The Huracan was already an impressive piece of engineering. It only gets better with the Lamborghini Huracan Performante. At its heart is the most powerful V10 Lamborghini has ever produced, outputting 640 hp, and paired to a seven-speed dual clutch transmission. It's 40kg lighter than the next-lightest Huracan, with forged composite used in the front and rear spoiler, bonnet, rear bumper, and diffuser. A patented active aerodynamic system closes and opens flaps in the front, and rear providing added downforce or lower drag, and the stiffer suspension makes for an even more engaging drive. As a result, it can move from 0-62 mph in just 2.9 seconds and hit a top speed of over 200 mph, enough to lap the Nürburgring in just six minutes and 52 seconds.
Ruf Automobile made its name building cars on unmarked Porsche chassis, so it's no surprise that their first car engineered and designed in-house bears more than a passing resemblance to a 911. The Ruf CTR Supercar is far more than a knockoff, however. It has the world's first rear-engine carbon fiber monocoque chassis, a 3.6L twin-turbo flat six engine producing 700 hp, a six-speed manual to help send that power to the rear wheels, and a carbon fiber body to help reduce weight. All of that combines in eye-popping performance, including a 0-60 time of 3.5 seconds and a top speed of over 220 mph. Built in Germany, production will be limited to just 30 units.
Racing legend Emerson Fittipaldi has for years dreamed of sharing the feeling of driving a championship race car. With the Fittipaldi EF7 Vision Gran Turismo, he finally gets his wish. Meant for drivers of all skill levels, it has a lightweight, shark-inspired carbon fiber body designed by Pininfarina. Its chassis is also made from carbon fiber, while Germany's HWA developed the powerful naturally aspirated V8, integrated gearbox, suspension, and braking system. The result is a visually arresting, visceral supercar worthy of the Fittipaldi name.
Porsche's commitment to making road-legal track cars continues with the 2018 Porsche 911 GT3. Under its skin sits a naturally aspirated 4.0L flat-six based on the one used in all 911 race cars. It produces 500 hp, enough to propel the car — when equipped with the standard seven-speed dual clutch transmission — from 0-60 in 3.2 seconds and hit a top speed of 197 mph. The redesigned lightweight chassis includes Rear Axle Steering, which steers the rear wheels in either the same or opposite direction as the front, depending on the speed, while the carbon fiber wing provides additional downforce. The interior is racing-focused yet still comfortable, with a GT Sport steering wheel borrowed from the 918, sports seats, and an advanced CarPlay-compatible infotainment system with the ability to deliver detailed driving data to your phone.
The second entry in its core Super Series lineup, the McLaren 720S makes many strides over the 650S, yet retains the company's signature aerodynamic look. Its twin-turbocharged, 4.0L V8 produces 710 hp and is mounted in the middle of its carbon fiber chassis. Paired to a seven-speed SSG transmission, it propels the car from 0-60 in 2.8 seconds on its way to a top speed of 212 mph. That speed is harnessed from inside a refined interior, outfitted with premium leather, aluminum switches, and enough creature comforts to make this as fun to drive on the road as it is on the track.