It seems like cars seem to be getting faster and faster with each new model that comes out, especially supercars. When you are using them for track days or speed events a faster supercar is a great thing, right? Well what about if you’re just using it as a daily driver, is there such a thing as too much? For example, the new Ferrari 488 wich can blast out 3 second 0-60 times all day long thanks to the twin turbo 3.9L V8 producing 661hp and 560lb-ft of torque, which happens to be the first turbo Ferrari since the legendary F40. If you kept your right foot planted to the floor you’ll be hitting the century mark roughly 3 seconds later and probably still only be in second gear, third at most.
Now I’m not sure about where you live, but the best case scenario in my area is 80mph speed limits. So why on earth would you spend over $300,000 for a car that can break every speed law in the country in second gear? I’ll tell you why, its not a status thing like it might be for some people. You buy one of these cars because of that feeling you get in the depth of your soul when all 661 ponies come alive and throw you back in your seat like you’ve never felt before. Even as a passenger taking one ride will turn you into supercar fanatic if you weren’t already.
If you’re lucky enough to be able to sit behind the wheel then expect to have your life changed. Not only do you get that feeling of being thrown into the back of your seat, but also you have that direct connection between your right foot and all those wild horses just itching to be set free. For the cherry on top, every little pebble of road provides feedback through the steering wheel to your finger tips giving you a driving experience like you’ve never had before. So as far as we’re concerned, let the speed trend keep on going because there is no such thing as too much when it comes to a supercar.
I came across this video from Mark at savagegeese where he does a quick review of the Ferrari 488 spyder and why it’s so fantastic. So sit back and learn a thing or two about what makes this car so special.