2010s Supercars: Hypercars, Hybrids & The Power Wars Continue. Your Ultimate Guide To The Best Supercars of the 2010s

This is our second article in a series of posts about the awesome cars of the 2010s. We curate the best supercars, exotics and hypercars from the 2010s. This past decade was stacked with masterpieces and it is indeed a good time to be a performance car fan.

One of the defining moments of the 2010s supercar era was the 1,200 horsepower Bugatti 16/4 Veyron Super Sport smashing the previous McLaren F1 top speed record. Bugatti came out with the engineering marvel that was the Veyron and all of a sudden the word “supercar” no longer seemed quite enough to describe how much better it was that we had to invent the term “hypercar” to best encapsulate it. 

The 2010s were definitely about these new hypercars. We had no fewer than a half-dozen hypercars launched this decade. Major manufacturers gave us the Porsche 918 SpyderMcLaren P1 and Ferrari LaFerrari while the upstarts delivered equally tasty hypercars in the form of the Koenigsegg Regera and Pagani Huayra BC. With these hypercars came hybrid powertrains, powerful electronics and advanced technologies that we all expect to make their way into the everyday cars we drive tomorrow. 

The 2010s will also be remembered for things like McLaren coming out of nowhere to become a pre-eminent supercar company. Prior to the start of the decade you could look at the historical McLaren model list and find only two production models (the M6GT and F1) and by the end of the decade McLaren had launched no less than 22 incremental models. People can make fun of this product onslaught all they want, but the McLaren Senna, 675LT, P1 and 600LT are all worthy of their spot on this best supercars of the decade list. 

As always we will take a moment to help you understand our thinking. Firstly, in most cases we chose one model from a range to make our list. For example, we love all the Lamborghini Aventador variants, but it is clear that the final Aventador SVJ is the best by a wide margin so it made our list ahead of the other variants that are equally worthy. Second, we focused on production cars and stayed away from concept cars and tuner cars, as well as any cars that were announced but were not launched in the 2010s (that means we excluded a lot of the most anticipated upcoming hypercars like the Koenigsegg Jesko and Mercedes-AMG Project One). Third, our definition of exotic (the lowest level on this list) was around the $150k mark. If a car was under $150k when new then it is considered a sportscar and will be on that list. If it is more than $150k then it belongs on this best 2010s supercar list. 

With that, here are our picks for the best supercars from the last decade. 

Related: Best supercars and exotics over the year / Best cars of the 2010s

2010s Best Supercars 

Read on for our ranked list of the greatest supercars of the twenty-tens. We discussed whether to rank the cars versus just have an unranked list and realized it was way more fun to have people argue about rankings than not.

Bugatti 16/4 Veyron Super Sport

267 MPH. Winner

On a beautiful sunny day at 25 degrees the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport achieved a new landspeed world record for production cars, on the proving grounds of the Volkswagen Group at Ehra-Lessien (nearby its headquarters at Wolfsburg). In the presence of the German Technical Inspection Agency (TÜV) and a representative of Guinness Book of Records the Super Sport achieved an average top speed of 431 km/h. Learn more…

Lamborghini Sesto Elemento

The maddest Lamborghini you will ever see

Lamborghini is redefining the future of the super sports car with a unique technology demonstrator. Boasting an extremely lightweight construction thanks to advanced carbon-fiber technology, the Lamborghini Sesto Elemento has an overall curb weight of just 999 kilograms (2,202 lb) – including V10 power unit and permanent all-wheel drive. With its amazing output of 570 hp, sensational power-to-weight ratio of only 1.75 kilograms per hp and 0 to 100 km/h (0-62 mph) acceleration of only 2.5 seconds, the Sesto Elemento guarantees unparalleled driving fun. At the same time, fuel consumption also drops because of the extreme lightweight engineering applied throughout. Learn more…

Ferrari 599 GTO

Sold out before launch, legendary history

Following cars such the 250 GTO or 288 GTO is not a task taken lightly. In their time, both were the ultimate expression of Ferrari aimed squarely at motor sport, so how can 599 GTO currently compare?. Really, it can’t. The 599 doesn’t have the same motor sport aspirations as the other GTOs and the name would probably be more appropriate for the 599XX track day version. What the new model does showcase is what the 599 should have been from its onset in 2006. The Larger brakes, more power and better aerodynamics ensure that the entire edition of 599 cars will be sold with little fuss. Learn more…

