ATWEDITOR@aol.com SEZ -
> The GT version Mustang had tighter
> steering and suspension, but the point is that aside from the Corvette, the
> Mustang and Camaro were the two sportiest cars available from this side of
> the Atlantic, and they had some ways to go to match the handling of a mid-60s
Well, the Mustang was built on the Ford Falcon chassis, and what
was a Camaro? A Chevy Nova? Chevelle? Anyway, that's not exactly
what you'd call a sporting haritage. I don't think the US has produced
a real sports car since maybe the early Corvettes or Thunderbirds
in the 50s, and even those were "American style" sports cars.
I've always considered a sports car to be a roadster (anything
with a hard top is a GT car) with a good balance of of performance.
Handling, power, etc., are complimentary and well proportioned.
It's also a fairly basic car. I have a hard time thinking of
something with automatic transmission, electric windows, air
conditioning, automatic top, heated mirrors, 8-speaker stereo,
etc., as a sports car, even if it is a roadster (ie, the Corvette).
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