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Top 10 Fastest 0-60 Cars by Acceleration

Last Updated: March 1, 2017

This is a list of cars that can go from 0-60 in the fastest time possible, so you won’t necessarily find a list of the cars’ top speeds here. All the cars included reach 60 mph in under 3 seconds.

The list below is continuously updated as newer production cars are released and have been proven to beat the 0-60 times required to make the list.

Below are the top 10 fastest 0-60 cars.

1. Porsche 918 Spyder 2.2 seconds

Fastest 0-60 Cars - 1. Porsche 918 SpyderThe 2015 918 Spyder is the fastest, reaching 60 mph in 2.2 seconds, which is actually faster than the 2.5 second claim made by the manufacturer. The 918 by the way, refers to the number that Porsche produced for this model. This limited edition supercar is also very fast, with a recorded top speed of 210 mph (that’s over 340 km/h). The Spyder carried a starting price tag of $814,000, but by September 2014 had already sold out.

2. Tesla Model S P100D Ludicrous+ 2.28 seconds

Fastest 0-60 Cars - 2. Tesla Model S P100D Ludicrous+The latest update to the popular Model S sedan, the Tesla Model S P100D with Ludicrous+ upgrade has been shown my MotorTrend to be able to sprint to 60 mph in only 2.28 seconds and a quarter mile at 10.5 seconds while reaching 125 mph. Not only is this impressive for a full-size 4-door sedan, but it is impressive for just about any production vehicle in the world. As evidenced by this list, it is the only sedan that can accelerate as fast as exotic cars, while beating many of them at the same time.

3. Ariel Atom V8 2.3 seconds

Fastest 0-60 Cars - 3. Ariel Atom V8Runner up is the Ariel Atom V8 with a top 0-60 mph speed of 2.3 seconds. Manufactured in 2010, less than 25 were initially produced for this model. Based on the looks alone, it’s obvious that the Atom was built to be a high performance legal race car. Only about 100 per year are manufactured, and its most conspicuous feature is the visible chassis and lack of windows or roof, underscoring its purpose.

4. Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse Convertible 2.4 seconds

Fastest 0-60 Cars - 4. Bugatti Veyron Super SportRounding out the top three is the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse Convertible, which reaches 60 mph in 2.4 seconds. Released in 2013, the Grand Sport Vitesse Convertible is also one of the most expensive ($2.7 million) and one of the rarest because to date, only about 15 Vitesse Convertible models will be manufactured. As far as top speed is concerned, the Vitesse Convertible is limited to 258 mph, which makes it one of the fastest road cars in the world today. The limit is in place in the road versions of the car in order to keep the tires from damaging.

5. Ferrari LaFerrari 2.4 seconds

Ferrari LaFerrariThe 2015 Ferrari LaFerrari is the quickest production car ever created by Ferrari. In their initial Ferrari LaFerrari performance tests, Motor Trend was able to reach 60 mph in only 2.4 seconds and 1/4 mile in just 9.7 seconds at 148.5 mph. The car itself is powered by a V-12 6.3 liter engine as well as an additional 161 HP electric motor. The total power output is an astonishing 950 HP.

6. Porsche 911 Turbo S 2.5 seconds

Fastest 0-60 Cars - 6. Porsche 911 Turbo SThe Porsche 911 Turbo S is the second entry of Porsche in this list. Manufactured in 2014, the Turbo S has a 0-60 acceleration measured at 2.5 seconds. The 2.5 acceleration is way faster than the 3.1 seconds claimed by Porsche, and it is also notable for its use of innovative technologies. Like the 911 Turbo, the Turbo S has a twin-turbocharged 3.8L engine and a top speed of 205 mph (330 km/h).

7. Lamborghini Huracan LP610-4 2.5 seconds

Fastest 0-60 Cars - 7. Lamborghini HuracanLamborghini has always been known for producing outrageously fast cars, and the Huracan is no exception. The 2015 LP610-4 edition accelerates from 0-60 mph in 2.5 seconds, which is way faster than the manufacturer’s own timed run of 3.2 seconds. Less than a thousand Huracan models were manufactured, and after making its debut in the 2014 Geneva Auto Show, the car was hailed as the successor to the Gallardo, the company’s most successful model.

