This is TOP 5 supercars 2020 you should look once in your life. Our Top 5 supercars blends a mix of exotic metal stand out performance with stunning dynamics. But in an intensely competitive market who takes top spot?
The definition of a supercar may have changed over the past two decades. But that fact hardly makes the metal content that makes up this class any less sensational.
Here, it’s the world’s greatest mid-engined, upper-level performance machines we’re celebrating: not the very highest echelon of the performance car market, but rather the kind of cars you think about when you picture a modern Ferrari, McLaren or Lamborghini.
1. The First Of Top 5 Supercars – McLaren 720S
Leading the Top 5 Supercars list is the McLaren 720S. The McLaren 720S has succeeded where both of its predecessors (650S and MP4-12C) fell short in our supercar class chart: purely and simply, by topping it.
There are few more direct or effective ways for cars in this stratum of the performance car market to demonstrate their superiority than by accelerating faster, lapping quicker and stopping harder than any rival: the 720S does all three. In many of the performance benchmarks road testers are used to measuring, in fact, this 710bhp blockbuster is a closer match for a contemporary hypercar than one of its mid-engined opponents.
2. Ferrari F8 Tributo
Ferrari will tell you its new F8 Tributo is a replacement for the excellent 488 GTB. But in reality it’s more of a heavy facelift. That said, it’s a facelift that makes use of plenty of reworked engineering know-how from the stunning track-focussed 488 Pista and the 488 Challenge race car. So we can probably cut Ferrari some slack in this respect.
Anyway, its twin-turbocharged V8 now develops 710bhp and 568lb ft, and surprise surprise, it’s as devastatingly fast as ever. It might still lack some of the aural drama of the 458’s old naturally aspirated V8. But the introduction of a new Hot Tube Resonator helps pipe a dash more noise into the cabin. Variable Boost Management ramps up torque gradually, too. So it not only feels more like a non-turbo engine, but cuts turbo-lag to almost non-existent levels, too.
3. Lamborghini Huracán Evo
Only the makers of the world’s rarest and most expensive, handbuilt automotive exotics can now really compete with Lamborghini. When it comes to creating cars of pure combustive drama, traffic-stopping looks and feral, unfettered soul. The Huracan may be the firm’s entry-level model. But it’s no second-order offering when it comes to its sensational styling or its fantastically wild, naturally aspirated V10 engine. A motor that over-delivers in equal measure on speed, responsiveness and audible character.
The face-lifted Evo version gets rear-wheel steering and torque-vectoring. And the results raise the Huracan’s game closer to that of the McLaren and Ferrari. That you also get the 631bhp powetrain from the old, hardcore Performante seals this junior Lamborghini’s reputation as a seriously rewarding, engaging supercar.
4. Ford GT
The myth and mystique of the Ford GT. Stretching back more than five decades to the GT40’s string of successive victories at Le Mans, would have given this car a larger-than-life presence in any class in which we put it. And lends it an appeal that’s utterly unique and difficult to quantify.
Originally resurrected in 2005, this ‘third coming’ of Ford’s motoring legend is a cleverly conceived road-going version of The Blue Oval’s FIA WEC endurance racer. Available in left-hand-drive only, it has a chassis and suspension more exotic than almost any rival. And an engine adapted from than of an F150 pick-up truck.
Though it’s size is foreboding, the GT has an unbelievably smooth-ride. And is refined and easy-to-place on the road for a car of its ilk. And although it doesn’t howl like an Italian V12, the car’s 647bhp V6 can still hurl you down the road with undiluted motorsport venom. A very special car, this the likes of which don’t come along often.
5. The Last Of Top 5 Supercars – Lamborghini Aventador SVJ
To end the Top 5 Supercars list, we will come to a super product, which is the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ. A drive in Sant’Agata’s twelve 12-cylinder, mid-engined series-production flagship supercar is not something you’ll forget. The Aventador’s line goes all the way back through Murcielago, Diablo and Countach to the legendary Miura. And it’s a car with the stunning looks and full-blooded naked aggression to hold its own. Even in comparison with its ancestors.
It burst onto the scene with almost 700 atmospheric horsepower and Machievellian four-wheel drive five years ago. And was updated to ‘S’ specification in 2017 to include four-wheel steering and even more grunt. Now we have the heroic SVJ, which takes an already unmissable car. And turns it into the world’s greatest attention-magnet, thanks to an astonishing bodykit.
The engine – which in the SVJ 759bhp at 8500rpm – is stupendous. Even if its paddleshift transmission isn’t always worthy of it. It does feel hugely wide on the road, and is still a sledgehammer of an instrument on the track. Although it’s developed greater handling delicacy and balance in later life. As for drama? Off the scale.