Side-by-Side Comparison: Which of These Cars Has the Fastest 0 to 60 Time?

Robin Tyler

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Quick off the line! 

Getting to that magical 60 mph mark or 100 kilometers per hour as quickly as possible, that's all that counts! Although just a period of time, this magical number is revered by car lovers all over the world.  

Today, even ordinary road cars have their performance when it comes to 0 to 60 times being pored over. 

And when it comes to hypercars, supercars, muscle cars and any other kind of performance car you can think of, the lower the time the better. You would think that engine size, as well as horsepower from those engines are the be all and end all toward a good 0 to 60 mph time, wouldn't you?

Well, it's far more than that. 

Of course, horsepower is important, but there are other factors including the weight of a car, for example. Some of the fastest cars in terms of 0 to 60 times are lightweight vehicles driven by smaller, high-revving engines. That said, heavier cars can still be fast, as long as they have the grunt!

So for this side-by-side comparison quiz, you are going to have to decide which car has the fastest 0 - 60 mph time. And it's certainly not easy! But you got this, right?

Good luck!


Which of these cars has a faster 0 - 60 mph time?

Powered by a 6.0-liter V12 and able to hit the 200 mph mark, the Aston Martin One-77 is able to reach 0 - 60 mph in 3.4 seconds. Pitted against the Ford Mustang Boss 302, you would expect the Aston to win, and it does. The Mustang, however, is no slouch and does 0 - 60 mph in a stunning 3.9 seconds.

Which of these cars has a faster 0 - 60 mph time?

The best-selling electric car in the world, incredibly, the Nissan Leaf can do 0 - 60 mph in just 6.3 seconds. Another popular electric hybrid car, the Toyota Prius, reaches 60 mph from a standing start in 10.7 seconds.

Which of these cars has a faster 0 - 60 mph time?

The most expensive model from BMW, the Gran Coupe was first introduced in 2011. It has a range of powerplant options including diesel and gas with the biggest engine a 4.4-liter S63 V8 twin-turbo. It covers 0 - 60 mph in 5.4 seconds. Although a Dodge Charger from the late '60s runs it close, it is slightly slower at 6.2 seconds.

Which of these cars has a faster 0 - 60 mph time?

This three-door hatchback had six gas and four diesel engine variants from 2006 to 2013. The C30 was Volvo's premium sports coupe over that period, with the top-of-the-range model hitting 60 mph from a standing start in 6.5 seconds. The Mark 1 Ford Escort, of the original hot hatches of the 1970s, could reach 0 to 60 mph in 8.9 seconds.

Which of these cars has a faster 0 - 60 mph time?

A luxury SUV, the Tesla Model X is an electric vehicle capable of traveling between 237–295 miles on a single charge depending on driving conditions. Sporting all-wheel drive and two motors, the top of the range P90D produces 193 kilowatts to the front tires and 375 kilowatts to the rear tires! The top-of-the-range version covers 0 - 60 mph in just 3 seconds! A similar SUV from Volkswagen, the Touareg takes 6.9 seconds to do the same.

Which of these cars has a faster 0 - 60 mph time?

Powered by a 6.0-liter V-12 engine, only 20 production models of the Pagani Huayra BC were produced, setting their owners back a cool $2.6 million. The car is capable of hitting 60 mph in just 3.0 seconds. The Mercedes SL Roadster from the 1950's was certainly not as fast, with a 0 - 60 mph time of 9.5 seconds. It is infinitely cooler, however.

Which of these cars has a faster 0 - 60 mph time?

Produced in India for the global market, the Scorpio was first marketed in 2002. The top-of-the-range Scorpio hits 0 - 60 mph in 12.1 seconds. The Volkswagen Beetle, although much lighter, takes over 20 seconds to achieve the feat.

Which of these cars has a faster 0 - 60 mph time?

The Hyundai i-20, a medium-sized sedan from the Korean manufacturer, is capable of hitting 60 mph in 10.4 seconds. Although smaller, the Aygo is slower, getting to 60 mph from a standing start in 13.7 seconds.

Which of these cars has a faster 0 - 60 mph time?

The Chrysler Prowler, released in 2001, had retro styling and was capable of reaching 60 mph in 5.7 seconds. Its stablemate, the PT Cruiser, is slower and needs 8.5 seconds to reach the same feat.

Which of these cars has a faster 0 - 60 mph time?

Alfa make some of the most beautiful cars ever conceived, none more so than the Quadrifoglio. But it doesn’t only look good. The Quadrifoglio races from 0-60 mph in under 5 seconds thanks to its 2.9-litre turbo gas engine which produces 503 brake horsepower. This is faster than the new boy racer from Honda, the Civic Type R which is quick to 60 mph from a standing start (5.5 seconds) but not as quick as the Italian beauty.

