Boys Toys #2322

Sports cars, even top of the range sports cars, never looked anything other than cars built for the road. They were always firmly within the realms of reality, not fantasy. You would never see Spiderman, for example, driving a Lotus Elise. Even Batman would feel a bit daft bundling his cape into a Gumpert. They just never fulfilled that childhood dream that the future would be filled with things that looked, well, looked as if they were from the future.

Until Now.
This is the Lamborghini Reventon Roadster. Photographing it in Greece is illegal. The Chinese tried to hack into its nine million gigabyte engine management system but only succeeded in downloading its entire collection of Carpenters Albums. Footballers aren't clever enough to unlock the doors and some say it can fake an orgasm. All I know is...I won't be able to buy one anytime soon, since I have just forked out a ton for a new battery.

And did you notice, children? The little dancing people seem to be enjoying the music too!


Jim Baxter said...

The Daimler 4.5 litre V8 (aluminium block) Majestic Major limousine (until replaced in 1968 by the DS 420 limousine, 4.2 litre 6 cylinder inline, with a fascia identical to that of the Jaguar Mk 10) was considered in its day by small boys who wanted to be more steam engine drivers to be the very vision of TV Century 21, clearly anticipating the Spectrum Pursuit Vehicle in all but the realisation that windows would not be necessary in Century 21, in much the same way as the Scott Monument was the basis of the design for Thunderbird 3. Thus, in atavistic archetypes can be found the very model of a modern Majestic Major.

denverthen said...


Most Clarkson.