Lamborghini Murciélago LP 670-4 SuperVeloce

A fitting final hurrah for Lambo’s supercar

The Murciélago LP 670-4 SuperVeloce is even more powerful, lighter and faster than the Murciélago LP 640. With the output of the 6.5 liter V12 increased to 670 hp and a weight reduction of 100 kg (220 lbs), the Murciélago LP 670-4 SuperVeloce boasts a power-to-weight ratio of 2.3 kg (5.1 lbs) per hp. This catapults it from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in a breathtaking 3.2 seconds and powers it on to a top speed of around 342 km/h (212 mph). Distinctive design refinements ensure that each of this 350-unit limited edition series conveys its full potential from the very first glance. Learn more…

Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Super Trofeo Stradale

Another Extreme Gallardo 

This new and most extreme top model in the Gallardo lineup is based on the successful race car from the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo, the world’s fastest single make series. The car will be produced in a limited run of 150 numbered units. The Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo championship brings professional racers and gentlemen drivers face-to-face in fiercely fought battles on Europe’s most challenging racetracks such as Monza, Silverstone and Hockenheim. There are many similarities between the racing and road versions of this super sports car. For example, they both share the same V10 powerplant, which is used in the racing version with no modifications. Learn more…

2010 McLaren MP4 12C

McLaren MP4-12C

Not Perfect, But Pretty Bloody Good

The new McLaren isn’t perfect but it is a really great first attempt and we already know McLaren will tinker with it to make it perfect. The MP4-12C uses a carbon fibre composite chassis, and is powered by a longitudinally-mounted McLaren M838T 3.8 L (3,799 cc) twin-turbocharged V8 engine, generating approximately 600 PS (592 hp; 441 kW) at 7,500 rpm and around 600 N⋅m (443 lbf⋅ft) of torque at 5,600 rpm. The car makes use of Formula 1-sourced technologies such as “brake steer”, where the inside rear wheel is braking during fast cornering to reduce understeer. Power is transmitted to the wheels through a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission manufactured by SSG. The entire drivetrain is the first to be entirely designed and produced in house by McLaren. Learn more…

2009 Aston Martin One-77 Prototype Gallery

Aston Martin One-77

It Made Our List Two Years In A Row

Yes I know we are technically cheating because the Aston Martin One-77 made our list last year as a concept. Take one look at the car and its technical specifications and it is impossible not to include it in our best supercars of 2011 list too. The car uses a carbon fiber tub from Multimatic of Canada in combination with an aluminum body. The DB9 engine was modified by Cosworth and enlarged to 7.3 liters. New cylinder heads were produced to optimize flow and as a result, Aston Martin are currently making the most powerful normally aspirated engine on the market. Learn more…

Ferrari F12 Berlinetta

All-New 750 Bhp Ferrari GT

The most exciting car announced in 2012 (it is a 2013 model year car) is the F12berlinetta. It is the third-generation Ferrari GT which follows the 599 GTB Fiorano and 550 Maranello. When released, Ferrari called it the fastest Ferrari ever built and cited a lap time around Fiorano of 1’23”. Every aspect of the F12 improves upon the specification of the 599 GTB Fiorano. This includes upgrades to engine power, aerodynamics, fuel consumption, chassis rigidity, safety and luggage access with a new rear hatch. The car is built with an aluminum alloy space frame structure with a body styled jointly by Pininfarina and Ferrari’s own style center. Many elements are taken from the Ferrari FF released at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show. A highlight of the car is its 65º V12 engine which produces 750 bhp without the aid of turbochargers or superchargers. This unit uses variable timing and direct gasoline injection for improved efficiency. Power is sent to the rear wheels through a dual-clutch transmission and an active electronic differential. Learn more…

Ford GT

Exclusive, expensive and straight up race car performance

A 3.5-liter, twin-turbocharged V6 will be rated at 647 horsepower and 550 pound-feet of torque. The GT will be paired exclusively to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission and will apply all force to the rear wheels via a limited-slip differential. Cars & Driver got the GT from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.0 seconds and through the quarter-mile in 10.8 seconds at 134 mph. Make no mistake, the GT is built for the track—not the streets. This goes to show that Ford can still build amazing supercars that are not just genuinely fast but truly innovative too. 

