5: 192 miles per hour (309 kilometers per hour): Corvette ZR1

2010 Chevrolet                 Corvette ZR1
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2010 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1

The Corvette ZR1 is one of the most powerful production cars available, making more than 600 horsepower. It's also a car you don't see very often on the autobahn, as most speed demons there are (naturally) behind the wheels of Porsches, BMWs and Mercedes-Benzes.

In 2008, however, a team from the Dutch autoblog (ABHD) took one of the first ZR1s to hit Europe on the autobahn for a little high-speed test. Despite traffic, including a few passes through some work zones, the team managed to get the ZR1 up to 192 miles per hour (309 kilometers per hour). That's still a little off from the ZR1's top speed of 205 miles per hour (329.9 kilometers per hour), but it's an incredible speed run for a production car on a public road.