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13 Fastest Zero-To-Sixty Times Ever by Production Cars

The definition of a production car is a vehicle that’s constructed for retail sale to consumers, so even the limited edition hypercars are allowed on here.

To avoid confusion, exaggerated manufacturer’s claims, and inconsistencies, we’ve used results reported by independent testers, such as Car and Driver, MotorTrend, Road and Track, etc.

During their tests, all the cars were fitted with the standard manufacturer-supplied road tires and were road-legal in their intended markets.

In cases where multiple trim levels of the same car appeared on the list, we left out the slower version in favor of other cars to make it as diverse as possible. 

For example, we’ve listed the Tesla Model S Plaid, and although the Model S P100D is among the top-10, it’s not included here.

2021 Rimac Nevera — 1.74 Seconds

Rimac Nevera
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The world’s fastest-accelerating car is the all-electric Rimac Nevera hypercar, designed and manufactured by the Croatian carmaker Rimac Automobili. Only 150 will be built, and the first car was delivered to its buyer in August 2022.

Each wheel is individually driven by surface-mounted magnet motors, producing a total of 1,888hp and 1,741 lb-ft of torque. The Nevera has reached 256 mph in top speed tests and set 23 performance records in one day. It’s also the fastest EV around the Nurburgring and at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

2023 Lucid Air Sapphire — 1.77 Seconds

Lucid Air Sapphire
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Lucid is the new kid on the block. The Lucid Air was first unveiled in prototype form in 2016, but didn’t go on sale until 2021. However, it was worth the wait, as it immediately challenged the Tesla Model S and other luxury EVs.

Those who can afford the Sapphire version get hypercar performance, too! According to Lucid, 0 to 60 mph takes 1.89 seconds. However, on a prepped surface and with a one-foot rollout, it manages to do it in 1.77 seconds. That’s what 1,234hp and 1,430 lb-ft of instant torque will get you. It even offers an EPA-estimated 427 miles of range on a single charge.

2021 Tesla Model S Plaid — 1.98 Seconds

Tesla Model S Plaid
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In third place, we find another EV, this time it’s Elon Musk’s brainchild, the Tesla Model S Plaid. Its “Plaid” name references the Spaceballs movie, where it’s the only speed faster than “Ludicrous.”

With one motor at the front and two at the rear, the Plaid has 1,020hp and 1,050 lb-ft of torque. Tesla claims it has a 200 mph top speed. When it arrived on the market, the Plaid had the lowest drag coefficient of any production model, which helps both its performance and range.

2021 Ferrari SF90 Stradale — 2.0 Seconds

Ferrari SF90 Stradale
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Ferrari’s SF90 Stradale is the first car on the list that’s not all-electric. It does have some battery-powered help, though, as it’s a plug-in hybrid. Its mid-mounted, twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 produces 769hp, and it has three electric motors that add 217hp, for a total of 986 Italian prancing horses.

Ferrari states that the SF90 Stradale will reach 60 mph in 2.5 seconds, but during Car and Driver’s tests, they reduced that time to 2.0 seconds.

2015 Porsche 918 Spyder — 2.1 Seconds

Porsche 918 Spyder
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It’s hard to believe that the Porsche 918 Spyder is now a decade old. It’s one part of the Holy Trinity of Hypercars, the other two being the McLaren P1 and the Ferrari LaFerrari. The Porsche 918 Spyder is a plug-in hybrid, sporting a mid-mounted naturally aspirated 4.6-liter V8 with 599hp and two electric motors with a combined 282hp. 

With a total of 875hp and 944 lb-ft of torque, Porsche claimed it would reach 60 mph in 2.6 seconds, but it’s performed better than that in independent tests. Fitted with the Weissach Package, the 918 Spyder weighs less and is more aerodynamic, so theoretically, it should be even faster.

2020 Porsche 911 Turbo S — 2.1 Seconds

Porschwe 911 turbo (992)
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In 2019, Porsche released the current 992 version of the legendary 911, and in Turbo S spec, it’s faster than ever. Propelled by a twin-turbocharged 3.7-liter flat-6 engine, the Turbo S is rated at 641hp and 590 lb-ft of torque. 

Officially, Porsche says the 992 Turbo S will reach 62 mph in 2.4 seconds, but Car and Driver tested the Lightweight model and pushed that time down to 2.1 seconds. That’s hypercar quick! It has also lapped the Nürburgring Nordschleife in 7:17.3 minutes, making it the fastest road-legal production car without semi-slick tires.

