Beautifully set in the Swabian Mountains and at the edge of the Black Forest, Stuttgart is the home of Mercedes Benz. It is hardly surprising that one of the most visited museums in this German city is the Mercedes Benz Museum. The metropolis has a wide range of sights to offer – be it the four castles, the famous Weissenhof estate or the television tower. The most notable feature of Stuttgart, however, is its friendly atmosphere and hospitality. The city's charms do not unfold immediately to the visitor, they remain concealed, waiting to be discovered. One of these charms is its wide range of shops: exclusive stores, boutiques, modern malls and of course, the well-known department stores that entice visitors with a wide and attractive range of products. Then there are the cafés – some extravagant, others more chic or sparsely decorated. Street cafés in the summer, some offering a beautiful view of the city and a whole host of international restaurants, add to Stuttgart's gastronomical appeal. For those who prefer peace and tranquility, the extensive parks offer the ideal opportunity for walks and relaxation. Stuttgart can be easily seen on foot and urban trekkers may want to take part in the City Circuit walk which begins at the Central Train Station: yellow signs direct the walker to many modern and historical areas.
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10 Fastest Cars of 2011Part-1
1. Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport
267 mph, 0-60 in 2.2 seconds – this is a lightweight super car powered by 8.0-liter W16 engine with 1200 horsepower. It sells at $2,400,000, easily the highest priced car in the list. The car produced by Volkswagen Group subsidiary Bugatti Automobiles was introduced in 2005 as the fastest production car in the world.
2. SSC Ultimate Aero
257 mph, 0-60 in 2.7 seconds – this car was acknowledged by Guinness World Records as the fastest car in March 2007. It is powered by a twin-turbo engine that packs an astounding 1183 horsepower. Only 24 cars were produced from 2006-2007 at a price of US $485,000 each.
3. Koenigsegg CCX
250 mph+, 0-60 in 3.2 seconds – this Sweden-made fast car packs 806 power from its 90 degree V8 engine. The CCX was first unveiled on February 28, 2006 at the 2006 Geneva Motor Show although its existence was announced earlier. At a price of $1,820,000 and $2,050,000 for top of the line model, exclusivity is guaranteed.
4. Saleen S7 Twin-Turbo
248 mph, 0-60 in 3.2 seconds – This super fast car is powered by an 100% aluminum V8 engine packing with 750 horsepower. This twin-turbocharged monster went on sale for $585,296 USD in 2005 , replacing standard non turbo S7 production. Saleen offers an optional competition package with 33% increase in power.
5. McLaren F1
240 mph, 0-60 in 3.2 seconds – It is power driven by powerhouse V12 engine that packs 620 horsepower. It is popular with its trademark doors that resemble bat wings. Up until 1998, when McLaren produced and sold the standard F1 models, they had a price tag of around 970 000 USD. Today the cars can sell for up to nearly twice that of the original price.