Driver Andy Green is planning to break the world land speed record in 2016 with the Bloodhound SCC and hit a terrifying 1,000 mph. While this will be the world’s fastest car, it’s really a missile on wheels when you consider how it’s powered. Together, the EJ200 jet engine and Nammo hybrid rockets produce around 210 kN (21 tonnes) of thrust, equivalent to 135,000 thrust hp, or 180 F1 cars! Rolex designed two custom instruments, a speedometer and chonograph to withstand the extreme g-forces and vibrations the car will experience while accelerating, decelerating and going 1,000 friggin’ miles per hour! The vehicle has hi-tech electronic controls and gauges, but akin to the analog Rolex instruments it also has manual backups for everything to ensure the car can be stopped safely from high speeds. Better safe than sorry when you’re cruising at Mach 1.4.
You’ve just won the lottery and need a sports car. The speed limit in your neighborhood is 40 but you can now afford some tickets. The Lamborghini Murcielago SV (Super Veloce) is as unnecessarily awesome as a legal street car gets, packing 670 horse power and hitting 0-62 mph in 3.2 seconds. It’ll top out at 212 mph - at which point, they’ll take your license. The best part is, it’ll only take a portion of your winnings, $450,000.
When something is done right, it really holds up. The iconic shape of the Porsche 911 is still leaving the production line and awing car enthusiasts after 40+ years. Always being the benchmark for road-going sports cars, Porsche does not disappoint with the new 2010 Turbo. The 911 model line saw a slight refresh in 2009 with increased power, small styling and cosmetic changes, and better fuel efficiency. If the standard or S models don’t raise enough hairs, then step into the Turbo and hold on tight. The twin-turbocharged six cylinder boxer engine produces a frightening 500 hp and 480 ft.-lbs of torque, and when matched with the optional PDK transmission it will rocket the car to 60 mph in a mere 3.2 seconds. With a starting price of $133k (expect to pay a lot more with any options) and a top speed of 194 mph you will be the envy of every male you whiz past on the highway.