I would agree that a car like this is to show off one's wealth. 625 HP in a passenger car? IT could win prizes at a dragstrip, no doubt, but the price of the car could probably buy some dragstrips. And all of that electronics, oh wow, who would ever be able to service it? Not even RR itself, would be my guess. But it is probably the highest quality "way over the top" car that one would find. But I doubt that I could even afford to put gas in the tank. BUT I don't care.
The best innovation I see is the night vision with "heads up" warning. The GPS terrain feature is more "tecnnology in desparate search of a use", and I fear, would not only take some of the fun out of driving, but reduce some of the driver's skills (but I repeat myself).
Very cute, but are there data showing that this needlessly complicated system drives the car any more efficiently than a moderately skilled human? While it certainly can predict terrain, can it know things like weather or traffic conditions?
It is ironic that the same company which once built the world's most efficient aircraft engines would be turning out this gas hog.
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