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THE TOP 10 SUPERCARS OF 21st CENTURY

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Ever wondered what could be the best car money can buy? Should it be fast,comfortable, luxorious, expensive, rare, good looking etc... but is it really worth the money? That is the question. People may have their own personal favorites depending on the brand, look and many other features... but it doesn't always prove to be the best car for all the minds.... So here is a list counting down the top 10 best Supercars which, not just me but the entire car community thinks that they are worth the shot....

10. PORSCHE 911 GT3 RS

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In 2003, Porsche introduced the Porsche 911 GT3 RS, an even more track-focused version of the 996 GT3. RS is short for the German RennSport, literally "racing sport" in English. The "RS" moniker, and the characteristic lightweight blue or red wheels and "GT3 RS" side stickers link the 996 GT3 RS to historically important Porsches such as the Carrera 2.7 RS of the early 1970s. The 996 GT3 RS is lighter than the 996 GT3 thanks to a polycarbonate rear window, carbon fiber hood and rear wing. Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB) Carbon fibre-reinforced Silicon Carbide (C/SiC) ceramic composite brakes, which are also more heat and fade resistant than the cast iron units fitted as standard, are optional.

The 996 GT3 RS has a slightly different engine specification to the 996 GT3. The cylinder heads of the 996 GT3 RS have reshaped intake and exhaust ports for race homologation. Porsche claim the same 381 hp (284 kW) power output as the standard GT3 but Porsche's control dyno showed a jump to nearly 400 hp (298 kW) The RS also has progressive springs rather than linear. The dampers are uprated and are between 10 and 15 percent stiffer than the 996 GT3 in bounce and rebound.

The wheel carriers are totally redesigned to maximize the improved dynamic camber control. The suspension top mounts can be turned 120 degrees to a cup car position. Both front and rear control arms are adjustable. The RS is 3 mm (0.1 in) lower than the 996 GT3.

The RS rear wing delivers 35 kg (77 lb) of downforce at 125 mph (201 km/h). The RS has ram air ducts on the engine bay which force air into the intake with 18mb of pressure at 187 mph (301 km/h) and this is enough to create an additional 15 bhp (11 kW; 15 PS). That extra bhp cannot be homologated since the official engine output figures are certified on a dynanometer.

The Porsche 996 GT3 RS had a production run from 2003 to 2005. Only 140 right hand drive 996 GT3 RS cars were built by Porsche and 113 of those were officially imported into the UK. The 996 GT3 RS was not sold in the United States or Canada.

Automobile magazines claim the 996 GT3 RS can accelerate from 0-60 mph (97 km/h) in about 4.3 seconds, maintain over 1.0g on the skidpad, and have a top speed of around 190 mph (306 km/h).

OVERALL RATING

ENGINE: 4.0L Flat-6

0-60: 2.9 secs || 0-100: 3.2 secs || Top Speed: 312 km/h

Personal Thought : Never been a fan of the 911's since the beginning. Though they are loved all over the world... still I kinda feel them like glorified beetles! And also the exhaust note is not really impressive, atleast not for a supercar.

9. LAMBORGHINI GALLARDO LP570-4 SUPERLEGGERA

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In March 2010, Lamborghini announced the release of the Gallardo LP 570-4 Superleggera, a lightweight and more powerful version of the Gallardo LP 560-4 in the same vein as the previous Superleggera. With carbon fibre used extensively inside and out to reduce weight to just 1,340 kg (2,954 lb) making it the lightest road-going Lamborghini in the range. The odd firing 5.2L V10 on the LP 570-4 gets a power bump over the standard Gallardo to 570 PS (419 kW; 562 hp) at 8,000 rpm and 540 N⋅m (398 lb⋅ft) at 6,500 rpm of torque. Performance has been improved to 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.2 seconds, and a 329 km/h (204 mph) top speed

Taiwan models went on sale in June 2010, with delivery beginning in July 2010.

It has a power to weight ratio of 2.67 kg (5.89 lb) per horsepower.

OVERALL RATING

ENGINE: 5.2L V10

0-60: 3.5 secs || 0-100: under 4 secs || Top Speed: 325 km/h

Personal Thought : The 570-4 Superleggera and 550-2 Valentino Balbino were probably the best Gallardo's ever made..... but still though they had good looks, value, fame and a screamin' V10 it had a slower accelaration and 1/4 mile speed compared to it's rivals... even though being an all-wheel drive car (which should have tremendous acceleration).

