The answer, of course, is a resounding “no.” We do not need hypercars any more than we “need” thousand-watt hi-fi stereos (when an iPod will do), mechanical wristwatches (when digital ones keep better time), or rocket ships (when very, very few of us will ever leave our planet’s orbit). All we really “need,” when it comes down to it, is clothing on our backs, food to eat, water to drink, and a roof over our heads.
So what’s the deal with hypercars? That’s what Carfection seeks to answer in this latest video. And after watching the six-minute clip and listening to what they have to say, we think they’re spot on.
The hypercar is a rare and expensive breed. Even more extreme than five-figure sports cars or six-figure supercars, seven-figure hypercars push the envelope of what we think is possible in the modern automobile. We’re referring not to the Porsche 911, Ferrari 488, or McLaren 720S, but to cars like the 918 Spyder, LaFerrari, and McLaren P1; top-of-the-line engineering feats from the likes of Mercedes and Aston Martin; and the sole products from companies like Bugatti and Koenigsegg.
So what’s the problem? Why do people across the intertubes rant about how unnecessary hypercars are? Well, Carfection boils it down to four main complaints: cost, performance, practicality, and how they’re (sometimes) driven. And we could go down the list with you, but the video does that pretty well on its own. So you’ll want to watch the segment yourself to see and hear what people complain about, why they’re wrong, and above all, why we really love hypercars.