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North America's Fastest Production Cars

The following is a list we've compiled of the fastest accelerating* production cars (F.A.P.C.) and trucks built by any major manufacturer for the North American market. Although the list includes a lot of newer prestige vehicles that cannot be defined as 'classic' or 'muscle' cars, they are definitely collectors and destined to be classics. The data was compiled from the results of independent tests conducted by several major publications in the U.S. and Canada.** We've simply taken the quickest quarter mile elapsed times and listed them in order from quickest to slowest. We didn't bother including any vehicles with a quarter mile time of more than 14 seconds. Trivial? Yes, but still intriguing. Why? We did it simply to satisfy your curiosity. Accurate? Not necessarily.** That largely depends on possibly hundreds of factors that need to be taken into account during testing, including weather, altitude, drivers, traction, etc.


Year
Make
Model
Engine
HP
1/4 mile
(seconds) 1/4 mile
speed
(MPH)
Source
1968 Plymouth S/S Barracuda 426 Hemi V8 525 ** 10.5 130 MCR
1968 Dodge S/S Hemi Dart 426 Hemi V8 525 ** 10.5 129 MCR
1969 Chevrolet Corvette ZL1 427 V8 430 ** 10.9 132 PM
2003 Ferrari Enzo 6.0L V12 660 11.0 133.9 MT
2002 Mosler MT900 Photon LS6 350 V8 435 11.02 126.88 MT
2004 Porsche Carrera GT 5.7L V10 605 11.1 133.4 MT
2005 Ford GT 5.4L V8 S/C 500 11.2 131.2 MT
2003 Saleen S7 427 V8 550 11.36 127 MT
2005 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 5.4L V8 S/C 617 11.6 127.2 MT
1997 Ameritech McLaren F1 6.0L V12 627 11.6 125 MT
2002 Lamborghini Murcielago 6.2L V12 571 11.72 122.52 MT
1964 Ford Fairlane T-bolt 427 V8 425 ** 11.76 122.78 CC
2003 Dodge Viper SRT-10 8.3L V10 500 11.77 123.63 MT
2001 Lamborghini Diablo VT 6.0L V12 550 11.8 121.0 MT
1997 Shelby Cobra 427 S/C 427 V8 488 11.8 121.0 MT
2005 Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG 6.0L V12 T/C 604 11.8 120.9 MT
2004 Porsche Turbo X50 3.6L H6 T/C 450 11.86 119.91 MT
2002 Porsche 911 GT2 3.6L H6 T/C 456 11.9 120.6 CD
2004 Mercedes-Benz SL600 5.5L V12 T/C 493 11.9 120 CD
2001 Porsche 911 Turbo 3.6L H6 T/C 415 11.9 115.6 MT
2004 Superformance Brock Coupe 402 V8 515 12.0 120 MT
2000 Lamborghini Diablo 6.0L V12 550 12.0 119.8 CD
1963 Dodge Ramcharger 426 V8 425 12.0 117 MCR
2004 Porsche 911 GT3 3.6L H6 380 12.07 116.04 MT
1997 Dodge Viper GTS 8.0L V10 450 12.07 115.2 MCR
1997 Ferrari F50 4.7L V12 513 12.1 124.5 CD
2000 Shelby Series 1 4.0L V8 S/C 450 12.1 120 CD
2000 Dodge Viper ACR 8.0L V10 460 12.2 119.2 MT
1966 AC / Shelby Cobra 427 V8 425 12.2 118 CC
2000 Ferrari 360 Modena 3.6L V8 395 12.2 113.5 MT
2003 Ferrari 575M Maranello 5.7L V12 508 12.26 118.58 MT
2002 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 LS6 346 V8 405 12.29 116 CD
1997 Dodge Viper RT/10 8.0L V10 450 12.3 117.19 MT
2003 Mercedes-Benz CL55 AMG 5.4L V8 S/C 493 12.38 114.45 MT
2003 Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG 5.4L V8 S/C 469 12.39 116.21 MT
1998 Dodge Viper GTS-R 8.0L V10 460 12.5 118.5 MT
2000 Ferrari 550 Maranello 5.5L V12 485 12.5 116.9 CD
2004 Lamborghini Gallardo 5.0L V10 495 12.5 116.7 MT
2003 Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG 5.4L V8 S/C 469 12.5 116.1 MT
2004 Ferrari Challenge Stradale 3.6L V8 425 12.53 114.14 MT
2001 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 LS6 346 V8 385 12.57 113.96 MT
2005 Chevrolet Corvette Z51 LS2 6.0L V8 400 12.6 113.2 MT
2005 Porsche 911 Carrera S 3.8L H6 355 12.6 111.1 MT
2003 Audi RS 6 4.2L V8 T/C 450 12.63 108.64 MT
2001 Shelby Cobra 289 FIA 5.0L V8 350 12.7 108.1 MT
1969 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 427 V8 430 12.76 107 MCR
