The World’s Fastest Marathons

Below you’ll find tables listing the fastest courses for men and women, as well as the ten fastest marathoners in history on record-eligible courses, and the progression of the world records over the last 25 years.

Since we first published this article in September 2013, the lists have been substantially revised. On the men’s side, four of the six fastest performers on record-eligible courses have set their PRs since last fall. The women’s top 10 was altered for a different reason, as Liliya Shubokhova of Russia, who had been second on the list at 2:18:20, failed a drug test; her competitive marks have been erased.

The biggest changefast-marathon-off-bike to the fastest-course list came after the 2014 Boston Marathon, where Rita Jeptoo set a course record of 2:18:57 and led five other women under 2:22. (Jeptoo’s Boston time, as well as the two of the three fastest marathons in history, Geoffrey Mutai’s 2:03:02 and Moses Mosop’s 2:03:06 at the 2011 Boston, aren’t on the fastest-runners lists because Boston’s point-to-point course and net elevation loss make it ineligible for record purposes.)


After Dennis Kimetto’s 2:02:57 world record, Berlin has the unique and amazing distinction of a sub-2:04 average for the ten fastest performances in race history. And after another fast day at Chicago in 2014, it moved to the second fastest average course for men.

Average of Top 10 Performances in Race History: Men

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Average of Top 10 Performances in Race History: Women

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72:22:36Osaka Ladies


Fastest Marathoners on Record-Eligible Course: Men

Dennis Kimetto (Kenya)2:02:57Berlin, 2014
Emmanuel Mutai (Kenya)2:03:13Berlin, 2014
Wilson Kipsang (Kenya)2:03:23Berlin, 2013
Patrick Makau (Kenya)2:03:38Berlin, 2011
Haile Gebrselassie (Ethiopia)2:03:59Berlin, 2008
Eliud Kipchoge (Kenya)2:04:05Berlin, 2013
Geoffrey Mutai (Kenya)2:04:15Berlin, 2012
Ayele Abshero (Ethiopia)2:04:23Dubai, 2012
Duncan Kibet (Kenya)2:04:27Rotterdam, 2009
James Kwambai (Kenya)2:04:27Rotterdam, 2009


Fastest Marathoners on Record-Eligible Course: Women

Paula Radcliffe (Great Britain)2:15:25London, 2003
Mary Keitany (Kenya)2:18:30London, 2012
Catherine Ndereba (Kenya)2:18:47Chicago, 2001
Tiki Gelana (Ethiopia)2:18:58Rotterdam, 2012
Mizuki Noguchi (Japan)2:19:12Berlin, 2005
Irina Mikitenko (Germany)2:19:19Berlin, 2008
Aselefech Mergia (Ethiopia)2:19:31Dubai, 2012
Lucy Kabuu (Kenya)2:19:34Dubai, 2012
Deena Kastor (United States)2:19:36London, 2006
Ying-jie Sun (China)2:19:39Beijing, 2003


Progression of World Record Since 1988: Men

Belayneh Densamo (Ethiopia)2:06:50Rotterdam, 1988
Ronaldo da Costa (Brazil)2:06:06Berlin, 1998
Khalid Khannouchi (Morocco)2:05:42Chicago, 1999
Khalid Khannouchi (United States)2:05:38London, 2002
Paul Tergat (Kenya)2:04:55Berlin, 2003
Haile Gebrselassie (Ethiopia)2:04:26Berlin, 2007
Haile Gebrselassie (Ethiopia)2:03:59Berlin, 2008
Patrick Makau (Kenya)2:03:38Berlin, 2011
Wilson Kipsang (Kenya)2:03:23Berlin, 2013
Dennis Kimetto (Kenya)2:02:57Berlin, 2014


Progression of World Record Since 1988: Women

Tegla Loroupe (Kenya)2:20:47Rotterdam, 1998
Tegla Loroupe (Kenya)2:20:43Berlin, 1999
Naoko Takahashi (Japan)2:19:46Berlin, 2001
Catherine Ndereba (Kenya)2:18:47Chicago, 2001
Paula Radcliffe (Great Britain)2:17:18Chicago, 2002
Paula Radcliffe (Great Britain)2:15:25London, 2003


Fastest red cards in English football after Steven Gerrard sent off

Steven Gerrard lasted just 43 seconds before being sent off after coming on as a half-time substitute for Liverpool during their 2-1 defeat to Manchester United on Sunday.

