Owning a supercar is a dream that all enthusiasts see. The looks, the speed, the sound and the experience of being behind the wheel is irreplaceable. While this is a dream most people will not be able to fulfill, a lucky few do get a chance to own such beauties. Owning a supercar is a very tough task, keeping aside the price you pay to buy one. Here are 10 things no one tells you about owning a supercar:
This is one thing which is very obvious. A supercar is something that gets a lot of attention. Now this is not a good thing all the time. Yes, you do want to be noticed when you buy a car like that, but there is a limit to that. Having a supercar grabs a lot of eyeballs and you eventually will get irritated with people coming close or trying to egg you on to go faster.
Another obvious thing is ground clearance. Yes, most cars do come with nose lift kit as an option but not all our speedbreakers are easily crossable. Also, going up a drive way or an incline will also be tough due to the approach and departure angle of the cars. It is thus necessary to shortlist a few roads where you can easily drive and drive them there to make sure peace of mind.
This is something that not many people know. Unlike a normal car which can have its parts easily repaired, the same is not the case with a supercar. Most of them have intricate materials that are used in the chassis and the body panels, which cannot be easily repaired. Not only that, parts are massively expensive and time consuming. Repairing a normal fender bender could see your car taken away from you for a few months.
Visibility is a something that is a huge concern is a supercar. You sit very low and there are massive blind spots. Not only that, they aren’t very ergonomic either, given the lack of rear visibility. Thus driving the car in traffic will be a pain with people trying to cut here and there. You also need to realize that being so low slung, you may not be visible to people in SUVs either so they may not even see that you are lurking behind.
Every car needs a service, atleast once a year. Supercars too need to be pampered, especially given our road conditions. Each serivce in such a vehicle will set you back by close to a lakh atleast, depending upon what vehicle it is. Be ready to shell out a lot in maintenance if you are buying a supercar.