TopSpeed's 10 Best No-Limit Supercars

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When you get into this category, it’s hard to say if one is better than the other. Ferrari , Lamborghini , Aston Martin , and McLaren are all wonderful products, but is one better than the other one in the real world? Probably not, but there are a few things we can look at to try and determine a solid list.

When you have this kind of money, performance is expected out of these machines and that is a key thing to remember. Every car on this list is fast enough for most people. Many will begin to point out numbers and statistics to prove that their car should be ranked higher up. What they fail to understand is that most of the people who buy these machines will never get close to those numbers. For them, it’s more about the car. With that in mind, we will look at styling, prestige, luxury, and the sensations that you get when you sit behind the wheel.

There is a never a right answer when comparing these machines. Everybody has their own opinion and everybody will think they’re correct. We really had to think about this one long and hard because, well, we had no idea how to rank most of these machines. The top ten supercars for 2010 is just one of life’s great mysteries.

Nonetheless, we persevered on your behalf to try and rank today’s best supercars. We would also like to point out price was not considered in this ranking. If you can afford any one of these cars, most of the time price isn’t going to be a big deal.

Hit the jump to see the list.

10) Porsche 911 GT2 RS

TopSpeed's 10 Best No-Limit Supercars

We all know that the 911 GT2 RS is fast. It’s not just kind of fast, it’s crazy fast. That being said, it’s a scary sort of speed. It’s not the kind of car that anybody can drive, and people who can afford these machines probably won’t be racing drivers. There is no backseat or radio, just a roll cage and a smile. People who can afford this machine won’t be using it on a daily basis. This is a track car, so for that reason, it comes last. Prices start at $245,000.

9) Lexus LFA

TopSpeed's 10 Best No-Limit Supercars

This car was very difficult to rank. There is no doubt in our minds that the LFA is a very quick car in a straight line and around the bends. The engineering behind it is stunning, but we do have an issue with it. The LFA isn’t the fastest car ever made, it’s not the most powerful, and it’s not even the quickest to 60 MPH. Even the ZR1 can beat it around that big German racetrack. So why does this Toyota cost nearly $400,000? We don’t know. We simply can’t justify that cost. Add options and you could buy the 458 Italia for everyday use and the 911 GT2 RS for track fun. As an engineering statement, the LFA is brilliant, but just a bit too expensive and a bit too nerdy. In the world of school, the LFA is the student who stays after class to do extra credit just for the love of learning. Was that child a cool person in high school? We think not.

8) Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG

TopSpeed's 10 Best No-Limit Supercars

When we first drove theSLS AMG , we thought to ourselves that this could be one of the best supercars for daily use. The interior is well designed and well built, the trunk is big enough for groceries, and the ride is firm, but not back breaking. Sure, the nose is very long, but once you get used to it, you won’t notice. A good way to sum up the SLS is that it’s a track-oriented super car that is also luxurious. Is the Mercedes Mercedes SLS AMG the fastest, most exciting super car on the market? No. The LFA is faster, as is the 911 GT2 RS, but the SLS is cheaper than both of those and much sexier. Not to mention those gull-wing doors are so much fun. Prices start at around $200,000.

7) Ferrari 458 Italia

TopSpeed's 10 Best No-Limit Supercars

With the 458 , Ferrari takes its classic mid-mounted, high-winding V8 sports car formula to a whole new level. As a driver’s vehicle, this car is light, powerful, superbly balanced, and there isn’t much that can compete. The looks are some of the best from Ferrari in recent years and the interior is stunning as well. The Italia says that beauty doesn’t have to be sacrificed for insane performance. As far as prestige goes, well, it’s a Ferrari and that’s about as prestigious as it gets. Similar to BMW badges, if you put a Ferrari badge on anything, it’s sure to sell. Prices start at a very reasonable $225,000.

6) Lamborghini Murcielago LP670-4 SV

TopSpeed's 10 Best No-Limit Supercars

The SuperVeloce’s V12 produces 661 hp at 8000 rpm and 490 lb·ft of torque. The SV can hit 200+ miles per hour and it will hit 60 mph in around 3.5 seconds. Most important, it’s a Lamborghini Lamborghini , and that badge is enough to get you any supermodel you want. Well maybe not, but the prestige that this car carries with it is part of the reason why it’s so good. It’s loud, brash, and very vulgar, but we love it. The leaner, meaner Murcielago makes the SV the best of the series. Prices start at $450,000.

