These are the fastest cars made in the United States
For many performance enthusiasts, there is a feeling of pride in owning a high-powered American car. From modern muscle cars to high-performance pickup trucks and supercars, there are many fast American-made cars on the market today.
But the definition of a “American made” car has evolved. Many imported car manufacturers bring their cars production here. For example, Honda has been manufacturing cars in Ohio for more than 30 years. So in the next list of America’s fastest cars, there are models that do not carry the Big Three badge.
Cars with limited operation are excluded from this list. Enthusiasts may be familiar with the Hennessey Venom F5 and SSC Tuatara, but they will only be built in very limited numbers. We also exclude models that are still in the design or pre-production stage, such as the Tesla Cybertruck and the Ford Mustang Mach-E.
Keep in mind that our reviews are constantly updated as new information becomes available, so the ratings and results you see listed here may not match those found elsewhere on our site.
Read on to see America’s fastest cars.
13) Ford F-150 Limited 2020
0-60 mph: 5.1 sec | 450 hp | 67,485 Dollar | US News Overall Rating: 9.1 / 10
You might think the fastest version of the Ford F-150 is the off-road Raptor truck. The twin-turbocharged EcoBoost V6 engine delivers 450 horsepower and 510 lb-ft of torque, and is mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission. It allows the Raptor to go from 0 to 100 km / h in 5.7 seconds, which is really impressive for a pickup truck.
But the same engine and transmission set is on the Ford F-150 Limited. Thanks to tires that are more road-friendly, the limited model can get the job done in 5.1 seconds, making it one of the fastest pickups ever.
12) 2020 Dodge Durango SRT
0-60 mph: 4.4 seconds | 475 hp | 62,995 dollars | US News Overall Rating: 8.1 / 10
Speaking of unexpected fast vehicles, Dodge saw fit to cram the Charger and Challenger 6.4-liter V8 into a three-row SUV. The Durango SRT has 475hp at the tap and emits a great exhaust growl. More than just straight-line power, the Durango SRT features Brembo performance brakes and an adaptive performance suspension. This allows the Durango to turn better than any SUV weighing 5,500 pounds. It also has 85.1 cubic feet of cargo space, so it’s practical as much as it is fast.
In 2021, Dodge Durango introduces the Hellcat Treatment. The Durango Hellcat will be equipped with a supercharged 710 hp V8 engine. We’ll have to see where this ranks against the rest of the list next year.
11) 2020 Cadillac CT6-V
0-60 mph: 3.8 seconds | 550 hp | 94895 dollars | US News Overall Rating: 7.2 / 10
The CT6-V is Cadillac’s full-size luxury vehicle. The large sedan was outfitted with a 4.2-liter V8 that produced 550 hp and 640 lb-ft of torque. Power is transmitted via a 10-speed automatic transmission to all four wheels. The transmission has a manual mode with paddle shifters on the steering wheel.
The CT6-V features Magnetic Ride Control, which continuously monitors road conditions and can react in milliseconds. The other Performance Package includes Brembo high-performance brakes and a mechanical limited-slip differential.
10) 2020 Dodge Charger Hellcat Widebody
0-60 mph: 3.6 seconds | 707 hp | $ 72,095 | US News Overall Rating: 7.4 / 10
With the Challenger Hellcat’s popularity among performance enthusiasts from Mopar (more on this later), it was not surprising that the Charger received the Hellcat treatment. In addition to the supercharged 6.2-liter Hemi V8, the Charger also got a wide body kit and wider tires, allowing it to dominate the road more during launch operations. The Hellcat Charger can reach 196 mph.
The Hellcat Charger boasts stunning style, with a massive grille and a massive hood scoop to supply air to the supercharger. It also includes Brembo performance brakes and Bilstein performance suspension.
9) 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk
0-60 mph: 3.5 seconds | 707 hp | 87,400 dollars | US News Overall Rating: 8.0 / 10
As you can see, Jeep and Dodge benefit a lot from the supercharged 6.2-liter Hemi V8. Filling it in the Jeep Grand Cherokee turns the typical off-road SUV into a road and track machine. It uses an eight-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters to direct the power to all four wheels. The Grand Cherokee Trackhawk has a top speed of 180 mph.
Like the Durango SRT, moving the Trackhawk through turns requires technical assistance. Brembo performance brakes and Active Damping Suspension allow it to stand out in the corner as well as a high-performance sedan.
8) 2020 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
0-60 mph: 3.5 seconds | 650 hp | $ 69,000 | Overall US News Rating: 7.8 / 10
The Camaro’s best performance is the ZL1. It has a supercharged 6.2L V8 that generates 650 horsepower. Buyers can choose a 6-speed manual transmission or a 10-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters. If you want the best time from zero to 60 mph, switch to the 10-speed automatic.
Camaro ZL1 comes standard with Magnetic Ride Control. Damping adapts to road conditions in real time in just 10ms. It also includes a performance traction management system with an electronic limited-slip differential. The ZL1 has a top speed of 198 mph.
7) 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500
0-60 mph: 3.3 seconds | 760 hp | $ 72,900 | US News Overall Rating: 8.8 / 10
The Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 is back for 2020. This premium version of the Mustang features a V8 supercharger. It sends 760 hp to the rear wheels via a six-speed manual transmission or a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. The GT500 accelerates to the fastest 60 mph with the dual clutch and when in use of cruise control, which keeps throttle at the perfect spin speed to lock the tires. The GT500 has a top speed of 180 mph.
