“If you want to be someone you buy a Ferrari – If you are someone you own a Lamborghini.” Apparently that’s what music superstar Frank Sinatra said when he got his Miura in 1969, and he might not be too wrong as Ferrari don’t actually make our prestigious list of supercars but the Lamborghini Aventador is right up there!
The Aventador is Lamborghini’s latest tarmac-grade V12 weapons system that replaces the 10-year-old Murcielago. It’s also the fastest production car that has ever come out of Lamborghini’s factory in the small rural town of Sant’Agata Bolognese in Italy.
Lamborghini does things differently to most other supercar manufacturers; it likes to push the envelope, both from a design sense and a technological standpoint. What they have created in the Aventador is the supercar of the future for the here and now. It’s the definition of extreme in the automotive world and wherever you look, inside or outside this car, boundaries have been pushed well beyond the current benchmarks. Lamborghini calls it ‘the new reference among super sports cars’.
SSC Ultimate Aero XT
If you are unfamiliar with SSC they are the company formerly known as Shelby Super Cars. SSC have only released one extreme supercar to date, but with their multiple award winning Ultimate Aero setting the standard, rather than watching the Aero drive away into the sunset, they are actually bringing us another gem for 2013 with the ‘SSC Ultimate Aero XT‘!
The model will be a special edition of the Ultimate Aero which means if you blink you might just miss it as there will only be a small number of examples built and of course it will be one of the fastest cars in the world!
It sprints to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 2.65 seconds and hits 322 km/h (200 mph) in just 15.65 seconds, which is a new wold record. It also screams to 100 mph in 11.25 seconds. This monster has a projected top speed of 273 mph, but get this…it has only been tested up to just over 250 mph!!
Koenigsegg Agera R 2013
Koenigseggs have produced some fine supercars over the years and the 2013 Agera R is set to be the result of Koenigseggs endless pursuit for perfection.
The Agera R is the only roadster Hypercar with a detachable and stowable hardtop, bringing the best of two worlds. This in combination with 120 litres of luggage space, truly combine extreme performance with everyday usability.
But let’s not forget about the speed! The 2013 model features new Aircore hollow carbon fiber wheels, upgraded power and enhanced aerodynamics resulting in an incredible top speed of approximately 440 km/h (273 mph).
Bugatti Veyron Supersport
Since it’s introduction in 2005, the The Bugatti Veyron has been the most sought after, powerful, and fastest supercar in the world!
If you have a need for speed and have the mountains of cash to buy the most expensive car in the world, it just doesn’t get much better than the Bugatti Veyron Supersport!
The Bugatti hits 0-62 mph in less than 3 seconds at 2.4 seconds. The progression in hitting given metrics for the Veyron SS include 150mph at 10 second, 186 mph at under 15 seconds, and in less than a minute, you could be going as fast as 245 mph.
The first five cars that came off the line in 2010 were sold as a limited “World Record Editions” after clocking a staggering record of 267.9 miles per hour at Volkswagons test tracks in Germany. Priced at 2.4 million dollars (2.08 million Euros at time of purchased) each, the first five immediately sold out