, 2022-12-22 13:30:00,
The best of British applies to dozens of awesome cars: sports cars, luxury rides, and iconic off-roaders. Greats if you can buy them, but not so great if you’re a US gearhead, in which case these are off-limits.It seems crazy for carmakers to go to extreme lengths and spend millions of dollars on testing and development only to exclude US buyers. In truth, there are other reasons at play. A lack of required safety features is a surefire way to get banned from sale. Any number of TVRs fall fowl of the NHTSA, along with a handful of hypercars. The mighty McLaren F1 as fast as it was, also got itself banned.However, bans are one thing. But excluding the US market through choice is as unthinkable as marketing ideas come. After all, cars and gearheads are the backbone of American society, a bond any carmaker would be wise to heed.
10/10 McLaren Speedtail
A car like no other? While that might be an accurate statement in engineering it’s not entirely true. Like the 1992 McLaren F1 hypercar, the Speedtail is not set for importation to the states.
Which is a pity. The Speedtail has a three-seat cockpit letting gearheads plus two buddies blast along at 250 mph. This time McLaren merged its 4-liter turbo engine with a hybrid system cranking out 1040 hp.
9/10 Caparo T1
All too briefly, the Caparo T1 gave gearheads a taste of Formula 1 thrills for the road. But just as fast as the…
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