Gallery: the fastest production cars ever
From Jag XK120 and Miura to Venom, meet the quickest road cars in history
Posted: 26 Feb 2014
2005 Bugatti Veyron - 253mph
The Veyron came along and occupied its own slightly unhinged, very rarified nice. When it launched, it was the fastest. Most powerful, and most expensive car... in the world. An 8.0-litre, W16 engine packing 1,001hp and 921lb ft of torque. 0-62mph in 2.5 seconds, 0-124mph in 7.3 seconds, 0-186mph in 16.7 seconds and THAT top speed. All in a package weighing 1,888kg.
Also faster than a (rubbish) plane.