I love alternate universe cars and the NSU TT is like an alternate universe BMW 2002. Somewhere there’s a universe where the most storied homologation racing saloon from the 80s is an upright Audi with the engine in the boot trunk.
Though I think my favourite thing about that particular alternate universe is the fact that there, the Japanese equivalent of the TT, the Hino Contessa, was the dominant track weapon and the Datsun 1600/510 is a footnote. And then Mazda perfected the small capacity V8 that they stole from Daimler and put it in the RX series.
Hey, it’s my fantasy alternate universe. Go invent your own.
I must keep telling myself this. Davey G picked up a 914 a few months back and I’ve been hearing tell of how awesome it is just about ever since.
I will never own a Porsche 914.
I’ve no patience, and in truth, barely enough skill, for replacing fuel pumps, re-installing jacking points and chasing down sneak currents. And I live in a country where the number of worthy, and indeed unworthy, 914s can probably be counted on, if not one, then both hands.
I must resist the stern modernist lines. I must resist the gloriously optimistic 1970s German palette. The minimalism so severe as to make an MX-5 seem Baroque.