Supercars 3

A supercar is a very expensive and fast sports car.Supercars are marketed by automakers as unusual and include limited production specials from an “elite” automaker, standard-looking cars modified for power and performance, as well as models that appeal to enthusiasts from smaller manufacturers.

Have a look at how much the cars will depreciate by, if there are no used examples available look at other models and how they have depreciated. Look at the amount being built, if there is no limit to the production then this could effect the second hand costs as there will be many for punters to choose from. Truly exclusive super cars or hyper cars often go for around a million pounds so don’t become disappointed when you realize your 150k cannot buy you what ever you choose. Ferrari (458 Italia) and McLaren (MP4-12C) recently released new super cars both priced at 150k but the actual price that people will be paying will be closer to 200k after “bits and bobs”.

With a car rental, you can drive a super car. When most people see a Ferrari, Lotus, or a Porsche on the road, few of them stop to consider that they could hire one of those cars. Most of us might never get to own one, but that doesn’t mean we should feel that driving one is beyond the limits of possibility.

In the spirit of retrodiction? (see my inaugural blog post Wishful Retrodiction) we might naively look back from the year 2011 and reason that maybe muscle car was coined as a substitute for super car because LJK Setright co-opted the term. For background on the LJK Setright supercar canard see my site

But the most important point that must be taken from this site is that all references to the L.J.K. Setright ‘coining’ the word/phrase supercar/super car must be removed from the Wikipedia definition. It is simply a canard.

Super Cars have a reputation to live up to! Name dropping among the supercar set is commonly attributed to Maserati Gran Turismo, McLaren MP4, Lamborghini Aventador, Ferari LaFerrari, and maybe the Zagato Porsche Carrera. These cars have each earned their status as super or special cars that have the style, design, and outright speed to rank them above the average? sports or racing automobile.

In any case, here we already see conclusive evidence that both “muscle car” and “super car” preceded the use of the term super car in the sense of “Lamborghini” or exotic car as it is mostly used today.

An advertisement for the Ensign Six, a 6.7 L (410 cu in) high-performance car similar to the Bentley Speed Six, appeared in The Times for 11 November 1920 with the phrase “If you are interested in a supercar, you cannot afford to ignore the claims of the Ensign 6.” The Oxford English Dictionary also cites the use of the word in an advertisement for an unnamed car in The Motor dated 3 November 1920, “The Supreme development of the British super-car.” and defines the phrase as suggesting “a car superior to all others”. A book published by the Research Institute of America in 1944, that previewed the economic and industrial changes to occur after World War II, used the term “supercar” (author’s emphasis) to describe future automobiles incorporating advances in design and technology such as flat floorpans and automatic transmissions.

Super car is a one of those nebulously, defined terms that is still somehow, perfectly clear. See how nice these super cars. We have awesome collection of super car pictures.