Before I even get started, there are a few things that I feel obliged to say. Yes, I completely thought this through. It may not be the best idea, but something needs to change and it’s long overdue. Will anything I say below ever make it into the real world? Probably not, but it should. There. I’ve said my peace.
Supercar drivers are pieces of huge, stinky dog turds. Yes, we get it. You or Daddy have worked hard to become super rich and have managed to get into an incredible car, so you have the internal need to drive like an a-hole wherever you go. I never understood why supercar drivers drive their vehicles like it’s on fire, but I think I have an answer: it’s because they don’t know any better.
We’ve all seen it. Supercar, and more recently, hypercar drivers attempt to showoff in their extremely expensive vehicles and end up crashing. In some recent events, there has been an individual from the Middle East that terrorized Hollywood’s streets in his Ferrari LaFerrari. The rich enthusiast took his yellow LaFerrari, did full throttle launches, ran stop signs and ran over curbs and acted like a first-class jerk face.
In another event, a rich, bare-chested Porsche 918 Spyder owner, who was obviously intoxicated, attempted to do a burnout in the vehicle and crashed. He nearly ran into bystanders, but managed to wreck the vehicle by slamming into a tree. More recently, we saw the owner of the holy trinity (McLaren P1, Ferrari LaFerrari and Porsche 918 Spyder) crash his Porsche 918 Spyder at a fundraising event in Malta. While the Malta event is a whole other story, all of these things paint a picture for supercar owners.
To solely blame the hypercar owner for the Malta event would be unfair, but the other hypercar and supercar owners that have caused numerous accidents in the past are solely at fault for their idiotic driving skills. These supercar owners are far worse than the regular Joe car owners that attempt to show off by doing a massive burnout immediately outside of the parking lot of the Cars and Coffee meet up.
Unlike the Chevrolet Corvette owner that can actually get away with roasting the tires on his sports car, the supercar owner has a tough managing his vehicle’s power. And I think that it’s down to a couple of reasons:
- The Corvette owner has probably exploited the vehicle’s power before
- The Corvette owner understands that the American sports car will be the best vehicle he’ll ever own and appreciates it
- The Corvette doesn’t have the same capabilities as the supercar
These three simple reasons separate the everyday enthusiast from your average supercar owner. You see, supercar owners aren’t like the rest of us mortals. They have an incredible amount of money, believe that they are better drivers than Formula One racers and are so egotistical that people driving a normal car care seen as peasants.
With their massive bank accounts and powerful supercars, owners like to show off their horrendous driving skills and end up hurting innocent bystanders in te process or completely destroying their vehicles. Again, this of no concern to the average supercar owner since they can just get their hands on another one at any time.
So what do I propose should happen to stop supercar owners from crashing their vehicles and acting like jerk faces? Well, I’ve thought about this extensively and I believe that individuals that are interested in getting a supercar or a hypercar should spend a minimum of five hours behind the wheel of the vehicle before being able to take it home. Either that or owners should have to go through a special test and get a moniker on their driver’s license—just like motorcyclists or CDL drivers.
This may be a speed hump for supercar automakers, but it’s time that someone or something took responsibility for affluent enthusiasts acting like morons. If anything, my proposed suggestion won’t stop rich enthusiasts from purchasing one, but from crashing one. They may whine about spending some time behind the wheel of one or meeting certain requirements before taking it home, but the world can rest assured knowing that they have actually driven to the limits before.
Everyone loves supercars and while I’ve had to swallow the pill of having to deal with narcissistic supercar owners every weekend for a few photos, I don’t think it’s necessary to put your life on the line to do so. Yes, it’s cool when supercars do burnouts, power slide and reach high speeds, but it’s extremely dangerous when drivers with absolutely no experience behind the wheel do so.
Let’s face it, this will never happen. Supercar owners rule the roads and individuals with average vehicles are jesters for their pleasure. More people will get hurt, more incredible pieces of machinery will be destroyed and everyone will just look away because it happened at the hand of a supercar owner. I may sound jealous, and that’s because I am, but I’m also thinking about the next generation of enthusiasts.
What happens when a child sees a supercar owner peel out and slam into a tree? They’re going to question the need for supercars, the moronic individuals that own them and, even worse, question the reasoning behind being an enthusiast. Is that going too far? Maybe, but it’s what’s been going on in my mind as I’ve been dealing with supercar owners every Saturday. And all I know is that I’ve questioned my love for cars after talking to supercar owners and have come to despise them.