Supercars are an interesting thing to discuss here. I bore witness to the not-so-rare Lamborghini on the streets of the San Fernando Valley, Beverly Hills and everywhere else in the Los Angeles basin. Hot Wheels and Matchbox sold plenty of Miuras to the fascination of many car-loving children. Heads snap upon sight of a Silhouette, Jarama, or an Urraco. The rarity of early Lamborghinis adds the mystique of the cars that wear the badge sporting the iconic bull.
If you are a regular reader of this website, then you know that I have two columns that are set aside for vehicle reviews. One is for full reviews, which can get pretty lengthy. Hey, I love telling a vehicle's story, OK? Then, there's Quickies. They can be as long as most reviews you read on the web or on social media since I end up telling the story of the vehicle anyway.
By the early 1970s, Volkswagen was at the point where they needed to make changes for a modern world. They knew that their most loyal customers would jeer at the notion of their beloved air-cooled, horizontally-opposed four-cylinder engines that were mounted in the back would turn towards a more conventional vehicle format.