Sadly, most supercars you see in San Francisco aren’t properly registered in California. The reason mostly has to do with CA use tax, which comes due the second you start “using” your new ride by driving it around.
So some people end up paying $10, or $20, or $30 per mile during the short time they own and drive a Ferrari, for example.
So other people simply dispense with paying CA use tax, because it’s so pricey.
Here’s an alternative – Blancfleet. They say they’re opening up next week in the Bay Area.
“Blancfleet is the world’s first supercar sharing platform where car enthusiasts crowdfund and timeshare the supercars they love. Timesharing allows car enthusiasts on Blancfleet to spread the cost of owning, operating, and insuring a supercar with other car enthusiasts. On Blancfleet, there are no annual membership fees, no refueling requirements, no car insurance requirements, no car maintenance fees, no car storage fees, and no security deposit requirements. Timesharing also allows members to enjoy supercars with unlimited miles”
Is this a good idea for you? IDK. But it will be refreshing to see valid CA license plates on these cars. And if you’re tempted to buy a car like one of these, consider that lots of times people just end up selling a few months later ala the Porsche GT2 that Paul Walker died in – that car traded hands many, many times before it was destroyed.
Maybe you don’t want to buy a car, maybe you just want to rent.