This thread is about Supercar not Sports cars. And the ones you listed are no where near supercars.
Ok why not and what do you think makes a supercar personally? Is an NSX, Corvette Z06 or a 308 a supercar? if so why not the others I mentioned Snobbery I think.
Here's some ideas for a supercar
A super car is 'a car superior to all others'
1. An exotic appearance
2. Extreme, white-knuckled speed
3. World-class cornering and handling
4.supercars attract the attention and imagination of many
5. the spirit of the car
6. A supercar is something outrageously different to its contempories
7. extreme styling
8. Super Something Special - technically that set it apart from the crowd
more or less the cars i mentioned fill the above criteria
Someone else says this which makes some sense
Brand: Supercars are often very brand-centric (e.g. Ferrari) and a new brand wanting to join the list has to prove itself before its acceptance.
Styling: Supercars often feature groundbreaking styling elements. The Formula One-inspired Enzo Ferrari, for example, set a new styling direction for that company.
Rarity: Virtually all cars classified as supercars undergo a very limited production run, typically no more than a few thousand in total. For example, the Corvette Z06, though an extremely fast car, is mass produced and is very common, and thus is not sufficiently rare to be considered a supercar.
Focused design: Supercars are not designed to be practical transportation devices, with functionality varying widely between different examples. Many car body styles (including 2+2 coupe, station wagon, and pickup truck) make inherent tradeoffs of performance potential for utility. By this measure, extreme vehicles like the Dodge Ram SRT 10 are not normally called supercars (in the case of Dodge Ram SRT-10, it is classified as a truck, not car, so the car-based description would not fit anyway). While one undisputed supercar, the McLaren F1, featured seating for three (and had a number of useful storage spaces), performance was not sacrificed, but instead improved by the seating design: the driver’s central position lowered the vehicle’s polar moment of inertia and increased its turning ability.
Some say a supercar must be outrageously expensive, produced in limited numbers, scary to drive, good to look at but leary when you sit inside, very fast and must set a bechmark for something during its era (looks, performance, handling etc)
i agree, and i love the nsxThe bit thats bold and underlined proves my point about the Supra and such Not being anywhere near supercar status.
And no the NSX is just another Honda to me I wouldn't class that as a supercar either.
city car = 50 - 70 bhp
family car = 70 - 180 bhp
sports car = 180 - 400 bhp
SUPERCAR = 400 -700 bhp
hyper car = 700 + bhp
thats the catogery they fall in and around , not so sure on exact figures
their classed as factory settings
if you take a sports car and tune it to 600 bhp, dosent mean you have a supercar, you have a highly tuned sportscar
most muscle cars have 400 + bhp, their not supercars either
i think a supercar is classed as 1 when they have the following
2 door coupe
( not sure about this and im open to abuse lol)
it has to be N/A
and im sure about this, its performance has to be what it is coming from the factory
If it's not mad enough, it's not a supercar. Simples.
For example, M5 is supercar quick but its about as exciting looking as a night at the opera and too practical. Hence...super saloon.
The power rating system is completely wrong for the very reasons Prevtec and yourself stated. Let's write that one off, shall we.
Where's this N/A thing come from btw? There are plenty super/turbo charged super and hypercars.
as i mentioned in other posts,Um!! surely not mine has over 800bhp & its a Ford so that cant be right :bigsmile:.