When it comes to cars, the first thing that we tend to notice is the frontal fascia, and it makes sense, as that is often the most aggressive part of the car. If you see a car passing by, you’re much more likely to recognize the headlights instead of the taillights, as they contribute significantly to the looks of the vehicle.
With supercar manufacturers getting more and more opulent when it comes to the design of headlights, we figured that it would be a good idea to publish a top ten list. In this article, you’ll find some of the most impressive headlights that have ever been put on a supercar, so bear with us.
An honorable mention for our list is the Audi R8, which many see as having started the trend of impressive headlights on supercars, and it still has a recognizable fascia to this day.
The Audi R8’s headlight style is now visible in every one of Audi’s mainline models, and many other car makers have also taken cues.
Rimac Concept One
Rimac is a Croatian car manufacturer that claims to have created the world’s first fully electric supercar with the Rimac Concept One and its performance counterpart, the Rimac Concept S. Both of these cars feature the same base, but the latter is equipped with track modifications.
The headlights on the Concept One are not revolutionary, but they are an example of the best LED headlight kit that has been tastefully designed. The lights are composed of an LED strip running over two powerful emitters like an eyebrow with a similar design for the turn signal beneath those emitters.
Of course, the most notable car headlights in the world belong to the Lykan Hypersport, the first supercar to come out of the Arab world and one of the most expensive cars of all time. Coming in at nearly 3.5 million dollars, this car is famous for being featured in the Fast and Furious series.
This car has the most opulent headlights you will come across for the foreseeable future as they are quite literally encrusted with diamonds. The headlights feature over 400 15-carat diamonds set in the LEDs, which may seem like overkill until you realize that the car comes with a complimentary 100 000 dollar watch.
Porsche Mission E
While Tesla may dominate the high-end electric car market with its Model S, it seems like Porsche is trying to beat them with this new four-door. Of course, this car is only a concept, but you will find that it still features some impressive design features including suicide doors and distinctive headlights.
The Mission E features headlights that are split into LED quadrants with a single oval light in the middle. There is a blinker that is nestled between the two outer LED quadrants, and that’s about it for the headlight design. While this may sound simple, the headlights give the car a definitive character.
When Bugatti announced their successor to the famed Veyron, there was some mixed reception. Some lauded the vehicle as the next step forward for one of the world’s most recognizable luxury manufacturers, but others called the design of the car lazy and what amounts to a Veyron facelift.
If the Chiron is a facelift, then it is a beautiful one, and much of that is due to the headlights. While the frontal lights on this car may appear intimidating, they are a masterpiece. Perhaps the most impressive aspect of the lights on the Chiron is how they gradually light up from side to side when illuminated.
Aston Martin Vulcan
The Vulcan is notable in that it was never meant to be a street-legal vehicle, though high demand led to the car eventually being developed further into one. Due to this, the Vulcan is available in two variations with some very distinct differences: the track version, and the road-legal variety.
The track car features a simple LED bar with a single emitter near the edge of the light, positioned underneath a recess in the car’s front. As this is inadequate for road use, the other version of this car features supplementary headlights on the hood of the vehicle that are slightly more reminiscent of an Aston Martin.
One of the more impressive vehicles from the high-end Swedish manufacturer Koenigsegg is the Agera. The successor to their well-received CCX and the predecessor to their new Regera, the Agera is still seen by many as an icon in supercar design, and it has to do with more than just the looks.
However, the appearance of the car is what we are here to discuss today, and the headlights on this vehicle are quite impressive. Unlike other vehicles, we weren’t as impressed with the composition of the headlights as much as we were by the shape, which is both leaf-like and blade-like.
When looking for the most recognizable headlights on the road, you’ll come across few cars that can hope to match the McLaren P1.
The latest supercar from the world-renowned manufacturer of the famed F1 features headlights that are made up of arcs that result in a light that is shaped like the McLaren logo.
Porsche 918 Spyder
The 918 is the second entry from Porsche on this list, and many see it as the inspiration for the lights that are found on the Mission E due to the shaped quad design.
Unlike the Mission E, the 918 features four LED projector lamps that are arranged around a central unit, providing powerful lighting that is still distinctive.
Though the LaFerrari’s headlights may not be the most revolutionary ones in the supercar market, this car still features the delicate LED blades that you can expect to find on Ferraris.
The single powerful projector coupled with the ribbed LED strips that run backward will always be recognizable as a Ferrari staple.