2008 Farox Tesora
The 2008 Farox Tesora introduced Farox’s smallest car of the modern era, and market their bold entrance into the competitive premium D-segment market. This car is meant as a late birthday present to myself, and it comes with a cheesy, short RCR-style story. If you don’t watch Regular Car Reviews, shame on you.
This is the official car of former-gifted-child syndrome.
The Tesora has very conforming styling, though it’s trying its best to be unique. It was trying to be new and cool, and introduce itself to the world, but it could never reach past its boring premium-mush status.
The V6 engine serves as a reminder that you used to be good. And, for what it is, it’s impressive! But everyone around you has surpassed your skill level and/or is more special, now you feel inferior. It won’t ever live up to the fabled 400 cubic-inch V8 status that Tesora’s parents – his father, the Monumental and his mother, the coupe Delegance – once held.
A torque converter and RWD layout show that its underpinnings are really trying (and succeeding) to remain cool and keep to its roots as a traditional sedan, and it matured well with 5 gears. However it just still isn’t quite special. There’s more impressive things out there.
The Monumental, in its early days, was a car that had all the recognition. It was up there with the best, and people loved it. Classic underpinnings, great looks, and everything it needed and wanted. But, as time went on, the Monumental never got the innovation or nurturing it needed. It was never challenged enough in its earlier years, so that when it grew up, it was nice and friendly, but never was happy with itself. Monumental was clumsy and always thought that he gave people the wrong imression, even though it wasn’t true.
Never would it admit the fact that it expected everything to come naturally, and how it was afraid of putting too much effort into learning something. If it wasn’t good at what it set out to do right away, it just kinda gives up. The V6 engine is good, but is more for torque, doesn’t quite rev all the way out, and feels anemic above 5000 rpm because of the weight.
It gives up.
It tried to look good, and short-lived Tesora tried to be cool, but competing Rigore’s and Taluvec’s were better varients of the same. It had the Farox name going for it, and the history of his mother and father, but it just couldn’t live up to their past.
So for now, Tesora will sit at the dinner table with his mom and dad, and enjoy the badass stories of their heyday, all the while knowing it’s bittersweet… He’ll never live up to how cool they were.
But maybe that’s okay.