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performance wise it never was the ideal solution if they would have designed it as a mid engine 2 seater , it would have been an even better sports car, i think that's obvious.. but the rear engine, gave it something current cars do not have > good looks, and what could be called a "je ne sais quoi"

if all cars were purely designed for practicallity and performance...
there would be no diversity, which is what is starting to show when looking at the current breed of cars.
they all look alike , the lights and rear ends of cars, they all follow the same trends, the curves are all the same ...which is normal cause they all try to achieve the same, modular production , interchangeable parts , fuel effecient aerodynamics , and so on...

with the next generations, the engine will be replaced witha fuel cell , there will be 4 wheel drive , with electro motors .. this will make cars even more bland since the design will be even more simplified.
there is no room for different configurations , only the efficient chassis/drive train will work and this means they will all come up with the same thing and wack a body work on it that will differentiate them from the other manufacturer.
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Old 01-03-2004, 05:53 AM
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