In the world of supercars, there are a plethora of vehicles which have been produced through the years to challenge for the number one spot of greatest supercar ever built. When NFC and Zorly.com combined forces, our goal was to pay homage to all the amazing automotive writing that Zorly's founders had put out since it's inception. Hundreds of thousands of people have trusted Zorly for their supercars fix over the years. This list was built to do exactly that for you today.
From aerodynamics, engine specs, power to weight ratio and more, there are a wide range of elements that play into creating the perfect supercar.
While car enthusiasts will debate all they want, here is our top 10 list of the greatest supercars ever built.
10. Koenigsegg One:1
Photo Credit: 2014 Koenigsegg One:1
The newest model in our list of incredible sports cars, the Koenigsegg One:1 was first introduced to the world in 2014. Arguably the world's most powerful production car to date, this is the officially the world's fastest vehicle and has plenty of incredible technology to back it up.
Designed and built in southern Sweden, this one of a kind vehicle is a step up from the already existing Koenigsegg Agera R. The "One:1" essentially means a ratio of one-to-to, referring to the car's metric power output to the metric-weight ratio. There really hasn't ever been a vehicle ever designed like this one before.
Only seven of these cars have been made, with only one of them being sent to the United States, two to Europe, and the remaining four to Asia.
Photo Credit: 2014 Koenigsegg One:1
Aesthetically, this outstanding machine meets all the classic criteria of qualifying as a supercar. With the always pleasing scissor-hinged doors, a sleek and aerodynamic body built to seat two, and of course a classic spoiler that completes many supercars, the Koenigsegg One:1 is one of the best looking supercars ever created.
When it comes down to it, its tough to top the incredible performance this vehicle possesses with a 7-speed automated manual transmission and a V8 fuel injected engine.
Photo Credit: 2015 Koenigsegg One:1
Koenigsegg One:1 Specs & Performance
Length: 177.2 in.
Width: 81.1 in.
Height: 45.3 in.
Engine: Twin turbocharged 32-valve V8
Horsepower: 1341 hp @7500 rpm
Torque: 1011 lb-ft @ 6000 rpm
0-60 mph: 2.5 sec.
0-100: 4.5 sec.
Top Speed: 273 mph
9. Lamborghini Miura
The Ferrari 250 GTO and 275 LM had become icons during the 1960s, and Lamborghini came up with their official response from 1966-1969 with this now world-renowned Lamborghini Miura P400.
The chassis made an appearance at the 1965 Geneva Motor Show before the first model of this incredible vehicle made its debut in 1966 just three years into the existence of the Lamborghini company. Costing four times more than one of its competitors, the Jaguar XJ220, this iconic piece of work was produced into 474 models in the first three years. The Miura would receive slight changes over the following years as this iconic vehicle was produced all the way up until 1973.
With a 3.5-litre V12 engine hidden under it's Ferrari 350 GTO-esque body, this one of a kind vehicle proclaimed a top speed of 198 mph at the 1966 Geneva Motor Show, turning heads all over the room. While it didn't live up to that exact number, the speed and performance that it did provide helped it to become one of the most popular supercars still to this day.
The most successful version of this vehicle was the P400 SV which featured minor alterations and upgrades from the original P400 including adding 1.5 inches of length to the body, and adding the cast magnesium wheels. With a wider body on a newly revamped chassis, this vehicle received improved handling, a problem it had struggled with in the early stages.
To this day, many supercar designs and functions have a lot to owe to the Lamborghini Miura and their rivalry with Ferrari that still lasts today.
Lamborghini Miura Specs & Performance (P400 SV)
Length: 172.8 in.
Width: 70.1 in.
Height: 43.3 in.
Horsepower: 385hp @7850 rpm
Torque: 295.0 ft lbs @5750 rpm
0-60 mph: 5.75 sec.
1/4 mile: 14.3 sec.
Top Speed: 170 mph
8. Jaguar XJ220
One of the most legendary supercars that made its debut during the same time as the McLaren F1, the Jaguar XJ220 is an iconic supercar that is still a huge fan favorite with its one of a kind performance and low profile, aerodynamic design.
