Beauty is in the details when it comes to the Audi R8. Featuring legendary Audi all-wheel drive experience vehicle nirvana. Tailored specifically for its mid-engine configuration, with a V8 and V10 engine options, is filled with luxury gadgetry and creature comforts galore, this car is unapologetically focuses on creating the ultimate driving experience. Motor Trend gives the 2012 Audi R8 a five-star rating and says, “[it is] as accessible as supercars get.” We concur.
BUGATTI VEYRON VITESSE
How could Bugatti possibly improve on the Veyron? It did, after all, shatter all the records when it debuted in 2005 with a 8.0-liter quad-turbo W16 engine. More power is one way, as the Alsatian automaker proved with the even faster Super Sport. An open roof is another, as it demonstrated with the Grand Sport roadster. But the ultimate Veyron is the Vitesse, combining the more powerful engine from the Super Sport with the removable roof panel of the Grand Sport. Billed as the fastest roadster in the world, the Vitesse will set you back nearly $3 million, but as of the time of writing these words, there are fewer than 50 still to be claimed before the Veyron is retired entirely.
The Gallardo was the best-selling model in Lamborghini’s history. But after 10 years on the market and over 14,000 units sold, Lamborghini is gearing up for another chapter in the history of its ten-cylinder supercar. The new Huracán still packs a 5.2-liter V10 engine, but with direct injection, now produces over 600 horsepower and 413 lb-ft of torque, driving through a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission to rocket to 62 miles per hour in 3.2 seconds and on to a top speed in excess of 200 mph. Lighter, faster and more powerful than the Gallardo it replaces, the Huracán poses a genuine threat to the likes of the Ferrari 458 and McLaren 650S while serving as a suitable counterpart to the twelve-cylinder Aventador.