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Tesla Roadster 0-60 Time Would Make It Fastest Production Car

The Tesla Roadster accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 1.9 seconds

  • The Tesla Roadster’s acceleration outpaces the Porsche Taycan Turbo S and the Tesla Model S Performance.

  • Only car to reach 60 mph in under 2.0 seconds

  • 0-100 km/h in 2.1 seconds


The Tesla Roadster 0-60 time is the stuff of legends in the automotive industry. Tesla says the Roadster will reach 60 mph in 1.9 seconds and 100 km/h in 2.1 seconds. There’s also talk of a “Rocket Thruster” being located behind the licence plate that would make the Roadster even faster.

Or does it need the thruster to get to 60 mph in under 2.0 seconds? Unclear. A year ago Tesla founder Elon Musk tweeted that the Tesla Roadster would reach 60 mph in 2.1 seconds “before adding the thruster option”.

But on Tesla’s US site right now, the Roadster’s 0-60 time is 1.9 seconds. On the Canadian site it’s 2.1 seconds to reach 100 km/h. Granted, we haven’t heard much more about the topic in over a year. The Tesla Roadster is said to have hovering capabilities as well, so things are getting a little crazy. But, if the Tesla Cybertruck proved anything, it’s that Tesla and Elon Musk aren’t afraid of crazy.

Tesla Roadster acceleration reactions are as intense as the car itself

In any case, we thought we’d put together a list of the fastest cars from 0 to 60 mph currently on the market. Although the Roadster isn’t technically on the market, there are units being driven and orders have been put in. We therefore will include it, maybe just because although we aren’t Tesla fanatics, we hope dearly the Roadster ends up being available for purchase like the other cars on this list.


10 Fastest Cars 0-60 Available in 2020

The list is based on manufacturer published times.

  • Tesla Roadster – 0-60 mph: 1.9 seconds

Tesla Roadster
Tesla Roadster | Photo: Tesla

  • Tesla Model S Performance – 0-60 mph: 2.3 seconds

Tesla Model S

  • Bugatti Chiron – 0-60 mph: 2.4 seconds

Bugatti Chiron
Bugatti Chiron | Photo: Bugatti

  • Porsche Taycan Turbo S – 0-60 mph: 2.6 seconds

Porsche Taycan 4S
2020 Porsche Taycan 4S | Photo: Porsche

  • Tesla Model X Performance – 0-60 mph: 2.6 seconds

  • Porsche 911 Turbo S – 0-60 mph: 2.7 seconds

Porsche 911 Turbo S
Porsche 911 Turbo S | Photo: Porsche

  • Nissan GT-R Nismo – 0-60 mph: 2.7 seconds

2020 Nissan GT-R Nismo
2020 Nissan GT-R NISMO | Photo: Nissan

  • Lamborghini Aventador SVJ – 0-60 mph: 2.8 seconds

Lamborghini Aventador SVJ 63 Roadster
Lamborghini Aventador SVJ 63 Roadster | Photo: Lamborghini

  • McLaren 720S – 0-60 mph: 2.9 seconds

McLaren 720S
McLaren 720S Spider | Photo: McLaren

  • Chevrolet Corvette Stingray – 0-60 mph: 2.9 seconds

2020 Chevrolet corvette Stingray
2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray | Photo: Chevrolet

There are a lot of cars that could have gotten into this list. The Porsche 911 GT3 RS, the GT2 RS, the BMW M5 Competition, the Ferrari 488 Pista, and the Huracan EVO. Also, we’re sure we’re gonna get some hate for putting the GT-R and Chiron in the list production models. But they are, in fact, still in production.

And as for the Tesla Roadster, well, any car that reaches 0-60 mph in 1.9 seconds has to be on the fastest cars list. We know the Roadster has been delayed until 2022, but hopefully production begins before then.

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Charles Jolicoeur was studying to be a CPA when he decided to drop everything and launch a car website in 2012. Don't ask. The journey has been an interesting one, but today he has co-founded and manages 8 websites including EcoloAuto.com and MotorIllustrated.com as General Manager of NetMedia360. He also sits on the board of the Automotive Journalists Association of Canada. Send me an email

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