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In former times, 20, 30 years ago, there have been 3 and a half sportcars on the roads. A Ferrari, a Porsche, a Lamborghini and a Corvette.
A Range Rover was build for hunters, a slow 4 wheels drive car with a big trunk for dead deers and pheasants. A Mercedes S class for old directors, driving bad and not too fast. A Volkswagen for the standard people, a Golf (rabbit) for single and couples and and a Passat for the typical family father.
Today each car is mutating to a sportcar. You find a Mini Cooper Works with 211PS a Golf with 250, a Passat with 300PS, a Cayenne, a follower of the Range Rover with 510, a Mercedes E class estate with 514. Everybody wants to be a racer. But we forget the sense of the cars. Why should a Cayenne run more than 170km per hour (it is able to go more than 270!)? A Mercedes estate 300? A little Golf 260? But why? 90% of the year we are driving slow on bad roads. There is no fun to drive a deep hard Passat with 300PS.
On the German Autobahn a Golf is following a Porsche easliy meanwhile.
Where are the soft, calm and peaceful cars? And we? Who is a real good driver, who is owner of a race license?
The development is scaring me.