In the year gone by, there were times when the world stopped in its tracks, took a deep breath and sighed with awe. These times were marked with the roar of supercharged engines, the smell of burning rubber and break-neck experiences. 2014 may have ended weeks ago, but the year has left an impact so deep on the automotive world, even we still can’t stop reflecting on it. We’ve put together a list of the best supercar releases in 2014, all of which will make you want to clear out some space in your garage right after reading this.
What makes this Aston Martin fascinating is the fact that it can burn some serious rubber and make street races run for cover, while still blending into a cocktail party with ease. Set to be released sometime this year, Aston Martin officially announced the rebirth of the Lagonda saloon in 2014. The upcoming car is expected to pack a 5.9-litre V12 that churns out 565bhp or probably more. This makes the new Lagonda saloon one of those cars you can reach a business meeting in before the rest of the board members arrive! For now, more details of this upcoming car have been kept under wraps, though we do expect to hear more from Aston Martin sooner or later. 7. Jaguar F-Type Project 7
While the Jaguar F-Type is a not-so-uncommon car today, with several versions of the same released since 2013, the Project 7 model of this iconic supercar is built to make heads turn. A concept car for now, the Jaguar F-Type Project 7 is a tribute to the Ecurie Ecosse racing team. The Jag comes with a massive supercharged, 5.0-liter V-8 engine, which produces 567bhp and 502 pound-feet of torque. Capable of touching the 60mph mark in well below 4 seconds, the Project 7 has an electronically limited speed limit of 186mph and is a car that deserves the assembly line.
Crowned as the ‘most powerful’ R8, the LMX is a slightly heavier version of Audi’s most popular sports cars in the world. While the car does pack a lot of oomph with a V10 engine that produces 570bhp and a top speed of 199mph, what makes the R8 LMX even more attractive is its extremely unique headlights. The car comes with a laser high beam system that is activated at speeds above 37mph. These laser headlights work with the LED units they’re packed with to illuminate roads and intimidate onlookers. The LMX harvests the 398 lb-ft of available torque quite well and is topped with a seven-speed S tronic transmission. 5. Porsche 911 Carrera GTS (2015)
Despite the fact that nearly every Porsche 911 from all the years gone by look nearly alike, the car still has a massive fan following till date. The monstrous 911 Carrera GTS unveiled in 2014 continues the tradition of its bloodline by delivering sporty driving dynamics with ease. Using a 3.8-liter flat six engine, the car churns out 430bhp and 325 lb-ft. The 187mph top-speed is more or less a cherry on the top of this extremely delicious cake baked by Porsche. The Porsche 911 Carrera GTS is one of those cars enthusiasts love for its stability, its light weight and its sheer brawn. 4. Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4
As Lamborghini finally put its beloved Gallardo to rest, there was only one way to fill up a void left behind, and the Italian supercar-maker seems to have done it well. The Huracán LP 610-4 was one of the most eye-catching releases of 2014, topped with Lamborghini’s signature sharp and chiseled styling, simple yet elegant interiors and an engine that’s crafted to shock. The Huracán comes with a 5.2-liter V10 that sounds familiar to other supercars from Lamborghini’s family tree. Producing 602bhp, the four-wheel-drive Huracán zips ahead to 62mph in 3.2 seconds!
McLaren wanted nothing more in 2014 than to grab all the attention for itself. Not-so-surprisingly, the supercar-sculptor managed to do this well, thanks to its brainchild, the 650S. Better known as the ‘car the 12C should have been’, the McLaren 650S comes with the same carbonfibre tub as the 12C, with a 3.8-litre twin turbo V8 engine, a seven-speed dual clutch auto gearbox and the capability to churn out 641bhp. The 650S crosses the 60mph mark in well below 3.2 seconds and is indeed a huge leap over the 12C. 2. Ferrari FXX K
Based on the LaFerrari, the Ferrari FXX K is one of the two most breath-taking hypercars released in 2014. Packing a 6262cc V12 engine as well as a 187 hp electric motor, the jaw-dropping FXX K produces a total of 1035hp! The hypercar uses a HY-KERS (electric hybrid) system to make drivability easier and comes with extremely advanced aerodynamics and a maximum torque figure in excess of 900Nm. All in all, this is the most magnificent, energetic and hefty Ferrari ever created. 1. Koenigsegg One:1
The Koenigsegg One:1 tops our list of the best supercars of 2014, and for good reason! Unveiled at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, the Koenigsegg One:1 limited-edition hypercar is a wonder of the automotive world, with its capability to produce one horsepower for every kilogram of weight! Nicknamed the world’s first production ‘Megawatt’ car, owing to its 1,000-kilowatt power rating i.e. 1,340hp, the Koenigsegg One:1 uses a body made from advanced carbon fiber. Only six of these cars have been built, making the One:1 the most extraordinary release of 2014!