Acceleration is undoubtedly one of the most exciting factors that a car brings. Here we would like to make it clear that the fastest car and the quickest car are two different terminologies. Fastest refers to the acceleration of the car, and quickest refers to the maximum speed of the car. In the last decade, many cars have been launched with the capability to deliver 0-60 under 3 seconds. In fact, this time has become almost commonplace, especially when it comes to the uppermost echelon of the fastest accelerating cars in the world. 0-60 is known as the gold standard the car manufacturing companies use to measure the performance of their cars.
It’s important to note that achieving the maximum top speed is easier than achieving the quickest acceleration. That’s because a huge engine plays the most important role when it comes to top speed. On the other hand, maximizing traction and putting the power down immediately is hard. Automotive engineers and experts constantly work on advanced electronics, lightweight materials, tire compounds, and high-performance technologies to achieve faster acceleration than ever.
Here we’ve gathered together the 25 fastest 0-60 production cars of all time. Keep in mind that our list of the fastest 0-60 cars is exclusive to street-legal cars, which are also considered production vehicles.
Koenigsegg Gemera – 1.9 seconds
The Koenigsegg Gemera is the world’s quickest production car that hits the 0-60 mph mark within 1.9 seconds. It’s the very first four-seater by Koenigsegg and the world’s first Mega-GT that weighs 4,079 pounds. It’s a hybrid car that comes with a 2.0 L TFG twin-turbocharged I3 with 3 electric motors and offers 442 pound-feet of torque and 600 hp. When combined with an electric system, it offers 1700 hp with 2581 pound-feet of torque.
Tesla Model S Plaid – 1.98 seconds
Tesla Model S Plaid is also one of the fastest cars zero to 60 mph, and it comes with Tesla’s very first tri-motor drivetrain. It weighs 4,816 pounds, offers 1,020 horsepower, and generates 1,050 pound-feet of combined torque. It’s a fully electric car and comes with the quickest acceleration and the longest range of all the in-production electric cars.
Porsche 918 Spyder – 2.1 seconds
Porsche 918 Spyder is known as the very first hybrid hypercar that comes with a 4.6-liter DOHC 32-valve V8 engine. It delivers 887 horsepower and 944 pound-feet of torque combined, allowing it to reach 0-60 mph in 2.1 seconds. It makes it one of the cars with the fastest 0-60.
Porsche 911 Turbo S (992) – 2.2 seconds
Porsche 911 Turbo S is yet another one of the quickest cars by Porsche, and it comes with twin-turbo flat-six 3.7-liter engine. It allows the car to deliver 590 pound-feet of torque and 640 horsepower. With these specifications, the Porsche 911 Turbo S (992) reaches the 0-60 mark in only 2.2 seconds.
Lamborghini Huracán Performante – 2.3 seconds
Lamborghini Huracán Performante flaunts a 5.2-liter V10 Gas engine with 7-Speed Automatic transmission. It delivers 630 hp and 443 pound-feet of torque that allows it to hit the 0.60 mph mark in just 2.3 seconds, and it only weighs 3,047 pounds.
Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ – 2.3 Seconds
Bugatti is known as the manufacturer of the quickest and fastest supercars, and Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ is also no exception. It comes with a W16 8.0-liter engine with 7-speed automatic transmission. Moreover, it delivers 1,577 hp and 1,180 pound-feet of torque to hit 0.60 in just 2.3 seconds.
Porsche Taycan Turbo S – 2.4 seconds
Porsche Taycan Turbo S is a fully electric supercar that comes with AC permanent-magnet electric motors. It offers a range of 192 miles on a single charge and reaches 0-60 mph in only 2.4 seconds.
Ferrari SF90 Stradale – 2.4 seconds
Ferrari SF90 Stradale features a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine that delivers 769 hp and 590 pound-feet of torque. It’s one of the finest turbocharged cars out there that weighs 3,527 pounds and reached 0-60 mph in just 2.4 seconds.
Nissan GT-R Nismo – 2.48 seconds
Nissan GT-R NISMO is one of the most loved supercars by car enthusiasts, and it comes with a twin-turbocharged V6 engine. With 600 hp and 481 pound-feet of torque, it’s capable of reaching 0-60 miles per hour of speed in 4.8 seconds and weighs 3,800 pounds.
Koenigsegg Jesko – 2.5 seconds
Koenigsegg Jesko comes with 5.0-liter V-8 and 9-speed multi-clutch Koenigsegg LST transmission. It only weighs 3,131 pounds and delivers 1,578 hp and 1,106 pound-feet of torque. These impressive specs allow it to reach 0-60 in 2.5 seconds.
Bugatti Veyron Super Sport – 2.5 seconds
Bugatti Veyron Super Sport is one of the most popular and quickest supercars, and it comes with 8-liter W16 quad-turbocharged engine 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. It produces 1200 hp and 1106 pound-feet of torque to reach 0-60 in 2.5 seconds and weighs 4,052 pounds.
