AD #3139 – Acura Reveals NSX Type S; More Ford Bronco Issues; Musk Hopes German Production Starts in October

August 13th, 2021 at 12:01pm

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Runtime: 11:11

0:08 Ford to Replace All Hardtop Roofs on Broncos
0:54 Mustang Mach-E Shipments Delayed
1:15 Musk Calls Out Chip Suppliers Over Delays
1:45 Tesla Hopes to Start German Production in October
2:13 Big Truck Sales Up in U.S.
3:40 Volkswagen Digitizes North American Plants
4:29 Acura Reveals NSX Type S
5:32 Aston Martin Unveils Valkyrie Spider
6:23 MINI Teams Up to Create Custom-Made Cooper
7:51 Clever Solution to Reduce Confusion at Accident Scenes
8:48 EV Charging Breakthrough?
9:25 Argo AI Develops Unique Way to Test Dirty Sensors
9:54 Can You Guess What Kind of Car This Is?

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19 Comments to “AD #3139 – Acura Reveals NSX Type S; More Ford Bronco Issues; Musk Hopes German Production Starts in October”

  1. ChuckGrenci Says:

    I like the idea of the synchronized emergency lighting. Quite often it can be a cacophony of disruptive signaling that ‘is’ dangerous and disorienting. This is also another reason I don’t like those flashing third brake lights. They too can be disorienting, and if a bunch of vehicles had them, they would draw the eye to a confusion of interpretation.

  2. Anthony Carl Mamut Says:

    The mystery car? Why, that is a 1967 Hagleschmidt,2-cylinder variable displacement engine. Seats two (2) in front, and two (2) in the rumble seat. Hand-brake on the handlebar.

    Honestly, I believe it is a British Micro car of some sort, correct?

  3. Lambo2015 Says:

    The chip shortage has opened the door for a return to basics, and I know they are used in everything from Bluetooth to engine management and crash avoidance. GM managed to build trucks without them with a 1 MPG reduction in fuel economy. Lots of things can be done without so I’m a bit surprised we are not seeing more basic vehicles that maybe can be made without some features.

  4. Lambo2015 Says:

    Sean, Really? You liked the Paul Smith interior on that Copper? I can appreciate it from a sustainability exercise but I would not want it. The screen door panels make me think of a Rat Rod and the cork is just not attractive.

  5. TS Piluso Says:

    Enfield 80000

  6. Ron Paris Says:

    #4: And it came as absolutely no surprise that ” this designer has no automotive experience at all”…

  7. wmb Says:

    @4). Yeah, you would think that a return to basics approach would make since, yet I think that there may be at least to issues they may having a hard time getting around. One may be that it may be difficult to reverse engineer key systems, when these chips are at the center of the functions. Like telling a tire manufacturer to make tires without using steel in there construction. The other may be the requirement of safety systems in the vehicle. Years ago, many of the safety system were not require, but now they are to day. Especially if one system is dependent on another (or many others) and they chips make they work together more efficiently. One other I didn’t think of when I started typing, is the Creature Comforts that we come to expect in our vehicles today that one or more of these chips control tge we take for granted. Like “auto” function and dual-zone climate control, the auto lights and auto deming on our vehicles headlights. Yes I’m sure we can do without some of these things, but we want to? Especially on the purchase that may range from $30K to $90K?

  8. XA351GT Says:

    Mystery car looks like a 1970 something POS. LOL Honestly no idea .

  9. Scott-in-Cleveland Says:

    The mystery car looks like it was a reject from the movie Cars.

  10. Lambo2015 Says:

    Mystery car looks like a 83 VW Rabbit that had an explosion inside or a live version of a Cartoon car from some kids show.

  11. Sean McElroy Says:

    TS Piluso #5 has the right answer to the mystery car. Enfield 8000. Nice job.

  12. SteveO Says:

    Here’s the Enfield 8000′s wikipedia page – it’s electric!

  13. Merv Peters Says:

    I would guess Croatia on that mystery car or some other country in that region.

  14. SteveO Says:

    …and here’s the backstory of this odd EV:

  15. Kit Gerhart Says:

    The problem I have with the ungodly bright red and blue lights on today’s police vehicles, is that at night, I can’t see anything else when the two or three cop cars have them on by the side of the road.

  16. Warwick Dundas Says:

    Yes. Definitely an Enfield 8000 electric car made in Great Britain. Only 103 were made.

  17. Kit Gerhart Says:

    16 et. al.
    I assume the same Enfield that used to make motorcycles in the UK, and now makes thrm in India?

  18. Kit Gerhart Says:

    It just became clear how little attention I have paid to NASCAR, since they have had “playoffs,” multiple breaks during each race, and other weird stuff. I’m 50 miles from Indy, and just learned that the Brickyard 400 has been cancelled, and replaced with a 200 mile race on the road course.

  19. Lambo2015 Says:

    18 Sign of the times. I don’t think its a Nascar jumping the shark moment yet but obviously they are experiencing a decline in interest and fans. It does show they are concerned enough to mix things up and try different things. Will it be enough? I doubt it only because the decline has little to do with the tracks they run.
    Since the Covid shut downs many people found other interests and all major sports have seen a decline in interest. Maybe Some due to people wanting to avoid the crowds, some not wanting to deal with restrictions and lower capacity of service. But Nascar is dealing with all that and the fact that its hard to really consider it “stock car” racing. In trying to keep the races close and exciting they keep leveling the car aspect and making them all so similar that only a badge is the difference.
    Also the same with many sports drivers switch teams more often now and when fans throw hundreds of dollars on shirts, flags, jackets and hats to have the driver switch teams the following year, makes fans reluctant to spending that money supporting a driver.

    So they taken away the Ford vs Chevy, Mopar, Toyota fans. Really reduced the fans willing to support a driver with cash on merch. They’ve changed the rules and points system enough times that its difficult to gain interest from new fans when even old fans barely understand the new rules.
    Why has Soccer struggled to be as popular in the US as it is almost everywhere else in the world? Because most people don’t know the rules of the game and its hard to watch when you don’t know what is happening and why. Nascar has created that same feeling among fans.

    I’m not sure there is any going back at this point. EVs are coming and the days of roaring engines the smell of burning fuel and rubber in the air may have passed its peak. Changing tracks is an obvious grasp for more fans. Expect to see more changes as they struggle with continued decline. IMO