First of all, you can't "nominate" the fastest production cars. They can be measured. I can nominate a Saturn Ion...but it doesn't mean anything.
Chrisy Moltisanti wrote:I'll nominate the 2006 Corvette Z06.
0-60: 3.6 (0-62mph)
1/4 mile: 11.7
Top speed: 198
Second, I'm not sure where you are getting that 0-60 time from. Automobile Mag did 0-60 on it and got 4.1, R&T got 4.2, Autoweek couldn't get it under 5 seconds. Not sure where the 3.6(!) is coming from. I saw Car and Driver showed 3.6, but their 5-60 was 4.3? Something fishy with Car and Driver considering every other magazine wasn't even close to that fast of a 0-60.
Third, the Ford GT is faster in all (0-60, 1/4 mile, and top speed).
You're right. It's a strange thread.
The Bugatti Veyron probably is, with it's 1001 HP. It has 4 turbos I believe, so in a way it's "cheating" as you can add 4 turbos to any car and make it insanely fast.
I like to look at naturally aspirated factory cars.
Omaha Red Sox's nominations are good ones. I'll add:
1970 Chevy Chevelle SS454 or LS6 (454 c.i./450HP)
1970 Plymouth Hemi-Cuda (426/425)
1964 Ford Fairlane Thunderbolt (427/425)
1968 Shelby Mustang GT-500 KR (428/400...light weight too!)
1966 427 Cobra (427/425...hardly any weight!)
1969 Road Runner (440/390)
Don't forget the Viper GTS, V10.