If you’ve never been treated to a winter driving course then now’s the time to make up some post-Christmas story about how in the 12-months leading up to a leap-year it’s important to drive the wheels off something exotic – on ice. It’s the law apparently, didn’t you know?
Some days I feel like I must have gone to sleep and woken in a parallel universe – perhaps the popular TV series, Fringe, is a documentary on life – a fictional metaphor, rather than the science fantasy we first thought?
We live in an age where Aston Martin make a cutesy city car, Lotus focus more on fashion than engineering and Porsche plan a top-of-the-range electric powered supercar. If we’d painted this vision of the future as recently as 5 years ago, you’d have laughed hysterically and questioned our sanity and yet here we are at the end of 2010 describing exactly such a reality.
You are probably aware by now that Aston Martin have confirmed their intentions to put their new Cygnet city car into production, with first deliveries due in late 2011.
The Aston Martin Cygnet city car is based on Toyota’s diminutive iQ, but re-engineered and substantially re-trimmed to meet the standards of luxury befitting an Aston Martin. “It is time to think differently…” says Aston Martin CEO Dr Ulrich Bez, “Whatever we do, we do right. If we do performance, we do performance; we don’t downsize or compromise our sports cars.
It’s becoming all the rage these days, Fiat recently got together with Faithless for their Punto Evo campaign, spawning a ‘Feelin Good’ special edition. Aston Martin being the coolest of automotive brands chose… Swizz Beatz for their ‘music edition’ special. Erm, Swizz who?
Four door Lamborghini could still become a reality after Lamborghini CEO says a four door version would fit his company ‘very well.’
‘Metropolis’ by Citroen concept unveiled to be shown in the French Pavilion at the Shanghai World Fair from 1st May to 31st October, 2010.
Aston’s 4-door Rapide is now on sale at a price that will cause Maranello some concern.
General office consensus has it that the new Panamera is better looking than most of us expected. What do you think? As ever, Porsche…