Crazy fast, awesome-looking, and outstandingly well-engineered, supercars and hypercars are everything a real car enthusiast dreams of. However, the sad truth is that most of us will never own one. These automotive works of art cost a lot of money and are available only to a few lucky ones.
That doesn’t keep enthusiasts from constantly talking about them, of course. In the car world, everyone is entitled to an opinion, and thus, everyone has a favorite supercar brand. Read on to see these vehicles and learn all about them!
Bugatti is a company that literally makes money on opulence and insane numbers. Their new production hypercar, called the Chiron, is one of the fastest vehicles ever made. The top speed is measured at 261 mph (420 kph), and the Chiron will accelerate to 60 mph in only 2.5 seconds.
Bugatti achieved this neck-cracking speed using a quad-turbocharged W16 engine (two V8’s slapped together) with a capacity of 8.0-liters. The engine develops 1,479 horsepower and 1,180 lb-ft and sends the power to all four wheels via a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. The model is also known for the luxurious interior, which is a contrast to the stripped-down cabins of most competitors. The Chiron is priced at $2.5 million for the “entry-level” model.
Koenigsegg is a Swedish company that produces ultra-fast hypercars, and the Jesko is their quickest yet. Named after the father of the company’s CEO, Jesko von Koenigsegg, the car shows what the company is capable of in terms of performance and engineering.
The most exciting thing about Koenigsegg is that they design all of the components by themselves. The 5.0-liter bi-turbo V8 engine, for example, is designed to be feather-light, yet very potent. It achieves 1,280 horsepower on standard gasoline and 1,600 horsepower on E85 biofuel. The motor is mated to a 9-speed multi-clutch gearbox that changes gears in “virtually zero seconds,” according to the company. The car should be able to achieve 300 mph (over 480 kph) in its low-downforce configuration and costs $2.8 million.
America’s competitor in the “world’s fastest car” rivalry is called the SSC Tuatara. Unlike the Koenigsegg Jesko, which can touch 300 mph, the Tuatara will be able to go well beyond that speed. SSC was able to achieve that feat mostly with the aerodynamic body, which has a class-leading coefficient of drag (0.279).
The motor is not too shabby, either. The twin-turbocharged V8 has a capacity of 5.9-liters and a maximum power of 1,350 horsepower on standard fuel or 1,750 horses on E85 biofuel. SSC decided to mate the engine to a 7-speed semi-automatic transmission, which changes gears in just 100 milliseconds. The Tuatara costs $1.3 million, which doesn’t sound like much when compared to other hypercars. However, only 100 examples will be made.
Rimac C Two
Rimac is a Croatian startup company that competes in the hypercar segment without using any drop of fuel. Their electric C Two vehicle is the second model in their lineup and one that readies to destroy its competition. To do that, Rimac equipped the car with four oil-cooled electric motors at each wheel.
Combined, they produce 1,914 horsepower and mind-blowing 1,700 lb-ft of torque. Aided by the aerodynamic body with a drag coefficient of only 0.28, the C Two can accelerate to 60 mph in only 1.85 seconds, which makes it the quickest production car to date. The top speed is 258 mph (412 kph), which is not too shabby either. The company promises 400 miles of range from the 120 kWh battery, which is pretty bonkers for a hypercar. The Rimac C Two costs $2.1 million.
Pagani Huayra BC
Pagani isn’t a company that competes in outright speed, even though their Huayra BC supercar is far from slow. The 6.0-liter twin-turbocharged V12 from Mercedes-AMG has 750 horsepower in the standard model, enough for a top speed of 238 mph (383 kph) and a 0-60 acceleration of only 2.3 seconds.
But the numbers tell only half the story here. The Huayra BC is a real work of art – every detail was carefully designed to be bespoke to this car alone. The vehicle is also designed to be super-light. Pagani famously used a 7-speed single-clutch transmission because the dual-clutch version is 70 kilograms heavier. The result is a hypercar that is agile as a smaller sports car in the corners. The Huayra starts at $2.55 million, but only 20 will be made.
Zenvo TS1 GT
The Zenvo TS1 GT is a Danish take on the hypercar. From the outside, the vehicle looks as menacing as it gets – we’re sure that Darth Vader would’ve loved a black one in his car collection.
The TS1 GT has a 5.8-liter twin-supercharged V8 engine that develops 1,104 horsepower. The company chose superchargers for better responsiveness but also easier to cool-down. On the performance front, Zenvo’s hypercar shows pretty good numbers. The 0-60 mph acceleration takes under 3 seconds, while the top speed is 233 mph (375 kph). The Zenvo TS1 GT starts at over $1 million before options are added.