GT500 is full of performance improvements. It features a Torsen limited-slip rear differential, magnetic ride control and Brembo performance brakes. It also has a driving mode selector, with normal, snow / wet, sport, track and tow bar modes.
6) Dodge Challenger SRT Superstock 2020
0-60 mph: 3.25 seconds | 807 hp | 79,595 dollars | US News Overall Rating: 8.0 / 10
While the Challenger SRT lineup has the same supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI V8 as the supercharged, Challenger offers more efficient variations of this engine. The Challenger Hellcat Redeye delivers 797 hp, while the new Challenger Super Stock struts develop to 807 hp.
The Super Stock is a $ 3,000 package on the Hellcat Redeye. It features radial traction wheels and a revised suspension designed for tow bar releases. It also features higher shift points for the automatic transmission and comes with a 3.09: 1 limited-slip differential.
5) Ford GT 2020
0-60 mph: 3.0 seconds | 660 hp | $ 500,000 | US News Overall Ranking: N / A
The Ford GT is a bridge between modern performance and the iconic GT40 that won the Le Mans 24 Hours from 1966 to 1969. The twin-turbocharged V6 EcoBoost develops 647 hp and propels the Ford GT to a top speed of 216 mph.
The GT is a showcase of Ford’s performance engineering. The carbon fiber chassis reduces the vehicle’s weight, and the aerodynamic elements create massive downforce that spreads out the rear spoiler for more downforce and brakes, and backs slightly for high speed racing.
4) 2020 Acura NSX
0-60 mph: 2.9 seconds | 573 hp | $ 157,500 | US News Overall Rating: 7.9 / 10
Despite wearing a Japanese automaker badge, the Acura NSX was assembled in Marysville, Ohio. The NSX uses a three-engine hybrid transmission to provide extremely fast acceleration and precise four-wheel power steering. The nine-speed automatic transmission can be left in automatic mode or started manually using the steering wheel-mounted paddles.
The Acura NSX can reach a top speed of 191 mph and is designed for the tough driver or newcomer to the world of high performance. The Sport, Sport +, Track and Quiet modes give the NSX distinct personalities at the touch of a button.
3) 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Z51
0-60 mph: 2.8 seconds | 495 HP | $ 63,900 | Overall US News Rating: 7.8 / 10
The long-awaited Corvette lives up to the hype. The naturally aspirated 6.2-liter V8 engine produces 490 horsepower and 465 pound-feet of torque. Z51 package selection delivers up to 495 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque. It can reach a top speed of 194 miles per hour.
The Z51 package also includes Magnetic Ride Control, Brembo brakes, performance exhaust, performance rear axle ratio, high-performance tires and an upgraded cooling system. Incredibly, the 2020 Corvette Z51 has a zero to 60 mph faster time than the 2019 Corvette ZR1.
2) Tesla Model X P100D 2020
0-60 mph: 2.7 seconds | Unavailable horse | $ 104,990 | US News Overall Rating: 8.3 / 10
Tesla demonstrated the incredible performance potential of electric propulsion. The best example of this in the lineup of electric vehicles is the X Crossover SUV. With peak torque at zero rpm, the Model X P100D’s acceleration is appalling.
The design of the X makes it easy to handle, as the floor-mounted battery pack keeps the center of gravity very low. The Model X also has an adaptive suspension system as standard and a regenerative braking system stops the Model X quickly.
1) Tesla Model S P100D 2020
0-60 mph: 2.4 seconds | Unavailable horse | 99990 dollars | US News Ranking: 9.0 / 10
The Tesla Model S has been making headlines for years with its revolutionary performance and technologies. The P100D’s fun mode allows for a slight acceleration. Without smashing the throttle, the P100D also has a range of 348 miles.
Like the Model X, the low center of gravity helps the 4,900-pound Model S stay in corners. Standard air suspension delivers daily balanced ride and quiet handling. All this in a vehicle equipped with the latest driver assistance technology on the market.
The Fastest American Cars of 2020
- 2020 Ford F-150 Limited: 0-60 mph: 5.1 secs | 450 hp
- 2020 Dodge Durango SRT: 0-60 mph: 4.4 secs | 475 hp
- 2020 Cadillac CT6-V: 0-60 mph: 3.8 secs | 550 hp
- 2020 Dodge Charger Hellcat Widebody: 0-60 mph: 3.6 secs | 707 hp
- 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk: 0-60 mph: 3.5 secs | 707 hp
- 2020 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1: 0-60 mph: 3.5 secs | 650 hp
- 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500: 0-60 mph: 3.3 secs | 760 hp
- 2020 Dodge Challenger SRT Super Stock: 0-60 mph: 3.25 secs | 807 hp
- 2020 Ford GT: 0-60 mph: 3.0 secs | 660 hp
- 2020 Acura NSX: 0-60 mph: 2.9 secs | 573 hp
- 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Z51: 0-60 mph: 2.8 secs | 495 hp
- 2020 Tesla Model X P100D: 0-60 mph: 2.7 secs | N/A hp
- 2020 Tesla Model S P100D: 0-60 mph: 2.4 secs | N/A hp