Before I go on to the main topic, let me just say that I was REALLY REALLY REALLLYYY bored. So before any of you tell me I have no life and whatnot, I want to just say that yes I do agree I have no life .
Anyways, what I did was to take the list of the fastest production cars and their top speeds listed by year and speed off of wikipedia and then put it into excel.
I wanted to see if there was a link between the year the car was made, and the top speed. And I'm delighted to say, that there is.
The R^2 value is not bad. Sure there are some dates missing and I think at one point the fastest car was actually slower than its predecessor, but otherwise that's a pretty good correlation wouldn't you say so?
The only downside is, that if the trend continues as is, we will see a road-legal production car with a top speed of 300 mph only in the year 2037
Let the "Lurker, you have no life and you suck" flame fest begin
Oh and the link to the fastest production cars is here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fastest_production_car