Top 10 Best Supercars of the 2000s

2000s Exotic Supercar

By the 2000’s the now well-established supercar had entered into a decade of fierce competition, particularly in terms of raw horsepower.  The Ferrari Enzo, named after company founder Enzo Ferrari, blasted off the decade with a whopping 650 horsepower.  While the Enzo was a relative engineering masterpiece with innovative features such as LED strips in the steering wheel indicating when to shift or a push button electronic front suspension lift to help clear those pesky speed bumps, it’s incredible acceleration and handling performance seemed to be its true legacy.  The release of each new 2000s supercar seemed like an exercise in one-upmanship.  Following the Enzo supercar a series of progressively muscular and capable supercars were unveiled.  The Saleen S7 Twin Turbo followed the Ferrari Enzo boasting 750 hp, then came the Koenigsegg CCX with 795 hp, next the epic Bugatti Veyron 16.4 with 1,001 hp and finally the lesser known king of horsepower the SSC Ultimate Aero Twin Turbo with a ‘death wish’ 1,287 hp.  Now unless you have a 5 mile long airstrip to take your 2000s supercar then most owners are not going to witness even half of the benefit of the upper end of their supercars horsepower capability. In most driving situations, the other 2000s supercars such as the Ford GT, Porsche Carerra GT or SLR McLaren will pack enough power that makes them almost indistinguishable compared to the ultra-high horsepower 00s supercars.

The Bugatti Veyron 16.4 is in our opinion the all-around champ of the 2000s exotic supercars.  This supercar boasts a verified top speed of over 253 mph, although has been limited for production cars to 237 mph as a safety precaution.  Even though the Bugatti is equipped with state-of-the-art rubber, its tires would melt off if it sustained its top speed for approximately fifteen minutes. Not to worry though because this super car is thirsty and will gulp up all its fuel before the clock hits 13 minutes at top speed.  To illustrate how far the supercars of the 2000s have progressed from the supercars of the 1990s, take a look at the video below showing a drag race between arguably the two reigning kings of the supercars for their respective decades.  If you don’t plan watch the video, then just know that the Bugatti basically blows the pants off the legendary McLaren supercar in a straight line race.  Check out the list of the top 10 best 2000s supercars and make sure to comment below, click Like or share and cast your vote in the supercar poll.
 

2002 Ferrari Enzo

2000s supercar

Quick Stats:

650 horsepower
485 ft-lb of Torque
Produced from 2002-04

 

2005 Mosler MT900

2000s supercars

Quick Stats:

350 horsepower
350 ft-lb of Torque
Produced from 2001-11

 

2006 Saleen S7 Twin Turbo

saleen s7 supercar

Quick Stats:

750 horsepower
700 ft-lb of Torque
Produced from 2005-09

 

2008 Bugatti Veyron 16.4

bugatti supercar

Quick Stats:

1,001 horsepower
922 ft-lb of Torque
Produced from 2005-11

 

2006 Porsche Carrera GT

porsche supercar

Quick Stats:

612 horsepower
435 ft-lb of Torque
Produced from 2004-07

 

2009 SSC Ultimate Aero TT

old supercar

Quick Stats:

1,287 horsepower
1,112 ft-lb of Torque
Produced from 2007-09

 

2005 Ford GT

ford gt supercar

Quick Stats:

550 horsepower
500 ft-lb of Torque
Produced from 2004-06

 

2004 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren

mercedes supercar

Quick Stats:

617 horsepower
580 ft-lb of Torque
Produced from 2003-10

 

2009 Koenigsegg CCX

best supercars

Quick Stats:

795 horsepower
679 ft-lb of Torque
Produced from 2006-10

 

2006 Pagani Zonda Roadster F

best supercar ever built

Quick Stats:

602 horsepower
560 ft-lb of Torque
Produced in 2005

 

Honorable Mentions:

Ariel Atom

Lamborghini Murciélago LP640 Roadster

Maserati MC12

Corvette ZR1

 

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