Tricolore, I hope you don't mind me asking a question on here, as they're relevant to the topic.
I've had a conversation with an older, local car-collecting gentleman on the suitability of an F40 for a (barely) under-thirty. Logistics aside, the conversation was quite philosophical. He suggested the following. Would love to hear your thoughts on them:
His main consideration was my relatively younger age in terms of 'mood'. I was two when the car was released. He said that cars outside of one's driving era will have a strong emotional appeal, but not as it would to people who were driving at the time of release. He said it'll speak to us both, but to him, it's a reminder of an era, days spent, and memories of being. He would have more congruence with it that I would.
He suggested that the the ability and dynamics of current cars would be a more immediate route to automotive enjoyment than acquiring an appreciation of cars from an earlier era. He continued to say that the F40's twin turbos provide straight-line thrills like no other, and over time I'd learn to master keeping the back tires planted during boost, but the dynamics agility of modern sports cars I would find more complete, engaging, and teaching. Concluded by saying that it's a great car, but shouldn't be the priority for someone outside the era at my age in respect to the comparable current choice(s) and potential track-time. The same would apply to any earlier era car, and not just the F40.
Last edited by Ramy; 09-21-2012 at 01:49 AM.