Top 10 Supercars Of 2019 – The Coolest, Best & Most Exciting Cars In The World This Year
Just in case you didn’t get enough supercar-love in 2017 or 2018, we are back with another list of awesome cars in our annual best supercars list. Candidly, we were expecting a slowdown this year after so many years of exceptional performance cars coming onto the market and happily were totally wrong. 2019’s batch of supercars, exotics and performance cars were absolutely epic.
Let’s start with the ugly but utterly absurd, track-focused McLaren Senna. It is the most aggressive and insane supercar and worthy winner of our “batshit crazy” supercar award for 2019. Such is the shock of the Senna that even cars like the Huracan Performante Spyder and McLaren Speedtail look boring in comparison.
2019 was a special year because we saw totally new generations of arguably the two most historic models in the world, the Porsche 911 and the Corvette. The initial 911 feedback from fans was that the car looked great and the specs were impressive but that the Porsche was now too big, too electronic and too disconnected from the driver. Then come the inevitable comparison tests and best of the year roundups and the Porsche wins them all, proving again that the team in Stuttgart knows a thing or two about making the ultimate sports car. Meanwhile in the U.S the guys at Chevy turn 50+ years of history upside down by changing the Corvette formula a freaking out a generation of muscle car fans. That’s right, the 2020 Corvette is the first Corvette with the engine mid-ship, behind the driver and the early reviews suggest that it was a masterstroke from the boys in Detroit.
Cars announced this year that we won’t see for a few years include several supercars from Aston Martin and Ferrari. The Ferrari SF90 Stradale and upcoming Ferrari Roma should both be great cars and we cannot wait to learn more about them in coming months. Speaking of cars that we won’t see for a while, how about the Aston Martin, who are working on three totally new mid-engined supercars.
Our list is not just about the best supercars or exotics either, we include the best performance cars irrespective of price. This year we saw the M2 CS, Cayman GT4, Toyota GR Supra and Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 make our list. All of them affordable and amazing cars in their own unique way. It is really the best time to be a sports and performance car enthusiast.
The 2019 best supercar list is 32 cars (yes, we know the title says it is a Top 10 list). Enjoy all the best supercars and exotics of 2019 and we will see you again this time next year.
Related: Don’t forget to check out all our best supercar lists for more insanity.
The pinnacle of McLaren performance
The McLaren Senna is the pinnacle of McLaren performance. It combines the three principal matters of a high performance vehicle – aerodynamics, chassis and power – in an unrivaled manner. As a purpose-built track car, it still manages to be road-legal; but don’t expect to have a chance encounter with it at any race tracks or on the street. The McLaren Senna is powered by a twin-turbocharged 4.0L V8 engine which produces 789-horsepower @ 7,250 rpm and 590 lb-ft of torque at 5,500 rpm. With launch control enabled, the rear-driven car is able to achieve 0-62 mph in 2.8 seconds, 0-124 mph in 6.8 seconds, and complete the ¼ mile in 9.8 seconds and can reach a top speed of 211 mph. Learn more…
989 hp from a plug-in hybrid powertrain
It’s a stunning new hybrid supercar that offers 989 hp from a plug-in hybrid powertrain. It features a plug-in hybrid setup that utilizes a turbocharged 3.9-liter V8 paired to three electric motors. Two of those electric motors are mounted on the front axle and one is mounted between the engine and the gearbox. This setup with the V8 and electric motors makes the Ferrari good for a 2.5-second 0-60 mph time. The powertrain is the most powerful of any Ferrari and puts the SF90 Stradale atop the Ferrari lineup. The car also features an all-new chassis made of carbon fiber and aluminum. The sleek body panels and its aerodynamic shape help the model make a whopping 860 pounds of downforce at speed, and the whole profile of the car is extremely low so it can slash through the air at high speeds. It has a two-piece rear wing that comes from the company’s work in F1 racing. Learn more…
We bet it is going to be awesome
