Being a dad or a parent shouldn’t stop you buying a supercar anymore. Haven’t you heard? Now you get one with four seats, a killer engine and all the safety features you’d want in a family car. You can even get one that has a hybrid engine which is great if you’re trying to save money and the environment at the same time. However, that doesn’t mean you should automatically head out and buy a supercar, even if you can now afford one. At a certain point in your career, you probably will be able too. At least, you will if you can cut back spending in other areas. So, let’s look into the positives and negatives of purchasing a supercar.
He’s Having His Midlife Crisis
Sorry, there’s no way to shake this stigma. Dads who buy supercars immediately look like they are going through a phase and not a particularly attractive one. Essentially, people will think that you bought the car to make yourself feel and look younger. Unfortunately, it will do neither because while you might have a super fast car you probably won’t have the courage to drive it at such speeds. As well as this, you’ll feel young until you see a rich twenty-year-old cruising around in the same car and realise you look nothing like them.
What’s The Point?
Unless you live somewhere like Germany with zero speed limits, what’s the point in supercars? We know that LaFerrari has a top speed of roughly 217mph. Vrooom! We bet you’d have fun with that on the weekends. Except of course you wouldn’t because the fastest you can go legally on a UK road is 70mph. 77 if you’re pushing it to the very limit as all speed cameras are supposed to have a 10 percent leniency mark. But that’s just the problem isn’t it? There are very few stretches of road in the UK where you could even reach that speed. There’s too much traffic, too many cameras and too many turns. Your only option is to take the car to a track. But if you do that, you won’t be able to whizz it around a track for hours on end. This will quickly burn out the tires and end up costing your an absolute fortune. Speaking of cost…
You may be able to afford to buy the car but can you afford the insurance. More to the point, do you want to because if you think your insurance bill is high now, just wait? If you look at a site like Money Expert you can find the cost of insurance for any car. We guarantee a supercar will be thousands a year. That’s even if you’re keeping it in the garage all year around and making sure you don’t take it out in the rain. That’s another problem too. These cars, while expensive, are incredibly delicate. They’re not built like your typical road machine.
Well if you're a dad your main concern is probably always going to be safety. The good news is that supercars usually have the highest safety marks on the market. The braking distances are phenomenal. You can stop a Bugatti Veyron at close to stopping speed in just two metres. Imagine how fast you’d be able to stop it travelling at 70 MPH. You can say goodbye to any chance of car crashes that’s for sure. It’s not the only added safety feature either. There are plenty more that are almost exclusive to high-end sports cars such as having extra air bags for the back seats.
Living A Childhood Dream
There’s no way around it. If you buy a supercar, you will probably be living out on of your most treasured dreams from being a child. We all dreamed of cars when we were little, and we weren’t thinking about cruising around in a Volvo. Our minds were set on Porsches, Lamborghinis, Ferraris and Aston Martins. These were the cars we wanted to be parked on our future driveway. And if you reach a point where you can afford one, maybe you owe it to yourself to buy one.
There is a slight issue with the petrol on these vehicles. If you’re not travelling at the top speed, and you probably won’t be, you’re still going to need to refuel twice as much as you would in a saloon. So, if you are desperate to get your hands on a supercar, we recommend a hybrid. The BMW i8 is still a classic, looks futuristic and won’t cost you a fortune in fuel.