McLaren’s latest hypercar isn’t about acceleration and top speed. Instead, the company focused on making the best track car in the world today, celebrating Ayrton Senna’s aggressive driving style. To do that, they ditched the hybrid system from the P1, which lowered the weight of the whole vehicle to only 1,198 kilograms (2,641 lb).
The company also did considerable aerodynamic modifications on the body to create unparalleled levels of downforce for high-speed cornering. They are also proud of the 62-0 mph braking of only 97 ft, which is one of the best results ever. The 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 in the Senna develops 800 PS and 590 lb-ft (800 Nm), enough to propel the car to 62 mph in only 2.8 seconds. The Senna starts at $1 million.
W Motors Fenyr SuperSport
W Motors is a United Arab Emirates manufacturer of low-volume high-powered hypercars. Their latest model is called the Fenyr SuperSport and is built in collaboration with the Lebanese Fenyr. At least in the white color on the picture, the Fenyr SuperSport looks like a stormtrooper, and we say that as a positive thing.
The mid-rear-mounted 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged flat-six in this car is designed by Ruf Automobile, which means that it has its roots in Porsche. It develops healthy 799 horsepower and 723 lb-ft of torque. Paired with Porsche’s 7-speed dual-clutch PDK transmission, the Fenyr SuperSport accelerates to 62 mph in only 2.7 seconds and doesn’t stop until it reaches 250 mph (400 kph).
Ferrari 812 GTS Spider
After the crop of hypercars, let’s jump to a more “sedate” option. Ferrari’s new two-seat roadster starts at $675,888, which is still unattainable for most people. That said, unlike other Ferrari’s in this price range, the 812 GTS is not limited to people that already own a vehicle from the company.
The 812 GTS Spider is one of the few modern supercars with a naturally-aspirated engine, which certainly adds to the appeal. The 6.5-liter V12 work of art produces 789 horsepower at 8500 rpm, while the 530 lb-ft of torque is available at 7,000 rpm. In other words, you need to rev this engine always to get the claimed sub-three-seconds 0-62 acceleration and 211 mph (340 kph) top speed.
Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Volante
Aston Martin’s competitor to the 812 GTS is an elegant-looking roadster with grand-tourer credentials. The DBS Superleggera Volante is also one of the last cars from the company equipped with a V12 engine, which certainly adds to the appeal.
The 5.2-liter twin-turbocharged V12 in the DBS Superleggera Volante is mounted in the front, unlike other supercars. It develops healthy 715 horsepower and is paired to an 8-speed automatic gearbox. According to Aston Martin, the car will get to 60 mph in 3.6 seconds and won’t stop until it reaches 211 mph (340 kph) with the top down. The vehicle costs over $300,000.
Ever since McLaren separated from Mercedes-Benz, people waited on a successor to the F1, the fastest vehicle from the ’90s. Finally, this year we will get the Speedtail – a one-off car designed for one thing only – reaching insane top speeds.
Like the McLaren F1, the Speedtail can seat three people inside the cabin, and the driver gets the center position. This configuration should provide a more natural driving position, but also increase practicality. The car is equipped with a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 helped by an electric motor for a maximum power of 1,070 PS. Thanks to the aerodynamic body, the Speedtail can reach 250 mph (403 kph). The sleek three-seater costs $2.93 million, though, and only 106 models will be made.
Unlike the old-school Jesko, Koenigsegg’s Regera hypercar is a state-of-the-art hybrid machine. The vehicle uses the same 5.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 but is helped by three additional electric motors. The whole powertrain develops over 1,500 horsepower and 1,475 lb-ft, which puts it right at the top of the hypercar world.
The company is even more proud of the instantaneous torque from the electric engines, which makes the car much more agile. The lightweight chassis further enhances Regera’s agility in the corners. Like any other Koenigsegg vehicle to date, the Regera has insane numbers – 0-62 mph takes only 2.8 seconds, and the car won’t stop until it reaches 249 mph.
The Divo is the first Bugatti hypercar in a long time not built for achieving bullet-matching top speeds. Instead, the company decided to make a smaller and lighter car with better agility in the corners. That’s excellent news for potential track-focused drivers. More precisely, millionaires who have $5.8 million to spend on a car.
