It may come as no surprise to some of you that I sometimes drive super cars for a living. I work with many experience companies across the country instructing in cars ranging from an Aston Martin Vantage to a Ferrari F430 through to an Audi R8 and even Lamborghini Gallardo’s, you can see a short instructional video of mine here.
But in truth, what is it like to experience such vehicles and drive them on a daily basis…
Super cars aren’t all they’re cracked up to be, they’re expensive, thirsty on fuel and quite hard to park. The cost of ongoing maintenance such as servicing and MOT’s coupled with high tax and insurance makes for a costly motor, so you’ll have to ask yourself the question, is it worth it.
Now don’t get me wrong, they are beautiful, a true pleasure to be sat in and experience. I have sat in and driven some of the worlds best and quickest cars that only a few of you may one day get to taste. However, there’s a time and a place to really appreciate them and that’s on track. You can really test out their true potential with power and grip in a safe, controlled environment. For more information on track days read our blog on them here.
So where does that leave us? Well, personally I’d be looking at the hot hatch market, they’re cheaper to buy, run and can be equally as fast and exhilarating whilst being more manageable and road friendly. See the AutoExpress top pick now. Sporty diesels are also worth a look at to, they’re surprisingly quick and punchy yet come with a nice return on your MPG stats, which is always a bonus when petrol pump prices rise.
If you want to know about a specific supercar then click over to AutoExpress to read one of their reviews, or alternatively give me a shout and I’ll tell you more about my experiences.