History of Supercars: An Overview

While learning about the supercars, the very first thing that we must know is what exactly a supercar is. Supercars are powerful machines resulted by continuous automotive innovations that took place time to time and era to era. What our generation have today is the result of efforts made by motoring enthusiasts before welcoming the 21st century. Today they are super packed with performance, speed, luxury and class. Have you ever wondered “How it would have been possible without the history?” Today’s post is all about that. We’re going to focus on history of supercars.

Purpose of Supercars in the Early 90s

Supercars were especially designed to meet certain special requirements, varying from time to time and from one need to another. However, mostly it was only the speed and performance of the car that was taken into consideration.

The first supercar on this world was designed in the year 1909. The car was name “Blitzen Benz” and it held the

record of being the fastest car on the planet from 1909 to 1919. Although this was the starting of the whole new phase of the supercars, but the best ones were yet to come, as the cars evolved through ages.

The term supercar was for the first time given to a car in the year 1920, in an advertisement on the well-known Times magazine. Ever since then, these cars are categorised by this very popular name. The way

that one can categorise a car as a supercar is quite simple. A car having limited edition, a standard look but is customised to give the most in terms of performance and power. That’s all the way that you can spot a supercar from the ordinary ones. Now let’s have a look on what evolved in supercars time to time.

1940 – 1959

The first supercar held everyone by surprise with its amazing speed of 142 mph back in those years. This was the beginning of a revolution in the world of automobile industry. The use of the supercars formally started in the 40’s when the world was looking forward to the racing cars and people
had started loving the lightning fast sport. It was back then that the names like Ferrari, Jaguar, Lotus and Porsche became popular names. Along with the popularity of the sports, the popularity of the cars also started increasing. Mercedes 300SL ‘Gull Wing’, which was released in the year 1954, is considered to be one of the all-time classics of the sports
. The speed of this car was about 165mph, which was way ahead of the Chevrolet Corvette, which was able to hit only 60mph under 6 seconds.

1960 – 1979

A lot has happened in these two decades. The entire super cars concept got a makeover in these years. In the year 1961, Jaguar came up with a historic model that shook the entire world with the E-type. One of the most reputed car companies of recent days, Ferrari then created the most sought after classic of all time, the 250 GTO. The car had a top speed of 160 mph. The next in line was another well-known company of recent days, Lamborghini. It was in the year 1964 that Lamborghini entered the race. Next to enter in this competition was ISO, who entered the fray with Grifo and TVR. After being put down by Ferrari and Ford, (who also wanted to buy ISO), went on to produce their own range of cars. GT40 came into existence in the year 1965, which was the produce of Ford. Ford then had to meet regulations and for the same, they went on to produce a lot of ‘road legal’ versions of the GT40. Thus, this was the first time that a supercar plied on the roads.

Another car that came into existence in 1965 was the l AC Cobra 427. This car was designed and produced by Caroll Shelby. After the year 1965, there were many other cars that made headlines from time to time. Some of the best cars that were then popular are 165mph Ferrari 275GTB, the 7 litre Corvette Sting Ray by Ferrari in the year 1966, Lamborghini Miura. The next in line was Ghibli produced by Maserati then came the Ferrari with 365 GTB ‘Daytona’ in the year 1968.  Ferrari 365 BB and the Lamborghini Countach LP400 were the two cars that have been a complete wonder to the people of the entire world.  Porsche 911 Turbo marked its presence in the very next years after 1968 and became a head turner. The Panther 6 in 1977 was also highly appreciated by one and all for their performance packed supercar.

1980 – 1999

Turbo Esprit was the next entrant to the world of supercars. The competition became even more profound in the same year with the 192 mph
. This car from the 1980’s has been one of the most prominent ones for many of the supercar lovers. However, although there were many cars that kept coming to the industry from time to time, but the fiercest competition in the 1980’s was between the two giants, Ferrari and Lamborghini. After the 1980’s the competition between sports car manufacturing companies became usual to bring out the fastest supercars to the world and the competition is quite prominent even today.

