The term “supercar” is one of those strange buzzwords. There is no official definition for it, but everyone knows what it means. No one set a minimum price tag for such a vehicle. It doesn’t have to maintain a set speed. Still, some cars qualify, while other can only aspire.
To list the greatest supercars in the world, we’re looking for an aura or a vibe more than horsepower and torque statistics. The idea of a supercar conjures imagery of spoilers and fins in gaudy colors putting out race track-worthy echoes of bellowing engines. For a car to qualify as super, there has to be something crazy, impractical and almost irresponsible about it. No guy needs one, but every man should want one.
Below you’ll find our picks for the top 30 supercars of all time in no competitive order. Thanks to the insane imaginings of this world’s designers and engineers over the years, there are more potential vehicles in contention here than 30 parking spaces can handle. So, classic candidates like the original Jaguar XKSS, Ferrari Daytona and the Aston Martin DB5 are left to history. Also, future contenders like the 1500 horsepower Bugatti Chiron or the Lexus LC 500 can’t play until they show up for duty.
Now, commence dreaming.
All photos courtesy of the individual automakers.