With lots of people striving to find their favourite car of 2019, I thought it would be best if I have a look another look at the rest of the decade. What are the best cars from the 2010s, in my opinion? You're about to find out.
2010: Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
As a spiritual successor to the legendary 300SL, the SLS AMG had a lot to prove when it was introduced in 2009, its 563 horsepower V8 was the most powerful naturally aspirated production V8 engine ever. A roadster variant was introduced in 2011.
It was faster than the Ferrari F50 around the Nürburgring and arguably more beautiful than even the SLR McLaren it replaced. The SLS AMG was quick on the track and smooth on the road - the ultimate gentleman's supercar.
2011: Koenigsegg Agera
The agressive Agera is probably best-known for holding many automotive records, including being the world's fastest production car. In the first production version lies a twin-turbocharged 5 litre V8 producing just shy of 1000 horsepower and 811 lbs/ft of torque. It's good to look at, too.
More powerful versions have been produced, such as the One: 1, which has 1341 horsepower (1360PS) to 1360 kilograms. But by far the most well-known is the more advanced RS. This model has an official straight-line speed of 285mph and solidified Koenigsegg's place in history.
2012: Lexus LFA
Before the LFA came about, Lexus was well-known for making luxury saloons that were well-built but rather bland. After two concept cars, the awesome production LFA was finally shown in 2009 and slated for a 2010 release.
A passionate Japanese design paired with a perfect 4.8 litre V10 was a bold move for Lexus, but the LFA proved to be one of the best cars of the 2010s, if not one of the greatest of all time. It was more expenisve than most supercars, but it probably deserved the hefty $400,000 price tag.
2013: McLaren P1
There have been many arguments about which car in the Holy Trinity is the best - the Ferarri LaFerarri, Porsche 918 Spyder or McLaren P1? All three of the cars make use of a hybrid powertrain, and the P1 comes second, squeezing out upwards of 900 horsepower.
It's not the power, speed or lap times that make the P1 the best of the bunch, but rather it has the looks, charm and control of the devil on amphetamines. And whilst its more civil alternatives offer either more power or 4 wheel drive, the P1 is a pure drivers car for the track.
2014: Nissan GT-R Nismo
Despite minor changes along the way, the GT-R is not much different than it was in 2007: an affordable, powerful sports car offered with four wheel drive. The design is unique and so is the formula, so Nissan kept it pretty much the same throughout.
By far the greatest variant is the Nismo, a track-focused variant. Power from the twin-turbocharged V6 is increased to just shy of 600 horsepower and weight is reduced by 17 kilograms, making this the ultimate iteration of Nissan's legendary GT-R.
2015: Aston Martin Vulcan
This high performance car from Aston Martin has an angry appearance and a monstrous 7 litre naturally aspirated V12. This powerplant is capable of producing 820 horsepower as well as 575 lbs/ft of torque, an impressive feat for a car that weighs the same as an ordinary hatchback.
With an extra-sleek body, the Vulcan can produce its own weight in downforce at a maximum estimated speed of 225 miles per hour. This Aston is not road legal, but who needs a road when you've got access to a track and an utterly exhilarating machine?
2016: Mazda MX-5 ND
In 1989, Mazda made their own attempt to bring back the charm of lightweight sports cars. The MX-5 proves that you don't need power to go fast, and has done so for 30 years. With model years starting in 2016, the fourth generation MX-5 was just as great as the original.
The simple but effective four-cylinder engine produces 155 horsepower and 148 lbs/ft of torque, whilst being 100 kilograms lighter than its predecessor. And altogether, since its original inception, Mazda has sold over one million MX-5s. The most perfect car ever made? Maybe.
2017: Alpine A110
This amazing Alpine was birthed in the 1960s, with the original A110 winning the first ever World Rally Championship in 1973. Forty years later, the stunning sports car returned, and little had changed. Although it was larger and heavier, it was still lightweight at 1100 kilograms.
It was a little more powerful, too. The rear-mounted turbocharged inline four produces 249 horsepower, which is almost double that of the 138 horsepower 1600S model of the 70s. As James May said, it "is the greatest thing to come out of France since the Mouli cheese grater." He's right, you know.
2018: Rimac C_Two
Rimac surfaced in 2009 after Mate Rimac converted a BMW E30 to fully electric. Afterwards, the company built the Concept One, which was powered by four electric motors producing 1224 horsepower and 1180 lbs/ft of torque. Then, in 2018, they revealed a new car: the C_Two.
Like its predecessor, the C_Two sports four motors - one at each wheel - and produces a huge 1888 horsepower! It looks out-of-this-world and has a maximum range of 400 miles, not to mention a fire extinguisher along with the words "In case of hillclimb, extinguish fire"...
2019: Toyota Supra
Hear me out, before you close the article. The legendary MK4 Supra ceased production in 2002, and, after 17 years, it's back. The fifth generation model was a mixed bag for some: the car looks gorgeous and is great to drive, but shares most of its components with the BMW Z4.
I don't think this is a bad thing, but most people just end up saying 'it's a BMW' and leave it at that. I think we should be glad that Toyota made a new Supra, especially one that has a 335 horsepower straight-6 engine, a beautiful exterior and excellent handling. This car deserves to be enjoyed and loved!