So, what is a drivers car? To me. A drivers car is a car that sacrifices very very little in the pursuit of speed. It’s a vehicle that has a very few creature comforts. The most they have usually is AC, Touchscreen, some sound insulation and a nice interior (the interior bit is optional).
To me a drivers car should be focused. It shouldn’t try to be everything. It should be the best that it can be at being a very pure experience. It should compromise very little. It should be focused on going fast, not trying to make everyone happy.
So to me. The Corvette is not a drivers car. It’s not that it isn’t fast, it isn’t that it isn’t pure. It’s because it tries to be so many things it shouldn’t be. It tries to be comfortable, it tries to be quiet, it tries to be economical.
The Corvette is not an economy car, if you want that get a Prius C. The Corvette tries to be quiet yet it has a very loud V8 under the hood/bonnet. The Corvette isn’t a drivers car because it compromises Economy, quietness, and comfort for speed.
I’m not saying you can’t have a comfortable car that’s fast. But the C7 is heavier then the C6!. It’s heavier then the Viper for juice sakes.
And the Viper has a 8.4 Liter V10 for crying out loud. Yeah the Vette is more comfortable (for some people) and it is quieter, and it more economical. But the Viper isn’t trying to be those things. It just is. It gets 21 MPG, that may not seem impressive but think about the engine it has.
Yeah, that’s one cow of a achievement.
The Viper is trying to be the purest, fastest track car you can get. It’s not trying to be civilized. It just wants to be fast. The Viper is a very focused car. The Corvette by comparison isn’t. It’s trying to make everyone happy. Which isn’t a bad thing at all.
But my definition of a drivers car is this “A car that is purely focused on speed, no major compromises. It should be focused, it doesn’t try to make everyone happy. It should be involving to the few who dare to take the long way round”/
It’s the same with the GT-R. (R35), that sure as cow isn’t a drivers car. It’s to easy, it’s like cheating on your math test. Yeah you’ll get an A. But what actual work did you do to get that A? Nothing, because you didn’t put any actual work into your math test to get it right.
And that’s how I feel with thee R35. It’s to easy, it’s like modern aircraft, if all the computers fail on modern aircraft the plane would simply fall out of the sky. It’s the same with the R35. I bet you if half the computers failed the car wouldn’t want to start. The R35 in my eyes is a technical achievement, it’s not a car. It’s a droid.
Oh, and for people who say “well you still have to drive it otherwise you’d crash” or some mess like that. People like me say that in the metaphorical sense. We don’t mean it literally. (Duh).
Anyway, lets get onto the list of cars I think are true drivers cars. Also let the hate comments towards me begin. (Because I don’t expect anything more).
1= First place
1.2= Second place
1.5= Third place
And now for the FWD Cars.
And now for the AWD Cars.
Is there any car I missed? Tell me in the comments and I’ll put them in. And what’s your definition of a drivers car?