My newest franchise launches today in Autoblog, focusing on two of my favorite (but decidedly separate) activities: cars, and cocktails. First up, exploring/debunking the apocryphal origin story of the enticing/disgusting mixture of Calvados and Dubonnet known as The Bentley.
Laden with outrageous styling, innovative componentry, and tenacious Corvette underpinnings, the XLR took on a lot of Cadillac”s stereotypes and demons””all at once. It wasn”t as commercially successful as it was meant to be. But perhaps it was just ahead of its time?
Click on the thumbnails above (and then click on them again) to read the story, or just buy the magazine on the newsstand.
The Chrysler Crossifre SRT6 is the product of dysfunctional parentage, and an inside joke that the owners are inside of–literally. Which is exactly why they love it. I explore this Modern Misfit in the second part of my ongoing series for Autoweek. Click on the thumbnails above to zoom in and view the piece. You won’t regret it, especially if you’re a fan of smoky blue manifolds.