Friday, July 13, 2012
What’s a sports car?
This sensation though doesn’t need to come from more horse power than the local power station, but from a sensation that you and the car are doing your best, at the limit. Power that you cannot use is wasted power, now great handling with less power now that’s fun.
The type of car is also a factor in this. A sports car, for me needs to be just that a sports car, not a powerful saloon that used for ferrying around the kids, or a soft coupe with 4 seats just in case or something that’s had power thrown at it due to all the weight of the driving luxuries. But a car with one purpose, to handle well and navigate through our country lanes at the limit (but not over). Perfect examples of these cars are, the Lotus 7, 2 seats, virtually no boot, no roof and low to the ground. The Morgan 3, okay only 3 wheels but you can’t say it’s been built to ferry around the kids. These cars are built with one purpose the drive.