The supercar has long been coveted as a symbol of wealth, status, and power. Nothing speaks money quite like the sight of a rare vintage of a limited-edition prestige vehicle or high-performance motor. While Covid-19 has taken its toll on the supercar market, the market is by no means down and out. Some even believe that the market will emerge stronger as a result of the pandemic.
In fact, despite the downturn in car sales because of lockdowns, several big brands are releasing or have released to the market this year. And with flights only starting to return to some semblance of normality, the door is opened to an entirely new prospect – a supercar European road trip.
So, what should you be paying close attention to over the coming 12 months? Some useful information can be found below.
Say Hello to the Big Brands Available in 2020
Many fantastic supercars are roaring onto the market in 2020, and many still are available at the time of writing this piece. You’ll find that all the top supercar brands are represented this year, and we’ve cultivated a few options below.
Ferrari F8 Tributo
The Italian supercar giant returns with its next exciting offering – the F8 Tributo. This mid-mounted 3.9-litre twin-turbo V8 packs a punch with 568lb-ft of torque and an impressive 710 horsepower. For those who enjoy fast response times, this is a great option as it’s capable of going from 0-60 in under three seconds! The model is perfectly rounded off by the aerodynamic design elements.
Porsche Taycan Turbo S
Next up is the Taycan Turbo from Porsche. This 2020 update boasts a claimed maximum speed of 162 miles per hour! And it can make the jump from 0-60 in just 2.4 seconds, despite weighing in at 5,246lb. The Turbo S is an electric option for the environmentally conscious and can support 4-5 passengers without any hassle.
Aston Martin DBS Superleggera
For fans of the Aston Martin series, the brand-new DBS Superleggera will be a supercar worth keeping an eye on in 2020. Sporting a combination of both classic and modern Aston Martin features, the DBS Superleggera is available as either a convertible with a foldable soft-top or a coupe. It features a stunning carbon fibre body that bears a striking resemblance to the acclaimed DB11.
Mercedes AMG GT R
The AMG GT R is the soft-top counterpart to Mercedes’ excellent AMG model. Within this high-performance package, there is a twin-turbo 4-litre V8 engine which boasts an impressive performance clocking in at 516lb-ft of torque and 577 horsepower. A limited-edition option considering Mercedes only produced 750 units. This is one supercar for the collector to consider in 2020.
Lamborghini Aventador SVJ
With its naturally aspirated 6.6-litre V12 engine clocking in at 531lb-ft of torque and 759 horsepower, the Aventador SVJ is a monumental powerhouse. Its speed and performance are greatly enhanced by advancements to its performance, grip, and the inclusion of the latest active aerodynamics system. All-in-all, a powerful supercar worth considering in 2020 for those with a need for speed.
The Top Five Supercars Ranked
Over the last 12 months, there have been some impressive entries in the supercar market. But some have stood out from the rest. Below is the list of the top five exotic supercars from the last 12 months based on sales:
- Bentley Continental GT/ GTC
- Ferrari 488 GTB
- Aston Martin DB11
- Ferrari 812 Superfast
- Lamborghini Huracan
Can Supercars be Used for Everyday Driving?
The short answer is yes – a lot of supercars can be driven for everyday activities, such as going to work, day trips out, or popping down the shops. But just because you can, doesn’t necessarily mean you should. Yes, it’s a shame to side-line your new pride and joy after spending so much on it, but you should protect your investment too. Supercars can often prove tempting targets for thieves, plus, you should consider the consequences of a bump, scrape, or collision.
Some supercars are also not built too well for city driving. Case in point, some Ferraris have lower front ends that scrape on speed bumps. But so long as you’re willing to take a certain amount of risk, there’s no reason you can’t drive your supercar every day. And while you’re at it, why not consider a vacation?
Supercar European Road Trips
With flights restricted and the risk of travelling ever-present, why not consider taking your supercar instead? You can cruise across Europe or take a road trip across America in the comfort of your very own super-charged powerhouse. It’s a great way to show off your pride and joy, and with so many supercars sporting soft-top options, you can leave the roof down and really take in the scenery.
Plus, the high-performance engines will help you get around quickly, so you’ll be able to take in as much as possible.