What’s Your Favorite Supercar of 2015?
Expensive, high-performance vehicles have a long history dating back to the sports cars of the 1940s made by brands like Jaguar, Lotus, and Porsche. It arguably wasn’t until the Lamborghini Miura, first released in 1966, that we first saw the kind of design that we would commonly associate with the term though. Nowadays, manufacturers are still pushing the limits of what these kinds of vehicles can produce. Here is a sampling of supercars offered in 2015.
Ferrari 488 GTB
Introduced this year at the Geneva Motor Show, the Ferrari 488 GTB is a two-seater berlinetta, or “little saloon,” intended to replace the Ferrari 458 Italia. While the new engine is actually smaller than its predecessor, it produces more power than even the top performer in the 458 family: 661 bhp at 8000 rpm versus the 597 bhp at 9000 rpm found in the 458 Speciale. Ferrari claim that the 488 GTB will do 0–62 mph in 3.0 seconds or 0–124 mph in 8.3 seconds, with a top speed in excess of 205 mph.
Lamborghini Aventador SV
In order to successfully follow the highly popular Murciélago range, Lamborghini knew they would have to be at their best. Thankfully, the Aventador series, first introduced in 2010, does just this. The updated SV model, short for Superveloce, builds further on the changes the engineers did, increasing the maximum horsepower from the 700 bhp in the standard coupé to 750 bhp. Overall, the SV’s standing 0–62 mph time is decreased from 2.9 seconds to 2.8 seconds, while the theoretical top speed is said to be hover around the 217 mph mark.
While Audi may not have the reputation for making supercars like their Italian counterparts do, the Bavarian company’s R8 series has received rave reviews since it first came to market almost a decade ago. But it’s the recently announced second generation that’s caught our eye. It will be available in two different engine types: the V10 with 540 bhp at £119,500 or the more powerful V10 Plus with 610 bhp at £137,500. The company has also shown off a full electric option using the new E-Tron electric motor that will be released sometime in the future at “above R8 prices.”
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