Have you ever wondered what it’s like to get behind the wheel of a Lamborghini or Bugatti? Driving a supercar is something we’ve all dreamed of, yet few of us get the true experience. Sure, you might drive one on a track day, but what is it really like to own and drive a supercar? Well, let’s find out…
Yep, driving a supercar is outrageously fast and like nothing else you’ve ever driven. The step-up from driving a small hatchback to a premium saloon feels pretty big. There’s more power, more speed, and it takes a while to get used to. Still, the step-up to a supercar is almost like going from crawling to running down the side of a mountain! The amount of power is outrageous, and you have to be careful. I’m not entirely sure you can make a car injury claim against yourself, but you’ll feel like doing it as you give yourself whiplash from the pure speed of a supercar! Needless to say, it takes some time to get used to all this power.
Inclines become a big problem
Take a look at any supercar and tell me what they all have in common. Regardless of the brand or body type, all supercars are built low to the ground. This keeps them as flat and aerodynamic as possible, allowing for the superfast speeds. The issue with this is that any incline or bump in the road is a big problem as you can easily scrape the front bumper. Driving into your driveway becomes a test of patience and skill. It’s a costly reminder that these cars are made for tracks, not everyday driving.
Lots of trips to the gas station
Further evidence that a supercar isn’t meant for daily driving comes in the form of fuel consumption. To say these cars are gas guzzlers would be an understatement. They come with huge engines that demand a lot of power. As a result, they consume so much fuel in such a short space of time. You won’t be filling your car up every day, but you might have to do it a couple of times per week depending on how far you drive. It’s not the type of car you take on road trips due to the poor mileage – and the fact that the large tanks cost a lot to fill back up. Again, you have to remember these cars are made for performance, not practicality. Supercar manufacturers don’t care if a supercar is economical – it’s not the point of the vehicle. It would be like an electric car manufacturer getting stick because their vehicle has a poor 0-60 time!
After reading this, your first thoughts are probably sad ones. It sounds like supercars are nowhere near as good as you thought. Well, that’s not strictly true. They’re still awesome and you look like a boss driving one around. However, they’re not the most practical cars money can buy. If you are lucky enough to own one in your lifetime, it’s best to use it for show or to drive around a track.