The LaFerrari is the culmination of Ferrari's 70 years of automotive excellence. Pairing a massive V12 with a hybrid system and a plethora of high-tech features makes this car one of the most significant, and the fastest, the marque has ever produced. It sounds fantastic, it looks aggressive, and it features a prancing horse on the rear too. For many, it doesn't get better than that.
The P1 was only the second car produced by McLaren automotive after its post-F1 hiatus. Despite this, the P1 provides technology similar to the LaFerrari, along with more aggressive aerodynamics, resulting in ballistic performance. Its stance once lowered into race mode is also a sight few car lovers can ignore.
Porsche 918 Spyder
The 918 Spyder is the successor to the legendary Carrera GT and the third member of the "holy trinity" of hybrid hypercars alongside the P1 and LaF. The 918 combined record-breaking acceleration and track performance with the ability to cruise casually with the top down. It is also the most affordable car on this list, despite asking prices today of well over $1 million.
While the Veyron shattered a number of performance records, including reaching a top speed of 268 mph in Supersport guise, the Chiron somehow managed to exceed its predecessor. Packing a quad-turbocharged W16 engine and 1,500 horsepower, few things short of a bullet accelerate the way a Chiron can. It's capable of so much, while also being as refined and comfortable as a Bentley. It's also the only car on this list I have not yet seen in person, hence the photo from Bugatti's press release.
Pagani is a company that seems to perfectly intertwine hypercar performance with artistic elegance. Their cars are beautifully hand-crafted from carbon fiber, and the Huayra is the current example of what incredible things the company can do. Plus, the Huayra introduced Pagani to US customers, who were unfortunately unable to experience Pagani's previous model, the Zonda.
Honorable Mention: Koenigsegg Agera
Of course, if you're talking about hypercars, you can't forget about Koenigsegg. While the other five contenders on this list surely deserve their spots, the Koenigsegg Agera has undeniably left its impact on the industry. An Agera RS recently broke the world record for 0-400 kph-0, beating the almighty Chiron by a whopping 5 seconds. While they may not be the most well-known cars in the world, they are undeniably some of the fastest.