Europe Is Now China’s Sweatshop As Great Wall Starts Building Cars In Bulgaria

When it comes to labor-wage parity, nowhere has this topic been more debated than in the context of China and the US. Specifically, with US wages declining consistently for the past 3 years despite commodity price inflation spiking with a 2-3 month lag following every coordinated central bank printing episode (such as the one we are experiencing now), many have proffered their predictions as to when Chinese secular inflation would make wage pay equivalent on both sides of the Pacific, and stop the exporting of jobs from the US to China (a good discussion on the topic can be found in “With China Forecast To Reach Wage Parity With The US In Five Years, Is A New Manufacturing Golden Age Coming To The US?”).… Continue reading

2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe

2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe

Long before we saw the Hyundai Genesis Coupe in the flesh, word of the vehicle’s arrival flittered around the web with tantalizing persistence. Few rumors manage to get the enthusiast world licking its chops quite as well as one with a potent V6 in the nose of a rear-wheel-drive two-door. Editors began salivating at the thought of a performance coupe renaissance, complete with all of the associated front-page comparos, while forums lit up with threads detailing hypothetical grudge matches between the would-be Korean prize fighter and hardware from the Nissan 370Z to the then-upcoming Chevrolet Camaro V6.… Continue reading

RENM performance Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 / LE-C

RENM performance Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4

Germany based RENM performance have released details of their Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 Limited Edition Corsa (LE-C) program. Currently in development, the tuning program includes the following features:

  • Road/race specification inconel/titanium exhaust system, re-designed air intake, ECU recalibration resulting in a 7-10% increase in engine output;
  • Light-weight carbon fiber body sections, revised aerodynamics with adjustable rear wing;
  • Suspension/chassis improvements, lower ride height, r-specification tyres;
  • Exclusive LE-C light weight center-lock forged wheels;
  • Modified brakes with air flow inlets, rear engine cooling chambers;
  • Re-designed interior with alcantara/carbon fiber sections, steering wheel, race seats and seat belts.
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