20 fastest cars in acceleration

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From 0 to 100 km/h – TOP-20

In recent years, car manufacturers have made great progress in technologies that have allowed to create not only modern, reliable and high-quality cars, but also were able, reducing fuel, increase the capacity of sports cars. The maximum speed of cars has also increased, which served as a basis for measuring the capabilities and power of the car itself. Nowadays, to find out how powerful this or that car is, it is easier to make measurements of acceleration dynamics from a place up to 100 kilometers instead of measuring the maximum speed.

The fact is that in today’s world, measuring top speed is no easy task. It requires a long section of high-speed road. And there aren’t many places like this left in the world. That’s why many experts and engineers are comparing different cars more and more often, according to the speed of their acceleration, that is measuring the acceleration of the car from 0 to 100 km/h.

Take, for example, the icon of Bugatti Veyron sports cars. Many people know that the maximum speed of this car is 418 km/hour. But where can you accelerate this car to such a speed? The car was tested on the Volkswagen test track, which is 8 kilometres long. It takes a large straight road to reach that speed.

Therefore, in order to compare several cars better, a short stretch of road on which acceleration time is measured from a distance of up to 100 km/h is more suitable. To fix the acceleration time from 0-100 km/hour no special long tracks etc. are required.

We offer you our selection of 20 fastest acceleration cars, which are the fastest gaining speed from 0 to 100 km/h. Most of them can accelerate up to 100 km/h in 3-4 seconds. It is so fast that if you are behind the wheel of these cars, you will not even have time to think about something to accelerate to 100 km / h.


20. Koenigsegg CCXR

If we talk about Sweden, it is impossible not to mention Koenigsegg – a manufacturer of hypercars on the basis of the Air Force, in an old hangar. This company produces a lot of cars that are incredibly fast and are a great embodiment of engineering thought. Model CCXR has a power of 1018 hp, which allows it to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.1 seconds. The most amazing thing is how the company was able to make such a powerful car by equipping it with a V8 engine with only one turbine.


19. Pagani Huayra

Pagani Huayra is a phenomenal work of engineering art. Crazy craftsmanship by hand. Yes, this car is completely handmade. The design of the car is inspired by aviation aesthetics. The car is equipped with a 6.0-liter V12 engine and two turbines (Mercedes-Benz AMG engine). The maximum speed is 370 km/h. Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h – in 3.0 seconds. It is noteworthy that in 6.4 seconds the sports car is gaining speed of 160 km/h.


18. Noble M600

Noble M600 car comes from England. It is a unique car. As in all rare and exotic cars, the power unit is supplied by a third party. The V8 engine has been installed in the car model, which is also installed on the Volvo XC90 crossover. Naturally, Noble engineers have worked on the power unit to increase power to 650 hp. Its maximum speed makes 362 km/h. Acceleration to a hundred takes only three seconds. Although unlike the Pagani, the M600 has four cylinders less. Power is 70 hp less respectively. And all this thanks to the better weight-to-power ratio.


17. Koenigsegg Trevita

Trevita is based on the CCXR model and has the same power of 1018 hp, but it accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in just 2.9 seconds. This is made possible by some adjustments to the car itself. This model is equipped with a rear aerodynamic spoiler, which adds to its downforce (and how else to curb the power of 1018 hp).

Due to the extensive use of carbon fiber in the body structure, the company managed to significantly reduce the weight of the vehicle.


16. Gumpert Apollo Sport

Engineer Roland Humpert worked with Audi for several years, but decided to leave the company to start developing his cars. And he succeeded. He created a hot super Apollo car. Although many experts have ridiculed this car, but Apollo is still one of the best sports cars in terms of its stability on the road, and all this thanks to the huge downforce. The 100 kilometres per hour mark is achieved in 2.9 seconds. The car is equipped with an Audi V8 engine (4.2 liter volume). Unfortunately, Mr. Roland Humpert left the Apollo project and production of the car was curtailed.


15. The Nissan GT-R R35.

Given that Nissan is famous for its not expensive cars for the city, which have become popular around the world, many of us have almost forgotten that the Japanese have one amazing sports model GT-R. How Gumpert and Koenigsegg GT-R can accelerate from 0 to 100 km in just 2.9 seconds. Just imagine that this car can drive at 200 km/h in less than 500 meters.

And that with a simple turbocharged V6 engine. Of course, it’s the merit of the engineers who were able to set this power unit to work like this.


14. Koenigsegg Agera R

Of all Koenigsegg models – this car is the most powerful and fastest. It accelerates from 0 to 100km/h in 2.8 seconds. The 200 km/hour mark is available in 7.2 seconds. The Agera R uses the same powertrain as the CCXR and Trevita. But what is surprising is that the company’s engineers managed to squeeze 1180 hp out of this engine.


13. Lykan Hypersport

To begin with, I would like to note the uniqueness of this car, which does not relate to its power and speed. This supercar, due to its use in diamond finishing, costs 3.4 million dollars. The six-cylinder turbocharged engine allows to accelerate the sports car up to a mark 100 km/hour in 2,8 seconds. According to the manufacturer, its top speed is 386 km/hour. Though it is necessary to notice, officially the speed of the car has not been measured yet. But what is most surprising is the luxury of its finish. When ordering, the buyer can choose the interior of the car, diamonds, yellow diamonds, sapphires, emeralds or rubies.