The 34-year-old midfielder, who is leaving Anfield to join MLS outfit LA Galaxy this summer, was removed by referee Martin Atkinson for a stamp on United midfielder Ander Herrera.

Here, we recall some other quick-fire red cards.

TIM FLOWERS – Leeds v BLACKBURN in 1995. 72 seconds.
The Rovers keeper lasted just over a minute at Ewood Park before being given his marching orders for a foul on Leeds forward Brian Deane. Despite losing their No. 1, Kenny Dalglish’s side managed to leave Yorkshire with a 1-1 draw and upset the odds further by clinching the title later that year.

MATT MCCLURE – Tranmere v WYCOMBE in 2015. 70 seconds.
Wycombe boss Gareth Ainsworth had barely finished handing out his instructions to substitute McClure before he was commiserating him at Prenton Park on March 3. The 23-year-old came off the bench in the 67th minute of the League Two clash and immediately led with his elbow in an aerial challenge with Adam Dugdale to be sent off. Ainsworth’s side held on for a 2-1 win at Tranmere, but a subsequent appeal over McClure’s red card was rejected.

KEVIN PRESSMAN – SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY v Wolves in 2000. 13 seconds.
Owls keeper Pressman failed to last as long as Usain Bolt needs to sprint 200 metres when he was judged to have deliberately handled the ball outside of his area. Referee Mark Halsey wasted no time in brandishing the red card. Despite his dismissal, Wednesday recovered to draw 1-1 in their first Championship match after being relegated from the Premier League earlier that year.

KEITH GILLESPIE – Reading v SHEFFIELD UNITED in 2007. 12 seconds.
Halsey shaved a second off his best time seven years later when he dismissed Gillespie just after he came on as a substitute for Sheffield United. Perhaps it should be viewed as zero seconds though, given live play did not have time to resume before the former Manchester United winger planted his forearm into Stephen Hunt’s face. The pair were jostling over a throw-in during an ill-tempered affair that Reading won 3-1.

Fastest Camera

World’s Fastest camera can capture a 100 billion fps(frames per second)



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worlds fastest camera


A team of biomedical engineers at Washington University in St. Louis, led by Lihong Wang, PhD, the Gene K. Beare Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering, has developed the world’s fastest receive-only 2-D fastest camera, a device that can capture events up to 100 billion frames per second.

The research appears in the Dec. 4, 2014, issue of Nature.


This fastest camera is a series of devices envisioned to work with high-powered microscopes and telescopes to capture dynamic natural and physical phenomena.

Once the raw data are acquired, the real images are formed on a personal computer; the technology is known as computational imaging.

An immediate application of the fastest camera is in biomedicine. It can be used to detect diseases or reflect cellular environmental conditions like pH or oxygen pressure.

Using the Washington University technique, called compressed ultra fast photography (CUP), Wang and his colleagues have made movies of the images they took with single laser shots of four : laser pulse reflection, refraction, faster-than light propagation of what is called non-information, and photon racing in two media. While it’s no day at the races, the images are entertaining, awe-inspiring and represent the opening of new vistas of scientific exploration.

“For the first time, humans can see light pulses on the fly,” Wang says. “Because this technique advances the imaging frame rate by orders of magnitude, we now enter a new regime to open up new visions. Each new technique, especially one of a quantum leap forward, is always followed a number of new discoveries. It’s our hope that CUP will enable new discoveries in science—ones that we can’t even anticipate yet.”

This fastest camera doesn’t look like a Kodak or Cannon; rather, it is a series of devices envisioned to work with high-powered microscopes and telescopes to capture dynamic natural and physical phenomena. Once the  are acquired, the actual images are formed on a personal computer; the technology is known as computational imaging.

CUP photographs an object with a specialty fastest camera lens, which takes the photons from the object on a journey through a tube-like structure to a marvelous tiny apparatus called a digital micro-mirror device (DMD), smaller than a dime though hosting about 1 million micro-mirrors, each one just seven by seven microns squared.