The Cayman GT4 and Boxster Spyder were two of our favorite cars announced this year. For Porsche’s GT department, the blueprint used in creating the GT4 was simple – a naturally aspirated engine, 6-speed manual gearbox, and access to the 911 GT3 parts bin. Combined with the Cayman mid-engine layout and a signature emphasis on performance and driving dynamics, the GT4 is the perfect car. Dynamics and driving is what the GT4 is known for but this time around it also got a big bump in power too. It gets a 4.0L naturally aspirated flat 6 with a healthy 8,000 rpm redline. The 414-horsepower peaks @ 7,600 rpm while the maximum 309 lb-ft of torque is available @ 5,000 – 6,800 rpm. We picked the GT4 for our list because we love coupes, but it is worth mentioning that there is also a 718 Boxster Spyder with the main difference between the two cars being that the GT4 is a coupe while the Spyder is a drop-top. Both cars are mechanically identical and benefit equally from the typical GT-treatment we have all come to adore. Learn more…
Third of the mid-engine supercars Aston is working on
The Aston Martin AM-RB 003, is the third of the mid-engine supercars Aston is working on. The company partnered with Red Bull Advanced Technologies to put together the car, much like it has with the Valkyrie. The car still borrows a lot of technology and performance principles from Formula 1 cars. However, it will be the most roadgoing version of an Aston mid-engine car yet. It will get a roomier cockpit than the other cars, more interior storage, a larger cargo area, and doors that make it easier to get in and out of the low-slung coupe. The vehicle gets a lightweight carbon fiber structure, carbon fiber bodywork, active aerodynamics, and Valkyrie-like styling. The powertrain for the model is a hybrid that utilizes a V6 engine and electric motors. Learn more: Aston Martin AM-RB 003
The tastiest car Lamborghini makes
It is addictive. Its 631 hp 5.2 liter V10 revs all the way to 8500 rpm and when combined with the same upgrades as the coupe (active aero, torque vectoring, stability-control program, weight loss), it is just incredible. Learn more…
Gordon Murray Automotive T50
From the guy who created the McLaren F1
We still don’t know much about the T50 but it is probably the most exciting car on this list. According to his website, the car will use a carbon fiber tub, a naturally aspirated V12 engine, a good-old-fashioned six-speed manual transmission, and be rear-wheel drive. The car will also seat three people. The driver will be front and center with the two passengers to either side. The car will begin production in 2022. Right now the car is in advanced stages of development. The vehicle is said to cost upwards of $2.5 million. Murray plans to only build 100 versions of the car, too, meaning it will be a rare model. The model is supposed to have the most advanced aerodynamics of any car and an unmatched power-to-weight ratio.
Aston Martin Vanquish
Hybrid powertrain supercar coming soon from Aston
The Aston Martin Vanquish will compete in the supercar market with the Ferrari F8 Tributo, Lamborghini Huracan EVO, and McLaren’s vehicles. The Vanquish is still a few years away from debuting, but when it does, it will be a force to be reckoned with. The car will feature an aluminum V6 engine paired with an electric motor. This hybrid powertrain will place it securely in the modern age and help it compete with the other big names in the supercar segment.
A limited edition Hyper GT
Meet the new Speedtail – an aptly-named addition to McLaren’s Ultimate Series. This limited-edition car, of which only 106 examples will be built, represents McLaren’s unyielding pursuit of top-speed. It will do 250+ mph, has over 1,000+ bhp and costs a whopping $2.2 million. Its silhouette sweeps from the front of the car to the extended rear – a teardrop shape that is the key to its exceptional aerodynamics – with side accents that add an organic edge to its smooth profile. The front rims are enclosed – for maximum top-speed – while the rears remain exposed. The entire care oozes elegance, class, and barely-contained power that the lucky driver will be able to unleash. McLaren has labeled the Speedtail a Hyper GT, which seems fitting given the excess of the car and its abilities. This is a car that’ll take you to 250 mph. Learn more…
Pininfarina first electric hypercar
