"Failure is the pillar of success" is a mantra as old as the auto industry. Henry Ford perched it, Soichiro Honda lived it, and most of us try to accept it. Each car companies have their fair share of failures, but few failures turn out to be as spectacular as the ones made by performance brand. In their never-ending trek to push the boundaries, when they fail, they fail big. Today we look at some such failures and discuss why they ended up like that
Shelby SuperCars (SSC) North America has set a brand new top speed record for a production car, with the SSC Tuatara hypercar setting a v-max of 331 MPH (533 KM/H) on a stretch of road at Nevada, USA called State Route 160 between Las Vegas and Pahrump on October 19, according to BBC’s TopGear.
Honda seemed to have missed the memo of the directive by the Japanese government in 1955 for a "people's car" and debuted the Honda S360 almost a decade later, follow in succession by the s500 and s800. Turns out, a drop-dead 360cc chain-driven roadster was exactly the genesis Honda looked-for.