To make it more manageable in the corners, Bugatti designed the Divo to have 90 kilograms more downforce than the Chiron and higher lateral acceleration of 1.6 g compared to 1.5 g. The weight is also reduced by 35 kilograms for more agile handling. The monstrous W16 is the same as in the Chiron; it develops 1,500 horsepower, enough for a brisk 0-62 mph time of only 2.4 seconds.
Lotus’s first hypercar entirely skips the internal-combustion engine train and jumps into the electric-car territory. The Evija’s numbers are completely bonkers if you ask us. The car is equipped with four 500 horsepower electric motors at each corner, for a combined output of 2,000 horsepower and 1,253 lb-ft.
The most amazing thing about the Evija is that it weighs under 1.7 tonnes, which is impressive for a full-electric hypercar. The car is also designed to be as aerodynamic as possible – the body us full of vents and tunnels. Lotus promises a sub-9 seconds 0-186 mph (0-300 kph) acceleration. To put that into perspective, the Bugatti Chiron needs 13.6 seconds to achieve the same velocity. The car should be able to achieve more than 250 mph (400 kph). Only 130 models of the car will be made, and each one will cost $1.86 million.
Pininfarina’s first hypercar will be fully-electric, which gives it eco-credentials. Nonetheless, the company borrowed the electric propulsion and platform from Rimac, which is the right decision. The Croatian company has some clever engineering solutions that make the Batista a real speed monster.
Like the Rimac C Two, the Pininfarina Batista develops 1,900 horsepower and over 1,700 lb-ft of torque. The car will accelerate to 60 mph under two seconds and achieve almost 250 mph. Unlike the Rimac, the body on the Pininfarina takes a more elegant approach. The company says that it designed the car using the PURA design philosophy, short for Purity, Beauty, Rarity. Only 150 models of the vehicle will be made, each costing around $2.5 million.
Mercedes-AMG Project One
People that want to try a Formula 1 powertrain in a streetcar will finally have the opportunity to experience it in the Mercedes-AMG Project One. This limited-production hypercar will cost $2.72 million per unit, and only 275 models will be made. Despite the ridiculous price, Mercedes-Benz received four times more orders but still decided to keep the car limited.
On the inside, the Project One comes with a 1.6-liter turbocharged V6 engine borrowed from Mercedes-AMG’s 2016 W07 F1 car, aided by four electric motors. The combined output of the powertrain will range from 1,039 to 1,231 horsepower, while the body will only weigh 1.2 tonnes. Interestingly, Project One will be able to travel on electricity alone for 16 miles (25 kilometers)
Aston Martin Valkyrie
Aston Martin’s race-derived hypercar will use Le Mans technology to compete with the Mercedes-AMG Project One. Unlike its German counterpart, the Valkyrie will race in the new hypercar category in the FIA WEC endurance championship (including 24 hours of Le Mans).
The Valkyrie will have some pretty insane specs. The 6.5-liter naturally-aspirated V12 engine is the most powerful motor of its kind in the world – it develops 1,000 horsepower at 10,500 rpm. The engine is aided by a KERS system built from Rimac, which adds 160 horsepower using electricity. The Valkyrie will be priced at eye-watering $3.2 million, and Aston Martin will make only 150 models.
Lamborghini Sián FKP 37
Lamborghini’s first-ever hybrid sports car is definitely the most aggressive vehicle on this list. The exterior design is unashamedly brutal, with sharp angles at every corner and angry-looking front and rear. The car carries a price tag of $2 million, and if you plan to spend that much on one, note that the company will only make 63 models.
Unlike other hybrid supercars, Lamborghini still relies mostly on the internal-combustion engine in the Sián FKP 37. Their tried and tested 6.5-liter naturally-aspirated V12 develops 774 horsepower in this configuration, helped by a small electric motor with 34 horsepower. Lamborghini used a supercapacitor to store electricity for the electric motor, which is an unusual approach – most competitors use heavier Li-ion cells.
De Tomaso P72
De Tomaso is a supercar manufacturer about whom we have not heard for a long time. Luckily, they are back in business with a car that looks like a real work of art. The P72 is an homage to De Tomaso’s P70 racing car from the ’60s and has a design that catches the eye from every angle.
De Tomaso decided to equip the P72 with a 5.0-liter supercharged V8 engine from Ford. The company still doesn’t disclose the full specifications of the engine, but we know that it will be mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. A spot-on decision if you ask us!
Porsche 911 GT3 RS
The GT3 RS doesn’t have crazy numbers like other supercars on this list. Nonetheless, Porsche’s pure-driving machine will probably leave you with the biggest smile on your face after a few laps on your favorite track. The GT3 RS is designed for pure driving fun, rather than outright speed.
