People of the Internet, meet your new drift hero: these are the first official pics of the new Lamborghini Gallardo LP 550-2 Spyder.
At the end of every TopGear summer series, most of the team heads off to the beach for a spot of rest and relaxation. Not me, though. With the final bombshell still echoing in my ears, I have to start work on my annual Christmas DVD.
For a moment, all is calm inside VW’s Dakar Touareg. The driver, Dieter Depping, has eased off the throttle so the engine note drops to a dieselly purr, and all I can see out of the windscreen is blue sky. There’s a fluffy cloud drifting across the view, some vapour trails in the distance. It feels remarkably serene, given that we’re five feet up in the air.
‘Tis the week for tiny Japanese sports cars. Yesterday we saw the Honda Small Sports Car EV– a dinky all-electric concept – and today Daihatsu has released a few sketchy details and pictures of its D-X concept, a two-seater roadster set to be unveiled at the Tokyo show later this month.
Calling a concept car Regina is, we assume, meant to make us Brits summon up positive images. Solid, durable, inoffensively feminine.
Yet another catastrophic wobble in the Saab survival tightrope act. Following the agreement for Saab to be sold to two Chinese companies, GM has now chucked a spanner in the works. I think this is shockingly bad behaviour by GM.
Rewind to 2008, and the last lap of the last race of the season in Brazil. You know the one, when Massa beats Lewis and thinks he’s clinched the title, only for Lewis to squirm around Timo Glock at the final corner, earning a crucial extra point and – more importantly – sneaking the F1 world championship. The TV cuts to the Ferrari garage and an orgy of hugs… before they realise their boy hasn’t won a thing. The smiles are wiped. Someone punches something. A new rivalry is born.
A selection of vast, and vastly overfunded racing trucks. A big, tarmac circle. People crashing into each other on purpose. A sportscaster yowling like a wolf with its man-vegetables caught on a coat hanger. Burt Reynolds couldn't have fathomed a better advert from Sunday's WinStar World Casino NASCAR truck race.