Which were the fastest-accelerating vehicles of the 60 we tested in 2020? Below we look at the cars that stunned us when it came to accelerating off the line. Note this list is based on test figures we gathered during our standard, rigorous road-test procedure (rather than simply times claimed by the respective manufacturer)...
5. BMW M850i xDrive Gran Coupe Steptronic – 4,15 seconds
While BMW's 8 M850i Coupé slotted in as the second fastest car we tested in 2019 with a time of 3,93 seconds, the slightly heavier Gran Coupé isn't too far behind. We’ve long been fans of BMW’s turbocharged 4,4-litre V8 and its application in this model, with 390 kW on offer, is one of the finest.
4. Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio – 4,13 seconds
The Stelvio uses its Ferrari-sourced twin-turbo 2,9-litre V6 engine to deliver 375 kW to all four wheels. The result is a 0-100 km/h time that'd keep many performance sedans honest. Despite tipping the scales at 1,9 tonnes, the SUV is as agile as a hot hatch through tight corners as well.
3. Lamborghini Urus – 3,64 seconds
There are some properly quick SUVs out there these days, many of which have entered supercar territory in terms of acceleration. One such example is the Urus, which employs a twin-turbocharged 4,0-litre V8 engine. This delivers 478 kW to its all four corners of its hefty body, resulting in an astounding sprint time.
2. Porsche 911 GT3 RS PDK – 3,55 seconds
Porsche's 911 GT3 RS is built for corners but thanks to its naturally aspirated 4,0-litre flat-six engine, this supercar is no slouch off the line either. It proved one of the most impressive performance cars we’ve tested in some time and we thoroughly enjoyed every single second.
1. Lamborghini Huracán Evo LP640-4 – 2,94 seconds
With a naturally aspirated 5,2-litre V10 mill that sends 470 kW to all four wheels, the Huracán Evo is an absolute rocket off the line, with an intoxicating soundtrack to boot. Should this be the last of the naturally aspirated V10 engines, what a pity it would be. But what a fitting send-off, too...