At the time of production, the XJ220 was both the fastest Jaguar and the fastest production vehicle in the world, reaching a top speed of 217 mph. When official production began in 1989, this model was well received by the public and 350 were made to the tune of a little over $550,000.
From the beginning stages of its production, the makers of the XJ220 had the desire to keep it as a racing model, specifically one that could outduel the Porsche 959 in Group B racing. With the V12 engine mounted in the middle of the aluminum chassis, they hoped to achieve the overall performance they needed with a lighter frame and four-wheel drive.
While the XJ220 was a much lighter model than some of its counterparts from Bugatti and Ferrari, it was also much larger than any other supercar being produced, measuring 191.3 inches long and 78.7 inches wide. While this wasn't a typical size for a supercar at the time, it translated to a more comfortable and roomier interior, making it by far the most luxurious of any supercar that had been produced.
Jaguar XJ220 Specs & Performance:
Length: 191.3 in.
Width: 78.7 in.
Height: 45.3 in.
Horsepower: 542 bhp @ 7000 rpm
Torque: 475 ft lbs @ 4500 rpm
0-60 mph: 3.9 seconds
0-100 mph: 8.0 sec.
Top Speed: 217 mph
7. Aston Martin One-77
Photo Credit: Aston Martin One 77
Everyone wants to emulate James Bond, and what better way to walk in the footsteps of the legendary 007 than behind the wheel of an Aston Martin? Next on our list is the Aston Martin One-77 and is easily one of the most striking and truly breathtaking supercars ever produced.
The name says it all as only 77 of these spectacular vehicles were produced as the hand formed aluminum and carbon fiber body housing a 7.3-litre V12 engine goes for a price tag of $2 million on the market. A top of the line 48-valve V12 engine is mounted in the middle of the lightweight carbon-fiber monocoque chassis to allow to optimal performance and handling.
Photo Credit: Aston Martin One-77
This outstanding car first made its debut at the Geneva Motor Show in 2009 as the fastest Aston Martin ever built, topping out at an incredible speed of 220 mph. With a sleek and lightweight frame and innovative aerodynamic styling, it is no wonder this is one of the smoothest and fastest supercars ever created.
For the more affluent persons in the world, this personally tailored vehicle is the perfect addition to their garage. With an incredibly stable frame that barely leans when whipping through tight turns at higher velocities and a wonderfully low-profiled body, this incredible supercar is sure to leave a lasting impression.
Photo Credit: Aston Martin one-77
Aston Martin One-77 Specs & Performance
Length: 181 in.
Width: 86.75 in.
Height: 48 in.
Horsepower: 750 bhp
Torque: 750 Nm
0-60 mph: 3.7 sec.
Top Speed: 220 mph
6. Gumpert Apollo Sport
Photo Credit: Gumpert Apollo Sport
Named after the infamous greek god and designed by former Audi engineer Roland Gumpert, the Gumpert Apollo Spot is a purebred race car and is one of the most unique and modern looking supercars on the market. A street car with race car specs and performance, this one of a kind vehicle will turn heads on the road, providing they have enough time to see it.
With an incredible 780 horsepower under the hood along with 678 lb-ft of torque, this machine gets up and goes in a hurry as you can reach 60 mph in just 2.9 seconds and 124 mph in a mere 8.7 seconds. This one of a kind vehicle was also featured on Top Gear UK and completed a lap on their famed track in a time that beat out world-renowned supercars like the Bugatti Veyron. Feats like this helped introduce this brand to the world and the public took notice
This outstanding car made its initial debut at the 2006 Geneva International Motor Show and did not disappoint. With one of a kind aerodynamic design, this car creates more downforce than any other supercar in production. How much downforce exactly? At full speed, you could drive this supercharged machine on the roof of a tunnel without any problems.
With an 8-cylinder twin turbo engine replicating some of Audi's top models, this car can hit its top speed sooner than later, and go 0 to 60 mph before you can even say its name.