8. Caparo T1 2.5 seconds

Fastest 0-60 Cars - 8. Caparo T1Rounding out the top 5 is the 2007 Caparo T1, which has an acceleration of 2.5 seconds. Only 16 models of this British supercar were produced and it was built expressly as a street legal race car. The T1 is clearly inspired by Formula 1, with top speed measured at 205 mph (330 km/h, and the Caparo T1 has a lateral acceleration of 3 G, though this will depend on how the tires are configured.

9. McLaren P1 2.6 seconds

Fastest 0-60 Cars - 9. McLaren P1The 2013 McLaren P1 is at number 7 with a verified 0-60 time of 2.6 seconds, which is a couple of tenths faster than the manufacturer’s 2.8 report. This limited production concept car was unveiled in the 2012 Paris Motor Show, and is regarded as the successor to the McLaren F1. As a plugin hybrid supercar, the P1 goes from 0 to 124 mph in 6.8 seconds and 0 to 186 mph in 24 seconds.

10. Audi R8 V10 Plus Quattro Coupe (Euro Spec) 2.6 seconds

Fastest 0-60 Cars - 10. Audi R8 V10 Plus Quattro Coupe (Euro Spec)The Audi R8 has not always been the quickest car when it comes to pure acceleration, but Audi is trying to change that with the V10 Plus Quattro Coupe (Euro Spec). In the latest test from Motor Trend, they were able to achieve a spectacular 0-60 time of only 2.6 seconds and 1/4 mile time of just 10.6 seconds at 129.8 mph. The Audi R8 is finally beginning to show its teeth to its competition and they should be quite worried.

Previously in Top 10

11. Tesla Model S P90D Ludicrous 2.6 seconds

Fastest 0-60 Cars - 11. Tesla Model S P90D LudicrousThe original electric car on this list, the Tesla Model S P90D with Ludicrous upgrade feels like a rocket powered by electric motors. Tesla has been getting a lot of hype for the Model S’ acceleration, but it has never been as quick as it is today. Motor Trend’s recent test proves that the Model S P90D with Ludicrous mode can sprint to 60 mph in just 2.6 seconds and 1/4 mile time of 10.9 seconds at 122.7 mph.

12. Nissan GT-R Track Edition 2.7 seconds

Fastest 0-60 Cars - 12. Nissan GTR SpecvThe 2013 Nissan GT-R Track Edition is just a tad behind the Turbo S, clocking in at 2.7 when going from 0-60. The original SpecV line came out in 2009, but upgrades have been extensive, and the 2013 track edition model was the one measured at 2.7 seconds. Since its introduction at the Tokyo Auto Salon in 2009, the car has been powered by a twin turbo 3.8 L engine, and it is available in different styles.

13. Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 2.7 seconds

Fastest 0-60 Cars - 13. Lamborghini AventadorThe 2012 Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 is just a shade under 2.7 seconds and was unveiled at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show. According to Lamborghini, the Aventador line was designed to replace the Murcielago and become the main line of the company. As far as performance goes, the Aventador has a top recorded speed of 217 mph (350 km/h), although there are reports it can reach up to 230 mph.

Out of these incredibly fast cars, which one is your favorite and why?

14 Comments

14 Comments

  1. Unshodbob

    January 3, 2016 at 7:06 pm

    The Tesla Model S P90D with ludicrous mode is my favorite, because I own one. I don’t think my car can go as fast as your car did, though. Did you test a special version of the car or a version of the software that is not yet distributed?

    • Editorial Staff

      January 3, 2016 at 7:09 pm

      We are using the Tesla Model S’ performance numbers from the Motor Trend’s test. As far as we know, it is a regular version they tested, however, it might have been a pre-production model.

  2. chiller

    April 22, 2016 at 7:35 am

    Are numbers you cite actual track values? I have driven some of these cars and practically applying their HP/torque values is nearly impossible for the “average joe” to do. So, like @Unshodbob, I agree the P90DL is by far the most mesmerizing of the bunch. Whether you’re barely moving, or at a standstill at the line, this car is a beast: immediate acceleration with no slip or stall. Absolutely blown away that any novice driver can enjoy the true potential of their super car.

