North American GTs
Tally Ho! The great plains spirit
The United States of America has a special story with cars. Still venerated horses in 1880 justified by the great wild west spawned an unconscious hanging of freedom. Control of space, at a time when railways only existed in the east, made this animal more important than men. This fascination was transferred in the automotive field in the 1950s, with steel and dripping chrome, into an object of delusions and arrogance, of pride, provocation, road gangsterism though icon of the American culture, Drive-ins, Motoramas, Muscle cars, hot-rods, dragsters, choppers, giving off their power overflow in a noise of hell, and more recently Hispanic low-riders. Like guns, cars are the beat on which deep ol'American spirit still strives.
If there is a "cowboy car" to be remembered, Shelby's Cobra 427 is perhaps the most emblematic
Paradoxically, the homeland of people's car, the Ford T, does not have true sport brands comparable to what is done on the other side of the Atlantic. The Corvette?: A Chevrolet, the Mustang?: A Ford. Nothing but segments of a wide range to meet all needs. Fortunately, tuners and replicators of more or less bad taste appeared, but also authentic sports brands. This part attests of it, as well as the direct or indirect weight of French ancestry in this story: Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac, William C. Durant, Louis Chevrolet, Tuckson Lafrance, Paul Dupont... And for the future, the US seems to be at the forefront of both the electric automotive industry and manufacturing with Tesla. Let's not forget that 100 years ago in 1907, the first electric car available on the market worldwide was American.
The future is now: Tesla roadster (2008)