28 April 2023
The Holy Trinity of supercars consisted of the Ferrari LaFerrari, McLaren P1, and Porsche 918.
While reading some trade information recently, the writer said that the Holy Trinity of high-performance motor cars will be superseded by a new Holy Trinity of hypercars, namely, the Aston Martin Valkyrie, Mercedes-AMG One, and Rimac Nevera.
Whilst I agree with the sentiment and have the utmost respect for the sheer brilliance of these machines, I wasn’t overawed, mainly due to the plethora of super and hypercars now showcasing.
But when the original three bad boys were christened the Holy Trinity, that statement had absolute power, almost earth-shattering. We were now entering the world of hypercars, and motoring would never be the same again.
Three cars from three different manufacturers, all released in the same year, meant the world had to invent a new nomenclature to describe this breakthrough in motoring history; the hypercar was born.
The most significant thing that brought the Holy Trinity together as they all used hybrid electric power.
Today hybrid is seen as a step towards a greener future, but then, its only purpose was raw, unadulterated power.
That dear readers, is why the title of the Holy Trinity denomination should remain solely with the McLaren P1, the Ferrari LaFerrari and the Porsche 918 Spyder.