What exactly is a supercar?
Well, the definition may have changed over the past two decades, but we believe that any high performing, traffic-stoppable and exotic car to be classified a supercar in our eyes. We have created a list of our top 10 supercars of 2020.
Is your dream supercar on our list?
1. McLaren 720S
We start our list with the McLaren 720S, supercars such as this have the performance of a Formula 1 race car and the body of a fighter jet. 91% of the 720S is new, and the 4.0-litre engine features 41% new content: turbos, intercoolers, cast-aluminium plenum ect. There is also new software to go with the hard bits, and a handful of theatrical flourishes. The doors open to 80°, and the engine isn’t just visible through the rear screen, it’s also illuminated.
2. Ferraro F8 Tributo
The Ferrari F8 Tributo is the new mid-rear-engined sports car that represents the highest expression of the Ferrari’s classic two-seater berlinetta. It is a car with unique characteristics and, as its name implies, is an homage to the most powerful V8 in Ferrari history. Its 3.9-litre twin turbo V8 has won a handful of awards. It’s chassis is the main attraction not only does it make the engine’s stratospheric performance accessible, it also endows the Tributo with otherworldly levels of agility, balance and handling panache. Make no mistake, this is a sensational supercar. It’ll take a full road test to see whether it’ll topple the 720S, mind. Watch this space.
3. Lamborghini Huracán Evo
There is no such thing as a boring Lamborghini, but the original Huracán was arguably just too competent for its own good. Cars like these always find extra levels during their lifespan and sure enough the rear-drive Huracán and most significantly the Performante ramped things right up. Which probably explains why the latter is the jumping off point for the Huracán Evo, a logical move as Lamborghini’s biggest seller – more than 10,000 sold – squares up to its Ferrari and McLaren foes.
Lamborghini claims seven times the aero efficiency of the outgoing car, thanks to a new front spoiler, diffuser and air curtain, new rear diffuser, cleaner underbody, repositioned exhaust (now with titanium intake valves), and ducktail spoiler.
4. Ford GT
Few Fords capture the imagination and dominate the racetrack quite like the company’s exclusive GT hypercar. Its design is both enticingly futuristic and functionally aerodynamic. Its interior puts the focus on driving, with seats fixed into position and most controls mounted on the steering wheel. Its mid-mounted twin-turbo V-6 makes 660 horsepower and 550 lb-ft of torque that is sent to the rear wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic. Make no mistake, the GT is built for the track—not the streets. However, the six-figure Ford is surprisingly docile in everyday situations.
5. Lamborghini Aventador SVJ
The Lamborghini Aventador SVJ roadster is the hardcore, concentrated, and undiluted essence of a classic supercar. It’s powered by a huge, 759-hp 6.5-liter V-12 stuck in the middle of the car. It’s free of turbochargers, superchargers, and any concern about fuel costs.
6. Noble M600
This ultra-low volume, Noble M600 is a handbuilt British sports car manufactured by automobile manufacturer Noble Automotive in Leicestershire. Construction of the car is of stainless steel and carbon fibre. The car uses a twin-turbocharged Volvo/Yamaha V8 engine. The M600 comes in three specifications, the standard; which uses a fibre glass body; the carbon sport which uses a carbon-fibre body and the Speedster which is basically a targa top version.
7. Chevrolet Corvette
There’s considerable excitement about the first mid-engine Corvette, so much so that the first year of production is already sold out. Like the Ferrari, the Corvette is powered by a twin-turbo V8, though with slightly more displacement at four liters. With 495 horsepower, and 470-foot pounds of torque, it should reach 60 miles per hour in under three seconds.
8. Ferrari 812 Superfast
The 812 Superfast is for drivers wanting an incredibly fast, front engined, rear wheel drive supercar. This supercar is more comfortable, more luxurious and more civilised than the old F12. The 6.5-litre V12 engine produces 789bhp and will charge forward until it tops out at 211mph. Changing gear is taken care of with a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox, which has shorter gearing and faster shifts than its predecessor.
9. Aston Martin Valhalla
Aston Martin refers to the Valhalla as the ‘son of Valkyrie’, but that’s not to say it should in anyway be thought of as a lesser supercar. It might not use the same V12 engine as its bigger sibling, but a hybridised version of the V6 engine that’s expected to also appear in the forthcoming Vanquish is likely to be good for around 1000bhp. It’ll make use of a similar carbonfibre architecture to the Valkyrie, while its active suspension and aerodynamic architecture will also be related. That said, Aston also says it will be more useable in the real world. Production is expected to commence in late 2021.
10. Porsche 911 GT2 RS
The GT2 RS is considered the is the most expensive and fastest model among the 911 lineup. The ‘991’ version is still the fastest, most powerful road-legal 911 to date: a hardcore hero with two seats, a titanium rollcage and an Airbus-sized rear wing. A 700hp twin-turbo engine means 0-62mph in 2.8 seconds and 211mph flat-out, plus the ability to blitz the 12.9-mile Nürburgring circuit in six minutes 47 seconds. Among series production cars, only the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ has gone quicker.
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