- Nov 27, 2005
- Detriot Metro Area
- 2 Rust buckets and a confused 1999 American.
^ :lol: Yep, that was the effect I was going for.
"Passion" is a pointless and subjective argument anyway. Like some sports cars aren't built with passion at all? There's inherent passion in everything, whether it's the passion to build the most technologically advanced, hardest-gripping, most precise car like the GT-R; the passion to expand on multiple legendary racing victories like the Audi; or the passion to stick with a tried-and-true formula and wring the most amount of excitement and speed out of it like Porsche, Dodge, or the Corvette. Criticizing a car for not having enough "passion" means you haven't met the engineers who have toiled over the car day and night just in time for a deadline, working fervently to craft the best machine they can that they're proud to have worked on before the draconian marketers, lawyers, and beancounters get to it. Hand-pounding your car out with a mallet and hoping the duct tape won't fall apart might mean you have "passion", in which case we'd all be waxing lyrical about the Bristol Fighter, but these two companies have immense resources at their disposal. Naturally they're going to go and build the world's greatest cars, and if they do it via thoroughly modern supercomputers then so be it.
Arguing about "passion" makes you sound like a bunch of hopeless romantics.
The only cars built without passions are cheap Asian cars, and even their engineers set out to build the world's greatest cars. Yes, even the Chinese! It's not their fault if they don't have the knowledge or the financial resources to do so, because who the fuck wants to set out building the 2nd best?
I'd like to argue your point, but i see some sense in it. With that said i do think some lowly cars have much better attitudes then even the best super-cars we have today, old cheap Italians come to mind (Fiat 850 !!.) I'd love to say something like such car is more passionate, because its made for all the reasons that i personally want a car to be made for (primarily entertainment value,) but i suppose its about time we all stood up and put our foots down on this "Soul and Passion" nonesense, theirs better words out there.