The car was publicly unveiled at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. New electric hypercar is the first fruit of the contract with Rimac. Rimac is supplying the battery and drivetrain expertise and is also handling a lot of the software and hardware. The car looks like what you’d expect a hypercar from Pininfarina to look like. It’s all sweeping lines that have been aerodynamically designed and beautifully crafted. The Battista may be a brute when it comes to power, but its styling is downright elegant. The teardrop style cockpit, long sloping roof, and rear with its floating taillights is gorgeous. The Battista features an all-electric powertrain. The 120 kWh battery pack comes from Rimac, and that powers the four electric motors that have a combined output of 1,900 hp and 1,696 lb-ft of torque. It can do a 0 to 60 mph sprint in under two seconds and make it to a top speed of 217 mph. The car is also capable of traveling 280 miles per charge. Learn more…
1,600 hp and 300 mph hypercar
The Koenigsegg’s Jesko comes with 1,600 hp and can do 300 mph according to Koenigsegg. There are two different versions of the car. Koenigsegg designed one for a high speed run to make the 300 mph, and one with some serious downforce for the racetrack. No matter the variant, you get a new carbon fiber and aluminum chassis, new suspension setup, redesigned engine, and a special gearbox. The car may be the successor to the Agera, but it’s all new. The car comes with a 5.0-liter twin-turbo V8. The company worked on the engine to make it more powerful and lighter than any other V8 it has produced. It’ll make 1,600 hp on E85 biofuel and 1,280 on regular gasoline. Torque numbers sit at 1,106 lb-ft. The car comes with a special 9-speed multi-clutch gearbox the company builds in-house. Learn more…
The Ironman of Supercars
The balance of performance, looks, theater, tech and driving experience has never been better in a Lamborghini supercar. Like other Aventadors, it uses a two-piece removable carbon-fiber hardtop that stores in the front trunk. Lamborghini’s ALA active aero system makes a return as well, reformulated to react better with the altered bodywork. The Roadster weighs just 110 pounds more than the coupe. Learn more…
Midlife update for the Huracan
The Huracán EVO is the mid-life update for the Huracan platform. Lamborghini did lots of fine tuning, tweaking and improving to make the already great Huracan better. On the outside the Evo gets design changes that add some drama to the Huracan. On the inside the Evo has a new state-of-the-art control system and innovative touch screen easily manage the car’s functions and entertainment system. The V10 now produces 631bhp and 442 lb/ft of torque. That means a power-to-weight ratio of 451 bhp per tonne, good for a top speed of 202 mph, and zero to 62mph in 2.9 seconds. Learn more…
The Rambo Lambo V2
Based on the Huracán EVO, the Huracán Sterrato Concept is the off-road vehicle. The Sterrato Concept still has most of the Huracán EVO’s bits, including the 5.2-liter V10 that makes 640 hp. The drive systems have been recalibrated to handle the rigors of off-road terrain. The vehicle has all-wheel drive, four-wheel steering and torque vectoring. Learn more…
A True Luxury GT
McLaren’s latest model. The McLaren GT is McLaren’s answer for executives looking for a high performance luxury car. The team focused on creating space and comfort, making cross-country trips and daily driving more enjoyable. The car is also slightly more subdued in terms of design, a good thing for a daily driver. Under the skin the McLaren GT is still a beast. It has McLaren’s brand new McLaren 4.0 litre twin-turbocharged V8 with 600+ horsepower and a sprint to 60 mph in 3.1 seconds on its way to a 200+ mph top speed. Learn more…
Koenigsegg goes hybrid
The Koenigsegg Regera first made our list in 2016 but it wasn’t till this year that we started to see the Regera in the wild. It is specifically designed to be a luxury Megacar alternative to Koenigsegg’s traditional extreme, light weight, race-like road cars. The Koenigsegg Regera combines a powerful twin-turbo V8 combustion engine with three electric motors and cutting edge battery power via new powertrain technology called Koenigsegg Direct Drive. This revolutionary technology removes the traditional gearbox, making the car lighter and more efficient. The basic design is not too much different from previous models and we can say that’s a good thing. Learn more…
Autobahn-style ferocity and magisterial handling
The 2020 BMW M5 Competition is a special car. It takes the attractive but not ridiculously sporty looking 5-Series as a base for the car and then turns the dials up to 11. The car comes with 617 hp and 553 lb-ft of torque and that power gets sent to all four wheels via a slick 8-speed dual clutch transmission. That makes for a 0-60 mph time of just 3.1 seconds and a 10.9-second quarter-mile time. The car is even more hardcore than the standard M5. Learn more…
A perfect finale for the 991.1 911 Porsche
