I'm a Nissan 350Z!
You're not the fastest or the most agile, but you have style and power. You believe in looking good and moving quickly -- without breaking the bank.
"Take the Which Sports Car Are You? quiz.
Get Your Sexy Name
Get Your Cyborg Name
No? Okay, it's the car. I'm not a Nissan, thank you very much. I'm one of these.
This is Straker's car from the Gerry Anderson series UFO. Two were made. They were sleek and gorgeous looking, with automatic gull-wing doors that whirred excitingly when you got in or out (how else would you know it was a special effect?) and they made a jet turbine whine rather than the usual car noise.
Well, that was the dream. In real life, they were aluminium shells bolted to a Ford Zephyr chassis. The actors hated them because they were underpowered, they steered like pigs, and engine fumes leaked back into the passenger compartment. As for those lovely gull-wing doors, you never saw an entire door open or close because they were operated manually by a stagehand standing just off camera. It was almost impossible to let yourself out of the car without assistance.
But on screen, and in my head, they rock.
Thursday, April 12, 2007
One of these is wrong
Can you spot which?