A Guide To The Most Prestigious Supercar Manufacturers On The Planet
Supercars are high-performance, luxurious, and not particularly practical. They are the ultimate road driving machines. Here is a guide to the most prestigious manufacturers of these mighty beasts.
Founded in 1985, McLaren came to define the concept of a limited edition hypercar when they released the F1 in 1992. This futuristic design held the world production car speed record after maxing out at 241 miles per hour in tests. It was described as the ‘finest driving machine’ by Autocar and was purchased by a whole host of celebrities and racing stars.
Original F1s go for huge amounts of money, so if you are thinking, ‘I need to sell my McLaren,’ you are going to have to use a specialist auction house or broker. Millionaires need only apply, unfortunately.
What list of supercar manufacturers would be complete without a mention of Enzo Ferrari’s legendary Italian sports car concern. Ferrari cars are the gold – or should we say red – standard of super luxurious, super fast vehicles. One model that represents this company well is the F50. The F50 looks like a ground-locked fighter jet – a slash of red metal cutting perfectly through the air.
If a child were to draw a supercar, they would likely draw something that looked like the F50, which was an absolute powerhouse during the 1990s.
The first Porsche cars were great looking but lacked power. Only when models began to be modified for the Le Mans 24 Hour Race did Porsche begin to get a foothold in the supercar circuit.
Porsche really began making true production supercars in the 1970s, when they developed the incredible 911 model. 911s Are still considered to be perfect supercar designs and are highly sought after.
Founded in 1963 in Bolognese, Italy, Lamborghini has been at the forefront of the supercar manufacturing crowd since the first V12-powered vehicle rolled out of Ferrucio Lamborghini’s workshop. Modern Lambos are immediately recognizable thanks to their absurdly scooped body – which was created partially for style and partially to create downforce.
Lamborghini may be known for producing flashy cars for the rich and famous, but they are also a force to be reckoned with on the track. When you see somebody step out of those distinctive gull-wing doors, you know they command a little bit of money in the bank. Flashy, fast, and fantastic, Lamborghini cars are a sight to behold.
Bugatti cars are the epitome of barely practical high performance. Speed and luxury are the only aims of the company, which only produces a small quantity of its wildly expensive vehicles every year. The ethos of the company is best exemplified by the stunning Veyron, which was the fasted production car ever produced for many years after its release.
The Veyron is easily capable of breaking 200 MPH and is powered by a ridiculous 8-liter engine producing 987 BHP in the ‘standard’ model. This is a no-expenses-spared supercar that costs more than a house and accelerates faster than anything else on the road.