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If you crave outstanding power behind the wheel, you’re not alone. You might need a fast car that can keep up with your busy lifestyle — and then some. Additionally, if you aren’t sure which one is best for you, U.S. News uncovered some of the quickest cars available for you to buy today. From luxury cars to sports cars to EVs, fasten your seatbelt and hang on tight as we highlight the top five fastest cars of the 2022 model year:

5. The 2022 BMW M5

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  • 0-60 mph time: 2.9 seconds
  • Performance Score: 8.3
  • Starting price: $103,500

The 2022 BMW M5 may surprise you. On the outside, it’s a stylish luxury sedan. Inside, it’s equipped with the latest tech and safety features. However, under the hood is a whole different story. A twin-turbo V8 engine powers it, and with even more muscle, the M5 Competition has an output of 617 horsepower. It’s no wonder the BMW M5 landed a spot on U.S. News’ list of the quickest cars of 2022. 

4. The 2022 Acura NSX

  • 0-60 mph time: 2.9 seconds
  • Performance Score: 9.1
  • Starting price: $169,500

The Acura NSX luxury coupe goes from 0 to 60 mph in just under 3 seconds. It also hits a top speed of 191 mph, making it one of the fastest cars on U.S. News’ list. For a vehicle that’s big on performance, its fuel economy ratings aren’t bad either. It gets an EPA-estimated 21 mpg in the city and 22 mpg out on the highway. This is all possible with its twin-turbocharged V6 engine and three electric motors. 

3. The 2022 Porsche 911 Turbo S

  • 0-60 mph time: 2.6 seconds
  • Performance Score: 9.5
  • Starting price: $219,800

If you’re a Porsche enthusiast, you already know the 911 coupe and convertible models were designed for performance-minded drivers. At the top of the 911 trim levels is the Turbo S. It’s powered by a twin-turbo flat-six that delivers 640-horsepower thanks to the eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. Additionally, the Porsche model’s carbon-ceramic brakes ensure you stop as quickly as you accelerate.

2. The 2022 Lucid Air Dream P

  • 0-60 mph time: 2.5 seconds
  • Performance Score: 9.5
  • Starting price: $77,400

Lucid is an electric vehicle manufacturer that launched its first vehicles in 2022. The Air Dream Edition P can travel from 0 to 60 mph in only 2.5 seconds, making it one very fast car. Aside from its quick performance, it’s loaded with features you never knew you needed. Plus, this model won U.S News’ 2022 Best Luxury Electric Car award. Pretty impressive for its first year in production!

1. The 2022 Tesla Model S Plaid


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  • 0-60 mph time: 1.9 seconds
  • Performance Score: 9.5
  • Starting price: $129,990

Does the number one car on the list surprise you? The Tesla Model S Plaid proves that you don’t need all the extra frills to be fast and efficient. This specific trim level goes from 0 to 60 mph in less than 2 seconds. That’s right, only 1.9 seconds! The total output of the three electric motors is about 1,000 horsepower. The best part? The Model S Plaid already comes equipped in an all-wheel drive format.

Which of the quickest cars of 2022 is the best car for you?

This leaves one question. Which fast car are you taking to the track? Will it be a luxury sedan like the 2022 BMW M5? Or a Tesla EV like the Model S Plaid?