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If you're looking for the best supercar, you've come to the right place. 

Whether you're looking to buy the car of your dreams or simply want to dream, read on to find out which supercar should be in your dream garage. 

Supercars a special breed of car and are like anything else on the road. With monumental performance figures that are capable of shoving you back in your seat and making even the most stony-faced of drivers giggle like a child, there's nothing else quite like them on the road. 

Okay, you'll need pretty deep pockets to buy and run a supercar. Most of us will be happy with just half an hour behind the wheel of one. But they're truly exhilarating machines that are cloaked in drop dead gorgeous designs that make them modern works of art. 

Our experts have put together this list of the best supercars on the market today. 

Best supercars 2024

  1. Porsche 911 GT2 RS
  2. Audi R8 Performance
  3. McLaren 720S
  4. Aston Martin DBS Superleggera
  5. Ferrari 812 Superfast
  6. Ford GT
  7. Honda NSX
  8. Maserati MC20
  9. Mercedes-AMG GT
  10. Jaguar F-Type SVR

1. Porsche 911 GT2 RS

Year launched: 2010

Porsche 911 GT RS on road
9/10

If you're looking for a performance car, a Porsche 911 of some description really ought to be on your radar. It's popular for a reason – nothing else combines driving enjoyment with everyday useability as well as a 911.

It might be a few years old now, but the Porsche 911 GT2 RS remains our pick of the bunch. With a rear-mounted 3.8-litre flat-six turbocharged engine, its 700PS will get you from a standing start to 62mph in 2.8 seconds if you can grab one with the Weissach pack.

The ride is quite simply brilliant and if you’re in any doubt about its on-track capabilities then let’s just remember this is the car that held the lap record at the Nürburgring.

2. Audi R8 Performance

Year launched: 2015

Audi R8 Driving Front
9/10

Some supercar buyers might snub the Audi R8 purely on the basis that it's made by the same firm that sells the A1 city car, but if you do you'll miss out on one of the most impressive performance cars money can buy.

Go for the Audi R8 performance for maximum bragging rights. Its V10 engine (that's the one out of the Lamborghini Huracan) packs 620PS, resulting in 0-62mph acceleration in just 3.1 seconds. It runs out of puff at around 206mph, which isn't too shabby for a moderately affordable (in relative terms) performance car.

The best thing about the Audi R8 is how accessible that performance is. Unlike a lot of the cars featured here, the R8 isn't a pain to drive every day. And when you're in the mood for driving quickly, its four-wheel-drive system will ensure all four wheels remain on the tarmac.

3. McLaren 720S

Year launched: 2017

McLaren 720S front exterior
8/10

On our A-Z of the 10 best supercars, M is most definitely for McLaren. The Woking manufacturer is best known for its Formula One expertise, but it also makes some pretty damn impressive road cars.

But which one should you spend your lotto win on? Truth be told, they’re all really rather good but the V-Power that runs through our veins gets pushed around a little bit quicker when we see the McLaren 720S. If you hadn’t guessed, there’s 720PS available from the 4.0-litre twin-turbo and enough performance on hand to worry cars that cost three times the price.

Some people – including us - would say that it’s the best supercar in its class with its perfect blend of going forward quickly, stopping quickly, and cornering quickly. What’s not to love?

4. Aston Martin DBS Superleggera

Year launched: 2018

Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Exterior Side
8/10

Aston Martin might be better known for its wafty GT cars, but none of them shy away from supercar pace. Our pick of the range is the incredible DBS Superleggera – one howl from that 5.2-litre twin-turbo V12 is guaranteed to make your knees quiver.

Like all the best supercars, the DBS Superleggera (that's Italian for 'super light' if you're wondering), is more about the drama than outright speed. But don't underestimate the performance on offer – it can hit 100mph in 6.7 seconds while it maxes out at 211mph. Not that we'd recommend making the most of this on public roads.

A new one would set you back £225,000 but you can save money by looking for a nearly-new example on heycar. A budget of £150,000 will pick up a low-mileage example – a saving of £75,000, or about three Volkswagen Golfs...

5. Ferrari 812 Superfast

Year launched: 2017

Ferrari 812 Superfast on road
8/10

There are three things you need to know about this car. One: it’s a Ferrari. Two: it’s called Superfast for a reason. Three: the ‘8’ relates to the car’s 800PS power output while the ‘12’ is shorthand for V12.

So if you fancy an Italian front-engined rear-wheel-drive 6.5-litre road-going supercar with a top speed of 211mph and handling that is just sublime, this is the car you’ve been looking for. It's a successor to the old F12 Berlinetta and features tech highlights from the incredible LaFerrari hypercar.

Of course, if the Ferrari 812 Superfast doesn't float your boat, there are one or two other supercars made by the Italian manufacturer that might get your heart racing. The Ferrari 488 is about as 'everyman' as a Ferrari gets, while the Ferrari Portofino is the car for you if open-top motoring appeals.

6. Ford GT

Year launched: 2017

Ford GT at Goodwood
8/10

We've already touched on the appeal of a supercar with an Audi badge... but how about one with a blue oval on the front?! The Ford GT might be sold by the same car maker that builds the Fiesta, but its heritage goes back to 1966 when the historic Ford GT40 beat Ferrari at the Le Mans 24 Hour Race.

