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Andrew Frankel | Ti co-founder


23 November 2021

I don’t want to resort to sprawling generalisations, but concept car drives suck. Concept cars are meant to look pretty; they are not designed to drive well. I remember going to drive the concept that became the Dodge Viper GTS and being told that because the tyres were made from a substance related to Plasticine, I was limited to 20mph. In a straight line.

So I fired up its eight litre V10 engine and drove it a speed that would be considered derisory by any decent sprinter. It wouldn’t have been so bad if I’d not travelled to the US to drive it.

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