Here’s our list of The 5 Best Supercars Available Today!
We petrolheads simply love exotic cars. They look and sound amazing. It wouldn’t be wrong to call these cars the pinnacle of human engineering. They are crafted to perfection through years of hard work and dedication.
Over the years, there have been many supercars, like the Ferrari Enzo, the Lamborghini Murcielago and McLaren F1. However, times have changed, and new exotic vehicles have entered the market. Let’s take a look at the top 5 best supercars available right now.
1. McLaren 720S
The McLaren 720S is the fastest car ever to come out of the British manufacturer’s factory, but it is certainly not the last. The highly attractive 720S has an aerodynamic exterior with sharp curves and lines to facilitate airflow. The entire front-end is designed to direct large volumes of air into the engine for maximum power production. The small cockpit slopes down at the back to meet the engine bay, where an extremely powerful 4L twin-turbocharged V8 sleeps peacefully until it’s woken up from its slumber to produce sounds that best match thunder.
The potent engine produces 710 hp and 568 lb-ft of torque while being mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox. The result of this ‘marriage’ is a 0-60 mph acceleration that happens in just 2.9 seconds. The top speed, on the other hand, is limited to 212 mph.
The McLaren 720S is one of the most technologically advanced supercars out there, with a very sporty yet practical interior cabin. The entire inside of the car is flushed with leather and accents of carbon-fiber. The ergonomic dash and driver information screen is so well designed that it puts other cars to shame.
What’s more, the folks at McLaren have also planned a track-version of the 720s. It will go by the 765LT nametag. This baby would be capable of purging out 754 hp and 590 lb-ft of torque. Thanks to an 80kg weight reduction, the 765LT will also be a lot quicker than the street-legal 720S.
If you have £224,433 ($300,000) worth of spare change nearby, you should definitely think about buying the McLaren 720S.
2. Ferrari F8 Tributo
Ferrari has a rich history of producing some of the most sought after supercars in the world. The Italian marque keeps on beating its competition with one remarkable supercar after another, year after year. Nothing seems to curb Ferrari’s drive to be one of the best in the supercar business. A testament to that never-ending commitment is the Ferrari F8 Tributo.
The Tributo has classic Ferrari styling. There is only a slight difference in the Tributo to makes it stand out from other Ferraris and that is its head and taillights. The new headlights are slimmer, resembling slits. Whereas, in the rear, you get four circular taillights that accentuate the dual exhaust tips protruding from the bumper below. You could mistake the F8 for a McLaren if you were looking at it for the first time. From the side, the F8 looks more like if Lamborghini and McLaren had a child. In that way, the F8 Tributo is odd, but on closer inspection, you will find that this supercar is more Ferrari than you might initially perceive.
The F8 Tributo hides a twin-turbocharged 3.9L V8 in the back that is capable of producing and matching the McLaren 720S’ 710 Hp and 568 lb-ft of torque. The power from the engine goes to the rear wheels via the smooth-shifting seven-speed automatic transmission. As a result, the F8 accelerates from 0-60 mph in 2.9 seconds with a top speed of 211 mph.
You can get one for a price tag of £205, 91 ($274,280). If you want a bit more spice, expect to pay a ton more for the higher-end versions.
3. Lamborghini Huracan Evo
The Italian Bull has always produced some of the most exciting supercars ever to hit the roads. Ferruccio Lamborghini started out as a tractor manufacturer, and had never manufactured cars, let alone supercars, before 1963. Enzo Ferrari had been condescending towards Lamborghini, saying Lamborghini knew nothing about fast cars. It is Mr. Lamborghini’s vision and drive that had led the company to make supercars and as a result the Huracan Evo is here today.
The Lamborghini Huracan Evo is an upgraded version of the Huracan that debuted in 2014. The new facelift has aggressive looks, more power, and improved handling. The Huracan Evo has front-bumpers with aero blades to aid with downforce. The rest of the front fascia remains unchanged. But on the rear, the diffusers are more pronounced and offer a sportier aesthetic to the supercar, a compliment of copying the Performante variant’s design language.
The mid-engine supercar also borrows the Performante’s 5.2L V10 engine, producing 631 hp and 443 lb-ft of torque. The engine roars even louder thanks to the titanium intake valves and moves from 0-60 mph in 2.9 seconds. Top speed is determined at 202 mph, which is a huge upgrade from the pre-facelift Huracan.
The Huracan Evo starts at a base price of £156,034 ($208,571) for the RWD version, and for the more powerful AWD version, you have to spend £195,461 ($261,274). The all-wheel-drive variant is the one that holds the most value.
4. Ford GT
The Ford GT has been a highly successful supercar that has enjoyed numerous victories in the Le Mans championship. The car was later incorporated as a street-legal version so that the public could experience the level of race engineering Ford could muster.
The Ford GT was first revived in 2005 and later in 2017. Now there is a 2021 version that promises to be better than ever before. The new Ford GT follows in the footsteps of its older self. The first car was already ahead of its time in terms of its exterior looks, and so the design philosophy matches that of the older model but slight changes have been made to the overall look of the car to make it distinguishable. The new supercar looks sleeker, wider, and a bit more aerodynamic.
When it comes to performance, the Ford GT has had a decisive change. Gone is the supercharged V8, and in comes the 3.5L twin-turbocharged V6 that produces 660 hp and 550 lb-ft of torque. Yes, the sound is not that deafening as before, but a V6 still shows some grit. The V6 is mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission that performs effortless gear shifting for a smooth and eventful drive.
The Ford GT has a leather-infused interior along with carbon fiber highlights almost everywhere. The race-inspired steering and bucket seats add a nice touch to the overall sporty aesthetic of the interior.
The latest Ford GT has a price tag of £374,055 ($500,000). That is way more than the asking price for any of its competitors. Is it justified? We will only know once the supercar is out in the wild.
5. Nissan GT-R Nismo
The Nissan Nismo badge is used for high-performance vehicles like the GT-R. The Godzilla, as it is called mostly in Japan but also worldwide, does not have very exotic looks. At first glance, the GT-R looks like a regular sports car, but this machine will blow your head off with its performance.
The R35 GT-R belongs to a family of supercars, and each one of them has been successful in their times. The new GT-R has similar looks, but it is bulkier both in the front and the back. The rear has four exhaust tips, a spoiler as well as a diffuser. The front grille has a large opening for the radiator and a front lip to help with downforce.
It is under the hood where this car shines the brightest. The GT-R Nismo has a front-engine setup that includes a 3.8L V6 twin-turbocharged powertrain capable of producing 601 hp and 481 lb-ft of torque. The Nismo variant can accelerate from 0-60 mph in 2.5 seconds, faster than any other supercar we have on our list. These are outstanding figures coming from a V6 engine. The GT-R has a 6-speed dual-clutch gearbox that brings power to all the wheels.
What’s more, the GT-R is a car that brings performance and comfort to the table. The use of leather in the vehicle is plentiful, covering the dash and the steering. All the controls and buttons are also in the right places for an effortless drive. Most other supercars are not very comfortable to drive, but with the GT-R, you could take long trips with your family, enjoy your favorite music, and access navigation. It is hands-down one of the most all-around useful supercars.
The Nissan GT-R Nismo has a starting price of £157,656 ($210,740). That price is a bargain, if you ask us, given the performance this supercar can produce.
Posted by Aaron Scott