is the F type a supercar?

is the F type a supercar?

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DaveyBoyAdams

7 posts

59 months

Friday 8th May 2015
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My V8S... Courses for horses IMO. The performance is supercar esque and it ticks a few boxes I think. If you took the limiter off it will do 200+.

Supercars are marketed by automakers as unusual and include limited production specials from an "elite" automaker, standard-looking cars modified for power and performance, as well as models that appeal to enthusiasts from smaller manufacturers.

Nicked fom wiki! Lol

Pesty

40,269 posts

201 months

Sunday 10th May 2015
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Imo, no.

But some other cars that other people claim are super cars are comparable to the f-type.

Anyway they are awesome and I will own one at some point.

Joratk

432 posts

55 months

Sunday 10th May 2015
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I would say no. But then again a 599 would be considered a supercar, and they're both front engined, rear wheel drive cars that go very fast. So I can see how you find the designation annoying when it comes to the F Type.

paul0843

1,499 posts

152 months

Sunday 10th May 2015
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No,and IMO £20k overpriced.

RichB

42,187 posts

229 months

Sunday 10th May 2015
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Joratk said:
I would say no. But then again a 599 would be considered a supercar...
That's just owners massaging their egos. Ferrari's supercars are things like the Ferrari La Ferrari and the F40 back in the day. The 599, like Jags and most other Ferraris are sports cars and sports GTs.

cho

923 posts

220 months

Sunday 10th May 2015
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RichB said:
That's just owners massaging their egos. Ferrari's supercars are things like the Ferrari La Ferrari and the F40 back in the day. The 599, like Jags and most other Ferraris are sports cars and sports GTs.
That's a good point. Just because a car is produced by a super car manufacturer, does that automatically make the car a supercar? In the past the cars that were dubbed supercars were always much more mad or extreme than your regular car or even sports car. The modern equivalents would obviously be things like LaFerrari, P1, 918, most Pagani's etc but that doesn't automatically make a 12c/650s, 911 or 458/488 a supercar too. Maybe just very fast sportscars. Obviously people like to brand associate but then would an Aston cygnet be a supercar?

red_duke

736 posts

126 months

Sunday 10th May 2015
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If people go out of their way to get a better look it's probably a supercar.

sealtt

2,480 posts

103 months

Sunday 10th May 2015
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I have a 430 that I always considered a sports car.

Then I drove a new boxster, new 911 c4s and Mercedes AMG GTs. I now realise that the 430 is a supercar, after driving those other cars and then driving the 430, even though it is slower than the 991 and AMG GTS, it has a sense and feeling of occasion that only a supercar can provide.

I'm sure the f type is a fantastic car to own, but I very much doubt it will give many people that tingle that hitting the start button on even a fairly normal Ferrari (430) can provide, even a year or two into ownership. It will not turn you into an instant celebrity as you drive down the street, the 430 certainly does that! And it is not the same experience to just drive it down to the shops that the Ferrari provides.

I am not delusional, I know that a F430 Spider is still some way down the pecking order in terms of price and performance compared to other cars on the market, but my point is to say the experience of ownership with this car is something so different to precious cars I've owned (cars which have been equally as fast, more expensive, etc) that the only way I can categorise the car is as a supercar. It's the overall experience that makes me consider the car a supercar, not stats, price or even the badge.

Ultimately to me the f-type just does not deliver a true supercar experience, even though it is a beautiful car that is great to drive and has a truly superb soundtrack to boot. It's not necessarily less special, just different.

Edited by sealtt on Sunday 10th May 13:02

Mike Brown

585 posts

132 months

Monday 11th May 2015
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Walking with my wife and I saw an F type , so I asked my wife if she thought it was a supercar, she immediately said no!
I then realised it was an Aston, so there's the definitive answer, Mike

wtdoom

3,724 posts

153 months

Tuesday 12th May 2015
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Erich Stahler said:
The term "Supercar" came into being in 1968 with the birth of the Lamborghini Miura, the main thing differentiating it from the high power to weight ration luxury GT sports cars of the time was placing a large powerful V12 in a mid engine configuration in a luxury sports car for the first time, it also had the most fabulous outlandish/beautiful/elegant body styling seen at that time that kind of set the benchmark.
You often hear that the Miura was the first so called Supercar but that is actually not the case . A few cars were called that before . The term was possibly first used to describe the Ensign six back in 1920 .

Sorry for total geek out smile

SteveO220

226 posts

96 months

Tuesday 12th May 2015
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To sum up: it's a super car but not a supercar.

blueg33

21,681 posts

169 months

Tuesday 12th May 2015
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I would say no.

Plenty of non petrolheads refer to my Evora as a super car and they are wrong. IMO the Evora is nearer than the type due to rareiity, rear engine, bespoke feeling interior and reaction of people in the street.

bashful

171 posts

175 months

Wednesday 13th May 2015
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My personal rule of thumb is that a supercar should not be a high-performance variant of another car in the range - it should be a standalone model.

bordseye

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1,394 posts

137 months

Wednesday 13th May 2015
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DaveyBoyAdams said:


My V8S... Courses for horses IMO. The performance is supercar esque and it ticks a few boxes I think. If you took the limiter off it will do 200+.

Supercars are marketed by automakers as unusual and include limited production specials from an "elite" automaker, standard-looking cars modified for power and performance, as well as models that appeal to enthusiasts from smaller manufacturers.

Nicked fom wiki! Lol
But hang on! Ferrari is a branch of FIAT - hardly "elite". Lambo and Porker are VW - again hardly "elite" or small volume. And in the case of Lambo / AUdi, the V10 engine is widely used.

RamboLambo

4,843 posts

115 months

Wednesday 13th May 2015
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bordseye said:
But hang on! Ferrari is a branch of FIAT - hardly "elite". Lambo and Porker are VW - again hardly "elite" or small volume. And in the case of Lambo / AUdi, the V10 engine is widely used.
I guess that leaves McLaren then

Kyodo

582 posts

69 months

Thursday 14th May 2015
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bordseye said:
But hang on! Ferrari is a branch of FIAT - hardly "elite". Lambo and Porker are VW - again hardly "elite" or small volume. And in the case of Lambo / AUdi, the V10 engine is widely used.
Oh my, that's clutching at straws!! rolleyes

Is my Santa Cruz mountain bike a Superbike? I mean, like surely, it really is a super bike...

911Thrasher

2,475 posts

144 months

Thursday 14th May 2015
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E-type back then was a super cool car (still is) but not a supercar
F-type/XKR same dealio

EpsomJames

759 posts

191 months

Thursday 14th May 2015
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DaveyBoyAdams][url said:
My V8S... Courses for horses IMO. The performance is supercar esque and it ticks a few boxes I think. If you took the limiter off it will do 200+.
Sorry, but I don't think it would, not standard anyway. I've driven an F-Type R over several runs at Brunters and that didn't feel like it would reach 200mph sans limiter (maybe get into the low to mid 190s), and the V8S is 54bhp down on the R isn't it?

The rumoured F Type R-S with 600bhp would probably crack 200mph though. Now, would that be a supercar?

Anjum

1,605 posts

229 months

Thursday 14th May 2015
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Is this thread for real?

Do people really think so?

Do owners really think so?

Very sad.....

A

Pesty

40,269 posts

201 months

Thursday 14th May 2015
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what does it matter anyway. who cares

its not like Im not going to want a car because somebody doesn't think its a supercar.