20 Supercars That Rocked The World

While its unlikely that many of us will ever get the chance to own a supercar, we can still enjoy the craziness of the most expensive cars out there. We’ve created a list of our favourite 20.

Pagani Hauyra 

Successor to the Zonda, the Hauyra was named “The Hypercar of the Year 2012” by Top Gear magazine and has recieved universal praise. Only 100 were built, but that hasn’t stopped it from being one of the coolest cars on the road today.

Powered by a twin-turbo, 720 hp Mercedes-AMG V12 engine developed specifically for the car, the Hauyra could reach just shy of 240 mph and hit 60 mph in under 3 seconds. Not only is the Hauyra’s engine a masterpiece, but it looks a treat as well. A real supercar for the modern age.

Jaguar XJ220

One of those cars that was better in the design room than on the road, the Jaguar XJ220 has a love/hate relationship with many car enthusiasts. Originally the car was promised to have a burly V12 and a advanced four-wheel-drive system, but what we got was a car that was powered by the V6 from a MG Metro 6R4. While this was a disappointment to many, the 6R4 engine was no hairdryer and and the XJ220 held the record for the world’s fastest production car from 1994 to 1998. An impressive feat for the world’s best/worst supercar.

Ford GT

Ford’s GT supercar drew inspiration from the infamous GT40 racing car of the 1960’s and we think its one of the best looking supercars of all time. The first generation was produced from 2005-2006 and featured a 5.4-litre V8 engine producing 550 hp. The new generation from 2017 has a 3.5-litre twin-turbocharged EcoBoost V6 making an impressive 647 hp. While we’ll have to see how the new GT goes, the first generation was an instant classic and will remain one of the greatest supercars ever built.

McLaren P1 

What is seen as the successor to the F1, the hybrid P1 showed the world the electric power combined with petrol goodness didn’t need to be just for eco-warriors. The P1 combined a 737 hp 3.9-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine with a 178 hp electric motor, for a total of 916 hp. McLaren then encased all this power in a carbon composite body to develop one of the top supercars today. Its just a shame all 375 sold out instantly.

Ferrari LaFerrari

The Ferrari LaFerrari, or just LaFerrari is meant to be the ultimate expression of what the car company is about, and we think they have delivered in spades. Compared to the old F40, LaFerrari is a technological masterpiece and is what modern day supercars are about.

A 6.2-litre naturally aspirated V12 engine generating 801 hp was combined with a lithium ion battery pack for a total of 963 hp. This means you’ll get from 0-62 mph in under three seconds, which means you’ll have enough time to stop off and get some new underwear along the way.

Porsche 918 Spyder

While the Porsche 918 Spyder was seen in somewhat of a lesser light than the McLaren P1 and the Ferrari LaFerrari, it was in no way any less impressive. With a 607 hp V8 mated to one electric motor per axle for 887 hp, the 918 can hit 62 mph in 2.5 seconds and hit a top speed of 210 mph. The Porsche may be the understated of the trio, but in many ways that suits the car and we like that.

Porsche 959 

Porsche’s 959 was originally manufactured as a Group B rally car and then later as a production car to satisfy the FIA’s rules requiring 200 street legal cars to be built. At the time it was the world’s fastest street-legal production car with a top speed of 195 mph.

Compared to the Ferrari F40, the 959 was about as technologically advanced as they come. At the time it was hailed as the most advanced road cars ever built and was the inspiration of many cars to come.

The Porsche-Steuer Hupplung (PSK) all-wheel drive system is still one of the most advanced systems every created and could change the torque distribution to suit the corners. Many manufacturers have developed a similar approach for supercars and rally cars since.

Koenigsegg Regera 

With a name that seems to keep on going on and on, the Koenigsegg Regera can certainly keep on going faster and faster with 1476 hp on tap. At the heart of this monstrosity sits a 5.0-litre twin turbo V8, but the Swedish firm have added three electric motors to give it a bit more oomph.

Koenigsegg have a history of firsts and while the bigger manufacturers – McLaren, Ferrari, Porsche – have more resources, the Swedish car company has produced some revolutionary products. For the Regera they have managed to bring in a F1 cell pack for the electric motors and produced a car that has no gearbox.

NextEV NIO EP9 

Now we are probably going to get some hate for including this, but there’s no doubting that the Next EV NIO EP9 is one of the most impressive cars out there today. With a ludicrous 1341 hp, a top speed of 194 mph and 0-186 mph time of a mere 15.9 seconds, the EP9 is no slouch. Additionally, it also holds the record for the fastest electric production car lap around the Nurburgring at 7:05.12. Now lets see a second lap.

Gumpert Apollo Sport

Possibly the ugliest supercar on this list, the Gumpert’s name isn’t what we envisage when we think of sexy supercars. While the name and looks might not be up there with the best the performance certainly is. A quad-turbo 4.2-litre Audi V8 propels the Gumpert up to 223.9 mph and apparently it generates so much downforce you could drive it on the roof of a tunnel at full speed. I suppose there has to be one benefit of that ugly bodywork, we now just need to find someone who’s willing to give it a go.

Ferrari 250 GTO 

Considered to be the ultimate classic, Ferrari’s 250 GTO is quite possibly the best looking car ever made to us at Garage Dreams. Many seem to agree with us as the fetched upwards of €50 million a couple of years ago, making it the most expensive car ever sold.