Porsche 911 Turbo S (991 and 991.2) – 2.5 seconds
Porsche 911 Turbo S 991 offers 6-cylinder-boxer Biturbo with a 7-speed-PDK transmission. This power allows it to deliver 552 hp and 553 pound-feet of torque. On the other hand, the Porsche 911 Turbo S 991.2 comes with a twin-turbo flat-6 and offers 580 hp and 516 pound-feet of torque.
Lamborghini Huracán – 2.5 seconds
Lamborghini Huracán flaunts a huge 5.2-liter V10 engine and 7-speed automatic transmission. It weighs 3,135 pounds and generates 631 hp and 443 pound-feet of torque. Resultantly, it easily reaches 0-60 miles per hour of speed in 2.5 seconds.
Porsche 911 GT2 RS (991) – 2.5 seconds
Porsche 911 GT2 RS (991) is powered by a strong 3.8-liter flat-6 twin-turbocharged engine and 7-speed PDK transmission. This amazing power allows it to deliver 691 hp and 553 pound-feet of torque. Moreover, because of its small shape, it only weighs 3.241 pounds and reaches 0-60 mph in only 2.5 seconds.
BMW M8 Competition – 2.5 seconds
BMW M8 Competition comes with an intercooled, 4.4-liter V8 twin-turbocharged engine (which is also aided by aluminum block and heads) and 8-speed automatic transmission. It produces 617 hp and 553 pound-feet of torque to reach 0-60 in only 2.5 seconds and weighs 4,321 pounds.
Lamborghini Aventador SVJ – 2.5 seconds
Lamborghini Aventador SVJ is equipped with a 6.5-liter V12 DOHC 48-valve engine and 7-speed ISR automated manual transmission. It is capable of generating 759 horsepower and 531 pound-feet of torque and weighs just 3,362 pounds. Moreover, it hits the 0-60 mph mark in just 2.5 seconds.
Rimac Concept_One – 2.5 seconds
Rimac Concept_One is a unique electric hypercar that comes with a permanent magnet, liquid-cooled synchronous electric motors (one on each wheel). It generates 1,224 horsepower and 1,180 pound-feet of torque to reach the 2.5 mph mark in only 2.5 seconds.
Porsche 911 Turbo S (997) – 2.6 seconds
Porsche 911 Turbo S (997) is powered with a 3.6-liter flat-6 twin-turbocharged engine with 5-speed Tiptronic S and 6-speed manual transmission. It produces 480 hp and 460 pound-feet of torque and reached 0-60 mph in just 2.6 seconds. Moreover, the total weight of this supercar is only 3,495 pounds.
Lamborghini Aventador SV – 2.6 seconds
Lamborghini Aventador SV comes with a 6.4-liter V12 multi-point injection engine and 7-speed electronically controlled transmission. It generates 750 hp and 507 pound-feet of torque that allows it to reach 0-60 mph in only 2.6 seconds.
McLaren P1 – 2.6 seconds
McLaren P1 offers a 3.8-liter single electric motor hybrid and twin-turbocharged engines with the 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. This power allows the McLaren P1 to generate 727 hp and 531 pound-feet of torque, and it only weighs 3,411 pounds.
BMW M5 Competition – 2.6 seconds
BMW M5 Competition is equipped with 4.4-liter V8 twin-turbocharged engines with 8-speed automatic transmission. It generates 617 horsepower and 553 pound-feet of torque and reaches 0-60 in just 2.6 seconds.
Audi R8 V10 Plus – 2.6 seconds
Audi R8 V10 Plus comes with 5.2-liter V-10 DOHC 40-valve engines and 7-speed automatic dual-clutch transmission. It’s one of the best supercars by Audi that generates 602 horsepower and 413 pound-feet of torque. It weighs only 3,737 pounds and hits 0-60 mph speed in just 2.6 seconds.
Dodge Challenger SRT Demon – 2.6 seconds
Dodge Challenger SRT Demon is one of the masterpieces that Dodge has ever created. It comes with 6.2-liter Hellcat’s V8 engine, which is also equipped with a 2.8-liter supercharger and offers 8-speed 8HP90 automatic transmission. This beast is capable of producing 840 hp and 770 pound-feet of torque. It weighs 4,279 pounds which is impressive for a muscle car, and reaches 0-60 mph speed in only 2.6 seconds
Ferrari 488 Pista – 2.7 seconds
Ferrari 488 Pista is powered by a 3.9-liter V8 turbocharged engine and 7-speed automatic transmission. It generates 711 hp and 568 pound-feet of torque. The car weighs only 3,053 pounds and hits the 0-60 mark in just 2.7 seconds.