Fastest Cars by Acceleration: Top 10 List

One way to determine a car’s speed, is to look at its acceleration capability. Common standards for comparing acceleration between cars are to examine the 0-60 mph acceleration times or 0-100 km/h times of different cars. For this discussion we will be using 0-60 mph acceleration times.

This list include street-legal production cars and modified cars; concept cars, strictly "race only cars", and one time only vehicles may not be included.

1. Bugatti Veyron Super Sport. 0-60 mph time: 2.4 secs. Price: $2,400,000. 8.0L W16-Cylinder, 64v DOHC Quad Turbocharger w/ 1200 hp. The original Bugatti Veyron can torque 0-60 mph in 2.5 secs at the cost of $1,700,000. The Bugatti Veyron SS is also the fastest car in the world by top speed.

2. Hennessey Venom GT. 0-60 mph time: 2.5 secs. Price is $725,000 for the 725 hp variant, and up to $950,000 for the 1200 hp twin turbo V8, which is the variant that is ranking second here. Only 10 will be made every year, and 4 are already on order.

2. Ariel Atom V8. 0-60 mph time: 2.5 secs. Price is $225,000. Only 25 will be made per year. Street legal race car requiring extra paper works to get it on the road depending on the state you are in. This car is mainly for people who want to take their race car out to the tracks but don’t want to haul it around with a truck.

2. Caparo T1. 0-60 mph time: 2.5 secs. Price is $480,000. Only 25 will be made per year. Street legal race car. It resembles a prototype race car or a Formula One car.

2. Lamborghini Sesto Elemento. 0-60 mph time: 2.5 secs. Base price $2,500,000. 570 hp. It is equipped with a V10 engine that is capable of producing 570 horsepower. Now that may not sound much, but if you’ll consider the weight of this car, it is more than enough to produce unprecedented speed.


3. Orca SC7. 0-60 mph time: 2.6 secs. Only 7 Orca SC7 has been produced. Price unavailable.

3. Ultima GTR. 0-60 mph time: 2.6 secs. Base price is about $138,300. The thing is that the Ultima GTR is a kit car. It is not sold fully assembled; assembly must be done at home or at an auto-shop.

4. Porsche 911 Turbo S. 0-60 mph time: 2.7 secs. Base price $160,700. 530 hp. A 2010 911 Turbo was tested 0-60 mph in 2.7 seconds with the PDK transmission by Car and Driver magazine.

4. Pagani Zonda R. 0-60 mph time: 2.7 secs. Base price $1,830,000. 750 hp. An expensive yet remarkable car, the non-production Zonda R is powered by 750 horsepower with 524 lb-ft of torque. It equals the time of the Porsche 911.

5. SSC Ultimate Aero. 0-60 mph time: 2.78 secs. 1183 hp, base price is $654,400. The SSC Ultimate Aero is an American-produced supercar. It was the fastest production car in the world before it was succeeded by the 2010 Bugatti Veyron Super Sport.

6. Ascari A10. 0-60 mph time: 2.8 secs. 625 hp, base price is $650,000. The Ascari A10 is a British produced automobile. It was designed by a Dutch millionaire named Klaas Zwart. Only 50 A10s are produced at the Banbury, England facility per year.

6. Nissan GT-R. 0-60 mph time: 2.8 secs. 530 hp. Base price is $89,950. The GT-R is Nissan’s supercar that it produced for the first time in Japan in 2007.

6. Saleen S7 Twin Turbo. 0-60 mph time: 2.8 secs. 750 hp, base price is $555,000. The S7 is a limited, hand-built, American-made supercar. It was the only car made by Saleen that had its own chassis engineering design.

7. Caterham 7 Superlight R500. 0-60 mph time: 2.88 secs. 263 hp. Base price is about $66,768 (£41,000). The R500 is all about lightweight performance. It is a car stripped to the bare essentials to minimize weight and thereby maximize big kicks.

8. Ferrari LaFerrari. 0-60 mph time: 2.9 secs. Ferrari's eagerly anticipated limited-series special, the LaFerrari, was recently unveiled. This Ferrari comes with a 6.3 liter hybrid engine that produces a total of 963 horsepower and 664 lb ft of torque. The Prancing Horse's first in-house car is also known as the F70 and as the F150, it is a mild hybrid sports car and only 499 will be built.

