Sunday, March 25, 2012

The Top 5 Sports Cars of All Time

If you love cars, speed, and thrill, then you will surely have your own list of favorite sports cars. High speed and style are two main factors when it comes to sports cars. For speedy sports car lovers, what can be better than a list of all time top five sports cars. Stylish interiors, high performance drive with powerful brakes, groundbreaking engines capable of generating loads of horsepower, and stylish looks all define sports cars and you will find a mix of these elements in all the cars of this list. This list packs together the thrill and performance of the all-time favorite sports cars in a gist, starting with the first rank and then moving down the slots.

1. Ferrari 250 GTO

This car deserves the top spot because this is probably the best Ferrari that came out of the factory. GTO stands for Gran Turismo Omologata, and 250 represented the displacement of the cylinders. This car was integrated with V12 engine with 3 liters total displacement, and came with the capability of providing 302-horsepower. Its supremacy and fast speed is proved by the fact that this top spot holder can speed up to an enormous speed of 60-miles in only 6.1 seconds.

2. Chevrolet Corvette

Well this racing car also get a good place in the list, as it only gives excellent performance but also belongs to the high-end third generation of sports cars that Chevrolet offers. Delving deeper into the specifications, which make it to the top five sports cars list, it derives its power from a 638-horser supercharged V8 engine with 6.2-liter capacity, along with a six-speed manual transmission. Its speed of 205 mph is what defines the speedy performance of this car.

3. Tesla Roadster

Talking about energy efficiency and sustainability, the name of The Tesla Roadster is pretty obvious to find its place in the top list, because it is one of the best green sports cars ever. It is fully electrically powered and can pick up from 0 to 100 kmh/60mph in just about 4 seconds. You will be surprised to know its fuel efficiency even after being a high-speed car, as it is mileage is 135 miles/gallon.

4. Porsche Carrera GT

This speedy car from Porsche is perhaps the most belligerent Porsche on road, with an improved cooling system and an innovative engine with ten cylinders placed in a V-formation. The displacement is 5.7 liters and it has a capability of producing 600-horsepower. Speed of 0 to 100 km/h in 3.9 seconds was what the makers of this car claimed, but when it was tested it stood out to be faster as it picked up in just 3.6 seconds. Another distinctive feature, which you can notice in this car is the Porsche styled ignition.

5. Porsche 911

The swift Porsche 911 is laudable enough to grab a place in the top-five list because of its trademark silhouette fitted with high-end all-wheel-drive system. 911 Turbo generates a whopping 480-horsepower and can jump from 0 straight to 60 mph in just 3.7 seconds. Its six-speed manual transmission along with the acceleration helped it to gain this much power and speed. However, if you opted for the Five-Speed Tiptronic automatic transmission, then it offers an improved performance of reaching a speed of 60 mph in 3.4 seconds only, and a speed of 100 mph in 7.8 seconds.