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In message <199808201926.PAA23949@urq.East.Sun.COM> Robert Houk - WorkGroup Server Firmware writes:
> My Lotus Europa *IS* a "Sports Car", thinly-disguised race car that
> it really is at heart. The Mazda Miata is a "Sports Car", if a tad
> hefty (and underpowered, stock).
Gordon Bennet!! There's one still rolling?
I spent a couple of days wrenching on a Europa around a quarter of a
century ago. Fun beast. We were developing something with a similar
profile - a Cox GTM. This thing used two Mini front subframes - one
in the front, and one in the back. Shades of the ur-quattro - same
suspension front and rear. The Mini engine (in a Mini) was actually
in front of the wheels - so putting the engine in the rear subframe
created a mid-engined sports car. Fashionable at the time.
I liked the Europa. Ford Anglia front bumpers around the rear, and
MGB bootlocks as door handles ...
> I have difficulty calling anything over a ton (or tonne) a "Sports
> Car". Of course "underpowered" is also almost de rigeur for a "Sports
> Car", and Audi does excell at that aspect.
If the MGB is to be included in your list, then 'underpowered' has
to be part of the definition.
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