Super cars are incredible. Over the years ultra-performance companies have taken to themselves to beat their competitors in every way possible. That’s why every other month, Bugatti and Koenigsegg trade top speed records. Today, we are going to rank only the 10 best by means of performance. If you disagree, tell us why below.
- Koenigsegg One:1
The Koenigsegg One:1 is the best car by means of performance without a shadow of a doubt. It has a top speed of 285 mph, a 0-60 time of 2.7 seconds, and a whopping 1,341 horsepower. Also, the car looks simply fantastic. But with those great looks comes a hefty price, a Koenigsegg 1:1 will set you back about $3 million. Unique doors add to a feeling of pure power and performance. Obviously this car isn’t conventional, but neither is its maker. Koenigsegg isn’t your normal performance car maker. Once can see that just from its country of origin. It isn’t German. It isn’t Italian. It isn’t even British. It’s Swedish. That’s right… the country that brought you Saab and Volvo also brings you the best performance car to date.
2. Pagani Huayra
From another unknown carmaker (to most) we bring you the Pagani Huayra BC, the best looking car every produced in the history of cars. Not to mention stellar performance, with a top speed of 238 mph, 0-60 time of 2.8 seconds, and 720 HP. It’s interior is flawless and luxurious, but it comes a a price. Mainly a cost of 3.4 million dollars. Regardless, the Huayra is fantastic with elegant butterfly doors, beautiful styling, and insane performance it’s no wonder why it comes second to the Koenigsegg.
3. Bugatti Chiron
Coming in a number 3 is a popular hypercar, the Bugatti Chiron. This car is absolutely insane and if this list was by performance alone, it would be in its own category. It has a top speed of 261 mph, 0-60 time of 2.4 seconds, and 1,479 horsepower. Essentially it is a drag race and track king. So why isn’t it ranked ahead of the Pagani and Koenigsegg? Looks and price. The Bugatti looks just fine, but a Hermes edition is what really catched peoples eyes. But the normal version certainly doesn’t look the 2+ million dollars it costs. But as far as performance goes, it is in a class of its own.
4. Porsche 918 Spyder
The Porsche 918 Spyder is the start of a new tier that will end with the Senna. The 918 is Porsche’s attempt to rival Mclaren and Ferrari with their hybrid hypercar. And they won that battle by far. It has a top speed of 214 mph, 0-60 time of 2.6 seconds, and 875 horsepower. The combination of performance, visual effect, and technology is what makes this car the top of its class. The Carrera GT-like chassis looks sleek and it is currently one of the quickest production cars ever made. It is truly insane, even for 2019.
5. Ferrari LaFerrari
Coming second in the Holy Trinity is the Ferrari LaFerrari (Aperta Edition). Why is it second? It has a top speed of 217 mph, 0-60 of 2.4 seconds, and 950 hp. So it clearly is better than the P1 below, but why isn’t it listed ahead of the 918 Spyder? Simple, technology. The LaFerrari has the edge on performance by a hair, but the Porsche has more and better technology. The LaFerrari also is just a hair over-the-top in its design element. It is close, but the Ferrari does come in second.
6. McLaren P1
The Mclaren P1 (LM) is the final part of the Holy Trinity (maybe Holy 4) hypercars with the 918 Spyder and the LaFerrari. It comes third with a top speed of 217 mph, a 0-60 time of 2.8 seconds, and 903 horsepower. It shows off its stereotypical McLaren look and comes with scissor doors (unlike the 918). As for why it is third, it is just worse than the 918 and worse than the LaFerrari. The Porsche 918 is quicker and lighter, and in my opinion looks better. The Laferrari performs better all-around. But the P1 is the third out of four in my tier.
7. Mclaren Senna
The McLaren Senna (GTR) ends the tier that started with the 918 spyder. I will tell you why: Top speed of 211 mph, 0-60 in 2.8 seconds, and 789 horsepower. It is only 6 mph slower than the top of the trinity, mimics the acceleration of the P1, and only suffers from horsepower due to its lack of hybrid drivetrain. With those specs, it definitely deserves a spot among the three, but definitely not ahead of them.
8. Lamborghini Aventador
The Lamborghini Aventador (SVJ) is stunning from the moment you see it. It looks like nothing you have ever seen before, and performs that way as well. It has a top speed of 217 mph, a 0-60 time of 2.9 seconds, and 690 horsepower. It is an incredible car that appeals to your sight, sound, and touch. This supercar is a given, and a classic example of a performance car.
9. Ford GT
The Ford GT (2020 Model Year) is the only American car on our list, and we couldn’t ask for a better representative. The GT tops out at 216 mph, does 0-60 in 2.9 seconds, and has 647 horsepower. It is stunning and deserves its place on this list. It tops out at incredible high speeds and its acceleration rivals that of the top cars on the list. The only place it suffers is its mediocre horsepower output. But it still beats one car on this list.
10. Mercedes AMG GT
The Mercedes AMG GTR ends the tier that started with the Aventador. The Mercedes AMG GT tops out at 193 mph, does 0-60 in 3.0 seconds, and has 516 horsepower. It is Mercedes ultimate performance car, and is the safety car for Formula One racing. As far as looks go, Mercedes could have done a little more to make the car stand out, but it still looks very clean. And an AMG-formed 4 Liter Twin-Turbo V8 doesn’t hurt either.
This was our list of top 10 super cars to date, and will be updated annually.