Gone in 3 Seconds: Six Cars That Reach 60 MPH in Less than 3 Seconds [SLIDESHOW]

Each of these street-legal production models beat their competition off the line…

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When you’re driving a car that reaches 60 mph is less than three seconds, getting on a busy freeway is a breeze and passing a tractor-trailer on a two-lane road no longer feels as risky as Russian roulette. Sure, you’ll probably never need all of the neck-snapping acceleration that these cars can deliver—unless you’re in a really big rush to get to the next red light or trying to escape from some serious trouble—but the power is exhilarating, and isn’t it nice to know you have it?