What defines a supercar as a supercar can be subjective for many people. After all beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but there are certain things we can say that a supercar has to be. A supercar can’t for instance be a car that has been modified to become more powerful, they can’t be what some refer to as muscle cars.
A supercar is a factory built, street legal car which has been designed with speed, handling, and design in mind. Within these criteria certain factors have to be included such as top speed, acceleration, power-to-weight ratio, design, rarity and of course price.
The phrase ‘supercar’ was first coined back in the 1960’s when, what for some was the first supercar, the Lamborghini Miura was produced. In the decades that followed the term supercar became more popular and nowadays the word hypercar is also used to describe the elite of the elite supercars. But again, there’s no actual definition of what makes a supercar a hypercar. But some say that it is a car that has limited production, top of the range model with a price ticket of over $1m. For some people the 1993 McLaren F1 was the first official hypercar but for others the 2005 Bugatti Veyron was the first.
Many of us will never have the pleasure to drive a supercar, let alone be in the presence of one. But there are ways that you can own a supercar without having to pay a fortune as looking at used supercars which are for sale. Of course, the models which had limited production will not only hold their value but will increase but for those models which are not as unique you may be able to pick up a supercar for less than you imagine.
To round-up 2019, here’s 5 of the best supercars on the market at the moment;
- Bugatti Chiron Sport – https://www.bugatti.com/chiron-sport/
- The Chiron Sport has a top speed of 261mph
- It is powered by the same 1,479-horsepower
- 0-liter quad-turbocharged W-16
- Mercedes-AMG Project One
- Mercedes-AMG “The Project One” can reach a maximum speed of “at least” 217mph.
- The rear-engine is powered by a 1.6-liter V-6 gasoline engine which is assisted by a plug-in hybrid system and four electric motors.
- Lamborghini Aventador SVJ
- The Lamborghini Aventador SVJ can go up to 217mph
- It has a 6.5 liter, 48-valve V12
- The SVJ can deliver a zero to 60 time of 2.8
- Ford GT
- The Ford GT is worth a whopping $450,000
- The supercar can drive up to top speeds of 216mph
- The car is powered by a variant of Ford’s 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine which is the same as the Ford F-150 pick-up truck
- 647 Horsepower and 550 pound-feet of torque, letting it go from zero to 60 in only three seconds.
- Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 – https://www.chevrolet.com/performance/corvette-zr1-supercar
- The Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 can reach up to speeds of 212mph
- The supercar has a 6.2-liter supercharged American V-8 that produces an incredible 755 horsepower
- 715 pound-feed of torque