What’s the opposite of “simplify and add lightness”?
A six-figure price tag used to be a clear sign of exclusivity in the automotive world, but rapidly ballooning sticker prices have eroded the inherent specialness of cars residing around the $100,000 mark. Heck, high-end pickup trucks can cost nearly that much now.
Dramatic styling inside and out, satisfying handling, better fuel economy than the V-8.
Diminished performance versus the V-8, slurred soundtrack, burdensome mass.