Mark Urbanocar and driver
We test hundreds of new cars, trucks, SUVs and vans each year. Our testing procedures run the gamut, including drilling into everything from a vehicle’s real-world highway mileage and range to its cargo-carrying capabilities. More fun takes place on the track. There, the vehicle under test is pushed to the limit, braked from a speed of 100 miles per hour, and the accelerator is locked to record linear acceleration for a particular model. This includes 1/4 mile runs, 30-50 mph passes, 50-70 mph passes, but trips up to 60 mph are the most cited figures.
The vehicles below are the fastest examples to reach 60 mph in 2022. These aren’t necessarily the fastest vehicles to get tested in our hands, but these are the fastest ones we see on the test track during the first and last days of testing. 2022 calendar year.
2022 Porsche 911 Targa 4 GTS: 2.9 seconds to 60 MPH
With a curb weight of 3737 pounds, the all-wheel-drive, self-shifting 2022 Porsche 911 Targa 4 GTS we tested carried 336 pounds more mass than the rear-wheel-drive, stick-shift Carrera 4 GTS we tested this year. Nevertheless, Targa recorded the miles per minute he recorded 0.3 seconds faster than his coupe counterpart. This incredible performance is thanks to Porsche’s quick-shift dual-clutch gearbox with 473 hp. The ability to change gears almost instantaneously is far greater than the speed at which humans swap gears for manual transmissions.
That said, Porsche’s dual-clutch gearbox will help cover the Targa’s extra pounds, as evidenced by the 2.8-second run to 60 miles per hour recorded in the 2021-equipped Carrera GTS. I can only do so many things.
Details of the Porsche 911
2021 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe Z51 Package: 2.9 seconds to 60 MPH
Despite putting 40,000 miles into the 2021 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, the mid-engined sports car’s on-track performance showed little to no setback from the start of long-term testing. Red His Mist His Corvette Stingray accelerated to 60 mph in 2.9 seconds, just like it did in the beginning. His original 1/4 mile time was 11.2 seconds and his trap speed was 122 mph. No matter how you feel about the 8th Generation Corvette, there’s no denying the fact that it’s a machine that offers consistent and predictable performance capabilities.
Chevrolet Corvette details
2022 Acura NSX Type S: 2.9 seconds to 60 MPH
Eau Revoir, Acura NSX. The Japanese luxury brand has said goodbye to its second-generation mid-engined supercar by giving it the Type S treatment in 2022. Despite producing a full 600 horses, his petrol-electric NSX Type S required the same his 2.9 seconds to hit 60 mph. The previous 573 hp counterpart. Nevertheless, there’s no denying that the Acura NSX is fast, Type S or not.
Details of ACURA NSX
2022 Porsche 911 GT3 Touring: 2.8 seconds to 60 MPH
Want to enjoy the sweet sound of the Porsche 911 GT3’s naturally aspirated flat-six engine? Then the Porsche 911 GT3 Touring is for you. With 502 horsepower and his seven-speed automatic gearbox available, the Iris Blue GT3 Touring we tested hit 60 mph in 2.8 seconds. Opting for a 6-speed manual increases that time by half a second for him. That said, I think the stick shift’s greater driving engagement more than makes up for the loss of acceleration.
Details of the Porsche 911 GT3
2022 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS: 2.8 seconds to 60 MPH
We don’t know if Porsche will sell the latest versions of the current 718 Boxster and Cayman alongside the upcoming battery-electric models. That said, given that the German manufacturer decides to market the 718 strictly in EV form, it would make sense that the current car leans toward the potential for petrol-powered performance in its final years on the market. You can’t go wrong with any of the 718 models, but you can go a little more on the right side by choosing between the 6-cylinder options of the GTS, Spyder, GT4 or the absolutely insane GT4 RS. Priced at around $20,000 less than the rear-engined 911 GT3, the 493 horsepower 718 Cayman GT4 RS offers roughly the same performance as its more expensive sibling. This includes his run to 60 mph, which is the same as the 911 GT3 Touring we tested this year, his time of 2.8 seconds.
