- What defines a 'Supercar'
The definition of a Supercar changes as things progress. 50 years ago, 6 secs to 60mph and 150mph was enough to gain entry to the Supercar club. Now there’s practical family cars than can match those speeds.
Careful now though boys, the Fun Police will be along no doubt any time soon to say that all you need to get from A to B is a Diesel Passat and that to enjoy driving a powerful car ‘briskly’ on the road is more irresponsible, dangerous and unpredictable than encouraging a small child to prod a sleeping leopard with a pointy stick!Posted 5 years agoads678Member
Careful now though boys, the Fun Police will be along no doubt any time soon to say that all you need to get from A to B is a Diesel Passat and that to enjoy driving a powerful car ‘briskly’ on the road is more irresponsible, dangerous and unpredictable than encouraging a small child to prod a sleeping leopard with a sharp stick!
I’ve got a diesel Passat and I think it’s super!!Posted 5 years agoThe Flying OxMember
I’d go with sub-4 seconds 0-60, £100k+ and a racing pedigree for the supercar, e.g. Lambos, Fezzas and the like.
Hypercars are in the sub-3 second 0-60, small volume specialist makers and a pricetag that is never quite fully disclosed, e.g. Koenigsegg Agera R, Pagani Huayra, McLaren P1Posted 5 years agoepicycloSubscriber
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After a few car threads and references to supercars, what do people define super cars as?
When it goes Vrooom, you feel your diaphragm resonate and all 3 of your testicles rattle.
Your mind empties of all thoughts of emmpeegees, service intervals, and insurance brackets.
You wonder about the market value of your spare kidney and other superfluous organs.
And finally it does not have a roof or mudguards (other than cycle type).
A cycle rack merely adds class.Posted 5 years agoPigfaceMember
Isnt the answer undriveable and impractical, the GTR can be used every day and in any real world sceanrio beat a F40 Veyron et al into a cocked hat.
Scenario wet night in Mid Wales you have to get from Builth to Machynlleth as fast as you can, weapon of choice would most probably be an Imprezza or Evo for 99.9% of the population.Posted 5 years agothisisnotaspoonSubscriber
Sports car = powerfull, lightweight, you can probably afford it instead of a focuss/mondeo
Super car = powerfull, light-ish, but they’ve left the air con and leather seats, etc in and made it more powerfull to compensate. You probably can’t afford it.
Hyper car = like a supercar, but indistinguishable from a luxury car inside, even more powerfull to compensate. You pay your accountant enough that he has a supercar and you need to differentiate.Posted 5 years ago
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