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?

The 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.

What do you think?

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