Automakers need big rigs to perform chores like hauling fuel and transporting race cars to the track. That’s why Audi used the truck pictured below to carry its3rd and 4th-place-finishing racers to Le Mans for last weekend’s 24-hour race.
ROLLS-ROYCE’S NEW CONCEPT is here and it’s…. Well, it’s something. Dubbed the “Rolls-Royce VISION NEXT 100,” a name we will not use again, the wild-eyed concept imagines—and satisfies—the self-glorifying demands of the 22nd century oligarch.
Lincoln is in the early stages of an attempted comeback, and in its quest to match the offerings from class leaders like Audi and Mercedes, it’s had some interesting ideas. Closets. Staircases. Wheels the size of Manhattan apartments.
Driving is a chore. Sure, there are stretches of roads that are pleasant, and there are cars so slick that piloting them feels both graceful and powerful, but most of the time, commuting in traffic and controlling a machine is a tedious task. Etos, a concept car from Swiss automaker Rinspeed, wants drivers to enjoy the experience of travel again. To that end, their car has a landing pad for a drone on the back, so drivers can fly around while they’re on the road.
At every auto show, there’s always at least one manufacturer that tries to spring a surprise with a not-even-hinted-at new model. And although there’s still plenty of time for Geneva to produce some more astonishment—as of this writing, the first press day hasn’t even started—first blood goes to Bentley with the EXP 10 Speed 6.
ONE SUNNY DAY last week, I drove from my office in San Francisco over the Bay Bridge, down Interstate 880 and into a parking lot at the defunct Alameda Naval Air Station. I was late, so I wasn’t exactly driving cautiously. I weaved through traffic going 15 mph over the speed limit, alternating between tailgating and passing cars on the right. Because I didn’t know where I was going and didn’t take the time to plug the address in the car’s nav system, I had my eyes glued to my phone for much of the trip.