8.FERRARI 458 SPECIAL

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The 458 Speciale was unveiled in 2013 at the Frankfurt Motor Show as the high performance variant of the 458 Italia. Distinctions of the Speciale are the forged wheels, vented bonnet, finned side sills, taller rear spoiler and redesigned bumpers, which include active aerodynamics designed by Ferrari Styling Centre in cooperation with Pininfarina; front and rear movable flaps balance downforce and cut drag at speed. The engine was revised, with power increased to 445 kW (605 PS; 597 bhp) at 9,000 rpm and 540 N⋅m (398 lb⋅ft) of torque at 6,000 rpm. Electronic systems were updated too, introducing side slip angle control (SSC) to improve car control on the limit. SSC performs instant-to-instant analysis of the car’s side-slip, comparing it with the target value and then optimising both torque management (via integration with F1-Trac traction control) and torque distribution between the two wheels (via integration with the E-Diff electronic differential). The weight/power ratio (1,290 kg (2,840 lb) dry, 1,395 kg (3,075 lb) at the kerb, 90 less than the standard 458) is equal to 2.13 kg (4.7 lb)/cv, sprints from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 3.0 seconds (0–200 km/h (120 mph) in 9.1 seconds with a response time of just 0.060 seconds). Ferrari declared a Fiorano test track lap time of 1:23.5, only 0.5 seconds slower than the F12 berlinetta. Lateral acceleration now reaches 1.33 g.

OVERALL RATING

ENGINE: 4.5L F136 F V8

0-60: 2.7 secs || 0-100: 3.0 secs || Top Speed: 330km/h

Personal Though : The 458 Speciale is a view for the sore eyes..... I mean just look at it, looks so gorgeous but still somehow it feels maybe it isn't as good as the the original 458... I would have put the 458 too in the 8th position but I am only putting certain varients of the original cars. And in this case 458 Speciale is the best one yet. There is even a Speciale A or Aperta which is just a convertable. And the scream from the V8 is simply breathtaking.

7. FERRARI 488 PISTA

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On 6 March 2018, Ferrari unveiled the 488 Pista (track in Italian) at the Geneva Motor Show. The Pista takes inspiration from the successful 488 GTE and 488 Challenge race variants. The car has received many mechanical and exterior modifications in order to make it more capable than the 488 GTB. The 3,902 cc (3.9 L; 238.1 cu in) twin-turbocharged V8 engine now produces 720 PS (710 bhp; 530 kW) at 8,000 rpm and 770 N⋅m (568 lb⋅ft) of torque at 3,000 rpm due to the use of a new camshaft, a larger intercooler, strengthened pistons, titanium connecting rods and Inconel exhaust manifolds in the engine borrowed from the 488 Challenge. Revisions to the 7-speed dual-clutch transmission also allow for shifts in 30 milliseconds when drivers enter race mode. The most noticeable exterior changes for the Pista are at the front end. Air passes through the ducts in front bumper and which direct it through a large vent in the hood, which creates more downforce over the nose at high-speeds. Helping boost performance further, the air intake tunnels have been moved from the flanks to the rear spoiler area to optimize clean air flow. Other exterior changes include underbody diffusers and the rear diffuser borrowed from the 488 GTE. In total, the car generates 20% more downforce than the 488 GTB. On the interior, carbon fiber and alcantara are used throughout in order to reduce weight. Overall, the car is 200 lb (91 kg) lighter than the 488 GTB due to the use of carbon fibre on the hood, bumpers, and rear spoiler. Optional 20-inch carbon fibre wheels available for the Pista save an additional 40% of weight. The car also incorporates an Side-slip Angle Control system having an E-Diff3, F-Trac and magneto rheological suspension in order to improve handling at high speeds. All of these modifications allow the car to accelerate from 0–62 mph (0–100 km/h) in 2.85 seconds, 0–124 mph (0–200 km/h) in 7.6 seconds and give the car a maximum speed of 211 mph (340 km/h), according to the manufacturer

According to the fact that the Ferrari 488 Pista is lighter than the Ferrari 488 GTB by 90 kg (198 lb), it gives the Ferrari 488 Pista a power-to-weight ratio of 1.92 kg (4.23 lb) per horsepower.

