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Define a Supercar...

Discussion in 'Cars' started by L4NC3R, Sep 28, 2005.

  1. L4NC3R

    L4NC3R Banned

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    Alright you dumb bitches... it doesn't seem like anyone knows what a supercar is, exactly. For those who think they know, have at it. Define your idea of a supercar...
     
  2. CdocZ

    CdocZ God hates midgets and the

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    Supercar, for me, is anything that has exceptional performance, in any form. For example, Toyota Helix can handle rocky roads like few others. The Noble M400 can take a track as well as only the very best can.

    But where do you draw the line? That's personal opinion, but it has to be agreed by most that it is among the best.
     
  3. Spank666

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    Anything:
    • innovative
    • fast
    • good at any certain aspect of racing
    • expensive
    • rare
    • some other stuff
     
  4. JKD

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    Pulls 1+g on the skidpad
    Top speed of 160+mph
    Excellent acceleration
    OPTIONAL: Looks the secks
     
  5. Camaro33

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    i think it has to be...
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    very expensive; atleast $200,000
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    very high top speed, not matched by high performance/sport cars.
    i'd say somewhere around 180-200
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    has to turn heads. be very pretty and aerodynamic. should have lots of vents/scoops
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    and should have a racing history in a specific venue; that is impressive
     
  6. car_boy_16

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    Hah I had this same arguement on Yahoo Import Cars:1 chat room....

    Like I said on there...I think a supercar is:
    1. represents the most technologically advanced performance applications for a street-legal car.
    2. Performs very well at going fast, being quick, handling well, and stopping well.
    3. Is exotic: both rare and beautiful (subjective of course)
    4. Costs a lot of money: exclusivity is very important to some people

    That's my basic definition of a supercar.
    For example, a mitsubishi Evolution FQ400 has supercar-LIKE performance, but it is not technically a supercar.
     
  7. ThaiTanium22

    ThaiTanium22 VR6 can nevar lose!!!

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    1.) Good preformance
    2.) Expensive
    3.) Rare

    I know it's a simple definition but whatever.
     
  8. PitwrkzZ1

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    Anything made purely for driving.
     
  9. Keenan

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    Something that only the wealthy can afford (over $200,000)

    0-60 under 4 seconds

    top speed 200mph+

    Rarely seen on the road

    Mid-engine

    Not made in mass quantities. Reserved for the rich in order to indicate status.

    With that said, the truth to all this is that there is no concrete definition of a supercar....thats all there is to this issue...period.
     
  10. L4NC3R

    L4NC3R Banned

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    It seems the same qualities in all definitions is price and rarity. Those aren't really givens, not like performance qualities would be.

    Well, for me the supercar class isn't so exclusive. A supercar to me is one which simply excells in track performance over defined road practicality.
     
  11. Beldar

    Beldar Don't croke smack

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    Define a supercar? Well, for one, if you can't afford it, it is definately a super car.

    My supercar definition
    Such a beautiful car, good performance too.
     
  12. L4NC3R

    L4NC3R Banned

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    What would price have to do with a car being in the supercar class? Because it being expensive and rare would make it more of an exotic, not a supercar.
     
  13. Papero

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    210MPH+ Top speed
    Nothing less then V8
    0-60 in 1.8 seconds or less
    Great racing heritage
    As someone else had said 1g+ on the skid pad
    Wide wheel base
    Very low
    Sleek
    Curvy
    Out of the ordinary
    Hard to get your paws on
    In a way, not street legal, not street legal to me screams "performance", street legal just sort of hinders the poor car into the governments standards. But I suppose it would still be nice to take it around the block to show off.
     
  14. FatBastard

    FatBastard Foood gooood...

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    so these are not supercars then...

    Jaguar XJ220
    twin turbo V6
    top speed 212 mph.

    or this

    Porsche 911 GT2
    boxer 6
    top speed 196 mph.

    or any other porsche, for that matter (except the cayenne).

    i think the keywords for the supercar are

    rare
    fast (top speed and acceleration)
    great track performance
    exotic looks (shouldn´t look like anything else on the road, or like any other supercar for that matter)
    unpractical (not necessarily, but usually...)
     
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    Super car to me is anythin that gets you laid...
     
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    He did say define YOUR Supercar, this is what I felt is a supercar.
     
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    I think the ferrari f430 embellishes all the attributes of a supercar, fast, rare, you can tell that it can make you smile just by sitting in the driver seat. I also think most supercars are hand made or involve hand made components, not just made by a machine.
     
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    I think the new Z06 is a supercar, no, it's not very expensive for what it is but in my mind its a supercar. Maybe I'm just biased :).
     
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  20. L4NC3R

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    Why would a supercar have to be expensive? What does expense have anything to do with overall performance?
     
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