Lamborghini Aventador J

Stunning Concept

Part of Lamborghini’s Limited Edition models, the Aventador J is stunning. One year after the release of the Aventador at the Geneva Motor Show, Lamborghini are presenting a concept roadster version simply called the J but it is likely going to only one special customer. Special features include a carbon fiber upholstery known as Carbonskin, a redesigned chassis with twin roll hoops behind the seats and new bumpers with winglets. The designers and engineers in Sant’Agata Bolognese have not only dispensed entirely with the roof, but also with the front windshield. This requires that drivers of the Aventador J must have the right equipment for driving at top speeds higher than 300 Km/h. Learn more…

Lexus LFA Nürburgring Package

A Sharper LFA

To celebrate the LFA’s hat-trick of class wins at the Nürburgring 24 Hours race, Lexus has created the Nürburgring Package, an array of aerodynamic features, suspension adjustments and revisions to the 4.8-litre V10 engine that give the supercar a more track-focused profile. Shown in public for the first time at the Geneva motor show, the performance option is available on just 50 of the 500 cars that will be built. These versions will be crafted during 2012, the second full year of LFA production. Learn more…

Porsche 918 Spyder

Porsche’s Most Advanced Hypercar Ever

With the engineering might (and budget) of Porsche behind it, and drawing upon the company’s experience of racing hybrids in endurance racing, the 918 Spyder managed to undercut its rivals on price, while providing arguably the most complete road car package of the holy trinity. Appropriately, 918 examples of the Spyder were promised, with Porsche digging deep into its motorsport knowledge to produce technology that provided world-beating performance, as well as reducing fuel consumption. As you’d expect for a top-of-the-range Porsche, the 918 Spyder’s performance is simply blistering. This car is far from all show and no go. Power comes from a mid-mounted, race car-derived 4.6-litre, 608hp V8 teamed with two electric motors, with the rear producing the equivalent of 154hp and the front – driving just the front wheels up to 146 mph – producing 127 hp. The combined output of the system is somewhere in the region of 887 hp. 0-62 comes up in around 2.8 seconds, with a top speed somewhere north of 211 mph. Learn more…

McLaren P1

The Winner Of The Hypercar War

Compared to the controllable yet vivacious characters of the cars it met when it emerged in production in 2013 – the Ferrari LaFerrari and Porsche 918 Spyder – the P1 delivered an altogether more sinister side, gaining it a reputation for having more of a bite. We know it is controversial but we are calling the McLaren P1 the winner of the hypercar fight against the 918 and LaFerrari. The design is wind-tunnel driven and it is the most aggressive McLaren we have ever seen. The performance is utterly outrageous. The top speed may be below the F1 – an electronically limited 217 mph to the F1’s 240+mph VMax – but absolute maximum speed is not what P1 is about. A 1547 kg car with 903hp is not going to hang about off the line, and the P1 makes the dash from 0-62mph in 2.8 seconds. 186 mph comes up in just 16.5 seconds from standstill. That power comes mostly from a twin-turbo 3.8-litre V8 – the same as used across the McLaren range, but tweaked to output 727 hp and 531 lb/ft of torque – combined with a lightweight and KERS-fed electric motor, that puts a further 176 hp and 192 lb/ft at the driver’s disposal. That power reaches the rear wheels via seven-speed twin clutch gearbox. Learn more…

Ferrari LaFerrari

Following In The Footsteps Of Legendary Ferrari Halo Cars

Announced in 2013 as a 2014 model year, the LaFerrari is Ferrari’s horse in the hypercar fight. Limited to just 499 examples (although since an additional 210 Aperta open-top LaFerraris have been produced), the LaFerrari featured a Formula-One derived HY-KERS system – an electric motor teamed to a 6.3-litre V12. Some would shirk at the concept of a hybrid Ferrari, but while enhanced efficiency is a by-product of the LaFerrari’s powertrain, this was by no means Ferrari’s motivation with the system. Following in the footsteps of legendary Ferrari halo cars as the 288 GTO, the F40, F50 and Enzo, the LaFerrari had its work cut out from the start. Add to that competition – yes, at this insane level of performance and prestige – from Porsche and McLaren with their hybrid hypercars, the 918 and P1, and this ultimate Ferrari model had a lot to deliver in order to stand out. Learn more…

