Fast Cars In South Africa

What is a Fast Car?

There probably isn’t a strict definition of “what is a fast car” as cars, over the decades, have achieved higher and higher speeds.

Once 160 kph (that’s 100 mph in the old language) was considered fast, but today most cars can reach that speed with little difficulty.

Fast Cars In South Africa

1. Porsche 911 Turbo S – Price: R3 542 000

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

2. Lamborghini Aventador SVJ – Price: POA

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

3. McLaren 720S Coupe/Spider – Price: R6,450,000

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

4. Nissan GT-R Black Edition – Price: R2,503,700

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-liter 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

5. Lamborghini Huracan Evo Coupe – Price: R6,345,000

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

6. Porsche Panamera Turbo S e-hybrid Sport Turismo – Price: R 3,567,000

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

7. BMW M5 Competition – Price: R2,099,000

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

8. Mercedes AMG GT R Coupe – Price: R3,292,000

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 a standstill to 100 km/h, and it can accomplish a top speed of 318 km/h.8

9. Aston Martin Vantage V8 Coupe – Price: POA

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, 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

10. Bentley Continental GT W12 Coupe – R3,960,000

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.

What is the cheapest and fastest car in South Africa?

The current Volkswagen Polo GTI (priced at R453 700 ) is the fastest accelerating car you can buy for under R500k right now.

It’s powered by a turbocharged 2.0-litre petrol engine with 147 kW and 320 Nm and makes use of a 6-speed DSG to accelerate from zero to 100 kph in 6.7 seconds.