A Reddit user who goes by the name of u/cookingboy has highlighted the inaccuracies of the standard 0-60mph measure that usually would show the performance, or lack thereof, of a car. 0-60mph or 0-62mph measurements have been used across the board by car reviewers and manufacturers for decades, and is highly understood by just about everyone.
It allows almost every car to be compared and gives a good indication of general power and straight-line performance. But there are some downsides to this indicator. The main issue is because it measures cars from a standstill, traction and a car’s launch control system become major factors in how low this number can go, giving a lot of cars, notably AWD cars and EVs, a huge head start.
With this in mind, to give a more realistic idea of how quick a car is, this Reddit user has got his hands on 5-60mph times which takes away the effect of traction. Unsurprisingly, the Tesla Model S Plaid is on top with a 5-60mph time of just 2.3 seconds. This is 0.2 seconds slower than its 0-60mph time.
“The larger this gap is the less representative is the car’s 0-60 number of its real life capability,” they write in the post before listing the times and source of the cars they’ve found this information for – Car and Driver.
2021 Tesla Model S Plaid: 2.3s, +0.2s IMO the 1.0 second flat 50-70mph is even more impressive.
2015 Porsche 918 Spyder: 2.4s +0.2s
2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo S: 2.9s +0.5s
2021 Porsche Taycan Turbo S CrossTurismo: 3.0s +0.6s Quickest station wagon in the world? Lol
2022 Lucid Air Dream Performance: 3.0s +0.4s
2015 Ferrari LaFerrari: 3.0s +0.5s Can’t find full test result for the SF9.
2022 Lamborghini Huracan STO: 3.0s +0.4s Quickest pure ICE car I can find
2019 McLaren Senna: 3.1s +0.3s
2018 Lamborghini Huracan Performante: 3.1s +0.9s
2021 Bugatti Chiron Super Sport: 3.2s +1.0s The big turbos have huge lag.
2015 Chevy Corvette C7 Z06: 3.2s +0.2s Yep, a C7 Z06 will keep up against a Chiron Super Sport off the line lol.
2021 Tesla Model 3 Performance: 3.3s +0.2s Cheapest car on the top 15 list by at least 50%.
2022 Mercedes AMG EQS 4Matic+: 3.3s +0.3s
2016 Lamborghini Aventador LP750-4 Superveloce: 3.3s +0.6s
2018 Ferrari 812 Superfast: 3.3s +0.5s
2018 McLaren 720S: 3.3s +0.6s
2022 Rivian R1T: 3.4s +0.1s Kudos to Rivian!
2020 Ferrari 488 Pista: 3.4s Can’t find numbers for the F8 Tributo
2020 Lamborghini Huracan EVO: 3.4s
2022 BMW i4 M50i: 3.5s +0.2s Almost a whole second faster than the ICE M3.
2008 Ferrari 458 Italia: 3.5s +0.5s
2020 Chevy Corvette C8: 3.5s +0.7s
2020 BMW M8 Competition: 3.5s +1.0s
2017 Audi R8 V10 Plus: 3.5s
2022 Porsche 911 GT3: 3.6s +0.9s
2015 McLaren 650S Spider: 3.6s
2022 Acura NSX Type-S: 3.6s +0.7s
2020 Tesla Model Y Performance: 3.7s +0.1s
2021 Porsche 992 911 Turbo S: 3.7s +1.5s. A whole second and half slower than its 0-60. Sigh…
2016 McLaren 570S: 3.7s +0.8s
2016 Jaguar F-type R Convertible: 3.7s
2018 BMW M5: 3.7s + 0.9s
2021 Mustang Mach-E Performance: 3.8s +0.1s
2019 Chevy Corvette C7 ZR1: 3.8s C8 fans cheering
2018 Nissan GT-R Track Edition: 3.8s
2016 Cadillac CTS-V: 3.8s
2017 Chevy Camaro ZL1: 3.9s
2021 Jaguar F-type R Coupe: 3.9s
2022 Audi E-tron GT: 4.0s +0.4s
2020 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 PDK: 4.1s + 0.8s
2018 Mercedes AMG GT-C: 4.1s
2021 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat: 4.1s
2022 Ford F-150 Lightning: 4.2s +0.2s
2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio: 4.2s
2020 Porsche 911 Carerra S: 4.2s
2021 Polestar 2: 4.3s just 0.1s slower than a 992 Carerra S!
2017 Audi RS3: 4.3s +0.8s
2019 BMW M2 Competition Manual: 4.3s + 0.3s
2017 Dodge Challenger T/A 392 Automatic: 4.3s only 0.1s slower than its 0-60!
2019 Jaguar I-Pace: 4.4s
2019 Mercedes C63 AMG: 4.4s
2018 Mercedes GLC 63 AMG: 4.4s
2017 Porsche 718 Cayman S PDK: 4.4s +0.9s
2021 Toyota Supra 3.0: 4.4s + 0.6s
2019 Lamborghini Urus: 4.4s +1.2s
2022 BMW M4 Competition AWD: 4.4s +1.6s BMW sure is abusing launch control and AWD here for that misleading 0-60 number.
2022 BMW M3 Competition RWD: 4.5s +1.0s Slower than the Supra
2020 Lexus RC-F: 4.5s
2020 Mustang GT-350R: 4.5s
2015 BMW F80 M3 DCT: 4.5s +0.7s
2020 Toyota GR Supra (3.0T): 4.6s
2018 Audi RS5: 4.6s
2021 Kia EV6: 4.7s +0.2s
2022 Bentley Flying Spur Hybrid: 4.7s +0.8s
2020 BMW M340i: 4.7s
2020 BMW X3M: 4.7s
2020 Mercedes GLE 63 AMG: 4.7s
2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5: 4.8s +0.3s
2022 BMW M440i xDrive: 4.8s + 0.9s
2022 Hummer EV: 4.9s +1.6s A big exception to EVs, but maybe a good thing in this case…
2022 BMW M240xi: 5.0s + 1.4s.
2022 Golf R: 5.2s +1.3s
2014 Porsche 981 Cayman S: 5.2s
2022 Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing: 5.3s +1.3s Seems like GM struggles with turbo lag here.
2019 Porsche Cayenne S: 5.3s
2023 Nissan Z Performance: 5.3s + 0.8s
2022 Golf GTI: 5.5s +0.4s
2017 Mercedes GLC 43 AMG: 5.5s
2021 Toyota Rav 4 Prime: 5.6s faster than a 2.0 Supra
2020 Volvo XC90 T8: 5.6s
2017 Honda Civic Type-R: 5.8s
2022 Porsche Macan: 5.9s + 0.9s
2019 Hyundai Kona Electric: 6.4s
2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata: 6.4s
2022 Toyota GR86: 6.5s +1.1s
2019 Kia Niro EV: 6.5s
2017 Chevy Bolt EV: 6.6s
2018 Subaru WRX STI: 7.0s +1.7s
2018 Nissan Leaf: 7.3s Almost as quick as an STI
2022 Acura Integra: 7.9s +0.9s. Sigh…the new Integra can’t catch a break. It will literally get curb stomped by a Nissan Leaf at a drag race.