Monday, 18 October 2010

Grunt vs. poise

This is a subject that's been much on my mind of late, having sold an MX-5 to buy a 328i Sport. There's a yawning chasm between the nimble agility and scalpel-like precision of the former and the sledgehammer brutality of the latter.

This Top Gear clip perfectly illustrates the point, pitting a Lotus Exige against a Ford Mustang on track. A buzzing little Norfolk mosquito with a 1.8-litre four-pot versus a hulking great Detroit muscle car with a 4.6-litre V8. What do you think will happen...?

It's the BTCC Ford Falcon/Mini scenario all over again...

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