June 15, 2020
We have entered level 3 of the lockdown in South Africa, and we can move around a lot more freely. We are also able to purchase cars again! So, interest in purchasing new vehicles might be on the rise again. Many people would love to own a fast car one day, which in most cases is a supercar, sports car or super sedan of some sort. These cars are elegant, striking, and equipped with the latest, fancy technology. It isn't easy to describe in words the exhilaration you experience when you get behind the wheel and pedal in such cars.
Let’s take a closer look at the top 10 fastest accelerating supercars that can be purchased in South Africa in 2020.
The Porsche 911 Turbo-S has recently launched and is as dynamic-looking as ever. The 6-cylinder, turbocharged, rear-mounted engine generates 478 kW of power and 800 Nm torque. From a standstill, it takes only 2.7 seconds to reach 100 km/h, achieving a top speed of 330 km/h.1
This master supercar does not fail to meet the high standards set by Lamborghini. Their Aventador SVJ is the latest model to launch in South Africa. Equipped with a naturally-aspirated V 12 engine, it generates 566 kW of power with a maximum torque of 720 Nm. It takes only 2.8 seconds to accelerate from 0 – 100 km/h, reaching a top speed of over 350 km/h.2,2.1
This small, yet elegant, supercar has a mid-mounted 4-L, V 8, turbocharged engine with a power output of 550 kW, and maximum torque of 770 Nm. It manages 0 – 100 km/h in 2.9 seconds, clinching a top speed of 341 km/h with a closed roof.3
Since it was launched in 2007, this grand lady still manages to be amongst the fastest production cars on the market. This car is equipped with a 3.8-litre turbocharged engine, with a power output of 408 kW and 632 Nm maximum torque. It can reach 0-100 km/h in 2.9 seconds, achieving a maximum speed of 315 km/h.4
The Lamborghini Huracan Evo Coupe’s engine generates 470 kW of power and 600 Nm torque. It achieves 0-100 km/h in 2.9 seconds, and a top speed of 325 km/h.5
Considering the current car exhaust pollution worldwide, hybrid fuel/electric cars certainly are part of the solution. The Porsche Panamera has a 4-L, 8-cylinder, turbocharged engine, producing 500 kW power and 850 Nm torque. The range of the electric motor is between 36 – 38 km and can reach a maximum speed of 140 km/h.6
This fast and practical family-sized sedan comes with a 4.4-L, 8-cylinder, turbocharged engine, with a power output of 460 kW, and 750 Nm torque. It takes 3.3 seconds to accomplish the 0-100 km/h dash and obtains a top speed of 250 km/h.7
This charming rear-wheel-drive car certainly catches your attention. The power output of its 4.0-L, 8-cylinder, turbocharged engine is 430 kW, while the torque is 700 Nm. It takes 3.6 seconds to go from standstill to 100 km/h, and it can accomplish a top speed of 318 km/h.8
2020 saw the launch of the Vantage in South Africa. Compared to its predecessor, it’s lighter and easier to handle. Its 4-L, 8-cylinder, the turbocharged engine generates 375 kW power and 685 Nm torque. It covers 0-100 km/h in 3.6 seconds, attaining a top speed of 314 km/h.9
The new advanced Continental has a brutish 6-cylinder, W12 turbocharged engine, able to generate a maximum of 467 kW power and 900 Nm torque. It can accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 3.8 seconds, and attain a maximum speed of 333 km/h.10
We can always dream of owning a supercar. Regardless of your choice in buying a fast car, you still need to drive safely and obey the rules of the road. Always respect other motorists as well.
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