It has already been a few months since the ascension of the 992 Porsche 911, yet the swan song for the previous-generation 991 is only just beginning its chorus. Starring the 2019 Porsche 911 Speedster, the grand finale for the now outgone iteration is a celebration of both milestones and achievements. The car is powered by the same 4.0L, naturally aspirated, 9000 rpm unit used in the 991.2 GT3. They’ve also done nothing to disappoint the purists, with the same brilliant 6-speed manual transmission – offered in some 991.2 GT3 examples – mated to this legendary flat-6 boxer engine. Learn more…
Move over 488, the Tributo is here
Ferrari promised to reveal new info about its 488 GTB replacement and here it is. The car’s named the F8 Tributo and it carries on what makes the two-seater Berlinetta so good. The F8 Tributo keeps a V8 engine and some of the sexiest curves we’ve seen in a while. At first glance, the car’s 3.9-liter twin-turbo V8 engine may not seem all that impressive in the age of hybrid-powered supercars, but then you see the power numbers and smile. The engine produces 710 hp and 568 lb-ft of torque. Also, the peak torque comes earlier in the rev range, letting you more easily access all of that power. This means the F8 Tributo will shoot from a standstill to 60 mph in as little as 2.9 seconds. It’ll hit 124 mph in just 7.8 seconds and 211 mph flat out. The car features the Ferrari Dynamic Enhancer and Side Slip Angle Control. The vehicle appears to borrow quite a lot of equipment from the 488 Pista, which isn’t a bad thing considering that car’s prowess on a racetrack. Learn more…
Ferrari’s first series open-top GT in decades
If you’re after a front-engine drop-top Ferrari, then you’ll love the 812 GTS. The car offers a convertible hardtop that retracts out of the way in just 14 seconds. You can fold the thing at speeds up to 28 mph, too. A couple of buttressed tonneau covers. The rear is where most of the styling differences come. The rest of the car is pretty much the same as the coupe. Learn more…
Taking the top off Ferrari’s most potent V8
Last year we included the 2019 Ferrari 488 Pista (Ferrari’s most powerful V8 ever) in our best supercars of the year list. Ferrari decided to surprise the world with a Spider version at this year’s Pebble Beach Concours D’elegance event in California, taking place in late August. The Spider is a convertible with a removal hardtop, though some would argue it functions more closely to targa top vehicle. Ferrari also revealed that the new Pista Spider will become the 50th convertible model in the company’s history. The Ferrari 488 Pista Spider is powered by the same engine used in the coupe – a twin-turbocharged 3.9L V8 which produces a magnificent 711-horsepower and 568 lb-ft of torque. The Spider weighs 200 pounds more than the coupe, but despite the extra hardware needed to accommodate the removable hardtop, it is remarkably still able to achieve 0-100 km/h in 2.85 seconds – the exact same as the fixed-roof variant. Learn more…
Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
Corvette Z06 engine and performance
The ZL1 has a 650-hp supercharged V-8 behind its aggressive-looking front end, and it offers drivers their choice of an engaging manual transmission or a lightning-quick automatic. Our pick is the coupe with the track-ready 1LE package makes this Camaro every bit the track-day weapon of more exotic cars on this list.
1,600 HP V8 Engine: 5 Years In The Making
Hennessey Performance unveiled the engine which will power the Venom F5 hypercar at Monterey Car Week this year. This 7.6L twin-turbocharged V8 engine is capable of producing 1,600-horsepower @ 7,200 rpm and 1,300 lb-ft of torque at 4,400 rpm. Amongst other things, the performance of this engine will be a determining factor in whether the Venom F5 can achieve its target of being the first production car that is capable of reaching a top speed of more than 300 mph. According to the company, the official attempt will take place sometime next year. Absolute maniacs. Learn more…
Toyota GR Supra
It is mostly good news
This car doesn’t really deserve to be on this awesome cars of 2019 list. It is here due to nostalgia and due to the fact that it took so long to go into production. When Toyota first let it be known that the new 2020 Supra would be developed in partnership with BMW, many hardcore Supra fans were not happy. It makes sense. The Toyota Supra is such an iconic car. The reality is that it is a great all-around sports car for the money and we cannot wait for the tuning guys to get their hands on it.
It’s a mid-engined Corvette. Wow.
