Style Over Substance- 8 Cars That Lack Performance
Some cars are known for horsepower, others are known for the agility, and some cars are even known for their ability to overcome obstacles. But regardless of what the vehicle’s primary function or attribute is, it doesn’t matter as long as it looks “cool” right? The majority of us gearheads will disagree, but there is no denying there is a market for cars that look a lot cooler than they perform. It’s the classic style over substance argument. It isn’t to say that these cars are inferior by any means, it’s just that when looking at price, specs, and driving power, these vehicles are a bit lacking. Today we are looking back at some of the most interesting “slow cars” – cars that don’t pack a lot of power but drive exceptionally well.
The Czech car company arguable made one off the coolest cars ever made. What it lack in performance it more than makes up for in its unique “hydropneumatic” suspension system, disc brakes and incredibly sleek design. This car was about giving drivers an experience like a smooth jazz with a soft ride an aerodynamic body.
Volkswagen Karmann Ghia
The oddly named car is a heavier variant of the Volkswagen Beetle. Publications call the Karmann Ghia “the slowest sports car in the world.” What it lacks in speed, it makes up for in being infinitely more gorgeous than the Beetle. Which one would you rather have in your garage?
Land Rover Series
Lincoln Continental (1961-1963)
Honda Civic CVCC
While these cars may be a little on the slow side, they are nonetheless novelties worth checking out. Every driver will have their own personal preferences and priorities, so if you’re looking for a car that looks great but not too worried about how much power is under the hood, you can’t go wrong with any of the vehicles on this list. Which is your favorite “slow” car? Let us know in the comments section below and let us know if there is any that we left out!
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