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Author's Note: 10 Fastest Cars in the World

The thought of buying one of these cars, especially one from a boutique automaker such as Hennessey, is mind boggling. I'm the type of girl who feels special if the bartenders recognize me at my favorite bar; I couldn't imagine paying hundreds of thousands of dollars for the privilege of being a VIP with one of the most exclusive automakers in the world. And even though I've spent a little time on some of the fine tracks of the Midwest, I just can't fathom that kind of speed. It's faster than I fell when I went skydiving. The reason we mere mortals care about such rankings, I think, is because it's a way to feel familiar with things most of us will never experience. And perhaps we all like to see the Bugattis of the world taken down a notch or two.

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