Finally! You’ll get a chance to sit behind the wheel of a beautiful machine with the best combination of design and engineering. And even if you don’t own it, that hardly matters. Even if the car you are driving is a rental, you can still experience what it’s like to drive a supercar.
However, driving a supercar is not as easy as it looks. Regardless of what movies, TV shows, and video games show you, this is not like any ordinary car. It is the pinnacle of human automotive engineering, and you should prepare for it as such. Here is how you can prepare for your first rented supercar experience.
The first step to preparing for your little rented experience is to do your proper research. You might be driving in a controlled environment with a professional beside you. Or you might be driving out in the city with the engine roaring. Either way, it’s important that you do your research on the car you will be driving.
You should first look up the car and see if it has any problems, as well as what other professionals have to say. Get a better understanding of how the transmission works, how brakes function, and how to drive responsibly. You can find plenty of videos on YouTube where they detail the entire process of how you can drive slowly.
Granted, if you are driving with a professional, they will guide you throughout your experience. But even if you have a professional with you, you should still look up important information. These cars are too fast to reliably control, and you can end up paying thousands of dollars in damages.
Once you actually start driving, you should understand that a supercar requires a significant amount of care. You will have to be very careful and constantly have to consider factors such as fuel and parking. These cars drink up fuel like you drink cold water on a hot day. Therefore, you will have to be careful as you drive around.
As for parking, you need to understand that even the slightest scratch can mean that you would have to pay for damages. So look for a place to park your car where it has adequate shelter from all possible harm. You should also try to avoid heavily congested tourist areas, as it can either leave you without fuel or damage to your car.
Most people who drive supercars say that it’s like riding a horse that just wants to run as fast as it can. And that analogy sums up driving supercars perfectly. The car can go as fast as you want it to, but you have to control it. You have to watch your speed and try your best not to drive too fast.
These cars are also very close to the ground. In fact, they are a lot closer than you think. So even though these cars are perfect for the track or the highway, they can be a nightmare in city streets. These roads have speed breakers and potholes in them, which can do some serious damage to your car.
These cars are a miracle of modern-day engineering and are capable of completely changing your perspective. Reading about and watching how these cars move is completely different from experiencing them in real life. But even when you finally get your hands on it, you have to be careful. You have to resist the temptation of holding down the accelerator and seeing everything zip right past you. The awareness and responsibility, mixed with the thrill and feeling of luxury, is a high very few things in life give.
Finally, sitting behind the wheel of a supercar is nothing short of unreal. People have described that it is similar to flying in a jet or skydiving; once you do it, there is nothing quite like it. But you will have to be very careful. In the previous analogies, there was someone else to help them with those activities. But when driving a supercar, you will most likely be alone.