Lamborghini Veneno

Only 3 Units Will Ever Be Made

Look at every Lamborghini model ever made In the year of its 50th anniversary Automobili Lamborghini is presenting an extremely exclusive model at the Geneva Motor Show 2013. Only three unique units of the Lamborghini Veneno will be built and sold. Its design is consistently focused on optimum aerodynamics and cornering stability, giving the Veneno the real dynamic experience of a racing prototype, yet it is fully homologated for the road. With a maximum output of 552 kW / 750 hp, the Veneno accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in just 2.8 seconds and the top speed for this street-legal racing car stands at 355 km/h. It is priced at three million Euros plus tax – and all three units have already been sold to customers. The Lamborghini Veneno features a twelve-cylinder power unit with a displacement of 6.5 liters, an extremely fast-shifting 7-speed ISR transmission with 5 driving modes and permanent all-wheel drive, as well as a racing chassis with pushrod suspension and horizontal spring/damper units. Above all, however, the Veneno benefits from the very special expertise that Automobili Lamborghini possesses in the development and execution of carbon-fiber materials – the complete chassis is produced as a CFRP monocoque, as is the outer skin of this extreme sports car. The inside, too, features innovative, Lamborghini-patented materials such as Forged Composite and CarbonSkin. Learn more…

Ferrari 458 Speciale

Special Does Not Begin To Describe How Good This Car Is

The 458 Speciale was unveiled in 2013 at the Frankfurt Motor Show as a 2014 model year car. The 458 Speciale joins the Ferrari range alongside the 458 Italia and 458 Spider and, like all special-series Ferraris, is aimed at a specific kind of owner, in this case those looking for an even more focused sports car that offers extreme driving emotions. Whether on the road or on the track, drivers will feel immediately at one with the 458 Speciale thanks to the speed with which it responds to every input and the consequently natural control that it offers, even in extreme manoeuvres. This finely-tuned handling balance enables the car to reach the highest performance levels of any Ferrari V8. Learn more…

Pagani Zonda Revolucion

Just In Case The Zonda R Wasn’t Extreme Enough

For 2013, Pagani are releasing their final Zonda known as the Revolucion. This is an evolution of the track-only Zonda R, that has a more powerful Mercedes-Benz V12, automated aerodynamics and a lighter carbon-titanium central chassis. The Pagani Zonda Revolucion is the apex of the celebration of performance, technology and art applied to a track car. Horacio Pagani and his team have created a car designed to amaze both on the track and in a car collection. The central monocoque is carbon-titanium, the needle on the scale stops at 1070 kg. The AMG Mercedes engine is an evolution of the Zonda R powerplant. The 6.0-liter V12 now develops an output of 800 hp and 730 Nm of torque, resulting in a power to weight ratio of 748 hp per tonne. Learn more…

Nissan GT-R Nismo

Racing-inspired upgrades make ultimate this the ultimate GT-R

Over the past 10 years, the Nissan GT-R has been the subject of perpetual tweaking, refining, and perfecting. The current Nissan GT-R Nismo is the culmination of a decade’s worth of experience, knowledge, and mastery of one’s craft. The Nissan GT-R Nismo employs the same 3.8L twin-turbocharged V6 that has continued to evolve over the life-cycle of the R35. Since its inception, the VR38DETT power plant has undergone numerous stages of updates which have made it more powerful than the version before – the new Nismo is no exception, as the most powerful and advanced version to come out of the Tochigi assembly plant. Producing 600-horsepower @ 6,800 rpm and 481 ft-lb of torque @ 3,600 rpm, overall output remains unchanged compared to the 2019 Nissan GT-R Nismo – but that’s just on paper. Where it really matters is in the exclusive turbocharger design which is borrowed directly from the GT-R GT3 race car. Learn more…

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Coupé Black Series

Mercedes SLS AMG GT Black Series

Mercedes proved they could do it all

Mercedes-AMG presents the high-end super sports car version of the gull-wing model, the new SLS AMG Coupé Black Series. Inspired by the SLS AMG GT3 racing version, the fifth Black Series model from Mercedes-AMG boasts a fascinating mix of breath-taking design, outstanding driving dynamics and uncompromising lightweight construction in accordance with the “AMG Lightweight Performance” strategy. With a DIN kerb weight of 1550 kilograms, the SLS AMG Black Series achieves a power/weight ratio of 2.45 kg/hp. The AMG 6.3-litre V8 engine generates a power output of 464 kW (631 hp) at 7400 rpm and accelerates the most dynamic gull-wing model of all time to 100 km/h in 3.6 seconds. The coil-over AMG RIDE CONTROL performance suspension, the AMG ceramic high-performance composite brake system and the weight-optimised forged AMG light-alloy wheels with newly developed sports tyres combine with the electronically controlled AMG rear-axle differential lock and the AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7-speed sports transmission featuring uncompromisingly emotional shift and response times to raise the SLS AMG Black Series to a new level. The AMG Aerodynamics package is optionally available to further boost the vehicle’s driving dynamics. Learn more…

