Continued: 10 things NOBODY tells you about owning a supercar

Service time

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It just isn’t the cost of spares or the service, it is the time as well. While most cars take a day or maximum two for a general service, a service on a supercar can easily set you back by a few days. Even wear and tear parts like brake pads could take a few days to get. When you own such a car, you will have to keep such stuff in mind.

Expensive tyres

car 3Tyres are something that most people have to change only after 30-40k kms. However that is not the case in a supercar. Since they are made up of softer compounds for better handling, they wear at a quicker rate too. If you drive aggressively or put your car on a track, tyres are something that will wear out real quick. Finding replacement OE tyres are an expensive affair and is something that will take time too.

While you can find alternatives for tyres in your regular car, finding an alternative tyre of your car’s particular size in the aftermarket lot is not an easy task. Unlike other things that you can privately import, tyres are something which cannot be privately imported and hence you will have to make do with whatever you are getting in the country.

Fuel

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Fuel quality is one thing that is very poor in our country. Supercars need high octane fuel in order to run properly. 97 octane is the highest grade of fuel that is available in India and that too at select pumps only. Most of the supercars cannot run on normal petrol or even speed. You will need to use octane boosters also. Filling lower octane fuel will kill peformance and reduce the lift of the engine too. Thus it is very necessary to use the best possible fuel with octane boosters to make sure your car stays in the best of health.

Power use?

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Having 400 Bhp is a good feeling, but where do you put it down? Our country doesn’t have the best infrastructure to unleash such beasts. Our roads are dusty and don’t have a smooth surface. Putting the power down in such cases is a scary thought. Yes, we do have tracks and there are events organized where you can experience your car to the max. Even though you have the power, you will not be able to put it down on public roads.

Parking

As an enthusiast, parking any car requires a lot of tick marks on the checklist. You make sure that there is enough space between the parked cars, make sure that the space is safe enough and there is less chance of any damage that will happen to your car when parked. This amplifies multifold when you have a supercar. Why? People will want to click a picture with the car and examine it up close. This will result in people touching it and in some cases, even sitting on the car which is heartbreaking. You may want to get yourself a guard or a driver who will guard the vehicle in your absence to make sure no one does anything wrong to it in your absence.

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