Saturday, March 29, 2014

Car Fights!

The automotive industry obviously fascinates me, for many reasons. One thing I always find quite funny is when car companies start to take shots at each other, not because I like the fighting but because sometimes the digs can be quite creative.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

How to Handle a Car Defect

Photo courtesy Porsche USA
Car defects are back in the news in a big way right now, what with Toyota paying out a huge amount for covering up the unintended acceleration problem and still facing criminal charges in the United States. There's also GM and the drama surrounding the faulty ignitions it has done nothing about for over a decade. Both have been hot-button topics in the automotive world and even at office water coolers, considering a humongous chunk of the United States drives either a Toyota or GM vehicle.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

An Infiniti with Godzilla's Heart!

Photos courtesy of Infinity.
Infiniti has dropped a huge bomb with the Q50 Eau Rouge Concept, and I mean that in the best way possible. The concept car was first unveiled during the Detroit Auto Show (okay, okay, it's now called the North American International Auto Show, but still...). There was a pretty big stir about the car back then, mostly because it was based on a Q50 but just about every body panel was completely different, making it look oh so much better. The real show-stopper was the candy-coated red paint job, which I showed excitedly to my wife like a little eight-year-old boy looking at a toy catalog. The car was beautiful and was a good design study, but that was about it.