Ask anyone what their favourite car is and you will get a different response. They may all love the same car but for different reasons. When the car in question is a super car, then opinions get louder and more passionate. There’s just something about these amazing cars that inspires us, allow us to dream about something more than our everyday vehicles. Brand names that have real history showcase their abilities with their super cars, using every bit of technology at their disposal in them. So here we look at our opinion of the top 5 super cars for this year in no particular order.
Porsche 918 Spyder
If performance is the first box that needs to be ticked on your super car list, then the Porsche 918 Spyder will definitely do the job. With a race-derived V8 engine and two electric motors that have a combined 875bhp, the car accelerates like few others could ever dream. It has a four wheel drive system and low centre of gravity that means it handles just as good as it looks.
When the former team boss of the McLaren F1 team, Ron Dennis, promised the finest car on both track and road, you know the result is going to be good. The P1 combines a 903bhp V8 hybrid drivetrain with 600kg of downforce while retaining the powertraina and handling settings that are an integral part of the McLaren car. What all this means is that a normal road driver can feel like a top racing driver when behind the wheel of this car.
Not to be outdone by McLaren’s use of F1 technology in their super car, Ferrari created the LaFerrari. This amazing hybrid hyper car was first seen in the Geneva Motor Show of 2013 and the first 499 models sold out almost instantly. At a cool £1 million each, the car is already high on the list of the most sought after super cars in existence.
There’s no doubting that the Aventador is a Lamborghini as soon as you lay eyes on it. At seven feet wide, this car is a monster and as the flagship for the brand, it is packed with performance as well as style. It is all-wheel drive as well as having the paddleshift gearbox for lightning fast changes. It also has better manoeuvrability than some of the older Lamborghinis due to an adaptive pushrod suspension. On looks alone, this big beast may just snag the title of the best super car with its streamlined shape.
Aston Martin Vanquish
At the top of the Aston Martin list sits the Vanquish, the flagship Grand Tourer that has everything the company has to offer in terms of craftsmanship, design as well as technology. The brand saw its centenary in 2013 and part of the celebrations saw the design of their new Vanquish. The 2016 model includes an 8 speed auto gearbox as well as carbon fibre bodywork while the V12 means that the car now has a top speed of 200mph.