When one thinks of a hypercar, it would automatically be categorised alongside a supercar. Now, this isn’t necessarily incorrect as a hypercar is a supercar after all, but it isn’t technically the same thing. As the saying goes “all thumbs are fingers but not all fingers are thumbs”; the same rule applies to hypercars as all hypercars are supercars, but not all supercars are hypercars.

The history behind the term ‘supercar’ is still shrouded in mystery but it is said that the Lamborghini Miura is the first ever supercar back in the 1960s. By the time the 70s and 80s rolled around, it has since been in regular use and the rest as they say, is is history. Hypercars on the other hand are a more modern-day term that is still being recognised by the industry. While many are still claiming that both are the same, fanatics and enthusiasts will say otherwise.

In a nutshell, a supercar is a loosely-defined description of a high-performance, street-legal car. It’s mostly a mid-engine two-seater pocket rocket with enough horsepower and sports handling to match. However, a hypercar precedes that by encapsulating all that and more. For one, it must be in limited-production to make it even more exclusive. It also describes what the very best of a hypercar can offer in terms of design, performance, and functionality.

With that out of the way, we take a look at the best hypercars in the world right now and which you should probably (if at all possible) invest in.