These luxury sports supercars all boast incredible performance, technological innovation, exclusive manufacturing runs and, let's be honest here, will make you look like a superstar as soon as you get in the driver's seat. While classics such as the Porsche 911 will always have a place in our hearts, feast your eyes on our pick of the most technically marvelous and stunningly beautiful new cars in the world – from Ferrari's LaFerrari hybrid hypercar, to Tesla's stunning evolution of electric vehicles, not to mention Aston Martin's Vantage V8 – a car so beautiful it starred in a photoshoot by celebrity photographer Rankin. Read on to discover more...
Aston Martin Vantage V8
Aston Martin released their latest evolution in their iconic Vantage line late last year to wide acclaim. Powered by a 4.0 litre twin-turbo V8 engine with eight-speed ZF transmission, the Vantage boasts a top speed of 195mph, going from 0-60 in 3.5 seconds, and is the first Aston Martin to be fitted with an electronic rear differential. Having finally hit the market this month, road-ready reviews are pouring in thick and fast and the consensus is, quite simply, that this car lives up to the hype – and may even be topping the brand's classic and beloved DB9.
The multi award winning 720S combines precision and performance in its second-generation iteration. Innovations in aerodynamics, suspension control and its 4.0litre twin-turbo V8 engines mean driving this supercar is a dream, even a year on from its release. And just because the model is proving popular, that doesn't mean each car cannot be unique. The company's McLaren Special Operations department can create completely bespoke models for its customers, like the Rhapsody in Atlantic Blue unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show, for when performance alone just isn't enough.
The LaFerrari is the most ambitious vehicle on our list, a hypercar that is so technologically innovative that its experimental production will be filtered down into the rest of the Ferrari range in the future. The world's first hybrid with 963CV (800CV from the 6262CC V12 engine, and a further 163CV from the electric motor), the LaFerrari is the most extreme performance ever achieved by a Ferrari production car.
Hennessey Venom F5
With the lofty aim of becoming the first car to ever reach the road-speed record of 300mph, the Hennessey Venom F5 is this lift's wild child. 1,600 horsepower from a twin turbo V8 engine is encased in a carbon fibre monocoque surrounded by aluminium – heavier than the Aston Martin Valkyrie hypercar, but also utterly, insanely faster – the car was an interesting addition to this year's Geneva Motor Show. The curvaceous design is just as unique, and although we're not sure when you could possibly need – or be able – to drive at 300mph, we definitely love knowing we've got the option.
Tesla Roadster 2.5
The first and best electric supercar has outdone itself with its newest Roadster, which is set to become one of the fastest production cars ever made with a provisional top speed of 250mph and completely outstripping both performance and beauty of the already impressive Tesla Roadster 2.0 (pictured). With three separate motors – one for the front wheels and two powering the rear – the groundbreaking all-wheel drive electric car will include torque steering and have a range of over 600 miles. It's a phenomenal leap for electric supercars, but sadly we'll need to wait until 2020 to get our hands on it.