The time it takes to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph (0 to 97 km/h or 0 to 27 m/s) is a regularly utilized functioning measure for automotive acceleration in the US & UK. In other parts of the world, 0 to 100 km/h (0 to 62.1 mph) is utilized. Current performance autos are equipped for going from 0 to 60 mph in less than 6 seconds, while exotic autos can do 0 to 60 mph in the middle of 3 & 4 seconds, though exotic have possessed the capacity to accomplish these figures with sub-500cc since the 1990s.
By all standards, 0-60 time is one of the most reliable ways to measure acceleration and also judge and compare the performance of different cars from a full stop.
But we have to address some problems. An average driver will reraly be able to go from a full stop to 100 kmh on the city street. The only time when it's legal and also relatively safe to engage in hard acceleration is often merging onto a freeway from a metered onramp. At the same time, you can more easily access 0-to-60 times than other measurements like 40 to 70 mph acceleration figures.
When you're overtaking a vehicle on the highway or exiting a corner on the track, you can use acceleration from moderate speed. In fact, this is the only time in the real world when you have the full moral and legal right to use 100 percent of the throttle. In almost all cases, this is the moment on the track when real power actually matters most.
But there're still serious issues when it comes to manufacturer-tested [model] 0 to 60 times. Tests of different companies have a certain degree of variations. Often, the difference in essential aspects such as the number of runs to perform and who should be in the driver's seat often influence the final times.
And you can't ignore the influence of environmental conditions, such as air pressure, air temperature, and traction of test tracks, as well. Thinking 0-60 times are useless? Not right. Be careful whenever you use these industry standards though. They can mislead you. But, have in mind that they give you some vital pieces of information on elements such as the power-to-weight ratio.