There, micro-mirrors are used to encode the image, then reflect the photons to a beam splitter which shoots the photons to the widened slit of a streak camera.

The photons are converted to electrons, which are then sheared with the use of two electrodes, converting time to space.

The electrodes apply a voltage that ramps from high to low, so the electrons will arrive at different times and land at different vertical positions.


because this technique advances the imaging frame rate by orders of magnitude, we now enter a new regime to open new visions,” said Wang.

Top 10 fastest trains in India

1. New Delhi- Bhopal Shatabdi Express

Shatabdi Express is one of the fastest and prestigious trains. New Delhi- Bhopal Shatabdi Express, the train operates between New Delhi, and Bhopal Junction. It runs at a speed of 91 km/h.

It is the fastest train in India and was introduced in 1988.


2. Mumbai- New Delhi Rajdhani Express

Mumbai Rajdhani Express is a super fast express train of Rajdhani class.

Rajdhani express is a super fast train introduced in India in 1972. The Mumbai- New Delhi Rajdhani Express is the second fastest train in India.

Earlier, it used to cover the distance of 1385 kilometers in each direction in about 19 hours and 5 minutes.

However, after the electrification of the route, the train has improved its speed and now it takes 15 hours 50 minutes at an average speed of 90.46 km/h (excluding halts).
3. Sealdah-New Delhi Duronto

It is a non stop train connecting West Bengal to national capital New Delhi. There are no technical halts in the train journey.

It is considered as the fastest and most time-efficient train on the Grand Chord route between these two cities.

It runs at an average speed of 91.13 km/hr with an average.


4. New Delhi-Kanpur Shatabdi Express

Also called Kanpur Reverse Shatabdi, it follows the reverse timetable of Lucknow Shatabdi, it was named as Kanpur Reverse Shatabdi.

This train was introduced in 2009 and flagged off by the Union Railways minister Mamata Banerjee and UPA Chairperson Anand Patel.

The reason behind introduction of this train was the excessive passenger load from Kanpur Central that in turn increased the demand of the train.

The maximum distance the train covers is of 441 kms from New Delhi to Kanpur in four hours and 44 minutes.

Its average speed is about 89.63 km/hr.


5. New Delhi-Howrah Rajdhani Express

It connects Delhi and Kolkata, it is the first Rajdhani train.

It is considered as the most senior of all the Rajdhanis and gets the highest priority over any train.

The Howrah Rajdhani Express was first introduced in 1969 and left New Delhi station for Howrah station to cover a distance of 1,445 km in 17 hours 20 minutes.

The train is considered as the 5th fastest in India, and also the first train to have a wi-fi service.

It runs with an average speed of 88.21 km/hr.


6. New Delhi-Howrah Duronto Express

The train operates between Kolkata and the national capital is the Howrah-New Delhi Duronto Express or Kolkata Duronto.

This train belongs to the Eastern Zone of Indian Railways and it uses the Grand Chord route.

There is no unreserved seating and no stoppages, only few technical halts for carrying food and change of pilot staff.

It is one of the fastest trains on this route.

This train is fully accommodated with the latest Hybrid-LHB Coaches.

It covers a distance of 1,441 kilometers in 17 hours and 10 minutes and its average speed is 87.06 km/hr.


7. New Delhi-Allahabad Duronto Express

The Allahabad Duronto Express is a superfast express train of the Indian Railways connecting Lokmanya Tilak Terminus to Allahabad Junction and it had its first inaugural run in 2012.

It is the fastest train between Mumbai and Allahabad with a travel time of 19 hours 20 minutes with an average speed of 86.85 km/hr.


8. Sealdah-New Delhi Rajdhani Express

The Sealdah Rajdhani Express connects Sealdah (Kolkata) and Delhi.

After Sealdah-New Delhi Duronto Express, it is the second fastest train on the Sealdah-Delhi sector.

This train operates with number 12313 from Sealdah(Kolkata) to New Delhi Railway Station and as train number 12314 in the reverse direction.

The regular hault for this train is WAP 7 locomotive.

The average speed of this train is 87.06 km/hr and it covers a distance of 1458 kilometers in 17 hours and 30 minute.


