First New Alpine to Fight the 911(Jun 11, 2013)Good luck Renault - if performance matches the looks, you'll have a good chance at the attempt.
Next - inject Renault road cars with this sort of elegant flair.
Sheikh, Rattle and Roll(Jun 04, 2013)Love the lonely bull slo-mo sound track.
Crash itself reminds me of the parabolic arc I flew when departing from an MX bike a while ago.
Bent frame, injured pride. Lucky!
2014 Chevy Malibu Refresh Adds Spice(Jun 02, 2013)They still haven't sorted out the bow tie arrangement.
Here it is again, awkwardly tacked on between the upper and lower grilles making it look like a cheap bauble.
Come on GM, you can do better.
Tesla Model S Outsells German Rivals(May 15, 2013)Performance seems match the looks, which makes it unique among EVs.
Example: blobuloidly unappealing Nissan Leaf.
Good for Elon Musk: wanna see a future Tesla on Mars, taken by Dragon capsule!
Peugeot Reveals All-New 308(May 13, 2013)This is from the same company that showed the Onyx concept.
Such a pity that of that magic design dust didn't rub off on this one.
Seat Upgrades Ibiza SC Trophy(May 08, 2013)Yep, satin-black and neon-orange look good. Pity the rear wing is just tacked on though.
The stock Ibiza is a nice little car; I'd like to see some of these tweaks make it to the production line.
VW Golf GTI Concept Coming Soon(May 02, 2013)Great thing about it is that it's a hatchback. So in mine (last gen) I can pop in a bike, camera gear, weekend camp stuff etc etc. It goes like a bomb but is still useful. That's why the GTi makes sense. If you want a slinky looker go buy a Scirocco.
Dartz Celebrates 25 Years of Lunacy(Apr 30, 2013)Ha, I once went as guest to a learned society which used a whale's penis bone as the chairman's gavel. Looked kinda neat lying in its custom-made brass and wood cradle.
Tesla Model S Leads Plug-In Sales(Apr 28, 2013)The Leaf is particularly poor in the style league, Prius and Volt much better. But the Tesla is a hugely more attractive vehicle, no matter what the power plant or price.
Unique of the Week: 1985 Alfa Romeo GTV6(Mar 23, 2013)Unlike mine, which was as deeply inclined to failure as my Alfasud Sprint.
Both cars pretty and lovely when they went, but sooo many stranded journeys on dark, wet nights.
The memories still give me the shudders!
Toyota Leans In with i-Road Concept(Mar 04, 2013)Ah yes, another attempt to make something without the utility of an automobile or the manoeuvrability of a motorbike.
Waste of time and money.
Oh, and is it cool? Guess the answer.
Journey to the Land of Lancia(Mar 03, 2013)Ah me, those really were the days.
Saw a current Lancia recently and its hideosity beggared belief, yet it managed to be ordinary too.
C'mon, let's see some niceness.
Motorsport Marques: Honda(Feb 27, 2013)This is based on the slick last-model Euro-Civic, now replaced by a deeply unappealing piece of ugly tin.
Fiat Announces 500 GQ for Geneva(Feb 25, 2013)Great little car, and I like the matt paint.
But the stripes and GQ badging let it down - I mean, do I really want to be a rolling ad for a fashionista mag?
Now, if they paid me, maybe...
Cars Nobody Asked For: Citroen H Van(Feb 12, 2013)Hideous but gorgeous, like a gal I once knew.
Great to motor in, so long as you don't mind roll angles pointing to Antarctica.
Saw half a dozen of them one time in Paris, going great balls of fire in a movie-style formation chase.
Horrible Small Cars: Citroen 2CV(Feb 04, 2013)Horrible I agree, except... heaps of character and highly suitable for post-war France. Had a friend who imported elderly used 2CVs from Belgium to the UK and made a fine living selling them on to back-to-nature 'simple life' folks.
Cars that Defied the Norm: Citroen DS(Jan 09, 2013)If only Citroen had properly developed the car over years, those lines could still have been here today in smoother, even better looking form. Think Porsche 911 for a sedan-equivalent momentum curve.
5 Embarrassing Family Cars(Dec 30, 2012)Honda execs have form in this - later model Preludes lost their mojo, as has the latest Euro-Civic: a sleekmobile turned into Miss Ugly, without addressing any of the ergonomic issues.
5 Embarrassing Family Cars(Dec 30, 2012)Hard to believe people were actually paid good money to design and manufacture it. The concept was somewhat better, but no showstopper.