The supercars have evolved way too fast in the next century. The main reason that has led to the great change in the evolution of supercars is the fact that a lot of time, money and constant research have been spent on them. The car companies these days spend millions of rupees to design a supercar to meet the today’s motorist’s desires. We hope that in the days to come, the supercars will evolve even more to keep up with the growing competition.


Things You Need to Know While Buying a Second Hand Sports Car

Considering a second hand sports car is a good idea, especially for individuals looking for a performance packed machine within their budget. A used car costs about half the price of a new car and in most cases second owners are satisfied with their purchase. Also, it’s a good option for those who are simply learning driving and want to enhance their sports car driving skills (driving a supercar is crazy as hell and you know that). Once you’re a perfect you can sell it again (or not id you want) with just a little depreciation and purchase the new one.

But, as a coin has two sides, you should be aware of the few things in order to save your money from getting wasted on something which has no value. When you plan to go for a used sports car, there is no surety that you will get exactly what you want.

Here are the things that you should keep in your mind while purchasing a used sports car.

Who Should You Buy From? Seller or Dealer?

Many of you may have this question in mind. Well,, to answer,..both options have merits and demerits. While you buy a car from dealer, he takes care of all the documentations and minor fixes to make sure you buy it without spending more of your time. Only thing you have to do is to verify that he has the car on his name. But in that case you may usually be charged a big amount including the incentive of dealer.

On the other hand, buying your car directly from the owner saves you a lot of money. After getting it evaluated from the mechanic, you can make your choice. The decision is yours to decide. “Which one is your cup of tea?”

The Paint Job, Rust, Dents and Scratches:

First impression is not always the last impression. Don’t get fooled with what you see. Make sure if there is any paint job done on the car. Ask the owner for this and if he hesitates to tell you the truth, you can also check yourself. Check the corners of windows and move your hand along the joint edges and see if you find any toughness. It indicates the left residue which is hid by masking a tape over it. Also try to figure out any scratches, rust spots and dents and negotiate on the basis of this.


Maintenance cost is usually high with sports cars. They are less on mileage and need premium gas. Essentials like tires, alloys and other main accessories are costlier than an ordinary car. Check the service book. It will provide you an accuracy of when the car was serviced last time and whether the owner takes his ride to servicing regularly or not.

So you don’t get yourself in a mess, hire an expert mechanic and let him evaluate the car on various parameters. Being a knowledgeable guy, he will always assist you in a better way.

Ride Quality

The very important aspect to consider while buying an old car is the ride quality. Have a ride of the car and see if it shifts the gears smoothly. Also, not to forget checking the steering and pickup then decide whether you can go for this car or not. Try to have it when the car is cold. There is a lot of difference between testing a standing car and the cold one.

Now comes the balance and alignment of the car. Check whether the car is not moving to a one particular direction and takes you exactly where you want. If it does so, the there may be problem with either the tires or the steering alignments. If you have a mechanic to inspect the vehicle then he may guide you thoroughly.

Inspect the Interiors:

While inspecting the interior of the car, also check the odometer and take readings from it. It says totally a different story of the car then the owner is hiding something from you. make sure all the controls are in working condition. Check for AC/Blower vents, buttons and other controls to ensure your money is worth spending.

Document Checklist

Certification of registration:

Registration Certificate is an important document to check the identity of the owner. It mentions owner name, chassis number, engine number of the car, and other mandatory details which needs to be matched with the details of the person owning that car. If the details are matched, can move ahead! And not to forget the license as well.


if you have decided to go for the car then make sure you transfer the insurance to your name. if you don’t you will fail to claim it in case of an accident. If the insurance is expired or due for renewal, you can negotiate at that point. Also ensure that the care is not more than 15 years old (vary country to country).

Road Tax Receipt

Road tax is paid by the first owner while buying the car. It is a onetime payment and in case if it is not paid, this can have you a penalty of worth thousand dollars.

Considering these things while buying your very own second hand sports car won’t let you in any trouble. Instead, it can save you a lot of money and make you buy your favorite sports car that you will drive on roads for years with price and without any problem.

We know you love these beauties that’s Supercars2 is dedicated to provide you the Automotive news that you’re looking for. Thanks for taking your precious time in reading this.