Aston Martin V12 Vantage S

Get The All New 565 Bhp Aston Martin AM28 6.0-Litre V12 Engine

While we were excited for the Aston Martin Vanquish Volante this year, our pick for the 2013 supercar of the year list from Aston has to be the Aston Martin V12 Vantage S. Aston Martin is taking sports car performance to extremes with the announcement of the new V12 Vantage S. The new car replaces the outgoing V12 Vantage in markets around the world and, with the exception of the One-77 hypercar, arrives as the fastest road-going Aston Martin yet offered. Providing the most visceral yet engaging sports car experience in the British luxury car maker’s current range, the new V12 Vantage S delivers exceptional sporting agility underpinned by admirable long distance refinement. Equipped with the new 565 bhp Aston Martin AM28 6.0-litre V12 engine, featuring latest generation Bosch engine management, the car is capable of reaching 205 mph. Peak and low rev torque improves appreciably, too. With 457 lb ft available at 5,750 rpm – up from 420 lb ft previously – the V12 Vantage S is not to be found wanting. Learn more…

Koenigsegg One:1

1 Megawatt Of Power

For the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, Koenigsegg created the one:1 based on the Agera platform. Seven examples, including one prototype, were built during 2014 and 2015. Limited series of 7 cars producing 1341 bhp @ 7500 rpm. This was one of the most exclusive production car programs ever envisaged in the car industry. One:1 is named after its capability to produce 1 megawatt of power from a single car – it is the first homologated production car in the world with one Megawatt of power. The hp-to-kg curb weight ratio is an astonishing 1:1. To achieve this 1360 bhp, Koenigsegg had to redesign the turbocharger. To further enhance the One:1’s pedigree, Koenigsegg manufactured the the chassis from a lighter-grade carbon fiber. Learn more…

 

 

 

Bentley Continental GT3-R

The best Bentley of the 2010s

Bentley announces the rarest and most dynamic member of the esteemed Continental family of Grand Tourers with the arrival of the new Continental GT3-R. It is inspired by the new Continental GT3 race car that stormed to victory at the second round of the Blancpain Endurance Series at Silverstone, the first UK race for Bentley for 84 years. Blending proven track and road credentials, the Continental GT3-R is a highly exclusive and unique interpretation of performance-focussed luxury, limited to just 300 examples. Bentley engineers have developed a retuned version of Bentley’s race-proven, high performance 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 for this new two-seater GT. Developing 580 PS (572 bhp / 426 kW) and 700 Nm of torque, together with a 100 kg weight reduction and shorter gearing, the Continental GT3-R is the fastest-accelerating Bentley ever. Capable of reaching 60 mph from a standstill in just 3.6 seconds (0-100 km/h in 3.8 secs), the GT3-R is a Grand Tourer with the performance of a racer. Learn more…

Ferrari F12tdf

Radically redesigned and upgraded F12

Based on the F12berlinetta, the Ferrari F12tdf is a radical redesign of the bodywork, interior, engine, transmission and running gear. With an abundant use of carbon-fiber inside and out, has slashed 110 kg off the car’s overall weight. The engine is the F12berlinetta’s 6,262 cc 65° V12 on which Ferrari engineers worked to boost maximum power output to 770 bhp @ 8500 rpm , yielding a specific power output of 122.96 bhp per liter. The engine’s sporty response is assured by a maximum torque figure 520.0 ft lbs @ 6750 rpm with 80% already available at 2,500 rpm, resulting in unparalleled, progressive pick-up all the way to the red-line at 8,900 rpm. Learn more…

Aston Martin Vulcan

Stunning, rare and super expensive. Utterly insane

Introducing the Aston Martin Vulcan – a track-only supercar and the British luxury brand’s most intense and exhilarating creation to date. Born out of extensive motorsport experience – and using the brand’s acknowledged flair for design and engineering ingenuity – the 800-plus bhp, all-carbon fibre Aston Martin Vulcan promises truly extreme performance. Uniquely for Aston Martin, the new supercar – limited to just 24 examples worldwide – will allow owners the opportunity to precisely tailor their track day experience through a graduating scale of detailed power and dynamic performance adjustments. Learn more…

