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Audi R8 Vs Tesla Roadster: Duo top 2022 supercar lust league table

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The Audi R8 and the Tesla Roadster are the most sought after supercars for 2022, according to a new survey by price comparison site confused.com. Online interest in the 2022 Audi R8 increased by 6.51 per cent in 2021, and 10.45 per cent for the second generation Tesla Roadster, both ranking first when it comes to overall ‘anticipation score.’

Rating joint second in this lust league are the McLaren 765LT and Porsche 911 GT3, with the McLaren seeing a 17.43 per cent increase in online interest compared to Porsche’s 16.71 per cent.

Interest in supercars has surged by 1500 per cent in the past 12 months according to Google Trends. The Audi R8 and Tesla Roadster are predicted to be the most sought after 2022 supercars, both totalling 11.8 million searches in 2021.

The study evaluated the online interest in supercars based on their search volumes throughout 2021 compared with the percentage increase in searches in Q4 2021.

Interest in supercars has surged by 1500 per cent in the past 12 months according to Google Trends…

According to the survey, the Audi R8 and the Tesla Roadster both scored 6.67 out of 10. The R8 saw a 6.67 per cent  increase in online interest from January to September (1,877,778 searches) compared with Q4 (2,000,000). The Tesla Roadster saw a slightly higher increase of 10.45 per cent, with searches for the all-electric supercar reaching its peak in the last quarter of 2021 (857,100).

In joint second place is the Porsche 911 GT3 and the McLaren 765LT, both scoring 5.42/10 in the study. With a top speed of 198mph, the Porsche 911 GT3 was searched 1,112,900 times throughout 2021. From October to December 2021, the supercar saw a 16.71 per cent increase in online interest, which is 0.72 per cent less than the McLaren 765LT. Despite only 765 cars to be made of the exclusive line, the McLaren 765LT had 800,900 searches in 2021.

Rating third is the McLaren Artura ( up 52.12 per cent in Q4 2021), the Lamborghini Huracan (+3.14 per cent), the Maserati MC20 (+31.92 per cent), and the Ferrari 296 GTB (up 203.65 per cent).

In joint fourth is the Ferrari F8 Tributo and Aston Martin Valkyrie, both supercars scoring 3.75/10. The Ferrari saw 1,330,600 global searches in 2021 and a 1.59 per cent increase in online interest in Q4. In comparison, the Aston Martin model racked up 1,295,400 total searches in 2021 with an increase of 2.67 per cent from October to December.

Rounding off the top five is Lotus Evija, resulting in an anticipation score of 3.33/10. With 755,700 total global searches throughout 2021, the supercar saw a 4.55 per cent increase in average searches in the final quarter of 2021.

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