- Nov 30, 2005
Forbes rates the 10 fastest American cars
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.