10 fastest cars for 0-100 kmph in 2012: Motor Trend
As money maketh a successful man, acceleration maketh a successful car. Motor Trend Magazine has revealed a list of 10 cars, which according to them…
As money maketh a successful man, acceleration maketh a successful car. Motor Trend Magazine has revealed a list of 10 cars, which according to them are the fastest to do a 0-60 mph (97 kmph). 100s of vehicles were tested in 2012 to highlight this aspect of acceleration and the 10 quickest to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph were declared. One interesting fact is that all these come with 2 doors with the exception of two, BMW M5 and Audi S8.
2013 F10 BMW M5 rear wheel drive accelerated form 0 to 60 mph in 3.7 seconds while the 2012 Mercedes Benz SLS AMG Roadster achieved the same in 3.6 seconds. This was beaten by the 2013 Audi S8 which accelerated from 0 to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds though it is the second heaviest of the group. It was due to its all wheel drive and super fast eight speed automatic along with its 520 hp twin turbo 4.0 liter V8 engine that it was able to pull off this feat.
2013 Ford Shelby GT500 also sprinted from 0 to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds only to be beaten by 2012 SRT Viper GTS in 3.4 seconds which achieved this speed along with the 2013 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1. McLaren MP4-12C accelerated from 0 to 60 mph in 2.9 seconds making it the quickest rear drive car tested in 2012.
2013 Nissan GT-R Black edition was among the top three for the quickest sprint from 0 to 60 mph clocking 2.8 seconds closely followed by the Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 also at 2.8 seconds while the top of the list was the 2012 Porsche 911 Turbo S clocking at a mind boggling 2.7 seconds.
1. Porsche 911 997 Turbo S – 2.7 seconds
2. Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 – 2.8 seconds
3. Nissan GT-R Black Edition – 2.8 seconds
4. McLaren MP4-12C – 2.9 seconds
5. Chevrolet Corvette C6 ZR1 – 3.4 seconds
6. SRT Viper GTS 2013 – 3.4 seconds
7. Ford Shelby GT500 – 3.5 seconds
8. Audi S8 – 3.5 seconds
9. Mercedes SLS AMG Roadster – 3.6 seconds
10. BMW M5 F10 – 3.7 seconds