From the first-ever car with a top speed nowhere near 60 mph to supersonic vehicles going from 0 to 60 mph in less than three seconds proves just how far automobile manufacturing has come. The innovation and improvement in traction control and launch systems have enabled manufacturers to materialize mind-boggling accelerations.
Here we will list down 12 hypercars that zing to 60 mph in less than 2.5 seconds:
1) Porsche 911 Turbo S
The new Turbo S is the epitome of power and speed. With twin-turbo six-cylinder engines firing in at 580 HP, the Porsche 911 can hit 60 on the speedometer in just 2.5 seconds.
2) Ferrari LaFerrari
This unusually named hypercar is the most powerful road-legal car produced by Ferrari, and the best part is that it’s also a hybrid! The V12 engine (aspirated) with patented KERS system has been tested to cross 60 mph in just 2.4 seconds.
3) Ariel Atom 500 V8
Launched in early 2008, this high-performance road-legal car can go from 0 to 62 miles in just 2.3 seconds as per the manufacturer’s claim.
4) Bugatti Chiron
Bugatti Chiron is a Bugatti Veyron on steroids. Its quad-turbocharged engine fires up the vehicle with whooping 1,500 HP to provide 0-60 mph acceleration in just 2.4 seconds.
5) Tesla Model S P1000D
This electric Tesla variant outshines all the gasoline vehicles with its acceleration. With four engines for each wheel powered by a battery that could produce instantaneous torque, S P1000D goes past 60 mph on a speedometer in just 2.2 seconds.
6) Porsche 918
918 is another hypercar by Porsche and shares the same market standing as LaFerrari and McLaren P1. Some testers have successfully crossed 60 mph mark with the 918 in just 2.2 seconds.
7) Lingenfelter Twin Turbo C5 Corvette
The Lingenfelter treatment has transformed a V8 Chevrolet into an acceleration monster. This car configuration can go from 0 to 60 mph in just 1.96 seconds. Yes, you read that right. The modification is typically made for racing purposes.
8) Ford Mustang Boss SVT 429 10-liter
This ‘69 Ford received a transformation in the 90s to offer one of the best acceleration times across any gasoline vehicle. A Revamped SVY 429 can go from 0 to 60 in just 1.9 seconds.
9) Dodge Challenger Drag Pack
A stripped-down Dodge Challenger with its Viper V10 engine can cross 60 mph mark on the speedometer in just 1. 8 seconds.
10) Alpha Omega Nissan R 35 GT-R
Nissan R 35 GT-R has always been terrific with its acceleration time. But things get quite serious with Alpha Omega. This variant delivering 1,455 HP can reach 60 mph in just 1.49 seconds.
11) Top Fuel Dragster
And here we are with the world’s fastest accelerating car. Top Fuel Dragsters are only designed and manufactured for racing. The average acceleration of any Top Fuel variant lingers around 0.7-0.8 seconds. Due to its outrageous acceleration, this vehicle is not legal on the roads.