The Battle of Supercars – Comparing the Latest Models

Paul Tracy and Tanner Foust’s driving talents as two-time Formula Drift Pro Drift champions and 2003 IndyCar Series winners respectively come to the forefront in this weekly motorsports show. Each episode puts supercars through rigorous challenges and obstacles.

Here lies the real excitement: this is where all the fun begins!

Bugatti Veyron

The Bugatti Veyron made waves when it hit the supercar world, boasting an imposing presence as soon as you step inside its cockpit. Beautiful curves of its door jamb and beltline reflect throughout its cabin; machined aluminum and carbon fiber complement one another beautifully to form its elegant design; this symmetry extends even to its rear quarter-panels which provide better line of sight than many American sports cars.

Take the wheel of the Veyron and experience its rollercoaster-like ride. Thanks to its impeccable balance of lift and downforce, the Veyron accelerates from 0 -62mph in 2.5 seconds, 0-124mph in 7.3, and achieves top speeds of 253mph.

If you can secure one of the limited spots available to prospective owners of the Veyron or its even faster successor, the Chiron, then this opportunity to experience its power will come your way.

The car’s massive tyres were specifically designed to keep it planted at high speeds, while its enormous front brakes needed to stop its 4,160+lb (4,800+ kg) body with 1,888+hp engine. Unfortunately, its slow build-up of power makes it less than ideal for drag racing; nonetheless, watching Hammond race against Tesla Model X proved particularly enjoyable.

Lamborghini Huracan

Lamborghini’s most accessible daily-drivable supercar, the Huracan is designed as a two-seater with scissor doors but with less pronounced bulges for improved aerodynamics. Available in multiple vibrant paint colors and interior themes, the Huracan has become the go-to choice among two-seaters for daily driving pleasure.

With its normally aspirated V-10 engine and seven-speed dual clutch automatic transmission delivering power to all four wheels, this vehicle can accelerate from zero to sixty mph in about three seconds while reaching top speeds over 200 mph.

Lamborghini unveiled its Huracan Performante this year. Combining its 631 horsepower with an updated chassis designed to be more street friendly than track capable, its active aerodynamics maximize cornering grip while simultaneously decreasing drag at high speeds.

The 2023 MotorTrend Performance Car of the Year finalist Performante is easy to see why; with its quick shifter, incredible acceleration, and meticulous suspension tuning. On track it is an aggressive racecar with stiff ride quality and aerodynamics making it an appealing contender in MotorTrend’s 2023 GT2 RS Shootout competition.

While auto industry tradition dictates that models should be updated or replaced as soon as they start showing their age, Lamborghini doesn’t heed to such advice; its production line still proudly delivers Huracans nine years after we first saw one back in winter 2013.

Aston Martin DB11

Although not as dynamically thrilling as Ferrari and Lamborghini models, if you’re shopping for luxury sports GT cars then Aston Martin DB11 should still be on your shortlist. We discovered during a recent drive that British automaker’s latest model can definitely deliver.

Aston Martin’s V12 engine in the DB11 may not deliver as much power as expected; however, their chief executive recently promised that the 2023 version will feature more potency; for now however, this year’s version remains as strong as it can get.

Aston Martin’s 5.2-liter twin-turbo V12 engine delivers ample torque at lower revs with minimal turbo lag, and combined with Bridgestone tyres designed specifically for this GT car (but also used on Ferrari models), ensures this GT car can be quick.

However, it’s also an ideal cruiser with clean traction and throttle response that make driving it a joy on highways – allowing you to experience its luxurious interior at a leisurely pace. Even when faced with more challenging roads or terrains, the Aston remains composed and stable thanks to excellent steering capabilities as well as rear-wheel-drive option (it may not match up against Bentley Continental GT or Rolls-Royce Wraith in terms of agility though).

Ferrari F12

The F12 has long been considered a technological marvel. Its V12 firepower and clever drivetrain make it stand out, but often people forget its capable chassis too – its steering light but never feel twitchy; and responsive to even minor movements of your hands; meaning you can navigate complex roundabouts efficiently with little wasted movement.

The F12 offers plenty of grip under its front-engined, rear-drive setup. Once you get used to its need for concentration in order to harness its handling abilities, driving it can be pure fun. If you want to unlock its full potential Michelin tires can unleashed their full oversteer potential by driving into corners before posting sideways like an oversteer master!

While Aston Martin might look better from an aesthetic standpoint, Ferrari’s F12 is no less eye-catching. With its smooth profile, sharp creases, and sensuous curves it exudes style while remaining practical; rare among exotic vehicles in this segment. Additionally, its functional aerodynamics attest to Ferrari’s engineering expertise.

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