Joel Ewanick is headed to Fisker - Autoweek TV with Rory Carroll
Also in this episode: BMW hopes a new shirt will unite 1 Series M-Coupe owners, and Hyundai brings a fixed-gear bicycle-inspired Veloster concept to the LA Auto Show. -- Joel Ewanick is headed to Fisker. -- BMW's releasing a new...shirt. -- And Hyundai's bringing a rather unfortunate concept to LA. I'm Rory, it's Wednesday, let's do the news. It seems like just yesterday that we brought you news of former GM marketing chief Joel Ewanick's firing from GM. Today, he's going to Fisker. After a short stint heading GM's marketing operation, Ewanick's GM career went down in flames after a sponsorship deal with one of England's hottest sports franchises, the Manchester United soccer team, engulfed him in controversy. Recent reports say that Ewanick will bring his fiery demeanor to Fisker as head of global sales and marketing. More on Joel Ewanick: http://www.autoweek.com/article/20121127/CARNEWS/121129914?utm_source=youtu be&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=social BMW's 1 Series M-Coupe is undoubtedly one of the coolest cars to come out of that company in years. If you're one of the diminutive super-coupe's 6,309 lucky owners, but you're worried that people won't be able to recognize you by your haircut, Bluetooth headset or Piloti shoes, worry no more. The boys in Bavaria have developed a new $115 polo shirt that will make it clear to everyone that it's wearer owns a 1 Series M-Coupe. The shirt will also have the owners name embroidered down its left sleeve so that it's visible as the owner cruises up and down his town's main drag listening to dubstep with his arm out the window. One would assume it's possible to pop the shirt's collar. BMW says they want to see owners "recognize each other in the street, grab hands, and talk about that special car." We're not sure what they mean by that. And finally, that unfortunate concept from Hyundai. If there's one thing that always works, it's taking something that's hip and/or maybe subversive, and using it to sell a mass market product. It's even better if you do it after the hip thing has been turned into a Hollywood flop, much to the chagrin of its original devotees. Hyundai doing just that with their Veloster C3 Roll Top concept, which is apparently designed to cruelly mock those who ride fixed gear bicycles. Did they use the words urban, lifestyle and sustainable in the press-release? Oh yeah, several times. We're going to see about getting it posted at FixedGearGallery.com so we can see what their readers think of it. More on the Hyundai Veloster C3 Roll Top concept: http://www.autoweek.com/article/20121128/LOSANGELES/121129889?utm_source=yo utube&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=social Anyway, that's the news. We're back tomorrow, but until then, be sure to check our other videos at autoweek.com. Until next time, enjoy the drive.
2014 Ford Fiesta ST to debut at L.A. auto show - Autoweek TV with Jake Lingeman
Also in this episode: Get ready for the hopped-up Ford Fiesta ST, and Ferrari F12 owners can tune their way to higher performance. -- The Hennessey Venom gets more bite. -- The Focus ST celebrates a baby brother. -- And it's time for the Ferrari F12 tuning kits to start rolling out. Hi I'm Jake with a Tuesday edition of Autoweek TV. Let's get rolling. Hennessey Performance Engineering is taking the next step with its Venom hypercar, introducing the Venom GT2 on Monday. The Venom GT2 uses a Corvette-sourced 7-liter engine with a Lotus chassis. The GT2 tune will put out 1,500 hp. That's 300 more than the "regular" Venom GT. Other improvements include a double bubble roof for more headroom, new headlights and a new front end treatment. The GT2 will cost $1.25 million when it debuts next year. Details on the Venom GT2: http://www.autoweek.com/article/20121126/CARNEWS/121129917?utm_source=youtu be&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=social The L.A. Auto Show is later this week, but we have the most exciting reveal from Ford right now. It's the Fiesta ST, the baby brother of the five-door Focus ST. It will house a turbocharged 1.6-liter EcoBoost engine making 197 hp and 214 lb-ft of torque. The Fiesta ST will also get quicker steering than the standard model and a stiffer suspension. Pricing hasn't been announced yet but if it follows the Focus ST pricing logic, it should come in at about $18,000. For more details on the 2014 Ford Fiesta ST: http://www.autoweek.com/article/20121126/LOSANGELES/121129926?utm_source=yo utube&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=social Wheels and More, a tuner out of Baesweiler, Germany has created a tuning package for the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta. It ups the horsepower from 740 to 785, adds a hand-crafted Exhaust with remote valve buttons and lowers the car a few clicks. New wheels are also installed with Pirelli rubber at the corners. Tuning a halo Ferrari isn't cheap. The engine tune costs about $12,000, the Exhaust is $6,500 and the wheels are a breathtaking 17 grand. Of course that's all on top of the Ferrari F12's $315,000 base price. More on the tuned Ferrari F12: http://www.autoweek.com/article/20121126/CARNEWS/121129918?utm_source=youtu be&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=social That's the news for today. Make sure to check out our related videos at Autoweek.com, and come back tomorrow for more news. Until then, enjoy the drive.