Like every GT3 model to date, the new RS is equipped with a 4.0-liter naturally-aspirated flat-six engine. Here the unit develops 520 PS at 8,250 rpm, which is more than enough for the lightweight body. The GT3 RS will accelerate to 62 mph in only 3.2 seconds and won’t stop until it reaches 194 mph. Porsche hasn’t provided pricing for the 2020 model, but don’t expect it to cost less than $200,000.
Ferrari SF90 Stradale
Ferrari’s first hybrid supercar with a turbocharged engine is a series-production performance masterpiece. Yes, you read that right – the SF90 Stradale won’t be limited like the LaFerrari, and it will also cost much less. However, Ferrari still doesn’t disclose the price, but they say that it will be between $334,000 of the 812 Superfast and $1.3 million of the LaFerrari.
The SF90 Stradale is also the most powerful Ferrari to date. In the middle of the car, the company placed a V8 turbo engine that develops 769 horsepower, aided by three electric motors that deliver an additional 217 horsepower. Combined, the hybrid system provides 986 horsepower. According to Ferrari, the SF90 Stradale will accelerate to 62 mph in only 2.5 seconds and achieve a top speed of over 211 mph.
Lamborghini Aventador SVJ / Aventador Roadster SVJ
The Aventador is far from the newest car on this list, but Lamborghini still manages to make it interesting by upgrading it every 2-3 years. The SVJ version of the car is the fastest to date, developing 759 horsepower from its naturally-aspirated 6.5-liter V12 engine. Like every other V12 Lamborghini, the V12 engine is one of the best-sounding engines ever made.
The Aventador SVJ can accelerate to 62 mph in only 2.8 seconds and achieve over 217 mph. The lightweight body of the SVJ versions helps with agility and handling, while the 7-speed semi-automatic transmission changes gears ferociously. Both the coupe and roadster versions of the car cost nearly $600,000.
Ferrari F8 Tributo / F8 Spider
Ferrari’s successor to the widely-popular 488 is called the F8 Tributo. The model is available in two versions – a coupe and a spider. Both have a 3.9-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine in the middle for better weight distribution and cornering precision, so if agile handling is high on your list of priorities, this is the Ferrari to get.
The engine in the F8 Tributo and F8 Tributo Spider develops 710 horsepower and 568 lb-ft (770 Nm) of torque. Paired with a lightning-fast 7-speed dual-clutch transmission, the F8 Tributo can accelerate to 62 mph in only 2.9 seconds and won’t stop until it reached 211 mph. The F8 Tributo starts at $293,480.
After watching the outstanding Ford v Ferrari drama, we couldn’t resist putting the new Ford GT right after the Ferrari F8 Tributo. Ford’s take on the supercar is a real track weapon – the body is designed to be both aerodynamically efficient and to produce strong downforce. It looks very menacing, too.
The 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V6 EcoBoost engine in the Ford GT develops a healthy 660 horsepower. Paired with a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission, that is enough to accelerate the car to 60 mph in only 3 seconds. According to reviewers, the Ford GT is all about handling and stability, though. Sadly, though, the company asks $500,000 for the car, which is a crazy amount for a Ford.
Ferrari 812 Superfast
Ferrari is so confident in the performance of its new grand touring model that they call it the 812 Superfast. Right now, probably no other vehicle has a cooler name. The price is hot, though – the GT supercar starts at $335,275, but options can quickly raise it to over $450,000.
Ferrari claims that the 6.5-liter V12 positioned behind the front wheels is the most powerful naturally-aspirated motor to date. It develops 789 horsepower and 530 lb-ft, enough to accelerate the aggressive-looking grand-tourer to 62 mph in only 2.9 seconds and up to a top speed of 211 mph (340 kph).
Aston Martin DB11 / DB11 Volante
The DB11 is Aston Martin’s bread-and-butter model made for people that want a combination of luxury and performance. The model is available in a coupe and convertible form (called the Volante) and is arguably one of the best-looking grand-touring machines in the world right now.
Inside the beautiful body, Aston Martin offers two engines. The twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 sourced from Mercedes-Benz develops 503 horsepower, while the in-house twin-turbocharged 5.2-liter twin-turbocharged V12 produces 600 horsepower. The V8 engine propels the DB11 to 62 mph in 4 seconds, while the V12 cites the time as 3.8 seconds. The Aston Martin DB11 starts at $201,495.
