Top 100 quickest launchers 2021

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.

This list is limited by available data and new vehicles will be added as new data arrives.


Rank Make and model Time
1. Porsche 919 Hybrid (Mk II) 1.0 s
2. Audi R18 e-Tron Quattro 1.0 s
3. Porsche Taycan Turbo S 1.1 s
4. Porsche 911 Turbo S (992) 1.1 s
5. Porsche 911 Turbo (991) 1.1 s
6. Porsche 911 Turbo (992) 1.1 s
7. Porsche 911 Turbo (991 facelift) 1.1 s
8. Lamborghini Huracán Performante 1.1 s
9. Porsche 911 Turbo S Cabriolet (992) 1.1 s
10. Ferrari LaFerrari 1.1 s
11. Porsche 911 Turbo S (991 facelift) 1.1 s
12. Porsche 911 Turbo S Cabriolet (991 facelift) 1.1 s
13. Porsche 911 Turbo S (991) 1.1 s
14. Lamborghini Huracan LP 610-4 1.1 s
15. Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 1.1 s
16. Porsche 911 Turbo S Exclusive (991 facelift) 1.1 s
17. 9ff GTronic 1200 1.2 s
18. Mercedes-Benz AMG GT 63 S (X290) 1.2 s
19. Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet (991 facelift) 1.2 s
20. BMW M8 Gran Coupe Competition (F93) 1.2 s
21. Porsche 911 Turbo S Cabriolet (991) 1.2 s
22. BMW M8 Cabrio Competition (G14) 1.2 s
23. Audi R8 V10 Plus (Mk II) 1.2 s
24. Porsche 911 GT2 RS (991) 1.2 s
25. 9ff 911 Turbo S 1.2 s
26. Ferrari F2004 1.2 s
27. Nissan GT-R (R35) 1.2 s
28. Toyota TS040 1.2 s
29. BMW M5 Competition (F90) 1.2 s
30. Lamborghini Aventador LP750-4 SV 1.2 s
31. McLaren P1 1.2 s
32. Porsche Panamera Turbo S (Mk II Facelift) 1.2 s
33. BMW M8 Competition (G15) 1.2 s
34. BMW M5 CS 1.3 s
35. Porsche 918 Spyder 1.3 s
36. Audi RS5 (9T) 1.3 s
37. McLaren 600LT 1.3 s
38. Tesla Model S P85D 1.3 s
39. Lamborghini Urus 1.3 s
40. Porsche Panamera Turbo Powerkit 1.3 s
41. Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid (Mk II) 1.3 s
42. Porsche Panamera GTS (Mk II facelift) 1.3 s
43. Nissan GT-R (R35 550 PS) 1.3 s
44. Audi R8 V10 Spyder (Mk II) 1.3 s
45. Porsche 911 Carrera 4S (992) 1.3 s
46. Lamborghini Aventador SVJ 1.3 s
47. Lamborghini Sesto Elemento 1.3 s
48. Audi R8 V10 Performance (Mk II facelift) 1.3 s
49. 9ff F91-100 1.3 s
50. Chevrolet Corvette Stingray (C8) 1.3 s
51. Porsche 911 GT3 (991 facelift) 1.3 s
52. Porsche 911 GT3 RS (991 facelift) 1.3 s
53. Audi RS6 Avant (C8) 1.3 s
54. BMW M5 (F90) 1.3 s
55. Nissan GT-R Nismo (R35) 1.3 s
56. McLaren 720S 1.3 s
57. Porsche 911 Turbo (997) 1.3 s
58. Porsche 911 Carrera S (992) 1.3 s
59. Lamborghini Aventador S 1.3 s
60. Mercedes-Benz E 63 AMG S 4Matic+ (W213) 1.3 s
61. Ferrari 488 GTB 1.3 s
62. Porsche Panamera Turbo (Mk II) 1.3 s
63. McLaren 720S Spider 1.3 s
64. Audi R8 Spyder V10 Plus (Mk II) 1.3 s
65. Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid (Mk II facelift) 1.3 s
66. Tesla Model X P100D 1.3 s
67. Porsche 911 Turbo S (997 facelift 997) 1.3 s
68. Porsche 911 GT3 (992) 1.3 s
69. Alpina B3 Touring (G21) 1.3 s
70. Tesla Model S P100D 1.3 s
71. Lamborghini Huracán Evo 1.3 s
72. Ferrari F8 Tributo 1.3 s
73. McLaren MP4-12C 1.3 s
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Tyge  3y ago

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

 

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FastestLaps  3y 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  3y 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."