Originally Posted by Godlaus
So why was the lanbourghini murcielgo considered the fastest production car when the enzo was in production?
I dunno. Somehow I figured that production cars were ones that were out there for a while, for the general public, like the civic and camry, etc etc.
becaeu the Enzo's tested top speed was not as high as teh Murci's/ the Enzo was not designed for top speed, and had actually been toned down in that regard from the faster F40 and F50.
You figured wrong. the term production means series produced in any quantity that is not a prototype. As the example in the other thread indicated, should teh S200 not be considered a "prodution car" because it equals a mere 10% or less of Civic production figures?
The FIA tends to make the lowest number for series production stand at 50-100, depending on class (and some racing classes require more, thus homologation specials like the Escort Cosworth). DOT and EPA regs state less than 50 produced make you a smal lmanufacturer not needing to meet certain regulations. But that figure is stil considered production, just not MASS production.
Series producing multiple examples using tooling created to duplicate the example, and using interchangeable parts, make a car a production car, as it's being produced in numbers greater than 1 or two. Even the Vector W8 was considered a "production car" though there were only 25 made.