Autoextremist Upset About Porsche Detroit Snub

Denizens of the Motown are proud of their city. And we understand why. It's a great place with plenty of friendly people and lots of good food. But Detroit has one problem — when it comes to cars, it still thinks that it's the center of the universe. The Brucemeisters at Porsche obviously don't see it that way, leading … » 6/14/07 5:45pm 6/14/07 5:45pm

The Apocalypse Dudes: An Open Letter to Auto Designers

Last fall, after the Paris Auto Show, I hopped the Thalys train to Amsterdam. It was my first time on a TGV, and other than the fact that the loos stunk to high heaven and the whiny kid who caused the occupants off the carriage to cheer when he and his idiotic mother exited somewhere around Rotterdam, it was a… » 3/21/07 4:00pm 3/21/07 4:00pm

Autoextremist Not Hot For Wiedeking

Sweet Peet fires a few shots across Wendelin's bow in this week's tirade, calling the Cayenne an abject failure and current Porsche management a bunch of bumbling bureaucrats who've essentially pissed away Porsche's legacy. We're not so sure about that. Cayenne sales certainly have reached the saturation point;… » 3/07/07 2:30pm 3/07/07 2:30pm

Autoextremist Knows Things You Don't, Not Afraid to Let You In On That

Whoof. Criminy and cripes if the Sweeter Peeter didn't wake up this morning in love with his own self-styled great import. The D. runs down the rumors flying about the Motor City this week, as well as parroting the downfall of the buff books. Interestingly, Peet comments, "Yes, a few titles will survive - Road&Track for… » 2/28/07 12:15pm 2/28/07 12:15pm

Autoextremist: Should GM, Chrysler, Marry?

Sweet Peet D. decides to weigh in on whether GM, the car company he knows "probably better than anyone else covering the business out there," according to himself and Chrysler, his former employer, should should just give up and get together. According to His Peetness, the road to a successful acquisition of Chrysler by… » 2/21/07 11:45am 2/21/07 11:45am

Autoextremist: Next Corvette to be Mid-Engined?

Sweet Peet D. has pronounced that with the C7, the Corvette will diversify — with the regular edition getting lighter and scoring a smaller-displacement V8 option in addition to evolutions of the current mill — but the real pants-kicker is that they're apparently considering a hyper-limited mid-engined model. According … » 1/24/07 1:45pm 1/24/07 1:45pm

Uncork the 'Vettes: Autoextremist on ALMS Corvettes

According to Sweet Peet, GT1 in the American Le Mans Series will be a cakewalk for the Corvettes, so why not let them run wide-open and unrestricted at a couple of events? Instead of the damped-down configuration that still sent Aston home with its tail between its legs, not to return to the series, stonking 900hp… » 1/17/07 1:30pm 1/17/07 1:30pm

Autoextremist on the Detroit Auto Show

According to Los Jalops who were actually allowed into the GM Style event, Sweet Peet D. was in the house. A couple of us can't personally verify that fact, as we were eating with Audi. We get the feeling that they saw two guys in jeans and Dickies/Red Kap gas station attendant jackets and thought, "That's not GM Style." … » 1/10/07 2:15pm 1/10/07 2:15pm

Autoextremist Does LA, We Offer Our Own Take

Sweet Peet D. came down from his perch in the frigid wilds of Detwa to visit those of us who are too cheap to change our tires twice yearly. And what did he see? Well, he called the Honda Step Bus the "Short Bus" and neglected to note the puppies. He panned the Remix. He gave GM's hybrid efforts props and figures that… » 12/01/06 10:45pm 12/01/06 10:45pm

Autoextremist Has High Hopes for Next Impala

Sweet Peet claims that the last Impala was the car that drove him screaming from the ad biz and led him to, on June 1, 1999 — lest we forget — found Autoextremist.com and deliver the bare-knuckled, unvarnished, high-octane truth every Wednesday. Except when he takes the week off. Or goes to work at Chrysler. But this… » 11/15/06 7:00pm 11/15/06 7:00pm

Now Sweet Peet is Fighting With Karl Brauer

A couple of days ago, His Magnificent Sweetness took Karl Brauer of Edmunds to task over the site's "Most Wanted" vehicles list only including two slabs of Detroit iron. Peter's rationale? "[I]s it any wonder that the new go-to guy for auto-biz quotage for that beacon of anti-Detroit objectivity, The New York Times,… » 11/03/06 4:15pm 11/03/06 4:15pm