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Sources: Italdesign and Airbus to Introduce Car That Can be Airlifted at Geneva Motor Show

Sources with knowledge of the plans say that Italdesign and Airbus will unveil a car at the Geneva Motor Show that includes a separate upper capsule that can be airlifted to avoid traffic congestion. The concept will reportedly consist of two stages, with an upper body used for passenger seating underpinned by a self-driving chassis. When traffic jams are encountered,…

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Spanish Police Bust Operation Producing Counterfeit Ferraris and Lamborghinis

Citing media outlet La Voz de Galicia, Carscoops is reporting that three people have been arrested in the Spanish city of Girona for producing knock-offs of Ferraris and Lamborghinis. Police are said to have begun investigating the company after a counterfeit Ferrari was spotted in Benidorm, a city in the province of Alicante in eastern Spain. After tracking down the…

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Jay Leno Introduces Vehicle Care Kit for "Anything that Rolls, Explodes or Makes Noise."

Comedian and consummate car guy Jay Leno has announced that his production company is now offering a seven-piece vehicle care kit. Available online for $59.99, "Jay Leno's Garage Advanced Vehicle Care" includes vehicle wash, tire and trim dressing, wax, detailer, foam block and microfiber applicators and a plush towel. According to the company, Leno and his team designed the products…

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Senior Daimler Executive Terminated Over Parking Squabble

According to a report in People's Daily, the official newspaper of the Communist Party in China, a senior Daimler executive has been terminated after making disparaging remarks during a parking squabble. Rainer Gartner, president and CEO of Daimler Trucks & Buses China Ltd., is said to have made the comments after getting into a conflict with a driver in a…

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Spotted: 2017 Buick LaCrosse With Bowties

So, we don't have an immediate explanation for this one. Yesterday we caught a 2017 Buick LaCrosse that appears to have not been sold yet...with Chevrolet emblems on the wheels. The new LaCrosse is just now starting to propagate the Buick-GMC dealership network in the U.S., and this silver car was the first I've seen in my area. This particular…

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Ford Spends $200,000 to acquire Limited-Edition Tesla Model X for testing

Ford spent $199,950 or $55,000 above the sticker price to purchase a Tesla Model X so that it could examine the electric SUV. The vehicle was purchased from a coin dealer in California who bought the vehicle through a customer referral promotion offered by Tesla. Spotted recently in the Detroit area equipped with Michigan manufacturers' license plates, the white Founders…

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