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Old 06-18-2005, 11:49 AM   #1
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The Fastest Cars To Roar From Showrooms in 2005

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If you're willing to pay for it, you can have a rocket ship mounted on wheels. Or you can buy an automobile that rolled off an assembly line, and still get to where you need to go in record time. You can pay a lot too, up to $440,000 for the Porsche Carrera GT. No matter their price, this list of the 10 fastest ranks 2005 model year production cars. That is, models that were mass produced from standardized designs, though their production runs tend to be small.

You could arrange the list differently if you chose to measure speed as top-end performance. We picked zero-to-60-mph acceleration speed because it’s a common measure of a car’s performance and because it's legal.

Kelley Blue Book compiled the ranking. ForbesAutos.com filled in the detail by using our own material, such as base MSRP (manufacturer’s suggested retail price) for pricing, as well as information garnered from manufacturers and gleaned from enthusiast Web sites like rssportscars.com. See zero-to-60-mph times, prices and photos by clicking on each model name.

The Fastest Cars to Roar From Showrooms in 2005:

1. Lamborghini Murciélago
2. Porsche Carrera GT
3. Ford GT
4. Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG
5. Ferrari F430
6. Ferrari 575 Maranello
7. Porsche 911 Carrera S
8. Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution RS
9. Lamborghini Gallardo
10. Chevrolet Corvette Z51
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Old 06-18-2005, 12:00 PM   #2
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Where's the Enzo??
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That list is messed up when an Evo is on there but no Enzo.
Its funny looking at all the high performance cars out there like the Enzo, Porsche GT and a few others that have 600hp. The fact that a LOT of FI guys on the forum are WELL above that point. Myself included. And we all paid a couple 100 thousand less.
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What's a Z51?
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Old 06-18-2005, 12:44 PM   #5
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There is no 2005 Enzo, only made 399 them in 2002.
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There is no 2005 Enzo, only made 399 them in 2002.
Really, I would have thought they still made them in small amounts. Thats sad its such a great looking car. But it explains the list.
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rather impressive list of UN MODDED cars. That type of speed from the factory is silly fast. You can make a neon into a 600 rwhp car, but it isn't the same as when it's NA 600 hp from the factory.
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At least the Vette came in on the top ten list. Not bad considering the price of the other cars.
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So according to this list the Z-51 optioned Corvette is faster than the Z-06 Corvette?
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So according to this list the Z-51 optioned Corvette is faster than the Z-06 Corvette?

There is no 2005 Z06
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I am looking at the June issue of Motor Trend and the road test results show: '05 Misobitchy EVO RS 0-60 = 4.3, 1/4 mile = 13.1/102.8, slalom avg mph = 69.3, figure 8 = 25.2@.75g. '05 Corvette Z51 0-60 = 4.4, 1/4 mile = 12.6/113.2, slalom avg mph = 68.9, figure 8 = 25.2@.76g. I just don't see how the EVO wins???
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Really, I would have thought they still made them in small amounts. Thats sad its such a great looking car. But it explains the list.
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There is a new Enzo on the horizon. The July issue of Road and Track shows a slightly mod'ed Enzo on the Fiorano test track with a 6.5 or 6.8 liter V12.

BTW: http://www.saleen.com/saleen_s7_performance.htm
I'm beginning to think that Forbes Fastest Car list is BS.

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No Viper?? How did the 911 S make it on that list higher then a vette... didn't anyone rear car & driver 3 months ago??


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No Viper?? How did the 911 S make it on that list higher then a vette... didn't anyone rear car & driver 3 months ago??


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Like I said, this list is BS!!
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Maybe David (I drive a Porsche) Letterman made up this list.
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I am looking at the June issue of Motor Trend and the road test results show: '05 Misobitchy EVO RS 0-60 = 4.3, 1/4 mile = 13.1/102.8, slalom avg mph = 69.3, figure 8 = 25.2@.75g. '05 Corvette Z51 0-60 = 4.4, 1/4 mile = 12.6/113.2, slalom avg mph = 68.9, figure 8 = 25.2@.76g. I just don't see how the EVO wins???
it says in the text that they based it on 0-60 times
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If the vette made it, shouldn't the Viper make it too? Viper 0-60 time is a lot faster.
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Really, I would have thought they still made them in small amounts. Thats sad its such a great looking car. But it explains the list.
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It's like the GTO, F40 and F50 before it. Every 7 or 8 years or so Ferrari decides to put all their technology and power into 1 limited production-run car.

The Enzo (F60) is the result of that. Just like the F40 and F50 before it...they were only sold for 1 year.
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