For­ward think­ing

Evo - - INBOX -

The lat­est 911 GT3 looks won­der­ful and one can ex­pect it to be the best yet, as An­dreas Pre­uninger says ( evo 234). But how many times have we seen this said on your pages over the years, and is not each gen­er­a­tion of 911 re­ally pretty much the same as the oth­ers? It looks like what it is: an evo­lu­tion of the 1960s car, how­ever far it has pro­gressed (and re­gressed, at least as far as driver in­volve­ment goes).

Con­trast this with the Mclaren 720S, which is so cut­ting- edge new and dis­tinc­tive in ap­pear­ance and en­gi­neer­ing. It is the first mod­ern car to ex­cite me and make me want to open my wal­let in a very long time and that is down to the bold­ness of its de­sign, the use (but not mis­use) of tech­nol­ogy and its ap­par­ent in­tegrity (form and func­tion etc).

If the over-fa­mil­iar and tired de­sign of the 911 is the EU, then per­haps we can hope that the 720S fore­tells a bright fu­ture for Brexit Bri­tain, at least as far as cars are con­cerned! An­drew Beverley

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