9. Nizamuddin – Bandra Garib Rath

“Poor Man’s Chariot” or the Garib Rath is a generic air-conditioned train started by the Indian Railways in 2005 in order to provide cheaper air-conditioned travel to passengers who cannot afford normal fares of such class in normal trains.

Due to lower fares the seating facilities are also narrower with zero food and bedding availability. But not to forget, it is faster than super-fast express trains.

The maximum speed of Garib Rath trains is around 130 kmph, and it covers a distance of 1,366 kilometers in 16 hours and 30 minutes.



10. New Delhi-Lucknow Shatabdi Express

Lucknow Shatabdi Express that connects the Indian capital Delhi to Lucknow.

There are two trains from Shatabdi each from Delhi and Lucknow that runs daily. Also this was the first train in India to get the new German coaches.

This train runs with an average speed of 85.03 km/hr and covers a distance of 513 kilometers in around 6 hours and 15 minutes.

TOP APP On google play in 2014

#1 Hexadial Sudoku(play store link)


Puzzle.How to solve.
Surround each red hexagon by all 1-6 digits in any order.



“Puzzle solving” redirects here. For the concept in Thomas Kuhn’s philosophy of science, see normal science.

A puzzle is a game or problem which tests the ingenuity of a would-be solver. In a puzzle, one is required to put pieces together, in a logical way, in order to arrive at the correct solution of the puzzle. There are different types of puzzles for different ages.

Puzzles are often devised as a form of entertainment but they can also arise from serious mathematical or logistical problems. In such cases, their solution may be a significant contribution to mathematical research.[1]

Solutions of puzzles often require the recognition of patterns and the creation of a particular kind of order. People with a high level of inductive reasoning aptitude may be better at solving such puzzles than others. But puzzles based upon inquiry and discovery may be solved more easily by those with good deduction skills. Deductive reasoning improves with practice.

Some notable creators of puzzles are Sam Loyd, Henry Dudeney, Boris Kordemsky and, more recently, David J. Bodycombe, Will Shortz, Lloyd King, and Martin Gardner.

Google Play

, formerly the Android Market, is a digital distribution platform for applications for the Android operating system and an online electronics and digital media store, operated by Google. The service allows users to browse and download applications developed with the Android SDK and published through Google, as well as music, magazines, books, movies, and television programs. Users can also purchase hardware, such as Chromebooks, Google Nexus-branded mobile devices, Chromecasts, and accessories, through Google Play.[2]

Applications are available through Google Play either free of charge or at a cost. They can be downloaded directly to an Android or Google TV device through the Play Store mobile app, or by deploying the application to a device from the Google Play website.[3] Many applications can be targeted to specific users based on a particular hardware attribute of their device, such as a motion sensor (for motion-dependent games) or a front-facing camera (for online video calling).

On March 6, 2012, with the merging of the Android Market and Google Music, the service was renamed Google Play to coincide with the rebranding of Google’s digital distribution strategy.[4] The services operating under the Google Play banner are: Google Play Music, Google Play Books, Google Play Newsstand, Google Play Movies & TV, and Google Play Games. As of July 2013, the Google Play store officially reached over 1 million apps published and over 50 billion downloads.




Sudoku (数独 sūdoku?, Digit-single) Listeni/suːˈdoʊkuː/, originally called Number Place,[1] is a logic-based,[2][3] combinatorial[4] number-placement puzzle. The objective is to fill a 9×9 grid with digits so that each column, each row, and each of the nine 3×3 sub-grids that compose the grid (also called “boxes”, “blocks”, “regions”, or “sub-squares”) contains all of the digits from 1 to 9. The puzzle setter provides a partially completed grid, which for a well-posed puzzle has a unique solution.

Completed puzzles are always a type of Latin square with an additional constraint on the contents of individual regions. For example, the same single integer may not appear twice in the same 9×9 playing board row or column or in any of the nine 3×3 subregions of the 9×9 playing board.

The puzzle was popularized in 1986 by the Japanese puzzle company Nikoli, under the name Sudoku, meaning single number.[5] It became an international hit in 2005

Fastest Cars In The World: Top 10 Fastest cars List 2013-2014

While most of us can only dream of owning the fastest car in the world, some will do whatever it takes to possess one.

Here are 10 of the fastest street legal cars available in the market (production models, as opposed to concept or modified cars) these are tested, measured and verified top speeds (theoretical speeds do not count).