OVERALL RATING

ENGINE: 3.9L twin-turbocharged V8

0-60: 2.5 secs || 0-100: 2.95 secs || Top Speed: 340km/h

Personal Thought : Now this a much better look for the sore eyes..... It's faster, ligher, and a whole lotta fun comapred to the 458, Ferrari revealed it just this year on March 6 as a special varient to the 488 GTB but the only problem: well its quite expensive (nearly 400 GRAND !!!!!).

6. CHEVROLET CORVETTE ZR1

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C6 ZR1

The ZR1 is a Corvette variant that was first reported by several print and online publications, based on rumors that General Motors was developing a production version of the Corvette above the Z06 level under the internal code name Blue Devil (named after CEO Rick Wagoner's alma mater, Duke University). The car was originally rumored to feature a supercharged LS9 engine producing more than 630 bhp (639 PS; 470 kW) with prices reported to exceed $130,000 USD.

The October 12, 2006 issue of AutoWeek published photos by photographer Chris Doane of a C6 with special auto-manufacturer-issued license plates on a Z06 with a hood bulge, widely thought to confirm the presence of a supercharger on the Blue Devil. Other names attached to the project included Corvette SS and Corvette Z07. In February 2007, a worker at a Michigan shipping company posted pictures online of a powertrain development mule that was being shipped to Germany, believed to be part of the Blue Devil program. The car had manufacturer's license plates, carbon-ceramic brakes, enlarged fender vents, a hood bulge, and an engine with a positive-displacement supercharger in the valley between the cylinder banks and a water-to-air intercooler atop it. GM began to release details on the Blue Devil project in April 2007, and revealed the ZR1 in December. The company confirmed the existence of the project in an interview with Car and Driver on April 13. Power levels were confirmed to be between 600 and 700 horsepower (447 and 522 kW), but contrary to prior rumors of a supercharged 6.2 liter engine, the engine was only confirmed to have greater displacement than the 7.0 liter LS7 in the Z06. Motor Trend confirmed the official name for the production Blue Devil, resurrecting the old ZR1 nameplate. The ZR1 had originally been used on developmental cars in 1971, and again as ZR-1 as the top performance model on the C4 Corvette. General Motors officially revealed the 2009 Corvette ZR1 on December 19, giving a press release and photographs of the car. GM confirmed a supercharged 6.2 L LS9 V8 producing 638 bhp (647 PS; 476 kW) @ 6500 rpm and 604 lb⋅ft (819 N⋅m) @ 3800 rpm of torque. A test of the ZR1 on the German autobahn reached a top speed of 192 mph (309 km/h), although the manufacturer claims it is engineered to reach 205 mph (330 km/h).

Carbon fiber is used on the roof, hood, fenders, front splitter, and rocker moldings; the hood and fenders are painted over, while the roof and splitter are merely covered in a clear-coat, retaining their black color. A polycarbonate window is placed in the center of the hood, allowing the engine intercooler to be seen from the exterior. The wheels are the largest ever placed on a production Corvette, with both front and rear wheels increasing in size and diameter over the Corvette Z06. Carbon-ceramic brakes are included. The brake calipers are painted blue, as are the engine intercooler trim and the ZR1 logo. Magnetic Selective Ride Control is also included on the car, with sensors to automatically adjust stiffness levels based on road conditions and vehicle movement.

