In an announcement released earlier this week, Volkswagen revealed that the company will be undertaking a new safety initiative which aims to virtually eliminate all forms of traffic accidents and the fatalities that are sometimes associated with these horrible events.
Hey, long time no Savant! But where better than here to shine a light on the works of the American Motor Corporation, more fondly known as AMC? And I for one do remember it fondly. Of course, it helps that the company and I lived for a number of years in the same town, Southfield, Mich., where its gleaming, monolithic headquarters building still stands, surrounded by a tangle of expressways and service drives.
Almost two years ago, I was invited to attend a conference in San Francisco for my day job. While discussing potential travel plans and sightseeing attractions in the Bay Area with a coworker, she suggested that as part of my orientation to the company that was new to me at the time, I visit our facility in San Diego, since I would already be on the West Coast. Despite being on the same coast of the United States, San Diego and San Francisco are about as far apart as two cities in the same state can be, both geographically and culturally. I was focused on the geography in this case.
Following numerous teases and spy photos, Volkswagen has officially unveiled the 2015 Volkswagen Golf R which aims to reward buyers of this hardcore hatchback with more power, refinement, and technology when it makes its official debut at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show in September.
Following the path forged by its predecessors the 360 Challenge Stradale and the iconic 430 Scuderia, the company revealed the 2015 Ferrari 458 Speciale which not only serves as the definite successor to the fore-mentioned models, but also pushes the 458’s limits into new levels of performance and technology especially against similar models from Lamborghini and other rivals.