1990
Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 LT5 350 V8 375 12.8 113.8 MT
2003 Ford Mustang Cobra 4.6L V8 S/C 390 12.8 113.2 CD
2000 Ford Mustang Cobra R 5.4L V8 385 12.8 112.7 MT
1966 Chevrolet Corvette L72 427 V8 425 12.8 112 CD
2002 BMW Z8 5.0L V8 394 12.8 111.6 MT
2002 Ferrari 360 Spider 3.6L V8 395 12.8 110.8 MT
1993 Dodge Viper RT/10 8.0L V10 400 12.8 110 MT
2005 Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG 5.4L V8 355 12.8 109.2 MT
1999 Lotus Esprit 3.5L V8 T/C 350 12.85 110.96 MT
2002 Aston Martin Vanquish 6.0L V12 460 12.9 112.9 CD
2005 Bentley Continental GT 6.0L W12 T/C 551 12.9 109.7 MT
1969 Plymouth Road Runner 440 V8 6-pack 390 12.91 111.8 SS
1999 Chevrolet Corvette LS1 346 V8 350 12.98 108.85 MT
1997 Pontiac Firebird / Hurst LS1 346 V8 350 12.99 103.11 MCR
2003 Maserati Coupe Cambio 4.2L V8 385 13.0 110.4 MT
2003 Chevrolet Corvette convertible LS1 346 V8 350 13.0 109.6 MT
1969 Chevrolet Camaro SS L78 396 V8 375 13.0 108.6 SA
1970 Plymouth Cuda 440 V8 6-pack 390 13.0 105.74 MCR
2002 Mercedes-Benz SLK32 AMG 3.2L V6 S/C 349 13.0 105.2 CD
1995
Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 LT5 350 V8 405 13.1 112 MT
2005 Cadillac CTS-V LS1 346 V8 400 13.1 109.8 MT
2002 BMW M5 5.0L V8 400 13.1 109.4 MT
2001 BMW M Roadster 3.2L 6-cyl 315 13.1 107.6 MT
1970 Plymouth Cuda 426 Hemi V8 425 13.1 107.12 CC
1970 Dodge Challenger SE 426 Hemi V8 425 13.1 107.12 CC
1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS LS6 454 V8 450 13.12 107.01 CC
1999 Ferrari F355 3.5L V8 375 13.13 107.56 MT
2003 Ford Mustang Mach 1 4.6L V8 305 13.13 105.51 MM
2004 Mercedes-Benz CLK55 AMG 5.4L V8 362 13.14 108.07 MT
1999 Pontiac Firebird Formula LS1 346 V8 320 13.15 108.27 MT
1991 GMC Syclone 4.3L V6 T/C 280 13.16 100 PHR
2002 Acura NSX 3.2L V6 290 13.17 107.65 CD
2004 Dodge Ram SRT-10 8.3L V10 500 13.19 107.07 MT
1999 Chevrolet Camaro SS LS1 346 V8 320 13.2 108.8 MT
2004 Panoz Esperante GT-LM 4.6L V8 S/C 420 13.2 108.8 MT
2004 Maserati Spyder Vintage 4.2L V8 385 13.2 108.2 MT
2005 Chrysler 300C SRT8 6.0L Hemi V8 425 13.2 108.1 MT
2005 Mercedes-Benz C55 AMG 5.4L V8 362 13.2 107.3 MT
1991 Pontiac Firehawk 350 V8 350 13.2 107 CD
2002 BMW M3 Coupe 3.2L 6-cyl 333 13.2 106.9 MT
1969 Pontiac GTO Judge 400 V8 370 13.2 104 MCR
2004 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution RS 2.0L I4 T/C 271 13.2 99.8 MT
2004 Subaru WRX STi 2.5L F4 T/C 300 13.23 104.6 MT
2003 Mercedes-Benz CLK55 5.5L V8 362 13.24 107.41 MT
2003 Mercedes-Benz C32 AMG 3.2L V6 S/C 349 13.24 106.86 CD
1987 Buick GNX 3.8L V6 T/C 300 13.26 104 CI
2002 Ferrari Barchetta Pininfarina 5.5L V12 485 13.3 111.8 CD
1968 Chevrolet Corvette L71 427 V8 435 13.3 108 HPC
2005 Pontiac GTO LS2 6.0L V8 400 13.3 107.5 MT
2005 Chrysler Crossfire SRT-6 3.2L V6 S/C 330 13.3 107.4 MT
2005 Lotus Elise Sport 1.8L I4 190 13.3 102.9 MT
1969 Plymouth Road Runner 426 Hemi V8 425 13.32 107.7 SS
1968 Oldsmobile 4-4-2 W-30 400 V8 360 13.33 103.56 CC
1967 Pontiac GTO 400 V8 360 13.37 103.4 MCR
1970 Buick GS Stage 1 455 V8 360 13.38 105.5 MT
1998 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am LS1 346 V8 305 13.4 107.3 MT
2000 Aston Martin DB7 Vantage 5.9L V12 420 13.4 106.4 MT
2004 Maybach 57 5.5L V12 T/C 543 13.4 106.4 RT
1991 Pontiac Firehawk 350 V8 350 13.4 105.2 MT
2004 Audi S4 4.2L V8 340 13.4 105.1 MT
2002 Aston Martin DB7 Vantage Volante 5.9L V12 414 13.4 105.1 MT
2005 Porsche Boxster S 3.2L H6 280 13.4 103.9 MT
1968 Chevrolet Corvette L72 427 V8 425 13.41 109.5 CD
2003 Jaguar XKR 4.2L V8 S/C 390 13.43 105.36 MT
1999 Mitsubishi 3000 GT 3.0L V6 T/C 320 13.44 101.79 CD
1996 Chevrolet Camaro SS LT1 350 V8 310 13.46 106.48 MCR
1969 Dodge Super Bee 440 V8 6-pack 390 13.46 103.02 MCR

