Our very own Motor Mouth has to be one of the luckiest men on the entire planet. For whatever reason, over the last decade automakers have invited him to drive pretty much every supercar extant, most of them on a racetrack where, yes, he gets to live pretty much every gearhead’s fantasy of letting loose on the highest revving and most thoroughly turbocharged cars available. Here, then, is Driving.ca’s take on the Top 10 supercars of the last decade (and perhaps a few just a tad older).
Probably the rarest car I have ever driven — only five prototypes were ever built — Jaguar’s stillborn C-X75 is probably a surprising choice, mainly because other than the bastardized version, a hodge-podge powered by Jag’s supercharged 5.0-litre V8, almost no one has ever seen one.
Nonetheless, what should have been Jaguar’s most powerful production car appealed to both my inner engineer and the hormonal teenager I become whenever I get the chance to exercise humongous horsepower. Like other, more famous hyper-hybrids — Ferrari’s LaFerrari, the Porsche 918 and McLaren’s P1 — the C-X75 combined both gas and electric power for its incredible performance. Unlike those others, Jaguar’s take on super-electrification remained faithful to the hybrid ethos by combining a small four-cylinder gas engine with two fairly powerful electric motors (the others combined either V8s or V12s with relatively little electrification).