One Lap of the Web: BMW M3 gets color-corrected, a gentleman's GT-R and the Porsche 959Tue, 21 May 2013 00:00:00 -0700
We spend a lot of time on the Internet -- pretty much whenever we're not driving, writing about or working on cars. Since there's more out there than we'd ever be able to cover, here's our daily digest of car stuff on the Web you may not otherwise have heard about.
-- Oh dear, BMW: Perhaps you shouldn't have made two M3 color selections sound so similar? Either that, or keep a couple of Atlantis Blue and Atlantic Blue cars on-hand to make the situation right for customers who fly in for Euro delivery of the, ahem, wrong car.
-- Ouch, in multiple ways: Flatsixes.com reports that emergency responders were forced to take the Jaws of Life to this 1967 Porsche 911 after an accident left its driver with serious head injuries. Whether excess speed (official) or excess moose (speculated) was the cause, we mourn the loss of a great car and wish its driver a speedy and complete recovery.
-- Esser Automotive posts a nice piece reminding us of a past automotive innovation: Vert-A-Pac rail cars that, along with some special engineering tweaks to the cars themselves, allowed the Chevrolet Vega to be shipped vertically. The innovation nearly doubled the number of vehicles that could be carried by a single rail car. It's just too bad those vehicles were Vegas.
-- Think you're man enough for the Nissan GT-R? How about gentleman enough? Worldcarfans.com is reporting on a new GT-R Gentleman Edition for the...wait for it...French market, complete with red leather and special badging. We surrender.
-- Finally today, Petrolicious takes a look at the object of eternal lust that is the Porsche 959, and how it's affected the current stable of force-fed, AWD Porsche vehicles. There's a little 959 in every Cayenne Turbo...how's that for karma?
By Autoweek editors