One of the toughest questions when it comes to automotive industries. This is ONE tricky question many people, who aren’t all that much into cars, may ask. The reason why this question is tricky is that the criteria that have to be met for a car to be a supercar change frequently. Sometimes the criteria aren’t all that relevant either, as different people tend to hold different aspects in higher regard. Not less there is now a category that might be above the super-car and that’s the hyper car.
When it comes to cars, it’s almost as if you’re discussing about a beautiful woman. One man may find her perfect, while the other simply doesn’t care for her all that much.
What makes a supercar a supercar?
A supercar is a car that is ”super” in almost every aspect, and it has to be relevant to the present. What we mean is, there are a lot of supercars in the past that simply don’t hold the same title anymore because their beauty, speed, acceleration or anything else has been long surpassed.
The things that matter the most when the matter of it being supercar or not is being discussed are: Design, Top Speed, Acceleration, Rarity, Handling, Power to weight ratio, Style, and Price.
If the car in question checks every feature that we’ve mentioned above, it falls under a supercar category.
Supercars are unmodified cars
If you thought that a supercar is a car that has been modified completely so that every aspect of it is boosted to the maximum, you’re completely wrong. A supercar is a car that comes out of a factory brand new and is either mass produced or a part of a limited edition. Supercars are cars that are street-legal and can be driven wherever, whenever. Small modifications can be tolerated, but usually, there are none.
For example, probably one of the most popular supercars ever made is Bugatti Veyron.
Bugatti Veyron is the fastest car ever made; it can accelerate up to 407 km/h. The style and design are simply breath-taking. It costs around 1.5 million dollars and is a part of a limited edition, made only per request of a buyer.
Guessing whether a car is a supercar
If you have the car in question on a poster on your wall, the chances are that it is a supercar. Most supercars are not just fast, but extraordinarily fast. They are your dream, and they cost a lot of money. You hope to have it all your life and if one day you do, you do not share them with anyone you don’t trust completely.
What makes a super-car a hyper-car
Hypercar sounds like something from the future or from the the Tron movies. But they are very real, mainly created by the marketing teams behind supercar companies. For example the team at Supercarhire.co.uk phrase it as the following – A hypercar is simply a car that costs over 1 Million USD, and cannot be in the same category as a car that costs £50,000 as a result. These cars use technology like its chocolate and make the 0-60 stats look like challenges. There are so many nowadays but the favourites are below.
The most important aspect in this regard is certainly a connection with computers.
The Computer is the new supercars’ engine
Computer component in supercars runs each and every engine function for supercars. It acquires various information from cars’ sensors and keeps track of every one of them. It makes the supercar run smoothly, providing a driver with all the necessary predispositions for winning the race.
It monitors fluid pressures and temperatures as well as the oxygen level in the car which is imperative since the computer has one fundamental purpose when it comes to supercars. After acquiring information about fluid pressures and temperature and oxygen levels in the air, the computer determines just the right amount of oxygen to mix with fuel to achieve proper combustion. Monitoring the temperature is of particular importance when it comes to cooling the engine. However, the computer will gather information about the temperature and turn on the fans accordingly.
Anti-Lock Brake System
Supercars often have a particular computer component called anti-lock brake system. The anti-lock system always in charge when it comes to your brakes. It will continuously gather information from the brake sensors making sure your brakes aren’t sliding.
Most of the today’s supercars also have built-in safety systems that will make sure you are safe at any time during your drive. Security systems are always checking for a collision, and when they catch it, they will instantly deploy your airbags.
Almost every computer component is built to improve the safety. However, there are some built only for comfort purposes, and they can remember your favorite seat positions or climate conditions.
If you are a car enthusiast, then you will definitely enjoy our supercars selection of 2016. This selection has been made through extensive research and debate among experts, and if you don’t disagree with us, you can definitely post your opinion, and we will take it into consideration. After all, everyone has different tastes and reasons why they think a car is a supercar, but this is our list, and we hope you enjoy it.
The criteria that had to be met for this selection are the following:
Design, Style, Top Speed, Acceleration, Price, Rarity, Handling, and also Power-to-Weight ratio.
1. Aston Martin One-77
This is the car that we chose as the top of our list. The reason why it’s called ”77” is because there have only been made 77 examples of the car. It is a beautiful car, and it’s fast as it is breathtaking. The magic behind its extraordinary speed definitely rely’s on its carbon fiber monocoque shell, and its amazing 7.3-liter V12 engine.
The lowest price this car can be found at is 1.4 Million dollars, so unless you’re filthy rich, all you can do is admire it from a distance.
It features 750 Horsepower and can accelerate up to 60 Mp/h in just 3.5 seconds
2. Koenigsegg Regera
This car is extraordinarily beautiful. It’s one of the newer models to join the hybrid supercar race. Koenigsegg Regera can be blazingly fast, and it partly owes its speed to its amazing 5.0-liter twin-turbo V8/electric hybrid engine.
It can accelerate up to 60 mp/h in wopping 2.7 seconds, but it also costs 1,890,000 dollars.
3. Hennessey Venom GT
This one is an American model. It sits on a stretched Exige/Lotus Elise platform and it’s extraordinarily fast. This car holds a Guinness World Record for 0-300 km/h at 13.63 seconds and it can also hit a top speed at 278 miles per hour.
It features 7.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine, has 1244 Horsepower and has the base price at 1.2 million dollars. The time at which it can accelerate from a zero to sixty miles per hour is 2.7 seconds.
4. Ferrari LaFerrari
No supercar list would be complete without at least one Ferrari model. This one is the answer to McLaren and Porche hybrid supercars but with a V12 engine. Its unbelievably quick and it handles extraordinarily well.
The lowest price at which you can find this car is 1,420,000 dollars. It has 950 horsepower and can accelerate up to 60 miles per hour in just 2.5 seconds. The fastest accelerating car on our list.