AutoComplete: Toyota teases a four-cylinder version of the SupraPlus: Why Siemens' Mustang was so bad and Ford reaches a Takata airbag settlement.
Here's what's making news on Road Show. People have been justifiably freaking the f out about the forthcoming Toyota Supra. Even after it's somewhat snooze-worthy showing at Goodwood. Up until now the only powertrain we knew about was the BMW drive straight-six. But Toyota also plans to offer a BMW four-cylinder version, which a chief Toyota engineer claims will be perfect for your planned 2JZ swap. Here's to hoping that the four cylinder model follows a recent industry trend and gets a manual transmission option. Watching the Siemens self driving Mustang bumble its way up the Goodwood hill climb was both a high and low point of the Festival of Speed for many people. But why did the car perform so poorly? Well it turns out the car had busted its power steering set up and the dev team opted to take some bad advice. And ran the car without its normally equipped lidar and radar sensors. Add in a dash of last minute programming and it seems like the effort was doomed to fail. The Takata airbag recall seems to be the flaming bag of dog poop on the auto industry's porch. That simply won't be extinguished. And now it's Ford's turn to put it's foot in it. The blue oval just reached an agreement for $299.1 million settlement over economic damages linked to the faulty inflators. Ford has now joined six other auto makers that have agreed to similar settlements worth over 1.2 billion dollars. Find more on these stories over at theroadshow.com. We'll talk to you tomorrow