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One Lap of the Web: Drifting Isderas, diesel Alfa vans and owning an M5

Tue, 06 Aug 2013

-- Isdera Imperator 108i. If those words mean anything to you, you've likely already clicked this link. If they don't, watch the video and get educated on an awesome hand-built German exotic from the '80s.

-- Introducing a new brand to the U.S. market is an adventure fraught with peril, but the potential rewards are huge. Hagerty takes a look at some of the most successful ... and least successful ... brand launches in recent automotive history.

-- Has the E28 BMW M5 ever been on your wish list? Motoring con Brio picked up a lovely example, and they're documenting what life is like with one of BMW's original M cars.

-- If you're an Alfa Romeo fan, you may have followed the for-sale saga of a particular F12 Furgone van, one of two reportedly in the country. It piqued the interest of a couple of your Autoweek editors ... until we found out it had been sold. Now the new owner is blogging his journey in a rusty, diesel Alfa van as it heads from Illinois to Berkley, Calif., as logical a home as any for this little blue bomb.

By Autoweek editors