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    World's Fastest Production Sedans

    So where does the performance Model S sit with regards to the world's fastest stock production sedans? (By fastest I of course mean 0-60 times, not top speed).

    From what I can see in various online articles, the Model S seems to be around #5-10.

    Cadillac CTS-V is the fastest @3.9s, I believe.
    BMW M5 @4.1s
    Mercedes CLS63 AMG @4.3s

    What else beats 4.4s?
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    Mitsubishi Evo

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    Quote Originally Posted by qwk View Post
    Mitsubishi Evo
    Which one?

    The 2004-2006 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X GSR FQ400 had a 0-60 of 3.5s...how many of those were made? Enough to be considered a production car?

    The Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X GSR FQ400 0-60 Time is 3.5s, but from what I can see only 100 were planned.

    The rest of the evos I can find exceed 4.4s.

    How many cars need to be made to be considered a "production" car?...or is # produced even a metric?

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    according to the FIA here are the numbers for rally car homologation. so I guess that would be the defacto production run to call a model a "production" car

    "In order for a vehicle to be able to take part in FIA approved races it has to be produced to a minimum number of units by its manufacturer, 5000 for the GroupN class, 2500 for the GroupA class and 200 for the now extinct GroupB"

    for the WRC cars homologation runs are no longer required.......
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    Quote Originally Posted by Todd Burch View Post
    Which one?

    The 2004-2006 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X GSR FQ400 had a 0-60 of 3.5s...how many of those were made? Enough to be considered a production car?

    The Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X GSR FQ400 0-60 Time is 3.5s, but from what I can see only 100 were planned.

    The rest of the evos I can find exceed 4.4s.

    How many cars need to be made to be considered a "production" car?...or is # produced even a metric?
    No, i wasn't talking about a fq400. A regular evo IX or X will beat a 4.4 0-60 or at least match it. Those cars are AWD so it isn't hard for an average driver to duplicate good 0-60 or 1/4 mile times.

    As far as any other sedan, unless you are at a sticky drag strip, there is little to no chance of getting the advertised times.

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    Apples to apples, I'm going off of advertised times.

    Looks like the 2011 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution is 0-60 in about 5.0 sec.

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    Quote Originally Posted by qwk View Post
    As far as any other sedan, unless you are at a sticky drag strip, there is little to no chance of getting the advertised times.
    Whereas the Model S should have the same high-quality traction control as the Roadster (if not better, if that is possible), so shouldn't we expect that you can get the advertised numbers (or very close) ?
    Buying an EV is one thing, being able to drive it beyond city limits another...

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    Might be useful to also compare the prices of the vehicles and the 0-60 times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norbert View Post
    Whereas the Model S should have the same high-quality traction control as the Roadster (if not better, if that is possible), so shouldn't we expect that you can get the advertised numbers (or very close) ?
    So, all the ICE cars listed above have "launch control" to achieve those numbers, it appears. Would that be needed in the Model S? Atleast in the Sport version?

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    The 2010 Panamera Turbo hits 0-60 in just 3.3 (!) according to Car and Driver's testing (pdf here). Porsche's numbers are 4 seconds for the 2012 Turbo. Of course, at $136K to start that variant also costs about as much as a (new) Roadster Sport.

    Porsche says the base Panamera hits 60 in 6 seconds but it's probably closer to 5.5. Starting price is $75K.
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