Top Ten Fastest 6-Cylinder Cars

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10. NOBLE M12 GTO-3R

Top Speed: 170 mph
Zero to Sixty: 3.5 seconds

Noble M12 GTO 3R 2003

Built by British auto maker Noble, the M12 GTO-3R is one quick machine. Equipped with a Ford Duratec Alloy Twin-Turbocharged V6 engine, the Noble M12 GTO-3R can hit speeds up to 170 mph. The V6 engine puts out 360 horsepower with 358 lb-ft of twist, and is mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. All that power allows the Noble M12 GTO-3R to go from zero to sixty in an impressive 3.5 seconds. The Noble M12 GTO-3R’s exterior is custom made to be aerodynamic enough to handle the wind resistance as it flies down the street, this also gives the car an exotic look. Precision handling delivers a tight and fun driving experience, and the suspension is fine tuned to handle anything the road throws at it.

9. NOBLE M400

Top Speed: 175 mph
Zero to Sixty: 3.5 seconds

Noble M400

British auto maker Noble crafted the M400 to deliver a driving experience unlike any other. Able to hit a top speed of 175 mph, the Noble M400 certainly turned heads in the auto industry. Powered by the same Ford Duratec Alloy Twin-Turbocharged V-6 engine as the Noble M12 GTO-3R, the M400 squeezes out 425 horsepower from the engine, giving it serious speed. The engine is paired with a 6-speed manual transmission, and the suspension is tuned for performance. The Noble M400 has a zero to sixty time of 3.5 seconds, and can blaze down the quarter mile at 11.7 seconds. Much like the Noble M12 GTO-3R, the M400 had a limited production run, making it a rarity on the streets.

8. TVR SAGARIS

Top Speed: 185 mph
Zero to Sixty: 3.7 seconds.

TVR Sagaris

The TVR Sagaris was built between 2005 and 2006 by British auto manufacturer TVR. Debuting at the MPH03 Auto Show in 2003, the Sagaris was designed with racing in mind. Built with a 4.0 liter straight-six engine producing 406 horsepower, and a 5-speed manual transmission, the TVR Sagaris is a force to be reckoned with. With a top speed of 185 mph and a zero to sixty time of 3.7 seconds, the Sagaris holds it’s own with others in it’s class. A multitude of air vents, intake openings, and other bodywork features allow the Sagaris to be driven at high speeds for extended periods without any modifications for cooling or ventilation. The car’s name comes from a Greek battle-axe used by the Scythians, which was feared due to its ability to penetrate armor.

7. LOTUS EVORA 400

Top Speed: 186 mph
Zero to Sixty: 4.1 seconds

Lotus Evora 400

Debuting at the 2015 Geneva Auto Show, the 2016 Lotus Evora 400 boasted some impressive numbers. Powered by a 3.5 liter supercharged V-6 engine and a 6-speed manual transmission, the Lotus Evora 400 cranks out 400 hp and 302 lb-ft of torque. The Lotus Evora 400 has a zero to sixty time of 4.1 seconds, and a whopping top speed of 186 mph. The Lotus Evora 400 hits such high speeds, the rear wing and diffuser deliver 71 pounds of aerodynamic downforce at 150 mph, without which the car might lift off the ground due to wind resistance. As expected from luxury car maker Lotus, the Evora 400 is beautiful to look at. The exterior, while built to be aerodynamic, looks unique and exotic due to all the curves and body lines.

6. TVR TUSCAN SPEED SIX

Top Speed: 190 mph
Zero to Sixty: 3.68 seconds

TVR Tuscan 4.0 Speed Six

British auto maker TVR takes a long time to produce new models, crafting them one at a time, even sculpting the chassis by hand. The end result being some of the fastest, stylish, and most incredible vehicles. The TVR Tuscan Speed Six is a prime example. Built with both luxury and speed in mind, the Tuscan Speed Six has the look of a luxury roadster, and the power of a supercar. With a 3.6 liter inline six-cylinder engine, cranking out 360 horsepower with 290 lb-ft of torque, the Tuscan Speed Six races to sixty mph in 3.68 seconds and hits 100 mph in a staggering 8.08 seconds; that’s faster than most cars get to 60 mph.

