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Car Tech Live 233: Frankfurt auto showThe Car tech guys give us the highlights, low-lights, and drink plenty of beer in the process.
Now we're at the Frankfurt Auto Show and and usually -- -- walk Lauren. Alive it's alive all the -- -- but the most interesting for our wrap up podcasts -- -- -- We see a lot of cars and this is the biggest show geographically in the entire. Auto industry you can see a map of this. Get a scale it's actually this anyone in this city so instead we're gonna sit here and drink beer and talk about cars and has little -- stats outdoor beer garden. My first victims last guest. Is our own and on -- Who has a lot of very. Tepid feelings about the cars -- -- here -- here yen and can you consider the way we can never show up. No one person and see -- all right -- meetings. Greetings to all physically and like a twenty minute walk with moving -- from -- industry yet -- Like and that's that's -- The question what is your favorite. Negative leased it to him and it to your favorite park has. Had that name. -- had the name of MacArthur yeah. I'd probably get VW. I had an interest in a little car it made it its smallest compact. -- lightweight Nam and I get pretty good fuel economy but one of the reasons really interested in the up is that not only -- VW few walk the up. They showed off six -- content. Up like a black I don't know beyond that. There was a cross of cross -- the cross up. -- obvious conflicts cross over into regular has two doors is as important -- higher up there with the buggy out. Which is like a little dune buggy but he's back yes school there was the IGT -- -- -- -- on the media. Which was like a Turbo charged version have a hundred horse -- instance -- -- five. There was the eagle which uses -- more efficient version of the standard. Natural gas engine to reduce emissions and -- better fuel economy. There was the -- Which is -- what you heard and that's an idea and then there was the up. There's -- sailing team I don't believe that when it was called -- with an coming hero named Albany basically a nautical themed that. Kind of built that kind of looked like a willing hot. Develop a -- -- right and that's. But download captain -- and an Afghan and -- yeah -- that'll be in scant respect yes you would -- -- exactly but I gotta haves and -- getting -- made -- feel like they're gonna do -- with -- -- -- -- -- -- -- that belief that -- -- something that we -- in the -- -- in the -- -- We'll probably make. That technology with open later versions of the mark and that's kind of slot and -- like -- 500. Yet and -- -- finally dies out maybe about. Miles the team size. Classes of them about a hundred horsepower and at a small Americans that's exactly right -- -- smaller than that isn't really an arched doors that smart yet -- -- -- -- and engine available on the that. Definitely make it over we're talking sixty. Then you write power engine that does what ever happened and it's funny because. A lot that is just hours power it has a lot of people think that's. -- in the US auto He -- elements ridiculous act. It's actually -- most people just drive to get out actually it. What's really important that -- figured we could only make it was a -- diesel engines and -- doesn't have one. But you could probably do it small diesel engine. And you -- long as you get the -- power. Port number that you really -- kind of flat storage cards out there evenly articles Rudolph the line and -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- I really like the up. It is that -- is probably the -- mystery -- that -- I like you go there yet you defend him well it's we use to hook up there conference and now. The -- and are really did not like for the crime of collectibles. And -- easily be the key it's easy confidence yeah and you key in an avenue and some. Very interesting things in their production cars and the I had a lot of high hopes for this sort of who likes it and -- They were gonna Q -- -- the -- -- -- but when I got here. Kind of looks like -- -- it's like it's. A profile from this car and -- tail lights from this aren't -- -- headlights from this century and these bands from Alexis and -- slap them carbon fiber on the -- -- doesn't actually do anything about the old windows gold window surrounds gold leather seats off. Atlantic. When -- when he's against Oakland a problem critical and that's -- an old Greek mythology and bizarre. If it's. They don't put anything you -- -- indeed a lot of a lot of trouble in August troubled network in orbit. I guess people like them because they feel like Adobe basically steal. Some derivative stuff -- other vehicles. This isn't doing -- any favours because it looks like it basically says. -- design cue from every kind of liked over the last six years and -- -- -- -- like. Yeah and then -- in -- on top of that they just off Turbo charged these things and then all the today Apple is really opening of the more interest in our that was strictly about exercise. And -- Massive ones -- hands of the -- look. Little. And it does its -- -- -- it was a different directions to get. The stupidest thing about this car is that like all confident they'd have done anything with the rear view mirrors and door handles. Review years these little bullets cameras. They're just horrible camera view -- just going back and -- sit upon the the -- vendors like your classic Japanese cars on. But instead of doing something smart with -- this plea for that needs to get in the center of the dashboard. Maybe even put -- like a head up display publicly from the road. They put little two and -- half its monitors. Right the bottom of the pillars with the leaders would normally be -- not only. He'll have to look over in that direction is it you can't. Even it and it's it's all there -- -- -- as you walk him her powers resolution exactly alike. Just basically look at the little camera display on the back of your digital camera now trying to look at that. From -- way that we're looking -- -- -- As well -- itself this is the straw that they got from -- and obviously you know -- -- mission to reset their image and he's done it but. Like you say it's been. -- -- -- And in the -- -- strong Q. Fashionable and now I haven't -- -- accessible here. Your thoughts about coming this year particularly pleased that out to be nice -- -- -- -- does -- it's -- it's kind of interesting you know. I see the different makes it we don't normally see like -- -- And Skoda. What's the mean there's nothing interesting at their -- but it with kind of cool to go over there and see it. It'd be able -- with the European market today and it is an interesting we have a different -- here again we have in the US -- lawful. Permanent -- a huge market here on here and yes they can crank -- a different model. It's a little bit hotter than it would make me feel a little bit better about arsenic to see that there's -- change very much that's when it's obvious how can. Our beer drinking -- talking -- design you'll. A plane we're talking about his least and most critical part Frankfurt's at an area let's get off when -- released leads -- retire you're venom -- now. -- like Mercedes-Benz that balance. -- Roasters the key right -- -- the one they just want to use and I don't like it. Because it's got to have ignored here in Germany now dissing and S analysts. Brave man I think around the world and it. Seems you and yet we want loves that car at the -- -- -- -- technologies. It's it's an incredible being that bad -- look at the top. The -- like you say are -- to lower and that the whole point of the car and in the beginning -- take on the original us now. Individual solar arrow air car yet we had going north beginning and you wouldn't roadster on. You don't have stores anymore and now the key for people who want a convertible -- have a lot of money does. And I. -- euros to span. Okay it's the right through that's -- it'll -- hair all kind of it's a wind. Then they evidently took the top while the didn't puzzles are going to -- -- kind of like a slam. It became kind of heavy looking. Well you know you. But you think how many -- -- a lot of pro volumes that yeah which is the key and -- home -- now and not yet just have a big street and some medals. -- communal property that's what it can. I could be an adequate -- -- in Eldorado. But it was like electric Cadillac C now have to my ally which was that other concept. And an X platinum medal. -- slab with a -- you sit in the middle are itself got a big. -- -- -- Right here back -- a matter of unlocked by the speakers and he's obsessed with acne scar exact sound -- look at these -- In auto shows folks they have these great. Model car shops where you can get these incredible. Provided all the while obviously but they have -- -- assortment -- -- -- -- one of the great reasons to come. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- You wouldn't find this your typical you know American hobby in -- -- store. Europeans -- -- detailed models because the course. Fictional they have a lot well we don't know that. We -- Just like we don't know that double oh seven's Aston Martin. It really existed -- of films. -- god we him there's so much I. Card -- real Paper that they can actually drive on the road at this yet acquired. Adds that. He did ask was it was at -- possible thing. IPod and that is that -- the -- He accidentally by they have last year that was super car concept really out there. But at the super fast turbines to generate electricity that. This is more real world. But -- not think that pretty much on mark. What I love about this -- like. It's about a shorter than the current next day. Or is that the bees love my beer an -- on your Macs but. The it's got a great design. Element of great. Design and -- the design the next day -- to me that are smaller. And it's got good compact lines as -- -- look at me dot. GT proportions long -- It's got a very nice. Her back to -- yes tonight that negative drop off acting like that yeah yeah you're right -- it's very sharp -- in the back -- there's been trying honestly isn't the first jaguar. 1961. Was it. To recapture that magic you don't duty -- twice in history but this one has a real and not stood that the current XK in the last six -- Not in the same lineage and the original ethernet and Internet -- Yet but this one really has some nice compacts. Real sporting. Dimensions to look at the center network. And got to start with our yup one like about it as a whimsical -- -- or bad on the real. That's sunglasses and I. It lacks a button there languages and -- -- -- -- totally bogus that. Totally upon I love inside jokes about it but -- equipment are -- engines. Supercharged V leaders six -- -- And 45 horsepower that's gonna get our -- nicely. Didn't stop there it added. Yes. With seventy something horsepower. Electric 173 -- out. Lots of additional torque at this now Arctic waters and -- and that it hit it with friends and they've gotten red buttons are real -- lot of -- them which pushed past success. As you hit this you get ten seconds of absolute mine terrifying and more. Of horsepower from the engine -- that are not yet this is the oh my god I'm gonna dive but it is that you'll get ten seconds so hopefully it -- -- Not -- stupid not do something that only this -- could actually bought a leave everybody behind -- way out there. -- You don't complain -- Montague. A few miles electric -- I think that that rate only about fifty miles per hour your electric drive. Okay so you can use Green mode if you're just into the -- a little bit or hit the button. And say I want you doing here now away power to -- -- -- -- things -- because sometimes you buy a hard it's a hybrid that's neither will the computer wants to go this way or this way to put the sport mode might bias one way in which we don't have demands an electric motor. Do everything now. This kind of a cool and everything's gone yeah at its current C -- of the time -- they stopped pushing that is pretty cool. What they've just been on my tenure at -- -- special -- that's. What's the deal within minutes you -- -- and I like yeah I like it that's definitely my favorite episodes. I find all of our Frankfurt Auto Show coverage go to cars dot cnet.com. Right -- big rapid and accurate stuff of the CNET TV dot com. Just type in Frankfurt -- if you -- them. You guys next time or regular edition of hectic lives but -- it.