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Road & Track Introduces You To The Two Second Club

Posted in Cool Stuff, driving, Horsepower, Racing, Videos by Kurt Ernst | September 24th, 2011 | 5 Responses |

Why worry about top speed, when most cars spend a very small percentage of their lives anywhere near maxed out? Instead, why not use acceleration as a benchmark of performance, since that’s something we enthusiasts tap into every time we get behind the wheel? That’s the premise behind the latest video from Road & Track, which introduces us to the “Two Second Club.”

Membership is open to any stock, production car that can sprint from 0 to 60 in under three seconds. That’s a short list, although I’m guessing that Road and Track may have missed a few possible candidates. The Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Superleggera, for example, can make the trip in 2.8 seconds, as can the Lambo Aventador. The McLaren MP4-12C can reel off a 0-60 time of 2.9 seconds, and the Ferrari 458 Italia just misses out, clocking in at 3.0 seconds flat. In other words, the cars in the video aren’t the only ones capable of a sub-3.0 second 0-60 run.

I’d love to see a video database of 0-60 times and quarter mile times, since it would give you a benchmark when building a car or sizing up your on-track competition. Sounds like a great idea for a website project to me.

Source: You Tube

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5 Responses

  1. Mark Smith says:

    I’ll admit that the Veyron is a beautiful piece of engineering, I’ve never really liked the way it looks. I must admit that if I simply forget the name “Nissan” on it, the GT-R isn’t bad. I’ve never driven one, but I hear they are more like driving a supercomputer than a car (well, a really FAST supercomputer). I have issues with this particular Porsche as well and, unless I had tons of money, it wouldn’t be high on my list of cars to buy (and it would by the 3rd or 4th Porsche in the stable).

    Of the cars on your list of “should have been contenders”, I’ll take the Ferrari.

  2. James says:

    Damn, that Veyron is beastly.

    • Set says:

      My thoughts exactly. In the time it takes most fast cars to go 0-60, the Veyron it at 100mph. Hell, it hits 160mph faster than almost any car can cross a quarter mile.

  3. peter says:

    nice video i appreciate it

  4. Willhelm says:

    screw acceleration, I drive a 90 hp SUV and it is epic. Can’t imagine a more exciting car to drive.