Christopher A. Sawyer

Dynamic Chassis Setups

May 01, 2008 at 12:00 AM

Did you ever wonder how the chassis for some race cars are set up prior to the cars getting to the track?

A Look Into The Future

May 01, 2008 at 12:00 AM

INTRODUCTIONNot since the late 1970s and early 1980s has the future of the automobile industry been as murky as it is today.

At a Glance: Mercedes C 63 AMG

May 01, 2008 at 12:00 AM

New Front Structure Marking a first for AMG, engineers chucked the base C-Class front suspension to accommodate the 6.3-liter V8 engine. “For the first time, all of the engineering was done by AMG, although we worked very closely with the series engineering team,” says Sven Graeble, product manager forE-, C-, CLS- and CLK-Class AMG vehicles.

Dudder: The Comedy of Tragedy

May 01, 2008 at 12:00 AM

If only the participants at the Art Center College of Design's recent summit had as great a grasp of irony as they do of what's wrong with the industry, they might have had as much fun as did I.

“M“ IS FOR “MAKEOVER“

April 01, 2008 at 12:00 AM

After building a number of edgy versions of the M3, BMW rethinks the formula to create a high-performance 3 Series with supercar performance and everyday usability.

Dudder: Travels With Truman

April 01, 2008 at 12:00 AM

He picked me up in Pasadena in his yellow Porsche Boxster and drove me through rush hour traffic to his home in Long Beach so I could finally meet Truman.

Audi's TDI Offensive

April 01, 2008 at 12:00 AM

Its new 3.0-liter V6 diesel meets the toughest emission standards and is the first of what could be many diesel offerings to come from the German automaker.

VW's Mix-and-Match Modularity

March 01, 2008 at 12:00 AM

As part of its goal to surpass Toyota in worldwide sales by 2020' the VW Group has revamped its development process around a flexible modular system capable of building an increasing number of vehicles with fewer resources.

Is The V8 Dead?

March 01, 2008 at 12:00 AM

Tougher fuel economy standards may be the end of most V8s.

Dudder: The Culture War

March 01, 2008 at 12:00 AM

You have to wonder why we have lost what we have lost.

Steel Charts Its Future

March 01, 2008 at 12:00 AM

Coming changes in fuel economy and emission standards have put the spotlight on lightweight materials. The steel industry is readying its response.

Dudder: Swedish Exotica

February 01, 2008 at 12:00 AM

It’s nice to see that Volvo’s future product plans are about to catch up with where my dreams were eight years ago.