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Supercars and Hypercars and Megacars, Oh My!

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Koenigsegg Agera One:1

I believe in Supercars. I grew up with posters of them on my walls, die-cast and/or plastic models of them in my hands, and aspirations to own them. Recently though, I’ve become a bit confused; Are supercars even still the things which dreams are made of? I’m starting to think not.

Let’s play a game. Go to a search engine and find me the definition of a Megacar. Specifically, what makes a Megacar a Megacar? What are the qualifications? I need to know.

Unfortunately, you failed at this test, but it’s ok, because I failed before you.

During your detailed research, you were most likely being filtered results about the Koenigsegg Agera One:1, The World’s First Megacar. Don’t believe me? It says so in this downloadable brochure

Koenigsegg is an amazing company, and this article is not intended to put them or their products down in any way. This article is intended to have you think outside of the box, to start to question things, and to formulate your own opinion. Christian von Koenigsegg has built a phenomenal company which produces the type of products dreams are made of, and constantly improves their products because they live by the philosophy “to enhance vehicle performance.”

Over the summer, it was challenging to find an article not written about the Ferrari LaFerrari, McLaren P1, and Porsche 918. Almost every article I read about them was exactly the same and lacked any originality. It was as if each author just completed Creative Writing 101, and immediately took each of these Hypercars for a test drive.

The results were expected, the Internet and it’s keyboard elite latched on to the term Hypercar and used it everywhere and everywhere. Even the Ferrari F40 at one point was referred to as a Hypercar, which made no mathematical sense at all since the term Hypercar wasn’t coined until 1994, and the F40 was born in 1987.

Unlike Megacar, what makes a Hypercar a Hypercar is clearly defined, and the Ferrari LaFerrari, McLaren P1, and Porsche 918 are all truly Hypercars.

With 2014 coming to an end, and being the year of Supercars, Hypercars, and Megacars, I’m looking forward to what 2016 will bring. If you’re wondering why I skipped 2015, well, that’s because I already know what 2015 bring; 2015 will be the year of the Ultracars, because doesn’t Ultra always come after Mega?


Mr. Francesco has never driven a supercar, hypercar, or megacar. You will find him picking up loose change on the floor at various Starbucks during Cars and Coffee, and when questioned, he will honestly say that this money is going in his Ferrari F50 fund.