5) Koenigsegg CCXR

TopSpeed's 10 Best No-Limit Supercars

Sweden might not be a very exciting country, but they sure can make cars. In March 2009 the CCXR was chosen by Forbes as one of the ten most beautiful cars in history and it can hit speeds of 250 miles per hour. This car is also marketed as an eco-supercar, because it can run on E85, so that will make you cool at the Hollywood parties. The price for this machine, to put it simply, is a lot. Just try going to the bank and ask for $1.2 million for a new car. That should be funny.

4) Aston Martin One 77

TopSpeed's 10 Best No-Limit Supercars

The ultimate Aston Martin isn’t even out yet, but we have such high hopes for it that we have put it fourth on the list. Like most Aston models, the car is very stunning. It could be the best looking car on this list, which is saying a lot. The One-77 will feature a full carbon fiber monocoque chassis, a handcrafted aluminum body, and a 7.3 liter V12 engine with over 700 hp. Prices will be around $1.7 million, so it’s a car for the very rich. Only 77 will be made, making this car as cool as it comes.

3) Ferrari 599 GTO

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It started off with the 599 GTB , then the track only 599XX. Now, we have the ultimate 599, theGTO . There is just one sentence that makes this car deserving of its spot. This is the fastest road-going Ferrari Ferrari ever built. It’s that simple. The speed is just insane and the handling is Ferrari brilliant. The styling is performance oriented and the interior is more of a cockpit than a cabin. As a driver’s car, the GTO is one of the best cars on the market. Prices start at $383,500.

2) Pagani Zonda F

TopSpeed's 10 Best No-Limit Supercars

The Zonda has always been a crazy looking machine, but it didn’t become a supercar icon just on looks alone. The fit and finish is stunning, as is the Mercedes engine. This machine’s performance will go right up with the greatest of all time. The car is outrageously quick and useable in the corners. The looks might be a bit over the top but for this kind of money, who cares? Prices start at $741,000.

1) Bugatti Veyron Super Sports

TopSpeed's 10 Best No-Limit Supercars

There is no doubt that the Veyron is the ultimate supercar. It’s the fastest machine in the world and it’s so luxurious that you could use it on a daily basis. The Veyron looks stunning inside and out, and you will turn more heads than an elephant driving a scooter. Sure, the car is very expensive with a price tag of around $1 million, but if you can afford it, we would recommend the Bugatti over everything else. Sure, like the LFA, it’s a nerdy car, but because it’s the fastest in the world, we’ll let it slide.

We have done plenty of these top tens and there hasn’t been one as hard as this. Every one of these machines are fast enough for most people and they are sure to excite you in ways that most cars could never dream of. The pure speed of the Bugatti and the Zonda will make your spine tingle, and the stunning looks of the Lamborghini and the Aston Martin are worthy of an art gallery. Each one of the these machines are excellent and each one of them would be a smart buy, but if we had a few million laying around, the Veyron would be our choice.


25 comments:

@godofsavages

So why can’t I comment? Because I actually have a brain? SOrry, I won’t pollute you with facts and intelligence.
As I said before, know some facts before you talk, it will help you sound less like a retard.

@Uncia, same for you obviously. Even a 5th grader can understand facts.

godofsavages

See, you don’t know any facts.
1 Prototype/Test car from Caparo caught fire. ONE. Has it happened again? No, it was fixed. How many production versions have you seen burn down?

Many PRODUCTION 458 Italias, Lamborghinis, 599GTBs have burned down COMPLETELY. I have seen a Koenigsegg CCR fire.

HENNESSEY VENOM GT. Are you so dumb you can’t read? It is NOT a tuner car. The entire space frame, suspension, engine, and body is made by them. The only thing Lotus is the crash box, doors, and windows.

The Radical is "semi-street legal" as in only street legal in some countries. So if it can’t be included for that reason then the Pagani Zonda should not be included, it can’t meet US regulations.

@godofsavages:

Excellent response; I couldn’t have said it better myself. But why did you refer to aPACKofWEASELS’ comments as fifth grade logic? That’s an insult to fifth graders, I’m telling you.

