Some interesting replies on this Supercars debate, although I think there’s a lot of conjecture and positioning going on here. Those claiming that Corvettes and Vipers don’t turn must think the Nurburgring is a 22-kilometre long drag strip and not the most challenging race track ever imagined. Because really, the two ‘production’ cars sitting atop the ‘unofficial’ lap chart (at least this minute) are the new ZR1 and SRT10 ACR.
However, I do agree with Stirling’s position that a Supercar (which is what we’re debating here) must be mid-engined. So all those Maseratis, Alfa Romeos, Aston Martins and Mitsuokas (really?) just don’t cut it. Neither do the aforementioned ‘Vette and Viper. If we want to discuss the best GT cars, fine! No problem. Or the best Japanese take on a British classic? Sure, it’ll fit just fine. But not Supercars. You have to throw some practicality out the window when you’re talking about the ultimate vehicles built today.
I was whiling away a winter evening a few weeks ago when a friend phoned to ask what I was doing. “Shopping for cars on-line” I responded. When he asked what I was looking at, I had to be honest. I told him I was looking at new Ferraris. “Dreaming again I see.” ” Dreaming always”, I replied.
This resulted in an age old discussion, which supercar would you actually buy , if you had the means to buy one. My friend challenged me as follows: “tell me which car would you buy, with your own money and why you would buy it. I will make it simple, you can only pick one”. That made it difficult for me as my dream garage has about eight climate-controlled bays with room for expansion, of course. Selecting only one meant that I had to choose wisely, not entirely emotionally, as is normally the case for this dreamer. I struggled with the choice and, over the next hour or so, was tormented by my friend’s challenge to me. I did however make a decision, and I think a very good one. Before I tell you my story I would like to challenge you, our Car Envy readers, to do the same. Tell us about your dream car, the one you would pay your own money for and how you would use it. Be honest with this, I think it would be fun to hear about other peoples dreams. Now here is my dream car story.