Buyers in this segment seldom consider "value" as a virtue in their choice of cars. Anything that is new, fast and furious will be snapped up
ST-Torque Best Buys of 2014 - Supercar Lamborghini Huracan ($1,168,000 without COE, above). -- PHOTO: ST FILE

Buyers in this segment seldom consider "value" as a virtue in their choice of cars. Anything that is new, fast and furious will be snapped up. But the line-up here comprises cars that pack a bigger and more accessible fun quotient than the rest.

First up, the newly launched Lamborghini Huracan ($1,168,000 without COE), the first Raging Bull that is actually easy to drive and usable on a day-to-day basis in a built-up city like Singapore. Much of its newfound user-friendliness is due to a new seven-speed dual-clutch autobox. Together with a linear throttle, it makes piloting the 610bhp 5.2-litre V10 a pleasure.

The Ferrari F458 Italia ($1,160,000 without COE) had a headstart in the ease-of-use department. Since its introduction here three years ago, it ranks as the most popular million-dollar supercar. Like most Ferraris, its styling seems to age well. It is not as quick in the century sprint as the all-wheel driven Huracan though. Still, we are quibbling over 3.4 and 3.2 seconds.

For in-your-hair exhilaration, the Audi R8 Spyder 5.2 ($946,600) blows the competition out of the water. The 560bhp convertible is a hard-hitter that pushes you deeper into your seat when you jab the throttle. And if you have the conviction to keep your foot planted, it sends chills down your spine with a hell-raising exhaust rendition that is oh-so-loud with the top down.

Loud too is the Jaguar F-Type R Coupe ($560,000), a supercharged 5-litre V8 that does not quite belong to this league as far as outright performance goes, but offers the same sound and fury of its more accomplished brethren. The 550bhp R Coupe is an extreme grand tourer and American muscle car rolled into one sexy package. It may not be the fastest in a quarter-mile shootout, but it makes a very convincing display of any attempt. From the driver's perspective, it is more fun and engaging than its topless twin.

If a very quick 2+2 is what you desire, check out the Porsche 911 Turbo (from $716,288 without COE). Its twin-turbo 3.8-litre flat-six puts out 320bhp and 660Nm to send the Porsche to 100kmh in 3.2 seconds and a top speed of 315kmh. With peak torque available from 1,950rpm, and power transmission to all wheels facilitated by a seven-speed dual-clutch autobox, it is also a very compliant beast outside a race circuit. The new model is very handsome and imposing, with a powerful profile that is classic and yet more contemporary than before.

No supercar discussion is complete without the mention of the Nissan GT-R ($490,800), a giant slayer for those who have better use for a million bucks. This bi-turbo 3.8-litre V6 Godzilla has 542bhp and 632Nm at its disposal. The monumental output is sent to all four wheels via a six-speed dual-clutch autobox. The car has a supercar-humbling century sprint time of 2.74 seconds, although its top speed is capped at 300kmh. Even more amazingly, it has room for four. It is not the most driveable car in the city, but given a long and empty stretch, no Lambo or Ferrari will risk taking it on.