C7 ZR1

The Corvette C7 ZR1 was unveiled at the 2017 Dubai Motor Show for the 2019 model year. The ZR1 is heavily based on the Z06 platform with many noticeable changes, including the all-new 6.2 L; 376.0 cu in (6,162 cc) pushrod LT5 V8 engine equipped with a 2.6 L (0.6 imp gal; 0.7 US gal) Eaton supercharger that is 52% larger than that of the Z06 along with a new fuel injection system. The new engine produces 755 hp (765 PS; 563 kW) at 6300 rpm and 715 lb⋅ft (969 N⋅m) of torque at 4400 rpm. The ZR1 also includes an improved engine cooling system with large cooling vents in the front bumpers, vents on the bonnet and a larger intercooler. The cooling system also adds 4 more radiators bringing the total count to 13. Due to the large supercharger and intercooler, an opening is made in the bonnet but is concealed by making the intercooler cover in such a way that it looks like a part of the bonnet. The ZR1's aero package has been developed in collaboration with Pratt & Miller's Corvette racing team in wind tunnels which includes a large rear wing bolted directly on the chassis, a front splitter and a new front underbody spoiler in order to balance out the excess drag. A fixed wing was added after the engineers at Corvette Racing discovered that an active rear wing serves no more than an aesthetic purpose. Other changes include an active exhaust system and an upgraded crankshaft, all of which help propel the car to a top speed of 214.88 mph (345.82 km/h) with the low rear wing. The optional aero package available for the ZR1 is the ZTK performance package which adds a higher fixed rear wing with five degrees of adjustment levels and generates 60% more downforce than the Z06 with the Z07 package but also reduces top speed due to aerodynamic drag, the ZTK performance package also adds a new carbon fiber front splitter end caps for added downforce. With the combination of the high rear wing and front underbody spoiler, the ZR1 produces 950 lb (430.9 kg) of downforce at top speed. The ZR1 is also fitted with Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires instead of the standard Michelin Super Sport tires in the ZTK performance package and specific chassis and magnetic ride control settings for better cornering. Besides the extensive use of carbon fiber, the ZR1 is heavier than the Z06 at 3,560 lb (1,614.8 kg) due to added fluids for the cooling system. The car has a power-to-weight ratio of 2.14 kg (4.72 lb) per horsepower. The ZR1 is available with a 7-speed Tremec TR-6070 manual transmission with rev-matching technology or an 8-speed GM 8L90 automatic transmission with paddle shifters which are the same as those found in the Z06. The ZR1 comes with larger tires and wheels, carbon ceramic brakes, double wishbone suspension system and magnetic ride control system as standard with optional brake caliper colors and wheels. The interior includes Nappa leather upholstery, heated seats, carbon fiber rimmed steering wheel and Bose sound system as standard with a variety of performance and comfort options available. The ZR1 will be available for sale in the spring of 2018 with a price tag starting from $120,000.

OVERALL RATING

ENGINE: 6.2L LT5 Supercharged V8

0-60: 2.85 secs || 0-100: 4.5 secs || Top Speed: 341 km/h

Personal Thought : The ZR1 was the best corvette ever made... both in C6 and C7 generations with cutting edge design, looks, raw power and value for money (Even though they costed nearly 120,000$ it's still better than spending 500K on a european Supercar). The only issue was power..... it had overbubbling power which made it go a little curvy than on a straight line.

5. MERCEDES BENZ SLS AMG BLACK SERIES

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The SLS AMG Coupé Black Series is a high-performance variant of the SLS AMG Coupé inspired by the SLS AMG GT3. It includes increased engine power to 631 PS (464 kW; 622 hp) at 7400 rpm and decreased torque to 635 N⋅m (468 lb⋅ft) at 5500 rpm, increased engine redline to 8000 rpm, fully revised high-speed valvetrain with modified camshafts, adapted cam geometry and optimised bucket tappets featuring a special coating which is otherwise exclusive to racing vehicles, modification of the intake air ducting (derestriction and adaptation to the new maximum engine speed), adaptation of the engine application and increase in peak pressure. This results in an acceleration time from 0-60 mph (97 km/h) in 3 seconds (1/10 of a second faster than the SLS AMG GT), and a top speed of 196 mph (315 km/h) (1 mph (1.6 km/h) slower than the SLS AMG).

The vehicle is 70 kg (154 lb) lighter than the standard model. This is accomplished by increased use of carbon fiber in body panels, mechanical components, and the space frame. Further, a switch from steel to titanium for the exhaust system reduces weight by 13 kg (29 lb). The use of lithium-ion battery reduces weight by 8 kg (18 lb).

The AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7-speed sports transmission is installed 10 mm (0.39 in) lower in order to achieve a lower centre of gravity for the vehicle and is braced against the body by gas-filled struts in order to avoid stress cycles. The transmission's "Sport plus" and "Manual" modes feature faster shifting speed. The downshifting throttle blips are more audible. The new temporary M mode enables the driver to activate manual mode without having to remove a hand from the steering wheel, by pressing the "up" or "down" shift paddle once.