McLaren 675LT

Epic Drivers Car

Offered as a Coupé only, the 675LT will be the most track-focused, yet road legal, model in the McLaren Super Series, with a power to weight ratio that eclipses established rivals. The sprint from 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) takes just 2.9 seconds, with controlled torque delivery ensuring optimised traction off the line. Acceleration continues at relentless pace with the 200 km/h barrier broken in 7.9 seconds, on to a top speed of 330 km/h (205 mph). More than 50 percent of parts have been changed in the 3.8-litre V8 engine to deliver increased levels of power, torque and driveability. Learn more…

Bugatti Chiron

With great power comes great responsibility

Power is required to build a machine capable of the sort of speeds Bugatti had targeted with the Chiron. A lot of power. The Chiron engine is based on the 8-liter W16 from the Veyron SuperSports. The upgrades to the engine now mean the engine gets 1,500bhp and 1,600 nM of torque – available throughout the range from 2000 to 6000 rpm. Asking for a car that does everything comes with its own price tag however, and for a car that’s all about being an absolutely dominating top trump card made real the price is fitting; the Bugatti Chiron costs $3 million. Learn more….

Porsche 911 R

Porsche 911 R

493 bhp naturally aspirated flat six + manual gearbox = perfect

The premise for the 911 R is to celebrate Porsche’s motorsport triumphs of the past, taking elements of the original 1967 car and remixing them in a modern 991. To that end, the outside is plastered with logos running along the doors and stripes running the length of the car, which can be red or green in tribute to the racing livery of the cars of the ‘60s. The R sits 44mm wider than the Carrera, with bodywork taken from the track-focused GT3. That stylized engine compartment conceals the 4-litre, naturally aspirated six-cylinder lifted directly from the GT3. In the cabin things get better still, as Porsche have gotten rid of the roll cage to save weight and fitted this car with a 6-speed manual gearbox. All of which comes together to create a fanatically engaging experience for any owner who managed to pick up one of the 991 examples produced. 493 bhp, 339 lb ft and a kerb weight of just 1370 kg mean that the R has the prowess to match the heritage, and with less sound deadening in the cabin, the 911 R promises smiles-per-miles-per-hour from 0-60 in 3.8 seconds and all the way to over 200mph.

Koenigsegg Regera

Koenigsegg goes hybrid

The 2016 Koenigsegg Regera is definitely one of the hybrid supercars. Koenigsegg launched at the 2015 Geneva Motor and since then it generated too much hype among many car lovers and enthusiasts. As we got used to by this manufacturer, the exterior of 2016 Koenigsegg Regera is definitely one of the hybrid supercars. is made in “batmobile manner”. Its appearance is very futuristic and for sure it won’t leave you indifferent. The basic design is not too much different from previous models and we can say that’s a good thing. Learn more…

2015 Audi R8 V10 plus

Audi R8 V10 Plus

200 mph in a naturally aspirated V10

The original R8 surprised the world when it came out, providing genuine 911-baiting performance with a dash of Quattro sensibility giving a bit more security at the limit. When Audi removed the original 4.2 V8 and replaced it with the 5.2 V10 from the Gallardo, bringing power up from 420bhp to 525bhp things got even better. This 2nd generation R8 is only available with a high-revving V10 engine, and if you opt for the lurid blood-orange “Plus”, power is up to 602 bhp, with Audi shrugging off the trend for turbocharging in favour of its own FSI technology. Combine this with the Quattro four-wheel-drive and innovative part-carbon-fibre-part aluminium construction, and the V10 Plus will catapult you from 0-60mph in just 3.2 seconds and on to a top speed just north of 200 mph. Styling is a tad on the conservative side, and although those trademark R8 “sideburns” remain they have been somewhat toned down, no longer dominating the car’s styling as they used to. All in all, the R8 V10 Plus is a phenomenal car to own and live with, but will it seem a tad on the safe side in this lineup? Learn more…

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Pagani Huayra BC

For those who thought the Huayra was too soft

The Pagani Huayra BC needs no introduction. The name “BC” represents the initials of Benny Caiola, a person who has greatly inspired Horacio Pagani over the years. Benny was so impressed by the passion and technology of the cars Horacio was designing from the very beginning, he made history as the first customer to buy a Pagani Automobile. The Huayra BC is the most technologically advanced Huayra Coupé yet, introducing innovative technical solutions which will be applied in the Pagani cars of the future. This not just a “restyling” of the Huayra, but a product that includes innovative changes in every part of the vehicle. It’s a car that has a completely different personality to that of the Huayra Coupé. Learn more…

