The Big Problem Dwayne Johnson Has With Modern Sports Cars

Besides being known as one of the most celebrated action movie stars at the box office — in addition to being a highly decorated former wrestler — Dwayne Johnson is known for his love of cars. This is especially true when it comes to sports cars and supercars, particularly many of the ones that can be seen in his former HBO network show "Ballers" and in the "Fast & Furious" film franchise that he stars in. Dwayne Johnson, formally known as The Rock, has demonstrated this love of cars both in interviews and on social media. In fact, the man has a pretty impressive collection of rides of his own (via 21 Motoring).

However, just like many lovers of fast cars with exotic designs, he has some valid complaints. It's not that he thinks they aren't as fast as they should be or that modern sports cars are too heavy; for Johnson, it's all about the size of these modern sports cars. Sure, they're impressive, but when you have as large of a frame as someone like The Rock, it's a bit difficult to squeeze into the small cabins found on many of these supercars, as noted by Cars OID. The star has access to all of these incredible rides, but many of them simply can't accommodate him, and he has joked about only being able to take pictures with them rather than taking those beasts for a spin.

The Rock isn't the only WWE star with this problem

The Rock isn't the only WWE superstar that has had problems fitting into a fast, expensive vehicle. John Cena apparently had a lot of problems getting in and out of his second-generation Ford GT, which meant he only drove around 30 miles in it before the highly sought-after car was sold off. Unfortunately for Cena, his vehicle selection being somewhat limited by his bulk was the least of his worries. When he bought the GT from Ford, he reportedly signed a contract that contained an anti-flip clause — specifically, a legally binding agreement not to sell the car to a third party within 24 months of purchase.

Cena sold his Ford GT to a retired farmer for over $1.5 million, and Ford somehow heard that the sale had taken place. The motoring giant wasn't happy and sued the wrestler for breaching the contract. A settlement was eventually reached out of court, with Cena paying a substantial amount to a charity. Cena also publicly reiterated his love for Ford's brand and warned other owners who had signed anti-flip clauses not to make the same mistake he did.

Customizing your sports car

Luckily there are numerous tuning companies out there that can help with this problem (via Extend My Seat). Not only can they customize the layout of the car to accommodate taller or larger framed people, but they can even perform modifications to do things such as add more horsepower — not that most modern sports cars need the boost. This is a resource widely used by people like NBA players, so it's the perfect solution for anyone who can afford it.

The criticism some may have about this solution is the fact that tall people who want sports cars have to go out and buy one, then also spend extra cash to have it customized to fit them. It doesn't seem fair. However, there are reasons why most companies design sports cars to be so short and with low ground clearance, including to achieve a lower center of gravity for better handling at higher speeds. As well, and as with most things, these cars are designed to fit average-height drivers because most consumers fall within that category. Sure, a company like Pagani could design a sports car to fit Dwayne Johnson, but it can't expect to sell very many of those cars, which could hurt its profit margin.

There are vehicles more suited to The Rock's size

While he might struggle to squeeze into a stock sports car, there are some vehicles more suited to the Rock's frame. The Ford Bronco is one of them, and The People's Champion has already hinted that he may be eyeing up the 2022 model. Back in January, the Rock tweeted while quoting a trailer for the 2022 Ford Bronco Raptor, "Hell. Yes. Come to daddy." The Bronco Raptor lacks a roof and doors, so it should be able to accommodate most of the planet.

While it may not have the speed of a Ferrari, Lamborghini, or Porsche, the Bronco is still packing a lot of power. Despite his love of the vehicle and his status, the Rock may still have a better chance of getting hold of a sports car than a 2022 Ford Bronco Raptor. There is a shortage of new vehicles at the moment, and most of the Bronco's 2022 allocation has been reserved.