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Charged up over hearty 'hypercar'

October 26, 2008

The disingenuously conflicted apologia for mounting the Corvette ZR1 brought much welcome laughter. ("Burning the world's oil for a good cause: The rapture of the hypercar," Rumble Seat, Oct. 17.)

A pity not all the passionate sinner's self-irony can resonate with readers who may have missed his role in the film "Who Killed the Electric Car?" Still, "The Rapture of the Hypercar" captures the ram on the rut: thrilling at power and possession.

What a racy parable for masculinity overpopulating our globe in an analogous lust to possess. We need stern Emissions Standards no less than Planned Parenthood -- as the column's wry confession to M-M-L (Macho-motor-lust Syndrome) shows.

I write shamefaced as a fellow sinner.

Edward F. Tuttle,

Professor,

Romance Linguistics UCLA, Westwood

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Right on with the "Hypercar"! Great story of one of this country's most exciting and successful auto brands in the history of the world. Thank God for GM and Chevrolet for giving us something to be proud of in today's world of political correctness.

This new Corvette ZR1 is more than just a Vet on steroids, it's a beautiful example of what America can accomplish. Nothing compares with the combination of pure luxury, beauty, comfort and total testosterone that you get from the ZR1.

You got it right: Lamborghini, Porsche and Ferrari have a lot of catching-up to do. I guess GM will still be around for a while longer.

Gene Williams

Lake San Marcos

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