Top 100 quickest launchers 2019

50 kph is speed at which very powerful cars have not had a chance to deliver all the power to the ground.

Below 50 kph it's all about traction. All wheel drive vehicles have clear advantage here, at least in theory.

Modern 2 wheel drive vehicles also benefit from electronic traction control and launch control which helps to keep wheel-spin under control.

Lighter vehicle with good traction is capable of quicker launches than some heavy, more powerful vehicles.

The 0 - 50 kph time is, perhaps, underrated as a measure of road car performance, because we more often sprint to 50 at the traffic lights, than we do 0 - 100 kph. If "real world performance" is your primary concern, you should consider the 0 - 50 kph times.

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Rank Make and model Time
1. Lamborghini Huracán Performante 0.8 s
2. Porsche 919 Hybrid (Mk II) 1.0 s
3. Audi R18 e-Tron Quattro 1.0 s
4. Porsche 911 Turbo (991) 1.1 s
5. Porsche 911 Turbo (991 facelift) 1.1 s
6. Ferrari LaFerrari 1.1 s
7. Porsche 911 Turbo S (991 facelift) 1.1 s
8. Porsche 911 Turbo S (991) 1.1 s
9. Lamborghini Huracan LP 610-4 1.1 s
10. Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 1.1 s
11. Porsche 911 Turbo S Exclusive (991 facelift) 1.1 s
12. Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet (991 facelift) 1.2 s
13. Porsche 911 Turbo S Cabriolet (991) 1.2 s
14. Audi R8 V10 Plus (Mk II) 1.2 s
15. Ferrari F2004 1.2 s
16. Nissan GT-R (R35) 1.2 s
17. Toyota TS040 1.2 s
18. Lamborghini Aventador LP750-4 SV 1.2 s
19. McLaren P1 1.2 s
20. Mercedes-Benz AMG GT 63 S (X290) 1.2 s
21. Tesla Model S P85D 1.3 s
22. Porsche Panamera Turbo Powerkit 1.3 s
23. Nissan GT-R (R35 550 PS) 1.3 s
24. Audi R8 V10 Spyder (Mk II) 1.3 s
25. BMW M5 F90 Competition (F90) 1.3 s
26. Lamborghini Sesto Elemento 1.3 s
27. Porsche 911 GT3 (991 facelift) 1.3 s
28. Porsche 911 GT3 RS (991 facelift) 1.3 s
29. BMW M5 (F90) 1.3 s
30. Nissan GT-R Nismo (R35) 1.3 s
31. McLaren 720S 1.3 s
32. Porsche 911 Turbo (997) 1.3 s
33. Lamborghini Aventador S 1.3 s
34. Mercedes-Benz E 63 AMG S 4Matic+ (W213) 1.3 s
35. Porsche Panamera Turbo (Mk II) 1.3 s
36. Ferrari 488 GTB 1.3 s
37. Audi R8 Spyder V10 Plus (Mk II) 1.3 s
38. Tesla Model X P100D 1.3 s
39. McLaren MP4-12C 1.3 s
40. Porsche 911 Turbo S (964) 1.3 s
41. Honda NSX (Mk II) 1.4 s
42. Pagani Huayra BC 1.4 s
43. Porsche 911 GT2 RS (991) 1.4 s
44. Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo GTS (Mk II) 1.4 s
45. Chevrolet Corvette Z06 (C7) 1.4 s
46. McLaren MP4-12C Spider 1.4 s
47. McLaren 540C 1.4 s
48. Porsche 911 GT3 (991) 1.4 s
49. Mercedes-Benz S 63 AMG 4Matic+ Coupe (C 217 facelift) 1.4 s
50. Mercedes-Benz AMG GT R 1.4 s
51. Ferrari 812 Superfast 1.4 s
52. Audi RS6 Avant Performance 1.4 s
53. McLaren 675LT 1.4 s
54. Audi RS7 Sportback Performance 1.4 s
55. Ferrari SF70H 1.4 s
56. Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS (991 facelift) 1.4 s
57. Ferrari 458 Speciale 1.4 s
58. Mercedes-Benz GLC 63 AMG S 1.4 s
59. Nissan GT-R (R35 570PS) 1.4 s
60. Porsche 911 GT3 RS (991) 1.4 s
61. Ferrari SF15-T 1.4 s
62. McLaren 570S 1.4 s
63. Porsche Cayenne Turbo (Mk III) 1.4 s
64. Porsche 918 Spyder 1.4 s
65. Mercedes-Benz AMG GT S 1.4 s
66. Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 1.4 s
67. Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano 1.4 s
68. Porsche Panamera Turbo S 1.4 s
69. Jaguar F-Type R Coupe 1.4 s
70. Porsche 911 GT2 (997) 1.4 s
71. Audi TT RS Coupe 1.4 s
72. McLaren 650 S 1.4 s
73. Lamborghini Murcielago LP 670-4 SV 1.4 s
74. Porsche Panamera 4S Diesel (Mk II) 1.5 s
75. Porsche 911 Carrera (991 facelift) 1.5 s
76. Audi RS2 1.5 s
77. Audi TT RS Coupe (8S) 1.5 s
78. Audi RS7 Sportback 1.5 s
79. Porsche 911 Carrera S (991) 1.5 s
80. Audi RS3 Sportback (8P) 1.5 s
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Tyge  2m ago

No Tesla P100D? I was expecting that at or near the top.

 

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FastestLaps  2m ago

Coorect, it would be very high up. Trouble is, there is currently no 0-50 kph time for 100D on Fastestlaps. This list is 0-50 kph list. 0-40 perhaps could be even better representation of "quickest launchers", but there is generally less data for 0-40 kph. I am sure Tesla would be great to 40 kph.

After certain horsepower level it is all about managing traction and transferring as much torque and power through the tyres as possible, and electric motors are best for that.


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Tyge  2m ago @FastestLaps

Ok thanks. Here is a source that mentioned the 0-30mph time (and 0-60mph): https://www.motortrend.com/cars/tesla/model-s/2017/2017-tesla-model-s-p100d-first-test-review/

"We regard 0-30-mph acceleration times as the benchmark for how hard a car launches, and this new Tesla gets there 0.05 second ahead of the next quickest (aforementioned) 0.92-second 911 Turbo S. The two run pretty even through 40 mph, after which the Tesla pulls ahead, maintaining a 0.2-second lead from 60 mph through 90 mph. The two cross the quarter-mile mark together at 10.5 seconds, at which point the Tesla is running 125.0 mph."