Many people do not know the difference between a supercar and a hypercar. In fact, many people did not even know there was a difference between the two, and just thought it was a cool name to give to a car. This is not the case however, they are very different and are in no way related. Here are the main differences between a supercar and a hypercar.
To start, a supercar is a term used for most high performing cars. This does not include average every day cars. It is more of a rare or more expensive car. The car however, does not have to be excessively expensive to be a supercar. If the car is powerful and carries out performance that is not commonly found in normal cars, then it is a supercar.
A hypercar is a class of car that is completely different and has much different requirements to be considered one. To be clear, a hypercar is a car that is seen as better than a supercar. A hypercar is one that has the best road performance available. Also, hypercars tend to have a higher top speed and overall performance. The typical top speed of a hypercar is over 220mph. Examples of cars that are considered Hypercars are the Bugatti Chiron, The Koenigsegg Agera RS, and The Pagani Huayra BC. A car like this also tends to be in highly limited numbers and will typically come with a price that is just over or just under $1M.
Back to supercars, they do not have an astronomically high price and are typically about $400,000. Things like a Lamborghini Aventador, McLaren 720s, and Ferrari F12 Berlinetta are all perfect examples of a hypercar truly is. These cars also have a top speed of below 220mph.
In conclusion, they are both insanely impressive cars, but they are hard to find and can be costly to own. It is what people see as a type of social status or people who just want to have fun track days with a car. They are the best type of car that you can buy, and it is likely that it will stay that way for a very long time.