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8. Koenigsegg Agera R. 0-60 mph time: 2.9 secs. 1115 hp. Base price is $1,600,000. The Agera R is a Swedish supercar. The wings on the Agera R are designed to respond to wind pressure and high speeds. This design is not only lighter than conventional designs but also allows smarter response to headwinds and tailwinds.

8. Gumpert Apollo Sport. 0-60 mph time: 2.9 secs. 700 hp. Base price is $450,000. The Gumpert Apollo is a race car modified for the streets. The people responsible for its design are Roland Gumpert, ex-boss of Audi Sport, and Roland Mayer, the owner of MTM and Audi.

8. Lamborghini Aventador. 0-60 mph time: 2.9 secs. 700 hp. Base price is $379,700. The Lamborghini Aventador is the fastest street legal bull.

8. Nissan GTR. 0-60 mph time: 2.9 secs. 530 hp. Base price is $89,950. The GTR comes in two trims: Premium and Black Edition. Both come with a 3.8 liter twin turbo-charged V6 engine that produces 530 horsepower at 6,400 rpm and 448 pound-feet of torque at 3,200 to 6,000 rpm and. Those unfamiliar with its automated manual transmission may find it awkward at low speeds.

9. Mclaren MP4-12C. 0-60 mph time: in 3.1 secs. 592 hp. Base price is $229,000. The MP4-12C was the first car designed by constructed by McLaren after the F1. The Mp4-12C features a carbon fiber composite chassis and a M838T V8 twin-turbo engine.

9. Rossion Q1. 0-60 mph time: 3.1 secs. 450 hp. Base price is $90,700. The Rossion Q1 is a sports car made in the U.S. by 1g Racing/Rossion Automotive. Its design is based on the Noble M400.

9. Caterham 7 CSR. 0-60 mph time: 3.1 secs. 260 hp. Base price is about $71,328 (£43,800). The CSR is the latest model from Caterham Cars. Though it retains the appearance of the Super Seven, the CSR is the most heavily modified Caterham.

9. Koenigsegg CCXR Edition. 0-60 mph time: 3.1 secs. 1018 hp. Base price is $2,200,000. Only four were ever produced, making the CCXR Edition one of the rarest supercars. They are only available as a special order from the factory of Koenigsegg.

10. Ferrari Enzo. 0-60 mph time: 3.14 secs. 660 hp. Base price is $670,000. The Enzo was named after the company’s founder, Enzo Ferrari. It was designed using Formula 1 technology, F1 electrohydraulic shift transmission, featuring a carbon-fibre chassis, and C/SiC ceramic composite disc brakes.

  • These times ALL depend on the driver. The new Tesla with the “extreme” launch button might be a little more consistent: dead stop, push button, floor it.

  • Allen Parayil

    Car and Driver tested the Porsche 918 and it did 0-60 in 2.2 secs stock.

  • hesam

    where is the Ferrari FXX and W motors lykan hyper sport?!?!?!?!?!?!?!??!?!!?!?!?!I think their 0-60 are under 2.8s…………….

  • Reid

    Also the Bugatti no longer is the fastest car in the world the Hennessy hit 275mph and it WAS NOT even topped out yet, it had to stop because the driver was running outta track, hahah

    • Eric Sear

      And also the Hennessy only hit 270, though the new fastest car waiting official judgement is the Koenigsegg One:1 at 273 mph

  • Jason Bourne

    I’ve read some of these posts and you guys are right..I did not see a FORD.

    I would have expected the FORD GT at the least.

    I once saw a video online where a Ford GT beat a Lamborghini Mercialago in a one-on-one track competition. The Ford crushed this Lamborghini 🙂

    • Reid

      I agree Ford GT should have been on one of these lists! It can beat a good amount of super cars in a sprint!

    • You are why did not put the FORD GT on the list . Your guess is good as mine

  • MASOUD REZAEI

    yes…. buggati Veyron in time 2.4 s 0-60 . too 0 -100 3.1 s ……. ha ha ha I liked buggati.

  • ray ray

    Best supercar for your money goes to Nissan. 196mph 545 HP dual turbo 0-60 in 2.7 for $100,000. Can’t beat that, you gotta pay a half million or more to get the same performance.

  • matt

    ken blocks ford fiesta, 1.8 or 9 seconds?

  • I can’t believe you Kurt Hinrichs, another older model of my fav. 2012-13 ZR1 does 0-60 faster than Veyron SS. WoW!

