We’ve just had an update on the Alfa 4C. It sounds like it’s going to be even more wonderful than they first promised. Its engineers are confident of getting the first prototype on the road for the middle of 2012, with the final car on sale a year after that. It will be distinctly exotic, but remarkable value. They’re still aiming for under $350,000, that's Porsche Cayman and BMW 1 M territory.
We're calling this Rhyskana - it's a video of Pikes Peak mentalist and dorifuto enthusiast, Rhys Millen (you may remember him from this, that and the other), drifting his Genesis Coupe drift car through Hyundai USA's old HQ buildings in California.
First, there was the Mercedes-Benz CLS. And it was good. Then, the Audi A7. That was also good. Now, Internet, meet the third contender for the crown of ultimate luxo-four-door-coupe-thingy: the BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe.
When we stopped looking at the Massive Gearlever of the Suzuki Alto at last month’s Tokyo motor show, we spent a very interesting hour talking to Honda. There, as regular TopGear.commers will remember, Honda told us a new NSX would appear at Detroit.
This is a pick-up. No wait! It really is! Just look at it! People of the Web, meet the Smart For-Us. It is a zero-emission, roofless pick-up headed for next year's Detroit motor show, which kicks off on 14 Jan, 2012.
Whatever you think you might know about drifting, chances are you'll be wrong. It's not about a lack of grip, or about using the throttle to control the direction of the car - no, the key thing to remember is that whichever way the front wheels are pointing, that is the direction you'll head in. It's almost best to ignore the slide, because that just confuses things.