View Poll Results: Am I allowed to call them "Hyper Cars"?

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  • Pagani Huayra

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  • Koenigsegg Agera R

    17 58.62%
  • Bugatti Veyron

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    Am I allowed to call them "Hyper Cars"?

    You have a little over a million Euros to spend on one of the world's fastest cars, which one do you pick?
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    Agera.
    Roof rack, silly Svenskness (one and the same?), and the best looks of the three.

    In terms of appealing nutjob upstart companies, I've always lumped Pagani and Koenigsegg together. I've always assumed that the crowd they pander to is a little more enthusiast-oriented, whereas the Bug is the ultimate status symbol for Johnny Rich-man.
    That said, sixteen cylinders are hard to say "no" to.

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    You are not allowed to call them hyper cars. hypercars do not exist!

    I would call the Huayra and Agera supercars, and the Veyron a super GT.

    I consider cars like the 458/MP4 high end sportscars, not supercars as others (Top Gear, and a lot of other press outlets) do. I consider supercars basically to be the best car a company produces - to a point. Clearly, a company like Ford does not have a current supercar, but I'd potentially say that the GT was.

    Ferrari and Porsche have higher slots in their product lineup than the GT2 RS and 458 Italia, so I do not consider these supercars.

    What a supercar is has changed overtime, and I dunno if the press realizes this. The 458 comes from a lineage that includes the 355, and 348 afterall. It is a (very) high end sportscar in my view - the Enzo and whatever replaces it are supercars.

    About the choice to be made, well, none of these cars really floats my boat. They are all ridiculously ostentatious and impractical vehicles. I am not really going to drive any as they are intended to be driven, but I suppose I'd like to drive the one that I know is the best driver's car, even if I don't drive it at 9/10ths. I have heard the Veyron is easy to drive at low speeds (I would guess that is relatively easy to drive) but something about that car doesn't sit with me, and I don't really like VAG or Piech.

    I'd have to go with the Huayra - that is a car made by a man with vision, even if my first opinion of it would have me wanting its predecessor over it.

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    If you looked at the key for the Ford GT you'd probably think the Ford dealership gave you the keys to the 13 grand Focus in the back corner instead.

    Edit- Holy shit, it's worse than that- the alarm fob that comes with the Ford GT key looks like the same type of fob that I used on the late 90's Escort wagon that we used to own, which is totally inexcusable.

    Although I agree, performance and looks wise, it certainly is up there.

    It would be the Agera here, or at least the last generation Zonda. I haven't warmed up to the Huayra yet, it might take me a couple years, the Zonda took me a while too.
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    the first two, either one i'm not fussy
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    I'd pick the veyron. I can't help but not like the hyuara. While, the koenigsegg is my favourite of the bunch, with my sort of ability, if I were compelled to attempt to nudge its performance envelope, I would've effectively paid a million euro for an one way trip into a tree and then the afterlife.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 092326001 View Post
    if I were compelled to attempt to nudge its performance envelope, I would've effectively paid a million euro for an one way trip into a tree and then the afterlife.
    and what a way to go! although the veyron's electric nanny's might lull you into pushing it further than you would with the others, meaning you'll make a bigger bang when you crash.
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    Nic, you may as far as I am concerned, as long as I will be allowed to call the Veyron a VW.
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    Does that mean I can keep calling the Volkswagen group VAG?
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    For 16 cylinders four turbos and a million dollars, you can call it whatever you want

    I'm surprised the Agera is so desirable in this poll XD hooray for the land of beige volvoes!

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    Volvos are cool. Well, mine was. When the air-con worked.
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    The car you want is the Skoda Fabia 1.6 TDi. And with the change you can buy an hyper house.

    Probably.

    (I subscribe Cameron's post almost entirely)
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    Neologism aside, I have to say I still love the Porsche Carrera GT, which I'm sure has been called a 'hypercar' in the past.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ferrer View Post
    The car you want is the Skoda Fabia 1.6 TDi. And with the change you can buy an hyper house.

    Probably.

    (I subscribe Cameron's post almost entirely)
    Stop with this diesel nonsense.

    At least take a petrol Fabia!

    I too agree with Cameron. I'll add that considering all those Veyron owners, the car must really be relatively easy to drive. You'd have expected to see more of them crashed in Los Angeles.

    I suppose I'd go for the Huayra (o rlly?!). Even if my respect for Koenigsegg has grow up a lot, it still doesn't cut it.
    The micro-drilled switches or whatever they are called are pretty neat though. Basically microscopical holes are drilled on the knobs and switches, so that you don't see anything on them. Then when the car is turned on, a LED behind them lights up, and you see the specific symbols on them.

    Standard Veyron is definitely a no go. I'd consider a Veyron SS (Molsheim changed nationality more than once in the past century after all), but only after I already had a Huayra.

    Speaking a keys, the Huayra's isn't exactly what I'd call subtle.
    To its defence, it's an HDD which contains MP3, settings and also telemetry (iirc).
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    Quote Originally Posted by LeonOfTheDead View Post
    I too agree with Cameron. I'll add that considering all those Veyron owners, the car must really be relatively easy to drive.
    that being the case, what's the point? the car has to command respect and be lairy to drive imo. idiots need not apply etc
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