  • David

    1.Buggiti Vernon Super Sport N0#1 is 0-60 M.P.H in 2.4 Seconds too! Fastest Supercar is offical Record too! Is offical too!

  • vahid

    i like mercedes clk-gtr

  • wow, amazing list, buggati is the great car on earth.

  • cargeniuS

    Why is the nissan gtr there twice?! I usually use more than one sourc for info because of things like this.

  • Zach

    Fastest ever 0-60 car is the Ford RS200 EVO,

    It’s even in the Guinness book of records

    • Lenn

      The RS200 Evolution was a 3sec+ 0-60 car. Hugely impressive by any stretch of the imagination… even moreso for anything 80’s, but there’s cars as the top of the above list that make that look silly and slow.

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  • please try to include the latest cars……there are many other legal cars waitting to take the top ten place……i’ve been seeing this list since one year….and i guess aventador should not be in the ninth position……it accelerates much greater than the buggatti……of course it depends upon the driver…….

    • big mamba

      the aventador doesnt even come close to accelerating as fast a a buggatti

  • Emmanuel okpofut

    the list is’nt complete without BMW

    • Riztys

      Fastest BMW is the 2012 M6 at 3.5 seconds from zero to sixty mph.

  • Euhemerus

    I can sneeze over 35.000 particles accelerated at 28.439285 m/s2 but only have a top speed of 115Km/h.

    BUT I AM PRICELESS 😉
    (and out of tissues, sniff)

  • John

    Do not forget lingenfeller corvette

  • half the cars arent even street legal

  • wrongwrongwrong

    There’s is no BMW supercar or hyper car what why its not on there. you can just buy a BMW gtr because it ws a racecar .but reguler ppl where able to buy the Pagani Zonda R.well……not so reguler ppl

  • You cant include the Orca SC7, as you said you dont include unique or pure race cars – nothing more unique than 7.lol….you should change the list to production cars which I believe is a minimum of 50!

  • GTR made it twice to this list!! I do not see BMW there though:(

  • Tony

    Where is bmw? my heart!

  • Roger

    The ony fastest thing that goes 0-60 in less that 3.0 secounds on surface is “Cheetah” its confirmed and tested!
    YOU CAN NOT OUTRUN NATURE!!

  • I just think that Bugati Veryon is faster than Nissan gtr0-60

  • ameiya chandra

    bugatttttiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii is my lucky car .u nt buy ths car u will die by slow race

  • Riztys

    .1 seconds.

  • Nick Stamper

    You forgot about the 1985 Ford RS200 Evolution which had a 0-62mph time of 2.1 seconds. http://www.pistonheads.com/doc.asp?c=103&i=7138

  • Correction red bull is the fastest in the world

  • Ford cobra Jet is not A street legal car you idiot IT IS A DRAG RACING CAR so thats why it isin’t in the list.

  • Out of this list I would take the Koenigsegg Agera R, I love those things. The one they had a top gear was crazy fast back when it first came out.

  • carl

    The Mustang Cobra Jet is the fastest 0-60 and is a production car. Your title says nothing about street legal… and for the difference of 99,000 and 2.4 mill…. You gotta give the stang some credit.

  • Ky

    Ford cobra jet goes 0-60 in <1

    -From thesupercars
    The Mustang Cobra Jet is not street legal.

    • viran thima

      agree bro ford mustang cobra is the best .u must include it tooooooo ;)))))

  • Moropane Success

    the bst.the fastest is bugati veyron and mclaren f1m

    • pankaj vikings

      i agree bro…mclaren f1 is d fastest

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  • GTRfan

    The 2013 Nissan GT-R has a 0-60 mph in 2.7 seconds.

  • this list is so wrong

    the enzo should be replaced with the (ferrari f430 gt2 and tesla roadster sport, both 3.12)

  • ariel atom rocks

    WTF the ariel atom V8 500 0-60 is 2.3 and the picture isn’t the V8 it is the 2004 model
    for those of you who don’t know, the ariel atom has 1.25 lateral g’s and weighs 1213 lbs
    and the enzo’s 0-60 is 3.3 where is the Pagani zonda cinque and aventador j
    Caterham 7 Superlight R500 looks so bad

  • Zi

    where’s the lp700-4, it gets to 60mph in just 2.9 secs.

    *from admin* It is there now. Tie for #8.

  • Rockon

    You missed aventador. It should be here

  • pagani zonda is the best for me

    wich is the best car in the world ever?i think it is the bugatti veyron super sport.

