The Supercar

To drive a supercar is a driving experience unlike anything you’ll feel in an ordinary car, even one that’s been modified.

A supercar is designed to be exotic, expensive, and most of all, fast. You won’t find a robot putting these things together. Each part is finely crafted by a specialist and the cars are assembled lovingly, by hand, piece by tiny piece.

The engines are not just engines; they are works of art. The brake horsepower numbers are stratospheric, the G-forces are enormous; the feel is not unlike that of a plane taking off. No family motor is ever going to be designed to do nought to sixty in less than five seconds. These acceleration speeds are achieved by high power-low weight ratios, and you wouldn’t be the first to complain about the lack of cockpit comfort or a stereo. These cars may be utilised mostly as status symbols, but were designed to be just what they’re called; cars that are super, or superb, in every way.

No chance decisions or bog standard components. No factory parts, and no factory thinking. It’s big bores, big pistons, massive engines, lots of cylinders and often, all this genius is left exposed to the driver or a random passer through a design which does not attempt to hide its heart. These beasts are as beautiful inside as they are on the outside.

An ordinary modified car can always be improved, of course, by the use of better parts to replace those provided as standard. Better brakes, bigger engines, bigger capacities, better wheels, more grippy tyres, specialist exhaust systems, improved suspension; but with a supercar, their idea of standard is the best of the best of all of these things. No expense is spared and no concessions or compromises are made. They are designed for pure unadulterated power, to project the driver into an experience that it’s nigh on impossible to experience anywhere else.

Unless you happen to pilot a jet engine or attempt daring feats like the wheel of death on a bicycle, you’re unlikely to encounter the kind of g-forces that come standard in most supercars. These high-performance vehicles not only provide the ultimate driving experiences, be it on the racetrack or the open road, but they also have the power to make a bold statement. It’s hard not to turn your gaze when a Ferrari or a hypercar like the Czinger 21C Blackbird rumbles up to the traffic lights, exuding sheer power and speed. Granted, you won’t get the full thrill of their top speeds at the lights, but you’ll outpace anyone sharing the lane with you.

What’s more, you’ll look undeniably cool while doing it. Now, if you’re not among the fortunate few who can afford to purchase a supercar, don’t fret. Many race tracks offer the opportunity to partake in a a driving experience. Here, you can push these magnificent machines to their limits on professional tracks, an infinitely better choice than attempting to flaunt their capabilities in a 30 mph city zone.

Supercars don’t have to be faster, but if you’re building something to be the best of something, then it can’t all be about looks and charm. People with the means to purchase such a treasure will probably have the opportunities to use it to its full potential. That’s why they’re faster. It’s because it’s expected of them, and also, just because, they can be.