The 2017 Ford GT has quite a cool story behind it. It was designed as part of a covert operation at the brand's Dearborn design studio. Only a handful of Ford workers knew about it, and it was a complete surprise when it was officially revealed at the 2015 North American Auto Show.

Only a very limited number of Ford GTs are built every year and demand is high. If you want one, you'll need to spend around £750,000. Think of it as an investment.

7. Honda NSX

Year launched: 2017

Honda NSX Review 2023: exterior front three quarter photo of the Honda NSX on the road
8/10

The Honda NSX is possibly the most innovative supercar to feature on this list. It comes with hybrid power – combining a twin-turbocharged 3.5-litre V6 petrol engine with three (three!) electric motors. Still, if it's good enough for the likes of the McLaren P1 hypercar, it's good enough for a sporty Honda.

Acceleration to 62mph takes 'less than 3.0 seconds', while top speed is in excess of 191mph. That's pretty good for a car that weighs more than 1800kg (those hybrid batteries aren't light, you know).

The Honda NSX's handling is impressive for such a heavy car, too, while its party piece is being able to set off under electric power alone. Yes, this is a supercar that will impress your neighbours, even at six o'clock in the morning.

8. Maserati MC20

Year launched: 2021

Maserati MC20
8/10

A 3.0L V6 engine, 630HP, 0-62mph in under three seconds, a top speed of over 200mph, butterfly doors and fighter-jet aesthetics. There’s no denying the MC20 is a proper supercar.

The cabin is clad with leather, Alcantara and carbon fibre, and there are minimal switches and buttons. Maserati has instead opted for a touchscreen display and large digital cluster to control most of the functions.

It’s got the looks, it’s got the performance, and it’s got the customary supercar limited luggage space. Oh, and the price? It starts at a snip under £230,000. Super.

9. Mercedes-AMG GT

Year launched: 2014

Mercedes-AMG GT Review 2023: rear
7/10

If a Porsche 911 just isn't exciting enough for you, the Mercedes-AMG GT is a slightly bonkers alternative that, in GT R flavour, packs nearly 600PS. With a stonking great 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged engine up front and power being sent to the rear wheels, the AMG GT R feels quite old school in its approach, eager to overwhelm the tyres and send you sideways into a hedge if you don't treat it with the respect it deserves. 

It's certainly exciting, though, and feels considerably more special than its £100k price tag (for a used one) suggests. If you really want to stand out, look for one with the 'Green Hell' exterior paint – it's an acquired taste but it's more interesting than a black or silver supercar, in our opinion.

Not fussed about outright performance but want to be able to make the most of the UK's two sunny days a year in your AMG GT? You can also buy a convertible model, badged the Roadster. Prices for used models start from around £80,000.

10. Jaguar F-Type SVR

Year launched: 2016

Jaguar F-Type SVR
7/10

While the standard Jaguar F-Type bridges the gap between a sports car and supercar, the SVR version is very much in the supercar camp. 

Tweaked and enhanced by Jaguar Land Rover's Special Vehicle Operations division, the F-Type's 5-litre supercharged V8 has been breathed on to deliver even more power at 570PS. That sees the F-Type SVR good for a 0-60mph time of just 3.5 seconds and be propelled onwards to 200mph. 

Compared to a 'normal' F-Type, the SVR version is also lighter and stiffer for a more engaging drive. The coupe looks the more elegant, but that'll soon forgotten if you plump for the convertible and are treated to the unfiltered sound of the SVR's awesome V8. 

Best Supercar FAQs

Andy Brady

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Andy Brady

The definition of a supercar varies but, essentially, it's a road-legal car with an incredible amount of power. Today's supercars are generally two-door coupes with more than 500PS, capable of accelerating from 0-62mph in around 3.0 seconds. Top speed is usually nudging an incredible 200mph.

The best supercar really depends on your requirements. Our money would probably go on the Audi R8 - it's certainly one of the most useable supercars on the market, and its V10 engine never gets boring. The Ferrari 488 is a more exciting choice and will turn more heads, while the Mercedes-AMG also feels incredibly special.

This probably depends on your definition of a supercar. The Porsche 911 is relatively commonplace, which means values aren't super high. If you're supercar shopping on a budget, you won't go wrong with a used Porsche 911 of some description.

This will depend on your definition. Porsche and Mercedes both produce supercars that shouldn’t leave you on the phone to the AA. But surely Ferrari’s ‘XX’ cars which aren’t even road legal, get flown out to a track day, and come with their own engineers are the height of reliability.

Which supercar has the best handling depends on your driving style. If you thrive on go-kart like thrills that leave you sawing at the wheel then you probably aren’t going to enjoy a McLaren which thrives on smooth, precise inputs.

Assuming you’re after something road legal, the fastest in terms of top speed is the Koenigsegg Jesko Absolut with a claimed 330mph… although quite where you’d be able to hit that figure, we’re not sure. There aren’t many tracks with a 5.5-mile straight….

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