Once upon a time, sports cars were the head of the car tree, however in 1966 Italian vehicle producer Lamborghini dispatched another extravagance, elite model. This vehicle, the Lamborghini Miura, is generally acknowledged as the first-ever supercar, an altogether new auto-grouping.
The supercar name is commonly given to quick, exceptionally delightful, and frequently pricey vehicles – however these days even supercars have been outperformed by another and significantly more amazing gathering; the hypercar.
In any case, regardless of whether delegated supercars or hypercars, they’re all game vehicles. While a few games vehicles are incredible for a day of hustling at the track, others are more like automotive works of art and are best avoided the circuit.
10-KTM X-Bow – Great On The Track
Some sports cars do manage to combine high-performance with good design, and the KTM X-Bow (pronounced crossbow) is one of them. KTM is an Austrian company that is generally better known for its off-road motorcycles, and the X-Bow was their first-ever four-wheeled vehicle.
Launched at the Geneva Motor Show in 2007, the KTM X-Bow has a top speed of almost 135mph, and as well as being able to accelerate from 0 to 60mph in just 3.9 seconds, the car has also been praised for its excellent handling.
9-DMC Delorean – Built To Look Good
The DMC DeLorean is one of the most iconic sports cars ever created, mainly thanks to a starring role in the Back to the Future trilogy. The stylish design and gullwing doors were a revelation in 1981 when the car was launched, but sadly, the car didn’t live up to the hype when you got behind the wheel.
Aside from a sluggish 0 to 60 time of 10.5 seconds, the DeLorean was plagued by problems during the manufacturing process, and in the end, fewer than 10,000 models were made at DMC’s plant in the UK.
8-BMW M2 Competition – Great On The Track
German manufacturers like Mercedes-Benz, Audi, and BMW have been building high-end luxury cars for decades. One of the best is the BMW M2 Competition, a high-performance version of the already impressive BMW M2 coupe.
Powered by a twin-turbo engine, the M2 Competition can accelerate from 0 to 60mph in 4.2 seconds, and though the speed is electronically limited on the road, drivers at the track can get up to 174mph on a good day.
7-Devel Sixteen- Built To Look Good
A vehicle has to look amazing if it is going to make it into the prestigious supercar category, but some supercars are all style and no substance. The Devel Sixteen looks like the dream car of the future, but despite being unveiled by its Dubai-based designer in 2013, production has yet to start on commercial models.
Should the Devel Sixteen ever make it to market, it will have to improve on test performances which have seen the car trundling along at unimpressive speeds despite its rumored 5000hp engine.
6-Ferrari 488 Pista – Great On The Track
Italy was the home of the supercar, and iconic auto company Ferrari has embraced the concept of a high-performance luxury sports car. There have been so many great Ferrari supercars that it is hard to pick the best one, but when it comes to a day at the track, the Ferrari 488 Pista is one of the best options.
As well as looking stunning – as Ferrari models usually do – the 488 Pista is also blessed with the most powerful Ferrari V8 engine ever created.
5-Mitsuoka Orochi – Built To Look Good
Japan was a late convert to the world of the high-performance vehicle, with the country only launching its first sports car, the Datsun 211, in 1959. Since then, Japanese car manufacturers have definitely been making up for lost time.
The Mitsuoka Orochi, which takes its name from a mythical 8-eyed Japanese dragon, is certainly one of the most eye-catching supercar creations, though this is one of those vehicles that is all style and no substance and would probably be better off in an art gallery than on the track. We can’t really say that the Orochi is beautiful, but it actually looks better than it performs – and that’s saying something!
4-Ford GT – Great On The Track
The Ford GT was inspired by the company’s successful GT40 racing car which won the 24 Hours of Le Mans race three years in a row between 1966 and 1969, and it certainly lives up to the example set by its automotive big brother.
The modern-day Ford GT is a two-seater sports car first made between 2004 and 2006 and then relaunched in 2017, with the current model able to reach a mind-blowing top speed of 216mph and to accelerate from 0 to 60mph in less than three seconds.
3-Covini C6W – Built To Look Good
For a supercar to be a success, it needs to have a unique selling point, but this USP also has to add something of value to the vehicle’s performance. Otherwise, drivers will begrudge paying through the nose for the privilege of getting behind the wheel.
The Covini C6W was one of the more unusual and exciting supercars of the last 20 years, but only because it happened to have six wheels where even the best supercars are still managing just fine with four.
2-McLaren Senna – Great On The Track
McLaren is one of the most successful teams in Formula One, so it is hardly a surprise that the British company has also managed to create a high-end supercar that performs brilliantly on the track.
Launched in 2017, this stylish McLaren Senna is named after iconic Formula One driver Ayrton Senna, who won three World Championships with the McLaren team between 1988 and 1993. The powerful vehicle can accelerate from 0 to 60mph in just 2.6 seconds and can reach an impressive top speed of 211mph.
1-Lamborghini Aventador – Built To Look Good
The Lamborghini Aventador is one of the more common supercars, though with a starting price of $500,000 it is only really popular with the rich and famous. Several celebrities have been seen driving their Aventador which has become one of the must-have automotive fashion accessories.
It may look the part on the streets of Hollywood, especially with custom modifications and outrageously colorful vinyl wraps, but it has suspension and power steering problems that can affect the vehicle’s performance when it is on the track.