Top 10 Fastest 0-60 Cars by Acceleration
Last Updated: November 4, 2015
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
The 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. Ariel Atom V8 2.3 seconds
Runner 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.
3. Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse Convertible 2.4 seconds
Rounding 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.
4. Ferrari LaFerrari 2.4 seconds
The 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.
5. Lamborghini Huracan LP610-4 2.5 seconds
Lamborghini 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.
6. Caparo T1 2.5 seconds
Rounding 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.
7. McLaren P1 2.6 seconds
The 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.
8. Porsche 911 Turbo S 2.6 seconds
The 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 2.6 seconds. The 2.6 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 198 mph (318 km/h).
9. Audi R8 V10 Plus Quattro Coupe (Euro Spec) 2.6 seconds
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.
10. Tesla Model S P90D Ludicrous 2.6 seconds
The first electric car on the 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.
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11. Nissan GT-R Track Edition 2.7 seconds
The 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.
12. Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 2.7 seconds
The 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?