Now that I live out in the country and own a car again, I’ve remembered something: Driving is fun. But there are practical considerations that prevent us from getting close to what we might think of as a pure driving experience. We need to carry passengers; we need to haul groceries; we need vehicles large enough to protect our families from other vehicles in the event of a crash.
But what if we could do away with all of those things, and have a machine for the sole, selfish purpose of driving off into the distance, alone? What would it look like?
I think it would look like Vanderhall’s Venice Speedster.
A variant of Vanderhall’s two-seater Venice with the passenger seat “deleted,” the Speedster is about as minimal a car as you can get. While it’s only got a 1.4-liter four-cylinder turbo under the hood, it’s good for 180 horsepower, which in a vehicle this small should provide all the power you’d want. Imagine being this low to the ground and with so little “car” between you and the road:
The Speedster will debut later this year, and should retail for around 27 grand.