Nigerians love cars. It is an obvious fact. Lyrics of Nigerian songs, prayers in Nigerian churches and photos Nigerian celebrities post on their online social networks prove that fact.
Almost everyone who listens to Naija hip hop has heard Bugatti and Ferrari at one point or the other. Nigerian stars own and pose with these cars in their music videos.
The question is can these cars really function at its optimum in Nigeria? The answer is no! One of the reasons these exotic automobiles are useless in Nigeria is because of the country’s bad roads. Of course there are other reasons including security.
Here are some of the cars that can not be used in Nigeria if one would not incur huge maintenance costs.
1. Koenigsegg Agera R
With a top speed of more than 270mph, Koenigsegg Agera R is the fastest car in the world. The car comes with a 5-Liter Turbocharged V8 DOHC engine with a compression ratio of 9.0:1 and is capable of generating an impressive 1200 pound-feet of torque and horsepower of 1140, hence enabling the vehicle to zoom from halt to 60 mph within less than 2.5 seconds and reach speeds from 0 to 186 mph within 11.7 seconds. It costs $1.46million (N459million). It has a ground clearance of mere 100 mm. How does that get over a pothole without getting stuck in it?
2. Hennessey Venom GT
The speed beast packs a combination of a Lotus Elise chassis and 1,244-hp 7.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine. It is regarded as the fastest production car in the world. It reaches 270mph top speed too. Hennessey only plans to build a total of 29 Venom GTs with one-third of the production run already being sold, says Venomgt.com. Thus, the Venom GT is not only the fastest accelerating hypercar in the world, it’s also one of the most exclusive. The Venom GT costs $1.2 million (N377 million) US Dollars plus shipping and not including options.
3. Bugatti Chiron
With the capacity of hitting 261 mph using street legal settings, the 1500 hp Chiron’s top speed remains a mystery to the public. The supercar is built like a racecar, so one needn’t be a professional to operate it. The Volkswagen supercar is engineered to automatically adjust its machinery as the speed increases or decreases, ensuring optimal performance.
It is also a luxury car with beautiful leather interior, HD dashboard displays and high quality sound systems. It costs $2.6 million (N818 million).