"I hate when people spout without knowing a single fact."

I don’t recall numbers ever being thrown around in these list, so I do believe you’r the moron. The Caparo catches fire and burned a tester. That’s a car I really want to own. Dumbass.

The Hennessy GT or whatever the hell you said, your comments are usually idiotic so it’s hard to read them, is a tuner car, there for not included.

The Radical, as you said yourself, is semi-street legal so not included.

Please, don’t ever comment again. So find a new site to pollute with your fifth grade logic.

Also, to the person who made a smart comment without the name calling, the SLR isn’t made anymore, the SLS replaced it.

I think they left out the SSC ultimate aero. It is definitely no limit super car after breaking a wold speed record once.

@BryanUsrey

You obviously need to recheck your facts. Veyron cornering force: 0.93g. Ultimate Aero cornering force: 1.05g

Veyron Slalom: 68mph, Veyron SS Slalom: 70.8mph. Ult. Aero slalom: 73.1mph

The Ultimate Aero has handling on par with Koenigsegg, Pagani, etc. and better than any Ferrari or Lamborghini, and The Veyron is compared to them all.

I hate when people spout without knowing a single fact.

And the interior, have you ever seen one? It is actually very nice. I would take it over a Veyron’s.

Worst list ever. Written by a complete moron.

Gumpert Apollo: Production lap record at the Ring. 7:11.

Radical SR8 LM: Semi-street production Ring record. 6:48. How can a car with a 6:48 lap not be on here? It smokes the track only 599XX and Zonda R!

SSC Ultimate Aero: Not only will the 2010 Aero beat the Veyron SS in top speed it kills it in handling(1.05g vs .93g, 73.1mph slalom vs 70.8), beats it in the 1/4 mile, brakes in less distance and is way more fun to drive.

Caparo T1: Track Performance. Predicted lap time for the Ring is 6:15. It also beat every car at Top Gear.

Hennessey Venom GT: Top speed of the Veyron SS but will kill it and every other car on that list around a track.

Pagani Zonda F and Porsche 911 GT2 RS are the only decent cars on that list.

Veyron SS: While it has a high top speed and fast 0-60 time, put it on a track and it will get slaughtered. I bet if it were American, Top Speed wouldn’t have put it on the list.

one other car thats missing besides the SSC ULTIMATE AERO is the outstanding Mercedes-Mclaren SLR....i mean come on, that things gotta be top 5

The reason for the exclusion of the Ultimate Aero is due to the terrible interior, the heavy steering, average handling and average looks. This is a straight line car and not something you would want to own or drive on public roads.

Amazingly they didn’t put the SSC Ultimate Aero on the list.

@jtm0711 what do you mean that Toyota has never built a supercar before? 2000GT? Supra?

I’d love to see the Aston Martin One77, when will they release this interesting car?

The LFA isn’t the fastest car around the ring ever. there’s no proof of the 7:13 lap time. its not official. videos can be altered especially ones found on youtube. to believe a car that weighs as much as the LFA with the power level it has can beat cars with much better power to weight ratios not to mention their lighter with lower center of gravity mid engined for better balance and wider tracks is ignorant. idk what vehicle has the record for the best slalom but i’m pretty sure the LFA doesn’t beat the 1.6g skidpad rating that the koe segg has. not to mention slalom and skidpad are not near as important on a track like the ring. its power to weight ratio deficit alone would make other cars in this group run off from it. it may have acheived the quickest lap around the ring at one point but from what i’ve read the new porsche 911 gt2 is faster now due to an increase in power lighter body and stiffer suspension and chassis. and yes the fact that you cant even purchase the car outright is a bad move by toyota. not to mention this is toyotas first true super car so we’ll see how it holds up

The biggest problem with the LFA is its still a TOYOTA...and that is NOT a name synonymous with high end sports cars. Not to mention all the silly issues with "you can’t buy the car" you can only "lease it".

What idiot wrote this article? The LFA IS the fastest car ever around the Nurburgring, with a 7:13 lap time with traffic. I have a video of it running a 7:19 with traffic on my TopSpeed page. The LFA also holds the slalom and skidpad records.

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