Originally Posted by jsedlak
Function over form.
Take a walk around Monaco and check out all the supercars that have been modified and are mostly just driven around town. Lot's of modifications are fueled by the desire to increase appearance and sound.
Most M3/M5's are driven at 1/10th of their capability 90% of the time and maybe at 5/10ths for the remaining 10%. So why do people that don't even come close to realising the cars potential buy these cars? Because of image and appearance perhaps?
"Image is everything" is just as valid as "Function over form". People are different and have different priorities thats why some are happy with a Toyota and others want a BMW. Some want a std. BMW and others want the M-sport package (is the M-sport package mostly appearance or is it really "function over form"???)