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Supercar - S1E25 - The White Line
Supercar - S1E25 - The White Line
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Channel: RainySaturdayClassic
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Super car Idiot Drivers - Lamborghini Driving Fails, Most Funny Supercars Fails 2017
Published: 2017/05/10
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BEST SUPERCAR SOUNDS - 2017 TOP MARQUES
BEST SUPERCAR SOUNDS - 2017 TOP MARQUES
Published: 2017/05/03
Channel: cvdzijden - Supercar Videos
Best Racing, Drifting and Supercar Fail & Win Compilation
Best Racing, Drifting and Supercar Fail & Win Compilation
Published: 2017/11/05
Channel: LiFe StyLe
DRIVING MY SUPERCAR TO MY OLD HIGH SCHOOL!! *AUDI R8*
DRIVING MY SUPERCAR TO MY OLD HIGH SCHOOL!! *AUDI R8*
Published: 2017/10/06
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Bugatti Chiron, LaFerrari, Lamborghini | SUPERCAR CRASH COMPILATION 2017
Published: 2017/07/20
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Lo SMARTPHONE più PICCOLO DEL MONDO e una supercar
Lo SMARTPHONE più PICCOLO DEL MONDO e una supercar
Published: 2017/11/17
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5000HP DEVEL SIXTEEN !!! * CRAZIEST SUPERCAR EVER*
5000HP DEVEL SIXTEEN !!! * CRAZIEST SUPERCAR EVER*
Published: 2017/11/15
Channel: Mo Vlogs
WORST Supercar CRASH In History, TESLA ROADSTER, Koenigsegg RECORD, Pope Lamborghini
WORST Supercar CRASH In History, TESLA ROADSTER, Koenigsegg RECORD, Pope Lamborghini
Published: 2017/11/19
Channel: DailyDrivenExotics
JEALOUS AND ANGRY PEOPLE! Let me disrespect your supercar!
JEALOUS AND ANGRY PEOPLE! Let me disrespect your supercar!
Published: 2017/09/17
Channel: Gaskings
Dubai Supercar Shopping
Dubai Supercar Shopping
Published: 2016/11/21
Channel: TheStradman
SUPERCAR CRASH FAILS #1 - Crashes and Fails - Crash Comps
SUPERCAR CRASH FAILS #1 - Crashes and Fails - Crash Comps
Published: 2017/07/18
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PEOPLE JEALOUS and ANGRY at SUPERCARS/EXOTIC CARS! COMPILATION #1
PEOPLE JEALOUS and ANGRY at SUPERCARS/EXOTIC CARS! COMPILATION #1
Published: 2017/06/23
Channel: Roads of Mayhem
Driving My Lamborghini To High School! Funny Supercar Reactions!
Driving My Lamborghini To High School! Funny Supercar Reactions!
Published: 2017/04/09
Channel: Vehicle Virgins
BEST OF SUPERCAR SOUNDS 2016 - BRUTAL SOUNDS!
BEST OF SUPERCAR SOUNDS 2016 - BRUTAL SOUNDS!
Published: 2016/12/10
Channel: cvdzijden - Supercar Videos
TEAM SUPERCAR vs MAXWRIST - BMW i8 Ferrari 458 Spider Porsche 911 GT3 RS Supercar Street Race v Moto
TEAM SUPERCAR vs MAXWRIST - BMW i8 Ferrari 458 Spider Porsche 911 GT3 RS Supercar Street Race v Moto
Published: 2017/11/18
Channel: Max Wrist
SUPERCAR RICERS
SUPERCAR RICERS
Published: 2017/11/16
Channel: Gaskings
SUPERCAR SHOPPING in Dubai! | VLOG
SUPERCAR SHOPPING in Dubai! | VLOG
Published: 2017/11/17
Channel: Shmee150
ASKING SUPERCAR OWNERS WHAT THEY DO FOR A LIVING!!!!!
ASKING SUPERCAR OWNERS WHAT THEY DO FOR A LIVING!!!!!
Published: 2016/10/27
Channel: Beau Bros
The Mercedes CLK DTM Is the $450,000 Supercar You
The Mercedes CLK DTM Is the $450,000 Supercar You've Never Heard Of
Published: 2017/11/16
Channel: Doug DeMuro
Supercar Kids of Dubai !!!
Supercar Kids of Dubai !!!
Published: 2016/06/11
Channel: Mo Vlogs
【都内】スーパーカーサウンド Supercar in Tokyo
【都内】スーパーカーサウンド Supercar in Tokyo
Published: 2017/11/19
Channel: h45 Ed1
Supercar Street Drifting
Supercar Street Drifting
Published: 2017/03/02
Channel: Real GTA
FILLING MY DADS SUPERCAR WITH 10,000+ BALL PIT BALLS PRANK!
FILLING MY DADS SUPERCAR WITH 10,000+ BALL PIT BALLS PRANK!
Published: 2017/11/17
Channel: Jack Doherty
The Arab Supercars Invasion in London September 2017 Part 1
The Arab Supercars Invasion in London September 2017 Part 1
Published: 2017/09/02
Channel: Supercars on the streets
