06 May 2011 16:30 | By Richard Dredge, Contributor, MSN Cars
The world's fastest cars in history

1886: Benz Patent Motorwagen

1886: Benz Patent Motorwagen (© Mercedes)
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Top speed: 8mph

With absolutely no competition whatsoever, Karl Benz's first car was the world's fastest by default; with development the top speed was increased to a heady 10mph. With just three huge cart wheels it no doubt handled appallingly, despite its meagre top speed. But it got things started...

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