For several years now, high-performance electric and petrol-powered cars are engaged in fierce 0 to 60 mph battles. It all started when early adopters realized that electric vehicles have outstanding acceleration because electric motors can instantly mobilize all the torque. Over the years, electric vehicle manufacturers used this feature to post incredible 0 to 60 mph times and frustrate old-school sports car fans. At this moment, one of the quickest petrol-powered machines is the incredible Koenigsegg One:1 with 0 to 60 mph time of just 2.5 seconds. However, there are more than a few EVs that are even quicker! Here they are.
Tesla Model S (2.4 seconds)
Not that long ago, Tesla made the news with incredible 2.4 seconds sprint from 0 to 60 mph, which is faster than Koenigsegg. However, not all Model S’ are that fast, only the latest Performance-spec models with all-wheel-drive, 100 kWh battery pack and launched in proper mode and in ideal conditions. Compared to Koenigsegg, Tesla can reach 60 mph in 0.1 seconds faster and still carry three more people and their luggage.
Porsche Taycan Turbo S (2.4 seconds)
Porsche likes to shock its fans with controversial models they are not ready to accept. First, Cayenne, a luxury SUV, is Taycan, a four-door electric supercar with more room than 911 and better performance. Not to forget the name of the top-of-the-line model – Turbo S, which is kind of funny since this car is fully-electric and there are no turbochargers under its hood. But there is 761 hp, dual motors, a hefty 94 kWh battery pack, and insane 2.4 seconds 0 to 60 mph time.
Pininfarina Battista (under 2 seconds)
Named after the legendary Italian car designer and the man behind some of the most beautiful rolling sculptures of the 20th century, Batista is an electric hypercar designed and engineered to the highest standards of the 21st century. Although the exact specifications are still unknown, the Pininfarina promises insane 1,900-horsepower and 1,696 lb-ft of torque which translates to 217 mph top speed and 0 to 60 mph time of “under 2 seconds,” according to the manufacturer’s press release.
Rimac C_Two (1.9 seconds)
Rimac was one of the first companies to start developing electric supercars and sell them in limiter quantities. Their latest model is C_Two which is an elegant and advanced coupe with incredible performance. It is also one of the fastest electric vehicles you can own, with a top speed of 258 mph, but it’s 0 to 60 mph time is even more impressive. The C_Two can accelerate to 60 mph in 1.9 seconds which is close to the physical limits of land vehicles.
Tesla Roadster (1.9 seconds)
Do you remember the original Tesla Roadster? Small, open-top sports cars produced from 2008 to 2012 were among the first widely available electric vehicles. Although it wasn’t exactly a sales success, it paved the way for other Tesla models, which created the EV revolution. For 2022, Tesla is preparing a new Roadster that will have amazing performance and be one of the fastest and quickest electric vehicles. Initial specifications promise that this will be true, and with a gigantic 200-kWh battery pack, Roadster should have incredible 620 miles of range and 250 mph top speed. But, for us, the 0 to 60 mph is more critical, and the Roadster can achieve it in 1.9 seconds flat.
Aspark Owl (1.7 seconds)
This insane Japanese electric supercar is capable of reaching 60 mph in less time than you need to read this sentence. With 1.7 seconds 0 to 60 sprint, Aspark Owl is the quickest EV and one of the most obscure. Even though it is not available for sale at the moment, Aspark announced that only 50 would be made at 2.5 million pounds each. For that money, you will get an all-wheel-drive train that consists of four independent electric motors with a combined output of 1985 hp and powered by a relatively small, 64 kWh battery pack. Despite almost the curb weight of nearly two tons, Owl can reach 250 mph top speed and reach 60 mph in 1.7 seconds, which is incredible.