SUPERCAR SHOPPING in Dubai!
SUPERCAR SHOPPING in Dubai!
Published: 2016/11/29
Channel: Shmee150
SUPERCAR REVEAL | I WAITED YEARS FOR THIS
SUPERCAR REVEAL | I WAITED YEARS FOR THIS
Published: 2017/11/17
Channel: Simeon Panda
A Classic 911 Is Better Than A Supercar | North Coast 500
A Classic 911 Is Better Than A Supercar | North Coast 500
Published: 2017/11/17
Channel: Sam Moores
8 Supercar Alternatives You Can Actually Afford!!
8 Supercar Alternatives You Can Actually Afford!!
Published: 2017/11/05
Channel: Viral Vehicles
The Best Supercars Show Off Fail Compilation Of All Time!
The Best Supercars Show Off Fail Compilation Of All Time!
Published: 2016/11/28
Channel: BonzkiTV
Top 10 Supercar Track Rental Fails
Top 10 Supercar Track Rental Fails
Published: 2017/11/16
Channel: VINwiki
Supercar Paradise - FXX K, P1 GTR, One:1, LaFerrari, Huayra and more!
Supercar Paradise - FXX K, P1 GTR, One:1, LaFerrari, Huayra and more!
Published: 2015/06/27
Channel: Shmee150
Gumball 3000 2016 Supercar MADNESS in London!!
Gumball 3000 2016 Supercar MADNESS in London!!
Published: 2016/05/03
Channel: JBB013 - Supercar Videos
Supercars vs. Awkward Speed Bump
Supercars vs. Awkward Speed Bump
Published: 2017/05/31
Channel: Lars Mars Cars
SUPERCAR CRASHES 2017 | Bugatti, LaFerrari, Lamborghini
SUPERCAR CRASHES 2017 | Bugatti, LaFerrari, Lamborghini
Published: 2017/10/07
Channel: Pierdelier
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Billionaire Boys of India | Ferrari Lamborghini Supercar Vlogs | Rich Lifestyle of Delhi
Published: 2017/02/06
Channel: Pranav
POLICE vs SUPERCARS in Monaco!
POLICE vs SUPERCARS in Monaco!
Published: 2016/10/02
Channel: Gumbal
BEST of Supercar Sounds in Monaco and Cannes 2017 !
BEST of Supercar Sounds in Monaco and Cannes 2017 !
Published: 2017/09/21
Channel: ExoticCarspotters
Creating a Supercar from Scratch
Creating a Supercar from Scratch
Published: 2016/07/28
Channel: Great Big Story
【大黒PA】スーパーカー加速サウンド Supercar in Japan.
【大黒PA】スーパーカー加速サウンド Supercar in Japan.
Published: 2017/11/17
Channel: h45 Ed1
SuperSport Killers - Sleeper Car vs Super Car
SuperSport Killers - Sleeper Car vs Super Car
Published: 2017/07/27
Channel: Car vs Car
2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed Supercar MADNESS! - Centenario, Chiron, Ford GT, Zonda 760 & More!
2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed Supercar MADNESS! - Centenario, Chiron, Ford GT, Zonda 760 & More!
Published: 2017/07/01
Channel: Marchettino
Idiot SUPERCAR Drivers 2016
Idiot SUPERCAR Drivers 2016
Published: 2016/05/14
Channel: AVCH
FLIPPING OVER SUPERCAR! *GONE VERY WRONG*
FLIPPING OVER SUPERCAR! *GONE VERY WRONG*
Published: 2017/11/14
Channel: Tanner Braungardt
Leaving A Super Car Open Prank - Social Experiment 2016
Leaving A Super Car Open Prank - Social Experiment 2016
Published: 2016/02/05
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Cops vs Supercars Mega Compilation
Cops vs Supercars Mega Compilation
Published: 2017/04/12
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The Lexus LFA Is the $400,000 Supercar Nobody Talks About
The Lexus LFA Is the $400,000 Supercar Nobody Talks About
Published: 2017/06/28
Channel: Doug DeMuro
2018 McLaren 570S Spider – The Perfect Supercar For The Money?
2018 McLaren 570S Spider – The Perfect Supercar For The Money?
Published: 2017/11/11
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REACTING TO SUPERCAR CRASHES!
REACTING TO SUPERCAR CRASHES!
Published: 2017/07/04
Channel: Tanner Fox
SUPERCAR GOLD DIGGER PRANK ON HOT GIRL
SUPERCAR GOLD DIGGER PRANK ON HOT GIRL
Published: 2017/03/29
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A supercar is a luxury, high-performance sports car or grand tourer.[1][2] The term is used in marketing by automakers for unusual and expensive vehicles, and has been used to refer to at least four different sorts of cars:

