Having recently read an article about Hypercars, the author said, ‘But increasingly a hypercar is little more than an abstract construct.’
He went on to say.
‘Hypercars are collectable precisely because they won’t be driven.
They’re all but useless. Traffic and surveillance are rising. Speed limits are falling. Driving a car that’ll do four times the speed limit is an exercise in frustration.’
It made me think, are Hypercars a waste of money, often priced in seven figures, making them unattainable to most of the populous.
Is 0-60 mph in under 3 seconds more important than paying off your mortgage?
The extreme performance capabilities of hypercars may be considered unnecessary for public roads and contribute to the perception that they are unattainable status symbols.
However, for enthusiasts and collectors, hypercars represent the pinnacle of automotive engineering; Hypercars often pioneer the use of advanced materials such as carbon fibre, titanium, and lightweight alloys.
But for those who can, they are prized for their unique driving experiences and the prestige associated with owning such rare and exceptional vehicles.
After all, owning a hypercar is the adult version of playing with Hot Wheels, just with a few more zeros at the end.
‘Driving a hypercar is like dating a supermodel. Exhilarating, expensive, and you’re always worried about scratching it.’