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7 of the hottest supercars on sale in 2019

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Supercars are brilliant. They are usually the best thing a manufacture can produce and are loved by all. Many are dream cars, that one day you aspire to own if you are at the top of your career – or if you win the Euro Millions.

But say your numbers do come up this Saturday night. Which one to choose? To help you out, I've pulled together a list of the very best. I've missed out on the stupidly expensive stuff like Chirons, Regeras etc as they are full-fat hypercars. I have also not included the very newest supercars like the Ferrari SF90 Stradale as you cannot technically buy one yet.

Anyway, here are 7 of the best supercars you can buy, as of June 2019.

McLaren 720S Spider - Starts at £237,000

The McLaren 720S is one of my favourite cars, one which hasn't changed since it came out a few years ago. The look of a 720S is so appealing and functional and looks good in almost any colour.

The 720S Spider was launched in December 2018 and I've been lusting after one ever since. The 720S Spider shares the same 710bhp 4.0-litre V8 as the coupe but weighs just 49kg more than the coupe. That's roughly the same weight as a small child. Specs remain the same too, with a 0-60mph time of 2.9 seconds and a top speed of 212mph. That's remarkably impressive.

It ain't cheap though, with prices starting at £237,000 before any options. A fully kitted out 720S Spider will set you back about £350,000. Expensive? Yes – but worth it in my eyes.

Ferrari F8 Tributo - Starts at about £200,000

Ferrari has been doing pretty badly in Formula 1 over the past few months, so it only means their road cars are actually good again. Using Clarkson logic, the F8 Tributo should be a cracking car.

The F8 Tributo uses the same 710bhp 3.9-litre V8 as seen in the 488 Pista, with near identical performance figures to the McLaren 720S. 0-60mph in 2.9 seconds and a top speed of 211mph. Not bad then, for a heavily facelifted 488 Pista.

I want to like the F8 Tributo, but it's nowhere near as good looking as the 488 Pista or the newly revealed SF90 Stradale – but I can't deny that it'll be a good car.

Lamborghini Huracan EVO - Starts at £206,000

Believe it or not, the Huracan has been on sale since 2014 but it doesn't seem that old. Lamborghini clearly thought it was getting on so it gave the Huracan a midlife facelift in the form of the EVO.

What makes the EVO different from the previous Huracan? Well, you would be pleased to know that the naturally-aspirated, 640bhp 5.2-litre V10 remains, along with the AWD system. Other than that, there's a new body kit, and a heavily revised interior, now with an additional digital display. It's all good news then.

Performance is similar to the F8 Tributo and 720S with an identical 0-60mph time, but a slower top speed of 201mph. Who cares though, it's a Lamborghini.

Audi R8 V10 Coupe - Starts at £125,445

Now, the Audi R8 is pretty much the same car as the Lamborghini Huracan but more... Audi. By that, I mean it's slightly more sensible, more refined, cheaper and less crazy.

But that doesn't stop the R8 using the same 5.2-litre V10 as the Huracan. The basic version of the R8 has a lower state of tune than the Huracan, coming in at 570bhp but can still do the 0-60mph sprint in 3.4 seconds and reaches 201mph. The more powerful 'Performance' model has 620bhp, a 0-60mph time of 3.1 seconds and a top speed of 205mph.

The R8 Is a fantastic car and shouldn't be ignored if you want a supercar.

Mercedes-AMG GT R - Starts at £146,405

Ok, the Mercedes-AMG GT R isn't technically a supercar as it's more of a grand tourer, but it can hang with the big boy supercars in the car park of your local race track.

The GT R is the leaner, meaner version of the Mercedes-AMG GT. It went to the Nurburgring on a strict weight loss and power gain course where it shed 48kg and gained 74bhp over the GT S version. This means power is now at 577bhp, a 0-60mph time of 3.2 seconds and a top speed of 198mph.

I like the AMG GT R but the GT R Pro is due soon, which is supposed to be slightly better than the regular GT R.

Ford GT - Starts at £450,000

Arguably one of the most talked about cars of the 2010s is the latest Ford GT. You can't technically buy a new Ford GT anymore as they are all sold out, despite Ford still building new ones, until late 2020.

The third generation Ford GT was a controversial model for Ford as it was the first one to use a turbocharged V6 engine. The design for the 3.5-litre V6 used in the GT is very similar to the one in the Ford F-150 truck but I can assure you, it's drastically different. The engine in the GT produces 647bhp, weighs 1521kg, does the 0-60mph sprint in 3.3 seconds and reach a top speed of 216mph.

The Ford GT is a brilliant piece of design and is truly is a race car for the road, and I'd say the £450,000 price tag is worth it. Well, if you can manage to find one for sale, that is.

Lamborghini Aventador SVJ - Starts at £350,000

As I see it, the Aventador SVJ is the swan song for the Aventador and the Lamborghini V12, with crazy horsepower, crazy aero and a crazy price. I've always preferred the Aventador to the Huracan and the SVJ just puts the cherry on the cake.

The SVJ has one of the craziest aero kits I've seen fitted to a factory road car, and Lamborghini bumped the power up too. The SVJ has 759bhp coming from a naturally-aspirated V12. It has a 0-60mph time of 2.5 seconds and a top speed of 220mph. This is getting dangerously close to hypercar territory, but coming in at top end supercar prices.

Sure, it starts at £350,000 but if you buy an Aventador SVJ, you can say you own a car that set a Nurburgring lap record.

So there you are, seven of the best supercars you can buy right now. Good luck with those lottery numbers this weekend...

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