At last count there maybe more than 45,000 species of spiders throughout the world, but in our studio there’s only one: the 2017 FIAT 124 Spider Abarth. Fiat rebooted this sports car from the ‘60s earlier this year with the help of competitor Mazda. Get the story on how they put together this new edition of an Italian Classic.
SPECIAL GUEST: Leia Horton, Fiat 124 Spider Engineering
PANEL:John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Todd Lassa, Automobile; Bob Gritzinger, WardsAuto
NEWS TOPICS: 00:50 – Elio Motors 22:42 – 3D Printing 29:01 – Doctor Data 37:20 – VW Full Line Drive 46:04 – Google & the Michigan Legislature 48:14 – Ford demos Autonomous Fusion to Journalists 51:51 – Otto – Uber’s Autonomous Semi
SPECIAL GUEST: Jeff Johnston, VP, Engineering Elio Motors
It’s got three wheels, one door and is made from pure imagination. Even though it sounds like a Willy Wonka invention, this is a real car. The brainchild of engineer Paul Elio, the E-Series is a two-seat, 84mpg vehicle that’s road ready. But the question is, when will it be customer ready?
PANEL: Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production; Lindsay Brooke, SAE; Chris Paukert, Roadshow by CNET
NEWS TOPICS: 01:00 – Hudson Hornet 23:16 – Live Another Day Movie 35:37 – Reid Bigland in big trouble 43:10 – Is Diesel Dead? 46:26 – Will China become EV Central? 53:25 – Is the Volvo/Autoliv JV an Autonomous game changer?
SPECIAL GUEST: Ed Souers, Hudson Hornet Expert
VEHICLE IN STUDIO: 1952 Hudson Hornet with 7x Engine
PANEL: John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production; Michelle Krebs, COX Automotive; Mike Austin, Autoblog
02:14 – Auto Sales
09:24 – 10-speed transmission in the F-150
22:29 – Self Driving Cars
33:14 – Doctor Data
40:31 – All things Jeep
48:00 – Carbon bicycles: Will Greg LeMond’s company make materials in automotive affordable?
53:45 – Slower semis saving lives?
01:04:38 – BONUS FOOTAGE: Rapid Fire Q & A
PANEL: John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production; Mike Wayland, The Detroit News; Mike Martinez, The Detroit News
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
2:55 – The First Camaro
34:48 – The new Luxury brand Genesis
58:20 – Ford’s move into autonomy
01:04:47 – Bonus Footage! Magna Interns ask questions
SPECIAL GUEST: Logan Lawson, Owner, Camaro #1
What’s better than being Number 1? How about finding and owning Number 1, especially when it’s the very first Chevrolet Camaro. Join John McElroy for the fascinating story of how a teenager from Kansas tracked down and documented the historic car which he now owns. Also on our panel is Mark Gessler from the Historic Vehicle Association. Joining John McElroy of Autoline.tv, asking questions and providing insight, is Henry Payne from the Detroit News.
Then during our NEWS portion of the show both David Welch from Bloomberg and Seyth Miersma of Motor1 join John & Henry to discuss several topics.
Local Motors is bringing a radically different business model to the automotive industry. No design studios. No engineering staff. No massive factories. No dealerships. In other words, no massive capital investments. If they can make it work it could completely turn the industry upside down. Justin Fishkin, the Chief Strategy Officer of Local Motors, joins John and Gary for a most interesting conversation on the brave new world of crowd-sourced car design.
SPECIAL GUEST: Justin Fishkin, Chief Strategy Officer, Local Motors
All that and more with hosts John McElroy from Autoline.tv and Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production.
Automakers are under enormous pressure to improve fuel economy. But the regulations were written when gasoline prices were soaring and now they’re the cheapest in decades. How can automakers improve fuel efficiency and still get consumers to buy the right mix of vehicles. Join us as we discuss the choices the industry faces.
SPECIAL GUEST: MaryAnn Wright, Group VP, Johnson Controls
All that and more with hosts John McElroy from Autoline.tv and Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production, with guest analyst Michelle Krebs of Autotrader.com.
SPECIAL GUEST: Ray Arondoski III, owner 1971 Cadillac Eldorado
UP FOR DISCUSSION:
01:00 – Concours d’Elegance of America at St. John’s
18:00 – McElroy’s Future Classics
37:40 – More Chinese buying pickups
41:00 – VW US Marketing to name next SUV
44:57 – FCA under investigation for sales reporting
01:01:49 – Bonus Footage: Post Show!
All that and more with host John McElroy from Autoline.tv, and guest panelists, Todd Lassa with Automobile, and Chris Paukert of Roadshow by CNET.