Driving around in a luxury car is a long term dream for everyone. However, only a few privileged ones can actually afford these hundreds of horsepower and million dollar price tag cars. But it doesn’t really hurt to know a little more about the types of luxury cars that are out there. Mainly, those that are supercars and hypercars.
So what are supercars? The term supercar is used to describe cars having the best performance, the latest technology and design, not forgetting the hefty price tag that comes with these features. For a car to qualify as a supercar, it has to fulfill at least one of the conditions. On the other hand, a hypercar is one that comes at the top one percent of the supercars. All supercars cannot be hypercars but all hypercars are supercars. There may not be a checklist as to which car can be called hypercars but comparing the cars classified as supercars and hypercars, it’s clear that those that have the very best performance, the very latest technology and design, and also the highest price tag are the ones that are hypercars. Here is a list of supercars and hypercars.
The Corvette C7 Z06 has a 650 horsepower engine, 650 lb-ft torque and can cost around $80,000.
McLaren 650s comes with a 641 horsepower engine, a torque of 500 lb-ft and costs around $267,900.
Ariel Atom V8 is a 500 horsepower car with 284 lb-ft torque and has a price tag of $225,000.
Ferrari 458 has a 562 horsepower engine, 398 lb-ft torque and costs $243,000.
Lamborghini Huracan with its 602 horsepower engine, 413 lb-ft torque and the price tag of $237,000 gets into the list of supercars but not hypercars.
Porsche GT3 has a horsepower of 500, 338 lb-ft torque and $180,000 price tag.
McLaren P1 compared to the McLaren 650s has a higher horsepower of 903, 531 lb-ft torque and makes a $1,150,000 big hole in your pocket.
La Ferrari, this Ferrari comes with a 950 horsepower engine, 516 lb-ft torque and costs an exorbitant price of $1,420,112.
The Porsche 918 has an 887 horsepower engine, 940 lb-ft torque and cost 845,000.
These are just a few of the cars that make the cut into the dream diary of cars that only the elite can afford. Today there are more supercars in the market than ever before, these have more advanced features and have a better performance. Due to this, the criteria for a supercar to qualify as a hypercar has become more stringent than before. These hypercars represent the best designs that are a forefront of engineering and they just get better with each generation. Each new car that comes into the market makes a technology that is complex and expensive normal and drops a car out of the hypercar category and into a supercar. And what seems extraordinary today will be a common sight tomorrow, and be