4. McLaren P1
Many supercars have aggressively shapes bodies, with hard edges and harsh angles. The Lamborghini Veneno Roadster for instance looks like it could cut you from across a parking lot; it’s seriously threatening.
But McLaren takes a different approach to design. The English firm’s cars often have smooth, flowing, almost feminine curves. Fortunately for enthusiasts these shapes in no way detract from performance.
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The company’s P1 is a perfect example of this. The car is wrapped in an almost organic-looking body yet its mid-mounted 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged V8 delivers a walloping 727 hp with 531 lb-ft of twist. That internal-combustion goodness is augmented by an electric motor that provides an additional 177 horses.
Like other supercars it features a carbon-fiber structure and lots of aluminum, advanced engineering that results in a dry weight of just 3,075 pounds. As a result the McLaren P1 can reach 100 km/h (62 miles an hour) in just 2.8 seconds. You can reach 200 KMH in a scant 6.8 seconds. The car can complete the quarter mile in just 9.8 seconds at 152 miles an hour! Crippling performance along with beautiful styling is sure to give you the vapors.