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Thursday, August 25, 2011

The World’s Most Amazing Car Records

The closest mere mortals ever get to true auto-heaven is to book a supercar driving experience at a race track like Silverstone, until then we’ll just need to dream of sitting behind the wheel of a Ferrari, Lotus or Lamborghini…

The world’s most expensive new car



Read our post on the topless Bugatti Veyron
The Bugatti Veyron, at a cool $1,700,000, is the world’s most expensive car. It’s also the world’s quickest off the mark, going from 0-60 in 2.6 seconds. It’s only recently wrested its way back from being only the second fastest however, as that distinction belongs to…

The world’s fastest car



The 2011 Bugatti Veryon Super Sport (our 2010 Supercar of the year) will, when it becomes available later in the year, claim its rightful place as the fastest car in the world, with a recorded top speed (verified by the Guinness Book Of World Records) of 267 MPH. The previous record was held by the SSC Ultimate Aero, at 253 MPH.

The world’s most ‘blinging’ car…



A 24-carat gold-plated Aston Martin DB7 with seven diamonds embedded in the bodywork was shown off at the Prestige And Performance Show in London, shortly after the Bond movie Quantum Of Solace premiered in 2008.

The world’s most eco-friendly car…



The Nissan LEAF (Leading, Environmentally friendly, Affordable Family car, runs the bacronym) is the first fully electric car to be named Car Of The Year. It has a top speed of 93 MPH, with zero emissions.

The world’s most economical car…



The super-efficiently named Volkswagen XL1 Super Efficient Vehicle was unveiled at the 2011 Qatar Motor Show. Its 800CC TDi engine linked to an electric motor can return 313 miles to the gallon.

The world’s smallest car…


Is the recently re-released Peel P-50. Originally released in 1962 and 1965, the three-wheeler is 137cm long by 120cm high, and has been limited to a production run of only 50 units.

The world’s fastest car window opened by a dog…



Striker, a border collie, opened a non-electric car window in 11.34 seconds. His feat was recorded in Quebec City, Canada, in 2004.

This is a guest blog post from Silverstone racetrack, where you can try your hand at driving a range of supercars, including a Ferrari experience, a Lamborghini driving day, as well as taking an Aston Martin for a hoon around the world famous track.

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