By David Ponce
You know, if you want to drop a cool million on an exotic sportscar, you’re more than welcome. The Veyron awaits. But you should know that all your money won’t get you the fastest. Not by a long shot. UK car nut Andy Frost has spent several years modifying a 1971 Vauxhall Vectra, and has successfully built the world’s fastest (non-production) street legal car, dubbed “Red Victor 2”. How fast you ask? How about 0 to 60 in one second flat. That’s right, one. Compare that to the Veyron’s now paltry “sub-3 seconds”. Or, how about a quarter mile time of 7.8 seconds, compared to the McLaren F1’s now positively snailish 11.1 seconds. It hits 140mph in around five seconds and reaches 183 in 7.8 seconds. Under the hood, Frost has packed a 9.3 litre V8, with two huge turbos generating 2,200 bhp… more than twice as much as the Veyron’s puny 1,001. Only problem we see, aside from the lack of luxuries on the inside, is the gluttonous appetite for fuel: the car averages 5 miles per gallon. But who cares? As the guy on the video says: “If Satan was a car, this would be Satan.”
The funny thing about all this is that Frost has spent perhaps as “little” as $180,000 on the car over the years; Bugatti would like you to feel special for spending more than five times as much on a car that now, in terms of performance alone, seems positively emasculated.
Check out the video.
VIA [Express And Star]