2013 Dodge Charger Daytona to debut at L.A. auto show - Autoweek TV with Andrew Stoy
Also in this episode: Bernie Ecclestone wants a bigger Formula One presence in the United States, and Mopar fans can do some racing of their own with the upcoming Dodge Charger Daytona.
-- We've got weekend race results from Brazil.
-- Big Bernie says he wants more American F1 events.
-- And Dodge is putting the Daytona name on a new Charger.
Hi, I'm Andy and this is a Monday edition of Autoweek TV. We've wrapped up the leftovers so let's get back to cars -- that includes race results with spoilers, so if you've DVR'ed the action, push pause now. We'll give you a moment...
Sebastian Vettel took the F1 Championship on Sunday in Brazil. The 25-year-old German came in sixth in the race, but it was enough to lock up his third title. He's the youngest driver ever to accomplish the triple feat -- Michael Shumacher was 31 before he made it to three championships.
Red Bull also took the constructors championship, with wins from Webber and Vettel all season. Ferrari's Fernando Alonso and Lotus driver Kimi Raikkonen came in second and third in the driver's championship standings.
For more on Vettel's win:
On the subject of Formula One, head honcho Bernie Ecclestone said he'd like to have three races in the United States and fewer in Europe.
New Jersey is on the calendar for next year, as is Russia. Deals for races in Thailand and Mexico are also in the works, which would eat away at European dates. Events in Belgium and Hungary, along with the two Spanish races, could be on the chopping block.
Full article with Ecclestone's comments:
Dodge is resurrecting the Daytona name on a special Charger sedan for the LA Auto Show.
The custom Charger will offer Mopar fans a spoiler, hood stripes, roof wrap and custom interior. "Daytona" is spelled out on the back fenders, and the body color palette is silver, blue, black or white.
Output for the standard Hemi V8 is unchanged at 370 hp, but buyers do get exclusivity: Only 2500 Charger Daytonas will be built for the United States. But be prepared to shell out about $3,000 for the option.
More on the Dodge Charger Daytona:
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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:
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
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:
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.
Inside the Designer’s Studio
A conversation with Jaguar Chief Designer Ian Callum
Jaguar USA AND Autoweek joined forces at the Hilton Head Island Motoring
Festival to bring exclusive, behind-the-scenes access any car fanatic would
put high on a list of must-do events.
Jaguar special guests and Autoweek Advisors were treated to the car-guy
insights of Jaguar Chief Designer Ian Callum, who admitted that, among
other things, he started drawing cars at just 3 years old. “I would draw
mechanical things around the house,” he said. “Appliances, cars, even
the Hoover [vacuum]."
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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: