Gallery: the fastest production cars ever
From Jag XK120 and Miura to Venom, meet the quickest road cars in history
Posted: 26 Feb 2014
1968 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona - 174mph
It looked like a Rover SD1, but went a lot faster (and there was a considerably greater chance the door cards would stay on). But unlike the Miura - its competition at the time - Ferrari went for a traditional front-engined, rear-drive layout.
And said engine wasn't half bad. 4.4-litres. 12 cylinders. Double overhead camshafts. Six Weber carburettors. The reckoning? 352bhp. That got the 365 GTB/4 Daytona to a staggering 174mph, beating Lambo in the v-max arms race.