AUTOWEEK: Ride along with Sebastian Vettel

He’s trying so hard to make the girl squeal, but she’s too tough for it. :)


Why tweed? Because tweed!

The always lively Lapo Elkann in one of his more sedate get ups. While spurting the usual marketing babble he shows off a pleasantly old-fashioned, soft tweed jacket that looks like it might have belonged to his great uncle Gianni Agnelli (but probably hasn’t) and a brown wool tie. Note the buttoning point on the jacket and the number of sleeve buttons, me gusta! Click to enlarge.


Alfa Romeo 4C Named ‘Drivers Car of the Year’ by Autoweek

The 4C emerged victorious over a group of finalists including fourteen new performance-oriented cars launched in the past year and subjected to to an intensive three-day shootout on the road and around a secret test track to ascertain which of those was the most pleasing to drive.

AutoWeek’s Drivers car of the year split the fourteen finalists into three groups: hot hatchbacks, sedans and sports cars to determine a winner of each group; with each winner going through to the podium and the final shootout.

The podium saw the Volkswagen Golf R emerging as Drivers hatchback of the year, the BMW M3 selected as the Drivers sedan of the year and the Alfa Romeo 4C chosen as the Drivers sports car of the year.

A further shootout between the three saw the Alfa Romeo 4C emerge as the overall Drivers car of the year 2015.

“The DeLorean Motor Company, now based in Texas, rolled out the proof-of-concept version of the eDeLorean to customers at its biannual DMC headquarters gathering in Houston over the weekend…


The prototype is equipped with a DC power supply that provides a normal range of 70 miles. If driven conservatively, the eDeLorean can hit 100 miles in range…

DMC has been conducting research on the car for nearly four years, and the company is working with Epic EV of Southern California for the electric drivetrain components…”

Volkswagen is borrowing a page from sister company Porsche and will turn to the color black to sex up the soon-to-arrive 2012 Beetle–and to draw attention to a preorder program launching this year. (via 2012 Volkswagen Beetle to launch with Black Turbo edition - AutoWeek)

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Flying Car Gets Regulatory Clearance
July 5, 2011
Paraphrased from the page,“Terrafugia, a Massachusetts company developing a "roadable aircraft” named the Transition has received special exemptions from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.“ Exemptions such as plastic windows instead of automotive safety glass (to save weight) and special tires.