Have you ever wondered who in the world makes the fastest and slowest cars?
We keep out tabs on the acceleration times and quarter mile data for all the makes on the automotive landscape. We have an extensive index of 0 to 60 times data for over 50 cars manufacturers. Our database is not a static thing though. We keep on updating the numbers and are adding 0-60 times stats for new cars as soon as they hit the market.
Speaking of the mass market cars, only slightly more than a dozen makers succeeded in producing vehicles that are capable of doing 0-60 mph in under 3.0 seconds. Should you feel like interested to know more about these cars, check out the top performers from Porsche, Tesla, Dodge, Lamborghini, Ferrari, Bugatti, McLaren, Audi, Nissan, Acura, Caterham, BMW, Mercedes, and Chevrolet. Navigating throughout the catalog is pretty straightforward. Detect the make of interest in the list below and click it to jump to the page with all is models.
The accuracy of 0-60 data
Acceleration stats are coming directly from the car manufacturers. Additionally, we analyze the real-life test-drive results from alternative sources. This is done for your convenience as you might want to compare official results against the independent zero to sixty tests that are conducted by reputable automotive experts.
Measuring acceleration from zero to 60 is an exact science. The final number is the average calculation of two drags in opposite directions (to exclude the wind factor) conducted in an enclosed environment by the professional racing pilots.
Crossing the finish line a few milliseconds faster promises a better market positioning so manufacturers try to negate lots of variables that might lead to distorting the accuracy of the data. Apart from the human factor (drivers have different reactions), other liabilities appeal to the amount of fuel in the tank, engine temperature, engine specs, road surface, weather conditions like temperature, wind, and pressure.
Fastest 0-60 cars
The fastest performance cars of the present day reach 0-60 checkpoint in under 2 seconds developing the above-normal g-force for this time frame. So, in reality, possible 0-60 limitations are not about time, actually but relate to safety issues of the driver (or a pilot we would say). It is always bound to the maximum G-force load a human body can survive.
Having conducted numerous experiments with extreme acceleration, Air Force officer John Stapp successfully withstood 30G. Do a bit of math and you will see that 30g translate into 0.09 seconds, a time stamp for the safest performance car ever to be made.
By "safest" we mean racing without broken ribs, cracked dental fillings or any similar inconveniences which we believe the expensive car buyers might find frustrating. So speaking about a fastest possible 0-60 dash a human can survive we would stick to around 2-3 seconds. Anything lower will make you feel uncomfortable and impose a high risk of damaging your body. This is the territory of the Formula 1 pilots, actually.