Which Convertible Supercar Is Best In Its Class?


We break down which supercar is our favorite.

If you want a convertible supercar, the McLaren 650S, Lamborghini Huracan, and Ferrari 488 are all good choices. But which is the best choice. We will break down which car is best in five categories and award points for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. The car with the most points at the end of the test will be named the best convertible supercar. Let us know at the end which car is your favorite. Some of the categories are a little subjective so these will be our opinions. All three cars may be awesome, but only one can be called our favorite.

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The first category is performance. All three cars are insanely fast. The Huracan's 5.2-liter V10 has the best sound, but is the least powerful with just 610 hp. The 488 has 660 hp from a 3.9-liter twin-turbo V8 and the 650S has just ten less from its 3.8-liter V8. The Lamborghini, Ferrari and McLaren reach 60 mph in 3.4, 3.0, and 2.9 seconds respectively, though Lamborghini has been known to underestimate its numbers. Still, the McLaren will eek out a win in this category gaining 3 points for 1st. The Ferrari will get 2 points for coming in 2nd, and the Lamborghini will get just 1 point for coming in 3rd. Our next category will be a bit less number oriented.

Judging a supercar on looks is not exactly easy. We may get a little flack on this section, but these are just our opinions. The Lamborghini Huracan didn't wow us when it was first unveiled. We thought that Lamborghini played it a bit safe, and even former Top Gear hosts Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond agreed with us. With the convertible, we think that Lamborghini gained back some of the lunacy that the coupe was missing. The Ferrari on the other hand seems a little more subdued than its predecessor. We preferred the looks of the 458. With the McLaren, we like the looks, but can't get over the fact that most McLarens look very similar. The Lambo will win this round, the McLaren will get second, and the Ferrari gets third.

Next we will divide these cars by cost. This may sound silly because all of these cars are beyond the reach of most of us, but it is still an important factor. The Lamborghini is the least expensive starting at $262,350. The McLaren costs just a little more at $265,000. The Ferrari does not have a price yet, but it is estimated to be around $275,000. The Ferrari is clearly the most expensive, and will get third place for a second time in a row. The McLaren may cost a little more than the Huracan, but it is more powerful. The Huracan gives you AWD, and we think that the McLaren won't be as good of a value once you go nuts with the options list. The Lambo will win this category and the McLaren will get second.

Our next category is technology. This has always been a weak point for supercars. Despite having high price tags, the infotainment and driver systems have not always been "user friendly." The Huracan features the a new virtual cockpit from Audi. This gives the Huracan a minimalist interior with user friendly function. The Lambo's AWD and dual-clutch work together well to get amazing performance numbers that even trump the Aventador. The McLaren and Ferrari both feature dual-clutch transmissions, but the 650S also has a computer controlled suspension with no anti-roll bars. The Huracan will win this round with the Mclaren taking second. Surprisingly, the Ferrari looses another round.

For the final round, we will rank these cars based on interior design. When you drive a supercar, you want everyone to notice you. While the exterior may be more important, you don't want to feel like you are sitting in an interior that isn't up to par. The McLaren's interior is race inspired, but we think that it is a bit too plain to win this comparison. The Lamborghini manages to be minimalist, while looking great and keeping function. However, the Ferrari will win this round by keeping a classic look, that still feels upscale. Now we will total the scores. At the end of our comparison the 488 finishes last with 8 points. The 650S will come in second with 10 points, making the Huracan the winner with 12 points.