Save the Earth. Recycle, reduce, reuse. Eat less meat, or better still, turn vegan. And after you harvest the natural produce from a traditional farm, remember to hug a tree or two.
Apologies to all you eco-warriors out there, but I would much rather hug a sports car. Then I’ll lovingly fill it up with sweet refined petroleum, fire up the excessive powerplant, and power away on a stirring drive to nowhere. As the engine sings and the car handles like the proverbial dream, exhaust emissions and fuel economy are the last things on my one-track mind.
Speaking of track, I once drove a detuned Formula One racecar (click here for my F1 drive experience), and according to the Renault F1 engineers’ telemetry, I averaged one kilometre per litre round the circuit. Terrible mileage that might leave some environmentalists Shell-shocked, but what a wonderful way to burn racing gasoline. This was far worse than the four glorious kilometres per litre I “achieved” in the supercharged V8 Range Rover Sport some years ago (click and read about it here).
Ah, monstrous SUVs (like the 4×4 motoring monsters pictured below), the automotive scourge of the earth! Poor Mother Nature chokes on their fumes and fumes over their profligate use of precious resources.
Indeed, manufacturing a big SUV consumes an inordinate amount of raw and processed materials, which could be put to better use making something less wasteful and more meaningful. Like a small sports car.