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Old 04-23-2009, 04:33 PM   #12 (permalink)
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uhm... I just kinda skimmed most of the thread so i could respond to your first post. I think this car was designed for people who do real racing, not drag racing. It was also designed to go to the grocery store. I seem to recall that it is the current record holder for production car circling nurbergring.

They weren't trying to make a drag car. They were not trying to make a horsepower dyno queen. It is not a muscle car. They were trying to make a people's supercar and they did it. They also weren't trying to blow eardrums.

You claim "by any metric" that it is a massive fail, but the metric of "fastest production car around the nurbergring" (a pretty f'ing impressive metric) it has won. And it won without being a cramped little sports car.
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