Thursday, February 17th, 2011S

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Thursday, February 17th, 2011

60 MPH:Get out your piggy banks kids, smash them and then look forlornly at the skimpy pile of change. It's not enough to buy this piece of Group B rally homologation history. It's a 1986 Ford RS200 Evo, being auctioned off by RM. That's 600hp, three seconds to 60, and a mere 2.1 liters. No reserve, but this one will go for all the money, no doubt.


Thursday, February 17th, 2011

50 MPH: Can the Federal government supersede state franchise laws? That's the issue in lawsuit filed by 64 Chrysler dealerships forced to close during Chrysler's 2009 bankruptcy reorganization. It's the first such suit filed by dealers against the feds, but it's likely not the last — by a long shot. Maybe we shouldn't tell them about the "Imported From Detroit" shirts flying off the shelves.


Thursday, February 17th, 2011

40 MPH: And what would the Geneva motor show be without a design concept from students from IED's Master of Arts in Transportation Design? It would be a mere husk of a show, naturally. This year they've come up with something called the Abarth Scorp-Ion concept. The idea calls for four electric motors and a battery pack. Get it, Scorp-Ion. Oh to sit at the cool-kids table.


Thursday, February 17th, 2011

30 MPH: And if you're visiting London and really would like to experience the local parking tickets, head over to Clapham Park Road in the borough of Lambeth, towne of Moldy Cottage, shire of Scrumbucket-on-Mashpee-on-Pifflejacket. On that street alone, the city took in $1.6 million in fines. That's nearly a half-mill over the next biggest-earning road in London. Oi.


Thursday, February 17th, 2011

20 MPH: Tesla is expecting a revenue jump this year, to the tune of as much as 50 percent. That's due to, the company says, to high demand for its rechargeable vehicles and battery packs. That translates to revenue of $160 million to $175 million. Boundless optimism in 3,2,1...


Thursday, February 17th, 2011

10 MPH: Hey buddy, want to buy a voiture volee? You can, thanks to a French web site of that name. Of course, they're not really hot — just lukewarm. They're the stolen cars owners haven't claimed within the legal window of three years. Bad for them, good for you. Maybe. Some of them are French cars.


Thursday, February 17th, 2011

0 MPH: They say 40 is the new 30. Not in the Cougartown sense, we're talking about mileage. Honda is the latest automaker to stake a claim among the 40-somethings, with the new Civic, soon to be available in five trim levels and with highway mileage of 41 mpg. Of course, that's before the Vtec kicks in, yo.


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