01:24 – SPECIAL GUEST: Matti Vint, Powertrain R&D, Valeo North America
37:21 – Genesis G90 and Kia Cadenza
44:49 – Tesla’s Bigger Battery: A Faster Way to Bankruptcy?
50:56 – Delphi & Mobileye: Maybe Sergio Was Right About Autonomy Being a Commodity
Automakers keep downsizing their engines to meet fuel economy and emissions standards. But smaller engines need some sort of boost to provide the power that drivers need and want. That’s why turbocharging and supercharging have become so popular. Now comes the next step, electric boost. E-turbos and e-superchargers are about to hit the market, and we have an experimental Lincoln MKZ with an e-supercharger in the studio.
PANEL: John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production; David Zoia, WardsAuto.com; David Welch, Bloomberg
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- Bosch to Fight Diesel Allegations
- Delphi & Mobileye to Develop Autonomous Tech
- Classic Car Prices Falling
- Chevy Has a Naming Problem in Korea
- Americans Not Ready for EVs
- Ssangyong Eyes U.S. after Brexit
Champion Auto Parts is running a contest for those with classic cars or current ones. All you have to do is upload a picture of your “baby” to enter. Laura Soave is the head of Marketing for Federal-Mogul and explains the “King Of The Road” contest that they’re running.
David Freiburger and Mike Finnegan live an enthusiast’s dream. They’re the hosts of Roadkill, a show that seems to be about working on any kind of car as long as it’s about making it go faster. They’re also the hosts of Roadkill Nights a street racing event on Woodward Avenue (yes it’s legal) in Pontiac, Michigan. What did it take to make street racing legal? They explain.
Most car companies would run away from racing in the streets. At the Woodward Dream Cruise, Dodge is embracing it. They’re not crazy. There’s a sound business plan behind all the madness. Tim Kuniskis, who heads up all passenger car brands for FCA US, explains their street racing strategy, and then lights ‘em up to show he’s not just some talking head.
Richard Rawlings is the consummate car nut. With his own television program Fast N’ Loud he’s also quite the media personality. So when he states that the Woodward Dream Cruise is the event that all other automotive events should be benchmarked, that’s saying something. He also lets it slip that he’s on the lookout for a couple of cars that really mean something to him: a Dodge Superbee and a ’34 Ford.
Dodge excels at developing specialty models from existing car lines. Meet the Challenger T/A and Charger Daytona, two iconic names from the brand’s historic racing heritage. Mark Trostle, the head of design for Dodge and SRT, takes us through the how and why they chose the colors and graphics that set these cars apart.