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HypercarEdit

The term hypercar has been used to describe the highest-performing supercars, for example the Ferrari Enzo[1]. On Series 13, Episode 02 of Top Gear a drag race was made between a hypercar, Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 722 Edition and a less-expensive supercar, Lamborghini Murciélago LP 670-4 SV. Another drag race was made between new hypercar, Bugatti Veyron and older hypercar, McLaren F1. Specifically it is used to refer to next generation supercars.[2] Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson defines the following difference between supercars and hypercars (season 9 episode 5): "Supercars are designed to be very, very fast, drivers cars above all. Hypercars are designed to show off, turn heads, and be as flamboyantly exotic as possible, which is why Lambos have always been more exotic than Ferraris but they have always paled in performance..." Hypercars tend to be high horse power cars with a supercharging or turbocharging system[3]; they are also 240 MPH plus cars (McLaren F1 setting the top speed standard for 12 years[4]). The cost of a Hypercar can vary between $500,000 to $1,700,000[5]. The idea of the Hypercar has been floating around for many years such as Ford's, Ford GT90[6] concept and the McLaren F1, but production of these cars has only come about in recent years. Hypercars are produced by a production car company, but some companies like Underground Racing[7] take regular Supercars like Lamborghini Gallardo (200 mph car), and give them Hypercar quality such as their 250 MPH Twin-Turbo Lamborghini Gallardo[8][9].

List of HyperCars (top speed 240 mph or faster)Edit

  • Koenigsegg Agera R (274 mph est.)
  • Bugatti Veyron Super Sport (267 mph, for km/h it is 431 km/h)
  • Hennessey Venom GT (270 mph)
  • Subaru Liberty rx (257 mph in reverse)
  • Porsche 9FF GT9R (256 mph)
  • Bugatti Veyron 16.4 (253 mph)
  • Dauer 962 Le Mans (251 mph)
  • Koenigsegg Agera (250+ mph)
  • Saleen S7 Twin Turbo (248 mph)
  • W Motors Lykan Hypersport (245 mph)
  • Koenigsegg CCX (254 mph)
  • Vector W8 (242 mph)
  • McLaren F1 (240 mph)
  • Locus Plethore (244 mph)
  • TVR Cerbera Speed 12 (240 mph est.)

List of HyperCars (top speed between 200 and 240 MPH)Edit

  • McLaren P1 (217mph)
  • Zenvo ST1 (233 mph)
  • Pagani Huayra (231 mph)
  • Ultima GTR (231 mph gearing limited[10])
  • Ferrari LaFerrari (230 mph est.)
  • Gumpert Apollo (224 mph)
  • Enzo Ferrari (221 mph)
  • Lamborghini Veneno (221 mph)
  • Ascari A10 (220 mph)
  • Aston Martin One-77 (220 mph)
  • Pagani Zonda Cinque Roadster (215 mph)
  • Lamborghini Reventòn (213 mph)
  • Jaguar XJ220 (212 mph tested)
  • Ferrai FXX (211)
  • Porsche 918 Spyder (211 mph)
  • Maserati MC12 (205 mph)
  • Porsche Carrera GT (205 mph)
  • Ferrari F50 (202 mph)
  • Ferrari F40 (201 mph)

Future projectEdit

  • Vector WX-8 (300 mph[11])
  • Transtar Dagger GT (314 mph[12])
  • Krishna's F-250, 351 Cleveland small block, bored to 362 cu/in supercharged, twin turbocharged making 1 hp on 110 octane (207 mph[13])

ReferencesEdit

  1. Top 10 Kia cars
  2. ^ http://www.autotrader.co.uk/EDITORIAL/CARS/news/ferrari_enzo_hypercar_gets_more_power.html
  3. ^ http://www.autocar.co.uk/News/NewsArticle.aspx?AR=251063
  4. ^ http://www.topgear.com/uk/car-news/aston-martin-super-sports
  5. ^ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_fastest_production_cars
  6. ^ http://www.thesupercars.org/top-cars/most-expensive-cars-in-the-world-top-10-list-2007-2008/
  7. ^ http://www.carsbulletin.com/tag/ford-gt90
  8. ^ http://www.undergroundracing.com/
  9. ^ http://www.undergroundracing.com/news/149-underground-racing-goes-2501-mph-at-the-texas-mile.html
  10. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Afh9gsV9tV4
  11. ^ http://www.seriouswheels.com/cars/top-2005-Ultima-GTR-640.htm
  12. ^ http://www.vectormotors.com/wx8-specs.html
  13. ^ http://www.autoblog.com/2010/07/06/transtar-dagger-gt-is-a-2-000-hp-pipe-dream/
  14. ^ http://www.topgear.com/uk/car-news/arash-af-10-revealed?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=ongoing

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