World's fastest production car?

World's fastest production car?

With its 1,001 horsepower, the Bugatti Veyron was supposed to be the last word in supercars, but it may be looking at the Koenigsegg CCX from its side window instead of its rearview mirror. The CCX doesn't have the Veyron's radical looks and makes only 806 horsepower from its V-8, but it still gets to 62mph in 3.2 seconds and does a top speed in excess of 245mph. Although the 16-cylinder Veyron beats that acceleration, at 2.5 seconds to 62mph, its current tested top speed of 252mph may not be enough to hold the crown. At launch, the Veyron had only tested up to 230mph; the CCX beats that launch number by 15mph. We have yet to see if some brave test-driver can push it above 250mph, but it doesn't have far to go.

About the author

Wayne Cunningham reviews cars and writes about automotive technology for CNET. Prior to the Car Tech beat, he covered spyware, Web building technologies, and computer hardware. He began covering technology and the Web in 1994 as an editor of The Net magazine. He's also the author of "Vaporware," a novel that's available as a Nook e-book.


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