Sports cars, love them or hate them, they are here to stay! But it's time to kill those typical stereotypes around them as most of these misconceptions derived from a time when the average sports car suited someone with a mullet, worn-out leather jacket and had terrible taste in music.
Here are 5 misconceptions about sports cars:
- They are so hard to get in and out of. Although it is no secret that sportscars are much much lower than standard road-going sedans, the average modern sports car is designed to fit in people of all different shapes and sizes, or maybe you just don't know how to climb into a car...ass first people!
- They ride terribly and scrape everywhere. Again, probably true for sports cars from the 1970s and 1980s, but sports cars these days have all of those issues ironed out and are arguably one of the best handling types of cars on the roads today.
- Terrible gas mileage. Again, not really true. Car manufacturers get taxed heavily on the amount of carbon their cars potentially pollute the atmosphere, more and more sports cars these days are coming out with smaller engines with forced induction and still manage to make even more power and reduce the amount of carbon monoxide they produce.
- Low horsepower sports cars can't be sports cars. Again, not true. Although sports cars back in the day had nothing shy of a V8 under the hood, that wasn't one of the defining factors of it being a sports car.
- Non-car people pulling out the "fake sports car" card. A lot of people talk shit about cars such as the Mazda MX-5, Toyota GT86 and Porsche Boxster for not being true sports cars, but like mentioned in point number 4, it is not only about speed and horsepower, sometimes handling also plays a vital role as well.
Take a look at the video below by the YouTube channel: Bladed Angel on 5 Misconceptions About Sports Cars!
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