Porsche’s Wolfgang Hatz on fuel efficiency on Driving the Nation

Wolfgang Hatz is a member of Porsche AG Board of Management in charge of Research and Development, and is additionally Head of Engines and Transmissions Development for the Volkswagen Group. Hatz talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com. How much further can the gasoline engine go for fuel efficiency? Hatz talks about the hybrids that [...]

Porsche’s Brueck on luxury cars in Brazil on Driving the Nation

Matthias Brueck is the President and Managing Director of Porsche Latin America, Inc. Miami, the gateway to Latin America, is home base for Porsche Latin America. Brazil is part of the are that Brubeck is responsible for. Porsche's Brazilian President and Managing Director, Matthias Brueck, and Lamborghini's President and CEO, Stephan Winkelmann, both said that [...]

2013 North American Car and Truck of the Year (NACTOY) nominees

2013 North American Car and Truck of the Year (NACTOY) nominees It's that time of the year again, time to whittle down the long list of new cars and trucks to decide which one is crowned car and truck/utility of the year award for 2013. The list below is referred to as the long list. [...]

Porsche plant tour in Leipzig, Germany: Cajun to be built in Leipzig on Driving the Nation

Dajana Scheibe is our sherpa for the Leipzig Porsche tour. We meet in the lobby of what looks like a spaceship that is waiting for it's citizens before it takes off. This Leipzig, Germany plant is where all the parts of a Porsche Cayenne and Panamera come together to become a car. Almost 1,000 people [...]

Porsche at the 2011 New York auto show

Michael Bartsch, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, Porsche, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com, at the 2011 New York auto show. Porsche unveiled the  380-hp Panamera S Hybrid at an asking price of $95000. But the real show stopper was the $750,000 reproduction of the series hybrid Ferdinand Porsche built-in 1900. The [...]

Michael Mauer, Porsche’s designer, at the 2011 NAIAS on Driving the Nation

Michael Mauer, chief designer for Porsche took time to talk to Warren Brown, Washington Post, and myself at the 2011 North American International Auto show (NAIAS) in Detroit, MI. Mauer talked about the future of Porsche's sports cars, and why Porsche is building a 918 Spyder Hybrid. What does the Porsche 918 RSR mean to [...]

Strolling the floor of the 2010 Geneva auto show

80th International Motor Show, 2010 Geneva, Switzerland- Stroll with me on the floor of the 2010 Geneva autoshow. In the next four videos you will see: Alfa Romeo 2uettottanta concept by Pininfarina Alfa Romeo Pandion concept by Bertone Alfa Romeo Giulietta Aston Martin Cygnet pre-production concept 2011 Audi A1 Audi A1 E-Tron concept 2011 Audi [...]

Geneva auto show production concept cars

Geneva International Motor Show Geneva, Switzerland Stroll with me on the floor of the Geneva auto show. In the next four videos you will see: Alfa Romeo 2uettottanta Concept by Pininfarina Alfa Romeo Pandion concept by Bertone Alfa Romeo Giulietta Aston Martin Cygnet pre-production concept 2011 Audi A1 Audi A1 E-Tron concept 2011 Audi RS5 [...]

Walking the floor of the 2010 Geneva motor show

80th International Motor Show, 2010 Geneva, Switzerland- Stroll with me on the floor of the 2010 Geneva autoshow.Aston Martin, Audi, BMW, BYD, Ferrari, Fisker automotive, Ford, Jaguar, GM, Chevy, Opel, Hyundai, Kia, Maserati, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, MINI, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Infiniti, Porsche, Subaru, Suzuki, Toyota, Volkswagen, Volvo

2010 Geneva auto show – Bob Lutz retires

80th International Motor Show,March 2010 Geneva Lou Ann Hammond talks to John Batchelor on The John Batchelor show about the vehicles on display at the 2010 Geneva auto show. The next day, after the auto show, we drove Chevy Sparks up to Gruyeres, Switzerland to the H.R. Giger museum.  Giger is the famous surrealist known [...]