Every feature of supercars shown in auto shows always give the impression that they are always expensive. Some are already expensive when they are displayed at the auto show, while others only get expensive when it comes to maintenance. There was even one report by Road and Truck wherein it outline just how insanely expensive the maintenance on supercars can get. So several experts decided to challenge this idea by engaging in one real supercar to experience it personally themselves.
In general, cars are a very expensive hobby to have. It doesn’t matter whether you own a LeMons racer priced at $500 or an $18M Le Mans vintage Ferrari [pictured below.] A YouTube personality showed that the smarter and harder you work, the luckier you’ll get. This man is Rob Dahm, who participated in a survey to see whether owning a supercar is expensive.
He was able to get his dream car, which is a 2001 Lamborghini Diablo VT 6.0, along with other two extensively modified FD Mazda RX-7, 1960 Lincoln Continental and a Cadillac CTS.
Some time ago his Lamborghini got deformed because he crashed into it, but he was able to fix it with determination and willpower, plus $26,000 from kind insurance adjusters.
First, he shared that everything people buy relative. When people outside of Rob’s mind sees what’s, he’s got. Naturally, they’d react to things that are very expensive for them. In his case, the most important aspect that most people do not realize is not because the car is expensive. It is just everything becomes a bit less expensive when you see it. This is what he’s chosen as a standard for himself because it is his passion. It kind of changes your frame of mind for a little bit when you start comparing the things that you’ve bought for your car, which is something most people do not think much about.
He had an experience with his Diablo of 3 years in his possession. It was particularly on a misconception about the clutch, wherein people around him were surprised about replacing it. Then this is followed for what he does for a living.
Next is what makes people back out from supercars – expensive maintenance. From Rob’s point of view, the suggested maintenance is not necessary. For the beginner of supercars, there are two numbers you have to keep in mind. The one is the amount that you need to do, while the other is the amount that you should do. If you are dwelling in the exotic car universe, you are going to finance it since you are younger. The expected number that you spend on maintenance with a supercar, at least with what Rob has, is about a thousand dollars a year, which is not that bad at all. What you need to do at this point is to create a budget that is closer to $2000 each year. Then you roller over what you do not spend this year onto next year.
And of course you can always look into rental options, there are great options out there from big companies like Hertz to individual models such as FerrariHire.co.uk the option is up to you. I find smaller companies are personally better.
For some people, the figures shown above can still be quite expensive for most people, but at least you’ve got an idea that it is not always that expensive as it is being claimed to be.