Ferrari Monza SP1 / SP2
Ferrari’s homage to their open-top racers of the past is called the Monza, and it’s available in two configurations – SP1 and SP2. The SP1 has only one seat for the selfish drivers out there. However, Ferrari decided to give this car one seating position because it captures the design of their old open-top racers. The SP2 version has two seats.
Both cars are equipped with a 6.5-liter V12 naturally-aspirated engine that provides 809 horsepower to the rear wheels via a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. A stick-shift would make the Monza even more retro, but Ferrari will probably never offer such transmission in any of their vehicles. The Monza SP1 and SP2 accelerate to 60 mph in only 2.9 seconds and up to a top speed of 186 mph. Oh, and don’t worry about your head – Ferrari designed a Virtual Windshield to protect you from debris.
The Elva is a limited-production supercar that celebrates McLaren’s open-top sports cars from the 1960s – the M1A, M1B, and M1C. This retro-looking convertible doesn’t have a windshield, which means that you’ll need a helmet to protect yourself from debris in the air. May we suggest that you choose a retro racing helmet and a pair of goggles instead?
That said, according to McLaren, the driver and the passenger shouldn’t feel too much wind on their faces. Thanks to the Air Active Management System (AAMS), McLaren managed to direct the airflow over the heads of the passengers. The Elva is equipped with a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine that develops 804 horsepower. The company will only produce 399 examples of the Elva, each costing $1,69 million.
As if the Chiron and its 1,500 horsepower engine wasn’t enough, Bugatti already ups the ante with the Centodieci. The newest addition to the hypercar manufacturer provides 1,600 horsepower from the same 8.0-liter quad-turbocharged W16 monster and powers all four wheels.
That’s enough power to propel the luxurious grand-tourer to 62 mph in only 2.4 seconds. However, unlike the Chiron, the top speed here is limited to 240 mph (380 kph). Not that you should care about that, but it’s good to know. The Centodieci is all about the design, which is based on Bugatti’s EB110 hypercar from the 1990s. Only 10 units of the car will be built, each costing around $8.9 million. Ouch!
Porsche Taycan Turbo S
While not exotic, the Porsche Taycan is still an expensive electric car that few of us can own. The company decided not to follow Tesla’s footsteps in making affordable battery-electric vehicles, but that would’ve been out of place for them anyway.
The Turbo S is the most expensive model in Taycan’s lineup. The vehicle is equipped with two electric motors at each axle for a combined output of 761 horsepower. That’s enough to propel the car to 60 mph in only 2.6 seconds. The Taycan Turbo S has a WLTP range of 207 miles, but drivers in the wild easily achieve more than that.
Volvo’s performance division recently launched a plug-in hybrid supercar that really caught our eye. The Polestar 1 looks decidedly Swedish – the minimalist approach is the opposite of the overly-designed supercars from other brands and we welcome it with open arms. That said, it cost around $156,500.
Under the bonnet, the Polestar 1 has a 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline engine. Sounds trivial? Don’t worry – the Swedes equipped the car with two additional electric motors for a combined output of 609 horsepower. That’s enough to propel the 2+2 coupe to 62 mph in only 4.2 seconds, even though it weighs over 2.3 tonnes. The Polestar 1 can drive only on electricity as well – up to velocities of 100 mph and with a range of 78 miles.
McLaren 720S / 720S Spider
McLaren’s new mid-engined supercar promises to obliterate the competition in terms of performance. Available both in coupe and spider form, the 720S is one of the best-handling vehicles on sale today. McLaren doesn’t limit the production of the car, but the $299,000 sticker price is enough to reject most people of even thinking about buying it.
The McLaren 720S and 720S Spider are made of a carbon-fiber Monocage II, which is one of the most structurally-rigid monocoques in the world. The engine is a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 with 710 horsepower, enough to propel the feather-light 720S to 60 mph in only 2.8 seconds, which is impressive considering the rear-wheel-drive configuration.
Ferrari’s new GT machine is a supercar made for people that cover long distances. The company focused on maximum comfort for two people without sacrificing performance. The Roma is a competent machine – behind the front wheels, it has a 3.9-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine with 611 horsepower, paired with a state-of-the-art 8-speed DCT gearbox. This configuration propels the Roma to 60 mph in only 3.4 seconds.
The biggest differentiation of this model is the elegant-looking design, which, might we say, has some Aston Martin ques to it. Not that we aren’t fans, mind you. This design approach will probably age well – much better than other GT cars from the company. Call it timeless if you will.
