Around a decade ago, the concept of the daily drivable supercar began to take shape in the press releases of major carmakers. In 2013, McLaren boasted about the 12C being “rewarding and comfortable to drive at low and high speed, on the daily commute and on the track.” A statement that by itself doesn’t stand out until you realize it’s describing a 616-horsepower, carbon-tubbed two-door that sits at best three inches off the ground.
While this duality is perhaps the greatest example of how far suspension technology has come in the last decade, is anyone actually commuting regularly in a six-figure exotic? While I’m sure we could all point to examples of hardened individuals doing just that, it certainly isn’t the norm. If supercars have become so comfortable, so usable, and as even Lamborghini stated in the Huracan’s 2013 release, so “easy to drive,” why are these supercar commuters so elusive?