Forbes.com recently searched high and low for the 10 fastest American cars to grace the planet Earth and came up with a pretty impressive list. At the top is the SSC Ultimate Aero (shown), with a trim V8 (no, that isn't a typo) that produces a stunning 1,046 horsepower and a maximum speed of 260-273 mph. We'll get our fill of the Aero soon as the car is being featured in upcoming issues of The Robb Report, Motor Trend and Road & Track. Also gracing the list is the Saleen S7 Twin Turbo that tops out at 240-260 mph, the Ford GT at 205 mph and the Chevrolet Corvette Z06 with a top speed of 198 mph. Of special interest were the Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger and Magnum SRT8s, which tied for ninth place, and the Caddy CTS-V in 10th, which are arguably the only cars on that list you would actually want to drive year-round.
Posted Nov 30th 2005 10:00AM