The Best Supercars Of The Decade Past
The last decade gave us some really cool cars- these are the cream of the crop.
Over the past decade, there have been many great supercars. We have seen the rise of electricity, with EVs now being some of the fastest cars in the world, but we have also seen some of the greatest engines ever made in some of the coolest cars of all time, too. We have seen new technologies that have changed the industry, and we have also seen the ever-growing competitiveness between marques for that all-important Nürburgring lap record title which James May hates when that happens.
James May be like: BOMB IT
Nonetheless, it has been a very exciting decade for supercars from the rise of new manufacturers to the domination by existing ones here are the nine best supercars of the past decade.
Ferrari 458 Speciale
The standard 458 Italia is a very good car. But the Speciale takes the good things from the 458 and makes them even better. It's simple math. Under the hood is the same naturally-aspirated 4.5 liter V8 you would find in the normal Italia 458. But, instead of producing 562hp, Ferrari increased it to 597hp and 398 lb-ft of torque. This meant that this 2015 car could hit 60 in only 3 seconds and flat out do 202 mph.
When you think of some of the best supercars of the past decade, heck, of all time, the Aventador springs to mind. If one supercar could sum up the past decade this would be it. The Aventador is insane. It looks like a stealth fighter and it sure goes like one too. The imagination used to design this car is...unimaginable as it has so much character. It even had a start/stop button in the style of a fighter jet. How cool is that! The Aventador was quick too. In fact, the standard LP700 model will beat most modern supercars today. Powered by a 6.5 liter V12 this supercar could reach 60 in less than 3 seconds and hit speeds upwards of 217 mph.
The Senna is a brilliant car that defines modern McLaren. It is a car that is scientific and mathematical in every single way. It may not be the best looking supercar but it has all been designed around making it the fastest car around any race circuits. The Senna is a serious machine, and it has to be, because, let's face it, it's named after the absolute legendary F1 legend Ayrton Senna. By far one of the best driver's cars of the past decade, the Senna features the same 4.0 twin-turbo V8 seen in the 720s and the P1. It could easily hit 60 in 2.8 seconds before topping out at 208 mph.
Porsche 911 Turbo S
One of the more subtle cars, 2 generations of the 911 Turbo S has been launched within the last decade. The 997 generation Turbo S was launched to the world in 2010 and the 991 generation was launched in 2013. The Turbo S has been a great car and carries a simple recipe- you take a 3.8 liter flat-6 engine and stick not one, but TWO turbochargers in it. Both generations had crazy acceleration times which is what made them so iconic. The 997 could hit 60 in 3.1 seconds and the 991 in 2.7 seconds. That's one of the quickest 0-60 times of all cars and it's not even the top spec.
Ferrari 812 Superfast
Here we see a Ferrari that turns things up to 11 (Unlike Aaron who's still at 2). It does what it says on the tin, it goes "superfast." It's powered by a 6.5 liter V12 that produces 789hp & 530 lb-ft of torque, which is more than enough to push this RWD monster to 60 in only 2.9 seconds with a flat out a top speed of 211 mph. Ferrari has made this car with a lot of pedigree. Now, they could have used turbochargers or batteries to accompany the V12 however, they want to keep it naturally aspirated and front-engined due to heritage reasons. Ferrari believes its front-engined V12 cars are sacred and want to keep them as traditional as possible.
Mercedes-AMG SLS Black Series
The SLS is pretty much that wild child in the supercar family. It has the heart of a muscle car but the looks of a supermodel. The Black Series is no different being one of the coolest AMG cars ever made. It is a more hardcore version of the standard SLS but it is slightly more tamed being made for the track. The SLS Black Series pushes out 622hp and 468 lb-ft of torque. It means it accelerates to 60 in 3.2 seconds with a top speed of 196 mph. It is furiously fast and by far one of the most hardcore supercars ever made.
The 675LT is an insanely good car and my favourite Mclaren. The 675LT is essentially taking the 650S and making it much better. It produces 666hp and 516 lb-ft of torque, a lot of power but also with a lot of control. The 675LT showed that McLaren was serious in the supercar world. It accelerates to 60 in 2.9 seconds and flat out hits 205 mph. It was a comfortable car that could easily be used on the track. It shares a lot of parts from the legendary P1, which is one of the best British cars ever made. Now, I didn't include the 720S or the 765LT because frankly, I don't think they would exist without the 675LT.
Porsche 911 GT2RS
If the 911 Turbo S is too slow for you then the Nürburgring champ is the car to have. The 991 911 GT2 RS shocked the car world when it struck its 6:47:3 Nürburgring record time back in 2017. It's very fast indeed. Under the hood is a 690hp & 553 lb-ft of torque twin-turbo 3.8-liter flat-6. This means that the GT2RS can hit 60 in only 2.8 seconds with a top speed of 211 mph, making it the fastest 911. EVER.
The LFA was a car made only to prove a point. Toyota wanted to show just how good their Lexus division really was hence they instructed that a front-engined 4.8 liter V10 supercar must be built mainly by hand. It took Toyota ten years to develop this car and despite pricing it at $400,000 new, they did not even make a profit from any of the cars sold. However, it should not be conceived as a loss because this supercar is one of the greatest and most detailed cars of all time. Its handbuilt V10 pushes power figures between 553hp and 563hp as each unit was different from another. It pushed out 354 lb-ft of torque and shot to 60 in 3.6 seconds with a flat out speed of 202 mph. We shall never know the true cost of the LFA project but just know it will never be done again which is sad but it's what makes the LFA so special.