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    400+ kph (248 + mph) cars list

    Hello everybody. I'm working under some article for my private web page and I'm looking for street/track cars with max speed at least 400 kph (248 mph). No matter if this speed was reached or only established, no matter if car is or is not in production and no matter if it really exists or is it only advanced computer vision (as Audi R-Zero). It just must be "ordinary" wheel-driven street/track car (no jet car or any of Bonneville's streamliners or cars from Land Speed Record which won't never enter the street or track, etc). Quite simple? Or maybe not...

    So, this is what I've found (+ edits with your help) already (car name, max speed in kph [est or reached], additional info, doubts):

    Street:
    Bugatti Veyron (2005) - 408 (other info: 415, 424 - ?) {mph: 253, 259, 263}
    Saleen S7 TT Competition (2006) - 418 [reached?] {mph: 260}
    Saleen S7 TT (2005) - 400 [est] {mph: 248}
    Lotec Sirius (2001) - 401 [est?] (is or is not in production?) {mph: 249}
    Koenigsegg CCX (2006) - 400 [est] (other info: 415) {mph: 248, 258}
    Bristol Fighter SCR (2007) - 435 [est] {mph: 270}
    SSC Ultimate Aero (2006) - 439 [est] {mph: 273}
    SSC Ultimate Aero TT (2007) - 445 [est] {mph: 277}
    SSC Aero SC/8T (2005) - 401 [reached?] {mph: 249}
    Jehle Artemis (1991) - 400+ [est] {mph: 248+}
    Jehle Super Saphier (1982) - 400 [est] {mph: 248+}
    Colani Le Mans (2003) - 410 [est] {mph: 255}
    Barabus TKR (2006) - 435 [est] {mph: 270}
    Lotec C1000 (1995) - 431 [est] (only 1 was made, reached 400?) {mph: 268, 248}

    Tuned/modified:
    9ff Carrera GT (2007) - 400+ [est] {mph: 248+}
    Chevrolet Callaway Sledgehammer Corvette (1988) - 410 {mph: 255}
    Dauer 962 LeMans (1993) - 404 (other info: 401, 403, 407) {mph: 251, 249, 250, 253}
    Gemballa Mirage GT (2006) - 403 [est] {mph: 250}
    H&R 911 Turbo Mission 400 Plus (2007) - 403 [est] {mph: 250}
    Colani Lotec Ferrari Testa D'Oro (1997) - 436 (other info: 387, 351) {mph: 271, 240, 218}
    Hennessey SRT-10 Viper Venom 1000 (2005) - 410 [est] {mph: 255}
    TVR Phoenix (2006) - 402+ [est] {mph: 250+}
    Jun Akira Supra JZA80 (2001) - 401 {mph: 249}
    SVSi Stryker TT Stage III Viper (2002) - 418 [est] {mph: 260}
    Chevrolet Mallet Halltech Corvette (2003) - 443 [est?] {mph: 275}
    Chrysler PT Bruiser (2002) - 426 [reached?] {mph: 265}
    Lamborghini Diablo VTTT (1996) - 410 [est] {mph: 255}
    Chevrolet Mallett Corvette ZR-1 (1996) - 439 (other info: 384) {mph: 273, 239}
    Gemballa Diablo T50 (1998) - 410 {mph: 255}

    Track:
    Porsche 917/30 (1973) - 409 (other info: 396, 430, Can-Am car) {mph: 254, 246, 267}
    Orca SC7 (2003) - 415 [reached?] {mph: 258}
    Sauber Mercedes C9 (1989) - 400 (Le Mans) {mph: 248}
    WM P88 Peugeot (1988) - 405 (Le Mans, air ducts were taped off, engine broke) {mph: 251}
    BAR-Honda (2005) - 415 (F1 car) {mph: 258}
    Shadow MkI AVS (1970) - 402 (Can-Am car) {mph: 250}

    Concepts/prototypes/specials:
    Melling Hellcat (2007) - 473 [est] {mph: 294}
    Locus Plethore (2007) - 400+ [est] {mph: 248+}
    Chrysler ME Four Twelve (2005) - 401 [est] {mph: 249}
    Vector WX3 (1993) - 402 [est] {mph: 250}
    Ford Shelby Cobra (2004) - 430 (other info: 418) [est] {mph: 267, 260}
    Eliica (2004) - 400+ [est] (reached 370, prototype of electric car, goal: exceed 400) {mph: 248+, 230}
    Mercedes-Benz W154 Record (1939) - 400 {mph: 248+}
    Mercedes-Benz W125 Record (1938) - 433 {mph: 269}
    Auto Union 6.0 L Class B (1937) - 406 (first time 400+ km/h on an ordinary road) {mph: 252}
    Auto Union 6.5 L Class B (1938) - 430 (crash, driver killed) {mph: 267}
    Mercedes-Benz C111-IV (1979) - 404 {mph: 251}
    Ford GT90 (1995) - 402+ [est] {mph: 250+}
    Porsche Carrera GT1 (2006) - 409 [est] (Carrera GT successor) {mph: 254}
    Oldsmobile Aerotech (1988) - 447 (other info: 415, 482) {mph: 278, 258, 300}
    Bugatti EB 16/4 Veyron (2001) - 403 {mph: 250}
    Walley Larson LE1 Groundfighter (2001) - 490 [est?] {mph: 304}
    Weber SuperCar (2007) - 400+ {mph: 248+}

