Are cars getting too fast to sell to 'normal' people?
The modern supercar scene is becoming a fascinating place at the moment. We have cars coming from all edges of the globe, fighting to become the fastest, most luxurious and best looking. Even many sports cars are now being considered to be supercars due to their immense speed. While this is exciting for well-educated drivers and 'some' motoring journalists, it is also a bit concerning for everyone else on the road.
I was listening to the Joe Rogan podcast the other day with Matt Farah and they were discussing the amount of power some cars come with these days. It is a scary thought that anyone can walk into a McLaren, Lamborghini or Chevrolet dealership and walk away with something which has over 700 hp to then drive on public roads. It is simply ludicrous. Matt Farah highlighted the fact that the Porsche Taycan is simple far too powerful and if he were to buy one, it would be a low spec without the added power as it genuinely got a bit scary for him, and he drives some seriously powerful cars.
You always hear news stories about young drivers or inexperienced drivers wrapping supercars and powerful sports cars around trees due to reckless driving. The Kevin Hart story was a big one and that was simple because the other person driving the car wasn't use to the power of the vehicle.
I am not saying manufacturers should lower power outputs or only sell their cars to 'worthy' drivers but I do think there needs to be something done to ensure that everyone else on the roads won't be at risk. It is a tricky thing to regulate and not easy to take on. My main concern is the rise of really quick electric vehicles such as the Taycan and Model S as anyone can buy one and quite easily spin it off the road if they decide to mash the throttle while going round a bend which should be on a Grand Prix circuit. It is a scary world we live in, but it is what it is.