The 21 Quickest Production Cars MotorTrend Tested in 2018



Each year MotorTrend instrument-tests more than 200 auto, truck, and SUV variants in an attempt to evaluate every new vehicle on the market. From the most affordable subcompacts to the very expensive luxury automobiles, we push all of them. As December draws to a close, allow ’s have a look back in the quickest cars we analyzed in 2018–the 21-car sub-4.0-second bar.

Read the quickest cars we tested in 2017 directly here.

21.  2018 Ford Mustang GT (3.9 sec)

We prefer the manual version, but should you’re only considering straight-line speed, the 10-speed automatic is your thing to do. It’s too mad to comprehend that we are living in a time when the Mustang GT is a sub-4.0-second vehicle.

20.  2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Wide Body (3.9 sec)

Just take a Hellcat, add the Demon’s wider fenders, provide it Demon-width tires, and now you have a recipe for one seriously quick Challenger. It was even more notable in the quarter mile, laying down a time of only 11.9 minutes.

19.  2017 Porsche Macan Turbo with Performance Pack (3.8 sec)

The Turbo version of any Porsche will be rapid, but we’re impressed by how quickly the Performance Pack–equipped Macan Turbo accelerated. If only we could convince Porsche to provide you a Macan Turbo S second.

18.  2018 Porsche 911 Carrera T (3.8 sec)

Even the 911 Carrera T doesn’t have any more energy than the base 911, but that doesn’t matter. It’s a handling-focused bargain of a sports car that also appears to be among the quickest cars we tested annually.

17.  2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio (3.8 sec)

Rear-wheel drive. 505 hp. 0–60 mph quicker than the usual wide-body Hellcat. The Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio really is a ridiculous vehicle in the best ways possible.

16.  2019 Aston Martin Vantage (3.8 sec)

The Vantage’s new look might be contentious, but there’s no denying it’s an excellent driver’s car. It might even be the best-handling Aston Martin we’t ever pushed. As a result of a AMG-sourced V-8, it’s also seriously quick.

15.  2018 Porsche 718 Cayman GTS (3.6 sec)

The 718 Cayman S nearly won our 2017 Best Driver’s Car competition, and if the GTS had competed this season, it would have given the podium finishers a real run for their money. Oh, and it just so happens to be quicker than the Vantage.

14.  2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 (3.5 sec)

Much like the Mustang GT, the Camaro ZL1’s automatic transmission is the one to buy if you wish to go fast in a straight line. But as quick as its 0–60 time is, its own quarter-mile time of 11.5 minutes is much more notable.

13.  2018 Audi TT RS (3.4 sec)

Yesthis Audi is built on precisely the exact same platform as a Volkswagen Jetta, but don’t let this fool you. The TT RS is really a performance car. For proof, look no farther than just its AMG GT R–linking 0–60 time.

12.  2018 Mercedes-AMG GT R (3.4 sec)

AMG developed the GT R especially to conquer the Nurburgring, but in the process, additionally, it created a 577-hp monster that can operate from 0 to 60 mph in under 3.5 minutes. Nicely done.

11.  2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Q4 Quadrifoglio (3.3 sec)

Even the Stelvio Quadrifoglio is larger, thicker, and no stronger than the Giulia. But the magic of all-wheel drive signifies it’s a full half second quicker to 60 mph than the Giulia. Consider us impressed.

10.  2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk Supercharged (3.3 sec)

In the event the Hellcat-powered Grand Cherokee Trackhawk’s 0–60 time is precisely the same as the Stelvio’s, where can the extra 202 hp go? Quarter-mile times. The Trackhawk runs in 11.7 seconds, 0.2 second quicker than the 1,200-pound-lighter Alfa.

9.  2018 Tesla Model 3 Dual Motor Performance (3.2 sec)

All-wheel drive along with the instantaneous torque of electric motors make for one hell of a mixture. Despite not being as quick as the Model S P100D, the Model 3 Performance can outrun an impressively long list high quality automobiles.

8.  2017 Porsche 911 GTS (3.1 sec)

Just as we adore the 911 T, there’s no denying the acceleration benefit the GTS hasgot. The distinction is even larger within the quarter mile, in which the GTS’ 11.3-second period is nearly a full second quicker than the T’s.

7.  2018 Porsche 911 GT3 (3.1 sec)

Like the AMG GT R, the 911 GT3 is created to lay down fast lap times. And like the GT R, so it also hastens exceptionally quickly. The distinction is the 911 GT3 is 0.3 second quicker to 60 mph.

6.  2018 Mercedes-AMG E63 S 4Matic+ (3.0 sec)

In case you’t ever pushed an AMG-badged E-Class, it needs to be not surprising that the 603-hp E 63 S is really a top-10 finisher on this listing. But what you might not expect is to get the wagon variant to become 0.2 second quicker than the automobile.

5.  2018 BMW M5 (P Zero PZ4) (3.0 sec)

For the first time , the BMW M5 comes with all-wheel drive. It has a rear-drive mode for burnouts and electricity slides, but with 600 hp going to all four wheelsit’s just as quick as the E 63 S. At the quarter mile, it’s slightly quicker.

4.  2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 (3.0 sec)

Together with 755 hp sent only to the rear wheels, the Corvette ZR1 is the very definition of “traction-limited. ” But when you finally do get it up, it’ll run to 60 mph in 3 minutes flat in its way into a 10.8-second quarter mile.

3. 2018 Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo Turbo S E-Hybrid  (2.8 sec)

Compared to most other cars, the E 63 S wagon is a acceleration monster. Yet the top-spec Panamera Sport Turismo is somehow even quicker. Who would have figured that a hybrid saddle could operate from 0 to 60 mph in under 3 minutes?

2. 2018 Ferrari 812 Superfast (2.8 sec)

It’s nearly impossible to write about the 812 Superfast’s pace without mentioning its name. And its 0–60 time is quite rapid. What’s rsquo;s even more impressive, though, is that it conducted the quarter mile in 10.4 minutes at 138.6 mph. Superfast, indeed.

1. 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS (2.6 sec)

Right now, the 691-hp GT2 RS is the most influential 911 sold to the public. It also specify a production car lap record in Big Willow, obliterated a McLaren 720S’ production car lap record in Laguna Seca, and nearly won Best Driver’s Car 2018. The GT2 RS’ win this is just more icing on the cake.

Read the quickest cars we tested in 2017 directly here.

Honorable Mention: 2018 Lamborghini Huracan Performante (VF Engineering)

Because VF Engineering’s supercharged Huracan Performante is a tuner car, it didn’t even technically be eligible for a spot on this listing. But we also couldn’t even make a record of the quickest cars we’t examined this season without mentioning that it hit 60 miles in 2.2 minutes and ran the quarter mile in a mind-blowing 9.9 minutes. That easily makes it the quickest car we tested annually, actually topping the inventory Performante and McLaren 720S we analyzed last year.

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