A minivan or Prius, those I will never drive,” says Ashton Stander, as we sit side by side in a rumbling small-block 427 Superformance Shelby Cobra, stuck at the light at Portola and Bake, in the Orange County suburbs, a land of minivans and Pri-i. My teeth are chattering from engine reverberations. I keep my eyes forward; last year, I owned a Prius. But at the helm of one of the greatest sports car designs in automobile history, with the son of the man who is singlehandedly bringing them back into circulation, I’m not in a place to discuss the reasons for that wonderfully pragmatic choice. The light changes, I shift into first, drop the accelerator, and rumble myself out of a reply. Gasoline fills the cockpit. Engine noise and air flow drown out conversation.