Don’t know the difference between a supercar and a hypercar? The Petersen Automotive Museum will help you solve this problem.
The Los Angeles The museum has announced that its next exhibition titled “Hypercars: The Allure of the Extreme” will open in early December. Over the course of 18 months, the two-part show will define what matters as hypercar.
The museum defines it as a vehicle located at the absolute pinnacle of performance, technology, price and exclusivity. Basically, it is an extremely extravagant car. To illustrate this, the museum will house some of the rarest and most memorable vehicles produced in recent years.
Confirmed cars include the Bugatti Veyron 16.4, Aria FXE concept, Koenigsegg Agera RS Final Edition, McLaren Speedtail and the electric Rimac Concept One. There are also some motorcycles that match the description, according to the museum. They are the Lotus C-01 and the Aston Martin AMB 001. The museum also says that the Czinger 001 will be available for “occasional, short appearances”.
“Hypercars are a glimpse into the future of today,” Terry L. Karges, the museum’s executive director, said in a statement. “With this vast exhibition, we want to clarify what a hypercar is by giving guests the opportunity to see some of the rarest and most luxurious vehicles available.”
According to Bloomberg, the Covid-19 pandemic has created a “postwar boom” for luxury car manufacturers. During a virtual conference call on March 15, Bugatti’s Stephan Winkelmann admitted he was surprised at how well the 112-year-old French brand weathered the pandemic, saying it worked very well. Winkelmann named 2020 as the company’s third consecutive record year.
“History suggests that demand for super-luxury sports cars will remain robust, despite a global recession linked to Covid-19,” said Michael Dean, head of automotive analysis for Bloomberg intelligence in an analysis of March 16. Results such as the increase in Ferrari’s share price by 27% in 2020 and Lamborghini’s order book is already full for the first nine months of 2021 testify to that strength.
As previously mentioned, “Hypercars: The Allure of the Extreme” is a two part show. The first part, with the aforementioned cars, will take place from 4 December to 22 September 2022. The second part will feature a group of unannounced vehicles, from 17 September 2022 to 14 May 2023.
Speaking of hypercars, there is a limited amount of Bugatti Chirons left in the world. Debuting for the first time five years ago, the automaker said only 500 units of the hypercar will be available. Bugatti said there were only 40 seats left for the coveted vehicle.
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