yeh, that picture is photoshopped. It came from an acura-tl.com member. I dont think anyone was actually considering getting them if one was made, rather, most were making fun of how ugly it would be to do this.
Sure it looks ridiculous because it's (despite clip and paste) posing as something it's not. Now my question to you is which styling do you prefer if it was Acura's own styling (pre-Altezza). I would have to opt for the IS lights.
Hey Brad, that's quite a statement there considering you are covering EVERY rear wheel drive vs EVERY front wheel drive. Wanna narrow that down a bit? Mashing the carpet 0-150 is easy in a strait line...
Driving a car through curves requires skills which 90% of the population don't have and most people under-utilize their car's ability due to fear or ignorance. Soooo, in real world terms what cars are you talking about?
Allow me to preface this comment by saying I'm an above average driver and nothing more. You requested real world terms so here's a quick example.
My 88 MX-6 GT did sixty in about 7 flat and ran low 15 quarters and quit at around 140. Twice I ran into serious plowing issues around a turn and once I banged up my left front rim b/c I ran out of room. The IS would not have sledded like that, nor would most sports sedans with a rwd setup.
So my point is this, if I'm simply an above average driver who is totally cognizant of the limitations of giving chase to a rwd car while in a fwd (in the streets) is that real world scenario good enough?