How many men have heard the line, “If you ever came home with one of those things you’d be living in it!” The exact wording may vary, but most men who show an interest in one of the more extreme sports cars out there are often met with a good bit of negativity by their significant other. Sometimes it’s just a chuckle and a “you wish!” Sometimes you’ll find out that you can only get one over her dead body. But more often than not, the reasons are logical.
You might have a state of the art man-cave garage equipped to handle any car on the planet, but an extreme sports car isn’t going to work. First, there is the price. Some of the flashier sports cars that are actually designed for road driving literally go for six-figures, and sometimes the first number isn’t even a one. That’s usually what brings out the chuckles. It would take a large financial commitment to secure a car like that, and many, many wives just can’t seem to see the logic in paying house prices for a car.
Second, extreme sports cars are called extreme sports cars because they go really fast. And there is just something about having the potential to go fast that makes us want to try it. This is the danger factor. Even if you got the OK to spend the money, it is extremely dangerous. There’s no way you’re going to be speeding around town at 100 mph just waiting to smash into something. So, the topic may be closed and out of the question and totally irrelevant, but it’s still nice to sit back, look at that empty space in your garage and daydream about the kind of sports cars that actually has enough power to put your marriage in jeopardy. The list isn’t a long one, but if it were the cars wouldn’t be quite as special.
If you’re going to daydream, you might as well make it a big one. Lamborghini is about as extreme as it gets when it comes to sports cars; as an example the 2008 Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 goes from 0 to 60 mph in just under 3.5 seconds, and tops out at a blistering 211 mph. The price is more than $300,000 with options like a glass engine cover coming in at $30,000; which is more than many regular cars. All Lamborghinis have the trademark scissor doors, and although they would look wonderful opening and closing in your garage… keep dreaming.
The classic 50s and 60s Corvette is a little more down to earth in terms of price, but it still probably has the potential to cause an issue at home. The Corvette debuted in 1953, and the 50s and 60s years are the shorter, convertible years. Although a classic Corvette probably isn’t seen as an “extreme” sports car by most, it certainly isn’t grouped in with the affordable sports cars and it isn’t the type of car that you’d take to pick up the kids from school.
If the Corvette is not considered extreme, the Porsche 911 would certainly fall into that category. This car is a trademark of the entire line up of Porsche models and designs and a model of German engineering. The Porsche 911 was introduced in 1963, has the engine in the rear and has been used for racing purposes on countless occasions, in multiple locations. If you want to cause some serious trouble on the home front, have a Porsche 911 delivered.
Ferrari is another name that is synonymous with speed and luxury and an outrageous price tag. It is another Italian creation, and it is built for speed and power. As an example, the Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano has a V12 engine with 612 horsepower. It is also a renowned racing car, and although many models are designed for the street, the missus probably won’t find that fact interesting in any way.
From England, the Aston Martin is a luxury sports car that comes in a range of styles, colours and designs. Depending on the model and year you choose, you can get yourself a V12 engine, up to 600 horsepower and some of the tightest handling imaginable.