Three Semi-Coherent Drool Machines Attempt To Discuss SupercarsRaphael Orlove2/27/14 5:30pmFiled to: After/DriveDrive SupercarsCar Culture773EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalink What is a supercar? What is the difference between a supercar and a hypercar? Is it possible for three car nuts to discuss these questions without turning into blubbering drool machines?AdvertisementThe answer to that last one is no, at least when I myself am involved. The first two are still up for debate and perhaps always will be.I still maintain that what we call hypercars today should really be called supercars and what we call supercars today should really be called sports cars. The Ferrari 458 is not a supercar, for instance. It's a kind of anti-historical view, one that superimposes past definitions of the automotive landscape on what we drive today.