The Fastest Street-Legal Cars Ever Made by 40 Major Automakers

What Is a Production Car?

Production vehicles are mass-produced identical models that are available for sale to the public and are able to be legally driven on public roads. For example, a Jeep Wrangler would be considered a production car, while a Formula 1 car would not. AlansFactoryOutlet.com has created an infographic that ranks the fastest production cars from 40 major manufacturers based on their zero-to-60 acceleration speeds. While most of them are the latest models, there are a few gems from earlier generations that still reign supreme.

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What Is the Fastest Production Car in the World?

In terms of top speed obtainable, the fastest street-legal car is believed to be the 1750-HP SSC Tuatara, which is produced by SSC North America. In January 2021 at the Kennedy Space Center’s Johnny Bohmer Proving Grounds, the Tuatara broke the production car speed record when it averaged 282.9 miles per hour. The first northbound run hit 279.7 miles per hour, and the southbound run hit 286.1 miles per hour. The runs were completed within an hour of each other, averaging out to the record-breaking 282.9 miles per hour. This incredible speed just barely triumphed over the previous production car speed record of 277.87 mph, which was achieved by the Koenigsegg Agera RS in 2017. Several measuring instruments and expert witnesses were present, such as Racelogic with VBOX equipment, Life Racing, Garmin, and the International Mile Racing Association.

What Is the Fastest 0-60 Car in the World?

The car that can go 0-60 the fastest is the Tesla Model S Plaid. This incredible 1,020-horsepower electric vehicle has achieved 0-60 within 1.99 seconds and can reach a top speed of 200 mph. During Tesla’s “Battery Day” event in September 2020, it crushed a quarter-mile in 9.23 seconds at 155 miles per hour. To complement its phenomenal, cutting-edge speed, this “highest-performing sedan ever built” has a driving range of 520 miles per charge. The Tesla Model S Plaid can now be ordered for $139,990; imagine having one in your garage!

Here are the top 20 fastest cars based on zero-to-60 acceleration speeds:

  1. Tesla Model S Plaid — 1.99 seconds
  2. 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder — 2.2 seconds
  3. Bugatti Veyron Super Sport — 2.4 seconds
  4. Koenigsegg Jesko Absolut — 2.5 seconds
  5. 2020 Nissan GT-R Nismo — 2.5 seconds
  6. Hennessey Jeep Trackhawk HPE1000 Supercharged — 2.6 seconds
  7. 2021 Acura NSX (Honda NSX) — 2.7 seconds
  8. Lamborghini Aventador SV Coupe — 2.8 seconds
  9. Ferrari 812 Superfast — 2.8 seconds
  10. 2021 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Z51 — 2.9 seconds
  11. Ford GT — 2.9 seconds
  12. McLaren 720S — 2.9 seconds
  13. BMW M8 Gran Coupe — 3.1 seconds
  14. Audi 2021 R8 Coupe — 3.2 seconds
  15. Jaguar XE SV Project 8 — 3.3 seconds
  16. Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye — 3.4 seconds
  17. 2021 Bentley Continental GT — 3.4 seconds
  18. 2021 Aston DBS Superleggera — 3.4 seconds
  19. Mercedes-Benz AMG GT R — 3.5 seconds
  20. 2021 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio — 3.6 seconds

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By Alan Bernau Jr