This question has always boggled my mind, and here’s why:
I constantly see average people with second hand luxury cars which they can barely afford, and I also see rich people who are trying to maintain a low profile by driving cheap, old cars.
So after all, who deserves to drive a supercar?
Well, if you have a net worth of over $1M and you earn at least 6 figures a year, than a supercar under $200,000 could become affordable.
Supercars are not necessarily expensive for their power or design, what you really pay for is exclusivity.
So, that being said, you can buy average cars with powerful engines.
For instance, an Audi R8 from 2007 is 42,000 euros, and believe it or not, it’s considered an entry level supercar. The first R8 had 420 bhp, and the engine was borrowed from the RS4.
An even cheaper version of having 420 bhp would be the 2008 M3 which costs 30,000 euros. The M3 accelerates from 0 to 60 in 4.6 seconds and a regular supercar which costs $200,000 accelerates in 3 – 3.5 seconds. Is a second worth 6 times the price? I suppose not.
Someone who doesn’t know what to do with his money or someone who has fallen in love with a specific supercar would buy one, but honestly… it’s not worth owning one.
I would spend $100,000 on renting different supercars rather than buying a brand new one.