Huh? Haven't checked in here in weeks. And people rave about the LFA?
The must be the most pitiful car of the last 10 years. It is just boring as f***. As you said, it does nothing exceptionally, not the fastest, not the best handling, no innovation whatsoever, not the prettiest, not nada. But pricey.
First Japanese super car built from scratch without experience and loosing money on every one of them? Sorry, Toyota has done exactly that already in 1967.
The Scirocco on the other hand is an enthusiastic yes. Of, course, the original one. To my eye, one of the best Giugiaro designs. Didn't they shoe horn the Golf GTI engine into it in Europe? That would be the one to get.
By the way, there was no involvement of Porsche in the Corrado development, so it is not a re-badged Porsche at all. I doubt that there is a single Porsche derived part on it. It was an all in-house VW development and there was never a plan to replace the 944 with it (That became the Porsche developed 968). By that time, both companies pretty much went separate ways. I know wikipedia states that but I believe it is wrong. They might be confusing the fact that VW commissioned Porsche to develop a sports car in 1974, which was the beginning of the Porsche 924. When VW canceled the plans due to the oil crisis (And decided to move ahead with the Golf/ Scirocco which did not have any Porsche involvement at all), Porsche decided to introduce the developed car under the Porsche brand with an Audi derived engine - which has always been the achilles heel of the 924 as it was too anemic for the car (And enthusiasts argued at the wrong side of the car and, what blasphemy, water cooled).
Edited by mbaum - 7/28/14 at 9:37pm