Photo Credit: Gumpert Apollo
Gumpert Apollo Sport Specs & Performance:
Length: 175.6 in.
Width: 78.7 in.
Height: 43.9 in.
Engine: V8 Twin Turbo
Horsepower: 780 hp
Torque: 675 lbs @4000 rpm
0-60 mph: 2.9 sec.
Top Speed: 224 mph
5. Lamborghini Countach
This car is the definition of Lamborghini. When you think of this legendary car company, this is the vehicle that comes to mind. This vehicle first made its display debut at the Geneva Motor Show in 1971. This low profile, sleek design on this one of a kind vehicle made it an instant as the scissor doors swinging up have become Lamborghini's trademark calling card.
Production on this iconic vehicle first began in 1973 and new models were made all the way up to 1990 as this supercar is still in popular demand today. The debut model unveiled in 1974 as the Lamborghini Countach LP 400 burst on to the scene with its unconventional design and specifications. The LP (longitudinale posteriore) came from the engine being mounted lengthwise in the vehicle.
With 375 hp from the 4-litre V12 engine, this care could max out at 192 mph and get to 100 mph in just 5.4 seconds. Just 151 of these supercars were produced from 1974-1978 as new Countach models began to roll out over the following 12 years with the LP 500S and the 500 QV.
What set apart the early model from the later ones?
While the newer models were slightly faster, only the LP400 didn't feature a spoiler, one of the reasons it has stood the test of time as an absolute favorite among supercar lovers everywhere.
Lamborghini Countach Specs & Performance (LP 400)
Length: 162.7 in.
Width: 74.28 in.
Height: 42.05 in.
Horsepower: 375 Bhp @ 8000 rpm
Torque: 365 Nm @ 5000 rpm
0-60 mph: 5.6 sec.
1.4 mile: 14.4 sec.
Top Speed: 196 mph
4. Ferrari 250 GTO
The pinnacle of what Ferrari and Ferrari racing was all about, the 250 GTO is still one of the most unique and most iconic supercars ever created with an attractive style and a powerful V12 engine.
This outstanding vehicle was first built in 1962 and made its first competition debut at the Sebring circuit in America in March 1962. Finishing second overall at this 12-hour event, Ferrari took this performance and used it as a springboard for the coming years.
Models from 1962-1964 would vary roughly as the designers at Ferrari were set on building a vehicle that was capable of beating the Jaguar E Type. The 5-speed, 3-litre V12 engine rested in the body closer to the cockpit of the vehicle, making it resemble the design of many Formula 1 cars of the time.
Arguably the most iconic element of this outstanding vehicle was the design of the body. A style that did not change much from 1962-1964, this car did not feature a spoiler like traditional race car designs did, and the more rounded off body helped to set it apart from its competitors. When it came to designing the official racetrack model however, a rear spoiler was added along with carbon exhaust air slots in the sail panels.
Just 36 of these timeless vehicles were produced over the three year span, which has helped it stand the test of time and hold its own as one of the most iconic and respected vehicles to ever come out of Ferrari.
Ferrari 250 GTO Specs & Performance
Horsepower: 302 hp @ 7500 rpm
Torque: 246 lb-ft @5500
0-60 mph: 5.4 sec.
0-100 mph: 10.5 sec.
1/4 mile: 13.1 sec.
Top Speed: 174 mph
3. McLaren P1
For the driver looking to get to top speed in a hurry, the McLaren P1 doesn't disappoint. Referred to more often as a hypercar, this vehicle is built from mostly carbon fiber and
aluminum, this stellar supercar is one of the quickest and most powerful ever produced.
This world-class vehicle is based off the design and technology that has powered the top of the line Formula 1 cars that have been built by McLaren for decades. The one of a kind aerodynamic design helps this car reduce any resistance and get up to 60 mph in less than three seconds.
Only 375 of these outstanding vehicles were produced, all of which sold out almost within a matter of minutes after going on sale. Hailed as the super car of the future, this vehicle is a hybrid that boasts a petrol mill engine combined with a state of the art electric motor to create one of the most efficient supercars on the roads today.
