Supercars are what makes our life more complete, their loud engine notes, their incredible speeds, and of course their stunning and beautiful looks. Supercars made us turn our heads when we hear one driving past us, makes us drool when we see one up close and are undoubtedly “super”. Below are the 10 supercars that I think stands out the most from the others. They may not all be the latest but as long as they are beautiful they shall be in my list.
10. Lamborghini Countach (1974)
The word countach is an exclamation of astonishment in the local Piedmontese language generally used by men on seeing an extremely beautiful woman, and that is definitely the case here. The Lamborghini Countach was designed by Marcello Gandini from Bertone design studio and is powered by Lamborghini’s traditional V12 with displacement ranging from 4.0 litres to 5.2 litres. With many bold lines and edges, this car does make for some real road presence and is among the earliest cars which started the supercar trend. Definitely in my top ten list.
9. Audi R8 (2006)
The R8 was Audi’s first true modern supercar and it definitely hit all the right spots. Powered by a 4.2 V8 or a 5.2 V10 taken from the Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4, the R8 is a force to be reckoned with among other established supercar makers. But of course everyone was talking more about it looks. The R8 futuristic design won many people over, from its hawk-eyed front headlights, Audi’s famous LED day-time-running-lights, to its side blades air intakes which channels air into the engine. Thanks to its overwhelming performance and futuristic design, the Audi R8 was even chosen as the car for Robert Downey Junior who plays Tony Stark in the movie Iron Man and Iron Man 2.
8. Lexus LFA (2010)
When it comes to Lexus, the first thing that comes to mind is that they make luxurious, well built, but bland cars. But not until Lexus revealed the production version of the LF-A concept, now called the LFA, the Lexus supercar will be powered by a 4.8 V10 engine devoloped specially for the LFA. Lexus only plans to build 500 of the LFA and limited to 20 per month. Despite the the 336,000 Euros ($400,000) pricetag, Lexus will not make any profit but in fact loses money on every LFA it sells. This kind of dedication in making the LFA without caring much about profit is what makes supercars great.
7. Porsche Carrera GT (2004)
Originally a Le Mans race car which which will be using a new V10 engine, the project was later scrapped but the engine was then resurrected in a Le Mans prototype but was canceled once again after just two day of testing. The 5.5 V10 engine was shown in a concept car body at the 2000 Geneva Motor show, and thanks to the many interest shown to the concept and the revenue provided from the Cayenne SUV, Porsche decided to build the car in small numbers. The originally planned 1500 units was stopped at the 1270th due to new airbag regulations in the US. The Carrera GT differs from all other Porsche by being mid-engined and therefore the distinctively stretched rear body, air intakes, and V-shaped wing mirrors.
6. Ferrari Enzo (2002)
Named after its founder Enzo Ferrari, the Enzo was designed by Pininfarina and was built to celebrate its first World Championship of the new Millennium, in Formula One. Announced with a limited run of just 349 cars, the number was later increased to 399 due to numerous request. Powering the Enzo was a 6 litre V12 engine which produced 651 horsepower and can reach a top speed of up to 350kph (220mph). The Enzo is designed with an F1 car in mind, from large front air intakes to its F1 car inspired hood. It also has a single wheel nut instead of four which F1 and race cars uses to make tire changing much faster.
5. Aston Martin One-77 (2010)
The Aston Martin One-77 was first shown at the 2008 Paris Motor Show but official specifications were not fully revealed until the 2009 Geneva Auto Show. The car will be powered by a 7.3 litre V12 engine and will be the world’s most powerful naturally aspirated production engine when the first car is delivered. The One-77 will be Aston Martin’s most exclusive and expensive car ever made, the One-77 will be priced at around $1.7 million and customers are able to configure almost anything from different rim design to how the hand crafted aluminium bodyshell would look like. So even if you are lucky enough to see one of the 77 cars Aston Martin plans to make , the car will most likely be slightly different from the One-77 you see here!
4. Ferrari 458 Italia (2009)
Officially unveiled at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show, the 458 Italia is the successor to the Ferrari F430. Power comes from a newly developed 4.5 litre V8 engine which is much more powerful and yet more fuel efficient than its predecessor. Technically advance it may be but the 458 Italia’s design is still the one everyone is talking about. Designed by Pininfarina who also penned the Ferrari Enzo (above), Pininfarina definitely brought Ferrari design towards a more striking and modern direction for the 458 Italia. With swept-back headlights, sleek profile, and deformable winglet located at both front air intakes to increases downforce which looks both stylish and functional.
3. Pagani Zonda (1999)
Pagani is an Italian supercar company and only makes one model which is the Zonda supercar, but with many variants which includes engines which ranges from a 6.0 litre V12 for the Zonda C12, to a 7.3 litre V12 for the latest Zonda models, both which are supplied from Mercedes-Benz’s AMG division. The thing which makes the Zonda stands out from other supercars is its bold design. Built on a carbon fiber monocoque, the Zonda is much lighter than most supercars and gives the designer a more flexible foundation to design the bold looking Zonda. From the fighter jet-like glasshouse to the quad tailpipes located at the center, the looks of the Zonda is intimidating and the limited Cinque version which you see here just adds to the argument. Fierce yet Beautiful.
2. Lamborghini Reventón (2008)
The Reventón may look completely different from other Lambos but it is actually a Murcielago underneath, which means it still has a 6.5 litre V12 from the LP640. Despite having the same engine and mechanics from its brother, the Reventón is the most powerful and expensive road car Lamborghini had ever built because the exterior was made entirely out of carbon fiber, making it much more lighter. The striking design of the Reventón was inspired by fighter jets like the F-22 Raptor. Even the inside has the same design influence, the instrument panel for example has LCD display instead of analog dials which shows the speed in the way a fighter jet shows its altitude.Yes this is another limited edition car and 20 were ever made and the price is $1.25 million and yes this is the second Lamborghini in the list but can you blame me? Just look at it!
1. Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione (2007)
The name 8C Competizione means that it has 8 cylinders (cilindro in Italian) and Alfa Romeo’s racing pedigree which mean Competition in English. The 8C Competizione has a 4.7 litre V8 which is similar to those from the Maserati GranTurismo. Design by Wolfgang Josef Egger, the exterior of the 8C is just breathtaking. It may not be the most powerful or handles the best among the supercars in this list but this car is just that much more special. Yes the Reventón looks breathtaking as well but to me it is a bit too technical, a bit too soulless while the Alfa has a soul, a personality. Only 500 of these were ever made and the topless version another 500, I really hope the thousand people who could afford such car would really appreciate it and drive it everyday for anyone blessed with the gift of sight to enjoy and not kept in their garage and leave it to gather dust. Alfa Romeo makes beautiful cars and the 8C is no exception, it is truly just “art on wheels” and that is why it is number one on my and I believe most people’s list.
Choosing my top ten most beautiful supercars was very tough because there is countless other beautiful supercars that I just can’t managed to fit in even if is a top hundred list. The supercars you’ll see below are some of them which almost made it to my list.
Aston Martin DBS
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
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