As well, maybe you are getting more used to the performance, and it is not as totally startling as it first seemed the first time you drove it. That happened with my new to me 91 164S (of course, no comparison in performance but still...). I was surprised and overjoyed at the performance of it compared to the 86 GTV6 I had been driving. My wife said it put the big grin on my face that I had lost in the GTV6. Now rest assured it still fun to drive, having put on 150k miles on it as the DD since I bought it in 94, but that sense of awe is now loooong gone as I have become very used to what it does. I just enjoy what it can do.
Same thing happened when I bought the 94LS with the Q runners, Wow, does it go compared to the S, but now I am as well more used to it's performance, however enjoyable it truly is to drive. Just something more to consider. Driving a car, esp a performance car, is very subjective and changeable. It's part of being human.
1989 Milano, Shankle Sport
1991 164S, stock
1994 164LS (~Q)
1972 Morgan 27
previously owned since 1964:
62 Morris MiniMinor 850, 67 Austin 1275 Cooper S (Downton 3/4 race), 64 Giulia Sprint GT (1st red one made), 72 Fiat 128 Sedan, 75 Alfetta Sedan, 78 Alfetta Sedan, 78 GTV, 81 GTV6, 86 GTV6
Last edited by Del; 01-07-2019 at 06:15 PM.