Gallery: the fastest production cars ever
From Jag XK120 and Miura to Venom, meet the quickest road cars in history
Posted: 26 Feb 2014
1993 McLaren F1 - 240.1mph
This thing's a festival of baffling numbers. It cost £500,000 in 1993. It was the first carbon fibre-bodied production car in the world. The engine bay was lined with gold for heat reflection. It needed a completely redesigned gearbox because nothing could handle the torque from its 6.1-litre BMW engine. It was Genesis.
And the performance was staggering. It'd do 0-60mph in 3.2 seconds. 0-100mph in 6.3 seconds. And go on to a top speed that'd take a few years to beat. And not by that big a margin...