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What defines a supercar?
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What defines a supercar?
What defines an exotic?
Is it Rarity? Price? Horsepower? Torque? Tech?
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>arguing semantics

fuck off faggot, lets make this thread interesting instead

Why can't americans make supercars?
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>>14205673
>bentley plate
wat
am i missing something?
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>everything must be in the correct category!
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seriously though - would you guys consider an audi RS3 or an M3 an exotic or a supercar?
what about something like an RS7 or and S65 AMG?
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>>14205673
bro tip
no one cares any more
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>>14205680
>>14205689
These. The other day someone seriously tried to start a debate with me about whether or not fast food counts as junk food. No one gives a shit. Call them whatever you think is appropriate. Calling a BMW i8 a supercar won't give it more horse power.
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even then what about the C7 Corvette Stingray? Is it just a sportscar? Would the C7 z06 be a supercar even though it's just a supercharger strapped on? What about the Viper and Viper ACR? Does country of origin define exoticness?
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A supercar is a technology demonstrator showing the best that a manufacturer can do. It also is the first platform for what will be tricke-down technology.

That is why the BMW i8 is a supercar
But the SLS AMG is not.
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>>14205726
junk food is shit, fast food isnt

its called not having a shit taste
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>>14205703
Those are all just sports cars in my book.
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Snek
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>What defines an exotic?
>Is it Rarity?
Gee, I wonder ...
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>>14205735
the point

your head
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This is a supercar according to Wikipedia.
Under this definition, wouldn't an 360 Modena be a supercar, even though it's Doug DeMuro status?
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also, what about older cars that were once top of the line? Are they still supercars in the modern age? Vehicles like the Acura NSX, or the Mercedes SL600?
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>>14205757
This definition doesn't fit the Viper though, which is absolutely a supercar.
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>>14205769
the viper isn't a supercar it's a sportscar
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>>14205769
>>14205742
snek
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>>14205673
Supercar: when an automaker "shows what they can do." It's the best they can do, something they can be proud of.

Exotic: if it's exotic.
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>>14205775
im sorry, what?
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>>14205788
>Supercar: when an automaker "shows what they can do."
so for the last 10 years or so the accord was honda's supercar
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There's no set definition of it like there is for a roadster or coupe. You just sort of know it when you see it. I think of it as the sort of car that, when you see it, it makes your day just for seeing it
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>>14205800

>shit-storm incoming ABORT THREAD
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supercar= anything designed for lap times and is a tier above porsche

exotic= any brand a tier above porsche
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>>14205800
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>>14205812
lap times have fuck all to do with whether a car is a supercar or not.
a countach is shit on track but 100% supercar
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>generic supercar template
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>>14205812

pleb tier- nissan toyota chevy
semi-luxury tier: lexus, buick, infiniti
luxury tier: benz, bmw, cadillac
you almost made it tier: porsche, viper, maserati ghibli
exotic tier: bentley, lambo, other maseratis
niche god tier: koenigsegg, mclaren, bugatti, cizetta
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>>14205800
>918
>faster than the P1 or LeFerrari
>almost a million yuros
>slower than Snek which has almost no tech gimmicks and costs a eighth as much

Based Snek
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>>14205844

If you fall for this you asked for it.
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>>14205831
>Nissan and Infiniti in different catagories
>Toyota and Lexus in different catagories
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>>14205831
im SORRY, WHAT?
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>>14205831
>semi-luxury tier: lexus, buick, infiniti
>luxury tier: benz, bmw, cadillac

I notice you put caddy in the luxury tier and lexus and infinity in the semi luxury tier.
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>>14205800
>>14205867
Here we go boys
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>>14205800
>>14205867
surely you meant WAS a supercar
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>>14205867
u wanna play like that fine
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>>14205898
just don't reply
>viper shill will reply to this post
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>>14205913
>Ultima GTR
>dat LS7

I love the Mini Super Cars.
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>>14205673
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Essentially_contested_concept
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>>14205684

Probably bought it from a bently dealership where someone traded it in.
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>>14205732

corvettes history as a sports car will always prevent it from being considered a supercar,
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>>14205800
Where were you when "super cars" were finally BTFO
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>>14206454
This
pic related: a muscle car
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>>14205800

The Viper and the corvette because of there history as sports cars for the people prevents them from being supercars nomatter how far they come.
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>>14205673
It is the price tag and looks
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>>14205680
because nothing America makes no matter how good it is will ever be called a supercar by yurokeks
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>>14206473
Breaking News:
EU: JUST FUCK MY SHIT UP AMERICA
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>>14205673
>labels

Feeling the need to compartmentalize and pigeonhole everything is literally a sign of autism. I'm not joking.

The world isn't so black and white. Thus such labels become meaningless and totally superfluous. Whether or not a car is a "supercar" doesn't change anything about it. It doesn't make the car any faster or slower. It doesn't change how exotic and different it is. It doesn't make the body any more appealing. The word is devoid of meaning.

Moreover, the term is completely subjective to the individual and the qualifications of "What makes a supercar?" is as vague and nebulous as it is varied. There is no official agreement of what defines a supercar further debasing the use of the term.

Anybody that tries say different is a filthy casual that probably watches too much TG.

TLDR: Don't waste your time on such silly ideas, OP.
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>>14206466
>corvette
Makes sense
>viper

Wasn't the Viper considered America's first super car? it wasn't bought or owned by anywhere near as many people as the vette (like a super car) also considered kind of exotic due to it being a V10 when most american cars never exceed 8 cylinders.
>>14206454
This, the Viper has always been more expensive than the vette and couldn't be bought by just anyone because it exceeded the affordability of the average american sports-car buyer. (at least i think)

Just my theory though.
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>>14206454
The corvette will always be the American V8 sports car icon beloved by Americans (mostly in red states) and no one else.
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>>14205867
is this real? if it is I'm buying a snek
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Back in the 60s the top tier muscle cars were considered super cars before the whole muscle car label took off. Seems like a super car is just a really fast car.
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>>14206849
http://fastestlaps.com/comparisons/ztuaip9d3of7
it fucking is holy fucking shit
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>>14206849
>>14206901
>doubting God's own machine for even a second
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>>14206912
why are you posting vipers in a supercar thread?
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>>14206543
The 458 is 7 years old M8.
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