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MOTOR recently tested the fastest Aussie car it’s ever had the honour of fanging, and it made us wonder how the ‘top 5 to 100km/h’ list actually looks.
So, quick as we can…
With 557kW (duh) and 930Nm at its disposal, it’s not a huge surprise that the Walkinshaw W557 is the fastest Aussie car MOTOR has ever tested to 100km/h.
In just 3.81 seconds, the Walky will hit highway speeds, which is quick enough to embarrass a $295K BMW M4 GTS. Ouch.
That said, the Walky only holds the 100km/h sprint record, the quarter-mile winner wears a different badge…
2. KPM Motorsport’s Streetfighter FPV GT-E – 3.83s
The quarter-mile honours go to the Streetfighter FPV GTE tested at Hot Tuner 2012. While it trailed the W557 by a mere 0.02sec to 100km/h it more than made up the difference over 400m with a stonking 11.54sec effort.
Trap speeds sadly weren't published that year, but it would have had to be in the 205km/h region – serious speed.
3. KPM Motorsport’s Streetfighter VE GTS – 3.91s
Another Streetfighter effort sits in third place behind the W557 on our all Aussie speed list, a supercharged VE GTS that clocked 3.91sec to 100km/h and an 11.82sec quarter mile, again at Hot Tuner 2012.
This is the fastest standard Aussie car we’ve ever tested, since HSV isn’t technically a tuner. With a raucous supercharged LSA under the bonnet pumping out 435kW and 740Nm, you’ll be asking yourself whether a W1 is really worth it.
5. Herrod Falcon G6E Turbo – 4.31s
Our second-fastest Falcon ever represents the turbo six brigade, Herrod's G6ET clocking 0-100km/h in 4.31sec and a 12.35sec quarter at 188.06km/h at Hot Tuner 2009. With 286rwkW, we’re not surprised one of Herrod’s own made it onto this list.