Top 10 Speeds Clocked on the Autobahn


199 miles per hour (320 kilometers per hour): Lamborghini Aventador

You might expect the latest car on the list to also be the greatest, but alas, it's not. The 2012 Lamborghini Aventador might be pretty great for a lot of reasons, but the 199 miles per hour (320 kilometers per hour) achieved by the reporter at Inside Line only gets this Lambo to number nine.

Surely the engineers in Sant'Agata, where the Aventador was built, are crying, "It was daytime! There was traffic! How could you expect the 690-horsepower V-12 to reach its full speed of 217 miles per hour in such conditions? Cavolo!" (That's Italian for "crap!" It's also Italian for "cabbage.") But all the other cars on this list (exceptions noted, of course) were subject to the same conditions, and sometimes worse.

Besides, the reporter got to drive the Aventador from home base in Italy to the autobahn in Germany and back. There are worse ways to spend two days.