The 2-second 0 to 60 mph is a trump milestone in the automotive industry. Only a blessed few can lay claim to this achievement. Here are our top picks for 2-second phenoms.
4th place: Nissan GT-R
This $90,000 machine clocks in at 2.95 seconds thanks to a big boost in performance for 2012 gunning for 530HP and 448 lbs. of torque off a V6 engine, besting its 485HP from last year. It comes in Premium and Black Edition trims with interior features including intelligent key entry system, XM NavTraffic navigation, and a nine-speaker Bose system with two subwoofers. For an extra $6,000, the Black Edition includes metallic black aluminum wheels and the choice of Recaro bucket seats in red or black.
3rd place: Porsche 911 Turbo S
The Turbo S clocks in at 2.84 seconds, thanks to its 530HP on a twin turbo flat-six engine gunning for a top speed of 196 mph. These times bests the 2010 version while maintaining 26 mpg. All for $236,000 with a cabriolet model for $14,000 more.
2nd place: 2011 Hennessey Venom GT
This 275 mph bat mobile clone is powered by an unheard of 6.9 liter LS9 twin turbo V8 engine that holds 725HP with a 6-speed manual transmission, translating to a 2.9 second 0-60 mph time. There are optional engines for 1000HP and 1200HP. Want to snag one? Don’t bother. Only 10 Venom GTs are produced each year for $725,000 a pop ($950,000 for the 1200HP)
1st place: Bugatti Veyron Super Sport
The fastest production vehicle in the world, This $2,300,000 car with its nasty 7/15 mpg goes from 0 to 60 mpg in 2.52 seconds with a 1/4 mile run in less than ten seconds. This due thanks to an unheard of 8.0 liter W18 engineer with four turbo chargers for 1200HP and all wheel drive on top of alloy wheels designed to meet the speed.