How do you imagine spending your 50th birthday? A party with family and friends? A slice of cake and a stiff drink? A holiday in Mauritius with the family? Lamborghini turned 50 earlier this month, and that’s exactly how they didn’t celebrate.
True to form, the larger-than-life car manufacturer celebrated in an unashamedly over the-top way. As well as creating a limited edition model, which would have been sufficient for most car producers, they drove a cavalcade of supercars around Italy, before culminating in an end of trip party where they unveiled a one-off concept car. Now that’s how you celebrate half a century!
With the departure of Volvo’s C30 hatchback and the related S40 sedan, the S60 has to fill the marque’s role as the entry-level Volvo. Sized to compete with the likes of BMW 3-series, Audi A4, and Mercedes C-class, the S60 has a lot of ground to cover. Starting at $31,900, the entry-level model is the S60 T5.
The S60 T5 AWD is the third variant of S60 sedan I’ve reviewed since the “Naughty Volvo” launched in 2011. Both previously-tested models had turbocharged versions of Volvo’s inline-six cylinder engine- the 2011 S60 T6 AWD was the powertrain available at launch with 300 HP, and the 2012 S60 T6 AWD R-Design featured enhanced styling to complement the increased 325 HP output. Given my mild obsession with high-performance Volvos, I spent way too much time comparing those cars to the hallowed R cars of 2004-2007 when testing those six-cylinder S60 models.
After losing the title of most valuable car brand to German competitor BMW in 2012, Toyota has knocked its German rival out of the top spot to reclaim the title of Most Valuable Car Brand once again for the 2013 calendar year.
BMW has officially unveiled the revised 2014 BMW 5 Series lineup. The company claims that the styling revisions, new technology, and performance hardware the car has received are part of its “Precise modifications to the design” and aim to make the car stand out from rivals such as the Audi A6 as well as the redesigned Mercedes E-Class when it arrives on dealer lots this fall.
BMW has lifted the veil off of the refreshed 2014 BMW M5 sport sedan, which brings new style and performance to the M5 lineup when it debuts later this fall to once again battle against competitors such as the Audi RS6 and the redesigned Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG.
Following the earlier unveiling of a lone teaser sketch, Aston Martin has taken the cover off of its stylish CC100 Roadster Concept which was designed by the company to celebrate its 100th anniversary and to serve as a rolling tribute to the legendary 1956 DBR/1 open top race car when it made its official debut alongside the iconic race car at the past weekend’s 24 hrs of Nurburgring race in Nuremburg Germany.
When Autosavant first laid eyes on the 2014 Mercedes Benz E-Class, it was at its official debut during the 2013 North American Auto Show in Detroit Michigan, where the newest iteration of the E-Class (in sedan and wagon form) left a good first impression on us with its reworked exterior styling as well as its new interior layout. But with the car now arriving onto dealer lots, does it still have what it takes to compete against the BMW 5 Series and Audi A6 while filling the lofty shoes of its popular predecessor at the same time? To find out, I visited my local Mercedes-Benz dealership in Bloomfield Hills Michigan, where their “Open Haus” event allowed me to spend some quality time with the 2014 E-Class lineup and witness first hand whether the company’s efforts to improve the E have paid off.
Although there have been calls for elderly drivers to retake their tests in the past, including one from former Formula One driver, Sir Stirling Moss, very little attention has been paid to bad drivers in general.
Despite the fact that many people are calling for the elderly to retake their tests, in 2011 the AA asked 17,000 drivers whether they thought that would pass a test if they were to retake it.