A relatively new term, a hypercar is an ultra high performance supercar where form follows function. These cars push the cutting edge of technology, with stratospheric price tags and scarcely believable performance figures. Usually cars of this calibre are race homologation specials (CLK GT-R, 911 GT1, XJR-15) or custom built/modified supercars (Koenig twin turbo Testarossa, Brabus Black Series MB, etc), but hypercars are production vehicles designed exclusively with road use in mind. This makes them far more practical than race-bred cars, which are often extremely uncomfortable and essentially useless outside of a racetrack.

Hypercars go above and beyond the average supercar. They are the most over-engineered consumer products on the planet, built to be a collection of mind boggling numbers instead of merely a tool for dropping panties (think Gallardo versus MP4-12C, or even Alfa 8C versus Nissan GT-R).

Cars such as the Pagani Huayra, Bugatti Veyron, Koenigsegg, LaFerrari F70, Porsche 918 and McLaren F1 all fit the definition for 'hypercar'.
The McLaren F1, due to being so ahead of its time and utterly unrivaled, could well have been the first ever true 'hypercar'.
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A newer category of car. A car that has an immense amount horsepower or has extreme lack of weight. Cars that are more expensive than normal "super cars". Cars that don't have many amenities, for example SAT-NAV, air conditioning and sometimes even DOORS! Cars that have millions of dollars in development. Cars that even require special tyres to be developed for them.
Modern Hypercars include Caterham 620r, Gumpert Apollo, Koenigsegg CCXR edition, McLaren F1 and P1, Bugatti Veyron 16.4, Hennessey Venom GT, Ariel Aton 500 V8, Jaguar XJ220, Ferrari F50,etc.
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A new level of supercars, such cars are: Bugatti Bolide( Concept), Bugatti Chiron, Koenigsegg Jesco and more
Every Hypercar is a supercar but not every supercar is a Hypercar
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Hypercars have very efficient propulsion, weight-efficient construction, and outstanding aerodynamics. While any one of these characteristics alone can create good performance, when all three are combined the resulting hypercars can exceed typical Autobahn speeds, offer good handling, and achieve astounding fuel economy.

Usually with engines that have more than 10 cylinders, built from carbon fiber, and have the engine in the back, for better aerodynamics. A hypercar shares the same characteristic of a mussel car by not requiring great handling performance, it's more about strait line speed.
Lamborghini, Ferrari and Maserati are the top hypercar manufactures in the World.
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