European vs. American Sports Cars: The Ultimate Showdown

European vs. American Sports Cars: The Ultimate Showdown

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If you’ve recently considered buying a sports car, but found that you’re unable to decide between a European and an American one, there are a few things that you might want to take into consideration.

Safety
A major difference between Europe and the U.S. when it comes to sports cars is safety. While most European cars have wonderful designs, the American makes are more customer-oriented and provide a certain degree of security.  Even though European sports cars are as slick as they get, many are specifically designed for small roads. Meaning, they tend to be more fragile than their American alternatives.

Size

This is another difference between Europe and the U.S. when it comes to sports cars. This is also due to the fact that most European cities have smaller roads, unlike the many wide highways and streets spread around the U.S.  Therefore, U.S. auto manufacturers can afford to make their cars a bit bigger than their European counterparts.

Speed

Speed is another quality that you should consider before making a decision. Most European sports cars are more powerful than the American ones, notably because the U.S. legislature isn’t as indulgent as the various governments in Europe. Germany for example has the autobahn system which has no speed restrictions.
The whole idea behind owning a sports car is traveling fast, so Europeans use light materials in order to provide that. However, this represents an issue for safety. Because the materials are lighter, their capacity to hold out against an accident is, of course, not as good.

Price

Price is another important difference between Europe and the U.S. when it comes to sports cars. After all, sports cars can be pricey. If you are willing to spend a considerable amount of money on a sports car, you should take your time and shop around. European vehicles are generally more expensive than the American ones. Meaning, you end up paying for the brand, not the car. Names like Porsche, Lamborghini or Ferrari easily come to mind. On the other hand, if you enjoy a luxurious lifestyle and if you want to get only the best, you could consider looking into the various European offers.

Fuel economy

When shopping for a new sports car, you should also address another issue: Fuel economy. This is sometimes more imperative than speed and design. From this point of view, many European manufacturers are interested in upgrading fuel efficiency, particularly taking an interest in producing hybrid cars. On the contrary, fuel is sometimes cheaper in the U.S., which is why American sports cars are typically less cost-effective.

Wendy Feliu
wendy@autosupershield.com