This vehicle is the successor to McLaren’s legendary F1, and while it may not hold as much power and respect as the former, the P1 reaches the pinnacle of highest performance available in a supercar. With an incredible DOHC 32-valve 3.8-liter V8 engine that helps it sprint out to 60 mph in less than three seconds, The McLaren P1 is one of the quickest and most powerful supercars ever created.
McLaren P1 Specs & Performance
Length: 180.6 in.
Width: 76.6 in.
Height: 46.8 in.
Engine: 737 hp 3.8 liter twin-turbo V8 petrol mill & 178 hp electric motor
Horsepower: Combined 915 hp
0-60 mph: 2.7 sec
0-100 mph: 5.1 sec
1/4 mile: 10.0 sec.
Top Speed: 217 mph
2. Bugatti Veyron
Possibly the biggest contender with the McLaren F1 for the best all around supercar ever created, the Bugatti Veyron combines perfect technology and performance with a unique style and design to set it apart from any other supercar out there.
In 1901, the very first Bugatti was built and took home prizes from the French Automobile Club as these legendary machines were born.
Through a trend of racing success and innovative models, fast-forward nearly a century as Bugatti rolled out the very first EB 16/4 Veyron in 2000 which featured a 16-cylinder, 630 hp engine as series production began on this model the following year.
Bugatti unveiled a revolutionary model in 2008 with the debut of the Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport, which boasted 1001 hp in this innovative and luxurious supercar.
The 2010 model is widely renowned as the greatest model produced out of the VW-owned factory, as the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport debuted and subsequently broke the Guinness World Record with a top speed of 267.856 mph.
Set to outdo themselves, Bugatti rolled out the Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse in 2012 with a top speed of 254 mph which still makes it the fastest production roadster of all time.
Don’t expect to see too many of these on the road anywhere. With a top speed that eclipses 250 mph and only a handful of them made, the Bugatti Veyron is truly a highly rare supercar we are blessed to get to look at.
Bugatti Veyron Specs & Performance:
Length: 175.7 in.
Height: 46.9 in.
Width: 78.7 in.
Engine: DOHC 64-valve W-16
Horsepower: 1200 hp @ 6400 RPM
Torque: 1106 lb-ft @ 3000 RPM
0-60 mph: 2.4 sec
0-100 mph: 5.0 sec
1/4 mile: 10.0 sec
Top Speed: 255 mph
1. McLaren F1
Photo Credit:McLaren F1
Was it really a doubt this was going to be number one? Widely considered to be the single greatest supercar in history, the McLaren F1 is one of the purest all around vehicles of its kind ever built.
The early 90s models, specifically years such as 1992, are some of the most highly celebrated and sought after vehicles of all time and if you had the money to get your hands on one, you would be in select company with only 106 being built from 1992-1998.
Much like other luxury brands, McLaren got its start in the racing scene. Following unprecedented success in Formula One, Can-Am, and the Indianapolis 500. Dominating the racing scene from the 1960s through the 1980s, McLaren took 156 of 16 races in Formula 1 in 1988. It was this same year that technical director Gordon Murray believed they could also produce a superior road car.
Photo Credit: McLaren F1
With a desire to create a dream vehicle that made you want to keep driving, Murray envisioned the F1 to have low dashboards for quality views, a higher room so you wouldn't hit your head for the sake of ergonomics, and a daily driveability that would last for years.
From 1992 to 1998, McLaren would produce just over 100 of these incredible feats of machinery, with a 1998 prototype model setting a world record with a top speed of 248 mph.
Still a mythical vehicle being marveled today, the F1 has stood the test of time and deserves to be ranked at the top of any list.
Photo Credit: 1996 McLaren F1
McLaren F1 Specs & Performance:
Length: 168.8 in.
Width: 71.6 in.
Height: 44.9 in.
Horsepower: 627 hp @ 7400 RPM
Torque: 479 lb-ft @ 4000 RPM
Engine: dohc V-12
0-60 mph: 3.4 sec
1.4 mile: 11.6 sec
Slalom: 64.5 mph
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