The UK doesn’t have a particularly deep history with rear-engined cars. Off the top of my head, let’s see, what do we have? The Trojan RE, the Heinkel Trojan, the DeLorean, and not a whole lot else, except for the UK’s most-famous ass-engined car, the Hillman Imp. I really like the Hillman Imp, as I think it’s a really cleverly-designed little car with a wonderful engine. But mostly I want to call attention to that incredibly sassy redhead in that Imp up there.
Is it possible to look at that expression and not think holy crap, that’s a hell of a lot of sass! I bet you can feel the radiant pressure of raw sass energy just beaming out of your monitor, pounding against your face, infusing your pores with weaponized sassium. It’s impressive as all hell.
Other Hillman Imp advertising sticks with a bold red Imp, but loses the bold redhead inside. Still, this image of six people gathering in fellowship around an Imp does show one of my favorite features, the opening rear window that gives access to the Imp’s rear luggage compartment, in addition to its front trunk.
But damn, that’s a sassy look.