2018 Lamborghini Huracán Performante — 2.2 Seconds

Lamborghini Huracán Performante
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When the “regular” Lamborghini Huracán isn’t fast enough, it’s nice to know that Lamborghini offered a more track-oriented version — the Huracán Performante. It featured new aero and bumpers, lost 88 lbs, and had various other improvements.

Behind the driver, there was a 5.2-liter V10 producing 631hp and 443 lb-ft of torque. Lamborghini said the limited edition supercar would accelerate to 62 mph in 2.9 seconds, but it reached 60 mph in 2.2 seconds in independent tests.

2021 Bugatti Chiron Super Sport — 2.2 Seconds

Bugatti Chiron Super Sport
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You’ll need deep pockets if you want to get your hands a Bugatti Chiron Super Sport. Bugatti began delivering the first of the limited edition cars in 2022, at a net price around $3.5 million each. That money did buy some serious performance, though.

With a quad-turbocharged W16 engine producing 1,580hp, it would reach 60 mph in 2.2 seconds, and kept going until it reached its limited top speed of 273 mph.

2021 Tesla Model X Plaid — 2.3 Seconds

Tesla Model X Plaid
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Until recently, no one would believe you if you said SUVs can accelerate as fast as Formula One cars. However, since the Tesla Model X Plaid debuted, that’s the reality we’re living in. The Falcon-door EV shares some of its most crucial components with the Model S Plaid, but since it’s heavier and less aerodynamic, it’s slightly slower to 60 mph.

Officially, the 0 to 60 mph time is 2.5 seconds, but independent testers have managed to get it to 60 mph in as little as 2.3 seconds. It even offers an EPA-estimated range of 333 miles.

2023 Ferrari 296 GTB — 2.3 Seconds

Ferrari 296 GTB
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Ferrari introduced the stunning 296 GTB in 2022. It’s the Italian manufacturer’s first production car with a six-cylinder engine since the Dino 246 was discontinued in 1974. Performance-wise, it can’t be compared to the Dino, as its twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 and electric power pack produces a whopping 819hp.

With a power-to-weight ratio of 560 hp/ton, MotorTrend managed to send the 2023 Ferrari 296 GTB to 60 mph in just 2.3 seconds from a standstill. That’s faster than the V12 hybrid LaFerrari!

2005 Bugatti Veyron — 2.4 Seconds

Bugatti Veyron speed record
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Bugatti changed the automotive world when it brought out the Veyron in 2005. The French hypercar offered plenty of luxury along with performance that made everything else seem slow.

The original Bugatti Veyron had 987 horsepower and a top speed of 253 mph, but the Super Sport smashed that record when it reached 267.856 mph. Car and Driver got the standard Veyron to 60 mph from a standstill in just 2.4 seconds.

2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo S — 2.4 Seconds

2024 Porsche Taycan Turbo S
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The Taycan is Porsche’s first mass-produced electric car, built to compete with premium EV brands such as Tesla. Being an electric vehicle, the Turbo name is used purely for branding, referencing Porsche’s flagship Turbo 911.

Whereas most EVs have a single-speed transmission, the Taycan actually has two speeds, as Porsche claims it provides optimal range and performance. Speaking of which, with two electric motors producing 751hp and 774 ft-lb, the Taycan Turbo S is one of the world’s fastest-accelerating vehicles, and it even offers a 345-mile range.

2020 Nissan GT-R Nismo — 2.48 Seconds

2020 Nissan GT-R
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Nissan introduced the GT-R in 2007, and it’s still around today, although it has received some updates along the way. When it first arrived, it had blistering performance, and it’s only gotten better with time.

In 2020, its twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter V6 engine produced 562hp and 467 lb-ft of torque. It also had a remapped transmission that would shift faster, smoother, and quieter than ever before. That meant the GT-R could now reach 60 mph in just 2.48 seconds, and it kept going until the needle pointed at 205 mph.

Andre Nalin

Author: Andre Nalin

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Andre has worked as a writer and editor for multiple car and motorcycle publications over the last decade, but he has reverted to freelancing these days. He has accumulated a ton of seat time during his ridiculous road trips in highly unsuitable vehicles, and he’s built magazine-featured cars. He prefers it when his bikes and cars are fast and loud, but if he had to pick one, he’d go with loud.

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