In consideration of the several elements that determine how fast a car can accelerate to 60 mph—tires, weight of the driver, equipment used for testing, elevation above sea level as well as surface of testing, it’s important to note that this list of super-fast cars is in consonance with Wikipedia’s list. As a standard of measurement, an object in a free fall, assumed to encounter no resistance speeds up from 0 to 60 mph in 2.73 seconds.
Below is a list of top 5 super-fast production cars by acceleration.
2012 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet
2012 model of Ford Mustang Jet springs 0 – 60 mph in 1.52 seconds which is in consonance with verified time. Mustang Cobra Jet is revamped in its interior and exterior features with graphics Package that includes Sweeping Snake side graphics, 5.4 Cobra Jet hood graphics, Ford Racing windshield header decal, Ford oval front fascia decals, Ford oval license plate decal, etc.
Cobra Jet is powered by a revised 5.4-liter DOHC supercharged aluminium block engine. Mated to a 3-speed C4 Auto Race transmission, this engine delivers 430 horsepower and the optional 4.0-L Supercharger upgrade includes a supercharger, billet throttle-body, complete inlet system with 140mm billet mass-air housing. With competitors such as Nissan 370Z, Cobra Jet is placed at MSRP for the M-FR500-CJ is $91,900; the fully-loaded Cobra Jet is priced at $103,980.
2010 Ariel Atom V8
With a top speed of 170mph, the 2010 model of Ariel Atom V8 sprints 0 – 60 mph 2.3 seconds. It’s agile and nimble with unassisted steering system. Atom V8 is a 3.0-liter powered by 475b horsepower at 10,600 rpm and torque of 268 pound-feet of torque at 7,750 rpm which is coupled with a gearbox of 6-speed sequential manual.
The Atom V8’s kerbweight is 550kg. It has good aerodynamics, strong traction and suspension geometry. Springs and dampers are multi-stage and multi-way adjustable. Its price is placed at £150,000.
2012 Bugatti Veyron EB 16.4
The 2012 Bugatti Veyron EB 16.4 achieves 0 – 60 mph within 2.46 seconds. This car emerged as an honour to Pierre Veyron, a Bugatti development engineer who made remarkable victory with Le Mans while driving.
The super Sport version of veyron has a top speed of 431.072 km/h implying 267.856 mph. It features 8.0-litre; 4-turbocharged W16 cylinder engine with 64 valves which produces 1,001 horsepower and 1,250 pound-feet of torque. With Heldax Traction system, dual-clutch direct-shift gearbox, available in automatic, semi-automatic or manual mode and anti-lock braking system, its brake uses cross-drilled, radially vented carbon fibre plus reinforced silicon carbide.
2007 Caparo T1
The 2007 Cparo T1 has a remarkable performance of track and road with first 2.4 litre supercharged V8 engine tuned to develop 570 horsepower at 10,500 rpm through 6-speed manual gearbox and 310 pound-feet of torque at 9000 rpm. Its top speed is claimed 205 mph. Caparo T1 sprints between 0 – 60 mph within 2.5 seconds with EPA estimate of 35 miles per gallon mpg.
Placed at a price of £190,000 plus local taxes, so call it £211,000 in the UK, the 2007 Caparo T1 is reputed for its road legal, great braking and cornering ability. It possesses more than 1,000bhp per tonne, though it’s very temperamental and has set fire on Jason Plato on 5th Gear TV programmer.
2014 Nissan GT-R
The 2014 Nissan GT-R is a supercar which offers great performance. Nicknamed “Godzilla” it’s mated with electronic handling and launch control aids. Measuring shoulder with cars like Porsche 911and Audi R8, it has premium leather upholstery and carbon fibre, door trims, armrest, shift knob, steering wheel, Zagat survey functionality, a multi-function display, etc.
It has a twin-turbocharged and direct-inject 3.8-liter V6 which generates 545 horsepower and 463 lb-ft of torque. It’s reputed for achieving 0 – 60 mph in 2.7 seconds with the aid of the following features: all-wheel-drive and six-speed dual-clutch transmission, etc.