I've seen that in Auto Express Avid reader.
The thing about this car, i didn't read the report thing, is that its based on an ancient Mercades Chasis, as the Crossfire is based on the old SLK chasis. So basically it is an old car with a new skin and it looks like a Rolls Royce a bit.
Quite like the Mustang, hopefully it'll come to the UK. Seems though we get the best deals when it comes to cars over here, i understand that you miss out on the high spec race/rally models of normal cars.
http://www.autoweek.com/article.cms?articleId=100197 - Take the Mitsubishi Evo 8 FQ-330, £32,000 one of my fave motors, as is its top rival the Subaru Impretza. My next door neibours daughters boyfriend has one, fookin hell these cars are common sights on our roads, well especially the Impretza.
Do you even get the Honda Civic Type-R? I see more of these than standard civics - http://www.autoweek.com/article.cms?articleId=5104
Did you get the Ford Focus RS, 2litre turbo Focus with 'Essexboy' interior?
I think it is like the UK's big thing, 'Hot Hatches' especially are a penny a dozen. I'm looking at getting a Peugeot 306 GTi-6, which will do 0-60mph in 7.5 seconds, which is modestly quick, and considering im 19 its pretty impressive. My mate has an MG ZR 160+ which is stupidly fast, he got that when he just turned 18, 205 GTis, 106's, Saxos, Clio 172/182s.
Also an interesting fact is that the UK buys more 'convertables' than any other country in Europe. We are also the 2nd biggest buyer of Audis in the world to Germany, their home country.
People here tend to go for performance over other things, there are 30 Million cars in the UK, it costs 80p ($1.30) per LITRE, we pay up to £160/year road tax ($250), insurance can be steep but still these cars are braught. I tend to think its because of our unique road system. Its crap. Our motorways are some of the fastest and safest in the world but our A roads and B roads can be very perilless, but that also makes them fun. These roads don't tend to be policed very much so there very much there for blasting down, i get the bus to work since its cheaper than commuting but i wanna get a quick, fun car to enjoy in my free time, as i guess most other people do so it makes sense to have a car thats fun.
I've been to America and i do notice your roads are like long, strait and to be honest boring. Do you even have roundabouts? I guess having a performance car in the states isn't really as bigga deal as the roads aren't really made for exploiting their performance but any Yank thats been to the UK knows that our road system is pretty mental. But its good fun. Even though our government is trying to fuck over the motorist we still make the most of what we got and to be honest asside from being ripped off we got a good deal.
Oh, my dream machine would be a Maclaren F1. - http://www.mclarencars.com/ - Picture 4. Its still the ultimate supercar. http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~anchsa/mclaren.htm - Click on pics at bottom.