We would consider the definition of a supercar to be an eye catching factory stock car which accelerates faster and is more expensive than at least 98% of the other cars manufactured in the same year. Although this supercar definition is what we believe to be acceptable, it is subjective and therefore widely disputed among performance car enthusiasts. Take for instance the awesome Ariel Atom which has neck snapping acceleration, but can be acquired for as little as £60,000 new. It’s a qualified supercar for its radical eye catching appearance and acceleration factors, but falls short on the stratospheric price element. This is merely one example of many that stir controversy with car nuts as to what the hard line definition is for a supercar and hypercar. Some car enthusiasts would argue that modified cars such as the Hennessey Venom 1000TT Dodge Viper should qualify as a supercar. We disagree and believe that only factory stock high-performance cars should meet the criteria. Finally, still other enthusiasts believe that proper supercars can’t be based on the body of lesser models and must be built on a dedicated platform. For example, the Aston Martin V12 Vantage and Porsche GT2 on our list below would not qualify under this perspective. Examples of SuperCars include Mercedes Benz SLS BlackSeries(picture above), Ferrari 458 Italia, Nissan GTR, Lamborghini Galardo, Audi R8, Mclaren MP4-12C.
The term hypercar seems to be used more and more each year. We simply define a hypercar as a top-tier supercar that bests all or most of the elements of standard supercars including, but not limited to, acceleration, price, rarity, handling, top speed, sound and appearance. As with supercars, there is also much debate as to what constitutes a true hypercar. Examples of Hypercars include Mclaren P1(picture above), Koenigsegg Agera R, Pagani Huayra, Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, Porsche 918 Spyder and Lamborghini Reventon.