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Sunday, September 16, 2018

Know the terms of sportscar, supercars, and hypercar

We often hear the terms above when looking at reviews or articles about a certain four-wheeled vehicle, but do you know what is meant by those terms, or the difference between the three of them.

Briefly the sportscar, supercar, and hypercar are terms that are often used to the high-performance and expensive priced cars. And each of the three terms has its own definition. Let's see the definition of sportscar, supercar, and hypercar as follows;

1. Sportscar
Various reasons why people buy sports cars, generally to get the sensation of driving more fun than an ordinary car. Sports cars prioritize control and performance.
2015 Mazda MX-5, the world's best selling sports car. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2NzCESB)
The performance of sportscar is at the lowest level between supercars and hypercar. Even so the performance of the sportscar is above the average conventional car. Average speed performance of sportscar is 280 km/hour. This type of car is in great demand because the price is quite cheap and even some are below US. $10 thousands (or approx Rp.1,4 billions).
2017 Subaru BRZ. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2x5esx9)
Sports car is generally a 2-door coupe. But there is also a 3-door liftback, besides that there is a convertible model whose roof can be opened. But there is also a sedan or hatchback version. While the engine position is usually in front, rear, or center. Here are some of cars like the Toyota 86, Volkswagen Scirocco, Honda CRZ, Subaru BRZ are included the sportcar.

2. Supercar
The term of supercar was first used in 1920 by a British newspapers, The Times to describe a car with a powerful engine that is a 6.7-liter Ensign 6 engine. In modern times, the term of supercar is used to describe a car with the best performance, sophisticated technology offered by the car manufacturers in the automotive industry.
Several supercars at a meet, by Ferrari, Lamborghini, Pagani, Bugatti, and Mercedes-Benz. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2NzCESB)
Supercar usually have more aerodynamic design with speeds of up to 320 km/h. The supercar performance cannot be considered mediocre, because it has a very striking difference with sportscar. When drove on the highway, the supercar engine sound will attract the people attentions who heard it. The majority of supercar have engine positions in the middle.

About prices, supercars in Indonesia are priced at an average of over US. $100 thousands (or approx Rp.14 billions). This car has a classy brand like Ferrari, Lamborghini, and Bugatti, which on average came from Europe, especially the Italian and German manufacturers. But there are also types of supercars from America such as the Corvette from Chevrolet and Mustang from Ford.

3. Hypercar
This car has engine specifications, prices, models, and various other aspects that exceed sportscar and supercar. The average speed exceeds 400 km/h. About the price, the hypercar is priced at tens of billions, so it's no wonder if it's very difficult to find this car other than at the exhibition. So that not many insurance companies are willing to accept the hypercar, because the cost of the components is very expensive.
2010 Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2CtvDi7)
All hypercar are supercars, but not all supercars can be called the territorial hypercar and pantheon hypercar. For example, the Ferrari 458 is a fantastic supercar, but the technology cannot match the one in the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport which has a power of 1,200 hp.
2018 Bugatti Dive at its debut in the exclusive automotive event 'The Quail: A Motorsports Gathering'. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2Lvnzwm)
Some types of hypercar include, Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4, Bugatti Chiron, Ferrari LaFerrari, Aston Martin Valkyrie, Koenigsegg Regera, McLaren P1, Pagani Huayra, Porsche 918 Spyder, etc. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | WIKIPEDIA]
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