2013 SRT Viper at Sonoma Raceway - Autoweek Drives
West coast editor Mark Vaughn takes the 2013 SRT Viper to Sonoma Raceway for a few laps in the rain. He also gives us an overview of everything that is new in the Viper for 2013. Read the full article: http://www.autoweek.com/article/20121121/CARREVIEWS/121129982?utm_source=yo utube&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=social
Ford three-cylinder engine slated for America - Autoweek TV with Andrew Stoy
Also in this episode: The first U.S.-market Ferrari F12 sells for $1.125 million, and the East Coast collector car community comes together in the way of Sandy. -- Ford announces a three-cylinder for the American market. -- The first Ferrari F12 sells for more than a million dollars. -- And East Coast car collectors gather after Sandy. I'm Andy, and this is a Tuesday edition of Autoweek TV. Let's get to it. All you Geo Metro owners who've been holding out for another three-cylinder car, get ready: Your wait is about to end. Ford has announced it will bring its turbocharged, direct-injected EcoBoost 1-liter three-cylinder to the U.S. next year in the 2014 Fiesta. Fuel efficiency is expected to be 40 mpg or better, yet this little engine still turns out 123 hp and 148 lb-ft of torque. We've driven a European Ford Focus with the 1-liter EcoBoost three-cylinder, and the experience was surprisingly good. We expect it to be even more fun in the smaller Fiesta, and we'll bring you a complete road test as soon as we get our hands on one. For more on the 2014 Ford Fiesta: http://www.autoweek.com/article/20121119/CARNEWS/121119806?utm_source=youtu be&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=social The first Ferrari F12 Berlinetta available in the U.S. has gone for $1.125 million. If it's yours now, congratulations. The F12 was auctioned Sunday at the U.S. Grand Prix in Austin, with proceeds scheduled to benefit victims of Hurricane Sandy. Bidding started at $315,000 and went up quickly from there. We had a little competition of our own among our site commenters to see who could get closest to the final sales price -- turns out we had a tie, so Derek J. and Steve C., keep an eye out for some Autoweek swag coming your way. More on the Ferrari: http://www.autoweek.com/article/20121119/CARNEWS/121119815?utm_source=youtu be&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=social Speaking of Sandy, there are signs life is returning to normal -- even among the collector car community. Last weekend, enthusiasts from all over New Jersey gathered at a Porsche, Rolls and Bentley dealership in Parsippany to share war stories and engage in some much needed camaraderie. It wasn't just exotics either -- several hundred cars got together including Mustangs, DeLoreans, a '77 Camaro and even a 1912 Ford. It's great to see enthusiasts pulling together in the face of a situation like this, and we wish everyone on the East Coast a continued speedy recovery. The full story on Cars and Croissants in New Jersey: http://www.autoweek.com/article/20121119/CARNEWS01/121119813?utm_source=you tube&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=social That's the news for today, but we're not done: Be sure to check out the related videos for more car news, reviews and offbeat stories including a BMW M6 used as a printing press. We'll see you back here tomorrow. Until then, enjoy the drive.