5 fastest-accelerating vehicles CAR tested in 2017

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Porsche 911 GTS
Features writer Wilhelm Lutjeharms behind the wheel of the Porsche 911 GTS.

At CAR magazine, we take every new vehicle we feature to our test strip to gather data for our in-depth road tests. Sometimes, we see some pretty impressive results. Below we have listed the best 0-100 km/h times we’ve collected over the past 12 months. Yes, these are the fastest-accelerating cars from the pool of 99 vehicles we tested in 2017…

5. Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Verde: 4,15 seconds (claimed 3,9 seconds)

Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Verde
The Italian manufacturer’s return to the performance sedan segment was a strong one, even if this particular vehicle caused some conflict in our editorial team. With its Ferrari-derived twin-turbo 2,9-litre V6, the Giulia QV was able to hit 100 km/h from standstill faster than the BMW M3 and Mercedes-AMG C63 S … all without any form of launch control.

4. BMW M760Li xDrive Sports Steptronic: 3,96 seconds (claimed 3,7 seconds)

BMW M760Li
This twin-turbo 6,6-litre V12 limousine will fulfil all of your luxury requirements, but it can accelerate faster than most performance sedans as an added bonus. In fact, the M760Li is the fastest M car we’ve tested to date … although we’re sure the soon-to-arrive M5 will grab that crown.

3. Audi RS3 Sedan Quattro S-Tronic: 3,93 seconds (claimed 4,1 seconds)

Audi RS3 Sedan Quattro S-Tronic
When the RS3 Sedan dipped below the 4,0-second barrier, the CAR team was speechless. There’s currently nothing below R1 000 000 that can match it for acceleration.

2. Porsche Panamera Turbo PDK: 3,44 seconds (claimed 3,8 seconds)

Porsche Panamera Turbo PDK
Yes, another plus-sized sedan. This 404 kW 4,0-litre twin-turbo V8-powered executive sedan has no issues with getting up to speed. With power delivered to all four wheels through an eight-speed automatic, there’s not much out there that can keep up with it.

1. Porsche 911 GTS PDK: 3,43 seconds (claimed 3,7 seconds)

Porsche 911 GTS PDK
Many consider the 911 the perfect sportscar. While the GTS isn’t quite the flagship, its turbocharged 3,0-litre flat-six (mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission) churns out 331 kW and 550 N.m … and that’s enough to beat even the manufacturer’s claimed time.

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  • db j

    Wasn’t the Ford Gt the fastest?

    • C4d3ll

      Wasn’t tested by CarMag

  • C4d3ll

    Standing 0-1000m would prove more insightful