Fastest 2 wheel drive cars 0-40 kph

Top 40 fastest front and rear wheel drive cars from 0 to 40 kph. Updated August 2021.

Due to limits of two-wheel-drive traction, 0-50 or 0-40 kph times are dominated by all wheel drive cars.

To highlight fast-launching 2 wheel drive cars, this list of fastest 0-40 kph times excludes all 4 wheel drives, leaving only front and rear driven cars.

Efficient traction and launch control is essential for a 2-wheel-drive to make it on this list. Power-to-weight ratio also becomes a factor.

# make & model Time▼ Image
1. 2017 Pagani Huayra BC 1.0 Photo of 2017 Pagani Huayra BC
2. 2018 Lotus Exige 410 Sport 1.1 Photo of 2018 Lotus Exige 410 Sport
3. 2017 McLaren 720S 1.1 Photo of 2017 McLaren 720S
4. 2021 Lotus Exige Sport 420 1.1 Photo of 2021 Lotus Exige Sport 420
5. 2017 Porsche 911 GT2 RS 1.1 Photo of 2017 Porsche 911 GT2 RS
6. 2016 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS Cabriolet 1.1 Photo of 2016 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS Cabriolet
7. 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray 1.1 Photo of 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
8. 2020 Lamborghini Huracán STO 1.1 Photo of 2020 Lamborghini Huracán STO
9. 2016 McLaren 570S 1.1 Photo of 2016 McLaren 570S
10. 2015 Ferrari 488 GTB 1.1 Photo of 2015 Ferrari 488 GTB
11. 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 RS 1.1 Photo of 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 RS
12. 2013 Porsche 911 GT3 1.1 Photo of 2013 Porsche 911 GT3
13. 2019 Porsche 911 Carrera 1.2 Photo of 2019 Porsche 911 Carrera
14. 2012 McLaren MP4-12C 1.2 Photo of 2012 McLaren MP4-12C
15. 2015 Porsche 911 GT3 RS 1.2 Photo of 2015 Porsche 911 GT3 RS
16. 2014 Ferrari California T 1.2 Photo of 2014 Ferrari California T
17. 2019 Porsche 911 Carrera S 1.2 Photo of 2019 Porsche 911 Carrera S
18. 2010 Porsche 911 Speedster 1.2 Photo of 2010 Porsche 911 Speedster
19. 2018 Ferrari 488 Pista 1.2 Photo of 2018 Ferrari 488 Pista
20. 2010 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS Cabriolet 1.2 Photo of 2010 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS Cabriolet
21. 2021 Porsche 911 GT3 1.2 Photo of 2021 Porsche 911 GT3
22. 2015 McLaren 675LT 1.2 Photo of 2015 McLaren 675LT
23. 1995 Ferrari F50 1.2 Photo of 1995 Ferrari F50
24. 2014 McLaren 650 S 1.2 Photo of 2014 McLaren 650 S
25. 2019 Ferrari F8 Tributo 1.2 Photo of 2019 Ferrari F8 Tributo
26. 2010 McLaren MP4-12C 1.2 Photo of 2010 McLaren MP4-12C
27. 2011 Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0 1.2 Photo of 2011 Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0
28. 2013 KTM X-Bow GT 1.2 Photo of 2013 KTM X-Bow GT
29. 2011 Porsche 911 Carrera S 1.2 Photo of 2011 Porsche 911 Carrera S
30. 2015 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS 1.2 Photo of 2015 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS
31. 2016 Porsche 718 Cayman S 1.2 Photo of 2016 Porsche 718 Cayman S
32. 2010 Porsche 911 GT3 RS 1.2 Photo of 2010 Porsche 911 GT3 RS
33. 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT Black Series 1.2 Photo of 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT Black Series
34. 2016 McLaren 570GT 1.2 Photo of 2016 McLaren 570GT
35. 2014 McLaren 650 S Spider 1.2 Photo of 2014 McLaren 650 S Spider
36. 2018 McLaren 600LT 1.2 Photo of 2018 McLaren 600LT
37. 2017 Porsche 911 GT3 1.2 Photo of 2017 Porsche 911 GT3
38. 2007 Porsche 911 GT2 1.2 Photo of 2007 Porsche 911 GT2
39. 2015 Porsche 911 Carrera S 1.3 Photo of 2015 Porsche 911 Carrera S
40. 2016 Porsche 718 Boxster S 1.3 Photo of 2016 Porsche 718 Boxster S

Sources

SupercarLists.com estimate* (1), Motor (2), Sport Auto (3, 5, 8, 11, 17, 19, 21, 32, 33, 36-38), Automobil Revue (4), Auto Motor und Sport (6, 7, 34, 39), Autozeitung (9, 31, 40), Autozeitung Sport and Luxury Cars (10), FastestLaps.com (12-16, 18, 20, 22-24, 26-30, 35), Quattroroute (25)

List authored by Christian Zelcs. Last updated on 08/15/2021, last addition - Lotus Exige Sport 420.

*Estimates are based on factual test results from reputable sources.