Popular Performance Packed Supercars That You Can Buy Under $50K

When we talk about supercars, one thing that comes to the mind of most people is “They cost millions”. This perception stops many of us from buying that one dream car that we have been thinking for so long. Most of us may have played with those cars in the form of toys and there are other similar memories as well, that keeps the dream of buying that one favourite car that you’ve been dreaming to own.

If you’re someone who want to buy your dream car then this post is for you. Today in this post, we’re going to talk about the most popular and loved sports cars that you can buy under $50K.

Ford Mustang GT

The very first car on the list Ford Mustang has long been admired since its launch a few years back. You may think what this under $50K car can offer? But don’t get confused and doubt the car. The Ford Mustang has most of the features and powerful engine that you only get in high end classy supercars that cost you above a million.

The car is available in 10 variants (may vary from country to country) to give freedom to its customers to go for what the exactly want in their baby Ford Mustang.

In terms of performance the car is powered by 5.0 litre V8 Engine that gives out around 455 Horsepower. Can you imagine what that means? It offers the power level similar to a Bugatti Veyron Super Sport and available at a price which is even less than one fourth of the price of Veyron, is not it worth buying? Definitely it is!

Audi S4

Another sedan from the house of Audi, the S4 car is a nice looking car and packs the features of a family cum sports car. If you’re someone who love to drive a car which is fuel efficient, can easily take your parents anywhere and also got some good sort of torque on it then S4 is really going to impress you.

It’s got all new EA838 3.0-liter turbocharged V6  engine which easily generates around 333 horsepower.  The car has a 6 speed manual gear system but you also have an option to go for seven-speed dual-clutch automated manual.

Inside the Audi S4, you get one of the finest cabins in the sport sedan class. The seats are extremely comfortable and the enhanced MMI Interface is much more friendly to use now.

The car comes with a price tag of around $49,200.

Infiniti Q50

Launched actually in 2013, the present version of Infiniti Q50 is finally available on pre-bookings after getting a lot of improvements in terms of performance and engine refinement. From the beginning, it has always been a decent car though. It features 3.7-liter VQ V6 engine that gives out around 387 horsepower. The car takes less than 4 seconds to reach 60mph from zero.

The present Q50 comes in 6 variants offering different specifications and features to meet user requirements.

Subaru WRX

This sports sedan is for the motoring enthusiasts who want a great performer, looks awesome and under $50K. Inside the car pumps a 2.0-liter flat-four engine which generates the power of 305 Horsepower.

The car is available in two variants which come with a standard 6 speed manual transmission. Subaru WRX 2017 starts from around $39000.

Chevrolet Camaro

Introduced in 1966, the Chevrolet Camaro is still the most admired car in the world of automobile. It’s been 50 years now and still it continues to be on the buying list of many, when we talk about buying a gorgeous looking and performance packed mean machine.

The car has gone uncountable improvements in terms of appearance and technology. The present Camaro is a bit costlier but you can also consider buying the previous models which we are sure will not exceed you $50K budget.

You can consider buying a 2015 model which is still being manufactured. It features V5 engine which generates 323 horsepower. Besides you get electronic power steering, 6 speed rear wheel transmission, and other safety features included. Good looking macho car, what else you want!

Nissan 370Z Nismo

The last but not the least on our list is the Nissan 370Z Nismo car. Always known for going some extra miles, Nissan has beautifully crafted this piece of engineering to give its pride customers the joy of riding an actual sports car.

The car simply looks gorgeous and is an eye catchy. Both the exterior and interiors of the car gives you the feel of a sports car. The dashboard is beautifully crafted, steering has got most of the useful control buttons which makes the driver sray focused while driving.  It boasts a 3.7 Liter V6 engine that gives out 350 Horsepower and reaches zero to 60mph within just 5 seconds. I It has a top speed of 157 mph and is available in few variants ranging from $30K to $35K.

So this post was for those looking to buy a budget sports car under $50. Stay tuned to Supercar blog to stay updated with the news and stuff related to the world of Supercars. Thanks for reading!

Upcoming Hottest cars of 2017

From their glistening beauty to massive engine power, there is a huge craze for supercars across the world and their owners range from millionaires. Not just these cars come packed with performance and luxury, but also offer the sense of royalty that an ordinary car may not.

