> Thats all it is.
Tradition! And disdain.
The 240Z owners didn't have the emotional & physical stamina to bond with a
GT6, so they got a creampuff that looked like one.
Am I the only person whose stomach turned when the 240Z or 280Z's started
coming from the factory in BRG?
A sports car isn't easily defined, but it is easily placed on a scale:
Persons who want sports cars are persons who are more sensation-seeking
A pseudo-sports car is desired by a pseudo-sensation-seeking individual:
It's a car which needs to be perceived as a sports car (but isn't), driven
by a person who needs to be perceived as a sensation-seeking individual
So the cars which present more sensations to the driver rank higher on the
sports car scale.
MGTF @ 50 mph on interstate has a higher sports car rating than 240Z @ 90
mph on interstate.
That's why no one has a problem with a car like a VW bug convertible, or
the new Honda del Sol - they're honest little cabriolets. Charming cars!
But if its appearance has been designed to scream "This is a DRIVER'S car!"
and it isn't, it deserves to be a laughingstock.
Ahem...wasn't the appearance of the Miata based on a Lotus, & didn't they
spend a lot of time "tuning" the exhaust to sound like an LBC? Is anyone
who drives this car likely to slalom through the orange cones in a highway
construction zone? Are we supposed to think they might?