You can always ensure that your car continues to perform properly without creating trouble. The first thing to note is not to push your automobile unnecessarily. Even if you have a sportscar, pushing it to the limit will damage the engine and transmission to some degree.
Keep in mind that you increase the possibility of damaging one or more components each time you push the car. Sometimes these pushes result in damaging parts such as wheels, suspension, etc.
Yes, performance automobiles are designed to perform, but not on all roads and traffic conditions. Off-road vehicles may drive better on hilly and uneven terrain, but not so on straight roads.