Saturday, October 16, 2021

Automotif CCLIX...

Two hundred miles per hour was a number that was frequently attributed by car fans in my adolescence to the Lamborghini Countach. It felt like a betrayal to see actual road tests by Road & Track or Car and Driver that showed top speeds more like a buck-sixty and change, less with that giant cool-looking-but-drag-inducing rear wing. (An early-Eighties road test said that the wing was a $5500 option; about two hundred bucks more than the base price of an entire Chevette Scooter at the time.)

These days those claims for a Lambo seem a lot less outlandish. A Huracán LP610-4 Spyder like this one will allegedly hit the double ton, although finding someplace to do it would be tricky.

Even if I won the lotto tomorrow, I'm nowhere near extroverted enough to drive something like this.