  • pagani zonda is the best for me

    i like pagani zonda very much. i have got a lot of photos with that.it is my favourite.

  • Here is a cool fact: the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport at top speed can do a whole football stadium in 1 second! I love u Bugatti!

  • Bugatti Veyron Super Sport. 0-60 mph time: 2.4 secs. Wooooooow!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • juv

    c’mon! lambos: sesto elemento 2.5 , aventador 2.9???

  • gage

    Where the heck is the lamborghini
    i have need for speed and on it i have the lamborghini and bugatti
    lamborghini speeds up so much faster.

  • Levi

    Untuned street legal production cars are on this list, no tuned or modified cars.

  • Agreed, Dave.

  • Jay

    None of the slowpokes can catch the Killacycle: 0-60 in <1 second.
    http://www.killacycle.com/

  • amanda

    lingenfelter corvette ZR1 can go 0-60mph in 1.97sec

  • klastis

    where is my car?????????

  • Ben

    ken block’s freaking ford fiesta is quicker than all of those… 0 to 60 in 1.9

  • Dave Alford

    Let’s face it, the Cops don’t fear these cars. If they are aware they exist, they have probably never seen any of them. For that matter, who has? The people who own these cars seldom drive them. They become garage queens and spend the rest of their time at car shows and/or at auctions where they are advertised as having never been driven in the rain. They fall into the category of cars having more photos in the media than in actual production. The truth; seldom, if ever, are these cars involved in law enforcement pursuits. The affluent, especially, are not inclined to put this much investment at risk. Most didn’t become the owners of such cars through acts of stupidity and at this level probably spend more time behind a chauffer than with their hands on a steering wheel.
    Who else might have a bumper sticker saying, “My other ride is a Lear Jet”.

  • avs

    where is the lamborghini aventador and pagani huarya?

  • ugo

    I think the koeninsegg CCXR should tested against the so called buggatti supersport its gonna murder bugatti cause the CCXR runs like its on jet engine

  • denilson

    gumbort apollo does 0 to 60 in 3 secs not 2.9

  • David!

    on top gear.. the Atom and Veyron went head to head… Atom KILLED Veyron BIGTIME!

  • swami

    barabarus tkr is d fastest car nd has highest accelaration

  • J

    It’s kind of funny that the cater hams don’t cost anything near the rest of the cars

  • you sily there are many uper car than this ……………………………………………………… and also you dont know any thing about cars

  • lovertte forchu

    i like ferari.i thout it was the fastest in the world.thanks for the in for mation

  • I will take the Porsche 997 GT2 RS…620 ponies,217 mph and 0-60 in 2.9 seconds!

  • SSC

    Where’s the Lamborghini Elemento? It gets 0-60 in 2.5 s.

  • simon

    SSC Tuatara is only a concept

  • usher1234

    love the veyron buggatia

  • Farrell

    @Acutia Collins

    RICH PEOPLE!

    And where is GTA SPANO! 0-60 in 2.9 Secs

  • SAIYED ARMAAN

    What about BARABUS TKR..!!!

    it has highest acceleration (0-60 mph in 1.67 sec.)

  • Khualpi

    Where are the Lamborghini Reventon , Aston martin one-77, Ford GT and Audi R8? I’m sure it should be there. All of these cars should be there instead of this ugly looking Caterhams and Arial Atom V8.

  • Richard

    Hey you fools! Guess what? The bugatti veyron isn’t the fastest anymore! The SSC Tuatara is. it goes 9 mph faster!

  • HARSH

    AWESOME BUGATTI VAYORAMN

  • BugattiMaster

    My expertise and research has concluded that the Bugatti does hold the three records the site claims it has.

  • brayden

    bugatti number one

  • ed

    josh u know NOTHING about cars

  • samy

    where the heck is the lamborghini aventador? it is 0-60mph in 2.9 secs………. plus it my favorite car.

  • BugattiMaster

    Bugatti Veyron has a top speed of 267.8 mph, but when you buy one they limit it to around ten mph below that.

  • mikael jakson

    mn0w aventador .???

  • TheTurk

    If i will have a 90k in future i am pretty sure that I am gonna get nissan gtr

    It is cheap( for a supercar)
    is one of the fastest cars on the world
    can be driven daily
    would be amazing to race with a ferrari or a koenigsegg owner and smoke him

  • Josh

    @ Chuz

    yes of course it can get to 320MPH like all normal cars do.

