Rule the Road: 10 Super Cars EVERY Man Desires
If you look out into your driveway the odds are pretty good that you aren’t looking at a Ford McLaren F1. You probably don’t have a million dollar ride and the odds are also good you wouldn’t know what to do with it if you did. But still. Supercars get built seemingly to be flaunted over the every man. Well, we’re going to help you window shop a little bit. Listed below are 10 of the coolest Supercars of all time. Keep reading if you want to hate your beat up Ford Pinto just a little bit more. Just keep in mind that your car insurances decision to raise you rates by a mile will happen almost by looking at these vehicles. You’ve been warned.
Porsche 918 Spyder
This beautiful hybrid vehicle was developed by Porsche and produced from 2013 to 2015. With only 918 total units built it will cost you near $900,000 to get your hands on one. This is a plug in car with a 4.6L V8 engine that can get up to 62 MPH in under 2.5 seconds. Released alongside other more flashy cars like the LaFerrari, the 918 Spyder wasn’t quite as revered as some of its brothers. Still, the sheer technical ability to make something this classy and fast while also pushing the electric factor is almost mind boggling. The Spyder holds the production car lap record in the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. So if you want to bring one of these babies home you need to hit up the auto insurance online options while scraping every spare penny you can find + a million bucks.
2005 Bugatti Veyron
Alright, you’ve made it to the Holy Grail of the Supercars world: the 2005 Bugatti Veyron EB 16.4. This sports car was developed by Volkswagen and manufactured in France by Bugatti. The original version of this car could go up to 253 MPH but the 2005 iteration has a top speed of 267. It is the fastest street legal vehicle in production, the reigning Care of the Decade, and one of the more expensive vehicles on this list with a cool $1 million price tag. Let’s just say that you’ll have a tough time finding satisfying car insurance quotes if you ever buy one of these but then again, we doubt you’ll be worrying too much about online auto insurance at this point.
In life we can pretty safely say that the phrase “more is better” rings true. However, when it comes to Supercars this is absolutely, unequivocally false. The more rare and exotic the ride, the better. We don’t want a cookie cutter car and neither should you. That is why we are opening our list with the Vector W8. This is a rare, hidden gem of an exotic vehicle. Only 19 of these bad boys were built from 1990 to 1993 and if you want one of your own you’ll have to fork out over $500,000 for the opportunity. If speed is your game then you can’t beat its top speed of 200MPH. With twin turbos, a boost that could dial up to 14lbs, and an engine that pumped out 1200HP, you know you can’t do better. Well, we guess you can actually. There are 9 more cars that are up to the task.
1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa
The 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa is a love letter back to the glory days of Supercars, before everyone and their mother was trying to develop one. The Testa Rossa is a pure Supercar that dominated the ’50s and ’60s for Ferrari, winning several 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1958, 1960, and 1961. There were only 34 total Testa Rossa’s ever built over a time frame of 1957 to 1958 and they were released out of the factory for around $4,000. Now if you want to get your hands on a 57 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa you have to be willing to break the old record of $16 million. The bodywork was done by Scaglietti and it was inspired by the Formula One racers of the time.
Ariel Atom 500
The Ariel Atom is probably one of the more well known cars on this list thanks to its featured spot on an episode of the gearhead show, Top Gear. Host Jeremy Clarkson nearly lost his mind while taking the vehicle out for a spin due to the sheer speed behind the 500 horsepower V8 engine, designed by John Hartley. With an unorthodox body, and a 0-60 time of 2.3 seconds you really can’t beat this Supercar in terms of start up speed. Back in 2011 the Atom 500 set the record for fastest road legal lap around the Top Gear track with a time of 1:15:1.
2005 Ford GT
This midengine two seater was built from 2005 to 2006 by Ford and manufactured by Saleen Automotive. This classic look Supercar took on some aspects of the GT40 but it is bigger, taller, and wider. The superplastic frame, aluminum body panels, and friction stir welded tunnel make it unique and elite in the quality of its components. The top speed of the Ford GT sits at 212 MPH and the car has been used extensively across the world in competition. The supercharged 5.4 liter V8 has a rating of 550 HP and the car handles smooth despite all of the power. Not a bad ride at all.
Ignore the fact that this isn’t a Ferrari or a McLaren and hear us out: The Koenigsegg One:1 is the fastest car in the world. With a top speed of 273 MPH and a 0 – 240MPH acceleration in just 20 seconds, there is no car that will get you where you need to go faster than the One. Produced by a Swedish company, this is one Supercar that seems fairly under represented in the world of exotic vehicles. We hope that our list changes that fact.
Some people will cringe when they hear the word ‘hybrid’ but we aren’t among them. The LaFerrari is a gorgeous hybrid with vicious power under the hood and a beautiful shell that just screams ‘speed’. The LaFerrari was built from 2013 to 2014 and it is the first Ferrari ever not to have its bodywork done by Pininfarina. This is the most powerful Ferrari ever built and also one of the most fuel efficient as it reduced consumption by up to 40%. The car tops out at 217 MPH and can hit 62 MPH in under three total seconds. Only 499 of these babies were eve built and if you want to get your hands on one you’ll have to be willing to spend upwards of a cool $1 million.
This beautiful Italian car was designed by Marcello Gandini and produced in Italy from 1966 to 1973. Only 764 models were built, which seems like a lot compared to some of the other cars on this list. However, the Miura would still cost you a cool $660,000 in today’s market and that would be if you are lucky enough to have the opportunity to buy it. The Bertone constructed bodywork is still considered among the best in the world and when it was produced it was the fastest factory car on the planet. The sleek, ’60s design only seems to get better with age and boy has it aged beautifully. A midengine exotic car with a 350-hp V12, the Miura re-invented the Supercar when it was first built.
We know we’ll get a little bit of heat for not placing the McLaren F1 at the top spot on our list, but #2 isn’t exactly bad. The F1 is widely considered to be one of the greatest Supercars of all time and definitely the best of the ’90s. The McLaren was designed by Gordon Murray for speed and a sleek sort of sexiness that you can only find on four wheels. Encased in a gold heat shield with the BMW S70/2 under the hood, this car was going up to 240 MPH before it was considered possible. The sleek seat design also hooks us: one front seat with two passengers fanned out behind it.