Let’s take a look at a subject that’s close to the heart of every one of us at Trafalgar Street car park, and pick our favourite supercars of 2018.
These beautiful machines may be unobtainable for the majority of us, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t enjoy them from a distance and dream, does it?
Ferrari 488 GTB – best of the circuit supercars
The 488 GTB has been around for a year or two now, but it’s still a class leader – especially if you’re the kind of driver who has access to a circuit for a weekend blast. It’s efficient and superbly powerful 3.9-litre turbocharged engine combines with one of the best chassis ever built to create a mid-engines beast that outperforms almost anything. With a 0-60mph time of 3 seconds, it’ll even give a few superbikes a run for their money!
If you have a cool £230,000 burning a hole in your wallet, you should probably consider the McLaren 720s – one of the finest supercars of 2018… or any year, in fact. It’s fast – 0-124 mph in the time it takes many performance cars to hit 60 mph (7.8 seconds), and so comfortable on the road that it’s no exaggeration to say that it’s relatively easy to drive, which makes it the kind of supercar your mum can do the weekly shop in!
Lamborghini Aventador S
Lamborghini has always been about pushing supercar design to the limits of excess, but with the Aventador S they’ve managed to balance that futuristic look with a car that drives wonderfully. The Aventador isn’t for the faint-hearted though – the huge V12 generates a mouth-watering 730bhp and pushes the car to 62mph in 2.9 seconds. Fortunately, the entirely new four-wheel steering system makes the drive balanced and incredibly well set-up. You could say that it’s a snip at £270,000!
Ford isn’t all about family cars, and the GT (a car that began life as a Mustang) is proof of that. It’s a supercar that looks like it means business with its sharp lines and, essentially racing aerodynamics, that tell us exactly what the designers had in mind for the GT. There’s no escaping that this car was created to race rather than be a road car: the seats are too close together for comfort, and it’s a little harsh on the road, but despite these flaws, it’s a real driver’s car and begs to be driven hard.
These are our top four supercars of 2018, but if you think we’ve missed anything, you can head over to our Twitter page and let us know!