(the) Cars (that) Converge(d) On Paris

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    tuomas
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      The lyrics:

      The Kremlin flies forever
      In the face of expectation
      Like sunshine seen through rain
      I see American cars converge
      On Paris Central Station
      I came to mock
      I left to pray

      Subject to interpretation… in these times [:D]

      Let’s start with some true automotive weirdness: the 1975-78 Mazda Roadpacer.

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      This is the only General Motors product fitted for production with a rotary (AKA Wankel) engine. The Roadpacer was the product of several business angles during OPEC I. GM needed engine tech – the rotary engine was being considered for future fuel efficient Corvettes, Mazda needed a flagship model, GM’s Australian unit Holden was in the neighborhood… but rotaries are not known for their torque production, and the rebadged, kitsch-laden Holden Statesman weighed around 3500 lbs/1587 kg. Yielding a fuel consumption rate in the single digits. The Japanese domestic market was not pleased.

      But by all available accounts, the ride was buttery smooth…

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