Question: What is the allure of working with that type of car instead of going full performance?
I'm not sure about the specifics, because I only know enough about cars to change my brakes, oil, fix a flat, change a battery, etc. But I have quite a few friends that are car tuning enthusiasts, and I asked them a similar question.
Often times ease of working with the car is a huge factor. Some cars are just much easier to modify than others, whether because of availability or selection of custom parts, or simply because changing part X on a given model takes thirty minutes whereas changing that same part on another model could take all afternoon and proprietary tools depending on where it's located and what's around it.
That and naturally some cars are much more expensive to modify than others.
Not that you can't sink $500,000 into a $2,000 car, but.
Just my ignorant input.