Supercars have come a long way over the years, and they continue to make giant strides in speed, safety, technology, and appearance. 2018 is poised to see some vast improvements and awe-inspiring technological advancements in the world of supercars, and enthusiasts are anticipating another monster year for the impressive machines. There are some brand new faces on the market while other classics and mainstays in the supercar world have introduced major advances and fresh new looks for the upcoming year. These cars continue to push the limits on horsepower, acceleration, and top speeds, with thrilling and fascinating results. Here are 10 of the most extraordinary automobiles to hit the market in 2018.
McLaren is no stranger to a list like this, and the 720S, known by codename as the P14, may be its most advanced model yet. Powered by a twin turbocharged 3.8-liter V8 that reaches 700 horsepower, this is truly a remarkably powerful machine. Combined with its aerodynamic design, the 720S is a one-of-a-kind racer that accelerates and laps faster than its competitors, and even stops harder. Some may even consider this to be as close to a hypercar as can be achieved in this class. Reviewers report that it is surprisingly pleasant to drive and extremely comfortable to boot. The McLaren 720s starts with a price tag of $285,000.
Mercedes AMG GT-R
This beauty sports a 4.0-liter twin turbocharged V8 that provides almost 580 horsepower. With a top speed of 198 mph, it is not as fast as some of the others in its class, but it makes up for that with uncanny style and functionality. Mercedes is known for best-in-class safety performance and top-quality mechanical engineering, and this model is no exception for the German company. Its unique design and sleek, luxurious interior make this an excellent option for the supercar owner who wants to stand out, and with a starting price tag of $157,000, this is a far more affordable option than most supercars available on the market today.
Lamborghini Aventador S Coupé
Lamborghini is one of the most well-known and well-respected names in the industry, and it should come as no surprise that they are yet again on a list of the top supercars (multiple times at that). The Italian automaker has once again outdone itself with the 2018 Aventador, developing a jaw-dropping automobile with sky-high specifications and uncanny performance. With 700hp and the ability to go 0-60 in less than 3 seconds, this car really screams. The V12 engine is extremely powerful, allowing this low-riding car to roar past its competition. This year’s model also includes superior handling and balance when compared to previous years. The Aventador is coming into the market at a price of $399,500.
The second Lamborghini model for 2018, the Huracán includes a V10 engine that provides high speeds, excellent responses, and an intimidating roar. Options include Coupe or Spyder body styles as well as rear or all-wheel drive. This car handles beautifully, and with 593hp on the all-wheel drive model, speed is not a problem for anybody sitting behind the wheel. The raw power is intoxicating, providing a dramatic touch to any ride in the Huracán. With a somewhat flashy exterior, this is a car for someone who wants to make a statement and back it up with the speed and power of the engine. The Huracán starts at $199,800, making it quite a steal compared to the automaker’s other supercars.
Aston Martin V8 Vantage
Aston Martin has been churning out supercars for years, and 2018 is no different, except that this year’s Vantage has several benefits over those of previous days. It is lighter, more technologically advanced, and prettier than prior incarnations. With a lower profile and wider backside, the Vantage has more of a supercar aesthetic than ever before. Equipped with a 4-liter turbocharged V8, this beast pumps out 570 horses of power, and has a 0-60 benchmark of 3.5 seconds. The color options are plentiful and unique, giving a wide range of sporty and individualistic looks for potential owners of this vehicle. This car carries a price of about $149,995.
Improving on the already blazing-fast Chiron, Bugatti has created a machine with unprecedented speed and power while maintaining a sleek, sporty, gorgeous exterior. This monster sports a quad turbocharged V16 engine that harnesses 1500 horsepower! It can go from 0-60 in less than 2.5 seconds and will have no problem reaching its top speed of 288 miles per hour. These speeds are not for the faint of heart, but all reports suggest that the Chiron’s handling is top-notch and it’s a pleasure to drive. It won’t be a pleasure to pay for, however, as this speed-demon has a price tag of $2.6 million, making it one of the most expensive supercars on the market.
Ferrari 488 GTB
A new twist on an old classic, the Ferrari 488 GTB is both a piece of art and miracle of modern design. Possessing a turbo V8 engine and top speed of 205 miles per hour, this is a high-powered machine from a reputable manufacturer with decades of accolades. This year’s model has a slightly more intimidating look than previous iterations, and aesthetics aren’t the only element of superiority with this car. A new, more aerodynamic spoiler design has been added and a two-clutch automatic transmission is available. Starting at $250,000, this is a moderately priced supercar compared to its counterparts, but don’t be fooled by that. This is a truly remarkable vehicle.
No list is not complete without the classic Ford GT. With a history of durability and success in major races, the GT has long been a mainstay on the list of top supercars. The frame is larger than most, but that doesn’t affect the ability of the GT to handle just as limberly as its competitors. While it only sports a V6, the car’s engine is nothing to laugh at, as riders and drivers will note that the acceleration and speed are certainly impressive. With a 0-60 of 2.9 seconds and a top speed of 217 miles per hour, it’s easy to see why this vehicle makes the cut. This new GT is responsive, communicative, and a blast to drive, offering a smooth ride and all the reliability and longevity that Ford has always been known for. At $400,000, it may seem expensive for something that is often classed below the other cars on this list, but many loyalists consider the price tag to be perfectly acceptable.
This British supercar may not be as well-known as some of the others on the list, but it is truly an elegant car that deserves much praise. This is a car for traditionalists – hand built by a small production team outside of Leicester and donning a conventional manual gearbox and rear-wheel drive while lacking anti-lock brakes and driver aids. This is an automobile for old-school racers that want to once again experience the exhilarating sense of adventure that comes with flying around the track. It has a traditional feel with its excellent handling and road sensitivity, but its V8 twin turbo engine and top speed of 226 mph make this automobile a formidable opponent for any supercar on the market. Being built by hand doesn’t come cheaply, as this car will run about $281,000 (£200,000).
Tushek Renovatio T500
This is probably not the car you were expecting to round out our list. In fact, you may never have even heard of Tushek, and that’s with good reason. Tushek is a brand-new company out of Slovenia, started by Aljosa Tusek, who used to race cars before deciding that he wanted to sell them instead. The Renovatio T500 is extremely light, weighing in at just over 2400 pounds. The specs aren’t mind-blowing, with a 0-60 of 3.7 seconds and a top speed of 192 mph. However, the weight of the car makes it a joy to handle, and the its solid frame and firm response add its charm. It also offers an impressive amount of agility when driving at high speeds, something that can be difficult to come across in other supercars. This car meets the market at a price of $370,000.
So, there are ten of the top supercars for 2018. There are countless others out there, but we found that these were the ten cars worth looking for in the coming year, as each one offers its own unique combination of innovation, power, style, and magnificence. Whether you are a serious candidate to purchase a supercar or simply a car enthusiast who enjoys seeing what crazy machines are out there, we suggest trying to get a look at each of these if you get the opportunity. If you can somehow get behind the wheel of one, it would be a thrilling experience and something you will never forget. Supercars continue to improve every year, but 2018 will prove to be an impressive and progressive year for the powerful, cutting-edge automobiles.