As commercial regulations and environmental concerns continue to cast a dark shadow on the future of the hypercar, the question is begged: Are the 2010s the last decade filled with hypercars? I, for one, desperately hope not. Despite the fact that any hypercar is far out of my reach, I believe that the automotive world needs the outrageousness, opulence, and the exclusivity that hypercars bring. So to celebrate their existence, I’ll be ranking the ten most best looking hypercars that the 2010s had to offer.
8. Porsche 918 Spyder
The most tech-packed member of the holy trinity makes its appearance on this list at number 8. Now when it comes to looks, Porsche isn’t the kind of manufacturer to stun the crowd with a radical design. Instead, Porsche usually goes the route of subtlety with designs, and insanity with engineering. As a result we have the sophisticated yet refined beauty that is the Porsche 918. Although it pains me to stick the 918 in last, there’s just too much competition in this grouping.
7. Lamborghini Centenario
In true Lamborghini fashion, the Centenario commands attention wherever it goes. And rightfully so since V12 powered Italian wedges that cost a couple million aren’t seen on the road too often. Not to mention the fact this its rear end is straight out of a Cyberpunk 2077 trailer. It’s mean, sleek, and outrageously fast—exactly what a Lambo should be.
6. Koenigsegg Agera
Coming out of Sweden we have the Agera, Koenigsegg’s flagship hypercar. Much unlike the previous cars in this list, the Koenigsegg displays a very clean design. The stunning front headlights along with the pair of intakes right below them make up a pleasing look on the front fascia. But the dominant design feature of the Agera is the massive rounded windshield which gives the Agera the look of a spaceship, and in terms of speed the Agera may as well be one too.
5. Aston Martin Valkyrie
Yes, I know, the Valkyrie shouldn’t be on this list because it’s expected to be delivered in the next decade. However, It’s already in production and a working model was on display at the Geneva Auto Show back in March, plus I’m just so excited about this car that I have to put it on the list. Now, maybe I’m wrong, but the Valkyrie has got to be the most radical car design ever. It’s the most extreme application of the design language of Aston Martin’s upcoming mid-engine lineup, and for me it has completely redefined what a hypercar should look like.
Similar to the Huayra, you don’t need to look very hard to find the LaFerrari’s beauty. The bodywork of the LaFerrari makes it look like a ribbon flowing in the wind. My favorite view is from the side where you can see its seductive roofline and massive side intake in all its glory.
3. Bugatti Chiron
Acting as the predecessor to the iconic Veyron, the Chiron had some massive shoes to fill when production began in 2016. I don’t think there’s any debate that the Chiron was able to go above and beyond their expectations. Sporting a more aggressive front fascia and enveloped by the bugatti C-line on its side, the Chiron sure is a handsome beast.
2. McLaren P1
The P1 is one-third of the so-called holy trinity, its other members being the Porsche 918 and LaFerrari. While many would say the LaFerrari’s dramatic beauty tops that of the P1, I disagree. Since its release in 2013 the P1’s radical lines have not only aged beautifully, but it somehow still looks futuristic. The P1 is a truly remarkable and original design from Mclaren.
1. Pagani Huayra
Horacio Pagani, the mind behind the Huayra, says that customers aren’t only buying a car, they’re buying a piece of art. If you stare at this gorgeous machine for a little bit you’ll understand what he means. It’s as ferocious as it is beautiful too, packing an AMG supplied V12 in its rear. Details like the mirrors, gauges, and quad exhaust catch your eyes at first, but as you look over the Huayra you’ll find that the Huayra emanates more beauty per square inch than a Picasso masterpiece.