The world of supercars has been a pretty fascinating one for enthusiasts ever since the 1960s when the first supercar prototype was unveiled to an eagerly awaiting audience at the 1966 Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland.
Basically, high-performance but street-legal sports cars, supercars, even though made exclusively for the super-rich (or how else can you afford them if you aren’t?), have gathered keen, enthusiastic, and faithful fans from all over the world irrespective of their financial class.
The best in motorsport technology through innovative body components, luxurious interior designs, aerodynamics, acceleration, speed, and other factors were considered as we bring to you the 10 best supercars available in 2019.
10 Lamborghini Aventador SVJ
The manufacturers of Lamborghini really went in hard on this production, carrying out a total rework of its predecessor’s engine, the Aventador SVJ engine generates a power output of 770 PS (566kW; 759 hp) at 8,500 rpm 531 lb-ft of torque at 6,750 rpm. The SVJ also boasts of acceleration to 62 mph in 2.8 seconds, 124 mph in 8.6 and a top speed in excess of 217 mph.
The SVJ uses the newly introduced “Aerodynamica Lamborghini Attiva” system from Lamborghini which helps it attain 40% more downforce than its predecessors. Also noteworthy, that in July 2018 at the Nurburgring Nordschleife tracks, a prototype of the SVJ variant beat the record initially set by Porshe 911 GT2 RS.
9 Porsche 911 GT2 RS
Porsche AG, a German automobile company through years of extensive research and multiple test runs have birthed the 911 GT2 RS - the best and fastest of all their cars. First introduced in 1993, the car has achieved the fastest lap at various racetracks that include Nurburgring Nordschleife and The Bend Motorsport Park, among other tracks.
Fitted with a 3.8-liter flat-size engine that cranks out 700hp and 553 lb-ft of torque, this monstrous power is then sent to the rear wheels through a seven-speed dual clutch automatic transmission for the ultimate speed experience. In the 911 GT2 RS, Porsche has created a road monster – and we totally love it.
8 McLaren 570S
British Car Company, McLaren Automotive isn’t relenting in their quest to outperform their supercar production rivals and at this rate, they might achieve that feat. A venture – more of an adventure though – started as far back as 1985 by Ron Dennis got a new life recently through some mergers and acquisitions leading to the release of the 570S.
With a 3.8-liter engine, producing 562 hp and 443 lb-ft of torque, this beauty does 60 mph in 3 seconds at an impressive top speed of 204 mph. Furnished with state-of-the-art technology expected of modern supercars, not many cars can outperform the McLaren 570S.
7 Mercedes-AMG GT R
It’s popular knowledge that Mercedes-AMG never disappoints, and with the GT R that popular knowledge definitely remains valid. The GT R is also claimed to have gotten the best integration of motorsport technology ever assembled by Mercedes-AMG.
Introduced as a high-performance variant of the GT in 2016, the GT R is fitted with a specially tuned M178 engine that has an output of 577 hp at 6,250 rpm and 516 lb-ft of torque at 5,500 rpm. It accelerates to 62 mph in 3.6 seconds and also claims to do 198 mph in top speed. At the Nurburgring Nordschleife track, the GT R completed a lap in 7:10.92 netting it 7th position for street legal cars in 2019.
6 Ferrari 488 Pista
Produced as a sequel to the 458, the Ferrari 488 is a classic automobile beast. It didn’t end there as the Pista was later made as a variant of the 488. Some mechanical and exterior modifications were introduced for improved overall performance and capability in comparison to GTB. These modifications have led the Pista to a total downforce that is 20% less than that produced by the GTB.
The use of Carbon Fiber and Alcantara for the interior as an alternative to Aluminum has greatly reduced the weight of the car leading to it been said to have the best weight-to-power ratio of any street-legal Ferrari.
5 McLaren 720S
The McLaren 720S is the first release in the company’s quest to release 15 all new cars by 2022. Unlike its predecessor (the McLaren 650S, which uses the M838T) the 720S has a totally new 4.0L twin-turbocharged V8 engine – the M840T. The car got its name from the engine power output of 720 PS at 7,000 rpm and torque of 568 lb-ft at 5,500 rpm.
The 720S consolidated its supercar status with acceleration to 62mph in 2.9 seconds, to 124mph in 7.8 seconds and a top speed of 212 mph. Alcantara, carbon fiber and Weir leather were all used to give the interior the ultimate luxury finishing.
4 Ford GT
Ford started the production of its second generation GT in 2017. Running on a 3.5 L Twin-turbocharged Ford EcoBoost V6 engine with a power output of 647 hp and 550 lb-ft of torque, combined with its aerodynamic design and modern technology in body design, the GT is definitely a super sports car.
The car is documented to have had arguably the best power output of any production car and also because of its lightweight carbon fiber body composition; it’s said to exhibit probably the best power-to-weight ratio of any car as at the time of its production.
3 McLaren 600LT
Lighter, longer and more powerful, the 600LT is only the 4th car to receive the LT (Longtail) name in 20years of production and is ahead of others in the McLaren’s sports car series. With an incredibly low weight of 2,749 pounds, this LT is powered by a twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter V8 engine producing 592 horse-power with 457 pound-feet of torque.
The reduced weight also helps with the speed, achieving 62mph in just 2.9 seconds and 124mph in 8.2 seconds and a top speed of 204mph. McLaren calls it the new benchmark for its sports cars; a track animal unleashed on the road.
2 Ferrari 812 Superfast
With a name like that – Superfast – you’ll definitely expect some sort of incredible top speed from this elegantly crafted piece of an automobile and rightfully so, it’s lived up to its name. Boasting of an acclaimed top speed of 211mph and 62 mph acceleration in a time of 2.9 seconds, the Superfast is truly a speed merchant.
Generating a power output of 800PS (588 kW; 789 hp) at 8,500 rpm and 530 lb-ft of torque at 7,000 rpm through a 6.5-liter engine, the Superfast is said to possess the most powerful naturally aspirated car engine ever made as of 2018.
1 Lamborghini Huracán Performante
Italian car company Lamborghini introduced the Performante as a variant of the Huracán in 2017 at The Geneva Motor Show. The Performante adopted the use of carbon fiber and forged aluminum for its bumpers, side skirts and other body parts among other changes, thereby reducing its weight drastically even up to 40kg.
The Performante has an incredible acceleration of up to 62 mph in 2.9 seconds, 124 mph in 6 seconds and total theoretical speed of 218 mph, this incredible speed ability led its prototype to a record-breaking lap time of 6:52.01, in 2016. A road monster.