Humankind has an obsession with speed. Maybe its simply due to the chemical reaction resulting in an adrenaline rush, but it doesn’t take away the fact we love to go fast.
It should come as no surprise that we place considerable time and effort into making our cars faster and more powerful. There has never been a more ridiculously quick (and expensive) way to get from point A to B.
We’ve made a list of some of the best supercars currently on the market. Keep reading to learn more about these engineering marvels.
What Make A Supercar Super?
A supercar is actually a somewhat loosely defined term. Also called exotic cars, supercars get their name for the extremely high performance they deliver.
For example, a 2020 BMW 7 Series is a very fine automobile we would love to drive. However, it’d be quite a stretch to call it a supercar.
We are talking about Lambos and McLarens here. These are cars that push the limits of what is possible (and legal).
History of Supercars
Since the definition of a supercar is subjective, it can be hard to pinpoint when it all began. Many people consider the 1954 Mercedes-Benz 300SL to be the world’s first super although the 1953 Chevrolet Corvette C1 can make a legitimate claim.
Jaguar, Lamborghini, Porsche, and many others have made their mark on the history of autosport.
From James Bonds’ Aston Martin to the lineup from Gone in 60 Seconds, supercars are very apparent in our culture. We can even simulate driving a supercar through video games and virtual reality.
The 7 Best Supercars Money Can Buy
Most major car companies across the world have a branch that is dedicated to making extremely high-performance vehicles. Most of the most renowned supercar makers are European.
Do you have a favorite car that you dream of owning or driving at least once in your life? Check to see if it’s on our list of supercars.
Here is are the best supercars that money can buy. 2020 has a lot of promise for automotive enthusiasts.
Lamborghini Huracan EVO
The name EVO is a reference to the fact that this monster was released as the evolution of one of the best V10s in Lambo history.
It can go 0-60 mph in under three seconds and can dish out nearly 450 lbs of torque.
As you might expect, the Huracan has a very aerodynamic and sleek design. The Human-Machine Interface (HMI) looks amazing and will have you feeling something like Iron Man.
Chevrolet Corvette ZR1
American muscle cars are badass and people cherish them across the globe. However, American carmakers have often struggled to equal their counterparts across the pond.
The Ford GT was one of the first muscle cars to try and break the mold. Chevrolet continues to hold it down of the USA with the Corvette.
The ZR1 is the fastest and most powerful Corvette in history. It can dish out over 750 horsepower and goes 0-60 in 2.8 seconds, making it slightly faster than the Huracan.
Koenigsegg is a pretty funny name but these Swedish cars are no joke. If you thought that the ZR1 was powerful, behold the Jesko.
The Jesko is arguably one of the best supercars of all time. Using E85 biofuel, it comes in at an absurd 1,600 hp. That’s just unnecessary but we still want one.
Unfortunately for us, only 125 will be made and they come with a $2.8 million price tag.
Fortunately, Koenigsegg has a more economical option for those of looking to save a buck. The Agera starts at only around $2.3 million.
You certainly don’t lose any quality with the Agera, to say the least. In fact, the Agera has once held the world record for the fastest car when it was clocked at 278 mph.
Ace Hood may have woke up in the new Bugatti but most of us wake up after dreaming about them.
No list of supercar could be complete without the Chiron. This one tops the list of fastest cars.
In fact, it holds the current record for the fastest car, clocking in at 304 mph.
Mclaren is one of the most respected and proven names in high-performance automobiles.
The 720S might be one of the best out of a formidable lineup of new supercars. Its V8 twin-turbo engine delivers 710 hp and has a top speed of 212 mph.
What truly makes this car special is the intuitive handling and superb balance at high speeds.
Ferrari SF90 Stradale
There a few companies that can compete with Ferrari. They offer an entire lineup of supercars that have dominated the streets for decades.
A few years ago, people believed that it was impossible to make a hybrid-electric supercar. The Stradale is a plug-in hybrid that features a 4.0 L twin-turbocharged engine that combines with three electric motors to deliver just short of 1000 hp.
The Stradale starts at around $600,000. However, it’s 0-60 is an amazing 2.5 seconds.
Getting Behind the Wheel of a Supercar
Exactly how does one go from being an enthusiast to actually driving one of these things? Well, buying one can set you back hundreds of thousands and even millions of dollars. However, it is possible to rent them as well.
Remember, they are not ‘toys’ and should be handled with care.
Supercars have left an indelible mark on our culture and even our psyche. Relatively few of us will ever know what it’s like to get behind the wheel of a Bugatti.
That doesn’t mean we can’t nerd out over it.
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