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You are missing lambos, pagani and the other exotica. or is that the intention?

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It was intentional. I can't see too many people saying a Lamborghini isn't a supercar. I suspect everyone will say the 430 is, but I wanted one where there wasn't much doubt.

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I think there are very few true supercars. And in any case, what exactly defines a 'supercar'? Exclusivity? Top Speed?

In my mind, the McLaren F1 is one, without a doubt.

So is the Jaguar XJ220.

A very subjective issue, to which I feel there is no particular answer.

For the record, I voted 'None of the above'

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I think to qualify as a true Supercar there has to be an air of exclusivity about the vehicle.

By that I dont just mean expensive, but also limited in production, or availabilty, so that it instantly becomes the unatainable dream for kids everywhere, as the Mac F1, and XJ220 were in their day.

So probably anything made by Lotus, Jag, Dodge, Mitsubishi and BMW etc even Porsche (not the GT) and Merc (not the SL65 made by Maclaren) should be out the door maybe, based on the fact that everyone can buy one.....

That said they are all 'super' cars! apart from the Ariel Atom, which I still find just weird!

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I ticked Ford GT, F430, Moesler, Noble M400 and SL65.

Though I do now tend to agree with what Dan and Pincher said... tongue.gif

Just out of interest, of those sayerbloke listed evo magazine's The Knowledge lists the F430 and Ford GT as supercars. It also lists the Viper GTS-R and 911 GT2, GT3 & Turbo, but not the standard versions. And it lists the Saleen S7 so I suspect it would/will at some point include the Moesler which is practically the same.

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OK, here's what evo lists as supercars:

Ascari KZ1

Aston Martin Vanquish

Aston Martin Vantage (the proper 1980s one)


Bugatti Veyron

Bugatti EB110

Chrysler Viper GTS-R


Ferrari F430, 360, 575M, Superamerica, 612, Enzo, 456, 550, F355 F1, 288GTO, 512TR, F40, F50 (that's all of them I think...)

Ford GT

Gumpert Apollo

Jaguar XJ220


Lamborghini Murcielago, Gallardo, Diablo, Countach

Lotus Esprit Sport 350

Maserati MC12

McLaren F1

Mercedes McLaren SLR

Pagani Zonda

Porsche Carrera GT

Porsche 911 GT3, Turbo, GT2, RS (993)

Porsche 959

Ruf R Turbo

Saleen S7

TVR Cerbera Speed 12

Ultima GTR640

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It has to be:

A) Fast

B) Good Looking (or at least interesting..)

C) Stupidly Expensive

D) Have a story - Fastest car in the world/gold

engine/killed a racing driver etc etc

E) Totally impractical (no boot/rear vis/clutch replaced

every mile etc)

Then it's a supercar! 169144-ok.gif

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