10 Best Supercars in the World
There is perhaps no better union of power, luxury and style than the supercar. Not only do you get to tear across the roads as if you were racing along the Le Mans circuit, but you get to do it while turning plenty of heads. Here are the 10 best supercars in the world for those who like to live life in high gear.
To call the McLaren 720S a supercar wouldn’t quite be accurate. With performance levels that are well beyond any of its predecessors, it is verging toward hypercar territory. With a 710 bhp engine and the ability to go from 0 to 62mph in just 2.8 seconds, the McLaren 720S is a true speed demon. However, one of the most talked about aspects of the car is just how smoothly it drives on the road, almost as if it is able to anticipate road conditions and adjust itself accordingly for perfect handling.
An iconic car from the grandfather of American automobiles, the Ford GT is the successor to the GT40, which famously broke Ferrari’s winning streak at Le Mans in 1966. Impressive in its own right, the newly revamped Ford GT in 2020 pushes things even further. It delivers a solid 647hp with an acceleration of 0 to 60mph in 3 seconds. This is made all the more impressive considering it sports a twin-turbo V6 engine, yet manages to steadily keep pace with some of the stronger players in the supercare arena.
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Lamborghini Aventador SVJ
The Aventador goes back nearly a decade and has seen several variations over that time. On the surface, it seems that the Aventador SVJ isn’t too different from those that came before it. But one ride is all it will take to show you what makes this one stand out from the pack. It now has four-wheel steering, is more aerodynamic than before and has a few other subtle changes to it that enhance its performance. The Aventador seems a bit wide for a supercar but makes up for its ungainly breadth with silky smooth handling on the road.
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Porsche 911 GT2 RS
The Porsche supercar is a monster when it comes to performance, rocketing along the asphalt from 0 to 60mph in just 2.6 seconds. The powerhouse manages all this with a body that is almost suspiciously lightweight and designed not so much to reduce drag as repel it entirely, resulting in one of the smoothest rides you’ll ever have, feeling much like a ground-level flight. The downside? That roaring engine, which sounds exhilarating on the open road or the track, but can be unpleasantly loud for just a regular afternoon drive.
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What sets the Honda NSX apart from its contemporaries is a space frame design that makes use of rigid and lightweight materials such as aluminium and high-strength steel. When the first model was produced in the 1990’s it was like nothing else on the market. Skip forward a couple of decades, add in a hybrid concept and plenty of high-tech features, and you have what could very well be the supercar of the future. It isn’t without its flaws, however - despite being a hybrid, it delivers relatively poor fuel economy.
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Aston Martin DBS Superleggera
We don’t know who will replace Daniel Craig as James Bond when he gives up the mantle, but this is the car we would expect the next generation of superspy to drive. It has all of the elegance and refinement of the classic DB5 and with its twin-turbo V12 engine, is certainly the most ideal vehicle for chasing down bad guys through the city. It is also one of the few four-seat supercars on our list, and is in fact the fastest four-seat convertible in the world with a top speed of 211 mph. Good luck to anyone who wants to outrun that.
One look at the Bugatti Chiron and you know that this is no ordinary supercar. It features a very streamlined body that is more reminiscent of a spacecraft than an automobile, and is the very epitome of style. It’s not all about looks, however - the Chiron goes from 0 to 60mph in a mere 2.3 seconds and is engineered to perfection, handling with complete ease. Is it any wonder that many car lovers consider this to be the world’s most perfect car?
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The Koenigsegg Agera, which debuted in 2011, had a top speed of just over 284 mph and was considered to be the world’s fastest production car until its retirement in 2018. Its successor, the Koenigsegg Jesko, is not just taking over the title, it is conquering it with a top speed of 300mph courtesy of a 1600hp V8 engine. It is perhaps the last Koenigsegg model that won’t be at least partially electric, which will undoubtedly add to its exclusivity in the years to come.
This is perhaps a bit of an underdog on the list. The Noble M600 is a hand-built supercar from Britain that is produced in very low numbers (as few as 10 cars a year) and doesn’t have quite the draw of brands such as Ferrari and Lamborghini. It doesn’t have many of the bells and whistles of its contemporaries either, going for simplified design and sheer raw power as its USPs.
We have talked about cars that move with incredible speed, maneuver with extreme precision, and deliver an electrifying performance. Forget about all of them, because the Pininfarina Battista is going to make all those statistics seem meaningless. The Battista goes from 0 to 60mph in under 2 seconds and hits a speed of 180mph faster than an F-16. Yes, that’s right. This car out-accelerates a fighter jet, delivering a jaw-dropping 1874 hp. There are only 150 models being built, with just 50 being shipped to North America. Never has the term ‘supercar’ seemed quite so inadequate.
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