Fastest cars launched in 2021-22

Schenelle Dsouza
Joining the automobile industry’s electric vehicle collections, Bentley unveiled its very first EV which will hit the floors in 2025. While not much is known about the new EV, one thing that Bentley has revealed is that this will be one of the fastest accelerating cars.  
Bentley
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With an approximate 1,400hp of power, the car will be able to sprint from 0-60mph in a matter of 1.5 seconds. If this is true, the new Bentley EV will break Tesla’s Model S’s record which currently holds the title of the fastest accelerating car, going from 0-60mph in 1.99 seconds.  
While we cannot wait for this futuristic car to hit the markets, take a look at some of the fastest luxury cars launched during 2021-22.  
Hennessey Venom F5
Hennessey Venom F5
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One of the fastest cars of 2021-22, the Hennessey Venom F5 is Hennessey’s first fully bespoke hypercar. Fitted with a 6.6-litre twin-turbocharged LS-series V8, the engine produces 1792hp and 1,617Nm of torque. With a top speed of 311mph, the car can do a 0-62mph sprint in a matter of 2.6 seconds.  Weighing almost 1,360kg, the car has an impressive power-to-weight ratio of 1,322bhp per tonne 
Koenigsegg Gemera
Koenigsegg Gemera
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Powered by Koenigsegg’s in-house-developed plug-in hybrid electric powertrain, the Gemera has a combined output of 1,700bhp and 3,500Nm of torque. The system comprises of a mid-mounted twin-turbocharged 2.0-litre three-cylinder petrol engine which produces 600bhp and 600Nm of torque by itself, a 16.6kWh battery pack and three electric motors one for each rear wheel, and one for the front axle. With a top speed of 248mph, the car can go from 0-60mph in 1.9 seconds. 
McLaren 720 Spider
McLaren 720 Spider
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Cradling a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8 engine, the new 720s Spider comes with a 4.0-litre twin-turbo engine fitted with a paddle-shifted seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. This powers a whopping 720hp and 770Nm torque, with a top speed of 212mph meaning the car can go from 0 to 60mph in just 2.9 seconds. 
Maserati Ghibli Trofeo
Maserati Ghibli Trofeo
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Maserati’s first-ever electric-hybrid car, Ghibli Trofeo comes with three engine options a 3.0-litre V6, a new entry-level 2.0-litre four-cylinder mild-hybrid and 3.8-litre V8 engines. The latter is the fastest of the three, powering 580hp and 730Nm of torque, and a top speed of 203mph allowing a sprint of 0-60mph in just 4.3 seconds. The sedan has a Corsa button that facilitates a sportier driving experience along with a Launch Control function that boosts the engine’s power. 
Lamborghini Huracán EVO RWD Spyder
Lamborghini Huracán EVO RWD Spyder
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A true Lamborghini in all sense, the Huracán EVO RWD Spyderis powered by a 5.2-litre naturally aspirated V10 engine. Offering open-air driving, the car delivers 610hp 560Nm of torque and a top speed of 201mph. With this much power the car is capable of accelerating from 0-60mph in 3.5 seconds. As the name suggests, a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic sends a surge of power straight to the rear wheels, keeping the front axle free from any extra weight and driveshaft complexities.   
Tesla S Plaid
Tesla S Plaid
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Tesla’s S Plaid is one of those cars that hardly sees any major changes in terms of design, only functionality and powertrain. In such, the new Tesla S Plaid gets an impressive surge of power, credited as the fastest accelerating car ever. The EV has a range of 390 miles, producing 1020hp and 420Nm of torque from its tri-motor electric powertrain. This provides a top speed of 200mph, going from 0-60mph sprint in 1.99 seconds.  
Porsche 911 GT3
Porsche 911 GT3 Coupe
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The seventh edition of this high-performance sports car is fitted with Porsche’s standard 4.0-litre flat-six engine. The power push is the same as the 911 Speedster with 502hp and 470Nm of torque. A top speed of 199mph allows the car to go from 0-60mph in 3.4 seconds. The new GT3 offers both a seven-speed dual-clutch PDK automatic and a six-speed manual gearbox.   
Aston Martin DBX707
Aston Martin DBX707
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Claiming to be one of the fastest SUVs, the new Aston Martin DBX707 comes with a standard 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine. The engine provides 707hp and 900Nm of peak torque.  This is an impressive 157hp increase from the previous DBX models.  The added power along with the new flagship 9-speed ‘wet clutch’ automatic transmission, gives the car a top speed of 193, which allows the vehicle to speed from 0-60mph in just 3.3 seconds. 
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