12. Rimac Concept One

With power of 1088 hp and acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in 2.8 seconds, this car model does not stand out from our list. But only if there’s more than one. This sports car is completely electric! The engine has a maximum torque of over 1355 Nm. The cost of this car is more than 1 million dollars. This is the fastest electric car in the world. Rimac uses four electronic systems, each consisting of an electric motor, converter and gearbox. The gearbox transmits the torque to the wheels. Each wheel has an electric motor, which makes the car fully driven.


11. Lamborghini Murcielago LP 670-4 SuperVeloce

The Lamborghini LP 670-4 Super Veloce was first shown at the Geneva Motor Show in 2009. This Lamborghini uses an upgraded inlet and gas distribution system, which allows to reach a power of 661 hp. It accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 2.8 seconds. Only 186 vehicles have been produced in the world.


10. BAC Mono

The BAC Mono is something of a Batmobile. This single-seater racing car is produced by Briggs Automotive Company. The car appeared for the first time in 2011. The car is equipped with a four-cylinder 2.3 liter engine, which can accelerate the car from 0 to 100 km/h in 2.8 seconds. The maximum speed is 270 km/h.

The cost of such a beautiful man is $186,000. For this money any street racer can become unattainable on city streets.


9. Caterham Seven 620R.

Thanks to the classic old style of sports cars and naturally relatively low “price tag”, the Caterham Seven 620R is an attractive car in every respect. You can buy a sports car for only $73,000 (excluding delivery and customs). Despite the price, the car is reliable and meets all the criteria of a sports car. The car accelerates from 0 to 100km/h in just 2.79 seconds. Maximum speed is 255 km/h. For those drivers who are used to classic sports driving, this car will be irreplaceable.


8. SSC Ultimate Aero TT

One of the fastest cars on earth – SSC Ultimate Aero TT. It is an American supercar. The maximum speed of the car is 440 km/h. It can overcome the barrier from zero to a hundred in just 2.78 seconds. SSC Ultimate Aero TT is equipped with a V8 6.9-liter engine, which, in fact, has the properties of a jet engine. The cost of this car starts at $650,000. Yes, it really is the fastest car, but also, it’s too expensive on wheels.


7. The Lamborghini Aventador.

Another Lamborghini model. The price tag on the Aventador starts at $400,000. The car is equipped with a V12 engine, which can reach the mark of 100 km/h in 2.7 seconds. Its top speed is 350 km/h. Thanks to the same aerodynamic elements and carbon fibre, the Lamborghini Aventador begins to remind us of the lines of the Stealth fighter, it does not look like a street sports car. Many say that this model is too loud, but what else can you expect from a sports car?


6. The Porsche 911 Turbo S

Porsche has developed its monster – 911 Turbo S, which has an output of 560 hp and can reach 100 km/h in 2.6 seconds (as a result of real tests on the road). Although the German company claims in the technical specifications, the acceleration of this car from 0 to 100 km – in 2.9 seconds. What really distinguishes the car from other sports cars is the level of luxury that Porsche has invested in its car. The car has all-wheel drive, adaptive aerodynamics and active steering of the rear axle, which goes beyond the idea of simple comfort in a sports car. With active rear wheels that rotate at speed, the 911 Turbo S is a formidable and serious rival on the track for many sports cars.


5. McLaren P1

McLaren has restricted the production of such model as P1 for 2014. Totally 375 cars will be produced, costing 1.15 million dollars each. This car has a capacity of 903 hp. Maximum speed is 355 km/h. The engine has eight cylinders and two turbines, which work in conjunction with a seven-speed gearbox with double clutch. But there’s more to it than that. The car is a hybrid. The car is equipped with an electric motor, which allows it to save fuel. Although, for those who buy this hypercar, we think it’s unprincipled. As a result of tests on the track, the car showed acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h, as the Porsche 911 Turbo S – in 2.6 seconds.


4. Caparo T1

This car is equipped, centrally, with a 3.5-liter turbocharged V8 engine with an output of 575 hp. It looks like a Formula 1 car. This sports car is able to accelerate to the mark of 100 km in just 2.5 seconds. The car was developed by the same engineers who developed the McLaren F1.


3. Bugatti Veyron Super Sport.

If you are really looking for a fast car, this model opens up our top three power and speed. The Bugatti Veyron Super Sport has a top speed of 431 km/h. Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in just 2.5 seconds for this car. The car is rear-wheel drive. The power is 1200 hp. Maximum torque is 1500 N.m. All this was made possible thanks to the W16 engine with a capacity of 8 liters.


2. Porsche 918 Spyder

Another victory over speed, from Porsche. It’s a 918 Spyder model worth about $840,000. Its power is 887 hp. Acceleration to a hundred in 2.4 seconds. The car is equipped with a 7-speed gearbox with double clutch. In addition, this model is hybrid, which allows it to save fuel. The car can travel 30 km on one electric motor. Maximum speed is 340 km/h.

This technical data has struck even the critics of hybrid cars.


FIRST PLACE – Ariel Atom V8

The last car in our ranking of the fastest cars in the world is the American sports car Ariel Atom V8. This car is able to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in just 2.3 seconds thanks to a 3.0 liter eight-cylinder engine. The maximum speed of the car is 270 km/h, which is achieved at the expense of 500 horsepower. The cost starts at 225,000 USD. Totally 25 cars are planned to be produced.