Infographic: Top 10 0 to 60 MPH Times For Production Vehicles

9 months ago by Inside EVs Staff 21

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The folks over at Plugless (makers of wireless charging systems for several plug-in vehicles) put together this nifty infographic showing the world’s quickest production vehicles.

Or course, as we all know by now, the Tesla Model S P100DL is the quickest production vehicle out there (even more so now with its new Ludicrous + mode), but did you know that other versions of the S (P90D), as well as the Model X (P100DL) make the Top 10 list?

We’re still most amazed by the X, the only SUV on the market capable of runing a 0 to 60 MPH dash in less than 3 seconds!

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21 responses to "Infographic: Top 10 0 to 60 MPH Times For Production Vehicles"

  1. Otto says:

    Caterham price is without the engine FYI

  2. Mister G says:

    There’s a rumor that top of the line Model 3 will do 0-60 in 2 seconds.

    1. Anon says:

      Sounds plausible, given that a stripped Model S can make 2.1 sec 0 – 60.

      A carbon fiber Roadster based off Model 3 chasis would have to be around 1.8 – 1.5 sec or so for “Plaid” Speed. 😉

      1. ricegf says:

        1.5 seconds we be 1.8 g. That would be *epic*!

      2. Jonathan B says:

        I hope you all are joking. You realize that shaving off fractions of a second at these times is so freakin difficult. At these types of acceleration times, you are going to have many more problems with tires just being able to grip the road and get enough traction. Maybe if you put on drag tires or something, but these are production road cars. The amount of effort and engineering that it would take to get to sub 2 seconds would be downright astounding. There’s no way that Model 3 does it. I’d say that they will come out with a decked out model 3 that will break 3 seconds, but that will be it.

        1. Nix says:

          1.5 second electric race car built by a bunch of college kids:

          http://www.theverge.com/2016/6/22/12004422/fastest-accelerating-electric-car-world-record-formula-student-sae

          Individual traction control on each wheel.

          Sure, this is a pint-sized car that could never be street legal. But the point is that the limits of EV performance have only just begun. Yes, it has taken years to cut tenths off of ICE car times. But EV’s have been cutting tenths off way faster than gas cars ever did.

          If this is what a bunch of college kids can do, it will be interesting when a company with Porsche type dollars really goes hog wild with a few pure EV performance iterations of cars.

          With that said, I’m not so sure the Roadster will be a super fast hyper EV. We keep getting mixed message. They say it will be super fast, and then they say it will be based on their more budget minded Model 3 chassis. That seems like a contradiction.

  3. R.S says:

    I think they left out the Porsche 918, which was tested at 2.2 seconds, depending on who you ask, or maybe just 2.4.

    And a list that includes cars like the Regrera, the Venom GT and the Radical RXC, should probably also include the 918. The 918 is a mass market car, compared to those three.
    Or the la Ferrari with 2.4.

    Or is it cars in production today? Then the Venom GT is out of production already and so is the P90D Model S.

    And because 0-60 has more definitions than the Model S trunks, some of those cars might be 0-100kmh, some might be 0-60mph and some might be with, or without, rollout. Making comparisons rather unfair. The 911 Turbo, for example, has a 0-60 time of 2.5 seconds, according to Motor Trend and 2.9 seconds according to Porsche.

    So actually the info graphic is not just incomplete, but also relatively pointless. Nice to look at though!

    1. Brian says:

      Well, these are production cars… The ones you listed are special edition limited to be built cars.

      1. R.S says:

        The Hennessy Venom GT is a production car? What is the definition of a production car? They didn’t even get their top speed record for a production car, because they produced too few cars. And the limit is something like 32.

        So Porsche with its 918 Porsche 918s, isn’t a production car, but Hennessy with it’s sub 32 is one? Is is just because Porsche said they won’t do more than 918?

    2. philip d says:

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_fastest_production_cars_by_acceleration

      This lists the 918 and LaFerrari but lists the Tesla as the fastest production car.

      1. R.S says:

        Fastest car in production, it says. Not fastest production car. The list itself is fastest production cars. And the infographic ignored a few other vehicles that are on the wikipedia list, but didn’t make it on their list.

        If someone does something like that, they have to make it as credible as possible. The Model S being the quickest in production and second quickest overall, deserves a lot of praise, so don’t ruin it by leaving out cars known to be good, but including the weirdest ones out there nobody really cares about.

    3. Gasbag says:

      The graphic is BEV vs ICE (Electric vs Gasoline.) The 918 Spyder is a hybrid and therefore not apropos.

      1. R.S says:

        By the logic of the infographic it would be, like the Koenigsegg Regera, on the left side.

        So if they include the Regera, a hybrid, the Hennessey Venom GT, an out of production car not even qualified as a production car by the Guinness Book of world records, they should also include the Porsche 918.

  4. James says:

    A newbie like faraday future presented an EV with 2,4 sec times. Thus it’s nothing special everyone can do it. It’s more impressive if a gasoline car is that fast.
    Besides how often can you accelerate an EV from 0 – 62 in 2,4 s in a row? 2 or 3 times?

    1. Timmy says:

      I don’t think the one-off FF vehicle can be considered a production car.

  5. SparkEV says:

    What is embarrassing for Chevy is that Corvette didn’t make the list at 2.95 sec. Supposedly “flagship performance sports car” being out-gunned by “giant SUV” (Tesla X) is pathetic.

    1. M says:

      That may be why the rumors are become talked about that GM is going hybrid with the Corvette. Think mini Porsche 918 Spyder not Toyota Prius.

      1. SparkEV says:

        Corvettes’s problem is traction, not power, as I discussed in my blog.

        http://sparkev.blogspot.com/2015/11/can-stock-corvette-beat-tesla-p90dl-in.html

        Hybrid alone won’t get it to be quicker. What they need is AWD. Even with gas engine AWD, they could be quicker than Tesla X by doing what I describe in the blog post. Best would be AWD BEV like Tesla, but I doubt they’ll go that far.

        1. M says:

          I totally agree. But the term hybrid is used so genericly currently. It could mean AWD with electric up front and gas powering the rear. It could mean P1 or it could mean 918 style.

  6. Mister G says:

    Ariel atom is not a car…lol

  7. JIMJFOX says:

    Most significant data here are the relative prices; EV’s are INCREDIBLY cheap c.f. some of these multi-million dollar ridiculous ICE’s.
    AND… when EV’s become truly mainstream, bought in millions a year, costs will fall dramatically.