Zero to 60 in 1.8 Seconds: Is it Possible in a Production Car?

Bugatti Veyron Super Sport

If there are limits to speed, the human race has yet to find them.

Ever-increasing top speeds are one thing, but what really throws our backs into the seat is vicious acceleration. The standard measure of how quickly a car accelerates, of course, is the time it takes to scoot from a stop to 60 miles per hour. Zero-to-60 times of under 5 or 6 seconds are considered pretty quick. Under 4 is hypercar territory. Under 3 belongs to the Bugatti Veyron, Porsche 911 Turbo S and Nissan GT-R, with special mentions for the Lamborghini Aventador, McLaren MP4-12C and Ferrari 458 Italia. Maybe.

With a few cars knocking on the door of 2 seconds flat, how long before a production car does the unthinkable and manages a supersonic 0-60 time of under 2 seconds? If it’s possible, and we know it is, Bugatti may be the first to prove it.

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