Friday, September 02, 2016

CarTalk August 29, 2016

Motoring Middle East is 5 and for almost that long the guys have been on Nightline talking cars, very cool.

So, this week we learned a little bit more about the new Nissan Patrol and the V6 engine. We all get why they are going that direction BUT V6? Power! Nissan is clever so it is certain to neo be an issue but V6?

And we talked about 2 Audis that will make you sit up and pay attention.

And there were a plethora of SMS messages to go through.

The CarTalk Podcast

The Show notes.

August 29
-5 years of MME
-Audi stories
- the #Ferrari 488 Spider
Seeing Geely ads!
-want a v6 Patrol?
-BMW Z4 done?

Honda Hello!

Those Chinese!

Chinese startup supercar manufacturer Techrules has hired legendary Italian designers Giorgetto and Fabrizio Giugiaro as it gears up to launch the GT96 supercar.

The car was previewed at March's Geneva Motor Show in concept guise and apparently, will be released as a finished, production-spec model at Geneva next year.

When unveiled, the Techrules GT96 drew headlines thanks to its use of six electric motors, one driving each front wheel and two for each rear wheel. That results in a total of 1,030 hp and 6,372 lb-ft of torque, a 0-60 mph (96 km/h) time of 2.5 seconds and a remarkable 1,243 mile range.

To make the car a reality, Techrules hasn't just employed the help of Giorgetto Giuigaro and his son but also L.M. Gianetti, an engineering and production specialist. The company is capable of producing 25 cars per year and will allow Techrules to avoid having to build its own production facility.

The role of the two Giuigaros in the project isn't known but it seems likely they'll help refine the vehicle's design before it hits the streets.

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