Which of these cars has a faster 0 - 60 mph time?

With an engine that pushes out 1.163 brake horsepower, it is easy to see why any car nut with the cash wants to buy a Zenvo TS1 GT (despite its silly name). Powered by a 5.8-liter V8 engine with not one but two superchargers, the TS1 covers 0 - 60 mph in just 2.8 seconds. The latest Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 isn't as fast to 60 mph from a standing start (3.1 seconds) but it is impressive for that type of vehicle.

Which of these cars has a faster 0 - 60 mph time?

The speedy Golf from Volkswagen does 0-60 in 6.4 seconds. Let's compare that to a sports car from the 1960s. The Lamborghini 400 stopped the clock in 6.6 seconds for its 0 - 60 mph time. It is one of the most well-known marques around the world.

Which of these cars has a faster 0 - 60 mph time?

The brainchild of Carroll Shelby, the Cobra first revved in anger in 1962. This lightweight vehicle managed 0 - 60 mph in 4.2 seconds. Although far heavier, Lamborghini's totally bonkers LM002 needed just 8.4 seconds to do the same, making the Cobra faster but the Lambo is equally impressive considering its size.

Which of these cars has a faster 0 - 60 mph time?

The spiritual successor of the SLS 500 from the 1950s, this Mercedes-Benz goes from 0 - 60 mph in 3.7 seconds. Over two decades older, the Rover Vitesse did it in 7.1 seconds.

Which of these cars has a faster 0 - 60 mph time?

Both icons of the 1950s, the Ford Thunderbird 292 was faster to 60 mph from a standing start compared to the 1956 Chevrolet Belair Sports Coup. The T-Bird could do it in 9.4 seconds over the Belair's 12.1 seconds.

Which of these cars has a faster 0 - 60 mph time?

Also known as the Bighorn, the Trooper was produced over two generations from 1981 to 2002. The 2000 Trooper covered 0 - 60 mph in 9.3 seconds. Its faster than the 2005 Citroen C1, which stopped the clock in 13.7 seconds.

Which of these cars has a faster 0 - 60 mph time?

Small, light and fairly quick, the Fiat Uno Turbo could reach 60 mph in just 7.9 seconds. The Mini Cooper from the early '60s, considered very nippy for its time, took 13.5 seconds.

Which of these cars has a faster 0 - 60 mph time?

When you think of big luxury SUVs, certainly the Escalade pops into your mind. With its massive 20-inch rims, large tires and plenty of chrome, the Escalade is perfect for those who want to make an entrance. The top-of-the-range Escalade can reach 0 - 60 mph in 6.0 seconds. The Hummer H1, two decades older, is significantly slower, needing 15.5 seconds to do so.

Which of these cars has a faster 0 - 60 mph time?

First marketed in 2002, the RS6 is an executive car with a sporty twist. Now in its third generation, the RS6 takes the form of an 'Avant' or station wagon. The RS6 can accelerate from 0-60mph in just 3.9 seconds. It is faster than the Mercedes G Class AMG which incredibly, despite its boxed shape, covers 0 to 60 mph in just 5.1 seconds.

Which of these cars has a faster 0 - 60 mph time?

Known for its incredible handling and punchy performance, the Subaru Impreza was first introduced to the Japanese market in 1992. A Cosworth version of this impressive car covers 0 - 60 mph in 3.7 seconds, faster than an Caterham 7 Superlight, a vehicle much lighter in weight.

Which of these cars has a faster 0 - 60 mph time?

The Shelby GT350, released in 1965, could cover 0 - 60 mph in 6.7 seconds. The Pontiac GTO, released a year earlier, did it in 6.9 seconds.

Which of these cars has a faster 0 - 60 mph time?

In a battle of the electric cars, the Nissan Leaf clocks the 0 - 60 mph time in 6.3 seconds, faster than its rival, the Chevrolet Volt, which comes in at 7.1 seconds.

Which of these cars has a faster 0 - 60 mph time?

Equally at home on a tarred or dirt road, the Touareg has a great pedigree and is built on the same platform as both the Dakar-winning Touareg racer as well as the Porsche Cayenne. The Toureg is capable of a 0 - 60 mph time of 6.9 seconds. When compared against a Hummer H1 for instance, it is significantly faster as the Hummer takes more than double the time to reach 60 mph.

Which of these cars has a faster 0 - 60 mph time?

Fast, loud, brash are all adjectives that could be used to describe the Diablo. Powered by a 6.0-liter V12, this sports car pushed out 595 brake horsepower and boasted a 0 - 60 mph time of 3.8 seconds. The Bentley Continental GT Speed is slightly slower, managing 60 mph in 4.0 seconds. Impressive for such a heavy car.

Which of these cars has a faster 0 - 60 mph time?

