Audi pushed hard for market credibility against Mercedes and BMW during the 1990s. The aluminum-framed A8 was a major step forward in that effort. Product planners in Ingolstadt wanted to find a way to build on their success.
The Surf Punks famously derided wave riding interlopers in their song Locals Only. The seller of today's Fort Collins, CO-located Nice Price or Crack Pipe M Coupe exhibits a similar territorial limitation.
Hyundai's bribing us into liking them again by announcing the extra-track-ready 2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 3.8 R-Spec. Now-optional is the grunty 306HP 3.8-liter V6 and much better Tremec 6-speed positioned above the standard four cylinder 210HP R-Spec. Yes please.
The Playstation generation hearts them some GT-R, but they don't have jobs so they can't afford one. Solution: The 2011 Scion tC apes some of the fast Nissan's styling cues, but the rest is crappy Toyota parts.