  • Limited-production specials from an "elite" automaker[3]
  • Standard-looking cars modified for power and performance[3]
  • Models from smaller manufacturers that appeal to enthusiasts[3]
  • One-of-a-kind "showcase" project vehicles built by custom car retrofitters (usually extensively modified collectible muscle cars or grand tourers updated to the latest "streetable" racing technology).[4][5]

History[edit]

An advertisement for the Ensign 6, a 6.7 L (410 cu in) high-performance car similar to the Bentley Speed Six, appeared in The Times for 11 November 1920 with the phrase "If you are interested in a supercar, you cannot afford to ignore the claims of the Ensign 6."[6] The Oxford English Dictionary also cites the use of the word in an advertisement for an unnamed car in The Motor dated 3 November 1920, "The Supreme development of the British super-car."[7] and defines the phrase as suggesting "a car superior to all others". A book published by the Research Institute of America in 1944, that previewed the economic and industrial changes to occur after World War II,[8] used the term "supercar" (author's emphasis) to describe future automobiles incorporating advances in design and technology such as flat floorpans and automatic transmissions.[9]

In the United States, the term "supercar" predates the classification of muscle car[10][11] to describe the "dragstrip bred" affordable mid-size cars of the 1960s and early 1970s that were equipped with large, powerful V8 engines and rear wheel drive.[12] The combination of a potent engine in a lightweight car began with the 1957 Rambler Rebel that was described as a "veritable supercar".[13] "In 1966 the sixties supercar became an official industry trend"[14] as the four domestic automakers "needed to cash in on the supercar market" with eye-catching, heart-stopping cars.[15] Among the numerous examples of the use of the supercar description include the May 1965 issue of the American magazine Car Life, in a road test of the Pontiac GTO, as well as how "Hurst puts American Motors into the Supercar club with the 390 Rogue"[16] (the SC/Rambler) to fight in "the Supercar street racer gang" market segment.[17] The "SC" in the model name stood for "SuperCar".[18] The supercar market segment included regular production models[19] in different muscle market segments (such as the "economy supercar"[20]), as well as limited edition, documented dealer-converted vehicles.[21]

The word supercar later came to mean a "GT" or grand touring type of car.[22] By the 1970s and 1980s the phrase was in regular use, if not precisely defined.[23][24]

During the late 20th century, the term supercar was used to describe "a very expensive, fast or powerful car with a centrally located engine",[1] and stated in more general terms: "it must be very fast, with sporting handling to match", "it should be sleek and eye-catching" and its price should be "one in a rarefied atmosphere of its own".[25]

