If you’re going to live life in the fast lane, you’ll need a new set of wheels.
Luckily, there are some excellent options when it comes to the supercars of 2021. Whilst production slowed for many companies in 2020 due to the ongoing pandemic, the world’s finest car manufacturers have still managed to unveil a fleet of exciting new supercars. McLaren, Aston Martin, Lamborghini and Tesla have all released or are preparing to release impressive new rides – so, how do they all compare?
Here’s DDW’s rundown, complete with everything you need to know.
Maserati fans worldwide have been waiting for the day that the brand finally allows them to get behind the wheel of a Maserati supercar – that day has arrived with the reveal of the MC20.
With a single motor on the front axle and two additional motors at the rear as well as a powerful Nettuno engine, the MC20 is designed to work at peak performance. The vehicle will also be made available in both a petrol and fully-electrified model, the latter of which will be capable of going from 0 to 62mph in under three seconds.
Maserati have described the MC20 as both lightning fast and feather light, which are certainly two features that any supercar enthusiast can get behind. Keep in mind that the electric model is, however, likely to weigh around 100kg more than it’s petrol-fuelled counterpart, though this is all about improving performance.
The Tesla Roadster has come a long way since the release of its first model back in 2008.
The new fully-electric addition to the line is touted by Elon Musk’s infamous automotive brand as being ‘the quickest car in the world’ – understandably, considering their promise that the all-new Roadster will reach top speeds of 250mph. They estimate that the car will be capable of taking it from 0 to 100mph in under five seconds, so we certainly can’t wait to see how it performs.
However, as of yet, we aren’t sure how long that wait will be – Tesla have yet to announce this officially, but there have been reports that the release of the new Roadster may be delayed until 2022. We certainly hope not, as it looks as though this release could rewrite the script as far as electric cars go.
Announced way back in 2017 and with less than 300 units being produced, the Mercedes-AMG Project One is by far one of the year’s most highly anticipated releases.
With wheels cut from premium-grade magnesium alloy, a top speed of 220mph, 0-120mph time of under six seconds and a 1.6 litre turbo V6 (the very same found in the F1 cars used by Lewis Hamilton), this is sure to be a particularly impressive supercar. However, such features and the fact that the Project One is limited edition do mean that it carries a pretty high price point – it’s unlikely that lucky buyers will see much change from £2 million.
A characteristically slick release from Aston Martin, the Valhalla is perhaps their most futuristic design yet.
Aston Martin have described the Valhalla as a ‘performance-bred predator’ and have announced the hypercar as the third in Aston Martin’s mid-engine story, following on from previous releases, the Aston Martin Valkyrie and Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro. The design takes inspiration from concepts and technologies used by the most successful figures in Formula 1, including next-generation aircraft morphing technology. Given just how much new ground is being broken by Aston Martin here, we can absolutely understand the hype behind this particular release.
Again, this is expected to be limited edition. No official numbers or prices have been released as of yet, though the cost of the Valhalla is expected to start from around £1 million – a small price to pay for such high quality.