The author of this article has never driven any of these cars and most probably never will. Moreover he has not even seen most of them live. Selection and rank ordering are highly biased, though a huge amount of compromise have been attempted to be involved. Spit and swear at your own risk.
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Choosing the best supercars in the world is just a bit easier than choosing one of your kids not to die on a war field. You won't be forced into such situation with a great chance, but if you were, what would be your reasoning to save one of them?
Is it the one you love the most?
Is it the one you would spare for the future?
Is it the one you love the least so you can practice grace?
Is it the one you think is the fittest to survive, hence the ultimate son to show around?
These are just some of the many questions that would pop. The answer is in fact somewhere in-between all of these at the same time. I just love some of the cars, almost without no reason. Some of them are a bit of underdogs. Some of them are obvious, proud choices. And some of them are die-hard, hence successful wannabes.
Let's crank up our ordinals, shall we?
Here we go.
10. Porsche GT3 RS
9. Lancia Delta S4
8. Lamborghini Countach
7. Honda NSX
6. Ford GT
5. Lotus Esprit
4. Bugatti Veyron
3. Pagani Huayra
Yes, the car has not been out yet. But I believe we can trust it. A trust that it will be even better than the Zonda. The Zonda is a homage to Juan Manuel Fangio and the Sauber Mercedes C9. two legends from very different eras. Its V12 turbocharged engine comes from the endurance racer design and the whole mechanics and layout resembles the Group C racer. But again, in the same spirit as the Honda NSX, another real F1 legend is the inspiration behind it, summing up the legacy of the Argentine Fangio and the silver arrow Benz cars he was driving. Pagani takes it even one step further with the Huayra. Faster, better-looking and more exclusive. The best German supercar the Italians build. A mythical, unicorn car full of soul, merging two legends into one. Too large for life.
2. Ferrari 288 GTO Evoluzione
never made a secret about my affection to the Ferrari 288 Evoluzione. Almost any other Ferraris could be put on this list. In fact, all 10+1 positions could be held by Ferraris. But there is a special place in my heart for the Evoluzione. To make it short, it is the link between the best two worlds of Ferrari. It connects its most legendary breeds - the GTO and the F-cars. Coming from road racing, the GTO was and is an ultimate choice and pedigree for the task. The 250 may easily be the most exclusive car in the world, while the 288 is almost surely the most beautiful Ferrari. The Evoluzione is the missing link between the 288 and the F40. The F-cars were the Group B and F1 successor jaw-dropping track racing cars no other maker could match. Think of the Enzo FXX Evoluzione as the latest and supreme racing car from Ferrari. The DNA clearly came from 288 Evo, the latter still retaining its road-racing legacy. In one sentence, the 288 GTO Evoluzione sums up Ferrari's best moments. The car may have not turned out to be good looking. I even dare to say that it is ugly. But ugly in a beautiful way. Because it is Ferrari in the making. And creation is beautiful.
1. McLaren F1
+1. Brabus EV12 'Black Baron'
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