Agree on the 959. HAve you seen one up close......for 23 years ago, just incredible in every sense! And I was lucky enough to drive one too, about 7 years ago, when I dealt with some bankrupt guy who had three of them!!Quote:
Originally Posted by VeeDub Geezer
I thought they were limited numbers etc, so how did he get three.......? Well he won Lemans for Porsche a few times so I suspect that had something to do with it!
Veyron is IMO not a HUGE leap forward, but it is a different beast to all the modern supercars, a different direction. Modern supercars have sort of lost their way a bit, being developed more as marketting tools maybe, whilst getting heavier and heavier and actually not being that sparkling performance. F40 still wickedly fast (drove one of them quite recently too), XJ220 has barking straightline performance, fair bit quicker than a Zonda I beleive! BUt times change and modern supercars are expected to be all things to all men IMO! The Veyron is the ultimate expression of that, beautiful build quality, technologically advances, probably very safe and maybe even fairly gree knowing VAG! But compared to the 80's and 90's supercars, the days when no one wore seatbelts as it was best to be "thrown clear" in a crash, when performance and noise was more important that fit, finish and NVH, along came Porsche and just built this amazing peice of automotive art, that was not only very good, but proabbaly pioneered the "modern supercar", with toys and computers that did weird things, (think you could alter tyre pressures whilst driving the 959 IIRC).
Maybe reminiscing, but I can honestly say that if money were no object at all, the first supercar I'd buy would be one from the 80's or 90's!!