Six Of The Most Hardcore Performance Cars

If you feel the need for speed and want to get behind the wheel of a track-conquering sports car, there are plenty of finely-tuned options available.

Even if you cannot afford any of the six performance vehicles on this list, it is fun to imagine what driving them must be like and to see how they stack up against one another on paper.

Lotus Exige Cup 430

It may be legal to use on the road, but this beast from Lotus is definitely more at home on the track. With 430bhp under the bonnet, it can roar to 62 mph in just 3.3 seconds and will top out at 180 mph in the straights.

Fans who are daunted by the prospect of actually owning the Exige Cup 430 could always get an image of one in action printed on a personalized sportscar lap tray, like those sold at. It is a fraction of the price and also more practical for everyday use!

Nissan GT-R Nismo

The GT-R is already a cutting-edge racer in its own right, but the Nismo edition turns everything up to 11, with everything from the suspension to the aesthetics overhauled to help justify its £150,000 price tag.

Porsche 911 GT2 RS

With a top speed of 211mph, this bonkers supercar from Porsche is one of the most powerful that the German brand has ever produced. Sure, it lacks the purity of some of the other 911 models, but in terms of high-tech exuberance, it is impossible to beat.

Ferrari 458 Speciale

Italian passion and impressive performance go hand in hand onboard this poised, powerful Ferrari. It has the humdinger of a V8 engine beneath its bright red exterior, producing just shy of 600bhp and blending this with great performance for excitement in any situation.

Lamborghini Huracan Performante

This Lambo looks just as good sitting still as it does on the move, with race-honed adaptations carried out to make sure that it meets the stringent expectations of its high-rolling target audience. An example has even been blessed by the Pope and sold to raise money for charity, adding to its legacy.

Radical RXC GT

This is the closest you can get to a real racer while still being legally allowed to hit public roads. The 650-bhp V6 of the RXC GT speaks for itself.


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