posted by  DragonRider69

Continued:
1969 Dodge Charger 500 426 Hemi V8 425 13.48 109 HR
2000 Pontiac Trans Am WS6 LS1 346 V8 325 13.5 107.4 MT
2000 Chevrolet Camaro SS LS1 346 V8 325 13.5 107.3 MT
1968 Dodge Charger 426 Hemi V8 425 13.5 105 CD
1967 Plymouth GTX 426 Hemi V8 425 13.5 105 CD
1993 Pontiac Firehawk LT1 350 V8 300 13.5 103.5 MT
1989 Pontiac Trans Am 20th Ann. 3.8L V6 T/C 290 13.5 103 CC
1970 Pontiac GTO 455 V8 360 13.53 103.51 MCR
1968 Plymouth Road Runner 426 Hemi V8 425 13.54 105.1 CD
1973 Pontiac Trans Am 455 V8 290 13.54 104.29 HR
1968 Dodge Charger R/T 426 Hemi V8 425 13.54 101 MCR
1969 Chevrolet Corvette L88 427 V8 430 13.56 111.1 HR
1968 Ford Mustang 428 V8 CJ 335 13.56 106.6 HR
1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 429 V8 375 13.6 106 HPC
1967 Shelby Mustang GT500 428 V8 CJ 355 13.6 106 CC
1993 Toyota Supra Turbo 3.0L I6 T/C 320 13.6 106 CD
2003 Panoz Esperante 4.6L V8 320 13.6 105.34 MT
1968 Chevrolet Chevelle SS L78 396 V8 375 13.6 105 PHR
2002 BMW M3 convertible 3.2L 6-cyl 333 13.6 103.8 MT
2005 Mercedes-Benz SLK350 3.5L V6 268 13.6 103.3 MT
2004 Pontiac GTO LS1 346 V8 350 13.62 104.78 MT
1970 Dodge Challenger R/T 440 V8 6-pack 390 13.62 104.3 CC
2002 Jaguar XJR 4.0L V8 S/C 370 13.62 104.21 CD
2001 Ford SVT F150 Lightning 5.4L V8 S/C 380 13.62 101.16 PM
1970 Ford Torino Cobra 429 V8 SCJ 370 13.63 105.9 SS
1968 Chevrolet Biscayne 427 V8 425 13.65 105 SS
1995 Ford Mustang Cobra R 351 V8 300 13.67 102.82 MCR
1970 Buick GSX 455 V8 360 13.66 100.2 CC
2004 Jaguar S-type R 4.2L V8 S/C 390 13.69 101.31 MT
1964 Dodge Polara 500 426 V8 365 13.7 107.37 HPC
1996 Chevrolet Corvette GS LT4 350 V8 330 13.7 105.1 RT
1971 Ferrari Daytona 4.4L V12 352 13.7 104 AM
1969 Plymouth GTX 440 V8 375 13.7 102.8 MT
2004 BMW 645Ci 4.4L V8 325 13.7 102.6 MT
2004 BMW 545i 4.4L V8 325 13.7 102.1 MT
1991 Dodge Stealth 3.0L V6 T/C 300 13.7 101 MT
1969 Dodge Dart 440 V8 375 13.71 105 CC
1971 Plymouth Road Runner 440 6-pack 385 13.71 101.2 CC
1971 Plymouth Cuda 440 6-pack 385 13.72 106 SS
1971 Chevrolet Corvette LS6 454 V8 450 13.72 102.04 CC
1971 Dodge Super Bee 426 Hemi V8 425 13.73 104 MT
1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1 428 V8 CJ 335 13.73 102.31 CC
1968 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 302 V8 290 13.75 107 HPF
1962 Dodge Ramcharger 413 V8 410 13.75 106.76 CL
1969 Mercury Cougar Eliminator 428 V8 CJ 335 13.76 102.09 MCR
1968 Oldsmobile Cutlass (Hurst/Olds) 455 V8 W-30 390 13.77 103.91 SS
2004 Nissan 350Z Track 3.5L V6 287 13.77 100.94 MT
1968 Pontiac Firebird 400 V8 335 13.79 106 HR
2004 Porsche Cayenne Turbo 4.5L V8 T/C 450 13.79 102.47 MT
2001 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 LS1 346 V8 310 13.8 108.5 CD
1967 Chevrolet Corvette 427 V8 435 13.8 108 HR
1969 Pontiac Catalina 421 V8 405 13.8 106 CD
2001 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L V8 S/C 370 13.8 104.2 MT
1965 Dodge Coronet 426 Hemi V8 425 13.8 104 CD
1971 Ford Mustang Boss 351 351 V8 330 13.8 104 MT
