Posted: 21 May 2010
Of course most of us will immediately opt for the Superlight. Why? Because ‘compromise' is a rubbish word. It's full of unsatisfying connotations, of middle-grounds and nearly-but-not-quites. It's a word that makes you sensible, weighs you down with responsibility and middle-managed greyness. The Roadsport is obviously a compromise, and obvious compromises do not win you admiring glances. But surely a car set up for the real world will let you extract more fun, more of the time? Is this where you should be looking for reliable, accessible thrills rather than the very specific and hard-to-reach highs of a more committed car? Is softcore the new hardcore?