Actually I was just standing up for Toyota. I agree with every word you have said about the J70.
Fair enough though you just know there are J freaks now comparing the J/70 to a one off super car design effort that had a nearly unlimited design budget HA HA...
Dude I'm so going to get this J/70 its going to be the fastest fucking 20 footer ever built!!!!!! People are even calling it a super car. LOL
So while I might generally agree with your assesment of where the J/70 falls in the realm of performance, who exactly has said the J/70 is going to be the fastest fucking 20 footer ever built. I've read all the various J/70 threads, and not one J/Boat supporter has made that claim that I can find. The only people "making" that claim are you guys saying it won't be.
I think a closer version of the Toyota car that is a J/70 is the new Scion FRS/Subie BRZ. Only 200 hp, relatively skinny tires, etc, etc. An "elemental" sports car vice a super sports car like a porsche or corvette or that LFA someone posted.
Here in the US, the Viper's done a pretty good job at putting together a good sized fleet. Outside of that, there are lots of choices, but most haven't sold enough to really get a big fleet going a la Melges 24, Melges 20.
Just for fun at Charleston Race Week right now there are:
33 Vipers (one class)
52 Melgi (2 OD classes and 2 PHRF boats)
61 J Boats (4 OD classes and 15 PHRF boats)
And Charleston Race week is in the land of J boats. So no surprise there!