Am I the only person who wouldn't buy a supercar even if they could? Supercars just don't interest me in the least. Not only are they generic dream cars, there's nothing special when a new Lamborghini blows away a V6 mustang at the traffic light. I'd rather beat the mustang in a frumpy looking sleeper that I built myself. I respect supercars for what they are and appreciate their advanced engineering, but soup up any RWD car, truck, or van right and it will knock the pants off 99% of vehicles on the road and hold its own against many sports cars for a fraction of the price. Who is really going to do more than that?
Anyone else agree that tuned regular cars are cooler than supercars?
I feel that way now but I'm self-aware enough to know that if I ever did hit some major payday I'd take an interest in supercars post-haste. I don't think I'd abandon my interest in mid-tier cars or worked up shitboxes but I'd definitely find an interest in supercars too.
As is, I really don't care that much about them other than seeing what new technology they introduce because they are so far beyond my reach that it just doesn't matter. It's why I can never get on board with benchracing $100K+ cars. It really doesn't matter to me in the least if one is a second or two faster than the other on a given track because I'll never own either of them and even if I did I'd never be able to hit those laptimes anyways.
"regular" cars, no. I've no particular interest in generic commuters from any era, really.
But yeah, there's a huge variety of amusing classics, more accessible performance vehicles and generally interesting, quirky shit out there I'd much rather have than, say, a 488gtb or whatever.
Let's just say a supercar wouldn't be the first car in my collection. Or even the fourth. They have their place, but there are far more interesting cars to start collections with than supercars.
>They've been reduced to nothing but flashy status symbols
This is what I was trying to say, thank you.
Maybe you would take an interest in them, but I wouldn't. I might buy one out of peer pressure if I became wealthy but I wouldn't love it like I love other cars. They are what normie rich people drive.
I agree that oddity vehicles are cool
Lamborghinis are massively overrated to begin with in my eyes. The Miura was a milestone, but not a revolution, the early grand tourers were neat I guess but not worth the space in a limited collection, and after Ferruccio left the brand simply went full retard.
Well that's one of the cool things about cars as a hobby, there's something for everyone. I don't know if a supercar would be my first purchase but there's a few that I would want pretty quickly.
I'd sure as hell find my way on to a list for the new Ford GT, for example. If you count a first gen Viper as a super car then there you go, maybe a supercar would be my first purchase because sure as hell I'd be getting a first gen Viper.
If we're talking filthy fucking rich I'd get a a GT-40 and a mid-2000's GT as well. Also a Lightning, Terminator and Marauder because Ford from that time period just really gets me up. Those aren't supercars though, of course.
The Countach was a life sized Hotwheels toy, and as such fails to impress me as a serious effort in engineering. I don't care whether people build gaudy custom cars in their garages, but to do it from the factory is just silly.
Living somewhere the roads wouldn't allow such cars to run around freely I am totally with you... to me, an uneducated europoor, they seem more like tools than cars. I'm sure it would be great fun to drive one if you like to go fast and you're also located somewhere with good, long roads. I also tend to have a want for a certain level of utility, and a super expensive, low-riding two seater with very limited bootspace isn't really my thing
I find them interesting as engineering objects, but I wouldn't really be interested in owning one
I like underdogs and esoteric shit the best. I would want a variety of cars rather than one extremely expensive one. I do want to drive a supercar but feel it'd be like enabling cheats in a game. Fun as fuck for a time but ultimately you'd get over it. If I wanted a fast car, I'd look at the Ariel Atom.
I like this analogy. I'd rather a 350R or GTR or some resto-mod classic or something; a car that needs a good (or at least decent) driver and some balls in order to set fast times.
I'd want something that can go fast but can't do it easily (or, in the case of most new supercars, essentially by itself).
I am a *true* enthusiast.
Fuck driving aids
Fuck automatics and DCTs
When you have the driving skills that I do those things just get in your way. My careful analysis of Top Gear and Jalopnik articles is enough to know that I wouldn't enjoy a supercar, plus the only people that post them on instagram are attention whores, so I want no part of the community. Give me a 800hp 66 Mustang any day (which I am planning to build soon, already saved up $300).
I like it when someone looks at something like a VW truck and thinks, "I bet I could turn that into a sleeper". I also thought the guy who put two motors in a dodge rampage was ridiculous, and ultimately brilliant.