Video of the Day: Shmee150 Discusses What it Really Costs to Daily Drive a Supercar
It’s not like owning a Honda Civic or Ford Taurus, that’s for sure.by Robert Moore, on
Most people never get the chance to get behind the wheel of a car like the Mercedes-AMG GT R the Porsche 911 GT3, or the Ferrari 812 Superfast, let alone drive one on a daily basis. That means that it’s hard for us to understand or comprehend the outright cost of daily driving one of these works of art. Even doing something like buying new tires can set you back the cost of a Honda Civic and you better hope you don’t get a ding or a scratch in the paint because you’re going to pony up big time to make it look right again. Even simple things like oil changes and filter changes cost fast in excess of what you and I are actually used to. With that in mind, take a look at the video below and listen to what Shmee has to say about his experience with daily driving high-end cars like the AMG GT R and 911 GT3. It will certainly put things into perspective for you!
Shmee150 Explains the Cost of Daily Driving a Supercar
Mercedes-AMG GT R Specifications
|Engine||Handcrafted AMG 4.0L V8 Biturbo with Dry-Sump Lubrication|
|Output||577 hp at 6,250 rpm|
|Peak torque||516 lb-ft at 1,900-5,500 rpm|
|Driven wheels||Rear-wheel drive|
|Transmission||AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7-speed dual-clutch transmission|
|Weight||3,428 lbs (Euro spec; US spec may vary)|
|Power-to-weight ratio||5.94 lbs/Horsepower (Euro spec; US spec may vary)|
|Acceleration 0-60 mph||3.5 s (est.)|
|Top speed||198 mph|
Porsche 911 GT3 Specifications
|Engine||4.0-liter six-cylinder horizontally|
|Horsepower||500 HP @ 8,250 RPM|
|0 to 60 mph||3.8 seconds with manual (3.2 seconds with PDK)|
|Top Speed||198 mph manual (197 mph PDK)|
|Driveline layout||Rear-wheel drive|
|Curb Weight||3,116 Lbs|
Read our full review on the 2018 Mercedes-AMG GT R.
Read our full review on the 2018 Porsche 911 GT3.