There are a lot of supercars in the world, but not all of them necessarily have a top speed of 200 mph. Some were not included simply because they were old and didn’t have the ability to make it to 200 mph, and a few others were not included due to the similarity to something already listed here. But, here we are with 20 of these beauties.
You know, I got curious as to how feasible it is to own a used or even new supercar—if you have above-average income, but still remain on the average side, rather than get classified as a multi-millionaire. Turns out, things are a bit different fore sure. You have to plan everything in advance, obviously, as an average owner explains in an interview in Jalopnik. Plus, you must be able to do some of the maintenance work yourself. Oil changes should not be happening at the dealer’s shop. And more importantly, you need to be able to haggle your way through some of the common things. People will think you can afford everything just because you have a supercar. “No,” explained the owner, adding, “I have a Lamborghini because I spend less on everything else.”
I personally never thought of it like that, so it’s a fresh perspective for me. So, if you dream of a supercar, work hard and plan carefully to make it a reality.
All are 2018 model year unless stated otherwise.
20. ASTON MARTIN DB11 V12
The car just takes your breath away. It’s so silky, so finely shaped, so astoundingly made that it seems like it was carved after hundreds of thousands of hours of practice. Lines and curves tread along the hood so carefully and delicately as to not mislead the eye in any direction; the roofline melts into the rear so flawlessly that you’re left to look at it, ponder for a minute, and think to yourself, “How did they even make this car?” “It looks so fabulous from any and all the angles.”
Well, the DB11 replaced the DB9, so Aston Martin had a good amount of experience and background before diving into this project to produce the first set of cars in 2016.
Here’s Top Gear’s take on the interior: “There’s a handmade quality to most things you touch, like the brogued leather on the doors and the stitching around the sat nav screen. Flick the metal paddles with your fingernails and there’s a reassuring ‘ting, ting’. A digital instrument cluster brings the car up to date, but also cheapens it slightly – we’d prefer a physical dial with more detail for our £150k-plus, at least for the tachometer.”
The V12 produces a whopping 600 ponies and goes from 0-60 mph in 3.6 seconds before eventually reaching 200 mph (R&T).
19. CADILLAC CTS-V
I was aware of the prowess of the high-performance variants from Cadillac, but I wasn’t aware that the prowess was strong enough to get an entry into the 200-mph club. It’s kind of funny to remember that Cadillac is the same company that produced cars with tailfins and rocket-like taillights—referring to the Cadillac Eldorado here—in an effort to see what it would be like to have rocket-fast speed. Now they have jet speed, but only after realizing that it’s not the shape, but the pump under the hood that matters. That’s the difference between those cars that actually have something and those that have to do away with merely flaunting the flimsy facade. The interior gives no evidence of the hidden beast under the hood. It’s only once you start driving that you realize some cars have a different reality; the CTS-V not only has a sub-4.0-second 0-60 time but also reaches 200 mph.
Edmunds writes: “However, the CTS-V is not some ham-fisted muscle car. No, the CTS-V has a truly state-of-the-art chassis and suspension that allow it to take corners better and impart more communication to the driver than other high-performance luxury sedans. Oh, and it does so while costing considerably less.”