Every year, a fantastic new range of sports vehicles hits the market. Many are newer models of already excellent vehicles, with a few exceptions.
For numerous years, the Dodge Charger Hellcat—the epitome of American muscle packing a 797-horsepower 6.2-liter V8 and dashing to 60 mph in only 3.7 seconds—has been one of the greatest and most thrilling performance automobile options from America.
That’s rather amazing for a 4000-pound car.
These 10 new sports car models have better 0-60 times (and peak speeds) than a Hellcat, proving that you don’t need the larger Dodge vehicles to experience some fantastic acceleration numbers.
10. Chevrolet Corvette C8: 2.8 Seconds
While we wait for the Corvette C8 Z06 to arrive next year, the current model is more than enough. The 6.2-liter naturally aspirated pushrod V8 produces 495 horsepower and 465 pound-feet of torque. The engine is now mid-mounted, which provides improved stability and acceleration.
That means hitting 60 mph in under three seconds, thanks to system upgrades that improve fuel efficiency and handling.
Furthermore, the rear wing is about the correct size—not too noticeable but functional.
With an MSRP of $60,000, the 2017 Corvette completely outperforms its competitors.
9. 2022 Acura NSX Type S: 2.7 Seconds
Some testing suggests the new Acura NSX’s 0-60 time is much than three seconds, while others claim 2.7 seconds.
A twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 with three electric motors produces nearly 600 horsepower for the 2022 Type S, allowing it to snap a little faster than a normal NSX.
The Type S isn’t as flamboyant or as well-handling as its competitors, but it’s a significant improvement over a standard NSX.
Although this is the model’s final year, it is going out in style and deserves to be honored.
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8. 2022 BMW M5 Competition – 2.6 seconds
Tests have revealed that the new BMW M5 CS will be one of the quickest versions yet.
The S63 M Twin Power twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8 produces 627 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 553 lb-ft of torque between 1,800 and 5,950 rpm, making it the most powerful production BMW to date.
Of course, there are downsides, such as the 4344-pound weight, which can degrade performance and cause tire wear, as well as making this car a gas guzzler.
However, given its speed, it’s a reasonable trade-off for one spectacular BMW product.
7. Audi R8 V10 Plus: 2.6 Seconds
Another example of a car that is already fantastic but has a unique performance boost variation that elevates it to spectacular status.
The Audi R8 roars owing to its 5.2-liter V10 40-valve engine, which is combined with a 7-speed automated dual-clutch transmission and allows it to reach 60 mph in less than three seconds.
It has 602 horsepower and 413 lb-ft of torque with the Plus option, which means it can achieve 60 mph in around two and a half seconds.
The only thing slowing it down is its massive weight, but the enhanced V10 makes this a lot better alternative for an already excellent ride.
6. Porsche 911 GT2 RS (991) – 2.5 seconds
The 911 GT2 RS (991 version) will put practically any supercar to shame. The twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter flat-six engine is mated with a seven-speed dual-clutch PDK gearbox and produces approximately 700 horsepower and 553 lb-ft of torque.
It’s also a Porsche, which means the aerodynamic design helps it flow beautifully on the road, allowing it to drive even quicker on the track.
The GT2 RS, as one of the quickest vehicles to ever lap the Nürburgring, will smash the Hellcat both in a straight line and on the course.
5. 2022 BMW M8 Competition – 2.5 seconds
A “normal” BMW M8 is a terrific sports coupe with a decent engine and acceleration in under four seconds.
The Competition model is one of the fastest cars ever tested, and it is not your ordinary supercar. What’s more amazing is that it’s not a V10, but a fantastic 4.4-liter V8 with 617 horsepower.
That’s even more astounding given that this automobile is 16 feet long and weighs more than two tons.
This car comfortably outperforms the competition in every manner, thanks to excellent technology, handling, and extras.
4. 2022 Nissan GT-R Nismo – 2.48 seconds
The 2022 addition is fantastic, but it sticks to the mold that the vehicle has had since 2009. That’s not a terrible thing, given that it’s still ahead of the competition at its pricing point.
The standard twin-turbo 3.8-liter V6 produces 565 horses and accelerates to 60 mph in 2.9 seconds.
It’s not as glamorous on the interior, but the handling and acceleration are what matter, and the Nismo remains one of the greatest bang-for-buck sports cars available.
3. 2022 Porsche Taycan Turbo S: 2.4 Seconds
A standard Tacyan is already a fantastic sports vehicle, but imagine how spectacular the Turbo S version is.
Actually, you don’t, since it’s been tested to incredible power. The Taycan Turbo S, with 750 horsepower, has demonstrated it can reach 60 mph in 2.4 seconds.
The new Cross Turismo wagon model isn’t bad either, but a “normal” Turbo S, although being marketed as a “sports sedan,” has supercar credentials.
2. Ferrari SF90 Stradale – 2.4 seconds
It should go without saying that a new Ferrari is a fantastic vehicle.
Even by the standards of the brand, the SF90 Stradale is a remarkable feat.
The car’s official 0-60 time is 2.4 seconds, although it can do it in under two seconds on an open circuit.
Its magnificent 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 produces 769 horsepower on its own.
A trio of electric motors, however, adds 217 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque to the equation. The SF90 Stradale is also a joy to drive, with sumptuous leather upholstery and agility that rivals any Ferrari.
1. Porsche 911 Turbo S (992): 2.2 Seconds
There may be some complaints about the Porsche 911 Turbo S’s absence of a manual transmission, but that’s about all.
Some may wish it was a little finer to match the Porsche name, but for a “unassuming” supercar, the new model is mind-blowing.
It also handles beautifully and can stop on a dime. With the high-tech safety systems, one may forgive the lack of a manual on this gorgeous ride.