7 Things We’re Sad To See The Car Industry Killing Off

7 Things We’re Sad To See The Car Industry Killing Off


seven things we’re sad to see the car industry killing off as technology advances and taste change some of the things we love most about cars are dying out here are some of the things we’d like to see make a comeback hydraulic steering the trend towards making cars easier to drive purrs meander over assisted steering has become the norm setups devoid of feeling are commonplace and not just among commuter runabouts but at least most cars still have a physical connection to the road steer-by-wire by contrast is becoming more and more commonplace and the result is that you have no true idea of what the wheels are doing this is fine for some but for people like you and I who enjoy pushing the limits it takes a lot of the joy out of driving car five cylinder engines as we’ve already discussed five cylinder engines are really useful because they generally mean you can fit larger displacement motors into engine Bay’s that were designed for four pots they’re smooth power delivery also means that they’ve won many fans over the years Volvo leaders of everything quirky in the automotive world ran five cylinder engines for years and Audi had great success with the odd cylinder engines in Motorsports but with the trend towards downsizing the need for a 5 cylinder engine has decreased to the point where manufacturers would rather place a small turbocharged and cheaper to make four-cylinder engine in their cars in fact most Volvo and VW have ditched their files altogether the audi rs3 and TT RS are one of the last cars to resist downsizing which is a great thing because they’re 2.5 litre 5s make 400 horsepower and sounds awesome big engines on the subject of downsizing let’s take a minute to mourn the delights of a big displacement engine I don’t really believe in a statement there’s no replacement for displacement but even I can appreciate the satisfaction of knowing that bucket loads of fuel and air are being dumped into the engine when I plant my foot a big engine just gives you a constant reassuring feeling that you have endless surge of power beneath you and sometimes that’s all you really need it natural aspiration initially turbochargers were the preserve of performance vehicles but these days they’re helping manufacturers hit stringent emissions targets the great thing from a marketing point of view is that smaller more efficient engines can be placed in cars without sacrificing headline power figures the downside for enthusiasts is under purity and instant throttle response that comes from a naturally aspirated engine is sacrificed modern turbo setups are extremely clever and do away with a lot of the lag that used to be inherent in turbocharged cars but they always lack the n am E in C turbo lag okay so this might sound contradictory but hear me out for the most part it’s great that manufacturers have work to remove anything that can be construed as dangerous but sometimes danger is exciting danger is fun cars like the legendary Lotus kolten deliver huge dollops of torque of what feels like an eternity after you press the throttle and once you’ve come to terms with its behavior it’s an absolute riot putting your foot down in a straight line never really knowing when the back will kick out keeps you alert and roundabouts are thrilling at any speed big wings for the most part technological advancements are a good thing but sometimes when you look at so-called advancements through the eyes of your nine-year-old self it can feel like you’ve been shortchanged the dark herbs of aerodynamics is becoming a lot less dark and now many performance cars come with beautiful flowing lines that channel air across their surfaces to push the car into the ground the Aston Martin DBS for example has an AeroBlade rear spoiler which channels air from the sea pillars to reduce lift without the need for an unsightly wing this thing is unsightly wings are wicked the escort cosworth swale tail is iconic but that sort of thing has quickly been consigned to the history books affordable performance you’ve always had to pay a premium to go fast but the days of the working-class hero cars is at an end in 2017 you’re only really affordable options on the new car market other Toyota gt86 Mazda mx-5 and the Fiesta ST if you don’t mind front-wheel drive these cars are fairly inexpensive to buy and run but in an economy in which the average byah doesn’t have a lot of disposable income fun cars feel like an unnecessary excess it’s a shame because the three cars I mentioned offers some of the best driving experiences money can buy what are the things that the car industry is killing off makes you sad let us know and be sure to give the video a killer thumbs up I should have dreamed about this a long time ago I should have made driving a Ferrari realization probably about 15 years ago as soon as I lost my test


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