A RimBlades USA study examines the value of classic Porsche models against the S&P. The 1956 356A 1600 Speedster and a 1997 993 Turbo are among the Porsche cars considered. How did theses and other classic Porsches perform against the S&P? The results might surprise you. Here’s one of those nifty stories about how much you would have made or lost buying and selling a particular kind of car versus the stock market. In this case, it’s Porsche versus the Standard & Poors 500 stock index. Stories like this come up every so often, and they actually go pretty far back. I once read a study that tied the Dow Jones into a woman’s hem lines in the 20s and 30s. So something might or might not track with stock values, but the real question is can you make money off the car you just bought? Solid Gold Volvos I was hanging out with my friend Carl The Mechanic at his shop many moons ago. I got there just as a customer was paying up and leaving. He was glowing over … [Read more...] about Porsche Versus S&P: Can Sports Cars Top The Stock Market?
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Mexican racer Sergio Perez joined Carlos Sainz, Kimi Raikkonen, Pierre Gasly and Max Verstappen for Thursday’s press conference. PRESS CONFERENCE Sergio, it’s your home race this weekend? Sergio PÉREZ: It’s amazing. Since the first year we’ve had the Mexican Grand Prix it’s been big. We’ve seen in other countries that sometimes it backs away, but it doesn’t happen. Here the people, the media, everyone is so excited about this weekend. It’s been great, you know. The amount of support that I’ve received during the weekend is amazing and I think, once again, we’re going to have an amazing grand prix. Q: You’ve finished in the points every year since the race returned. How confident are you of a repeat this weekend? SP: That’s the minimum target, you know, to score the points here, but I hope that this weekend I do my best result through them. I think we should be string. We should be fighting to be best of the … [Read more...] about Mexican GP drivers press conference
In a country with a rich automotive history as Italy, there are bound to be some special automotive museums scattered around the place. On my last trip to Italy I went to some of the more obvious ones such as Ferrari, Lamborghini, and Pagani. This trip I was in search of some lesser known museums. And located in the outskirts of Milan in a place called Arese, not far from the headquarters of Zagato and Touring Superleggera, is perhaps the best automotive museum in the world. Home to the Museo Storico Alfa Romeo, or the Alfa Romeo Museum, it’s a six-story celebration of one of the most legendary automotive brands in the world. And the museum lives up to Alfa’s glory. It’s easy to forget how significant Alfa Romeo used to be these days. Alfas of recent memories have been somewhat lackluster, and that’s coming from someone who’s a self-confessed Alfisti. They’ve been on a comeback streak as of late, but the past few decades have been dogged by … [Read more...] about The Alfa Romeo Museum Is The Greatest Car Museum In The World
It’s no secret that India is an SUV-crazy country. From the likes of sub-4m compact SUVs like Maruti Vitara Brezza to large models like Toyota Fortuner, most SUVs have been performing really well on the sales charts. However, there’s a handful of upcoming SUVs that will be launched in India in near future. There are good chances that these new SUVs would be the NEXT BIG THING in their respective segments. Here’s a good look at these upcoming SUVs in India. Mahindra S201 Mahindra and Mahindra will launch at least two all-new vehicles this year. One of these will be a sub-4m compact SUV based on the Ssangyong Tivoli. The upcoming compact SUV will go on to rival the likes of Maruti Vitara Brezza and Tata Nexon. It will feature new-age styling, segment-leading power figures, and a long list of features (spy images have already revealed touchscreen infotainment, projector headlamps, LED DRLs, etc). The SUV will offer both petrol and diesel engines. The petrol unit will be … [Read more...] about 10 new SUVs that will be GAME-changers: Maruti Vitara to Mahindra XUV700
The compact SUV segment of our country’s car market has been largely dominated by the Hyundai Creta. With no real rivals to deal with (the once popular Renault Duster is a bit too dated now), the Creta has been enjoying a free run of sorts. However, things don’t look as easy for this hot-selling Hyundai in the near future. There are at least seven new SUVs that will have the Creta in the crosshairs. Let’s take a look at this upcoming Hyundai Creta rivals in this post – Kia SP Concept-based SUV Kia made a lot of noise at the Auto Expo 2018 with the unveiling of the SP Concept. This design study will give birth to a Hyundai Creta-rivalling compact SUV that will likely launch in a year’s time. The company has already said that the upcoming SP-based SUV would command a slight premium over the Creta. However, it will try to justify the higher price tag through offering more features and a higher performance. The upcoming SUV will be targeted at the younger lot. … [Read more...] about Upcoming Hyundai Creta rivals: Kia SP Concept-based SUV, Maruti Vitara, Tata H5X, Mahindra S201 and more!