McLaren’s idea of a grand-touring car is different from the norm. Instead of putting the engine behind the front axle, they installed it in the middle of the GT. This should give the car much better responsiveness and agility. However, front-engine cars usually have better high-speed stability.
What the mid-engine layout allows is an even sleeker design with more emphasis on the side profile and more sporty proportions. The McLaren GT weighs only 1,530 kilograms, which further enhances the sporty appeal. McLaren’s 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 develops 612 horsepower in this version, which is less than track-focused supercars from the company. However, that’s still enough for a top speed of 203 mph. The McLaren GT starts around $210,000.
Rolls-Royce Phantom EWB
Don’t worry; this list isn’t only about performance cars. We also sympathize with people that don’t want to drive their vehicles but like to be chauffeured in the most luxurious manner possible. And that can only be achieved in the Rolls-Royce Phantom EWB – the extended-wheelbase model of the already popular ultra-luxurious limousine.
This vehicle is designed to be quiet like a temple and soft-riding like a magic carpet. Inside, it welcomes you with tons of space, mega-comfortable seats with massaging functions, the finest leather in the world, and soft carpeting. The outstandingly-smooth 6.85-liter V12 engine further adds to the comfort. The Phantom EWB will cost you over $960,000.
Bentley Mulsanne Speed
Bentley’s take on the luxurious limo might not be as comfortable or as luxurious as the Rolls-Royce, but you’d hardly notice any difference. More importantly, Bentley injected performance and sportiness in the Mulsanne Speed, making it attractive not just for passengers, but also for drivers.
The interior of the Mulsanne Speed is still supremely luxurious. Inside, you will be greeted by the highest-quality leather and lots of space in every direction, while the suspension and sound-insulation will take care of your well-being. However, the Mulsanne Speed can also be fun to drive – the 6.75-liter twin-turbocharged V8 produces 537 PS, enough to accelerate the car to 60 mph in only 4.8 seconds. The suspension is also adjustable – Bentley even built a Sport mode! The Mulsanne Speed costs over $300,000.
Okay, we know that car enthusiasts aren’t big fans of SUVs and crossovers. However, the Rolls-Royce Cullinan isn’t like other SUVs. Sure, it may look like a London cab from some angles, but it still has enough luxurious amenities to put BMW X7s and Audi Q8s to shame.
Much like the Phantom, the Cullinan welcomes the passengers with outstandingly well-built interior with ultra-high-quality materials and ample space on both rows. Even more importantly, despite the focus on comfort, Rolls-Royce’s SUV is a very capable off-road machine. That is great news for buyers, who probably already wait in line to buy this behemoth of a car. Rolls-Royce charges $325,000 for the Cullinan, but that’s without any option on the table.
Bentley Bentayga Speed
Bentley had an SUV even before Rolls-Royce, and it is called the Bentayga. You might not be a fan of the design, but nobody can deny the fact that Bentley’s SUV is an engineering marvel.
Unlike the Cullinan, the Bentayga doesn’t only focus on luxury and off-road prowess. Instead, Bentley tried to build a car with a sporty edge, much like with the Mulsanne. The Bentayga Speed is thus one of the fastest SUVs in the world. Thanks to the monstrous W12 engine with 626 horsepower, the Bentayga can accelerate to 60 mph at 3.8 seconds and won’t stop until it reaches 190 mph (306 kph). The Bentayga Speed starts at $230,000.
Lamborghini’s take on the SUV is the craziest yet, but that’s expected from the company. Sure, some will argue that they should’ve never built one, but let us remind you that Lambo already had an SUV in their lineup, the LM002 from 1986.
Lamborghini calls the Urus a Super Sport Utility Vehicle (SSUV), and they have the numbers to cover the claim. The car is equipped with a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 that develops 641 horsepower. Thanks to the lightweight design – the Urus has the best power-to-weight ratio in the segment – the 0-60 time is only 3.5 seconds, while the top speed is190 mph (305 kph). The Lamborghini Urus starts at $207,326.
Aston Martin DBX
Aston Martin followed its opposition and is the latest exotic-car manufacturer to introduce an SUV. Called the DBX, the sleek-looking SUV tries to combine luxury and sportiness, just like the grand-touring machines from the company. Inside, at least, the DBX indeed shows its comfort and luxury credentials with the use of exquisite materials seemingly everywhere.
The DBX will not be the fastest SUV in the world, but the 550 horsepower 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine still manages to propel the car to 62 mph in only 4.5 seconds. Aston Martin is also proud of the lightweight aluminum construction, which, paired with the active all-wheel-drive system, should make the DBX agile in the corners.