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Old Today, 12:45 PM
 
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Personally, I have never been a great fan of most "Supercars." Most of them seem to come with Super Problems such as the F355S; a car I would like to own - if it weren't for the engine removal every few thousand miles to change belts. I suppose though that if you could really afford the car, that wouldn't be much of an issue.

But even if I could afford them (I can't), the practical side of me would say they aren't worth the bother.

Now on the other hand, there is my favorite, the Ford GT (2005) which some say is not too much trouble, and there is the Corvette - troublesome? I couldn't tell you - but it doesn't appeal -aesthetics wise.

Does anyone here have a supercar that does not give you headaches?

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Old Today, 12:55 PM
 
Location: Aurora Denveralis
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As in "an extremely high performance car that can be treated and driven like a Ford Taurus?"

That'd be the Corvette, Alex.
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Old Today, 12:58 PM
 
Location: Santa Monica, Ca
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I am having a 1959 corvette restomod being built for me right now. The engine and transmission will be brand new as well as the chassis and suspension. It will retain the classic look, but with modern engine, electronics and accessories. I don’t anticipate not being able to use it as a reliable daily driver as it should perform like a brand new car.
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Old Today, 01:06 PM
 
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As in "an extremely high performance car that can be treated and driven like a Ford Taurus?"

That'd be the Corvette, Alex.
Corvettes overheat when driven hard for extended periods, especially the Z06 and ZR1.

The only supercar I know of that can truly be driven extensively without worry is the Acura NSX.
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Old Today, 01:10 PM
 
Location: Santa Monica, Ca
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for The person who repped me... it’s hardly a “kit car”. It’s an authentic 1959 Chevrolet Corvette. Lean the difference.
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Old Today, 01:15 PM
 
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I am having a 1959 corvette restomod being built for me right now. The engine and transmission will be brand new as well as the chassis and suspension. It will retain the classic look, but with modern engine, electronics and accessories. I don’t anticipate not being able to use it as a reliable daily driver as it should perform like a brand new car.
While that will certainly be a unique car - congrats, it is not a manufacturer supercar - the subject of this thread.

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Old Today, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Vermont
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Pretty sure the NSX is a supercar you can beat on every day for a decade and have no more issues than a Camry.
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Old Today, 01:33 PM
 
Location: Santa Monica, Ca
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Got it...Sorry to rain on your “fantasy” thread. I am out!
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Old Today, 01:34 PM
 
Location: MN
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Corvettes overheat when driven hard for extended periods, especially the Z06 and ZR1.

The only supercar I know of that can truly be driven extensively without worry is the Acura NSX.
Any GT model Porsche or 911 made.
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Old Today, 01:39 PM
 
Location: Aurora Denveralis
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for The person who repped me... it’s hardly a “kit car”. It’s an authentic 1959 Chevrolet Corvette. Lean the difference.
Not a kit, perhaps, but at a certain point a restomod is no longer really whatever the body shell came from. Improving an older car with lousy suspension and brakes (that is, nearly all of them) with parts from the same make or using era technology is one thing; putting a modern Vette under a '59 wrapper is another.

(No, I didn't make any rep comments here.)
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