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post #1 of 10 Old 02-28-2014, 02:59 PM Thread Starter
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McLaren 650S - What's A Supercar? The Debate Rages On -- AFTER/DRIVE

What do you consider to be a supercar? hypercar?
Do you consider the McLaren 650S to be a supercar?




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supercar

to me it is based off the price. hypercars just seem to the pinnacle of supercars.
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High performance, high-cost, and that look. Thats what I call a supercar. I didn't even know people were calling cars hypercars. How would that be different from a supercar?

What would you say is a hypercar? Is that like a Bugatti?



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High performance, high-cost, and that look. Thats what I call a supercar. I didn't even know people were calling cars hypercars. How would that be different from a supercar?

What would you say is a hypercar? Is that like a Bugatti?
Hypercars to me are cars like the McLaren P1 and LaFerrari, Veyron is just another supercar IMO



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regardless of what you think is a hypercar of supercar

people will use the terms the wrong way.

who cares what its called is what i say.
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People do have their own definitions, but i think there are the obvious ones, like the McLaren P1 and LaFerrari, no doubting those as hypercars.



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its a very expensive car

lets just call it that
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I don't think it really matters if you call it a hypercar or a supercar. I mean is the distinction really that useful for anything. I don't think that people are like, "I don't want a supercar, I want a hypercar!" People just want the car they want. in this case something that is fast and looks amazing.



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the term isnt eactly in the dictionary so i dont think its really that important

these are top shelf performance cars that are sold at a very high price and market to only the 1 percent.
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the term isnt eactly in the dictionary so i dont think its really that important

these are top shelf performance cars that are sold at a very high price and market to only the 1 percent.
It isn't but Wiki has a page on it, which might help:

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The Hypercar is a design concept car developed by energy analyst Amory Lovins at the Rocky Mountain Institute. This vehicle would have ultra-light construction with an aerodynamic body using advanced composite materials, low-drag design, and hybrid drive.[1] Designers of the Hypercar claim that it would achieve a three- to five-fold improvement in fuel economy, equal or better performance, safety, amenity, and affordability, compared with today's cars.[2]


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