cars are lacking, are wings. With so much horse power it wouldn't be surprising to hear one of those cars went airborne.

While some of the most powerful and fastest cars are fairly new, some movies such as the fast and the furious have brought sexy back through some old and powerful models, that is the case of the fully tweaked 1970 Dodge Charger, the 1965 Ford Mustang, 1965 Shelby Cobra Daytona, the 1971 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, 1970 Plymouth Roadrunner GTX, etc. These classic cars are surely attention grabbers since their original design is really unique compared to most modern cars.

Among the newest models featured in such film we have the fully customized 2003 Honda Accord, the 2005 Ford GT, 2005 Shelby GT500, 2006 Mazda RX-8, the 2005 Dodge Viper SRT10, the 2003 Nissan Fairlady, the 2005 model APR Mitubishi Lancer Evolution VIII MR, etc.

There are several categories each car performs best at, so we can't compare them all on a 1 to 1 scale, some are faster, others have more control, others are better for drifting, etc. In speed competition we can compare the acceleration times until each model reaches 60MPH, and these are the results:

To go from 0-60 the following models make 4.9 seconds: 1996 Ferrari F 355 Berlinetta, 2002 Acura NSX, etc.
The 2000 Porsche 911 Turbo and the 2003 Dodge Viper SRT-10 are tied on 3.8 seconds.
The 2002 Ferrari Enzo and the 2002 Pagani Zonda C12-S 7.3 are also tied on 3.5 seconds.
The 2003 Bugatti 16/4 Veyron reaches 60 MPH in just 3 seconds.
And to top them all the 1994 Dauer 962 LeMans reaches 60 MPH in just 2.6 seconds!, how is that for a fast car?

Fast cars attract a very specific young group of people but for those who prefer style and sleek lines, there are newer models which have been released to the market fairly recently, these are the so called "Eye Candy" models:

The 2008 Porsche Chayenne which features the brand new TechArt Aero Kit, this stylish SUV. Another sleek car which was made famous by one of 007 movies "Casino Royale" is the Aston Martin. There are so many cars which would fall in this category a full blown blog is necessary!. Cars are part of the American culture but wherever you are, if your culture doesn't involve cool fast cars, believe me, it will soon.

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