Supercar. It's a word automotive journalists and enthusiasts alike, use to describe a unique automobile possessing the highest levels of performance. As it refers to production cars, I think too often we try and apply the term where it doesn't belong.
For example, the Nissan GTR is an incredible sports car with massive amounts of horsepower and handling extraordinaire. It is a truly fast, fun-to-drive, exciting automobile without question. But is it a supercar? Not in my opinion.
In truth, there are only a small handful of cars qualifying for this level of recognition. The Ferrari F430 Scuderia and Porsche GT3 are two that rise above the crowd. At the far end of the price quotient, the Bugatti Veyron is another. After a recent test of the 2010 Audi R8 5.2 FSI, my list of supercars has just expanded by one more.
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