McLaren 720S

McLaren latest supercar is damn near perfect

McLaren’s new all-scenarios ‘Super Series’ supercar, and thus the successor to the 650S and 12C. It has an all-new body design made from superformed aluminium with gullwing doors and lots of concealed vents and ducts for a smooth appearance – apart from the signature ‘eye socket’ headlamp-cum-air intakes. The bi-turbo V8 engine is bigger at 4.0-litres, developing a monster 710bhp (720ps), and the suspension is a revised version of the original ‘Proactive Chassis Control’ (PCC), with more sensors, that manages roll and pitch even more effectively. In short, it’s not just a new look, it’s a faster, more capable car. And it features a drift-mode, too. Weight has been saved, to the tune of 18kg comparing dry weights, and performance is astonishing – 0-60 mph in 2.8sec (3.0sec for 650S), 0-124 mph in 7.8sec and a top speed of 212 mph (207 mph). Learn more…

Porsche 911 GT3 RS

Porsche’s most perfect car

When automotive enthusiasts are asked to describe the pinnacle of the Porsche 911, the GT3 RS overwhelmingly dominates the conversation. In terms of outright performance metrics, it slots in below the new GT2 RS in the pecking order. While it may not be Stuttgart’s king of lap times (most notably at Nürburgring Nordschleife), the GT3 RS is still the people’s champion. Like its stablemate, the GT3 RS is a rear-engine, rear-wheel drive iteration of the 911; but it is the soul of the GT3 RS – its 4.0L naturally aspirated engine – that is so enthralling and able to cajole even the most cut-and-dried enthusiasts. Learn more…

Lamborghini Centenario

100th anniversary of the birth of Mr. Ferruccio Lamborghini

Conceived as a special tribute to the company’s founder Ferruccio Lamborghini, the Centenario is a top of the line model which features the best that this legendary make has to offer. It is built using Aventador as a basis, but almost everything else is different. The engine is V12 with 770 hp and performance is just as fascinating with 0 to 60 mph in just 2.8 seconds. Since this is a special model, available only in 2017, just 40 examples will be built, 20 coupes and 20 convertibles. The rumor is that the whole Centenario production has been sold out already.

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Lamborghini Huracán LP Performante

Best Lamborghini we have ever driven

In March 2017 Lamborghini unveiled the Huracán Performante at the Geneva Motor Show, combining new lightweight technologies, active aerodynamics with aero vectoring and a new set-up of chassis, all-wheel-drive system and further improved powertrain. The Huracán Performante is the result of Lamborghini innovations, producing a super sports car balanced between achieving the best lap times on a circuit with the most engaging and dynamic road driving. On 5 October 2016, the Huracán Performante set a new production car lap record of 6:52.01 min on the Nürburgring Nordschleife in Germany. Learn more…

Ferrari 812 Superfast

The name says it all

The 812 Superfast was officially unveiled here at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show but for some reason we missed it in last year’s list so we are adding it here. The Ferrari 812 Superfast is the successor to the Ferrari F12 and is now the company’s fastest front-engined, V12 powered GT Car. The Superfast carries a new 6.5-litre V12 engine that delivers an astounding 789 hp at 8,500 rpm and a maximum torque of 718 Nm at 7,000 rpm. The V12 engine is still located at the mid-front making the car even more unique in the already crowded market and sets it apart from other luxury GT cars. The car can reach speeds of 340 km/h and can go 0-100 km/h in just 2.9 seconds. Learn more…

Ferrari Monza SP1 And SP2

50s racer design meets current tech

These limited-edition special-series Ferraris are the first in a new category that Ferrari calls ‘Icona’, essentially custom cars made for collectors. The company has experience with building special edition and one off Ferraris for collectors so this seems like a natural extension. The Icona cars will essentially be cars that look like classic yesteryear racers, underpinned with the latest chassis, electronics and engines. Think of classic Ferraris of the 1950s coupled with the most advanced sports car technology available today and you pretty much nailed it. The first iteration of the program is the Ferrari Monza SP1 and SP2. Reminiscent of racing barchettas of that late 1940s and early 1950s, both cars look amazing. The Ferrari Monza SP1 is a single-seat sports car with no windscreen while the Ferrari Monza SP2 is a more classic two-seater. Learn more…

