Tuesday, May 02, 2006

What the ... Ford?

Lots to talk about in this month's Car and Driver. But, the most curious might be the road test of the Ford Futura Sprint. Lots of clues that the car and test are fakes.My favorite was the steering wheel without an airbag.

Big question is why?

Very interesting thread at focaljet.com. The posters seem to capture the little moments of absurdity, like this from the technical specs:
Chassis/Body:
Type: unit construction with 4 rubber-isolated dwarf-like subframes made by Home Depot
Body Material: welded steel stampings and fiberglass reinforced papier-mache

It's probably the driest piece of humor that Car and Driver has ever published. Still, why?