Driving a sports car has to be on everyone’s bucket list. The sense of luxury and speed can be a fun and thrilling experience.
Movies like the infamous fast and furious franchise have only added to the thrill and excitement that comes with a luxury sports car.
However, driving a sports car can be different from steering your run-of-the-mill boring vehicle. It requires skills and responsibility unless you’re planning on running over your ex and driving off (we’re kidding; don’t do that). But let us teach you how to drive a sports car responsibly.
Yes, we know the whole point of a sports car is enjoying the speed and fast driving, but that doesn’t mean reckless driving. Unlike your usual car, where you have an acceleration pedal, sports cars have a throttle. It’s used to put your car into sports mode. Try not to jerk the acceleration; it’ll make your vehicle unstable. Sports cars are high-powered vehicles, and jerking the power or speed will destabilize them.
Hands-on the wheel at all times
Avoid shifting your hands around the wheel when turning. Fast speeds require constant attention, and you can’t be stuck between sliding your hands all over the wheel. Forget what your old driving instructor taught you; keep your hands at the 3 and 9 o’clock position, practice, and get used to this before you go flying off in your sports car.
Shift gears fast and smooth
Constantly jamming the gear will damage the mechanics of your car and require long-term repairs. When shifting gears, pause before sliding up or down the gear shift. Try to be as smooth as possible to ensure a smooth and safe ride.
Slow down when nearing a corner
When driving a high-speed and powered vehicle, safety should be your top priority. When approaching a corner, pay attention to the noises and vibrations coming from your car to calculate your next move.
Maintain a neutral and balanced throttle before you turn into a corner. Practice turning at roundabouts and curbs at an average speed to master the skill. It’ll prepare you for how your car feels when turning, and you can imitate that during a high-speed ride.
A general rule of thumb is that you should be finished with braking when you start turning to ensure complete safety.
Be mindful of others on the road
This goes without saying and should be the norm when driving any car—being reckless or inattentive while driving can wreak havoc and put you, your vehicle, and others in jeopardy. Try taking your car out on high-speed drives to open roads with less or no traffic.
We know high-speed sports cars are meant for thrill and speed but don’t start speeding in heavy traffic or busy roads.
Try renting before committing to the real deal
To get a sense of how a sports car feels, opt for renting one before you jump the gun and commit to an expensive purchase.
If you’re looking to rent a luxury sports car in Las Vegas, check out our collection.
At LVC Exotics, we offer a wide variety of luxury rental fleets at affordable rates to help you get a taste of your dream car.