    Thoughts?

    • Editorial Staff

      April 22, 2016 at 9:10 am

      Hi Chiller,

      The numbers cited are what was achieved by major magazine publications such as Car & Drive and MotorTrend. So they were real tests, but using professional drivers.

      Keep in mind that many of the cars on the list include dual clutch and other automated transmissions and launch control systems, so these performance numbers are very achievable by most people.

  3. Zelek Uther

    May 13, 2016 at 2:37 am

    The Tesla Model S P90D is my favourite.

    It is the only car on the list that has:
    * Four doors.
    * 90 mpg (equivalent) fuel economy.
    * Zero emissions.
    * A generous truck in the back, AND a generous “frunk” in the front.
    * Can carry 5 adults (plus an optional 2 extra children in rear facing seats in the trunk).
    * Helps reduce our dependence on fossil fuel and foreign countries.

    • sambo253

      April 5, 2017 at 11:23 am

      you forgot…and looks like ford Taurus. ick

    • Mike

      November 17, 2017 at 11:08 pm

      lol – You had better “strike fossil fuel dependency” since Coal is a primary electricity producer in the US. “The batteries are charged primarily by plugging into off-board sources of electricity, produced from oil, coal,…” https://www.afdc.energy.gov/fuels/electricity_production.html

  4. Cjavo

    July 22, 2016 at 9:32 am

    GTR rocks!

  5. Derek Melber

    October 12, 2017 at 2:56 am

    Quick and fast are key factors for a car. However, looks make a huge impact on liking a car!

    Pure power, like the GTR, is impressive and certainly at an amazing price point. But, a $5 blow job is a good deal, but most likely most guys would pass (for many reasons which I don’t think need to be explained here!).

    Cars like the Porsche Spyder are so rare and unique, like the $800000+ price tag, they are not really reasonable to obtain.

    The Tesla and Porsche Turbo are priced to buy and obviously amazing!!!

  6. erik

    November 22, 2017 at 5:00 pm

    I like the Tesla and I also like the Demon which is missing from your list. The Dodge Demon does 2.1 sec to the Tesla 2.28 sec. See attached article on the Tesla and Demon times.

    http://www.motorauthority.com/news/1110019_dodge-demon-can-actually-do-0-60-mph-in-2-1-seconds-but-theres-a-catch

    The Demon is also the first factory car ever to do a wheelie (Guinness Book of Records). In the process, the Demon generates 1.8g of acceleration, another record for a production car.

    http://www.hotrod.com/articles/every-detail-9-second-dodge-srt-demon/

    • Editorial Staff

      November 30, 2017 at 12:09 pm

      We are in the process of adding Demon to this page, however, the 2.1 second has a huge asterisk. As your link states:

      “Of course, that’s with the optional Direct Connection powertrain controller, no passenger seat or rear seat–which themselves are options–and running 100-octane racing fuel.”

      – That’s a little too much to consider it a 2.1 sec 0-60 car. Most cars would be quicker without any seats (lower weight) and with racing fuel. Magazines usually test cars using every day situations such as normal recommended fuel, standard options, and not on a sticky race strip.

      • Bruce Bersch

        December 7, 2017 at 8:34 am

        I get so tired of these liars that say EVs use coal/oil to re-fuel. Solar is going to kick all your coal-fired electricity to the curb along with your dinosaur technology engines. I love it that that custom builders are jumping in and converting anything they can get their hands on to electric making it faster, less maintenance to do and spewing out CLEAN AIR in the process. Can’t wait for the future to arrive and watch as all these gas/diesel/propane vehicles are sent to the crusher where they belong OR converted to electric.

  7. Jo

    September 8, 2018 at 11:12 pm

    What stupid comment you are obviously ignorant of the fact that combustion engines are going through a revolution too and can run on non fossil green fuels.
    I have spoken to many manufacturers and they have no plan on electrification unless their arm is twisted by governments as they know that EVs are not as clean as all the hype make them out to be, anyone with a bit of sense should know this.

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