Tuesday, May 3, 2022

A sports car test drive after a vasectomy? Sure, why not?

 

This is why not.


You’ll have heard how the Alpine A110’s combination of lightness and rightness has earned the admiration of evo’s tillermen. And that’s all well and good, but what’s it like if you’ve just had a vasectomy? To find out, I went to a central London clinic and invited a large, medically qualified man to have a good rummage amongst my underparts, then realised with dismay that I had booked to borrow a low-slung French sports coupe almost immediately afterwards.

The first thing to cross your mind upon seeing the A110 is just how little it is and also how much your balls hurt. You can immediately sense that this is a car from which all excess has been banished, and this impression is reinforced by opening the featherweight aluminium door, which is so lacking in mass that it puts no strain whatsoever on your mangled knacker sack, unlike its low-slung driving position, which is absolute agony.

Once in, you can take a moment to admire the bespoke seats with their one-piece backs and upsettingly unpillowy cushions. You might be interested to learn that these chairs weigh just 13.1kg each, despite fine detailing including quilted leather and a grippy central section that expertly rides your jeans up into the tenderest parts of your plum pouch.

The rest of the interior is, perhaps, a little less successful, featuring a smattering of Renault parts bin components, including remote audio controls seemingly taken from the Renault 19, and the flat keyless entry card from the Laguna, though wrapped in a smart leather case that makes it both more attractive to look at and better equipped to shift awkwardly across your pocket and nudge stoutly into your tenderised clacker hammock.


There's more at the link, all in similar vein.  Highly entertaining, even if it does make one shift uneasily in one's seat!



Peter


5 comments:

Ygolonac said...

Reminds me of PJ O'Rourke, a bit. (RIP)

Old NFO said...

ROTF! Yes, PJ O'Rourke redux...

Pointing&Laughing said...

Heh. Took a ride on a Triumph..never more!

Stan_qaz said...

Friend got snipped, ignored the rest order, popped a vein and filled his sack with blood. So much pain and he was unable to walk.

Visited him in the hospital a couple days later and he just had to show me the damage. If you think fat purple eggplant with a cluster brownish leaves and stem you have the picture that still makes me cringe.

Robert said...

I had difficulty reading the review due the tears from laughing.