The world’s greatest supercars of 2018 (and all time)

When it comes to power and performance, these high-powered cars have a lot to give. Manufacturers have, and are, continually pushing the limit to top each other, with supercars capable of seriously impressive speeds. Production supercars have come a long way since the 60s and the Mercedes 300SL Gullwing, capable of reaching 165 mph. Back then, that was, essentially, a rocket…

The definition might have changed, but that doesn’t make our supercars list any less sensational. In fact, the advances in international and, of course, British supercars have significantly boosted the performance car market. While we already know the world’s biggest, best and highest-level supercars; we’re sharing fast cars that blend a mix of stand out performance, availability and speed. Get ready for the top 10 supercars in the world… This is the type of racing car news you don’t want to miss.

Koenigsegg Agera RS

Koenigsegg

Top mention of our supercars list goes to the Koenigsegg for building the fastest car in the world. This car clocked a fairly casual average speed of 277mph when lapping in Vegas. Not only does it also hold the title for fastest car from 0 to 400kph, it smashed the previous speed record held by the Bugatti Veyron. For those of you that have spare change, it’s priced at a cool £1.5 million.

McLaren 720S

Vastly different in price than the above, the McLaren 720S will only set you back around £260,000. Designed and manufactured by McLaren Automotive, - one of the greatest British supercars leaders in the world - the second car in the Super Series set is superior than all predecessors. In terms of acceleration and laps - there are very few cars in the markets to rival the 720S. On top of that, it’s easy to drive and an ergonomic achievement, built on modified carbon chassis. We love our British supercars.

Ferrari 48 GTB

When it comes to racing car news, Ferrari always tops the list. Petrolheads may have been worried with the addition of turbo, but the best just got better. This supercar signals a massive change for Ferrari. Gone is their classic and well-loved 4.5-litre V8, to be replaced by a more efficient 3902cc twin-turbocharged flat-plane-crank V8. What it lacks for with its previous engine, it more than makes up with turbocharging the 488 GTB. The model boasts outrageous performance and easy driveability. Likewise, prices start at around £200,000 - a bargain if you ask us. There’s no wonder this takes centre stage on our supercars list…

Lamborghini Huracan Performante

Lamborghini Huracan

The Lamborghini Huracan is, essentially, a raging bull. Lamborghini have got behind the wheel and prodded said bull, turning it into an absolute beast. While it may not look as ‘exciting’ as predecessors, the mechanics tell a different story. This model has more power, higher stiffness, less mass and loads more downforce. These advances make driving smooth and the sort you can only dream of. Plus, the noise it makes is enough to make your hairs stand on end, and you’re looking at around £200,000+

Ford GT

The brand-new Ford GT is deserving of a mention on any supercars list. This model is one of the most exhilarating cars, with a waiting list in the thousands. First revealed in 2015, Ford had over 6,500 applicants and a production run limited to 250 cars per year. That £300k price tag certainly doesn’t put anyone off; not when you consider the carbon fibre construction and twin-turbo 3.5 litre Ecoboost V6.

Ferrari 812 Superfast

When it comes to the top 10 supercars in the world, Ferrari is always going to appear more than once. The Ferrari 812 Superfast made its debut in 2017, and has delivered on its expectation. The front mid-engine, rear wheel drive has a top speed of 211mph, which might seem tame for most. However, combine the speed, with the 0-62 acceleration time of 2.9 seconds and the ‘perfect power to weight ratio’. Plus, you are looking at a steal of around £260,000.

Porsche 911 GT3

Racing news wouldn’t be complete without the Porsche 911, and the brand-new model to hit the industry. This is the ultimate ‘everyday’ car, and has been topping every supercars list since 1999. The 3.8 litre engine provides an almighty punch when you start the car, accompanied by a noise that satisfies every car enthusiast. Along with that, you’ve got razor sharp handling that makes the starting price of £150 well worth it.

Audi R8 V10 Plus

Audi made massive waves in the racing car news industry with their launch of the original R8, all the way back in 2007. This brand, with no real supercar experience, rivalled the Porsche 911, producing models that aged like a fine wine. The new version, with its recognisable shape, is aggressive, exciting and a beast when behind the wheel. The power sits in supercar territory, with a 533bhp, rising to 602bhp. The power is impressive for a ten-cylinder unit, with peak torque also hitting 413lb ft in the V10+ - up from 398lb ft in the V10. This bonafide supercar is stunning to drive, with the price sitting at a neat £117,000 up.

Lamborghini Aventador S

The Lamborghini is intimidating on the road, snarling and spitting at every other supercar it passes. At first glance, this model is similar to its predecessor. Look a little closer, however, and you’ll see major improvements, such as the four-wheel steering, insanely more power and aerodynamic updates. At high speed, the updates provide more than 50% downforce. Likewise, the top speed of 217mph and an acceleration of 0-62mph in just 2.9 seconds make it a popular choice for most car enthusiasts. That, and its starting price of £270,000.

Special mention supercars

Our top 10 supercars in the world list wouldn’t be complete without these three below. Admittedly, that takes our tally past 10, but who’s counting…

Bugatti Veyron Super Sport

Bugati

The Bugatti Veyron Super Sport is nothing short of exceptional - once holding the Guiness Book of World Records title for the fastest production car. This might have ruled the roads in the past, but it’s far from in the shadows - clocking at 267.91mph in 2010. While it has taken second place to its powerful brother, Bugatti Chiron, we’ll never forget the time when this was the biggest and best.

 

McLaren F1

As mentioned earlier, when it comes to British supercars - no one can top McLaren. The McLaren F1 is an absolute classic in the automotive industry; everyone loves the F1. Before it ceased production in 1998, more than 100 lucky owners had the model. It wasn’t until 2011 that McLaren produced a car designed and manufactured by their team, in the form of the MP4-12C.

 

Aston Martin One-77

We’ll likely never see a car like this again, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t deserve a mention on our top 10 supercars in the world list. This bad boy is a perfect example of British supercars at their best - featuring a 750bhp V12 and a top speed of 200mph. The model also had a luxurious leather interior to boot - there’s no wonder it’s the Bond brand of choice.