James May slams obsession with meaningless performance figures
Feb 24 2011
In a recent Daily Telegraph article, James May brings up an interesting topic that is often discussed by members on this site; power vs. performance.
May writes: “Power is a wonderful thing, but there is a point beyond which it becomes not only facile but is in danger, as WO Bentley might have said, of corrupting performance. I still believe that the pleasure of driving comes not from the absolutes of performance, but from the nature of its delivery. I would argue that Mazda’s MX-5, although not especially fast in outright terms, is a high-performance car because it heightens the sensations relayed during driving.”
We definitely think May is on to something here and recommend checking out the full article.