What Is a Supercar and Why Would You Want One?

A parked orange car.

March comes in like a lion, as they say, and so do the vehicles of a small percentage of sports car enthusiasts who like to show up in their supercars. These are the rare vehicles generally characterized by their superior performance, low bodies, and high number of photos posted on social media by their proud owners. 

Having a swap engine specialist customize a better engine for your car is probably the likelier option for drivers who crave something more out of their set of wheels. A service like ICT Billet can provide all the parts you need to make that happen. 

But there is something about luxury supercars that have captured the imagination of gearheads around the globe. The fact that it might set you back a couple hundred grand only makes owning one more appealing to some drivers.

The Allure of Supercars

The fact is, supercars have been around for over half a century. They are not as prevalent in the U.S. as in some European countries, but that doesn’t stop people from dreaming about having one. Some drivers understandably love the smoother ride and handling of gear shifts in a supercar. And there’s something fun about enjoying a car, as opposed to the purely utilitarian approach so many of us take to driving. 

When it comes down to it, the allure of owning a supercar probably boil downs to a few different qualities: 


Everyone can appreciate the sleek, high-end look of a Lamborghini

Power and Torque. 

One of the more common supercars in this country, the 2023 Audi R8 boasts 413 lb-ft @ 6400 rpm among other impressive specs, according to Car and Driver.


Why else post all those photos on Instagram?

Racing ability. 

They’re called sports cars for a reason.

The Potential Downsides of Owning a Luxury Car

If you have $1 million-plus to spare, then why not buy a Hennessey Venom F5 “hypercar”? The most obvious downside for the vast majority of folks who have fantasized about purchasing a fancy sports car is the hole it would burn in their wallet.

But there are other potential downsides to owning and driving something that will immediately draw attention everywhere you go. Naturally, there will be the desire to protect this hefty financial investment (which may go down in value like most cars do once they’re driven off the lot). The stress of so much as a ding to the surface may not be worth it. And why have a hypercar if you can’t drive it as fast as you want, since that is the main point of their design? Curse you, reasonable Midwestern speed limits!

Moreover, if you appreciate better fuel efficiency, as more and more people do, the fastest sports car on the market is not your best bet. 

LS Engine Swaps Provide the Power You Want for Way Less Money

More drivers in need of a power boost are taking matters into their own hands – or putting it into the hands of engine swap professionals. These days, cars powered by superior engines that originated in a different vehicle are not just the territory of drag racers and car fanatics. Changing out an old engine for a new or used LS engine can give all types of vehicles higher horsepower potential

You can still aspire to own your dream supercar someday. But if you have the option to get some of those desired qualities in what you drive now, why wait? 

An LS Engine Swap Expert at ICT Billet Will Help You Transform Your Vehicle

One important distinction to note: engines are a highly complex piece of equipment. Anyone who conducts a swap needs to know their way around the various engine types, as well as how to modify them for each host vehicle. There might be cutting or additional parts needed to make it a success. That’s why we highly recommend talking to an engine swap expert at ICT Billet who can answer all your questions and walk you through the process you’re considering.

Reach out to our team at sales@ictbillet.com, or call us for more information at 316-300-0833.

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