Supercars are the ultimate machines that every car enthusiast wants in their garage. However, living in India may throw a few hurdles, including the super expensive price tags and high taxes that are levied on them. Let’s find out what are the things that you can do in a regular car but cannot do in a supercar.
Take speed breakers lightly anymore
Speed breakers across India are made of different shapes and sizes. Most of these speed breakers are illegal and are made by residents to slow down vehicles. While regular cars can slow and at times even miss them completely without any major consequences, a supercar driver has to put in extra effort to cross such bumpers. The low ground clearance can become a huge factor while negotiating speed bumps. Being careless can lead to consequences, such as a damaged underbody.
Use even 10% of the power on public roads
Most Indian roads are highly congested with traffic. Supercars come with high-powered engines that cannot be utilized properly on such roads. Most supercars are powered by 500+ Bhp engines but they rarely rarely get the chance to utilize the power properly. Sadly, in India, there are very few and select race tracks that further limits the proper use of these powerful cars.
Park in peace
Supercars attract a lot of attention in public. You cannot park a supercar like a regular car and live in peace. Most of the time, curious onlookers come and fiddle with the fancy looking car and can also put scratches on it. That is why we do not see a lot of supercars in public parking lots.
Be discreet in traffic
There have been enough instances on Indian roads that definitely prove this point. Supercars are rare and even though Indian roads are filled with automobiles, the charisma of supercars attract attention like a heat-seeking missile on its target. Many times fellow road users try to click pictures and drive dangerously close to supercars. Often, supercars are openly challenged for road races too and can cause accidents.
On the roads, pedestrians often come with a smiling face to get their social media profile pictures clicked with the rare cars. Sometimes, people gather like a flash mob and block the car in the process. Even traffic cops have been seen posing with supercars.
Choose any fuel station
Supercars use highly complicated engines to turn fuel into power. Using low-grade or adulterated fuel can cause the engine to conk off and seize too. All Indian fuel pumps are not known for their fuel quality. It is important for supercar owners to find reliable fuel stations where they can find high-quality fuel as well as premium fuel with a high octane number. Owning a supercar is not as easy as owning a regular car when the fuel indicator is closer to the bottom.
Can take the car without doing homework
While regular owners use map services and check out traffic conditions before setting their course, supercar owners have to ensure that the roads are good enough to suit their cars. It is quite impossible for supercar owners to take their vehicles to an unknown road without physically checking it or getting it checked by someone. It will be quite a scene if a supercar gets stuck on a big speed breaker or a deep pothole and we do not see them happening often in India.
Get away from the cops
Just like the public, the cops too give extra attention to supercars. Even though many minute offences are overlooked by the cops for most regular cars, they do tend to put supercars under a magnifying glass. Often police forces stop supercars to check papers. It also gives them a chance to get a closer look at the supercars.
Can get the car repaired quickly
Sadly, none of the supercars are made in India as yet, and the high tax impositions ensure that there is almost zero stock of the spare parts available at hand. If a supercar’s part breaks down or the supercar gets into a crash, the parts need to be imported from the factory on order. The process is long and tedious and often take supercars months to be fixed and ready for the roads again.
Can take the car to dad’s mechanic in emergency
We all have a trustworthy mechanic around the corner who is always up for quick troubleshooting. However, the complexity of supercars does not allow the owners to do that. The roadside mechanics are of no use if a supercar breaks down, which means the regular service station support can be hours away.