My Car Quest

February 6, 2023

Design Critique – Bentley Batur

by Wallace Wyss - While design of an economy car is critical to its success, I think at the other end of the scale, it's much more entertaining. When you're talking say $2,000,000 per car, that can give a designer a lot of latitude in which way … [Read more...]

Design: Is The 2023 Nissan Z Too Retro?

by Wallace Wyss - I am a big fan of retro. I like it when an all new design takes something from the models' history and incorporates it. Say the Bentley Continental S/C--it had a Sedanca de Ville roof that was like Bentleys of 50 years … [Read more...]

A Few Bad Car Engines

by Wallace Wyss - We always hear about what a great design a designer did on a car, but it's funny I don't hear any reports on what a rotten design someone did on an engine. Until I caught a video on YouTube on that subject. So I'm naming a few … [Read more...]

Design Critique: 2023 Ferrari Purosangue

by Wallace Wyss - Finally Ferrari has an SUV, although they may not call it an SUV. Will this Ferrari be able to compete with Lamborghini, Aston Martin and Bentley? Only time will tell. Design Critique SIDE Fairly clean with inset side … [Read more...]

Remembering John Blatchley of Rolls Royce

A man who shaped Rolls Royce. by Wallace Wyss - It's funny how it all works out. Many decades ago, a 12 year old lad in England named John Blatchley was beset by rheumatic fever and confined to bed for three years. He began sketching. … [Read more...]

2024 Hyundai Ioniq 6

The Koreans challenge Europe's best in aerodynamics. by Wallace Wyss - The new 2024 Ioniq 6 electric sedan, due in 2023 as a 2024 model, sets a new record for Korean cars in coefficient of drag–.021. That’s only one point higher than … [Read more...]