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Valet parker obliterates Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder
I'm betting this reduced any gratuity. Not a good place to experiment with launch control.
July 12, 2014
U.S.-spec Alfa Romeo 4C is 342 lbs fatter than Euro model, priced at 55,195 USD
With a slightly higher price, fewer dealers, and unproven reliability and resale, someone would have to really want the fleeting novelty of an Alfa to get this over a Boxster/Cayman.
June 29, 2014
2016 Chevrolet Camaro to get 2.0-liter turbo engine - report
Worlds collide with nostalgia novelty cars. It can be hard to compete with distorted memories from the past, but, a four won't make it a Vega.
June 29, 2014
2014 Volkswagen Beetle gains Premium Package
A mid-engined Beetle would be novelty. I'm not sure how 4.0 liters would fit up front.
June 29, 2014
2014 Volkswagen Beetle gains Premium Package
VW frequently disappoints its loyal followers by coming up short based on what they could produce, given a few more parts out of their bin (e.g., a real awd R-Line), but their marketeers seem to know just how far they can go. With the 1.8L closing the performance gap, and independent rear suspensio...
June 29, 2014
Alfa Romeo details 2015 US-spec 4C, releases mega gallery
A base Porsche Cayman is $52,600. The unproven $53,900 Alfa's has only 86 dealers for both the US and Canada. Is there really any comparison? All I'm saying is, someone would *really* have to want the novelty of the Alfa to take the reliability and residual risk over the Porsche.
June 16, 2014
Porsche 911 Targa walkaround video at NAIAS, includes roof operation
It would be different if it retracted into the roll bar; but, now there are cut lines. Plus, you have to deploy the air deflector to prevent it from becoming an air foil. But, absolutely with Fuchs. ;^D
June 8, 2014
Porsche 911 Targa walkaround video at NAIAS, includes roof operation
It's very sexy. As much as 993/996/997 Targas were anonymous (for a Porsche), somehow this just makes me want an old one from the 80s. As much as I like the wrap around glass, the proportions don't do it for me. Part of the original's appeal was the elegant simplicity of the design. I've been wa...
June 8, 2014
2015 Mazda MX-5 could spawn another rear-wheel drive model - report
Yeah, I wouldn't count on it. While the one I had was extremely reliable, it did burn oil and it didn't get the greatest mileage. Recent rotaries suffered the same, but times and regulations have changed which means Mazda would need to spend a fortune trying to make it cleaner and more economical,...
June 8, 2014
2015 Mazda MX-5 could spawn another rear-wheel drive model - report
I had an Rx7 and it was one of the most trouble-free cars I've ever had.
June 8, 2014
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