The Car Geek: When Cars Spell F-A-S-T

The Car Geek

Friday, December 02, 2005

When Cars Spell F-A-S-T

Do you know what the fastest American car is?

Imagine this: a supersonic jet took off at a speed of 225 mph on its final commercial flight last October 2003. Now, add some 48 mph more thrill to that, that’s how fast this fastest American supercar is!

This American supercar known as the American SSC Ultimate Aero supercar belittles a Concorde jet with its top speed of 260 to 273 mph. According to feature article in, SSC spokesman said it was seen “LOAFING around Pocono (a famous NASCAR track in Pennsylvania) at speeds of around 210 mph." —that isn’t an exaggeration!

Powering this extremely speedy car is a V8 engine that produces a whopping 1,046-horsepower! Yes, you heard it right. One thousand plus horses and this car weighs just like a Dodge Neon! But of course, it costs literally MORE. Imagine, its base price is about $654,500. Yeah, right!

Now here’s another American supercar, the Saleen S7 Twin Turbo with top speed of 240 to 260 mph—just a little less than the SSC Ultimate Aero. It got a lower output but certainly hot and breathtaking 750-hp V8.

You probably know by now I’m a racing buff with all those ! in this article... hahaha... but really, I’ve always been fascinated with cars and racing. It gives a different sense of excitement and a different adrenaline rush so to speak.

Currently, I’m working on a customization project on a Mazda car. I’ll be putting a turbocharged engine and a load of body Mazda accessories and stylish auto parts including the Mazda spoiler, Mazda wheels and Mazda hubcaps I got from Auto Parts Inner.