World’s Fastest Cars:

Fastest cars #1. Bugatti Veyron Super Sport267 mph (429 km/h), 0-60 in 2.4 secs. Aluminum, Narrow Angle 8 Liter W16 Engine with 1200 hp, base price is $2,400,000. Although the Bugatti Veyron lost the title to SSC Ultimate Aero on March 2007, Bugatti challenged the record in Germany on July 10, 2010 with the new Super Sport and the Bugatti Veyron reclaimed the title of the fastest cars in the world at 267 mph. The original Bugatti Veyron had a top speed of 253 mph, priced at $1,700,000 with 1001 hp.

#2 is a tie at 260 mph!

Fastest cars #2. Hennessey Venom GT260 mph (418 km/h), 0-60 mph in 2.5 seconds, has a 6.2-liter LS9 Turbocharged V8 Twin Turbo V8 Engine producing 1200 hp, with a price tag of $950,000. The Venom GT has yet to be tested and proven, but could possibly hit a top speed of 275 mph. This might just be the Veyron Super Sport’s closest challenger!

Fastest cars #2. Koenigsegg Agera R260 mph (418 km/h), 0-60 mph in 2.9 secs. 5.0-liter V8 Engine with twin turbo’s, housing 1099 hp. Base price is $1,600,000. If you’re into snow sports, the Agera R can be fitted with a Ski Box as well as winter tires. While the Agera R has a massive theoretical top speed, the current tested top speed is 260 mph. Expect this snow car to be the Bugatti’s arch enemy for the next 5 years.

Also a tie for #3.

Fastest cars #3. SSC Ultimate Aero257 mph (413 km/h), 0-60 in 2.7 secs. Twin-Turbo V8 Engine with 1183 hp, base price is $654,400. Tested in March 2007 by Guinness World Records, The SSC Ultimate Aero was the fastest car in the world from March 2007 to July 2010. On March 2011, the Koenigsegg Agera R also surpassed it, forcing this American made car to the #3 spot. Shelby SuperCars will continue their quest to reclaim the fastest car title, and their new SSC Tuatura might do the job (we’ll just have to wait).

SSC Ultimate Aero Red doors open

Fastest cars #3. 9ff GT9-R: 257 mph (413 km/h), 0-60 in 2.9 secs. The 4.0 Liter flat-6 Twin-Turbo Engine with 1120 hp, comes with a base price is $695,000. Based on the Porsche 911, the 9ff GT9-R 1120 hp version is limited to 20 units and the exterior may be modified to suit the owner.

Fastest cars #4. Saleen S7 Twin-Turbo: 248 mph (399 km/h), 0-60 in 2.8 secs. Twin Turbo All Aluminum V8 Engine with 750 hp, base price is $555,000. Smooth and bad-ass. It will make you want to show it off non-stop.

Saleen S7 Twin Turbo dark orange front view

Fastest cars #5. Koenigsegg CCX245 mph (394 km/h), 0-60 in 3.2 secs. 90 Degree V8 Engine 806 hp, base price is $545,568. Made in Sweden, it is the older brother of the Agera R, only losing to 4 other supercars in the world.

Orange Koenigsegg CCX

Fastest cars #6. McLaren F1240 mph (386 km/h), 0-60 in 3.2 secs. BMW S70/2 60 Degree V12 Engine with 627 hp, base price is $970,000. The fastest car in the 20th century with doors that looks like bat wings. Maybe Batman needs to order one and paint it black1997 McLaren F1 on the road black

Fastest cars #7. Zenvo ST1: 233 mph (374 km/h), 0-60 in 2.9 secs. Twin-Charged 7.0 liter V8 Engine forging 1,104 hp. Base price: $1,225,000. The first Supercar from Zenvo Automotive, a Danish sports car company in pursuit of speed and perfection. This 100% Danish made supercar is limited to 15 units and the company even promised “flying doctors” to keep your baby functioning.

Danish supercar

There is a tie for 8th place at 225 mph.

Fastest cars #8. Gumpert Apollo225 mph (362 km/h), 0-60 in 3.0 secs, 4.2 liter V8 Engine that houses 650 hp. Base price: $450,000. Gumpert claims that the Apollo was designed such that it could drive upside-down in a tunnel with speeds at 190 mph or above. Of course, no one has tested this yet.

