is the F type a supercar?

is the F type a supercar?

Author
Discussion

ericmcn

1,999 posts

55 months

Monday 16th September 2019
quotequote all
AC123 said:
... because he doesn't think the R8 is a supercar!

Edited by AC123 on Sunday 15th September 14:01
Along with everyone else it seems. Anyone who thinks the R8 is a supercar is deluded, it's a fast sports car. Supercar it's not. They can be got for modest sums 2nd hand, in the other hand true supercars like the LFA and all the Ferraris I called out previously (some of which are hyper cars) are pretty much out of reach to the vast majority of people.

Nano2nd

3,294 posts

214 months

Monday 16th September 2019
quotequote all
ericmcn said:
Along with everyone else it seems.
err.. plenty of people on this thread have stated they think an R8 V10 is a supercar, as is their right. Just because you state something doesn't make it factual, that would be pretty "deluded" IMO

blueg33

24,494 posts

182 months

Monday 16th September 2019
quotequote all
To quote a certain movie character

“Opinions are like assholes, everybody has one”

I think he was referring to this thread.

garyhun

29,758 posts

186 months

Tuesday 17th September 2019
quotequote all
blueg33 said:
To quote a certain movie character

“Opinions are like assholes, everybody has one”

I think he was referring to this thread.
Most threads on PH to be more accurate wink

MalcQV

233 posts

192 months

Friday 11th October 2019
quotequote all
Wasn't the original post asking about an F-Type? Here we are on the poor R8 and it's classification identity laugh

Shnozz said:
Because you risk getting sent home with no tea whilst you watch the owners of ropey old fezzas munching away on their lunch.

Although to be fair, there’s enough chips on shoulders going around here that no one will go hungry.
laugh This wins.

Interesting thought on supercar definition. I always believed the Miura was the beginning of the term.

https://www.marshallgoldman.com/history-of-superca...


Anyhow even the original V8 R8 is a supercar smashspinhehe


blueg33

24,494 posts

182 months

Friday 11th October 2019
quotequote all
Oh god I thought this thread had died!

Its subjective - The End

MalcQV

233 posts

192 months

Friday 11th October 2019
quotequote all
blueg33 said:
Oh god I thought this thread had died!

Its subjective - The End
rofl I'm not a PH regular - oops.

blueg33

24,494 posts

182 months

Friday 11th October 2019
quotequote all
MalcQV said:
blueg33 said:
Oh god I thought this thread had died!

Its subjective - The End
rofl I'm not a PH regular - oops.
Ha - no worries. I just panicked at the thought of all the same arguments again

MalcQV

233 posts

192 months

Friday 11th October 2019
quotequote all
blueg33 said:
Ha - no worries. I just panicked at the thought of all the same arguments again
Oops I've done it again.

I'll be here again in a month or two to take my punishment byebye

tberg

268 posts

19 months

Saturday 11th January
quotequote all
I'm new to this thread and just read all 13 pages and found it amusing at how much passion there is to supercar exclusivity. There are plenty of sports cars like the F-type that can easily perform as well or better than cars considered to be supercars. So there is something besides performance or even exclusivity that makes a supercar at least for me. Many of the cars discussed in this thread may indeed be supercars, but I wouldn't want to own them no matter what they're called. Take the Lexus LFA, it could outperform any other car in the world and I wouldn't own it because (like all other Lexus products) it's just so ugly that I couldn't look at it. I'd drive an F-type coupe a thousand times before I'd own an LFA. I own a '72 De Tomaso Pantera, a car I think most people looking at it would consider a supercar because it fits the archetype of what most have come to consider a supercar with properties like low slung looks, loud exhaust, rare, sensuous yet aggressive stance. I hardly think performance enters most people's minds when they see such cars. They just look at them, and in a glance have made up their minds as to whether or not it's a supercar. I love the F-type, and I believe if it were lower and flatter it might have been considered a supercar in case the OP is still reading, instead I think it's a sexy, high performance sports car that can run with many supercars.

Who cares what you call your car so long as it meets your expectations?

Edited by tberg on Saturday 11th January 06:18


Edited by tberg on Saturday 11th January 06:21

RDMcG

15,674 posts

165 months

Saturday 11th January
quotequote all
I do not own a supercar though I have some sports cars ( Porsches ). However I have driven various versions of the F type , and while it’s a nice car it’s no supercar. Nor is an R8 that shares its body over several engines.

I have driven the Carrera GT which is a supercar in every way. I think the LFA is a bona fife supercar. Very rare, unique engine,, highly specialized and just look at its resale value.
Also the best sounding engine I have heard on a road car. Have only seen one in Vancouver and the wail of the thing was spine tingling.

baconsarney

9,927 posts

119 months

Saturday 11th January
quotequote all
Haven't read this thread since last September, did the R8 is/isn't a supercar thing get resolved/agreed?

Anyone?

RDMcG

15,674 posts

165 months

Saturday 11th January
quotequote all
baconsarney said:
Haven't read this thread since last September, did the R8 is/isn't a supercar thing get resolved/agreed?

Anyone?
Never will!

anonymous-user

12 months

Saturday 11th January
quotequote all
The most worrying thing about this thread is how quick 3 months has passed by.

Chestrockwell

2,255 posts

115 months

Saturday 11th January
quotequote all
Raygun said:
The most worrying thing about this thread is how quick 3 months has passed by.
Agreed, I was shocked

bordseye

Original Poster:

1,410 posts

150 months

Saturday 11th January
quotequote all
tberg said:
I own a '72 De Tomaso Pantera, a car I think most people looking at it would consider a supercar because it fits the archetype of what most have come to consider a supercar with properties like low slung looks, loud exhaust, rare, sensuous yet aggressive stance.
I'm jealous

tberg said:
I hardly think performance enters most people's minds when they see such cars. They just look at them, and in a glance have made up their minds as to whether or not it's a supercar. I love the F-type, and I believe if it were lower and flatter it might have been considered a supercar in case the OP is still reading, instead I think it's a sexy, high performance sports car that can run with many supercars.
I agree with you. The F type could easily run with either of my Ferrari and it was prettier than both. But somehow it was never as "special". But then that was the story with its predecessor - the E type.