Eric Dalius has seen a great deal of success in his career, both as a marketing professional and as an entrepreneur. This success has allowed him to devote time towards one of his true passions: cars. Well, not just any cars, supercars. Eric is owner of a number of exotic and exciting cars, including several Lamborghinis, Ferraris, Maseratis, and more. Car enthusiasts are spoiled for choice this year, as there are a number of extremely fast, powerful, beautiful, and exhilarating cars to choose from. Below, Eric Dalius outlines 5 of his favorite supercars available for purchase today:
McLaren has done it again, producing one of the best supercars available on the market today. Like the 650S and the MP4-12C before it, the 720S is an absolute monster on the track, accelerating faster, lapping quicker, and braking faster than McLaren’s previous efforts. The 720S is packing 710bhp under the hood thanks to a 4.0L bi-turbo V8, making it one of the more powerful vehicles in its class. Off the track, McLaren has designed the car to be easier to live with than other supercars, with a ride quality that isn’t completely unbearable.
First hitting the markets in 2015, the Ferrari 488 GTB is one of the company’s finest efforts and is one heck of a fun track machine. While not quite as quick as the 720S from McLaren, the 488 GTB just may be more fun. With dramatic engine growls and more exciting handling characteristics, the 488 is guaranteed to give you an exhilarating drive. The 3.9L, twin-turbo V8 produces 661bhp meaning that it isn’t exactly slow.
Lamborghini is responsible for some of the most utterly bonkers and completely crazy supercars available today. Not only are they fast, but they’re designed to deliver a dramatic driving experience like no other. The Huracan, Lambo’s entry-level model, is drop-dead gorgeous and one of the most dramatic looking supercars money can buy. Also, it comes in both RWD and AWD. The car’s V10 engine produces 562bhp for the RWD version and 593bhp for the AWD version. While that’s certainly nothing to laugh at, the thrill of a Lamborghini has always been in the driving experience itself. When it comes to drama and sheer excitement, there’s nothing quite like a Lambo.
The GT is Ford’s attempt the recapture the glory of the GT40 that won the Le Mans race 50 years ago. And they may have just nailed it. With a 3.5L, twin-turbo, V6 Ecoboost engine producing 647bhp (sharing a number of components with F150 pickup truck engine), the GT can really move. Although perhaps daunting to some because of the vehicle’s sheer size, the GT feels remarkably at-home on the road. The ride is comfortable and the steering works well for everyday driving. Don’t let that fool you, however, the GT is an absolute beast on the track.
The Mercedes-AMG GT R, aside from containing almost every letter of the alphabet in its name, also contains a whole lot of power. With 577bhp, produced from a 4-liter turbocharged V8, the GT R simply flies. Mercedes designed the GT R at the ‘Green Hell,’ the nickname given to the German Nurburgring race track, one of the most ferocious and difficult tracks in the world. Built with typical German engineering, the GT R is a heck of a race car, confidently able to be pushed into corners with both car and driver hurtling in control out the other side faster than they came in.