One Lap of the Web: Cizeta-Moroder, predicting Volvo's demise and the best rally corner on earthTue, 28 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.
-- What does electronica producer extraordinaire Giorgio Moroder have to do with cars? Those of you of a certain age might remember the short-lived Cizeta-Moroder exotic, a V16-equipped Diabloesque plaything built briefly during the 1980s and '90s; Moroder's involvement with Daft Punk has him back in the spotlight, and he brings up his foray into exotic cars during an interview with Spin magazine here.
-- 24/7 Wall St. predicts Volvo and Mitsubishi will vanish from the face of the earth in 2014 -- or at least from the U.S. market, in the case of Mitsubishi. We'd say the jury is out on both automakers right now, but corporate parents Geely and Mitsubishi have deep pockets, so don't be surprised if these two are on the site's list of missed predictions in 2015.
-- Didn't get enough racing this weekend? Check out Silodrome's retrospective of the 1984 Monaco Grand Prix, featuring Prost, Mansell, Lauda, Senna and more running flat-out in the rain.
-- This Finnish rally video shows a particularly nasty turn consuming race cars one after the other -- if you're into dramatic low-speed race crashes, this may be the best vantage point on earth.
-- The New York Times argues that the Porsche 911 is the car design that's stayed most true to its roots despite the passage of time. We'll agree that the latest 991 still has a flat six and the same general shape, but as for the rest, is it still the same honest sports car Porsche originally envisioned? Read the article and let us know what you think in the comments.
By Autoweek editors