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Charles Darveight

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Personal motto:

Pedal to the metal.

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Our newest member of the team is as mysterious as Sir May B. Bach, Lou Ceeka and Mary put together. He comes from an old “sangre azul” family that is somehow connected to Karl Benz, Gottlieb Daimler AND Henry Ford. His online nickname is DarV8, which by coincidence (or not) is spelled exactly like his family name and includes his favorite type of engine, the “Vee 8”. He will take charge of the editorials section whenever he feels he has something bitter to say about the car industry.
Weight, Fuel Consumption, Future of Cars. The Electric Apocalypse...
Weight, Fuel Consumption, Future of Cars. The Electric Apocalypse...

3 May 2010, 09:52 UTC · By: Charles Darveight / ... This communist effort to "somehow" reduce car CO2 emissions in every part of the world - for which the whole planet is now trying to take part in - is hilarious, ridiculous and totally unproductive. Everyone is reporting myriads of su...

 
Are You Driving a Car or a Taxi?...
Are You Driving a Car or a Taxi?...

15 Apr 2010, 09:39 UTC · By: Charles Darveight / ... The guys living in the Republic of Maldives are probably some of the luckiest people in the world when it comes to nice weather, sunny beaches 365 days/year, turquoise water, palm trees, incredibly fine white sand, etcetera. But, as nature alwa...

 
Pedigree of the Brands - A Different View of the Story...
Pedigree of the Brands - A Different View of the Story...

18 Mar 2010, 14:50 UTC · By: Charles Darveight / ...Many of us own cars which come from rather famous brands. Plenty of times, even if you hate to admit it, the badge is the main reason to look at a certain car and, in the end, it's the decisive reason in actually choosing the "perfect&...

 
Porsche Cayenne: The King is Dead. Long Live the King!...
Porsche Cayenne: The King is Dead. Long Live the King!...

26 Feb 2010, 10:36 UTC · By: Charles Darveight / ... When the first Cayenne was launched there were enough purists who found the perfect moment to criticize Porsche's approach to a market based more on the client's demand than on what others want to offer. Porsche wasn't selling en...

 
I, Robot. Brought to You by Toyotaaaa!...
I, Robot. Brought to You by Toyotaaaa!...

4 Feb 2010, 09:07 UTC · By: Charles Darveight / ... Over the years I've owned a number of cars. For example, a couple of years ago I was the unhappy owner of a Mercedes-Benz ML. It was the latest model then, but some time had passed since the generation's launch so I told myself it wou...

 
Saab and Volvo. Return of the MILFs...
Saab and Volvo. Return of the MILFs...

28 Jan 2010, 06:47 UTC · By: Charles Darveight / … Saab engineers, who were already paid with money that don't exist, can now open the champagne bottles. The cheerful gang of 3,400 people, all Swedish and all brave and intelligent, will be able to continue making these “iconic c...

 
I Want to Drive!...
I Want to Drive!...

6 Nov 2009, 15:51 UTC · By: Charles Darveight / ... Even if my financial situation is a bit far from tying up with that of my colleague Bach, you probably already know I'm not actually poor either. And that's just to be modest. Yet, I don't like helicopters and I only use planes i...

 
Prius Between Continents...
Prius Between Continents...

10 Sep 2009, 17:23 UTC · By: Charles Darveight / ... Recently, a fan (yes, we're starting to have some of those too) reported us a somewhat hilarious situation. Because of the impending global warming, the guy thought about lending a helping hand in saving the planet. What else can a normal ...

 
Porsche Über Alles...
Porsche Über Alles...

4 Sep 2009, 14:34 UTC · By: Charles Darveight / ... In a perfect world everyone would be convicted to drive a Porsche. Politicians, instead of slacking off with stupid and egocentric speeches, should finally pass a real and fair law. All men should be obligated to a Porsche. You want a small &qu...

 
Lady in red...
Lady in red...

18 Aug 2009, 07:55 UTC · By: Charles Darveight / … a strange and fascinating apparition. A beauty like no other... unique, flawless. Words are simply too few to describe it. I wish I could play you a romantic song and project huge pictures of her marvelous silhouette on a wall. I wish y...

 
Who Needs City Cars?...
Who Needs City Cars?...

11 Aug 2009, 10:25 UTC · By: Charles Darveight / ... or, to put it better, who cares about "city cars"? There's been this constant talk lately about small cars or city vehicles, perfect for "squeezing" through, "easy to park" and the perfect choice for my neighb...

 
Speed...
Speed...

4 Aug 2009, 10:14 UTC · By: Charles Darveight / ... speed is essential. Speed can save a life from a crossroad, it can offer you a floating sensation or give you a feeling of total freedom. Speed can remind you of your very own existence and the fact that you haven't been replaced by a poli...

 
The Apocalypse Always Rings Thrice ...
The Apocalypse Always Rings Thrice ...

15 Jul 2009, 06:42 UTC · By: Charles Darveight / ... do you guys remember those "stupid" movies, with characters that get into a tiny car which takes them by itself at home or wherever they need, because it – the "stupid" car" – knows where and how to take you...

 
World's Cheapest Indian Car
World's Cheapest Indian Car

6 Jul 2009, 14:18 UTC · By: Charles Darveight / Do you guys remember the 2500 dollar car from Tata? It was called the Nano, and in theory it was supposed to offer – especially to Indians – the chance to own a bike with a roof and four seats. It didn't look anything spectacular a...

 
BMWERC. Or Incapability Versus...
BMWERC. Or Incapability Versus...

12 Mar 2009, 11:02 UTC · By: Charles Darveight / ... unconcern. For years, car manufacturers have been defying us by explaining that the dashboard from their 10-12k automobile is quasi-identical to the one found in its bigger and more "luxurious" 50-70k sister because they are reducing ...

 
Thank You, Chris Bangle! Thank you for...
Thank You, Chris Bangle! Thank you for...

16 Feb 2009, 16:10 UTC · By: Charles Darveight / ... nothing! I've always hated Chris Bangle. I've hated him to death without even knowing why. Maybe because everybody did? Because it was the trend? Every Bayerische Motoren Werke fan on the Internet was saying that he's just destro...

 

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