The supercar term has also been applied to technologically advanced vehicles using new fuel sources, powerplants, aerodynamics, and lightweight materials to develop an 80 mpg‑US (2.9 L/100 km; 96 mpg‑imp) family-sized sedan.[26] "Supercar" was the unofficial description for the United States Department of Commerce R&D program, Partnership for a New Generation of Vehicles (PNGV).[27] The program was established to support the domestic U.S. automakers (GM, Ford, and Chrysler) develop prototypes of a safe, clean, affordable car the size of the Ford Taurus, but delivering three times the fuel efficiency.[27][28]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Collins English Dictionary. HarperCollins Publishers. 2003. ISBN 0-00-710983-0. 
  2. ^ Ward, Ian (1985). "Secondhand Supercars". London's Motor Show Motorfair 85 Official Catalogue. 
  3. ^ a b c Cheetham, Craig (2006). Supercars. MotorBooks/MBI Publishing. p. 6. ISBN 978-0-7603-2565-0. 
  4. ^ Vijayenthiran, Viknesh (10 January 2008). "Nelson Racing's 1,800HP Mosler MT900S". MotorAuthority. Retrieved 11 September 2014. 
  5. ^ "260mph Keating Supercar". nelsonracingengines. 8 January 2010. Retrieved 11 September 2014. 
  6. ^ "British Ensign Motors". The Times. 11 November 1920. p. 6. 
  7. ^ "super-, prefix 6.c". Oxford English Dictionary. 1989. Archived from the original on June 22, 2011. Retrieved 2007-12-27. 
  8. ^ Saxon, Wolfgang (4 September 1989). "Carl Hovgard, Tax Adviser, 83; Founder of the Research Institute". The New York Times. Retrieved 11 September 2014. 
  9. ^ Cherne, Leo (1944). The Rest of Your Life. Doubleday, Doran and Co. pp. 216–217. Retrieved 11 September 2014. 
  10. ^ Harless, Robert (2004). Horsepower War: Our Way of Life. iUniverse. p. 1. ISBN 978-0-595-30296-3. 
  11. ^ Gunnell, John (2001). Standard Guide to American Muscle Cars: A Supercar Source Book, 1960–2000. Krause Publications. ISBN 978-0-87349-262-1. 
  12. ^ Norbye, Jan P.; Dunne, Jim (October 1966). "The Hot Ones: Supercars of medium size flaunt tough suspensions, great brakes, most powerful engines in existence". Popular Science. 189 (4): 83–85. Retrieved 11 September 2014. 
  13. ^ Auto Editors of Consumer Guide (22 August 2007). "1957-1960 Rambler Rebel". auto.howstuffworks.com. Retrieved 11 September 2014. 
  14. ^ Harless, p. 8.
  15. ^ Campisano, Jim (1995). American Muscle Cars. MetroBooks. p. 91. ISBN 978-1-56799-164-2. 
  16. ^ "Rambler Scrambler". Car Life. 16: 33–36. 1969. Retrieved 11 September 2014. 
  17. ^ "Rambler Scrambler". Car and Driver. 14: 84. 1968. 
  18. ^ Lyons, Dan; Scott, Jason (2004). Muscle Car Milestones. MotorBooks/MBI Publishing. p. 89. ISBN 978-0-7603-0615-4. Retrieved 11 September 2014. 
  19. ^ Bonsall, Thomas E. (1985). Muscle Plymouths: The Story of a Supercar. Bookman Publishing. ISBN 978-0-934780-71-1. 
  20. ^ Primedia (2004). Hot Rod Magazine: Muscle Car Files. MotorBooks International. p. 112. ISBN 978-0-7603-1647-4. 
  21. ^ Carner, Colin (February 1999). "1967 Chevrolet Stage III Nickey Camaro". Sports Car Market. Retrieved 11 September 2014. 
  22. ^ Harless, p. 5.
  23. ^ Stuart Marshall (4 September 1975). "Rewards and frustrations of the super cars". The Times. London. p. 23. 
  24. ^ "Business Roundup; From the Land of the VW, a $35,000 Supercar". The New York Times. 21 September 1975. p. F15. 
  25. ^ Ward, Ian (1985), Secondhand Supercars, London Motor Show "Motorfair 1985" Official Catalogue 
  26. ^ McCosh, Dan (June 1994). "Emerging Technologies for the Supercar". Popular Science. 244 (6): 95–100. Retrieved 11 September 2014. 
  27. ^ a b Eisenstien, Paul (June 2000). "80 mpg". Popular Mechanics. 177 (6): 88–91. 
  28. ^ Fuhs, Allen E. (2008). Hybrid vehicles and the future of personal transportation. CRC Press. p. 10. ISBN 978-1-4200-7534-2. Retrieved 11 September 2014. 

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