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Dan Lienert breaks down the answer to the question burning in the collective mind of 12 year-old boys across the nation: What are the darn-tootin'est high-speed rides built in the US of A today? Some of the cars that made the list are motoring icons to even the most casual auto enthusiast the Ford GT, Dodge Viper and Corvette Z06, for example. Topping the roster, however, is the banzai-nuts SSC Ultimate Aero, with a Veyron-fingering estimated top speed of 273 MPH. Eep. Other high-speed obscura? The extra-ugly-with-a-side-of-hideous Mullen M-11 V-8 and the GTP-car-with-chromosomal non-disjuncture Evans 387 and 487. Click through for the list.

1. SSC Ultimate Aero

2. Saleen S7 Twin Turbo

3. Evans 387 & 487

4. Ford GT

5. Chevrolet Corvette Z06

6. Dodge Viper SRT-10

7. Mullen M-11 V-8

8. Panoz Esperante GTLM

9. Chrysler 300C SRT8; Dodge Charger SRT8, Magnum SRT8

10. Cadillac CTS-V

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