With news of a redesign coming from the mouth of CEO Wolfgang Durheimer himself, it’s only natural that the Bugatti Galibier sedan would be delayed. But the world’s plutocrats will have to wait until 2015 to get themselves into the $1.4 million super sedan, according to a report in Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport magazine…. Continue Reading...
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The Smart fortwo might be the butt of jokes Stateside, but the city car has managed to move 500,000 copies worldwide after launching in its second generation four years ago. Sales this year are up 6.6 percent, and an electric version is due to launch in the spring of 2012. While other version of the… Continue Reading...
Volkswagen is set to approve production of the Bugatti Galiber by the end of 2011, but Bugatti head Wolfgang Durheimer himself told Autocar that the concept car will bear little resemblance to what super wealthy customers will eventually be able to buy. “The design will be different, especially from the B-pillar back, the ingress and… Continue Reading...
The Dacia Logan, intended to be sold in world markets as basic transportation, was never supposed to come to America, but somehow, 41 Dacia Logan station wagons found their way to Iowa, sans drivetrain. The fleet of Romanian-built compacts, engineered in collaboration with Renault, came without VINs as well, since the cars were intended to… Continue Reading...
Ferrari‘s next flagship supercar, the successor to the 2003 Enzo, will be influenced by the Bugatti Veyron, although Ferrari declined to specify what parts of the vehicle were inspired by the world’s most powerful car. A Ferrari source reportedly told Autocar “The world is a very different place to how it was when the Enzo was launched…. Continue Reading...
Renault is admitting that is wrongfully dismissed three executives accused of corporate espionage, saying it has found no evidence to support the allegations made. Carlos Ghosn, Renault’s CEO, met with the three and promised compensation for their erroneous termination. Renault had accused the executives of holding illicit bank accounts in Switzerland and Lichtenstein, but their… Continue Reading...
Although the Smart ForTwo hasn’t been warmly received by American buyers, there is hope for the quirky maker of diminutive city cars, as parent company Daimler is backing the brand with new products and utilizing their alliance with Renault-Nissan to give the lineup a boost. A Smart representative confirmed that a four seat model will arrive sometime in the… Continue Reading...
The Bugatti Veyron may not be the best car of 2010, but it certainly wins inaugural award for “most unfortunate color descriptor” with the available “Rape Yellow” paint scheme. Before angry feminist groups start marching on Molsheim, it should be known that “rape” in this context refers to the flower from which canola oil is… Continue Reading...
One recent discussion taking place at Autoguide HQ was how long it’s been since we’ve driven a car that was truly worth a bad review. Most cars these days are pretty good, and the true stinkers are few and far between. The other side of the coin is that competition for your dollars is fierce,… Continue Reading...
Jay-Z is a pretty lucky guy – one of the world’s best rappers, former CEO of Def Jam Records and a multiple Grammy winner worth about $450 million. If that wasn’t enough, he’s married to Beyonce Knowles, the super-talented singer who was kind enough to buy her husband a Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport for his… Continue Reading...
Renault is already one of the auto industry’s leaders in electric vehicles, investing enormous sums in the Better Place battery swap technology and introducing one of the first mass-market electric cars with their Nissan division, in the form of the Leaf hatchback. Although Renault is set to introduce the all-electric Z0e in 2012, the small… Continue Reading...
Citroen’s Survolt electric car is pretty single-minded. While the Tesla Roadster is an electric sports car for the road, the Survolt is meant to be an outright race car. With two electric motors making 300 horsepower, the Survolt has muscle, and can hit over 160 miles per hour. 0-60 comes in just under 5 seconds,… Continue Reading...
Abarth, Fiat’s in-house tuner, launched two new vehicles at the 2010 Paris Auto Show, both which feature the optional “esseesse” kits that give the cars a modest power boost. The Abarth 500C Esseesse is the most powerful version of Fiat’s 500 hatchback, and Abarth introduced a convertible version based on the 500C as a companion… Continue Reading...