Why no innovation anymore?
Chevy Volt 2nd-gen drivetrain and battery pack, forward is to the left. Just imagine it with the engine turned 180-degrees, and the front of the car pointing to the right.
Ford got some of that, as Subaru’s WRX/STI sales were down more than 8 percent from 2017 to 2018, while Ford sold a run of Focus RS.
What is so drastically different from what I describe to a tuned up Chevy Volt or Prius Prime PHEV, with the drivetrain moved behind the seats, just as Fiero did with the Citation drivetrain, and MR2 did with the Corolla/Celica drivetrain, and Lotus Evora does with a supercharged version of the Camry/Avalon V6 in a…
The WRX may have a median age much lower, but without the context of US market sales volume comparison, it means little.
I don’t think it is mutually exclusive.
Except that LC500H is not mid-engined…
Doesn’t need to be.
Probably much more feasible to build it on the suspension systems of the transverse-engined Cherokee TrailHawk variant, rather than the completely different longitudinal architecture of the Grand Cherokee and Durango.
I not-so-patiently wait until VW XL1 and BMW i8 inform a production sports car that has the right blend of real world applicable performance when called for, and efficiency otherwise, with a runabout electric mode, and an on-board fueled engine to generate electricity and direct drive/regenerative charging system.
Don’t get me wrong, I would pick a 2 coupe over a 4 coupe. If I wanted a bigger car, I would go with a used 6-series or something, if I had to buy a BMW.
Cube is an oxymoron self-defeating object. Juke is even uglier, and just one letter off the practical joke that Nissan Design played on it’s customer base.
Nori Green on the LC500 Inspiration Series. I’d choose that over yellow every day of the week, and twice on Sunday, but that is just me. I like interesting, but not quite as flashy.
I want to like the 2-series. It is certainly better looking than 1-series was, and is probably closer to the spirit of the E36 and E46 3-series coupes.
Engine center of mass behind the front axle line is not the same as no weight or traction pressure on the front end. We’re talking inches here, not putting the engine in the back.
Actually, I think it is more interesting than the art-deco Chiron., and fixes some of the cottage-industry-quirkiness of the original EB110.
Seems like cab-aftward would be a prime opportunity to put the engine behind the transaxle, and the axle shafts and thus the wheels as far forward as possible, minimizing the front overhang, and centralizing mass within the wheelbase.
That is a very sophisticated looking body kit for a Mustang Convertible.
Nissan Juke and Cube.
I misread... I thought you said that Ferrari beat them by introducing their car earlier than the projected new Macca. I was just mentioning that cars like this have been around a long time even before the Ferrari.