  • BugattiMaster

    OH PLEASE PEOPLE!! I hope you mean a different version of the Bugatti that they show on this page. The one here is a Bugatti Veyron World Record Edition. There have only been five of THAT particular design. Besides I bet when the Bugatti Venom comes out it will bbe knocked down anyway.

  • When was the article last updated…???

  • Josh

    @ charles

    the ssc has yet to be tested

  • coy maffett

    the buagtti veyron is my faviort car. it is the fastest car out there

  • ChongJunJie(WomenDog)

    Lol…I own all of them.

  • Ahmed Ali Ghouri

    i have bugatti veyron and orca sc7

  • anonimus

    i have both Nissan GT-R & Mclaren MP4-12C

  • C.L

    the LP700 should
    0 – 60 mph in 2.9s

  • chuz

    man ya sucks..chrysler 300 does 320 mph in 5.1 sec

  • evo horror

    The picture of the orca SC7 is an orca 777.

  • matt

    woww… what happened to the lamborghini aventador? it goes from 0-60 in 2.9 sec! and the ferrari 458 italia? 0-60 in 3.0 sec! honestly people, update the article.

  • jeshar galera

    ilove chevy because of its design

  • da truth

    @Jessie Lin
    the tuatara has yet to go into production, therefore it has yet to be tested for 0-60 and top speeds… and the veyron grand super sport is a myth… all bugatti veyrons are sold out, sadly enough 🙁

    @thesupercars.org
    for once on a list, i agree with you 🙂 however i think you forgot the lamborghini aventador… 0-60 in 2.8 seconds… but other than that, i agree with you 100%
    and also, the pic of the caparo t1 is a bit off… that version is the prototype. the real version has no roof and a much bigger wing

  • charles

    i ment 270 mph

  • charles

    yea righ tlike these are the fastst the viper does a 1/4m in 7.88 second and ssc aero has 270hp max it says

  • Nissan GT-R alpha 12
    0-60 MPH 2.01
    0-166 MPH 9.01

  • Jessie Lin

    You guys are WRONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Bugatti should be the 2nd one because SSC tuatuar.It reached to 278 mph.Then I heard a car can go to 300 mph.It was the Bugatti veyron Grand Super Sport. So the offical is wrong.

  • Andy

    Red victor 1 is fastest 0-60 . 1 sec .

  • victor

    ok, nice one

  • rawr dinosaure

    thank you Mir Mahdi. at least someone has common sense.

  • T.J. ZED R-1

    Too bad the 2011 Corvette ZR-1 will give all these a run for their money for half the price!!!! Should smoke all but three of these cars….. Buy two or three and have enough left over for a modest home….

  • troy

    mag collection ko yan! oha! hehehe

  • umer

    i like bugati very much

  • bwchato

    you’re wrong,look at the porshe 911 turbo s on this page,it does 0-60 in 2.7 seconds.if you don’t believe that do a little more research before you state a supposed fact

  • avs

    where r gallardo superleggera and aventador? Also i think the pagani zonda and huarya should b there.

  • Eric

    the fastest in 0-60 are both Hennessy venom and Bugatti, for Bugatti 0-60 is 2.5 s
    although Hennessy viper venom beat them three years ago 0-60 : 2.25

  • lamborocks

    The new Lamborghini aventador does it in 2.9 seconds

  • levi

    Mr. Pagani you’re wrong. the new GT-R that came out this year does it in 2.8-3 seconds( thats because no engine put into them is the same, all are hand built)

  • sajid

    i love ferrari enzo …

  • Raging Bull

    where are lamborghini aventador??? it does 2.9 secs.

  • car-lover

    why is the aventador not up there? 0-60 in 2.9 seconds

  • hypercar fan

    that Porsche is truly amazing, 160k and its beating million dollar cars! and its an everyday driver!

  • Mr.Pagani

    the gtr definetly does not go 0-60 in 2.8 sec. try 3.2. and the 911 turbo goes in 3.7 sec

  • Those are some insane cars. The only one that would be practical to drive daily would be the Porshe 911 I think; the other ones are more for on the track? I wonder what kind of people can afford a 2 million dollar car?! I sure can’t

  • thatreallyhawtkid

    You have a picture of the orca c 113, not an sc7

  • I think I just accelerated from 0-60 in my pants just looking at that list. Amazing list of cars, and it won’t be long before the top ten are all under 3 seconds.