Wait! Look at the truck with a white cab behind the interviewee. Is that a bonneted truck based on a Club Of Four cab? That really is unusual. #trucklopnik
It's trying too hard. It's just a design study, although it does a great job of anticipating the current fashion for oversized wheels (like horse-drawn carts), and it anticipates the pressure to raise beltlines in order to meet safety standards. The tail looks like an Audi A7 - not very pretty, but it's aerodynamic. »
It looks pretty. It would be nice, if true. But Autoexpress say "Our exclusive image..." which basically means that the intern at Autoexpress got bored and spent a day playing with Photoshop instead of doing SEO for the latest Audi A4 review like they were supposed to.
Alfa now sells small Fiat hatchbacks with slightly… »
"Hidden from top Audi bosses"? I'm sure that makes a good yarn, so there are probably sources which say it, but I doubt it's entirely true. A new car is a big investment; an entirely new car with radically different technology, hand in hand with a plan to compete in a completely new racing series, is very expensive… »
YES. Unimog 404 vs Pinzgauer/Haflinger vs Volvo C303 group test? Maybe throw in a SUMB if you want something even uglier (and French). »
It's hard to be sure, but I think they swerved left before that big swerve right towards the truck. I think the car driver simply lost control on a wet road, and it's coincidental that there was a truck alongside. »
Hoping and praying are not very effective; but Russian emergency services are even less effective. »
Economies of scale across multiple brands aren't just for the GMs and VWs and PSAs of this world. Makers of expensive cars don't have a blank cheque; they still need to develop better engines, better NVH, better handling, better interiors, better supply-chain, better aerodynamics &c - so many fixed costs. Staying… »
She is beautiful. I hope you're very happy together. She will probably break your heart, but you'll still be happy. »
For any of you Jalops wanting a performance bargain in the UK, I'm selling a CL500 at BCA next week. It's the coupe version of the W220 above; it has a 5 litre V8 wrapped in walnut and leather and double-glazing. I expect it will sell for about £2000. I set a zero reserve - go on, try your luck. :-) »
The upfront cost of an airplane is only part of the overall cost of aviation. And a remanufactured-old aircraft will still cost more than an old-old aircraft. If you remanufacture an old aircraft to include shiny new engines and avionics, will it really cost far less per hour to operate? Even after you've allowed for… »
Dysentery beige. It used to be so common about 30-40 years ago, but now it's almost extinct. Bright "look at me" colours are all very well, but if you're confident you don't need to shout. Something more subtle speaks volumes. »
Somebody on television (ie. somebody already selected for their looks) posted a hot pic on social media, and implied that other people would find it hot. »
Cars in that era were less reliable than today, and life was less sterile, and there was a much greater chance that you'd get your hands dirty in some other way whilst en route from A to B. And maybe you'd want to freshen up when you arrive at your destination but before you say hello and shake hands with… »
The whole thing is very confusing, which probably explains why Hertz stuck it in the "Volkswagen Golf or similar" rental class, instead of a more appropriate segment, such as "Wheeled Hand Cart or similar." »
A Yugo isn't Russian. It's copy of a Fiat, and the stereotypical Yugo was built in Yugoslavia, which was trying very hard to be non-aligned and separate from the Soviets. It's half a continent away from Moscow.
There's no shortage of other license-built Fiats in Russia itself.