The Zonda was tough to replace in terms of performance and looks, but somehow, Pagani managed to surprise the automotive world again. The Huayra follows their proven recipe of an AMG-derived V12, carbon fiber body, perfect engineering and sublime speed. And that is more than enough to get it on this list.
Audi R8 V10 Plus
The sports car world was surprised when Audi presented the first generation R8. Nobody expected such a bold move from Audi or such a great sports car. In fact, the Audi R8 is a supercar with a mid-mounted V10 engine and design.
But, better yet, it’s a supercar at sports car prices, so it’s available to a wider audience. And the engine is a true piece of art. It has a naturally-aspirated 5.2 liter V10 with a dual-injection intake that produces 610 HP.
The 2000s brought several great supercars, but just a few managed to survive the economic recession. And one of the cars that didn’t was the Spyker with its fantastic C8. However, the C8 was a great looking model with a unique design, 4.2-liter V8 in the back and a respectable performance.
Lotus Esprit V8
Lotus offered the Esprit since the early â70s, all the way up to the early 2000s. It has always been a fantastic supercar despite the fact it had smaller engines than its competitors. But the last and best version was the V8 featuring 350 HP. And, with its lightweight body, the Esprit could outrun many other cars, while still retaining that classic wedge look.
Chevrolet Corvette ZR1
The Corvette was always a sports car but the 2019 ZR1 is a true supercar in terms of power and performance. Chevrolet recently released this version of the C7 Corvette and it features an improved Z06 chassis, suspension and drivetrain. But best of all, it has an absolute beast of an engine.
The powerhouse is a 6.2-liter heavily supercharged LT4 engine that pumps out 755 HP with 527 lb-ft of torque. And, it sends all that power to the rear wheels through an automatic or manual gearbox.
Lamborghini Sesto Elemento
Lamborghini based the Sesto Elemento on the Gallardo. And it is a highly exclusive Lamborghini they designed for track use. It features special paint and an upgraded mechanics and engine, as well as numerous unique details and pieces. The engine is 5.0-liter V10 similar to the Audi R8, which delivers 590 HP. Lamborghini made 30 Sesto Elementos, all of which they sold for $2.92 million.
These are 50 of the most iconic supercars the automotive world has ever seen. Which one caught your eye? They are all amazingly fast and powerful. But best of all, they’ll get you noticed on the streets and at the red light.