Porsche 911 GT2 RS

An absolute animal

With a Nurburgring time of 6 minutes 47.3 seconds, it completed the ‘ring 5 seconds faster than the Lamborghini Huracán Performante and 10 seconds faster than Porsche’s own million dollar 918 Spyder. Suffice to say, the 911 GT2 RS now sits on the throne – equipped with its 3.8L flat-six twin-turbocharged 700 horsepower engine – with an unquestionable legitimacy to its claim. It didn’t get to the top with brute force alone – the GT2 RS is built to be as dexterous as it is powerful. Extensive work was done on the chassis to ensure that the agility and precision of the car were not overwhelmed by its own muscle, but rather, complemented by it. Learn more…

Ferrari 488 Pista

Another future classic from Ferrari

Ferrari first unveiled its new track-focused 488 variant at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2018. Given the moniker “Pista” – which translated from Italian, means “track” – the latest iteration of Ferrari’s mid-engined V8 is faster than ever before and pays homage to the manufacturer’s remarkable motorsports heritage. The new 710-horsepower 488 Pista is the current successor to Ferrari’s famed v8-engined special series, which boasts the 360 Challenge Stradale, 430 Scuderia and 458 Speciale in its lineage. While Ferrari is now taking orders for the Pista, an official release date and U.S. pricing have yet to be confirmed. Learn more…

Mercedes AMG GT-R

The AMG for us

The Mercedes widens their range with the AMG GT-R using a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8 engine giving 585 horsepower. It offers supercar performance but well packaged with Mercedes’ standard luxury to ensure total comfort. Even though AMG GT has been on the market for a couple of years, 2017 saw the introduction of its final performance version called simply “R”. It features the same technical layout as the regular GT, but the 4.0-liter twin turbo V8 has been upgraded to 577 hp and all performance figures are now improved. This means that AMG GT-R can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 3.6 seconds and can top 320 km/h (196 mph) easily. Learn more…

McLaren 600LT

Track day special McLaren. They nailed it

The limited-edition 600LT is the ultimate version of McLaren’s 570S/GT range (think of it like the 458 Speciale as to the 458). It uses a variation of 570S’ McLaren’s twin-turbo 3.8-liter V8, in this guise making 592 horsepower and 457 lb-ft of torque. It has a dual-clutch automatic transmission and is rear wheel drive. The handling is perfectly balanced and reassures you with its predictable nature with the ride a little firm due to its track nature approach. Standard carbon-ceramic brake discs, extensive carbon fiber and that massive wing let you know this is a limited edition car designed for the track. Capable of eye-watering performance it is deserving of the LT name. Learn more…

Aston Martin DBS Superleggera

The most beautiful car in the last decade

In June 2018, Aston Martin unveiled the DBS Superleggera (Italian for Superlight) — the marque’s V12 flagship grand tourer based on the outgoing DB11 V12 but featuring modifications that sets it apart from the DB11 lineage. The DBS Superleggera combines the best of the modern Aston Martins with a historic name presented in a stunning package. While the DBS shares a design with the all-aluminum DB11, carbon fiber adorns much of the body. Lucky buyers can choose from the coupe or the Volante convertible, which offers the same top speed but looks the business with its soft top folded. Learn more…

Aventador SVJ

The Aventador turned up to 11

The Aventador SVJ is the wildest Lamborghini we have seen in years. It set a new Nürburgring Nordschleife record for production cars, running an incredible 6:44.97 lap time. Its 6.5-liter V12 produces 760 horsepower and 531 lb-ft of torque. A host of upgrades over the base model including less weight to haul around transform the driving experience. One of the greatest road cars I’ve ever driven. There is also an Aventador SVJ Roadster version for those who like their open top cars a little extreme. Learn more…

Aston Martin Vantage

All new Vantage improved in every way

The Aston Martin Vantage was first introduced in 1977, but fell out of production in 1989. Later, in 2005, another model was introduced and took the automotive world by storm, but with the Vantage getting yet another revamp for 2018, can it truly live up to the hype? Visit the Aston Martin website and click through to the beautifully designed page for the New Vantage, and you’ll be greeted by an image of a wolf – an appropriate image, in our opinion. This model comes with a high powered 4.0 liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine, giving the hefty roar that Aston Martin is so famous for. This agile, dynamic car is everything you need for race tracks and country roads alike, and with a stylish yet extremely functional and immersive interior, you won’t find a more comfortable drive. Learn more…

McLaren Senna

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…

Lamborghini Huracán Evo

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…

Porsche 911 Speedster

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…

Ferrari F8 Tributo

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…