Wottle she do, Mister?


Own a performance car and you get asked that question any time you park. Unfortunately the automakers today put very optimistic figures on the car’s speedometer. My daily driver Vios, for example, indicates 220 kph on the speedometer, a speed it couldn’t do down a mine shaft with a hurricane for a tail wind.

Here’s some real numbers.

Hennessey Venom F5: 484 kph.

Koenigsegg Agera RS: 447 kph.

Hennessey Venom GT: 434 kph.

Bugatti Chiron: 424 kph.

Bugatti Veyron Super Sport: 420 kph.

SCC Ultimate Aero: 415 kph.

Tesla Roadster: 411 kph (unverified).

Saleen S7 Twin Turbo: 499 kph.

And if you are interested in Bonneville Salt Flats where most of these observed runs are carried out, then pick up the DVD “The World’s Fastest Indian,” showing the life of Burt Munro with his 1920 Indian motorcycle. Starring Sir Anthony Hopkins as Burt, this is a great movie on its own, but if you know anyone passionate about cars or bikes this movie has real depth.