What is the difference between a Supercar, a Hypercar and an exotic?

Now here is a question? The answers can vary in some cases with exotics been the hardest area to decide. here is a quick and simple breakdown based entirely on my own opinions:-

 

SupercarWhat Is a Supercar?

Lamborghini Huracan Supercars
Lamborghini Huracan – supercars

A Supercar is a marvel of modern day Technology. Taking Design, technology and performance all to new levels and pushing even further beyond, to bring about the kind of machines you see today…

Porsche GT3 RS Runway Club supercar
Porsche 911 GT3 RS    Runway Club

some with heavy price tags, some with luxury interiors (some with no interior…) and some so fast they will put your stomach through your mouth in 3 seconds flat. cars that exceed the speeds of your average car weather it be a top speed or a 0-60 speed (Usually both in the realms of the Supercar)…. Lamborghini, Ferrari, Aston Martin and mclaren, just some of the great brands that manufacture Supercars.

The Supercar – we will continue this in another blog soon!!

HypercarWhat is a Hypercar?

Oakley Design Bugatti Veyron
Oakley Design Bugatti Veyron Hypercar

Hypercar is the term given to a car that super-exceeds the Supercar. This status is only given to a small 1% area of excellence with in the car industry and really is one for the elite of all cars. Cars like the Bugatti Chiron, the Laferrari or even the Porsche918.

Ferrari LaFerrari
Ferrari LaFerrari

These cars are all modern day examples of just how far technology, aerodynamics and performance have come.    Recently The Koenigsegg agera-rs hit a new high, breaking the top speed record for a production car on a public road with a recorded speed of 284.55mph. This truly is the definition of a Hypercar!

 

ExoticWhat is an Exotic?

Mustang 500gt Shelby
Mustang 500Gt Shelby “Eleanor”

Now this is a question of which there is so much dispute and discussion “its a car with over 600bhp”, no “its a car that is in a certain price bracket” no again, “Its a car with a limited production level”, Now it’s all of these and none of these, this term really is in the eye of the beholder. Still confused !!! So am I,,,  LOL …

Lamborghini gallardo
Lamborghini gallardo
      Exotic or not?

An Exotic in my eyes is a car that you do not see very often, A rare unicorn of a car like the Mercedes CLK GTR Roadster of which only 6 where ever produced or any car of minimum production level that is also in the realms of Supercar on price performance and availability. An Exotic becomes one because its fan base and owners say it is….?

 

Blog Post by:

Colin Bown

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