The Virtual Driver

Cruising the Autobahn at speed… in 1938

THE VIRTUAL DRIVER
By Christopher A. Sawyer

(February 25, 2013) On January 28, Mercedes celebrated the 75th anniversary of a speed record that stands to this day: 432.7 km/h (268.9 mph). The two-way average was set by Mercedes Silver Arrows driver Rudolf Caracciola on the then-new German autobahn between Frankfurt and Darmstadt, and included a one-way top speed of 436.7 km/h (271.4 mph).

One part Alfa, One part Maserati and coming to America

THE VIRTUAL DRIVER
By Christopher A. Sawyer

(February 22, 2013) The announcement that Fiat would sell the Alfa 4C in the U.S. later this year comes as no surprise. This, after all, is the car on which company CEO Sergio Marchionne is pinning the global relaunch of the Alfa Romeo marque; one that recently has been seen running around southeastern Michigan in various stages of disguise.