2013 Porsche Boxster S - Autoweek Drives
Road test editors Jonathan Wong and Natalie Neff takes the 2013 Porsche Boxster out for a drive. For more info on the Boxster S: http://www.autoweek.com/article/20120308/CARREVIEWS/120309852?utm_source=yo utube&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=social
GM unveils the 2014 Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra pickups - Autoweek TV with Natalie Neff
Also in this episode: Jaguar axes the C-X75 supercar, and the Autoweek Design Forum is coming up fast. TRANSCRIPT -- GM shows off its new trucks. -- Jaguar cancels its supercar. -- And it's time again for the Autoweek Design Forum. I'm Natalie with a Friday edition of Autoweek TV. General Motors yesterday revealed the redesigned 2014 Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra. Upgrades include a stiffer frame and cab and a revamped interior with video screens and wireless connectivity. Three engines will be offered: a 4.3-liter V6, a 5.3-liter V8 and the new 6.2-liter LT1. Cylinder deactivation will conserve fuel on all models, and six-speed automatics will be standard. We'll see the Sierra and Silverado in Detroit in January. For more details on the Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra: http://www.autoweek.com/article/20121214/CARNEWS/121219919?utm_source=googl eplus&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=social Jaguar said it will not build the C-X75 supercar due to the economic downturn in Europe. Last May, the plan was to build 250 examples at a cost of about $1.5 million each. It was slated to have a 1.6-liter gasoline engine with electric motors at the wheels. Top speed was set for more than 200 mph. It would have been up against tough competition, including the Porsche 918, Ferrari Enzo replacement and the McLaren P1. For more info on the Jaguar C-X75: http://www.autoweek.com/article/20121211/CARNEWS/121219977?utm_source=googl eplus&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=social And our annual Design Forum takes place on January 17th. This year's guests include GM exterior design manager Kirk Bennion, Marco Tencone, Head of Alfa Romeo, Lancia and Maserati Design, Lapo Elkann, President and Founder, Italia Independent and Independent Ideas, Founding Partner, LA Holding and Bruce Leak and Peter Barrett of CloudCar. Tickets are $175 a piece, including breakfast, lunch, and a ticket to Thursday's Industry Preview day of the North American International Auto Show. Go to autoweek.com/designforum for details. For more info on the Design Forum: http://designforum.autoweek.com/?utm_source=googleplus&utm_medium=social&ut m_campaign=social That's it for the week, get that Christmas shopping done, relax and watch the Race of Champions, live streaming, on Autoweek.com and our full walkaround video of the Silverado and Sierra. Check them out. See you next week, and until then, enjoy the drive.
Fiat, Nissan squabble over ugly cars - Autoweek TV with Rory Carroll
Also in this episode: BMW announces the M6 Gran Coupe, and Bentley takes overheated press-release language to a new level. -- BMW will build an M6 Gran Coupe. -- Fiat and Nissan fight like eighth-grade girls. -- And Bentley speaks the language of success. I'm Rory, it's Wednesday and I'm going to go on an overnight drunk, and in 10 days I'm going to set out to find the shark that ate my friend and destroy it. If you've been lusting after a BMW M5, but you . . . If you want an M5, but it isn't, uhhh. Oh. If you want an M6, but you want four doors, but you don't want an M5 . . . Well, BMW is making an M6 Gran Coupe, because they'll be able to sell it for more than a regular Gran Coupe, and because people will buy it. Mechanically, it will be identical to the M5—so 560hp, a 4.4 liter twin-turbo V8 and automatic transmissions only. For more info on the M6: http://www.autoweek.com/article/20121212/DETROIT/121219965?utm_source=twitt er&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=social Fiat and Nissan engaged in an eighth-grade slap-fight over who builds the uglier car, last week. It all started when Fiat's Olivier Francois said, "Isn't ugliness the worst pollution of all?" during the Fiat 500e-focused portion of his remarks at a Fiat LA Auto Show press conference, which was nearly 25-minutes long and was mostly taken up by bleakly sophomoric innuendo. Fiat's Matt Davis correctly recited a similar talking point later, but neither actually mentioned Nissan, who must have assumed that Francois' ugliness remarks referred to the Nissan Leaf. Speaking to Automotive News, Nissan's Simon Sproule said, "Let's face it, Fiat has not shied away from controversial styling themselves. Many would describe many of their products as visual pollution. Take a long, hard look at the Fiat Doblo." Then, he looked up at a colleague and asked if he'd managed to say the word "many" enough times to satisfy the terms of their bet. Oddly, no one mentioned the Fiat Multipla. And, finally, Bentley sent us a press release this morning with the headline "New Bentley brand identity speaks language of success." Here's a game. It's called guess what this press release is about. Is it A. That VW is making Bentley communicate only in German from now on. B. They're rearranging their brand around a voice-activated infotainment system. C. Bentley is releasing a new line of "successories" for business people. Or D. They've redesigned their lobby in Crewe. The answer is D. And that's the news. We'll be back tomorrow, but until then, check out our other videos on YouTube and on autoweek.com.
2013 Autoweek Best of the Best Car Award - Porsche Boxster S
-- Editor Wes Raynal announces the Porsche Boxster S as the winner of the 2013 Autoweek Best of the Best - Car. -- KC Crain congratulates Doug Battie, VP of North America Porsche, after winning the Best of the Best Award for the Boxster S. For more info on the Porsche Boxster: http://www.autoweek.com/article/20121211/CARNEWS/121219995?utm_source=youtu be&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=social