What is a Hypercar?

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What is a Hypercar?

Hyper cars are top of the line supercars that are the absolute finest in most, if not all, of the elements of standard supercar. These elements include, but not limited to, acceleration, price, rarity, top speed, sound and appearance.

Definition

Hyper cars take certain qualities of high performance cars (supercars) to a new level, such as efficient propulsion, weight-efficient builds, and creating unique and outstanding aerodynamics. Although all these characteristics could qualify to make a great supercar, hypercars usually excel in all of them while being semi-fuel efficient and exceeding typical Autobahn speeds. Usually stocked with 10 or more cylinder engines, built from carbon fiber, with engines in the back for better aerodynamics, a hypercar focuses more on straight line speed, rather than handling performance.

Supercars are an eye catching factory stock machinery in which they accelerate faster and are defiantly more expensive than at least 98% of the other cars manufactured in that same year.

All hypercars are supercars, but not all supercars are hypercars. hypercars take up about 1% of supercars. All in all, hypercars are a small sub-section of cars in the larger category of “supercar”.

Criteria

When it comes to deciding the qualifying factors that determine if a supercar can make it under the hypercar title, we see a lot of unclear and open-ended criteria. The qualifications are not obvious or easy to designate due to the fact that there is not a 100% straight forward book definition of hypercar since it is just coming into our daily language.

In order to be submitted into the hypercar family, the vehicle needs to meet all criteria of a supercar while continuing to push the boundaries in performance.

  • Having up-to-date technology and modernized, creative and unique design are a few main topics that most of the open-ended criteria falls under.

  • Almost every aspect of a hypercar should be a step into the future for automotive technology, engineering technology and exterior body design. Dreaming up, creating and putting together these ultimate machines can be looked at like a competition to see who can come out with the newest and most sleek new desired machinery.

  • Certain supercars like the Lamborghini Murcielago and the Ferrari Enzo (which are still ultimate driving machines but once qualified to be hypercars) are slowly sliding down the supercar scale due to the fact that hypercars are advancing more and more with every generation.

  • Although the advancement in technology seems impressive and like a step into the future, it sets back previously known hypercars and challenges the creators to build the newest, most crazy and desirable version of their automobile. At this rate, every remarkable breakthrough we learn and apply to these vehicles today will very soon be tomorrow’s common feature when the next cooler update is created.

  • A few things to keep in mind when deciding if a car can switch from the “super” to the “hyper” title are how well they exceed the normal statistics in, acceleration, top speed, price, exclusivity (How many were made and their accessibility), style, handling (steering, breaking, cornering, etc.), and horsepower and torque. 

Examples of Hyper Cars

Top hypercar manufactures in the world are Bugatti, Koenigsegg, and McLaren. 

Some examples of hypercars include:

  1. Bugatti Veyron

  2. Bugatti Chiron

  3. McLaren F1

  4. McLaren P1

  5. Pagani Huayra

  6. Pagani Zonda Cinque

  7. Porsche 918 Spyder

  8. Ferrari LaFerrari

  9. Koenigsegg CCXR

  10. Koenigsegg Agera

  11. Koenigsegg Regera

  12. Koenigsegg ONE:1

  13. Porsche 918 Spyder

  14. W Motors Lykan HyperSport

  15. W Motors Fenyr SuperSport

  16. Aston Martin Valkyrie (AM – RB 001)

  17. Mazzanti Evantra

  18. Spania GTA Spano

  19. Hennessey Venom GT

  20. Zenvo ST1