Thursday, June 07, 2012

Things I learned in this months issue of Automobile magazine

the 2012 Charger was equipped with an 8 speed transmission to increase gas mileage without decreasing horsepower.

Sergio Marchionne, CEO of Chrysler, says next year the 2013 Dart will be optioned with a 9 speed transmission. Automatic.

You can no longer buy a Ferrari with a manual transmission. Yeah, that is astounding. It is in response to the 2 out of 8000 Ferrari California models that were ordered with a manual trans... so its actually the customers fault for not wanting them.

A 1973 Porsche 917 race car just sold at the March 2012 Gooding auction for 4.4 million. Jerry Seinfeld bought it to add to his Porsche collection. I bet he never races it from the drivers seat.

There are 271 car models sold in America

In New York City, a movie location permit to film costs $300. Men In Black 3 filmed a chase scene, it had 300 people hanging around for reasons like crew, car owners, stuntmen... it took 12 nights to get the scene filmed, the scene lasts 3 to 4 minutes

I've never heard of Apollo tires, and they are in the top 20 list of the largest tire makers in the world, are based in India, and own Dunlop

Rivolta's grandson married Zagato's granddaughter

1 comment:

  1. Im becoming a big fan of Sergio Marchionne and of Chrysler, nothing like great products to help pull a company out from the brink. Richard