Today we are going to be talking about the tech that goes into supercars, what it does, how it works and why it is very interesting for the future of the tech world in general.
This is an article by the owner of blue chip car hire, a supercar hire agency based in London. So I think they know a thing or 2 about the technologies that go into supercars and how freckin awesome these actually are.
These are probably things you have seen on cars before, but chances are you might not know why they are actually used. So these are just my cool supercar technology facts that might interest you!
This is one of the most common items on the back of a supercar. Chances are you have seen them on some less than super cars too!
The spoiler has a very important reason for being on a car and it is this. It creates downward thrust or drag. When air goes through this it pushes the car down onto its back wheels. This in turn allows the car to be heavier where the most power is coming through and hence grip to the road more cleanly as well as keeping the control and speed.
These bolts cost $80 per bolt in production and these obviously as you would expect, bolt the car together. Keeping the wheels on and the engine finely tuned. The reason so many supercars have these nowadays is because they do not rust and won’t break, so the long term effects are a lot greater. According to motortrend.com the the Pagani Huayra features 1,400 titanium bolts @ $80 each, which is equivalent to $112,000 in bolts only. That is a lot of money for bolts!
Supercars are generally seen as great becuase they either go fast (and/or) look great. I mean a car that goes from 0-60 in 3 seconds and looks like a Ferrari or a Lambo is going to give you a smile. The issue comes when strength tests need to be passed too. But thanks to the carbon fibre that is used in most supercars after 2010, they actually are some of the strongest cars on the planet. During strength tests they have been known to break the equipment.
Not All Supercars have 4 Wheels
There are 2 common road supercars that have 6 wheels. The Panther 6 and the Covini C6W. These both have similar stats such as weight and speed to your average supercar but do look a bit strange when you see them on the street, and I am yet to see anyone driving one to the local shop! Coming in at around £200,000+ its easy to see why. Keep to 4 wheels!
In conclusion there are a lot of different types of supercars, whatever you are looking for and whatever you think you know about them might not be right. If you take the strength tests for example, most people don’t purchase or rent a supercar because they think they are weak…. Do some research on this topic and you will be pleasantly surprised! Or even come and see our line at bluchipcarhire.co.uk.