2001 Ford Mustang Cobra 4.6L V8 320 13.8 103.3 MT
2005 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L V8 300 13.8 102. CD
2000 Honda S2000 2.0L I4 240 13.8 100.5 MT
2004 Subaru Forester 2.5 XT 2.5L H4 T/C 210 13.8 97 CD
1967 Plymouth Satellite 426 Hemi V8 425 13.81 104 CD
1969 Dodge Coronet R/T 440 V8 375 13.83 102.27 SS
1987 Buick Grand National 3.8L V6 T/C 245 13.85 99 CD
1968 Mercury Cyclone GT 428 V8 CJ 335 13.86 101.69 MT
1969 Chevrolet Nova SS L78 396 V8 375 13.87 105.14 HR
1969 Shelby Mustang GT500 428 V8 CJ 335 13.87 104.52 SS
1969 Mercury Cyclone CJ 428 V8 CJ 335 13.88 101.7 MT
1970 Oldsmobile 4-4-2 W-30 455 V8 370 13.88 95.84 CC
1962 Chevrolet Corvette 327 V8 FI 360 13.89 105.14 HR
1969 Plymouth Barracuda 440 V8 375 13.89 103.21 SS
2003 Dodge SRT-4 2.4L I4, T/C 215 13.89 101.88 MT
1962 Pontiac Catalina 421 V8 405 13.9 107 MT
2002 Porsche 911 Cabriolet 3.6L H6 320 13.9 104.8 MT
1972 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am 455 V8 300 13.9 104.6 CD
1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1 428 V8 CJ 335 13.9 103.32 CL
1969 Pontiac GTO 400 V8 360 13.9 102.8 CL
1998 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 LS1 346 V8 305 13.9 102.5 RT
2003 Nissan 350Z Touring 3.5L V6 287 13.9 102.3 MT
1970 Pontiac Trans Am 400 V8 345 13.9 102 HR
1969 Dodge Charger Daytona 426 Hemi V8 425 13.9 101 CD
1972 Chevrolet Corvette LT1 350 V8 350 13.92 104 HR
1970 Dodge Charger R/T 440 V8 6-pack 390 13.95 101 CC
2003 Mercedes-Benz CLK500 5.0L V8 302 14.0 102.5 MT
1964 AC / Shelby Cobra 289 V8 271 14.0 99 SS
1968 Plymouth GTX convertible 426 Hemi V8 425 14.0 96.5 CL
1965 Shelby Mustang GT350 289 V8 271 14.0 92 CL


* Why are we listing acceleration and not top speed? Simple, top speed is only for bragging rights, it'll never be used in the real world. Acceleration, on the other hand, is used every day and these test times can be duplicated on any strip in North America.
** We cannot be held responsible for errors or omissions, if you notice any please let us know. The ** within the list denotes that these were the factory horsepower ratings; these engines were grossly & highly underrated (for insurance reasons), dyno tests have shown anywhere from 575 to 675 horsepower in stock form.

Given the nature of this list, we get a lot of requests from people asking to add a vehicle or move one up on the list, we kindly ask the public to simply point us in the direction of an article in a major, non-biased, publication that has better test times to back up the claims, before adding, or moving any vehicle up in the list.

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Sources: AM - Automobile, CC - Car Craft, CD - Car & Driver, CI - Cars Illustrated, CL - Car Life, HPC - Hi-Performance Cars, HR - Hot Rod Magazine, MCR - Musclecar Review, MT - Motor Trend, PHR - Popular Hot Rodding, PM - Popular Mechanics, RT - Road & Track, SA - Supercar Annual, SS - Super Stock, W - Wheels

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