The days might be getting shorter, but the cars are getting faster! Check out some of MotorTrend’s fastest luxury cars of 2021. With options from Porsche, Ferrari, BMW, and even Tesla, these luxury cars set the bar high this year. What, and who, will break the rules next year?
The 2022 Porsche 911 GT3 is one of the quickest luxury cars available
Not so surprising: the 2022 Porsche 911 GT3 is one of the quickest cars on the market this year. MotorTrend says the 2022 911 GT3 has a zero to 60 mph time of 2.74 seconds. That’s pretty impressive. While the GT3 isn’t new to the market, the super-luxury car does it all. MotorTrend also notes an under 11 second quarter-mile time from the naturally aspirated six-cylinder engine. With 502 hp and 346-lb-ft of torque, it gets the job done.
Base price: $162,350
The BMW M5 CS might have four doors, but it is one of the fastest luxury cars of 2021
When it comes down to it, the 2022 BMW M5 CS is fast. The zero to 60 mph time comes in at 2.64 seconds, putting it at fourth on this list of fast luxury cars. The team at MotorTrend says it was impressed with the smooth yet explosive, drama-free launches.” The 2022 M5 CS has 627 hp and 553 lb-ft of torque.
Base price: $142,995
The Porsche 911 Turbo S Cabriolet doesn’t need a roof to be quick
The 2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S Cabriolet offers a zero to 60 mph time of 2.41 seconds. That makes it the fastest cabriolet that MotorTrend has ever tested. With 640 hp and 590-lb-ft of torque, it beats out the 918 Spyder ancestor by 4/100ths of a second. While the drop-top isn’t always the fastest in the lineup, the extra 176 pounds did nothing to water this 911 Turbo down.
Base price: $218,650
The Ferrari SF90 Stradale Assetto Fiorano is at the top of the list, price-wise
While the Ferrari SF90 Stradale Assetto Fiorano has a long name, it also came in second on the list of quickest luxury cars of 2021. The SF90 Stradale Assetto Fiorano has 986 hp and 590 ft-lb of torque. It also ranked as MotorTrend’s fastest gas-electric hybrid car ever tested – which is saying a lot. It has a top speed of 145.1 miles per hour, which is just four miles an hour slower than the world’s fastest roller coaster in Abu Dhabi.
Base price: $511,250
The quickest luxury car of 2021 is the Tesla Model S Plaid
Depending on how much time you spend on the internet, this is either a big shock or not a shock at all. The Tesla Model S Plaid has 1,020 hp and 1,050-lb-ft of torque. The Model S Plaid has a lot of accolades in its name, but it is the fastest car that the team at MotorTrend has ever tested. In the original test article, the title read: “2022 Tesla Model S Plaid First Test: 0–60 MPH in 1.98 Seconds*!” That asterisk was vital because it was under particular conditions set by Tesla. But even when the team tested it, it was still the fastest car.
Base price: $131,190
When it comes to luxury cars, these cover most of the important bases. If you need more show and tell with your daily drives, the Ferrari SF90 Stradale Assetto Fiorano is the most super-luxury option on the list. If you want to sneak up on your opponents, hop into the Tesla Model S Plaid. Quiet, but also the fastest. Let’s see what kind of power 2022 brings to the luxury car segment.