If you ever find yourself in a parlour game of some kind where you have to guess what my favourite car is then you’d better say the McLaren F1. I might try to trick you and claim it’s the Vauxhall Chevette, but I’d be thinking longingly about the F1.
There was a time when I used the hope of owning one as motivation to work hard. However, it clearly didn’t work, or at least it hasn’t yet, and it would seem that by the time I have saved enough pennies for one of these speed wagons three things will have come to pass:
So I have moved on from all that V12 carbon fibre monocoque nonsense, supercars are passe, after all.
The man in charge of the F1 project, the inestimable Gordon Murray, seems to be thinking that supercars are out of fashion too. He and his team have turned their genius (they’ve just earned those wings in my view, read on) with a whole new automotive project that doesn’t involve speed. Instead, they’ve designed a way of making cars that requires factories that are only 20% the size of the ones we have today.
If they don’t all get Knighthoods then I’ll never sing God Save The Queen again.