In a battle of the trucks, the GMC Sierra All-Terrain reaches 60 mph in just 6.6 seconds. The 1996 Ford Bronco takes a littler longer, stopping the clock in 11.3 seconds.

Which of these cars has a faster 0 - 60 mph time?

This mid-engined two-seat sports car was first marketed by Audi in 2006. It is available as a coupe and convertible and uses Audi's all-wheel-drive system. This, along with a 5.2-liter FSI V10 engine give the R8 plenty of oomph push it from a standing start to 60 mph in just 3.1 seconds. The Z3 Roadster is not as fast but has a 0 to 60 time of 5.1 seconds, impressive for a vehicle now 18 years old.

Which of these cars has a faster 0 - 60 mph time?

The Charger Daytona, released by Dodge in 1969, reached 60 mph from a standing start in 6.9 seconds. The Ferrari Dino from the same year was slower, taking another 0.2 seconds to achieve 60 mph.

Which of these cars has a faster 0 - 60 mph time?

Released in 1959, the Mini quickly became a popular car all over the world. A slightly more powerful version, the Cooper was released in the early '60s and could reach 0-60 mph in 13.5 seconds. Another classic, the Volkswagen Beetle could clear 0 - 60 mph in over 20 seconds.

Which of these cars has a faster 0 - 60 mph time?

In 1964, Chevrolet's Corvette Stingray was capable of reaching 60 mph from a standing start in just 4.8 seconds, significantly quicker than the Pontiac GTO from the same year, which needed a further 2.1 seconds longer.

Which of these cars has a faster 0 - 60 mph time?

The fastest of the RX-7's from Mazda, the Type R will hit 60 mph from a standing start in 4.7 seconds. The MX-5, also from the Japanese car makers did it in 8.5 seconds.

Which of these cars has a faster 0 - 60 mph time?

Putting two small cars up against each other sees the Opel Adam get to 60 mph from a standing start in 8.5 seconds. The Hyundai i-10 does it in 14.3 seconds.

Which of these cars has a faster 0 - 60 mph time?

A higher performing version of the regular Civic, the Type R was a favorite of boy racers around the globe. The latest generation is capable of reaching 0 - 60 mph in just 5.5 seconds. A typical muscle car from the 1970s, the Plymouth Barracuda did it in just 0.1 seconds slower!

Which of these cars has a faster 0 - 60 mph time?

A modern '60s throwback, this muscle car takes design features from all the classics and packages it together with a 6.4-liter V8 LS9 engine from General Motors which produces 640 brake horsepower and a 0 - 60 time of 3.4 seconds. The 2008 Audi TT 2.0 needs 5.4 seconds.

Which of these cars has a faster 0 - 60 mph time?

A sports car from Lexus, the LFA was produced for just a two-year period from 2010 to 2012. It was one of the most expensive cars offered by the brand and only 500 were built. The LFA was powered by 4.8-liter V10 capable of producing 552 brake horsepower which propelled it to a 0 - 60 mph time of 3.7 seconds, just 0.1 seconds faster than the Mercedes C Class AMG.

Which of these cars has a faster 0 - 60 mph time?

The 'Cuda was quick! It managed a 0 - 60 time of 5.6 seconds. The 1971 Corvette C3 Stingray V8 Convertible was quicker, however, stopping the clock at 5.3. Not too bad for a convertible!

Which of these cars has a faster 0 - 60 mph time?

The Ferrari 430, released in the mid-2000s, was quick. It managed to reach 60 mph from a standing start in just 3.5 seconds. Now you would think that a station wagon would be no match for that, but the A6 RS6 from Audi is no ordinary station wagon. It does 0 - 60 mph in just 3.8 seconds.

Which of these cars has a faster 0 - 60 mph time?

Known for their sports cars, the LM002 was a massive departure for Lamborghini. It was built between 1986 and 1993 with 328 made. Interestingly, it had a top speed of 130 mph and could reach 0 - 60 mph in 8.4 seconds. The Hummer H1, a similar type of vehicle needed over 15 seconds to hit the same mark.

Which of these cars has a faster 0 - 60 mph time?

The Bentley Continental is an incredible piece of machinery. This car, which weighs over two tons can reach 0 - 60 mph in 4 seconds. The Chevrolet El Camino from 1970 was almost as impressively fast but needed 5 seconds to do the same.

Which of these cars has a faster 0 - 60 mph time?

The Ariel Atom is the fastest time car over 0-60 mph, stopping the clock in 2.3 seconds. The Vauxhall VXR8 does it in 4.2 seconds.

Which of these cars has a faster 0 - 60 mph time?

Thanks to its turbo V6 engine, the Buick Regal quick flew to 60 mph in just 5.3 seconds. This just beat out the Hyundai i30 Turbo which needed another 0.8 seconds to achieve the feat.

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