My List of Supercars
What is it about super cars that make people raise their eyebrows?
Whether you see them on TV, posters, or in real life, they really catch
Maybe it's the drool-over design. Super cars are not made to look like your daily car. That's why you don't see them every day.
Maybe it's your perception of performance. Super cars are reputedly fast. Faster than your average day-to-day car. Even though average consumers do not have a feel on how fast super cars can go, they can intuitively understand just how powerful super cars can be by simply looking at them. Super cars must look fast even while parked.
Maybe it's the jaw-dropping cost. Super cars are expensive. And for a reason. They are engineered and designed by some of the brightest minds in the auto industry for one thing and one thing only ... to be better than the next guy. In this case, 'better' means faster, more powerful. Power and speed are not cheap.
In any case, there are plenty of reasons why super cars get our attention. But what are the super cars? Well, the list for the cars is short. And the roster of the car makers is even shorter. Of course, the list changes from year to year. But over time, some names appear over and over again.
Here are five of what I consider to be super cars. The cars are in no particular order:
Porsche Carrera GT
Porsche is a household name. The ones you see on the streets range in cost between $90,000 to $140,000 USD.
This supercar,however, Porsche Carrera GT, carries a tag price in the neighborhood of $400,000 USD. Powered by a V10, the Porsche Carrera GT can go from 0-62 mph in 3.9 seconds.
And it's a Porsche!
Saleen S7 Twin-Turbo
This car looks like a space ship more than anything. It is very low off the ground, only 41 inches total height. And highly aerodynamic, the Saleen S7 looks like a modern day jet fighter.
Come to think of it, the F-117 stealth fighter does not look this aerodynamic and those who made it could have taken some pointers from the Saleen S7 designers.
In any case, a Saleen S7 Twin Turbo carries a tag price of $585,000 USD. Of course, it is not being manufactured anymore and is available only in limited numbers. Meaning that the price could be higher among collectors.
In the few final episodes of The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien,a Bugatti Veyron made an appearance. It was a part of a skit that since Conan was getting booted, then they can do whatever they want and NBC will be stuck with the bill.
So Conan and his staff dressed up a Bugatti Veyron with whiskers, making it the most expensive mouselook-a-like since Veyrons are literally million dollar cars. But since the Bugatti Veyron can go from 0-60 mph in 2.5 seconds, it was hard to laugh at the skit if you're a car fan.
What's a list of supercars without a Ferrari.
You don't have to be a car enthusiast to know that Ferraris are super fast and expensive. The Enzo Ferrari is a V12-powered two-seater named after the founder of the legendary Italian car maker. Hence, it has to be a super car by design.
The Enzo Ferrari is being produced anymore and only 400 were made between 2002 and 2004.
A super car made by guys who make professional racing cars. Produced between 1992-1998, only 100 or so of these beauties were sold.
To me, it also looks to be the sportiest of the super cars. I mean, it seems to be designed for actual professional racing competition rather than something to be seen in the streets.
Indeed, the McLaren F1 has a top speed of 240 mph. The average Formula One speed for the Abu Dhabi and Yas Marina Circuit is 198 km / h (123 mph). A factory stock McLaren F1 should do alright racing in those circuits.
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