Fastest cars #8. Noble M600225 mph (362 km/h), 0-60 in 3.7 secs. Twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V8 Engine with 650 hp. Base price is $330,000. The Noble M600 also happens to be a very cool car. Its inconspicuous design sports a slender and contoured body which does not scream out for attention at every second of the day.

There is a 3-way tie for #9!

Fastest cars #8Aston Martin One-77220 mph (354 km/h), 0-60 in 3.4 secs. 7.3 litre V12 Engine with 750 hp. Base price: $1,850,000. The production of this is limited to 77, hence the name One-77. This is beauty and power packed into One.

Fastest cars #9. Ascari A10220 mph (354 km/h), 0-60 in 2.8 secs. 5.0 litre BMW V8 S62 Engine with 625 hp. Base price: $650,000. The company planned to produce 50 of these supercars at its factory in Banbury, England.

Fastest cars #9. Lamborghini Aventador220 mph (354 km/h), 0-60 in 2.9 secs. V12 Engine with 700 hp, base price is $379,700. According to Lamborghini, Aventador is the name of a Bull that entered into battle at the Saragossa Arena on October 1993. This is the fastest bull in the world!

We have another 3-way a tie for 10th place:

Fastest cars #10. Pagani Zonda Cinque Roadster217 mph (349 km/h), 0-60 in 3.4 secs. Twin turbocharged AMG V12 engine that produces 678 hp. Base price is $1,850,000. The Pagani Zonda Cinque Roadster is a limited-edition, with five ever produced. It is the quintessential exotic and exclusive supercar.

Fastest cars #10. Ferrari Enzo217 mph (349 km/h), 0-60 in 3.4 secs. F140 Aluminum V12 Engine with 660 hp, base price is $670,000. Only 399 were ever produced; the price goes up every time someone crashes.Ferrari Enzo doors open front view

Fastest cars #10. Jaguar XJ220217 mph (349 km/h), 0-60 in 3.8 secs. Twin Turbo V6 Engine with 542 hp, base price was $650,000. Made in 1992, this car still has what it takes to make the list.

Jaguar XJ220

Most Expensive cars

Most Expensive cars in the world

These top 10 most expensive car in the world are those cars which can give a man a status.  These are not cars they are work of art. These are machines which are designed for the elite.

The following list of the top 10 most expensive cars in the world does not contain cars which are expensive for their classic value or which are in auction.

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World fastest bikes (motorcycles)

There are around 200 million motorcycles in use worldwide, or about 33 motorcycles per 1000 people. with so many motorcycle around here are the world fastest bikes. these top 10 fastest bikes in the world can accelerate at mind blowing speed. The world fastest motorcycles list includes Dodge Tomahawk,Suzuki Hayabusa,Ninja, ducati etc

World fastest bikes #1. Dodge Tomahawk

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Fastest trains in USA – Acela Express

High speed rails in USA have their own definition . Anything above 110 miles per hour or 180 kmph or higher is consider as high speed train(fastest trains in USA) according to the US government.

So according to the US government definition the fastest trains in USA is the train which run o the northern corridor, the Amtrak’s Acela Express which is the only high speed train which operates in the united states of america.

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Fastest Cars (Street legal) of 2013-2014

These Mean beasts are the TOP 10 Fastest Cars (street legal fastest cars) available in the market (production models, as opposed to concept or modified cars). These are tested, measured and verified top speeds (theoretical speeds do not count).

Here are the TOP 10 Fastest cars.


Fastest Cars #1: Hennessey Venom GT, 260 mph (418 km/h), 0-60 mph in 2.5 seconds.

Our fastest car has a 6.2-liter LS9 Turbocharged V8 Twin Turbo V8 Engine producing 1200 hp, with a price tag of $950,000. The Venom GT has yet to be tested and proven, but could hit a top speed of 275 mph. This might just be the Veyron Super Sport’s closest challenger!.  This is the fastest car in the world after Guinness book of world record had declared that Bugatti veyron speed were manipulated. Thus pushing down Bugatti veyron to second rank in our list of top 10 fastest cars. fastest carsSource:

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