BY: SANJAY VERMA
The Icona Daytona SP3 blends modern engineering with retro-futuristic design, inspired by the 1967 Ferrari 330 P4s. It features a naturally aspirated V-12 with 829 hp, revving to 9,500 rpm. Priced at $2.2 million, it's destined for 599 fortunate owners.
Hennessey's Venom F5 Roadster, equipped with a 1,817 hp "Fury" V-8, aims to break the 300 mph barrier, much like its coupe sibling. While the lightweight roof must stay on to reach that goal, the 30 Roadsters, priced at $3 million each, offer an exhilarating open-top experience.
Koenigsegg's Gemera hypercar is a four-seater with innovative dihedral doors. Its hybrid system, powered by a unique three-cylinder, 2-liter turbocharged engine known as the "Tiny Friendly Giant," generates a total of 1,677 hp.
Lamborghini's last V-10 Huracán, the Sterrato, goes off-road with knobby tires, a higher ride, and a horsepower sacrifice for better control. It's a dusty, thrilling farewell to the gas-powered era as Lamborghini shifts towards hybrid and electric vehicles.
The Utopia features a "Carbo-Titanium" chassis and maintains a weight of 2,822 pounds. It continues to use the Huayra's 852 hp AMG V-12, offers a manual gearbox, and an option for a lighter, though less smooth, single-clutch automatic. Only 99 Utopia models will be produced.
The Mistral, boasts an 8.0-liter W-16 engine with 1,578 hp and combines features from previous models. With a $5 million price tag and only 99 units produced, it marks the end of an era as Rimac takes control and ushers Bugatti into an electrified future with hybrid options alongside electric vehicles.
Lamborghini defies convention by keeping its 6.5-liter V-12 for the Revuelto hybrid, which boasts 1,001 hp thanks to three electric motors, making it the most powerful non-turbo plug-in hybrid. It also comes with cabin upgrades and a smoother dual-clutch transmission.
Gordon Murray's T.50 is a modern successor to the iconic McLaren F1, with a lightweight design, high-revving 650 hp V-12, and a focus on downforce. It embodies analog elegance and exceptional engineering in contrast to today's larger and more complex supercars.
The Ferrari 296 GTB is a game-changer with its 819 hp V-6 engine and plug-in hybrid technology. It's incredibly fast, looks stunning, and is one of the best mid-engined Ferraris ever built.
The Porsche 911 GT3, long known as the "ultimate sports car," takes it up a notch with the latest GT3 RS. It's a track-focused beast with a high-revving 518 hp engine and a massive rear wing for extraordinary downforce, turning any driver into a pro.
Maserati's MC12 was based on a modified Ferrari, but the true Maserati supercar is the MC20 with a unique structure and a 621 hp V-6. The new open-top Cielo is even more striking, both offering supercar performance and versatility.
Zenvo's Aurora supercar is a powerhouse with 1,850 hp from a quad-turbo V-12 and electric motors. It can go from 0 to 60 mph in around 2 seconds and hit 280 mph. Production starts in 2025 with two versions, promising to disrupt the hypercar market.