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Top four next big things in the world of supercars

If Italian supercars are not your style, offerings from Germany, Japan, Britain and the US might be more tempting.

If the latest Ferrari is not to your taste, there are a growing number of alternative options from big brands.

Later this month Ferrari will show off its newest supercar, the 488 GTB, to Australian customers.

First drive reviews suggest it's a more than worthy replacement for the fabulous 458. But if Italian supercars are not your style, brands from Germany, Japan, Britain and the US are lining up to tempt the supercar enthusiast.

Audi R8

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The second generation of Ingolstadt's supercar evolves the original design but is built around a new aluminium and carbon fibre space-frame. A 5.2-litre V10 engine sits behind the cabin and comes in two levels of tune: 397kW or 449kW, with the more powerful able to hit 100km/h in 3.2 seconds. A bright yellow example was on display at the MCG during the International Champions Cup at the weekend.

Deliveries begin in the first quarter of 2016, with prices starting at about $370,000.

Honda NSX

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  • 2016 Honda NSX revealed 2016 Honda NSX revealed
  • 2016 Honda NSX revealed 2016 Honda NSX revealed
  • 2016 Honda NSX revealed 2016 Honda NSX revealed

The revived version of Honda's famous NSX from the 1990s will be a hybrid powered by a turbocharged 3.5-litre V6 engine in combination with three electric motors. One motor boosts engine output to the rear axle while the other two independently drive the front wheels. Where the original was all-aluminium, the new NSX will comprise a mix of carbon fibre, aluminium, steel and "other advanced materials". Deliveries begin next year, with prices expected to start around $250,000.

Ford GT

  • Photo shows the 2015 Ford GT supercar. (Photo: Supplied) Photo shows the 2015 Ford GT supercar. (Photo: Supplied)
  • Photo shows the 2015 Ford GT supercar. (Photo: Supplied) Photo shows the 2015 Ford GT supercar. (Photo: Supplied)
  • Photo shows the 2015 Ford GT supercar. (Photo: Supplied) Photo shows the 2015 Ford GT supercar. (Photo: Supplied)
  • Photo shows the 2015 Ford GT supercar. (Photo: Supplied) Photo shows the 2015 Ford GT supercar. (Photo: Supplied)
  • Photo shows the 2015 Ford GT supercar. (Photo: Supplied) Photo shows the 2015 Ford GT supercar. (Photo: Supplied)
  • Photo shows the 2015 Ford GT supercar. (Photo: Supplied) Photo shows the 2015 Ford GT supercar. (Photo: Supplied)

The star of this year's Detroit motor show was designed by Australian Todd Willing, so it's a shame the GT is left-hand-drive only and cannot be road-registered here. That won't stop a few collectors signing up for the second revival of the famous Le Mans winning racer from the 1960s. Ford chose this year's event to announce it would use the new GT for another crack at the race next year.

Road cars will be powered by a turbocharged V6 with about 450kW; overseas deliveries start next year.

McLaren 570S

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  • 2015 McLaren 570S 2015 McLaren 570S

The British supercar specialist now has three strands to its model range, with the most accessible Sports Series comprising the recently unveiled 540C and 570S. The 570S is named for the output of its turbocharged 3.8-litre V8 in metric horsepower, equivalent to 419kW, and with a dry weight of just 1.3 tonnes it can reach 100km/h in 3.2 seconds. Australian deliveries begin next March, with prices at $408,000 (including NSW on-roads) for the 570S and $350,000 for the less powerful 540C.