The world's most awesome car is going out of production. The Yugo, aka "sex on wheels", aaka "human ingenuity's ultimate achievement", will no longer roll of the assembly line of its Serbian factory. I know what you're thinking. How could this icon of automotive prowess be relegated to the rusty fields of history? With a bitchin' 1300cc engine, a gearshift that came off in your hands, and body panels and doors that inexplicably detached, the Yugo redfined performance for a generation of thrill-seeking Americans. I mean, check out this promo flyer:
Aw, yeah. That's pure driving excitement. Too bad my boyhood dreams of owning this fine machine have been cruelly dashed.
And I can't help but think the Yugo is missing its historical moment. Their slogan, "Cars to make new economic sense", just screams 2008 financial meltdown. The only thing better would be a car that gets 300 hectares per litre of kerosene. Put it in 'H'!