The world has apparently turned to electric vehicles (EV) as the future of motoring, but are the electrical benefits worth the loss of everything supercars are supposed to stand for? Electric vehicles are not as boring as they used to be, with some of the early examples being ridiculous for the majority of auto enthusiasts. With companies like Tesla, electric vehicles are growing in popularity, proving their ability to provide speed and distance, but what about the fuss?
Some major supercar EV brands like Ariel, Aspark, and Karma seem to have found a way to make EV enjoyable, but are they really illustrating what a supercar is supposed to mean? A supercar is designed to inspire both your physical and emotional states with images, sounds, and feelings that you cannot find anywhere else.
Supercar are noisy, difficult to handle, and dangerous for those not trained to drive them. The EV market may be able to match or even surpass speed numbers, but they are nowhere near capable of delivering the full supercar package. The following supercars explain in and of themselves why supercars should run on gasoline.
10 The ever popular McLaren 720S
The McLaren 720S rightly arouses fear in all areas of supercar, muscle car and sports car life. From destroying the competition on the drag strip to a top speed of 215 mph, the 720S is a top supercar contender. Speed isn’t the only determining factor in a supercar, however, and McLaren shows us that through the 720S’s carbon monocoque body and 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8 petrol engine.
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The 720S offers 710 horsepower and 568 pound-feet of torque that goes from 0 to 100 km / h in a short 2.9 seconds. Slightly modified 720S are known to hit 0-60 in less than two seconds and cover a quarter mile in a scorching 8.9 seconds. What the EV could never reproduce is the unique 720S exhaust sound that will make a car lover’s ears beat faster and make the heart beat faster.
9 Bugatti Chiron Supersport 300+
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Bugatti has been chasing the title of the highest top speed for years with the desire to crack 300 miles per hour. Bugatti achieved this feat on August 2, 2019 on the test track in Ehra-Lessien, Lower Saxony, with a record speed of 304 mph. The vehicle used in this record drive was a pre-production version of the Bugatti Chiron, driven by Le Mans winner and Bugatti test driver Andy Wallace .
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There are EVs on the market today that can hit 300 mph as well, but none with as much style and grace as the Chiron, and the Chiron did it first. In fact, Bugatti was the first automaker to break the 250-mile and 300-mile barrier and single-handedly push the rest of the automotive world to improve their vehicles.
8th Lamborghini Huracan Performante
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The Huracan Performante is designed to evoke emotions, something that electric vehicles have yet to achieve. The Performante is different because it was designed to be the fastest of the Huracan models. The Performante has been completely redesigned, with engine improvements, increased steering and suspension performance, the use of ultra-light materials and an innovative active aerodynamic system, all in the name of performance.
The Huracan Performante is equipped with a 5.2 liter V10 that produces 630 horsepower and 442 pound feet of torque. The transmission is a seven-speed automatic and is available as both a coupé and a convertible. The unique design screams Lamborghini and the exhaust notes remind you how much art and heritage is in each model.
7th Porsche 911 GT2 RS
The GT series offered by Porsche is known as a real driver choice that combines track-level racing performance with road-legal drivability. Porsche built the GT as a high-performance variant of the 911 and the GT has an internationally successful racetrack.
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The GT2 RS is a combination of a lightweight sports car and a 3.8-liter flat-six with 700 horsepower and 553 lb-ft of torque. This power is sent directly to the rear wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. This drive combination takes the GT2 RS from zero to 60 mph in 2.6 seconds and destroys a quarter mile drag strip in 10.3 seconds. Aside from the obvious exhaust notes that would be missing, there is still no EV that even comes close to the track record of Porsche’s GT series.
6th Audi R8 V10 Plus
Audi launched the R8 for the 2008 model year and, like the Ford GT for Ford, the R8 is Audi’s top model. The R8 shares many functions with the Lamborghini Huracan without the extravagant styling.
The R8 uses a direct-injection V10 engine that produces 610 horsepower and 560 pound-feet of torque. The R8 has a top speed of 204 mph, which is slightly below the other supercars on our list, but the R8 is the most comfortable as an everyday driver.
5 The American supercar: Ford GT
As many car enthusiasts know, the Ford GT was built with the inspiration to win the famous Le Mans 24-hour race that Ford completed with the GT in 1967. There aren’t many supercars on offer in the American market, but the Ford GT is just the thing exactly the world wanted to see.
The Ford GT is unique in design with a rear that allows a clear view forward and plays on aerodynamic efficiency. The GT is equipped with a Miller-capable V-6 engine with twin turbocharging and intercooling. Both the block and heads are made of aluminum and the engine has 647 horsepower and 550 pounds of torque. The historic GT will be produced in 2021 and remains Ford’s fastest car with a top speed of 216 mph.
4th Pagani Huayra Roadster
Pagani made a name for himself with the Pagani Zonda, which was followed by the Huayra, aptly named after Huayra Tata, the god of the wind in the Inca culture. The roadster was limited to 100 units when it was produced in 2017 and sold for $ 2.4 million apiece.
Both the coupe and roadster variants of the Huayra were produced with the AMG twin-turbo 6.0L V12, but the roadster produced 764 hp and the coupe produced less than 750 hp. The roadster goes from 0 to 60 in 2.9 seconds and has a top speed of 224 mph. This modern work of art embodies the word supercar in every way.
3 Ferrari 812 Superfast
Ferrari is a shining example of what supercars are supposed to be and arguably have the most iconic exhaust note in history. The 812 Superfast is Ferrari’s most powerful and fastest road car they have ever built.
The Superfast is powered by a V12 engine developing 789 horsepower and 530 pounds of torque. With a top speed of 211 mph, the Superfast can go from zero to 60 in just 2.9 seconds. In order to achieve perfect weight distribution, the 812 Superfast has a front engine and a rear gearbox.
2 The ultimate example of a supercar: the McLaren F1
A true super sports car needs extravagance, with the McLaren F1 extravagance is the order of the day. With a 6.1 liter naturally aspirated BMW V12 engine, the F1’s engine compartment gets extremely hot, and what could be nicer than lining the engine compartment with pure gold. McLaren spent 3,000 hours making each carbon fiber chassis, and they even went so far as to have handcrafted the accelerator pedal from six separate pieces of titanium.
The F1’s instrument panels are handmade, hand painted and each needle is individually machined. The extravagance hits an all-time high as each F1 cabin is customized to suit each individual owner. The F1 is popular for its one-on-two seating, with the driver sitting right in the middle of the vehicle.
1 Barely Street Legal Koenigsegg CCX
The Koenigsegg CCX is designed with the global market in mind and complies with global safety and environmental regulations, which is a great achievement for such a small company. The Swedish supercar manufacturer produced the CCX from 2006 to 2010 and managed to create a supercar that can go from 0 to 100 km / h in 3.2 seconds and a top speed of more than 245 km / h.
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The CCX is Koenigsegg’s first production car and has a beauty that will stand the test of time. Only 30 CCX units were made, with another 19 CCX special editions on the market. The CCX represents the soul of Koenigsegg, something an EV could never take away.
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Evan Walton is a freelance automotive writer devoted entirely to automobiles. Evan is a US Army veteran and lives in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Evan has experience writing for automotive companies such as Car Gurus, Autolist, and now works for HotCars. Evan does strongman in his spare time and enjoys working on his 2018 Subaru STI.
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