5. ACURA NSX

Top speed: 190 mph
Zero to Sixty: 2.7 seconds

New Acura NSX

The Acura NSX has been dominating speed charts since its creation back in 1990. The current model houses a longitudinally mounted, dry-sump, twin-turbo and intercooled, four cam, 75 degree 3.5 liter V-6 under the hood. Along with a nine speed dual-clutch gearbox integrated with an electric motor driving the rear wheels, and two electric motors that power the front wheels, the Acura NSX produces over 550 horsepower. All that equipment under the hood gives the Acura NSX an impressive zero to sixty time of 2.7 seconds, with a top speed of 190 mph and a quarter mile time of 10.8 seconds. The suspension is enhanced with magnetorheological self-adjusting dampers, to keep the ride smooth as glass in this road rocket.

4. NISSAN GT-R

Top Speed: 191 mph
Zero to Sixty: 2.9 seconds

Nissan GT-R

The Nissan GT-R is the Nissan Corporation’s redesign of the Nissan Skyline.With a 545 horsepower engine capable of going 0-60 in 2.9 seconds and a fine tuned suspension allowing it to out-handle most anything on the road, the GT-R is one beast of a car.The Nissan GT-R tops out at 191 mph, which is more than enough speed for anyone. The exterior may look tame compared to many supercars, with small vents and curves along the body, but Nissan built them with a purpose. The vents exhaust air from the wheels to lower brake temps and reduce the build-up of pressure under the car to increase down-force. The handmade carbon fiber spoiler also helps to increase down-force and stiffness at high speeds. It may not look as fancy as its other supercar cousins, but it definitely deserves their respect.

3. PORSCHE 959

Top Speed: 197 mph
Zero to Sixty: 3.7 seconds

1988 Porsche 959

While it was only manufactured from 1986 to 1989, the Porsche 959 still holds the title as one of the fastest built six-cylinder vehicles. When it was introduced it was touted as “the world’s fastest street-legal production car,” with a top speed of 197 mph and a zero to sixty time of 3.7 seconds. The Porsche 959 was hailed as the most technologically advanced road sports car ever built, and paved the way for many of today’s modern supercars. One of the first all-wheel drive high performance cars ever built, the Porsche 959 convinced Porsche executives to make all-wheel drive standard on all 911 turbos. The Porsche 959 houses a 2.8 liter twin-turbo flat six engine under its hood, an engine that wouldn’t be matched for some time.

2. PORSCHE 911 GT2 RS

Top Speed: 209 mph
Zero to Sixty: 3.3 seconds

2011- Porsche 911- GT2- RS- Passenger Front Three Quarters

Following in the footsteps of the Porsche 959, the Porsche 911 GT2 RS is a brute of a car. With a twin-turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 24-valve flat six-cylinder engine, and a six-speed manual transmission, the Porsche 911 GT2 RS puts out an insane 620 horsepower and 516 ft-lb of twist. Able to go from zero to sixty in 3.3 seconds, zero to 150 in 14.4 seconds, and with a top speed of 209 mph, the Porsche 911 GT2 RS is pretty much a land rocket. With all that speed, Porsche offers an optional roll bar for the 911 GT2 RS, just in case you decide to drive it like a race car and make a mistake.

1. JAGUAR XJ220

Top Speed: 213 mph
Zero to Sixty: 3.7 seconds

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The crown prince of six-cylinder cars, the Jaguar XJ220 was produced for only 2 years between 1992 and 1994. Only 275 were manufactured . Built by Jaguar with collaboration from Tom Walkinshaw Racing, the Jaguar XJ220 was at one time the fastest production car in the world; until the McLaren F1 showed up on the scene in 1993. The twin-turbo V6 engine puts out 520 horsepower, and reaches a top speed of 213 mph, with a zero to sixty time of 3.7 seconds. The transmission in the Jaguar XJ220 is a 5-speed manual, with triple-cone syncromeshing on the first and second gears to handle rapid starts, while still remaining easy to engage.

(carophile.com)

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