Not sure what makes a "super car" in the automotive world?
I agree, back in the 80's when the Testarossa was launched with a top speed of 186mph and 390 horses it would have been a supercar in it's day or at least in supercar territory if production numbers ruled it out. OK it sounds lame by todays standards, but who knows what supercars will be capable of in 20 years time? My guess is 300 MPH or 500 KM/H will be the benchmark.I would certainly have considered the TR a supercar in the mid 80s, same with a Countach. With a bit of perspective though I guess not.
In general I do agree with the production number limitation. However I would make an exception for the F40 (originally only 400 were planned but when demand far exceeded the 400 units, Ferrari kept the line running basically because they needed the sales). It definitely qualifies on all the other attributed (speed, looks, performance, cost).The term supercar is not very exact at all. For instance, if we say it should be rare (less than 500 according to Andrew), then the F40 doesn't even qualify.
Could not agree more! BTW, I think the Enzo is decreasing at a much quicker rate still.It definitely qualifies on all the other attributed (speed, looks, performance, cost).
In addition, given the propensity of many owners to misjudge right foot pressure and turbo boost level, the 500 unit level may be achieved in the not to distant future