Produced from 1962 to 1964, the 250 GTO was powered by Ferrari’s Tipo 168/62 V12 engine. Only 39 were produced and the car made it to the top of Motor Trend Classic’s “Greatest Ferraris of All Time” list.

Aston Martin On-77

Contender for one of the best looking cars, Aston Martin’s One-77 was as awe inspiring as it was expensive. At £1,150,000 it was hard to imagine who would buy this machine, which is even more crazy when you consider the Sultan of Brunei bought ten of these to add to his 7000 supercar collection.

It featured a 7.3-litre naturally aspirated V12 engine with 750 hp and was claimed to be the most powerful naturally aspirated production engine by the company. Only 77 of these were built so your chances of seeing one are probably on the low side, oh well.. there’s always YouTube.

Lamborghini Aventador LP750-4 Superveloce

As ridiculous as the name sounds, the LP750-4 is in someway the ultimate supercar. Lamborghini’s are really the definition of a supercar and the LP750-4 is one of the best. A 750 hp V12 propels the stripped out Lambo to insane speeds and just looking at it you know you are going to be in for a wild ride. Hopelessly impractical, the LP750-4 is what we love about supercars and we wish more manufacturers would follow the Italian company’s lead.

McLaren F1 

What is considered to many as the greatest supercar every built, the McLaren F1 was like nothing anybody had seen before. Conceived by Ron Dennis and F1 designer Gordon Murray, the car turned out to be one of the most legendary vehicles every built and is still the benchmark for many cars today.

A 6-litre BMW V12 engine encased in a gold heat shield powered the car to an unbelievable 240 mph, ushering in a new era of motoring. A central seating position meant for driver focused cockpit and you could even bring two other mates along for the glorious ride.

Lexus LFA

The Lexus LFA is one of the most bonkers cars to come out of the land of the rising sun, and one of the most expensive. Toyota started developing the LFA in the early 2000’s, but it wasn’t until late in the decade when we got to see the fruits of their labour.

With a even firing 4.8-litre even firing V10 engine and a carbon fibre body, the LFA was an absolute screamer and sounded like one to.

While many criticized its high price, almost all concluded it was one of the best driving cars ever made and gave many supercars a run for their money. Like other Japanese performance cars it could keep going all day and then drive you to the shops in comfort.

Lamborghini Countach 

Uncomfortable, unreliable and hopelessly impractical, the Lamborghini Countach is what a supercar should be. While the Countach might not be the fastest today, it proves one point, ‘Looking fast is more important than going fast’. The Countach was the ultimate pin-up car back in the day and was more for the Hollywood set than anyone else.

Powered by a V12 engine, the original Countach may have the performance of a hot hatch today, but who cares.  A number of different models were made with the fastest production one being the 5000 QV with a top speed of 179 mph and a 0-62 mph time of 4.9 seconds. Not bad for a poster.

Nissan GT-R

While we often think of exotic European cars when we think of supercars, the Japanese have made some world beaters over the years, and the Nissan GT-R is one of them. The Successor to the Skyline GT-R (R34), the GT-R (R35) is a supercar for the everyday driver.

Compared to most supercars, the GT-R is an absolute bargain and can even fit your kids in the back. While the 3.8-litre twin-turbo V6 doesn’t sound all that exciting compared to other supercars, the Nissan is the ultimate giant killer. With a lap time around the Nurburgring of 7:24.22, the car is one of the fastest supercars on the planet and it probably won’t break down.

Ferrari F40

What many consider to be one of the greatest Ferrari’s’, the F40 was about as raw and insane as a 80’s supercar could get. With the weight of a hatchback and that beautiful 484 hp 2.9-litre twin turbo V8 engine, the F40 was ferociously fast. It was as simple as it gets compared to its competition at the time and isn’t a bad looker as well.

It was built to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the company and was the last car Enzo Ferrari personally approved, what a fitting end. Originally planned with a production run of 400, the Italian car company manufactured over 1,300 in total.

Bugatti Veyron 

What greatest supercar list could be complete without the Bugatti Veyron. VW wanted the fastest car out there with the Veyron and they wanted the driver to get there in comfort. The world hadn’t seen anything like it since the McLaren F1 and saying the world cheap on the design team meant you were probably shown the door.

With a monstrous quad-turbocharged, 8-litre, W16 engine with 1000 hp, the Veyron crushed its competition. It held the top speed world record for production cars for a number of years with a speed run of 254.04 mph. Apparently the tyres would last a mere 15 minutes at that speed and the fuel even less. A Super Sport version came later which was even faster.

Honda NSX

One of the all time greatest cars ever built and a big favourite at Garage Dreams. The Honda NSX (New Sportscar eXperimental) showed the world that exotic sportscars didn’t have to be just for a weekend back-country blast, but could also be everyday drivers as well.

Honda’s intention with the NXS was to provide a car that could meet or exceed the performance of a V8 engined Ferrari, while offering reliability and a lower price point. This was done by fitting a 3.0L V6 VTEC engine in the middle of the car that drove the rear wheels. In doing so, Honda produced a 270 hp masterpiece that had input from the late Formula One World Champion, Aryton Senna and styling ques from a F-16 fighter jet.

 

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