While most of us are happy with our cars being reliable, relatively fun to drive and boasting some technology to make even the worst set of traffic that bit more bearable, there’s another section of the car buying market that wouldn’t come close to being impressed by such things.
Not just a luxury option, but perhaps some of the most expensive production vehicles available anywhere today, supercars are quite often the most unique, desirable and downright impressive feats of technology on show across any field. The amount of money that is spent on their creation, development and engineering is simply eye-watering, but it’s only when you understand the brain power that’s gone in to maximising their performance that the price tags start to make a little bit of sense.
The technology that starts at the peak of the market does slowly trickle back down to the types of everyday car most people will drive, so it’s not a frivolous pursuit at all – indirectly or otherwise, engineering is advanced on and improved thanks to the competition and desire there is at the bespoke end of the market to outdo one-another and be the first manufacturer to perfect or change a new approach to making cars.
If you’re lucky enough to be interested in one of those vehicles, you won’t usually find them listed or stocked at your average new or used forecourt. Much safer to go through a specialist dealer like Romans International, who have the knowledge base, contacts, experience and reputation required to provide you the peace of mind required to make such a significant purchase.
In order to get the lightest form factor possible, supercars aren’t made of the normal metals and materials we’re used to seeing on the road. While they still need the strength and structural integrity of a heavier compound – they will be travelling at some speed on occasion, after all – any unnecessary or additional weight with affect performance, putting pressure on the speed and handling that should be avoided. Dealing with such fine margins, it’s those small grams and ounces that can make all the difference when flying through corners at several hundred miles per hour.
The tech inside the car isn’t just the impressive part, because these days, most of these top tier vehicles come with mobile apps that help enhance the experience, too. Able to control the doors and the radio, as well as fine-tuning the driving settings and even start the ignition, they’re completely integrated in to the operating system of the car, which is an incredibly futuristic element. Given the prevalence of smart phones and second screen integration, it was perhaps inevitable that this was going to be adopted, but that doesn’t make it any less impressive.
Given the sheer power of these machines, they often need more than just your average braking system to slow them down in good time. In a move that’s almost more at home within the world of aviation, these cars now have rear, hydraulic powered spoilers doubling up as air brakes. Using the natural wind around them to create ‘drag’ to slow the car down in a much faster and efficient manner, it just goes to show just how much thought has to go in to perfecting one of these supercars.