Mike Stevens | Feb 16, 2009

While the Bugatti Veyron may be the most refined example in the ultra-exclusive ‘world’s fastest road car’ category, it definitely isn’t the king as long as speed remains the defining criteria for the club.

After the SSC Ultimate Aero Twin Turbo topped the Veyron’s top speed by almost 4km/h (411.76km/h to 407.5km/h), another wildly-named contender – the Maxximus G-Force – has now entered the arena.

While the G-Force hasn’t recorded a top speed time yet, it’s pulling out all the right numbers elsewhere, with the 0-100km/h sprint falling in 2.134 seconds at Rockingham Raceway in North Carolina, USA.

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Powered by a 7.0 litre V8 making over 1194kW (1600hp), the G-Force gets all that phenomenal power to the ground through a paddle-shifted sequential gearbox.

Huge 14-inch brakes with six-piston calipers help the car achieve a 0-100-0mph (0-160-0km/h) time of 8.861 seconds.

Brought to life by David B. McMahan, the Maxximus G-Force is based on the same chassis and body as the Ultima GTR, although it runs its own unique engine setup.

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