My son got my used to me 93 Nissan Maxima two tone station wagon with 145k miles on it. No fucking way would I "give" a fresh car let alone a go fast car to 16 year old, but that's just me. He paid his own insurance, registration and fuel. I helped him change the oil. He hated it but it got him to soccer practice and out with his buddies. He learned how much he disliked a crappy car and vowed to be financially secure enough to have nice cars. He's in his mid 30s now and has a new Infinity Q50.
My kid got a 70 Shelby Mustang GT350 as his first car. GN as his second car. Daughter the use of a station wagon and varouios GNs, Ts. First car that was her own was a 87 Limited T. The beginning of her car sickness.
My first car was a 67 GTO very 4 speed. My oldest son’s first was a C4 vette. Youngest is in gifted and high honor roll. He drives like my granny. He’s not into the speed thing at all. Super responsible kid. Way more than I was.