For supercar lovers, we have on our list the 10 most anticipated sports cars of 2017.

Bugatti Chiron 2017

Featured with 8.0 Litre 16 cylinder engine, this face-lifted version of the earlier Veyron model from Bugatti is gorgeous, mean and powerful, and boasts engine of 1500 horsepower with 261 mph of top speed. The engine uses 4 turbos for an increased torque which surely impresses it drivers who love accelerating at very high speeds.

This seven speed automatic, all wheel drive car is all set for its launch this year and priced at around $2.7 million.

Ford GT

Another Spectacular car from the house of Ford is all set to make a comeback in 2017.  There were rumours that the car will use a turbocharged version of the flat-plane crank V-8 from the Ford GT350 Mustang, but the manufacturer decided to go for a 3.6l EcoBoost  V6 engine with twin turbochargers.  The car has a carbon fibre body which makes it super light and strong.

On the performance side, the Ford GT is an ergonomically designed mean machine that looks pretty outside but inside it boasts 600 plus horsepower monster engine. All in all, the car is an ultimate expression of technological innovation.

The estimated price of Ford GT is $100000.

 Acura NSX

Also known as an anti Lamborghini, the Acura NSX is a mid engine sports car which offers its users the luxury feel of a sedan along with an enhanced performance. The car features 3.5 Litre twin turbo v-6 engine and three electric motors that offer 500 horse powers.

The chassis is made out of aluminium which makes Acura NSX lightweight and a reliable option for people looking for a car which is reliable in terms of performance, has low cost maintenance and at the same time gives the feel of a sports car.

For safety, the car features three point seat belts with audio reminders, front airbags front and side curtain airbags. You also get features such as vehicle stability assist with traction control, ABS (Anti lock breaking system) and EBD (Electronic Brake Distribution). LED lights for daytime, rear view camera and brake assist so make you drive easily.

The company will begin taking bookings from February this year and the car is priced at
approx $167,562.

Jaguar XE

The next we have on our list is the Jaguar XE. It boasts 3.0 litre supercharged V-6 engine which gives out 430 horsepower and 332 lb-ft of torque which is enough to perform on roads capably. One can easily achieve the speed of 0 to 60 mph within just 5 seconds.

All in all, the XE is an awesome piece if engineering and innovation. Individuals who love to drive will be impressed by the eight shift automatic transmission which is extremely smooth and light.  It’s a good package for those who love performance and luxury

The Jaguar XE comes in four variants ranging from Jaguar XE, XE Premium, XE Prestige and XE R-Sport. All of them feature different specifications and price range to meet different requirements of the customers.

Their price starts from $34900 and goes up to $46,500 (exclusive of other charges).

2017 Fiat 124 Spider

Known for its technology and advanced engineering in the world of automobile, Fiat is all set to begin the manufacturing of its 124 Spider this year. This gorgeous italic two-seater is powered by 160 horse power turbo engine, a four wheel drive independent suspension and power steering which takes 6 seconds to reach from zero to 60 mph.

The dashboard reminds you of the classic versions that were sold in early 90’s.

124 Spider is for car lovers who want performance, technology, refinement, safety and security in one car.

The car comes in three variants ranging from base price of $2400 to $29000 approximately.

2017 Lexus SC

Another wonder car from the house of Lexus is ready to create its buzz on the roads. If you’re someone looking to buy a Lexus car then you should definitely keep the Lexus SC 2017 on your list. In terms of appearance, the front LED powered headlights and the grill is eye catching.

This beautiful piece of engineering is powered by powerful 5.0 V-8 engine which is capable of generating 467 horsepower which sounds fantastic in its price range. Having top speed of 155mph, this mean machine takes only 5.5 seconds to reach 60mph from 0mph.

The engine is also coupled with an automatic transmission which makes it an economic choice for individuals looking for a performance packed yet reliable car.

The launch date is yet to be disclosed but it is rumoured that the Lexus SC will be priced at around $80,000 for its base model.

As the world of Automobile is evolving and making new inventions, there’s a lot more to come in the future. Here we will keep you updated with the news and events taking place in the world of automobile sector. Stay tuned to Supercars2 and you will stay updated.