Last Exile wrote:That Honda Civic is a disgrace. Who the hell makes a car that is inferior in speed, design, extras and handling?! The point of a new model is to improve on it! Not to go backwards...Chuck Norris, even The Stig thought it sucked. That supid car ended up in the bottom 10-15 for the time trial.
A lot of cars are turning out like that today. One reason is strict safety equipment requirements, which adds weight and restricts the cars styling (MX5's pop-up lights are banned, for example)
An early 90's 300ZX TT is faster in a straight line than a top-of-the-line 350Z. The new 'GT-R', despite being 15 years its junior, and having an extra 1.0 liters to play with, is only moderately quicker on a track then an R32 GT-R
But with that being said, Shana-chan makes the same number of horsepowers and torques as a brand new Astra hatch.