Super sports car is not a clearly defined name for sports cars, which are designed in their properties primarily on performance ( sports cars offer a bit more comfort and practicality ). The concept emerged in the 1980s and called at that time, for example, models like the Ferrari F40 and the Porsche 959 A term used as it is high -performance sports car or English Supercar.


Supercar differ in many ways from everyday or sports cars.

As typical characteristics apply:

  • High acceleration values ​​(hence weight reduction even at the expense of comfort )
  • High top speed (hence aerodynamic shape )
  • High longitudinal and lateral dynamics
  • Use of modern technologies
  • Very to extremely high maintenance costs
  • Production in small numbers (small and mini-series )

Generally, one can compare two generations later one or many properties of super sports car with those of standard sports cars. For example, the high speeds of the Porsche 959 were 20 years later achieved by a production car, the Porsche 997 Turbo. A Ferrari F40 was exceeded in the final speed 15 years later the Ferrari 599 GTB.

Are very high maintenance and insurance costs. For example, does a " great service repair " of a McLaren F1 around 50,000 euros.

Is supercar in common is that they want the show in its time technically feasible; For example, the 16- cylinder engine of the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 brings the car to a top speed of over 400 km / h In addition to several major car companies are active in this segment also a handful of small manufacturers such as Gumpert, Koenigsegg and Pagani. The vehicles are usually made ​​by hand and not on the assembly line. The number of cars produced per year is usually about a hundred pieces.

List of supercars


  • Aston Martin DB2 Vantage
  • Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa
  • Jaguar D -Type
  • Mercedes 300 SL
  • Pegaso Z -102
  • Veritas RS






All data refer to the strongest available model.

Besides these the classical scheme following types there are some lighter cars with comparable accelerations which they achieve with lower engine performance due to the low weight; However, they reach i.d.R. nowhere near the high top speeds of classical high performance sports cars:

  • Ariel Atom
  • Wright Speed ​​X1, a reconstruction of the Ariel Atom to electric drive
  • Brooke 300RR
  • KTM X -Bow
  • BAC mono
  • Caterham

From 2010

All data refer to the strongest available model.