A "supercar," by definition is supposed to be "super." Meaning above, beyond, or simply better in all aspects. A supercar isn't fragile, and it isn't a toy that should stay on the track. The very word implies a net improvement in every facet of what a car's supposed to do.
Unfortunately, not all meet that standard. More than a few over the years have wound up as blatant cash grabs, simply cashing in on the brand name. Others were badly conceived, badly engineered, or wound up with seriously cut corners because of cost overruns. Some others are just so gaudy, so embarrassingly over the top that you'd have to diamond-platinum coat your retinas to not see everyone in the world laughing at you. And the most fragile super cars aren't those supercars you wouldn't take on the street - some of them probably wouldn't make it past the driveway. Yes, history's just filled to the brim with examples of supercars you wouldn't take out on the street.
At least a few deserve mention as the most impractical, unreliable, gaudy rip-offs of all time - so vote them up below to tell the world just how silly these cars are.
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You know that guy who just made a ton of money in the music business, bought gold teeth studded with diamonds, and surrounds himself with ex-exotic dancers wearing clear heels and silver Spandex booty shorts? This is the car version of that guy.
The Countach's impracticality, rear visibility, terrible gas mileage and laughable "reliability" is almost legendary these days. One example: The car was too wide for most city streets, and could only be parallel parked if the driver opened the door to look behind, twisting the top half of his body completely around while also somehow keeping the bottom half pointed forward to work the clutch and brake.
To be fair, the Enzo was a pretty stellar car for its time, and is rightly credited with bringing Ferrari into its modern era. The difference between this car and the F40 that preceded it almost defies comparison. But it was also too wide to use in most places, too low to clear most driveways, too expensive to have fun with, and too conspicuous to get away with anything. A little better than the Countach in terms of practicality, but not by as much as you'd think.