You'd like Dario Franchitti. You'd like his open, direct manner, the way he wears his success so lightly, and how proud he is of his CAMRADD award. And you'd definitely like his road cars and what he does with them.
Behold: the first electric vehicle that isn't wholly dull (with the possible exception of the boys' homemade effort). It's the Nismo Leaf. And we want one.
This is the baby of the BMW M car range. But that doesn't really explain it, so let’s instead say it is the successor to the original E30 Em-Three; a car carrying near-royal pedigree.
Accepted wisdom tells us coral is the gift for a 35th anniversary. Volkswagen, however, has chosen power.
The New York show's main concept-car debut was this Lexus, called LF-Ch. It's effectively a preview of the next GS, due at the turn of the year.As it sat there on its podium, all mercury-shade paint and 20in wheels, it defied us not to think back a couple of days to the Shanghai show and the BMW M5 Concept. Especially when standing behind it, we completely failed not to think of the BMW M5 Concept.But it's actually supposed a hybrid, carrying the next generation of Lexus's petrol-electric system, presumably with a V6 under the hood.
Versus games keep men alive and happy. The adversarial nature of pitting two unlikely warriors against one another has fascinated the world's most unproductive minds. And now we have two new entrants to vacillate over: step forward Cadillac Escalade and Nissan GT-R.