Other features include electronically controlled AMG rear-axle differential lock with a shorter rear-axle ratio, new AMG RIDE CONTROL performance suspension (tauter basic tuning and electronically controlled two-stage damping, coil-over spring retainers to enable adjustment of wheel loads, elastokinematics 50 / 42% more rigid (front/rear axle), track width increased by 20 / 24 mm (0.79 / 0.94 in) (front/rear axle), new wheel carriers on front axle and new front stabiliser tuning, matte black with high-sheen AMG 10-spoke light-alloy wheels in particularly light forged design with optimised strength (10 in × 19 in (250 mm × 480 mm) front, 12 in × 20 in (300 mm × 510 mm) rear), Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 sports tyres (275/35 R 19 front, 325/30 R 20 rear), AMG speed-sensitive steering with newly defined power steering characteristic), AMG ceramic brake discs (402 mm × 39 mm (15.8 in × 1.5 in) front and 360 mm × 32 mm (14.2 in × 1.3 in) rear) with increased hardness, wide flared wings with an added width of 13 mm (0.51 in) (front) and 26 mm (1.0 in) (rear) on each side, darkened headlamps and black surrounds for the rear lights, front apron and rear apron with diffusor along with side sill panels in Black Series-specific design (carbon fibre-reinforced plastic front splitter, carbon inserts in the side sills and the rear apron made of carbon fibre, enlarged air intakes with carbon-fibre flics), carbon-fibre bonnet with central air outlet, Alcantara black or Alcantara black/red interior AMG Performance steering wheel with Alcantara upholstery, metal bezel features a high-gloss black paint finish to match the high-gloss black surrounds of the air vents, Alcantara strip in anthracite across the entire width of dashboard leather with red contrasting stitching in the leather, designo leather and Alcantara upholstery (including bottom section of the dashboard, door centre panels and on the AMG sports bucket seats in Alcantara), deleted COMAND APS multimedia system replaced by a carbon-fibre trim element (COMAND APS is optionally available), AMG DRIVE UNIT, red seat belts and red contrasting stitching on the AMG sports bucket seats, the upper and lower section of the dashboard and the door panelling; floor mats with red edging and optional Bang & Olufsen BeoSound AMG surround sound system.

The AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7-speed sports transmission is installed 10 mm (0.39 in) lower in order to achieve a lower centre of gravity for the vehicle and is braced against the body by gas-filled struts in order to avoid stress cycles. The transmission's "Sport plus" and "Manual" modes feature faster shifting speed. The downshifting throttle blips are more audible. The new temporary M mode enables the driver to activate manual mode without having to remove a hand from the steering wheel, by pressing the "up" or "down" shift paddle once.

OVERALL RATING

.ENGINE: 6.2L M159 DOHC V8

0-60: 3.2 secs || 0-100: 3.6 secs || Top Speed: 315km/h

Personal Thought : The SLS AMG was a true utterly beautiful car. It was more of a legend like as if it is the modern reincarnation of the 300SL with that majestic gullwing doors. Honestly, it is probably the most entertaining Merc you can ever find. It is a born drift machine.

4. LEXUS LFA

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The Lexus LFA (Japanese: レクサス・LFA, Rekusasu LFA) is a two-seat sports car manufactured by Lexus, the luxury car division of Toyota. It is the second model in the F marque line of performance vehicles from Lexus, following the IS F. Three concept versions were unveiled, each debuting at the North American International Auto Show with the LF-A designation as part of the LF Series concept line. After beginning development in the early 2000s (codenamed P280), the first LF-A concept premiered in 2005, followed in 2007 by a second LF-A with a more completely furnished interior and exterior. The third version of the LF-A, featuring a roadster bodystyle premiered in 2008. The production model, trademarked LFA, was unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show in October 2009.

Akio Toyoda, CEO of parent company Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) saw the LFA as an opportunity to create a global icon for the Lexus brand, embodying Toyoda's idea that the ultimate Lexus should connect with its owner.

The production version of the Lexus LFA features an all-new even firing V10 engine developed in collaboration with Yamaha exclusive to the car and a carbon fiber-reinforced polymer (CFRP) body. CFRP materials account for 65 percent of the LFA's body composition by mass. The LFA went into production in late 2010, with a base price of US$375,000. A circuit-tuned variant debuted in 2012 with a base price of US$445,000, making it one of the most expensive Japanese road cars ever built. Production ended in December 2012 with 500 cars produced, the final car being a Nürburgring Package model.

