The cat is well and truly out of the bag about Jaguar's plan to build a new "entry level" sports car. Pistonheads luckily, bumped into JLR global brand director Adrian Hallmark and design chief Ian Callum at the launch of the new four cylinder diesel XF in Munich on Monday. There, they demanded the two spill the beans… »
As an engineer, you are taught to maximize efficiency, provide function over form, and do it with the most cost effective and elegantly simple solution possible. That may have been the target with the Weber Sportscar Faster One, but no amount 900 HP, twin
turbo supercharged V8, 250 MPH top speed whatnot actually makes… »
All right, this car wasn't sold as a Fairlady in the US (where it was the Sports 1600) but the home-country-market name is so much more fun than the export one, so I'm using it here. The Volvo Amazon is another example of a car where the home-market name is better than what we got, and the list goes on. Whatever you… »
In today's Automotive News, a seemingly tossed off line turned a simple piece on Bertone Carrozzeria's travails into a speculator's dream column. »Will it look like the Barchetta concept, shown at the Geneva show earlier this year? Who will sell it? How much will it cost? And what about that Iveco camper van?
There are two kinds of people in this world. Those who think Chris Bangle should be lined up and shot, and those who think the BMW 7-Series is a bold design coup that advances the art of the automobile by at least a decade. I happen to fall into the latter camp, yet even I am having a bit of a struggle not wincing at… »
Man, this site rules so much that it's hard to really know where to start with it. Ever since we saw a parade of Amphicars tool down the Sacramento River, we've been smitten with the idea of amphibious vehicles. John and Julie Giljam founded Cool Amphibious Manufacturers International out of a frustration that they… »