Do you remember putting your first supercar poster up on the wall? What was it? Ferrari 355? 308? Lamborghini Diablo? Countach? Jag XJ220? These were the cars I grew up staring at, dreaming of driving. Those cars that are incredibly difficult to drive and scare you half to death on a straightaway. Well which are better then? The new “tech savvy” supercars can sure handle, yes. But as Jeremy Clarkson of Top Gear once stated, isn’t that defying the point of a supercar? Shouldn’t one of these cars make sure you are literally on the edge of your seat at all times? So what is it to be then: The Porsche Carerra GT or the Lamborghini Diablo? The gorgeous Ferrari 308 or the new tech-genius (and I think the first beautiful Ferrari since the 355) 458? Which win the most popular votes? Be able to take corners or hold on for dear life? Old or new, which one would you drive?
Shelby Super Cars announced recently that they will be making a second Ultimate Aero, that American monster that crushed the original top speed record for a production car at 252.2 MPH set by the Bugatti Veyron. In 2007, the SSC Ultimate Aero hit 256 MPH, which the Bugatti Veyron Super Sports then crushed at 267 MPH. It seems we have a battle of the titan hypercars, ladies and gentlemen. The new SSC, it’s said, will be able to hit 275 MPH! In my opinion, we are witnessing a race to 300 MPH between these two beasts. I am rooting for the American company, not simply because it’s American, but because of America’s rich history of addiction to straight-line speeds. The United States grew up, same to where it is today through straight line speed, hot rods and the salt flats. Before long, we will be witnessing a production car that you can hit 300 miles an hour while sipping a Starbucks latte. Imagine going out to dinner with your wife/girlfriend in one of these 1-2 million dollar cars. …Well, you wouldn’t quite be able to afford the dinner. Be careful getting on that freeway!
Sources: Autoblog, Google Images
Dreams are built. Welcome to the garage, the home for all the cars you ever dreamed of. This blog was thought up, designed and created by me because there are not enough blogs focused solely on those cars we had pinned up to our walls when we were 10. This site is devoted to the heroes and villains of motoring. The supercars and hypercars, luxury and outlandish; all the cars we wish we had as kids and those we tell ourselves we will own one day. Cars that are designed to make you feel like a child again when you drive them, look at them. Those cars devoted to pure art and beauty, pure speed and handling, and pure luxury. I have decided these heroes of the Dino oil era need a page devoted to all they are.