We were glued to our computer screens waiting for any Corvette news we could get about the 8th generation Corvette. Car and Driver has already added the 2020 Corvette to its 10Best list. With the addition of the 2020 Corvette to the list, this is four years running that the car has been honored with a listing. The Corvette is a bottom’s up replatforming that is by far the biggest change in the models history. We got what we always wanted, a mid-engined Corvette with all the handling and packaging benefits that come with that. Performance is awesome with sprint from 0 to 60 mph in fewer than three seconds (we are talking Ferrari 458 numbers for $60k). The engine is a naturally aspirated 6.2-liter V8. The car makes 495 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque and comes with an 8-speed dual-clutch transmission mated to the V8. Learn more…
Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye
“Just add more horsepower” always works
Dodge took the Demon’s supercharged V-8, eight-speed automatic, and driveline bits (including the line lock and launch control but not the trans brake) and dumped it into a Hellcat. Dodge claims the Redeye should run a 10.8-second quarter-mile (if you can keep the thing from taking off that is). God bless America.
Bentley Continental GT V8
All new for 2020 and better in every way
Our pick of the new Continental GT range is the V8 over the V12. It is lighter than the V12 (and previous generation V8), has more than enough power (542 horsepower and 568 lb-ft of torque). 0 – 60 mph is over in 3.4 seconds (a tenth slower than the V12) but we found that the V8 is the sweeter ride and it feels just that little bit more sporty. Can’t go wrong with either, this is THE true luxury sports GT.
Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S
Twin turbo V8 awesomeness with four doors
The GT63 S’s twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8 heart pounds out 630 horsepower and 664 pound-feet of torque. 0 to 60 mph in 2.9 seconds and quarter-mile in 11.1-seconds in a four door saloon that can carry the kids to and from school (quickly). Competing in a crowded field against the M5 Competition, Porsche Panamera Turbo and E63 AMG, the GT 63 S stands out because it does things in its own unique, refreshing way. We like.
The true enthusiasts “M” car pick
The M2 Competition was the shoe-in for this year until the M2 CS was unveiled. The 2020 model year CS looks like it is going to be awesome. The First-Ever M2 CS stays true to its racing DNA through powerful engineering, exceptional dynamics, and spirited agility. It has a 444 hp engine, six speed manual and a bunch of enthusiast friendly upgrades that are sure to impress us when we drive it. It is good to see BMW has still got it. Learn more…
760 hp and 625 lb-ft of torque of ultimate Mustang
Official performance times have not yet been released, but Ford promises 0-60 time of mid-three seconds and a sub-11-second quarter mile time, according to Road and Track. The car will also be a track monster due to aerodynamic developments and various technologies. How good the car is will be determined at a later date, but it’s safe to say this is the most extreme Mustang yet. Learn more…
Bigger, faster, more civilized. Still the best
The German automaker has unwrapped its powerful new 911 on the eve of the Los Angeles motor show, offering folks a first real look at the eighth generation of one of the motoring world’s most recognizable rear-engined icons. It is the eighth generation 911, codenamed the 992 (see all historical models here). This is a big deal, it isn’t often we get a new 911 so when we do we like to obsess. It looks more planted to me, a more muscular look and better stance than the outgoing 991. It has wider arches covering 20-inch wheels up front and 21-inch wheels down back, while the front end has been stretched out by 45 mm (1.77 in) to give it that slightly wider stance. The cars are powered by a turbocharged 3 liter flat-six unit with 444 hp in both the 911 Carrera S and Carrera 4S which is up 23 horsepower over the outgoing 991 car. Initial testing and comparisons suggest this is the best car of the year, another winner from Porsche. Learn more…
A sleek twin turbo coupe from Ferrari
Ferrari’s newest model was announced just this month and it is called the Roma. Coming next year, the Roma is a sleek coupe with a rakish windscreen, sensuous curves, some seriously attractive headlights, and a pointed nose with a large grille at the front. It’s a front-engined car with a hardtop, and it’s one of the more beautiful cars the Prancing Horse has come out with recently. The vehicle is powered by a 3.9-liter turbocharged 90-degree V8 engine. Ferrari didn’t release all of the numbers that go with this car, but it did say that the engine produces 612 hp and 560 lb-ft of torque. This engine is connected to an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission. It is the same that was used on the SF90 Stradale. Learn more…