Discussion of the Week - What is your dream car?
And what makes you love it so much?
Everybody has a dream car. Even if you don’t know what it is... subconciously, we all have the one car that we hope and yearn to be able to own or at least drive one day. They’ll the primary reason a person chooses to love cars - they’re interested in that lovely Ferrari they saw on the drive home from visiting a relative’s house, decided to Google search it, and before you know it you’ve been looking at Wikipedia pages for three hours and now you’re addicted. At least that’s how I did it. And look at me now... still looking at Wikipedia pages for three hours a day, and still addicted to cars. So, because they’re so important to us (and because I’m slowly running out of ideas but we don’t talk about that), my question to you, member of the DriveTribe population, is: what is you dream car?
It’s brilliantly creative, isn’t it? Specifically, I’d like to know all about your dream car - any car, from any era - and why you love it so much. The looks, the driving feel, the power, even just the idea of owning one - it can be anything. And nobody will judge you (Please, let’s try and keep the comments simply to agreeing or agreeing to disagree. We don’t need to be shouting at eachother over differing favourite cars. That’s just not necessary).
As for me...
If you’re familiar with the car in the hero image, you’ll already know exactly what I’m about to say. If you’re not familiar with it, that is one of the later Lotus Espirits, which came exclusively with a 3.5L, twin-turbo V8 mounted in the middle. The car can 0-60 in about 4 and a half seconds, and reach a top speed of around 180mph. Need I say more?
I think what makes me love the V8 Espirit so much is that it was exactly what it said on the tin - an Espirit with a V8. It was still the same car that saved Lotus from bankruptcy all those years ago - it had same body as the third-gen Turbo, and it still used the same chassis and the same suspension. It still had all the weird parts borrowed from other cheap econo-boxes, and the same body made from the same plastic as a toilet seat. It was quite simply a light, bright, honest Espirit with a huge V8 in it. No messing around with huge-scale redesigns and spending many months and millions to simply build an engine. You get a V8 with a Lotus Espirit attached to it. That’s all there really is to say. That is all.