In February 2016, Lexus' European boss Alain Uyttenhoven confirmed that there would be no new LFA replacement in the near future, stating: “The LFA is an icon now and possibly always will be - we don't need to replace it to keep that status. It is a car we can reference for another 25 years if we choose. Its status is assured." He went on to state: “It is possible that we will one day create another supercar, but in my view a super-high-end machine is not what we need right now."

OVERALL RATING

ENGINE: 4.8L 1LR-GUE V10

0-60: 2.8 secs || 0-100: 3.6 || Top Speed: 326 km/h

Personal Thought: Many of you might be wondering why this car is fourth on the list leaving behind so many other good cars that can take up this position, well............ this car is like the "SAMURAI" of supercars with it's sleek, cutting-edge design and also making it probably the most expensive Japanese supercar ever. It's handmade with only few ever produced and it's often called as the King of Nürburgring.

3. LAMBORGHINI AVENTADOR LP740-4 S

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The Lamborghini Aventador S was revealed on 19 December 2016 at the Sant'Agata factory. Official reveal of the car took place at the March 2017 Geneva Motor Show. The Aventador S is an update to the then outgoing Aventador with mechanical and exterior changes. The updated exterior of the car was designed by Lamborghini's head of design Mitja Borkert.[1] The 6.5 litre V12 engine now produces 740 PS (544 kW; 730 hp) at 8,400 rpm (40 PS (39 hp; 29 kW) more than the standard Aventador) and 690 N⋅m (509 lb⋅ft) of torque at 5,500 rpm. The performance figures remain the same as the standard Aventador.

The S received four wheel steering, permanent four wheel drive and a slightly updated suspension. The suspension is controlled by the ‘Lamborghini Dinamica Veicolo Attiva’ (LDVA) control unit. The LDVA has four selectable modes – Sport, Strada (Street), Corsa (Track) and Ego (i.e. individual). Carbon ceramic brakes are standard (front: 400 mm, rear: 380 mm).[40] The nose was redesigned with a bigger front splitter and two new air ducts in the front bumper. At the rear it has a new black rear diffuser with fins, and three single exit exhausts tips. It has 130 percent more front downforce than the standard Aventador.

The Lamborghini Aventador LP740-4 S has a power to weight ratio of 2.34 kg (5.16 lb) per horsepower.

OVERALL RATING

ENGINE: 6.5L Supercharged V12

0-60: 2.7 secs || 0-100: 3.0 secs || Top Speed: 350 km/h

Personal Thought: The Aventador is probably the most famous Lambo ever made.... so famous that every single person on the planet recognises and has become a cult machine in Supercars. The car went on to become instant blockbuster when it was released back in 2011 and since then almost till 2017 it was the only car which had no sort of cosmetical upgrades and improvements. The car was made as a more affordable (not so much) version of the Reventon as they both share a lot of similarities among themselves.

2. MCLAREN 720S

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The McLaren 720S is a British sports car designed and manufactured by McLaren Automotive. It is the second all-new car in the McLaren Super Series, replacing the 650S beginning in May 2017.

The 720S was launched at the Geneva Motor Show on 7 March 2017 and is built on a modified carbon chassis, which is lighter and stiffer in contrast to the 650S.

The McLaren 720S can accelerate from 0–62 mph (0–100 km/h) in 2.9 seconds and 0–124 mph (0–200 km/h) in 7.8 seconds. The 720S can achieve a maximum speed of 212 mph (341 km/h), and has a 1/4 mile time of 10.3 seconds. Recent tests indicate a quarter mile time as little as 9.7 seconds. These performance figures make the car faster than most hyper cars. The 720S's handling is improved with McLaren's Proactive Chassis Control II, which is the culmination of five years of research at the University of Cambridge by PhD students. The 720S also comes with Variable Drift Mode, which manipulates the stability control to help drift the car.

The McLaren 720S has a power to dry weight ratio of 1.78 kg (3.92 lb) per horsepower, which is better than the McLaren 675LT (1.82 kg (4.01 lb) per horsepower), and the Ferrari F12tdf (1.81 kg (3.99 lb) per horsepower)

The McLaren 720S features twin-hinged dihedral doors and many design features from the McLaren F1. The headlights hide air vents that funnel incoming air to two small radiators in front of the wheels. The doors feature air channels that direct air to the engine. The rear of the car features thin LED tail-lights similar to those on the McLaren P1, and two round exhaust pipes. The design was inspired by the great white shark, and features a teardrop-shaped cockpit. All of the exterior features result in an improvement of 50% more downforce than the 650S. The interior of the car includes a folding driver display and carbon fibre accents. The McLaren 720S weighs just 1,283 kg (2,829 lb) dry, making it the lightest in its class.

