Twenty Of The Greatest Supercars
1: Ferrari Testarossa
This was the poster-boy for racers from 1984 to 1996. Ferrari Testarossa gained fame on the small screen as well as the road when it was driven by one of the main stars on popular 80’s TV show Miami Vice.
2: Acura NSX
This supercar delivered 15 years (1990-2005) of practically unchanging excellence. The NSX was an incredibly exotic offering from Japan that could easily keep up with the Ferrari’s of its day without costing nearly as much.
3: Jaguar XJ220
Jaguar’s foray into the world of true mid-engine supercars may have been brief, only lasting 1992-1994, but what they produced has left an everlasting memory. The now-rare XJ220 was a Le Mans-winning, record settling effort.
4: McLaren F1
The McLaren F1 was the fastest and most expensive car on the market when it first debuted. McLaren set out to make the “best road car in the world”, many would agree that they succeeded.
5: Ferrari F50
Sadly the prestigious Ferrari F40 was now made over 20 years ago. Luckily its successor, the powerful F50 (1995), did a great job at taking over the ‘extreme machine’ mantle.
6: Dodge Viper
Improving upon its already highly successful earlier model, the second generation Dodge Viper (1996) upped the ante in a big way by providing passengers with more functionality.
7: Lamborghini Diablo
The successor to the incredibly popular Countach was the first Lamborghini (1999) to get past 200mph. It was also an amazing looking supercar that dominated the 90’s.
8: Pagani Zonda
This almost entirely carbon fibre constructed supercar caused a massive stir when it was launched by the then small carbon fibre manufacturer Pagani. Its breath taking performance has since forged it a place in the supercar hall of fame. (1999)
9: Lamborghini Murcielago
Lamborghini continued their tradition of creating stunningly formed supercars when they released the Murcielago. Spanish for “the bat”, a roadster version of the car featured in the 2005 hit movie Batman Begins. If it’s cool enough for Batman, it’s cool enough for this list. (2001)
10: Enzo Ferrari
A fitting tribute to Ferrari’s founder, only 400 of these supercars were ever made. This, and its beastly specifications, have made the Enzo as respected as it is sought after by its many fans. (2002)
11: Koenigsegg CC8S
A fantastically ferocious first effort from its hard-to-pronounce Swedish manufacturers. The record-breaking CC8S packs as much punch in it as it does ingenuity, as it’s the first car to use Koenigsegg’s unique door system. (2002)
12: Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren
When two motor industry titans meet, this is the incredible result. The Formula One inspired chassis and turbine-design, brake-cooling wheels help to make this supercar one of the greatest ever. (2003)
13: Porsche Carrera GT
The Carrera GT take Porsche back to its motor-racing routes. Taking inspiration from Le-Mans racing cars, Porsche delivered a dynamic, formidable supercar. (2004)
14: Maserati MC12
Based on the much beloved Enzo Ferrari, the incredibly rare 630hp MC12 features an updated design that makes for a superbly sleek and speedy hyper-car. (2004)
15: Ford GT
The design may be based on the legendary GT40, but Ford’s world famous supercar doesn’t look the least bit dated. Tuned by the great Carroll Shelby, the Ford GT was quick to gain a place on our roads and in our hearts. (2005)
16: Bugatti Veyron Super Sport
The original Bugatti Veyron was the fastest road-car of its time. The Veyron Super Sport adds some game-changing tweaks, such as improved control and increased aerodynamics, and proves that even the best can do better. (2006)
17: Aston Martin One 77
One of the rarest supercars on this list, only seventy seven of Aston Martin’s One 77 were produced. With a massive 7 3-liter V12 engine under the bonnet, this supercar is desired by petrol-heads the world over. (2009)
18: Noble M600
Would you believe that this super-fast supercar was hand-built by a team of less than twenty people? The Noble M600 and the Aston Martin One 77 proves that whent he Brits make supercars, they do it right. (2010)
19: Hennessey Venom GT
This Texan-built tornado is tearing up the tracks. The Venom GT set a new Guinness World Record this year. Now it looks like it might break for the Bugatti Veyton’s speed records to become the fastest road legal car of all time. (2012)
20: Porsche 918 Spyder
Unveiled in 2010 but due for release later this year, Porsche has whipped everyone into a frenzy waiting for the successor to the Carrera GT. Combining the impressive speed and power you’d expect from a sports car with an economic fuel system, we’re very excited to see what Porsche has to offer. (2013)