No Tesla P100D? I was expecting that at or near the top.
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.
Tyge 3y ago
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.
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."