OVERALL RATING

ENGINE: 4.0L M840Ttwin-turbocharged V8

0-60: 2.5 secs || 0-100: Under 4 secs || Top Speed: 341 km/h

Personal Thoughts: The 720S is like the mark of a new era in the history of McLaren. First it was the F1, then the P1 and then this. A car which has the most aesthetic looks, an Instrument Cluster that literally pops out of the dashboard and the twin exhausts which are on the top, near the tail-lamps. It is a beauty that can't be defined by words.

1. AUDI R8 V10 PLUS

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The Audi R8 is a mid-engine, 2-seater sports car, which uses Audi's trademark quattro permanent all-wheel drive system. It was introduced by the German car manufacturer Audi AG in 2006.

The car is exclusively designed, developed, and manufactured by Audi AG's private subsidiary company manufacturing high performance automotive parts, Audi Sport GmbH (formerly quattro GmbH), and is based on the Lamborghini Gallardo and presently the Lamborghini Huracán platform. The fundamental construction of the R8 is based on the Audi Space Frame, and uses an aluminium monocoque which is built using space frame principles. The car is built by Audi Sport GmbH in a newly renovated factory at Audi's 'aluminium site' at Neckarsulm in Germany.

The Audi R8, based on the Audi Le Mans quattro concept car (designed by Frank Lamberty and Julian Hoenig) first appeared at the 2003 International Geneva Motor Show and the 2003 Frankfurt International Motor Show. The R8 development program began in 2004 with Lamberty's design being approved and frozen for production. In 2005, Audi announced that the name of the successful Audi R8 race car would be used for a new road car in 2007. Production body prototypes began field testing in January 2006. The R8 road car was officially launched at the Paris Auto Show on 30 September 2006. There was some confusion with the name, which the car shares with the 24 Hours of Le Mans winning R8 Le Mans Prototype (LMP). 6-time 24 Hours of Le Mans winner Jacky Ickx described the R8 as "the best handling road car today".

It is also the first production car with full-LED headlamps

The second generation of the flagship R8 was introduced at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, including the series production version of the Audi R8 etron battery electric vehicle with an all-electric range of over 280 miles (450 km). There are also 2 other versions, a V10 version with a 540 PS (397 kW; 533 bhp) V10 engine and more powerful V10 Plus with 610 PS (449 kW; 602 bhp) engine. The body is lighter and stiffer, thanks to substititution of several large aluminium parts in the shell by carbon-fibre. Extra electronics are in the chassis compared to the first generation to improve handling. The Audi TT’s ‘Virtual Cockpit’ was also made available. The V8 option as available for the previous generation model was dropped due to the V10 available in entry level trim as well. The all-wheel drive system and the 7-speed S-tronic transmission are standard with no manual transmission available. It shares the technical automobile platform with the Lamborghini Huracán.

overall rating

ENGINE: 5.2L FSI V10 Quattro

0-60: 3.2 secs || 0-10: Under 4.3 secs || Top Speed: 330km/h

Personal Thought : I AM IRON MAN, well........ what else can we think of this absolute brilliant beast. It has proven to be a champ in every aspect, It looks good, It handles good, It's cheaper than it's Engine-Sharing brother Lamborghini Huracan and also it is the car which I adore the most. I have not put this car 1st on my personal thinking or anything but this car in reality is the best performing car in all aspects out there. It's filled with tech, safety features and fun to drive.

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Before you rage quit from this article, here are some honorable mentions :

1. Ferrari F12 Berlinetta

2. Nissan GT-R R35

3. Aston Martin V12 Vanquish

4. Jaguar F-Type SVR

5. Aston Martin DB11

6. Bentley Continetal GT Speed

7. Ford GT

8. SRT Viper ACR

9. Acura NSX

10. Porsche 911 RSR

11. Lamborghini Huracan Performante

There are a lot more but these are probably the best ones.................

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