    Other:
    US Army Top Fuel Dragster (2006) - 541 (fastest dragster) {mph: 336}
    Dodge Tomahawk - 483+ [est] {mph: 300+} (car? motorcycle?)
    Nissan HKS 180SX (2000) - 440 [reached?] (dragster) {mph: 273}

    Imagination's creations:
    Audi R-Zero (2006) - 460 (virtual concept) [est] {mph: 286}
    K.I.T.T. (1982) - 483 [est] (movie car) {mph: 300}

    And my question is - do you know any other 400+ street/track cars? If yes - please give me name and max speed of it. I'll be greatfull.

    If anyone can spread my doubts it will be welcome too...

    Thanks in advance.
    Last edited by Ecnelis; 02-27-2007 at 07:47 AM.

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    The Bugatti's top speed is still climbing.
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    The Dodge Tomahawk concept has a theoretical top speed of over 300 mph, or so I've heard, but no one's insane enough to try it for real.
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    The Tomahawk should be considered a car. It has two skinny tires in front and back.

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    Apparently, the Jun Akira Supra JZA80 reached a topspeed of 401.2 km/h at Bonneville.

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    I don't think the Audi R-Zero should be included.

    It was a student project, and I would be surprised if there was much in the way of actual, solid, proven engineering behind it, beyond a bit of theory.

    That is fine, because that is all you need to do for that type of project, but that is all it is - a project.

    You might as well include the "Fizzbag R666".

    I just made it up, but it would be powered by rockets to a top speed of 600km/h - pic attached.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coventrysucks View Post
    I don't think the Audi R-Zero should be included.

    It was a student project, and I would be surprised if there was much in the way of actual, solid, proven engineering behind it, beyond a bit of theory.

    That is fine, because that is all you need to do for that type of project, but that is all it is - a project.

    You might as well include the "Fizzbag R666".

    I just made it up, but it would be powered by rockets to a top speed of 600km/h - pic attached.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coventrysucks View Post
    You might as well include the "Fizzbag R666".

    I just made it up, but it would be powered by rockets to a top speed of 600km/h - pic attached.
    You do know that 2 1.8ts will provide more than sufficent power.
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    please convert to mph.........................Otherwise I cannot understand anything in the first post.
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    Quote Originally Posted by carsnut View Post
    please convert to mph.........................Otherwise I cannot understand anything in the first post.
    Bah, just pull out the calculator and multiply by .625. I used to do it on the fly in my mini.. divide by 8, multiply by 5. Easy!

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    All I know about mph is that when I am down in Buffalo when they say 50, they mean 80, and when they say 30, they mean 50.

    Stupid Imperial system is useless anyways.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kitdy View Post
    All I know about mph is that when I am down in Buffalo when they say 50, they mean 80, and when they say 30, they mean 50.

    Stupid Imperial system is useless anyways.
    No, it makes sense! There ain't much I hate more than Farenheit.
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    what about the porsche / dauer 962?? i think it crossed 400 km/hr
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    In the 'other' list at the top don't forget to put in the thrust land speed record car. 737mph

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timothy (in VA) View Post
    The Dodge Tomahawk concept has a theoretical top speed of over 300 mph, or so I've heard, but no one's insane enough to try it for real.
    Yes I've heard about it, but it is hard to call it a car or motorcycle... or anything.


    Quote Originally Posted by Kooper View Post
    Apparently, the Jun Akira Supra JZA80 reached a topspeed of 401.2 km/h at Bonneville.
    Thank you, car added to list.


    Quote Originally Posted by Coventrysucks View Post
    I just made it up, but it would be powered by rockets to a top speed of 600km/h - pic attached.
    I forgot to say it must be a wheel-driven car. But maybe you're right - R-Zero shouldn't be here as only computer-vision, but I just couldn't resist and it is quite advanced vision comparing to yours Fizzbag R666.


    Quote Originally Posted by carsnut View Post
    please convert to mph...
    Done.


    Quote Originally Posted by TVR IS KING View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by dbr91 View Post
    In the 'other' list at the top don't forget to put in the thrust land speed record car. 737mph
    Look here:

    Quote Originally Posted by Ecnelis View Post
    It just must be "ordinary" wheel-driven street/track car (no jet car or any of Bonneville's streamliners, etc).
    I'm not looking for jet cars from Land Speed Records such Thrust SSC, Thrust 2, all Spirits OF America, etc...

    Quote Originally Posted by silverhawk View Post
    what about the porsche / dauer 962?? i think it crossed 400 km/hr
    It is on the list.
    Last edited by Ecnelis; 02-25-2007 at 03:53 AM.

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