By Mike SpinelliPosted 05.09.2008 at 4:46 pm 0 Comments
Ferraristi have been burning the midnight olio waiting for a sign -- any sign -- from Maranello regarding the company's new GT model. They got their wish today at 1 pm New York time, when Ferrari launched a teaser Web site to serve as the only official information source for the new GT, which we hear will look like a smaller version of the Ferrari 599GTB.
PopSci’s new automotive guru flogs one of the year’s most anticipated
sports cars—the 2009 Nissan GT-R
By Mike SpinelliPosted 04.11.2008 at 5:54 pm 5 Comments
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This is the first post by PopSci's new Contributing Editor and automotive blogger, Mike Spinelli. An automotive-focused writer, blogger, and Sirius radio host, Mike left a career in technology market research to become founding editor of New York-based automotive website Jalopnik.com in 2004. Check back each day for his blog posts on PopSci.com, and watch for his byline in the magazine as well. —Eds.
Get on the brakes right here, says the voice in my head. Move to the inside and let the car drift outward to the right. Then cut in hard and itll set you up for this next tight bit. Now get right on the speed again. The voice was that of New Zealander Steve Millen, veteran race driver and instructor of journalists gathered to sample the 2009 Nissan GT-R. Earlier, with Millen at the wheel, wed shot through the same section of Nevadas Reno-Fernley raceway -- a 200-degree banked left called the Horse Shoe followed by a quick right that opens into a nearly straight run -- while he narrated the action as casually as if over a pot of Earl Grey. Now I was doing it solo and, I might add, astonishingly well.