Nine of the Fastest Accelerating Production Cars of 2016

Article by Andrew Christian, on April 1, 2016

For a long time, top speed has been the basis in measuring a vehicle’s capability and performance. However, this has become an impractical way since performance cars simply cannot achieve such a speed outside the test track due to road conditions and structure.

Thus, quickness in acceleration becomes a better measure. In terms or racing, it is more practical to record the time it takes for a car to get to a certain speed; standard international scale go by 0 to 100 kilometers or an equivalent 0 to 62 miles per hour while American vehicles us the 60 mph standard.

The ability of a car to get itself to speed up from around a corner is a more significant factor to consider than how it is able to start off at full speed but having to slow down when it comes to a corner.

To compare vehicles, we will consider the international and U.S. standards to be roughly the same. Furthermore, we shall limit our list to unmodified production cars with more than 100 units produced. Without further ado, here are the top 9 production cars that can sprint from 0 to 60 mph quicker than the rest.

Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat

Running with a 707 horsepower V8 engine, the Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat can sprint from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 3 seconds and 2.9 seconds when wearing drag radials. Perfect when you’re late for work and want to rid yourself the hassle of traffic, right?

Chevrolet Corvette Z06

Next on our list is Chevrolet’s Corvette Z06 which holds the reputation as offering the best performance and value for your money. For under $80,000, you get yourself 650 horsepower and 650 lb.-ft. of torque.

Pair this with an eight-speed transmission and you’ll be speeding off from 0 to 60 in only 2.95 seconds. Moreover, the Corvette Z06 has a cylinder deactivation system that can manage 30 miles per gallon on the highway.

Porsche 911 Turbo S

On our seventh spot is Porsche’s 911 Turbo S. Described as “The Benchmark”, the Turbo S is a gold standard for every coupe with an output of 500-plus horsepower. It can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 2.9 seconds and is considered to have the best driving dynamics among other competitors.

Nissan GT-R Nismo

At a price of $150,000, Nissan’s GT-R Nismo is capable of matching Porsche 911 Turbo S 2.9 second 0-60 mph time. The GT-R Nismo is powered by a 3.8-liter twin turbo V6 engine that produces 600 horsepower and pushes the coupe to a top speed of 196 mph. Compared to its competitors, the GT-R Nismo is a track-friendly and budget-friendly bargain.

Lamborghini Aventador SV

If the Aventador was too slow for you, how about upgrading to its go-faster version – the Lamborghini Aventador SV. Upgraded to be lighter, tighter and stronger, the Aventador SV comes with a 6.5 liter V12 engine tuned for 750 horsepower. It can clear 0 to 60 mph in just 2.8 seconds. Let’s just hope this time it doesn’t catch fire.

Tesla Model S P90D

In Ludicrous mode, Tesla’s Model S P90D can clear 60 mph in just 2.8 seconds. It comes with 762 horsepower on all four wheels and two electric motors. Weighing at an estimated 5,400 pounds, it is a bit of a surprise that this $130,000 luxury family sedan is one of the quickest accelerating cars in the market.

McLaren P1

At a price of $1.15 million, the McLaren P1 has a twin-turbo V8 engine paired with a seven-speed dual clutch automatic transmission that can produce a whopping 903 horsepower. It can hit the road with a top speed of 221 miles per hour.

The McLaren P1 has an electric-only range of 6.2 miles that is powered by its hybrid technology. It gives its driver fuel-saving opportunities even as it hits 60 mph in only 2.7 seconds.

Bugatti Veyron Super Sport

Covering 0 to 60 mph in only 2.4 seconds, the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport takes the second place in our list. This rear-wheel drive 8.0 liter W16 quad-turbo engine powered vehicle can produce 1,200 horsepower and 1,106 lb.-ft. of torque. It can also reach a top speed of 268 miles per hour which is why Tom Ford calls it an “automotive annihilation for all other supercars.”

Porsche 918 Spyder

And finally, beating Bugatti in our list is none other than the Porsche 918 Spyder. The 918 Spyder is built with cutting-edge technology and increased fuel economy that comes with an 18-mile all-electric range.

At $845,000, the 918 Spyder is offered with a dual-clutch seven-speed transmission which can produce 887 horsepower. With that much power, the 918 Spyder can cover 0 to 60 mph in just 2.3 seconds. How cool is that?

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