Porsche is, after a titanic batttle, about to become a member of the VW Group. Last year Porsche tried to take over VW. VW struck back. This has been one of the great soap operas of industrial history.
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Next year Lexus will have a crack at the Audi A3 and BMW 1-series. You’ll see a concept version of the car at this autumn’s Frankfurt show. The big news is that, like the new RX SUV, it’ll be hybrid-only. Hybrid is to Lexus what high-boost diesel is to the Germans. Big performance, low thirst. […]
It’s hard not love Aston Martin. Last night they crammed a bunch of us in a small room in London, fed us with chips and beer and told us they were going to win Le Mans this year. Or at the very least have a bloody good go at it. No apologies for the language, […]
By half-way through day one at the Detroit Show I was in a cheery mood. In the past it’s been about enormo-SUVs, vehicles I can’t relate to. But this year it was about cars and I felt at home. Then I spent a couple of days staring at them, and my mood began to curdle. […]
Beware seeing every car at the Detroit show through the lens of recession. It wasn’t until about four months ago that anyone saw this crisis coming. It takes at least six months to do a concept and two years for a production car. So everything here was conceived in pre-meltdown times.
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