Details of the Porsche 718 Cayman
2022 BMW M4 Competition xDrive Coupe: 2.8 seconds to 60 MPH
The current BMW M4 may lack the compelling dynamics of past M4s and M3s, but there’s no denying it’s a fast machine. Especially when fitted with the Competition kit and BMW’s xDrive all-wheel drive system. The former gives the M4 an additional 30 horsepower, a total of 503 horsepower, and a quick-shift automatic transmission. Combine this with an all-wheel drive grip and you have his recipe for one of the fastest M4 variants available today. You can use the test car that BMW raced to 60 mph in his 2.8 seconds.
Details of the BMW M4
2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Convertible: 2.7 seconds to 60 MPH
Sure, the Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Coupe includes removable roof panels to give it a bit of a breeze, but the convertible offers a true roof-off experience. The electric top of the Corvette Z06 Convertible brings the fresh air and sound of the Z06’s planar crankshaft V-8 into the cabin at the push of a button. Acceleration to 60 miles per hour takes just 2.7 seconds, aided by a fine-tuned launch control system.
Chevrolet Corvette Z06 details
2023 McLaren Artura: 2.6 seconds to 60 MPH
The 2023 McLaren Artura plug-in hybrid’s petrol-electric powertrain may fall short of the V-8 720S’s hearing, but the latest addition to the McLaren line certainly deserves to bear the British automaker’s name. It packs a punch. This 671-horsepower coupe hit 60 mph in 2.6 seconds, just like the 710-horsepower 720S coupe.
Details of the McLaren Altura
2022 Lucid Air Dream performance: 2.6 seconds to 60 MPH
With Lucid Air eyeing the Tesla Model S, the battery-electric sedan continues to prove that it has the goods to compete with the veteran politicians of the luxury EV segment. Still, the Air has yet to steal the Model S Plaid’s acceleration crown. His 2.6-second run time to 60 mph on the 1111-hp Airdream Performance model falls short of his 2.1-second time on the 1020-hp Plaid, but his dual-motor Lucid remains very fast. So fast, in fact, that he’s one of the fastest cars we’ve tested in 2022.
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2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 with Z07 Package: 2.6 seconds to 60 MPH
If you want the most performance-oriented variant of the eighth-generation Chevrolet Corvette Z06, you should get a coupe with the track-oriented Z07 package. This combination transforms an already dynamically capable and relatively affordable mid-engined Chevrolet sports car into an outrageous performance capable of reaching 60 mph in 2.6 seconds.
Chevrolet Corvette Z06 details
2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S Lightweight Package: 2.1 seconds to 60 MPH
An initial test of the 2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S with the optional lightweight package has started 2022 strongly. This combination allowed his self-shifting 3,566-pound, 640-horsepower Porsche to accelerate to 60 mph in just 2.1 seconds. However, achieving this kind of performance doesn’t come cheap. The car he tested was $223,230.
Details of the Porsche 911 Turbo
The fastest car we tested in 2022
- 2022 Porsche 911 Targa 4 GTS: 2.9 seconds to 60 MPH
- 2021 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe Z51 Package: 2.9 seconds to 60 MPH
- 2022 Acura NSX Type S: 2.9 seconds to 60 MPH
- 2022 Porsche 911 GT3 Touring: 2.8 seconds to 60 MPH
- 2022 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS: 2.8 seconds to 60 MPH
- 2022 BMW M4 Competition xDrive Coupe: 2.8 seconds to 60 MPH
- 2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Convertible: 2.7 seconds to 60 MPH
- 2023 McLaren Artura: 2.6 seconds to 60 MPH
- 2022 Lucid Air Dream performance: 2.6 seconds to 60 MPH
- 2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S Lightweight Package: 2.1 seconds to 60 MPH