Bugatti remains world's fastest production car for 2011

Forbes loves car lists, the most expensive to most economical and worst gas guzzlers to safest machines on the road There are exceptions, but Bugatti makes most lists, including fastest production car for 2011.

The Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport is the fastest production car in the world for 2011 just as it was for 2010 or at least at its quickest top speed for the last six months.

Here’s Forbes description of the Veyron’s speed.

“It’s worth repeating. The Bugatti Veyron Super Sport is the fastest production car in the world — faster than an underwater torpedo or a bullet train.

“Racer Pierre-Henri Raphanel proved it in July, when he pushed the speedometer of this third and final edition of Bugatti’s iconic Veyron line to 268 miles per hour.”

“In an e-mail he says the ride was “a real physical sensation, like a power face-lift.” A remarkably comfortable drive, too: “It can be controlled with only two fingers on the wheel.”

Forbes’ list for 2011 listed six vehicles capable of more than 200 mph. But it also listed a few keen used or discontinued models blessed with top-end speed.

Here’s the list of fasted 2011 production cars:

2011 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport, 268 mph
2011 Ferrari 599 GTO, 208 mph
2011 Porsche 911 GT2 RS, 205 mph
2011 Corvette ZR1, 205 mph
2011 Bentley Continental Supersports, 204 mph
2011 Lexus LFA, 202 mph

Used or Discontinued models

Ferrari Enzo, 218 mph
Lamborghini LP670 SV, 209 mph
Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 207 mph

To read Forbes’ article on the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport, visit: Bugatti