With the launch of the Bugatti Chiron in 2016, the French corporation once again showed the world what it means to break up limitations. 8 liters of displacement, 16 cylinders and 4 turbochargers – this insane combination creates up to 1500 hp. The 0 to 100 is completed in 2.4 seconds, top speed 420km / h (off!). Is such an extreme supercar even necessary? No way, but it shows what technology is capable of doing today. It is far from being the only sportscar in this field. Whether Porsche, Lamborghini, Ferrari, Bentley or even the Nissan GT-R, supercars enjoy great popularity and offer the driver above all one thing: fun!
Unfortunately, this fun also has its price: Six-digit or even seven-figure sums are called regularly for such vehicles. Of course, not everyone has a few hundred thousand bucks for a pure fun car, which does not mean that this experience of driving a supercar has to be missed. If you really want to get catapulted forward, you will also find a large selection of supercars for rent throughout Germany. The advantage is clear: flexibility, no immense costs and you can always try a different supercar. Which car fits best for you can hardly be answered without a test drive. There are just too many different driving concepts, dynamics and each car has it´s individual „character“. But they all have one thing in common: they offer an incomparable, highly emotional driving experience, which makes you dream of it later on. But which sportscars gathers the most fans around?
Right at the forefront: the German classic, Porsche 911. Since its market launch in 1964, it has dominated the country roads and motorways. In terms of design, the 911 has remained true to itself until today and shows it´s unmistakable lines to this day. Technically, Porsche continues to rely on the boxer engine and rear-wheel drive. Of course, the current Porsche models are also available with all-wheel drive, as well as with countless technical extras. Porsche showed its full potential, among other things, with the Carrera GT supercar, which was released in 2003, and the Porsche 918 Spyder hybrid sportscar. The Carrera GT, which was originally developed for the 24 Hours of Le Mans, although ultimately never used there, set a new record for street legal vehicles on the Nürburgring Nordschleife.
Porsche set another milestone with the introduction of the 918 Spyder. The drive concept consisted of a V8 combustion engine and 2 additional electric motors. Thus, the super sports car came to a combined power of almost 900 hp. 0 to 100 km / h in 2.6 seconds, 0 to 200 in 7.3 seconds – Even today (5 years after the market launch in 2013), these performance figures are still more than impressing. Unfortunately the base price of this supercar is impressing as well, it startet at around € 750,000
Very popular as well: Lamborghini and Ferrari. These two manufacturers can be summarized consciously. So both combine the charm of Italian culture: extravagant design language, highly spirited naturally aspirated engines and only one goal: the first place. The sound of a roaring Lamborghini Aventador lets you know immediately: understatement is out of place here. The powerhouse from Italy shows what he has and also copes: V12 naturally aspirated, 700 hp and four-wheel drive. Thus, the bull does not have to fear any competition and ensures an impressive performance wherever you go. The gearbox, which was developed especially for the Aventador, enables a gear change in just 50 milliseconds and, of course, can also be operated in manual mode via the gearshift paddles. Also in the chassis and the entire body are numerous references to racing. To rent a sportscar makes all men’s hearts beat faster and is also suitable as an individual and creative gift idea.
Ferrari is also known to show what they are capable of. Apart from the fact that the Scuderia Ferrari can boast both the most successful and the longest Formula 1 tradition, the luxury manufacturer also shows in each of its vehicles how close racing can be to series production vehicles. The current flagship, the Ferrari 812 Superfast, has a 6.5 liter V12 naturally aspirated engine that delivers insane 800 hp. According to the standard comes the Italian supercar with rear-wheel drive and has a Ferrari-typical lightning-fast dual-clutch transmission. As a successor to the F12 Berlinetta, the 812 more than lives up to expectations, with every detail of the vehicle closely linked to motorsport. Even the current Ferrari 488 knows to inspire: For the first time equipped with a turbocharged V8 engine, it accelerates with its 670 hp and Formula 1 transmission within 3 seconds to 100km/h.
Often times underestimated: The Nissan GT-R. Most people are unaware that Nissan owns an in-house Motorsport Department (Nismo). The Japanese manufacturer can do a lot more than just producing mid class vehicles for everybody. Already with the Skyline GT-R series Nissan caught global attention through the “2Fast2Furious“ movies. These models were known above all for their robustness and their immense tuning potential. The current Nissan R35, lovingly nicknamed “Godzilla“, is a real supercar. A twin-turbo V6 makes just under 600 hp and accelerates the Godzilla in a very brutal way. Thanks to all-wheel drive and perfect suspension tuning, the Nissan GT-R remains agile and dynamic despite its not too low weight. Then as today, the tuning potential is very large. It is not uncommon to find specimens with well over 1000 hp, which set many records, especially in quarter mile “Drag Races“.